Lecithin comes from the Greek word “Lekithos,” which means “egg yolk.” All living organisms contain lecithin. Your liver produces this fatty substance in bile. Every cell in your body needs lecithin. So how does lecithin help you lose weight? Lecithin is a fat emulsifier, breaking down fat and liquefying it, so it’s no longer stored in your body. When you take lecithin supplements or eat foods high in lecithin, your body burns fat much more efficiently.
Nutritionist and author Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, proved in a six-week study of 30 clients that adding two eggs to their diets and drinking water and lemon juice (a bile thinner) twice daily resulted in weight loss for all, without exercise changes. “One woman lost 21 pounds over the six-week period,” Gittleman said.
Add two eggs to your diet and drink water with lemon juice. (SeanvanTonder/iStock/Getty Images)
Things You’ll Need
Eat two whole eggs every day.
Take 7.5g of soy lecithin supplements daily.
Mix a tablespoon of regular lecithin granules into your cereal.
Eat soybeans on a regular basis.
Egg yolk supplements are available if you don’t like the taste of regular eggs.
Exercise every day.