Read This Before Trying The Boiled Egg Diet

Boiled eggs are considered to be a healthy add-on to most diets. Some folks have decided to take this a little far and are warming up to what is referred to as the boiled egg diet. Per Everyday Health, the diet requires you to eat at least two to three hard-boiled eggs every day. Celebrities such as Nicole Kidman have tried this style of eating in the past. There are several ways to vary it. For example, you could focus on simply eating eggs and low-carb veggies with all your meals, and add a bit of fruit.

What's noticeable is that this diet focuses on consuming a lower amount of carbs and more protein. While eggs are undoubtedly good for you, experts aren't sure whether the diet is enough to meet all your nutritional requirements. Lisa Young, PhD, RDN, and author of "Finally Full, Finally Slim," said that it's a bad idea to focus entirely on a particular food item. As she explained to Everyday Health, "Eggs make a great breakfast. A hard-boiled egg is a nutritious snack, but I think that consuming a variety of foods is a healthier way to eat."

It is a restrictive eating style

According to Eat This, Not That!, the boiled egg diet has lean protein sources such as fish and pork coupled with veggies and fruits like lemons, watermelon, grapefruit, and berries. Fats such as coconut oil, butter, and mayonnaise are restricted. While the diet can help you shed weight pretty fast, it's not sustainable or great in the sense that your nutritional requirements may not be fully met. 

Also, let's be honest: it's pretty boring to eat so many eggs every single day and not treat yourself to other fruits, like bananas and mangoes. In the long run, it does more harm than good. "Because the diet is highly restrictive, you're not actually learning anything about how to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet for long-term success, but rather how to deprive yourself of eating foods you may enjoy," dietician Keri Gans told Women's Health Magazine. If you want something that is healthier, you're better off eating all food groups in moderation and limiting processed foods.