The Adrien Brody egg diet is essentially a crash diet which has been around in some form or another for several years. The most recent manifestation is attributed to Adrien Brody when he used this diet to lose thirty pounds for his role in The Pianist, though unlike the name implies he did eat more than just eggs.
Adrien Brody's egg diet consisted primarily of a breakfast of two boiled eggs and half a grapefruit, roasted, skinless chicken and a salad for lunch, or a similar sized portion of fish, and for dinner a two egg omelet with tomato and spinach for dinner, no snacks allowed.
The results of this diet are staggering. Thirty pounds of weight loss in six weeks. This high protein, low carbohydrate diet is similar to the induction phase of the Atkins diet. Carbohydrates trigger fluid retention in the body and chances are the most rapid weight loss shown will be fluid loss.
Adrien Brody says in his own words that the diet plan he followed left him severely hungry, and the emptiness created from physical hunger increased his depth as an actor in his role for The Pianist. With such calorie restriction, hunger is inevitable.
Many experts will agree that this is an effective way to lose weight in the short term, though is not recommended. Cutting out whole food groups such as complex carbohydrates (rice, pasta, etc), fruits, and dairy is not recommended. In addition such severe carbohydrate restrictions prevent safe workouts. In addition, this rapid weight loss can trigger a yo-yo effect if the dieter is not smart about easing into a balanced diet. Though it's clear that there are many short term benefits to the Adrien Brody egg diet there are also some long term detriments to consider.