So I’m going to document my 5-Day Keto Egg Fast. If you want to backread on the rules that I’ve decided to follow for this Egg Fast experiment, kindly check my previous post “Researching the Keto Egg Fast”, as I’ve tweaked it a bit to fit my personal macros.
My physical condition as I started:
- First, I was definitely out of Ketosis. I had a burger the night before and I ate the buns and a handful of fries. I’m sure that that was enough to kick me out of ketosis.
- Second, I have PCOS. It’s usually harder for us to lose weight.
Day 1: I woke up and weighed myself so that I’ll have a starting point to check back to. I stopped fasting by Hour 10, made two sunny-side eggs, did some chores, and decided to make bulletproof coffee with stevia, butter and coconut oil, without cream. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. For lunch, I fried some hard-boiled eggs on butter. They looked nice on IG but sadly, didn’t taste any better.
In the afternoon, I was starting to crave for something sweet. I forgot to buy Philadelphia cheese so I couldn’t make low carb crepes. I also missed my hot cocoa.
Day 2: I woke up, went to the bathroom and weighed myself. I had lost .2 lbs. since starting the egg fast yesterday. I don’t usually weigh myself every day, but I will for this experiment. I decided to complete my 12:12 and drink my ACV+Himalayan Salt Sole like I always do.
Today was easier but I noticed that by the 5th hour, I was already hungry. Not so hungry, but I could feel it. I also tried to improve my fat ratio by drinking green tea with butter and coconut oil. It wasn’t
One thing, I noticed is that this egg fast seemed to reset my sugar-cravings. Last month, a sachet of
Day 3: I weighed myself again and this time, I lost
Day 4: I weighed myself and gained .8 lbs. Hmmm. I’m not sure how I feel about this because my macros were on point yesterday. I’ve noticed that even though I’m not really hungry, I keep thinking about food.
Day 5: Last leg of egg fast, I ate more of the same thing but this time, I made a cheese and egg dip. Hubby said that I might be shedding some hair because he saw a lot of hair on my brush. He’s worried that the egg fast might be taking a toll on my health.
Day 6 (Transition): Officially, I’ve lost 2.6 lbs on the Keto Egg Fast, it’s not a large deficit but I’m okay with that. PCOS warriors have a harder time losing weight than most people. I’m transitioning back to SKD, gradually lowering my egg consumption. Today’s highlight was my first cup of BPC with cream again. Hahaha.
Day 7 (Transition): Weighed again and it’s still the same weight. I read from “I Breathe, I’m Hungry” noted that people who transitioned back to SKD instead of quitting eggs right away tended to keep the weight off. So let’s see tomorrow!
Pros of the Egg Fast:
- I kept to my personal macros during the entire egg fast experiment. I was pleased to see that I was well under 20g of carbs for most days, except for that day when I made Cream Cheese Pancake.
- The fast also helped me get back to Ketosis faster, (my hubby complained about Keto breath. Hahaha!).
- I found that I wasn’t craving for sweeteners as much as before.
- It also helped me start the month strict, as I was logging all of my food on Carb Manager.
Cons of the Egg Fast:
- I didn’t lose a lot of weight. Other people lost 4-7 lbs. I only lost 2 lbs (but that’s close to what I lost during a Dirty Keto month, so I’ll take it!)
- I wasn’t hungry but I was always thinking about food.
- Maybe unrelated, but my hair thinned out enough for my husband to notice.
In conclusion, it worked but the results were not as
Disclaimer: I would like to remind my readers that I am not a medical practitioner, so if you have any special conditions or if you’re taking medications, please consult your Doctor first before attempting to do an egg fast or Keto.