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Dec 25

5 Days of Egg Fast | My Sweet Keto

A lot of people, especially those on LCHF and keto diets, do 5 Days ofEgg Fast to break their weightloss stall. Surprisingly, it works for a majorityof them if we are to believewhat they report on social networks and forums. I havent been able to find any real scientific explanation to why it works but have my thoughts (that might change in the future if I get more clues).

Basically, on an Egg Fast, you only eat eggs, healthy fats, and full-fat cheese for 3 to 5 days in a row. You are supposed to eat at least 6 eggs a day, and 1 Tbsp of fat for each egg consumed. The number of ouncesof cheese eatenshould not exceed the number of eggs eaten on each day.

If you follow these simple guidelines, you get macronutrients nicely balanced outat the end of the day: Extremelylow carb, high fat, and moderate protein. Thats what the keto diet is all about, except that on Egg Fast, theres practically no fiber intake (no greens, seeds, meals, etc.). Because of this, in my personal opinion, thediet should be kept short-term. Additionally, I think magnesium, potassium, and vitamin supplements should be taken daily. And plenty of water drunk (10 cupsa day, at least).But I am no doctor, so take my advice as an opinion.

So, why does the diet work? I think, most of all, one gets rid of plenty of water on Egg Fast. But peoplekeep reporting successful weight loss or weight maintenance for a prolongedperiod, following the fast.So, it is possible theres some hormonal stuff going on in the background, which influences bodys metabolism. Or the other way around. Anyhow, Ill be quite glad once I get to read some research on this (if ever).

In case you havent been familiar with Egg Fast, Im listing the rules that one should supposedlyfollow on the diet if they want to break their stall:

I have no idea, whos come up withthe rules.Moreover,every source has them listed a tiny bit differently, but the basics are stayingthe same. Anyways,they do make sense in a way if you consider themacronutrient outcomeat the end of the day.

Ive decided to try the Egg Fast myself. One of the reasons being that I like little food challenges. The other reason is that Ive noticed my body puffing up since I started lifting heavier again. I know its what usually happens at first when one changes their workout routine but still gets on my nerves.Plus, Ive been consuming too much keto treats lately. Additionally, I think Ive even been going way over my ideal daily calorie intake(though I still have no idea what myidealactually is, honestly),and I think that doesnt helpgetting rid of puffiness. Long story short, I wanted to lose a couple of pounds of the excess waterand see how my body responds to the diet.

Ive decided to go on a 5-day Egg Fast (instead of just 3), but with one of the above rules broken (or ignored).I love working out in a fasted state in the mornings, so during the fast I will just consumegreen tea with a little bit of coconut oil and guarana every morning. Its not bulletproof green tea, but its been my morning pre-workout routine for quite a while now, and I like it, so Ill stick to it.

What I find quite interesting,is the rule about consuming diet soda. Ok, diet sodas, theyre low carb, sugar-free, and all that.But, if I were formingthe rules, I would limit allthe artificial sweetener and/or sugar alcohols (even erythritol) consumption to one snack per day at the most. That is because, for a lotof us, they cause fake hunger or even cravings. I dont drink diet soda often myself, but I guess they have the same effect (or not?) as sugar-free sweets.My explanation is that the brain gets the sweet taste but not the serotoninrelease after theintake, that is why it just wants more. But I wont turn all scientific justnow. Still, need to start writing the science section of this blog.

So, on to my 5 days on theEgg Fast. Ill bewriting about my well-being, losing pounds (or not), workouts,and especially the meals, plus the amountof eggs/fat/cheese consumed. Most of the recipes are taken from other blogs, and Ill direct you to them as I go.

I wontplan ahead too much. Ill takemy time to choose and try out as many Egg Fast recipes as possible. Its going to be a week of working from home, and this gives me an opportunity to get familiar with some of the meals (recipes)I could make in advance on extra busy weeks.

If you wish, you can use this diary as a source for your Egg Fast meal plan. Or take it just as an interesting read from a fitperson whos using the fast as an experiment rather than a way to lose a significantamountof weight. Of course, if youre on your own fat loss journey, my diary can still come in handy in practice. Hopefully!

Read about myDay 1. Or jump to Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, or Day 5. Note:You can find out about the overall egg-fast outcome at the end of my Day 5 post. Enjoy!

Want egg fast desserts recipes? Here are my Egg fast pie, Mascarpone roll, Egg fast pancakes and Keto cloud cake.

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