Packed on a few extra pounds this winter? Knock it off your gut in a mere 4 weeks using Steak and Eggs: An Old-School Diet For Fat Loss. This eating styles goes back to the 1950’s… dubbed the ‘steak and eggs diet,’ and was the eating plan/creation of a natural bodybuilder named Vince Gironda.
This ‘diet’ leads to easy weight loss and is virtually effortless to follow. It’s NOT low carb, it’s a ZERO carb, carnivorous diet that features only two primary foods; steak and eggs. I recommend cooking your eggs soft or over easy, and cooking your steaks no more than medium-rare in butter with salt and pepper for added taste.
Who Was Vince Gironda?
Vince Gironda was a NATURAL American competitive bodybuilder who competed from the late 1940’s until the early 60’s.
He was also a trainer to stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Clint Eastwood.
Notably, he was a proponent of the benefits of low carb diets and he was behind the rise of the ‘old school’ bodybuilding diet of steak and eggs. He swore by the diet and advocated it to his fellow bodybuilders.
Meal Plan & Diet Principles:
The diet is very restrictive and it doesn’t allow much room for modification. On the positive side, your food shopping list is short and easy. Not to mention, both steak and eggs are nutrient-dense, and you could experiment with different types of steak for a bit of variety.
Typical Meal Plan:
One Meal Per Day: 2 lb steak and 6-12 eggs
Two Meals Per Day: 1 lb steak and 3-6 eggs
Will you be deficient in any vitamins or minerals eating only steak and eggs?
No. You will NOT. Steak and eggs are literal super foods. They are both loaded in essential minerals and vitamins.
Take a look at their nutritional values:
Vitamins & Minerals in 100g Steak (% RDA)
- Vitamin B12: 63%
- Zinc: 50%
- Selenium: 28%
- Phosphorus: 24%
- Niacin: 19%
- Iron: 16%
- Vitamin B6: 16%
- Vitamin B2: 11%
- Potassium: 8%
- Vitamin B1: 6%
- Magnesium: 6%
Vitamins & Minerals in Three Eggs (% RDA)
- Selenium: 66%
- Vitamin B2: 42%
- Vitamin B12: 33%
- Phosphorus: 30%
- Vitamin A: 21%
- Folate: 18%
- Iron: 15%
- Zinc: 12%
- Vitamin B6: 12%
- Vitamin D: 12%
- Calcium: 9%
If you worry about a lack of vitamin C, don’t. vitamin C is only needed by the body when you eat carbs, which you won’t on a steak and eggs diet. These supper foods have everything that you need, so you shouldn’t worry.
However, if you’re still paranoid, and just can’t stop thinking that you’ll be lacking in nutrition, you can take a HIGH QUALITY multivitamin.
BENEFITS & RESULTS:
The benefits and results will be amazing.
You’ll lose a shit ton of fat in a very short time frame. Most people (especially with fat to lose) lose an average of 13.5 pounds in 28 days… with a large chunk of it coming off within the 1st week.
Very quickly you notice a difference in your facial features and body composition. After only a month, many of you will feel younger, and physically, in the best shape of your life. And even though you drop weight fast, you won’t lose any muscle mass or strength whatsoever at all.
If your priority is fat loss with minimal to no muscle loss, there is no better diet on the planet.
Other benefits you’ll notice:
- Increased energy levels
- Much more libido
- Stronger joints & ligaments
- Much less inflammation
- Your mood will drastically improve
- More mental clarity
All in all, the Steak & Eggs Diet is like being in a state of ketosis on steroids, without the negative side effects.
If you love pushing your limits, both physically and mentally, this is definitely for you. After all, its through challenges where we grow the most in life. We become great not by doing what is easy, but by doing what’s hard, and achieving a better physique is no different.
So just say fuck it, “I’m only gonna eat steak and eggs for 28 days straight in the month of February.”