I wanted to make a post about this diet for some time now. It was made famous by bodybuilding legend and guru…Vince Gironda. This diet has been proven to burn fat and build muscle and increase testosterone. It is probably the simplest diet to follow. You don’t have to count macros, meal prep, and eat small frequent meals all day. You basically eat steak and eggs twice a day, train, and thats it! I am sure it can get bland but with enough seasoning and creativity it can be done. I want to give this diet a serious try sometime.
A breakdown of the diet is as follows:
- Eat just steak and eggs twice a day. What times you eat is up to you depending on your work and / or training schedule. You can basically eat as much steak and eggs you want in each meal. You can eat anywhere from 1/2 pound to 1.5 pounds of steak per meal and 4-6 eggs per meal. The eggs can be cooked anyway you like them. The key is to also cook both the steak and the eggs in butter! Yes, butter.
Fattier ground beef can be used instead of steak for budget reasons as well.
- You eat these 2 steak and eggs meals for 4 days and every 5th day is a cheat day. You can eat anything you want all day on this cheat day. Even eat fast food, pasta, all the carbs you want.
The key is to buy the meat in bulk. You can get it pretty cheap especially looking for sales. Eggs are cheap so this diet won’t cost you a lot of money.
I also recommend a fiber supplement to help with digestion as well. This diet can be done for 2 weeks or 2 months. It depends on your goals.
An average day of the steak and eggs diet is around 2200 calories, 200+grams of protein, 120 grams of fat and 0 carbs. This can vary depending on how much or little you eat during the day.
So if you have 8-10 hours between meals, you have intermittent fasting for those who like to do that as well.
***Do not worry about cholesterol and all the fat. The fat is necessary for hormone production. Your blood work will be just fine. If you have doubts, see your doctor.