Dieting The Old Fashioned Way - The Steak And Eggs Diet
The fruitarian diet, carb cycling, IIFYM... there's a plethora of diets out there but very few stand the test of time...
The diets that're hyped and promoted for a few months are often the diets that net no tangible results, they're a fad.
The steak and eggs diet is an old school, battle tested means of getting shredded while eating delicious food, needless to say the steak and eggs diet is still very much alive today.
"SJ, why should I follow the steak and eggs diet over another form of cutting diet?"
Here's my take on that very question...
5 Big Benefits Of The Steak And Eggs Diet
You'll drop water weight fast
The steak and eggs diet is essentially a low/no carbohydrate diet - you'll primarily be consuming a large amount of protein and a decent amount of healthy fats from both your steak and your eggs during each meal. As carbohydrates are essentially eliminated when you're following the steak and eggs diet you'll find yourself losing a large amount of water weight - as water molecules bind to carbohydrates your physique, generally within the first week will look far less bloated with muscle tone becoming more defined. A decent drop in scale weight within the first week is often confused for losing a large amount of fat, however as you'll find the majority of this is water.
A physique at a higher body fat (say 10%) with little to no stored water weight will look as lean if not leaner than a physique around the 7% body fat mark that is retaining a decent amount of water.
Want to achieve that paper thin skin look? You're going to need to drop your water weight.
There's no guesswork
The biggest problem with diets and why most guys fail to stick to them is because they fall into a state of paralysis by analysis - there's so many different foods and so many options when it comes to their diet...
"Should I boil my chicken or should I fry some extra lean beef mince?"
"I need 40 grams of carbohydrates in my next meal - I don't know whether to use brown rice or sweet potato"
Someone gives them some information about macronutrients and tracking calories - instead of helping them this confuses them even more, they quit their diet and return to a life of unhappiness.
The steak and eggs diet leaves no room for confusion, guesswork or procrastination.
You eat your steak and you eat your eggs, you don't need to boil, mince, chop or steam anything.
It's far more enjoyable than any other diet
Several years ago when I first heard of the steak and eggs diet I thought quite the opposite... "Steak and eggs... that's it?! Where's the variety?!"
The variety is in the seasoning and the cooking method, there's hundreds of different ways you can do your steak - find out what you like and alternate between them...
Pepper steak seasoning, low calorie barbecue sauce, cooking your steak with butter - keep it interesting, don't do the same style meal in meal out for weeks or you will get sick of it.
The results you'll see are the best motivator to keep you on track too, and provided you follow this diet to the tee you will see impressive results in terms of fat loss.
It's quick 'N' easy
Preparation time is essentially eliminated when you're following the steak and eggs diet - no need to spend your Sunday evening slaving away in the kitchen with your meal preparation 0r storming the supermarket shelves for the freshest produce.
When you're on Vince Gironda's old school steak and eggs diet there's only two ingredients you need to concern yourself with...
Both are easy to find, relatively cheap dependant on the cut of steak you decide upon and extremely quick to prepare.
1 pan and 5 minutes is literally all it takes to prepare, cook and serve one of your meals when you're on the steak and eggs diet.
I personally throw my scotch fillets on the cooker for 90 seconds per side, while I'm allowing the steak to settle after finishing both sides I'll add my eggs to the pan and a minute later they're done too.
No lengthy preparation times and only one pan to clean up at the end of it all.
It'll get you shredded, no doubt
"For the life of me I've tried every diet and I just can't lose weight"
I used to believe some of the people that said pulled out that line when they were discussing their diet, until I found out what they'd been doing and eating...
At the end of the day fat loss comes down to a caloric deficit, the ketogenic diet, the steak and eggs diet, the paleo diet, IIFYM or carb cycling can all help you lose weight provided you're in a caloric deficit...
When we calculated it none of the people that were complaining that it was literally impossible for them to lose weight were in a caloric deficit, it then came as no surprise.
The steak and eggs diet is low carb and relatively low calorie - exceeding your caloric goal is near impossible when you're only working with steak and eggs, there's no calorically dense ingredients or meals in your diet, and as a result provided you stay consistent with the old school steak and eggs diet you will get shredded.