Wine and Eggs Diet from the 60s is No Joke

This diet was first published in Helen Gurley Brown’s bestseller, “Sex and the Single Girl,” way back in 1962 and promised to melt away five pounds if you ate hard-boiled eggs and drank Chablis for three days. The wine and eggs diet was reprinted in the 1977 beauty issue of “Vogue” and here’s what this crazy diet wanted women to eat:


1 egg, hard-boiled

1 glass white wine (dry, preferably Chablis)

Black coffee


2 eggs, hard-boiled is best, but poached if necessary

2 glasses white wine

Black coffee


5-ounces steak, grilled with black pepper, lemon juice

Remainder of white wine (one bottle allowed per day)

Black coffee

So as you can see, to follow the wine and eggs diet, you really need to love hard-boiled eggs and be committed to maintaining a wine buzz for three days straight. Of course, this doesn’t sound like a healthy or nutritious way to fit into that evening gown by the weekend, although it does have a lot of protein.

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