Eddie Abbew: Should You Follow His Diet Advice?

Blog Author
Harry Longworth
Date of post
5 April 2024
Blog Category

Eddie Abbew, a former British bodybuilding champion, has been making waves on social media with his unconventional diet tips. Videos titled “The Reason You’re Fat” and “If You Are Vegans, Leave Me Alone” are certainly attention-grabbing, but are his methods effective and safe for everyone?

Eddie Abbew’s Background:

Abbew’s athletic background is impressive. He played various sports as a youth, even winning an Olympic gold medal (though the specific sport isn’t mentioned). His bodybuilding achievements include a British Championship win and an Ironman qualification. While these accolades showcase his dedication, it’s important to remember that what works for elite athletes might not translate perfectly to everyday fitness goals.

The Rise of a Social Media Star:

Abbew leverages social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook to share his bodybuilding journey and controversial nutritional advice. His focus on high-protein, two-meal-a-day plans, often featuring large quantities of red meat and eggs, has sparked discussions. Videos like him downing 12 boiled eggs or discouraging followers from buying sugary treats for Mother’s Day raise questions about the sustainability and balance of his approach.

So, Should You Follow Eddie Abbew?

Abbew’s success as a bodybuilder can’t be denied. His methods clearly helped him achieve his goals, and his guidance reportedly benefited celebrities like Gemma Collins. However, it’s crucial to remember that:

  • Individual Needs: What works for one person might not work for another. Genetics, body type, and overall health goals all play a role in determining the best dietary approach.
  • Balance and Sustainability: A balanced diet incorporating a variety of food groups is generally recommended for long-term health. Abbew’s focus on specific foods may be restrictive and difficult to maintain for many.
  • Mindset and Moderation: Sustainable weight loss and healthy living are about building positive habits and moderation. Abbew’s “all or nothing” approach might not be the most healthy or realistic for everyone.

The takeaway:

While some of Abbew’s tips might be useful, take them with a pinch of salt. Consider your own needs. Here at One Coaching, our coaches are happy to help you create a sustainable and balanced approach to a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re feeling confused, or don’t know how to best structure your diet to make the best possible progress, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our coaches to have a chat and see how they can help you out. 

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