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Find Out Why the Trending "Egg Diet" is a Recipe for Disaster

March 10, 2023
If a patient reports engaging in trending diets like the egg diet, you may want to direct the patient to a dietitian or eating disorder specialist.

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TikTok’s new weight-loss trend isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Known as the “egg diet,” the trend showcases a 10-day, low-calorie meal plan that predominantly consists of (surprise) eggs and tea. But according to doctors and dietitians, the diet isn't sustainable—and could put followers’ health in jeopardy.

“This ‘diet’ is a basic caloric deprivation diet that adds caffeine presumably to curb appetite,” says Monika Ostroff, LICSW, CEDS-S, executive director at MEDA. “Asking an adult body to function on 1/3 or less of what a body needs is disrespectful of the body itself.”

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