Best Bet Diet

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Best Bet Diet

Postby Chrissygizzy » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:20 pm

Is anyone on the Best Bet Diet and if so, why no eggs? Also, I see the Medi fast diet advertised a lot. Has anyone tried that?
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Re: Best Bet Diet

Postby daverestonvirginia » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:52 am

I have been on the best bet diet for about 6 years. I have not avoided eggs, but I did have an ELISA test early on to see if I was allergic to any other foods and I was not allergic to eggs. Eggs in general can cause a lot of people allergic problems. But, the BBD does not in general not allow eggs. I do not know much about the Medi diet. Going on the best bet diet is not geared to losing weight although I did lose some when I went on it. I am doing very well with almost no MS symptoms.
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Re: Best Bet Diet

Postby Jimpsull » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:33 am

Eggs have 5 grams of sat fat (if you eat the yolk). That's 1/3 of the daily allowance in one egg. I boil them and toss the yolks when I eat eggs.
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Re: Best Bet Diet

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:08 am

personally I eat them up yolks and all :) but i've done the math and the rest of my food intake is just not very significant in the sat fat department.
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Re: Best Bet Diet

Postby grandsons4 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:38 am

Jimpsull: Outside of some protein, there's little nutrition in egg white. In addition (the following is assembled from 2 sources); Biotin is an important component of enzymes in the body that break down certain substances like fats, carbohydrates, and others. Raw egg white contains a substance called avidin that binds biotin in the intestine and keeps it from being absorbed. Eating 2 or more uncooked egg whites daily for several months has caused biotin deficiency that is serious enough to produce symptoms. Cooking the whites can deactivate the avidin, but also deactivate a lot of the protein in the whites. The nutrition's in the yolk.
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Re: Best Bet Diet

Postby Jimpsull » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:29 pm

I don't eat many eggs. When I do, they're hard boiled with yolk removed. Swank diet does allow 3 eggs (including yolk) per week, however I generally avoid the yolks. I don't like counting so I stay way under 15 g sat fat per day to avoid the risk of carelessness taking me over 15.
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Re: Best Bet Diet

Postby grandsons4 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:19 am

I go the other way: 3 extra large eggs/day.
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