Can You Really Bulk Up by Eating 900 Eggs in 30 Days? Joseph Everett Shares His Results


Joseph Everett (Credit: WhatIveLearned/YouTube)

Joseph Everett, one of the foremost fitness YouTubers with over 2 million subscribers to his channel 'What I've Learned', subjected himself to a unique experiment and shared the results in a recent YouTube video. Inspired by American bodybuilder Vince Geronda's "steak and eggs diet", Everett decided to consume 30 eggs per day for a month to experience the effects that come with eating such high amounts of cholesterol and saturated fats. To measure strength gains as well as other health markers, he tracked his weight, cholesterol levels, testosterone levels, and one rep max for three main lifts before starting the experiment.

 His diet included 30 eggs, 1 bowl of rice, beef, yogurt, fruits, honey, and a protein bar. After the first couple of days adjusting to the diet and heavy training at the gym proved difficult due to excessive flatulence; however, this was remedied when Everett excluded mango ice cream from his diet which he believed was causing stomach issues due to its high fermentable short-chain carbohydrates. 

After nine days of following this egg-heavy diet, Everett felt more focused with tons of energy and a higher libido as well as feeling stronger in the gym. Toward day 20 he experienced stomach cramps due to eating raw egg whites so he switched back to cooking them which relieved him from further discomfort. 

Joseph Everett is experimenting with an egg-heavy diet.

Joseph Everett weighed himself and checked his blood for cholesterol, testosterone, and other markers before beginning the experiment. He had never done serious weight training until enrolling in this experiment. Crossfit and some weight training were his go-to options for staying fit. To see if the 30-eggs-per-day diet made any real strength gains, the YouTuber checked his one rep max for three main lifts before starting the experiment. On the first day, his lifts were:

Deadlift – 120kg (265lbs)

Squat – 95kg (210lbs)

Bench Press – 100kg (220lbs)

Although Everett felt more motivated and awake towards the end of the experiment, the test results showed that there was no change in his testosterone levels. He added a good amount of muscle and gained 6 kg (13 lbs) during the trial. While it did help him make gains, Everett concluded that it is not really comparable to the gains made during a steroid cycle.

Everett’s lifts also saw a lot of improvement and his one rep max for lifts on the 30th day was:

Deadlift – 140kg (309lbs) (17% Increase)

Squat – 115kg (254lbs) (21% Increase)

Bench Press – 110kg (242lbs) (10% Increase)

The biggest risks associated with consuming a lot of egg yolk are increased cholesterol levels and subsequent health problems. However, Joseph Everett’s LDL cholesterol levels only rose slightly in the first week and remained the same after that. His HDL cholesterol levels increased slightly but stayed relatively stable, and his triglyceride levels decreased—which is a good thing.

Everett is considering trying this form of diet for bulking in the future. Although extreme diets can have benefits, they are very stressful on the body and should only be followed by professionals for specific reasons. For most people, it is best to find a diet plan that can be followed for a long time without negatively affecting their quality of life.

The full video can be found here, thanks to the What I’ve Learned YouTube channel:

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