The 5-day egg fast results are in and they look good! My final weigh-in, the morning after day 5, showed a total fasting loss of 3.4 lbs. Not too shabby if you’ve experienced a long-term weight loss stall.
Starting Weight: 147.8
After Day 1: 146.4
After Day 2: 145.8
After Day 3: 145.0
After Day 4: 145.0
After Day 5: 144.4
Total Egg Fast Loss: 3.4 lbs.
Thoughts on the Egg Fast Food
There are two ways to do an egg fast. One includes holding to a strict eggs and fats only rule which will provide the best results, but tough to maintain for a full five days. The other involves enjoyable recipes which include various cheeses, making it easier to extend the egg fast beyond a few days, BUT the overall results will not be as dramatic.
I personally like a variety in my diet which is why you saw me break away from strict egg fast eating by the end of day 2. The other downside to the “fun” recipes is they do require more time in the kitchen, and for those with busy lives, making an egg fast fettuccine alfredo or egg fast crepes may not be in the cards.
Most people can make time to whip up a batch of scrambled eggs, but how many times in a row can you really eat that?
In the Days After the Egg Fast
It’s no secret that most people gain back any weight they lose on a fast, and the same holds true for the Egg Fast…for most people. There is, however, a smart way to transition back to normal keto eating and minimize the risk of gaining all the weight back.
Full transparency, I DID NOT transition back to regular keto eating the smart way. As a result, I gained back all but 0.2 lbs.
So, what is the proper way to transition, and why didn’t I do that?
The proper way to transition is to slowly reintegrate non-egg fast foods into your diet. For example, the first day post-egg fast, you continue to eat egg fast meals for breakfast and lunch but add an additional meat and/or veggie to dinner.
On day two, post-egg fast, you keep breakfast as an egg fast meal, but add meats and/or veggies back into your lunch and dinner that day.
You can take even longer to transition back to full-time keto, and my guess is the weight loss results would likely hold with a longer transition.
But that’s not what I did! Nope, I went full-fledged back onto Keto on the very first day post-egg fast. I’ll be the first to admit my reason are simply excuses, but I want to be real with you.
It was Father’s Day weekend and we left town to visit family. Selfishly, I didn’t want to plan a proper transition while out of town, AND I had just made Keto Oreo Cookies for my husband, and I wanted to enjoy the cookies. I also wanted meat…lots of meat!! I missed meat!!
I am honestly happy with the initial results of the egg fast, and I’m not bummed about the weight gain over the weekend because I expected it.
Will I do another egg fast in the future? Probably, but not for a while. I have lots of yummy recipes that I want to make, improve upon, and non-keto recipes I want to convert to keto, and the egg fast holds up my other areas of experimentation.
Would I recommend the Egg Fast? Absolutely! When done properly, I do believe it’s a great way to break through a weight loss stall, AND it’s a great way to take back control of your eating when your cravings have gotten out of control.
Here are a few highlights from the week. If you’d like to know more about the meals in the below picture, I’ve provided links to each of the egg fast days below!
What about you? Have you done an Egg Fast or do you plan to in the future? Comment Below and let me know!!
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