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.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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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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