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The low-carb diet trend has brought eggs out of their cholesterol shade and into the spotlight as a nutritional powerhouse. The egg diet features this versatile food as the primary source of protein and fat. Many people have followed this short-term eating pattern to lose weight rapidly while maintaining muscle. Egg diets come with various modifications, but they all typically promote limited consumption of wholesome foods. Although this is a popular eating plan, it is important to understand its benefits and risks. Unscramble the mysteries of the egg diet and find out if it is right for you.

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1. Background

Diets emphasizing egg consumption have been around at least since the 1970s when Vogue magazine popularized an egg and wine diet. Later, the protein-focused keto diet paved the way for the egg diet as a means to break through weight loss plateaus. A popular blogger developed an egg fast in 2010 to help the body enter ketosis, a metabolic state in which the body uses ketones instead of glucose for fuel.

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