My Egg Fast Diet RESULTS!

Egg Fast Diet ResultsThese are the results I got from following the LCHF Egg Fast Stall Breaker!

Keep in mind that I am an ultra slow loser and that I only followed this egg fast diet for 3-4 days a week and then regular LCHF for the rest of the week.

The bottom line is that following the egg fast diet did break my stall!

If you do not know what the Egg Fast Diet is all about,  read the egg fast guidelines here.

Egg Fast Tracker App:  This is a free app for Android that helps you keep track of your Egg to Fats ratios, plus your water and cheese consumption.  Install the Egg Fast Tracker app here.

Update: When I wrote this post I did not know how to properly transition from Egg Fast to regular LCHF.  After being an admin in the Egg Fast Stall Breaker group for a few months I am very clear now on how to make a successful Egg Fast transition.  In fact, I follow the transition plan now almost all the time.  It is a great tool for ongoing weight loss after the Egg Fast.

Week 1:

Tuesday morning after Easter weekend I weighed:  264.1

Blecchh!

I followed the Egg fast diet Tues-Thursday.  Friday May 2 I weighted 254.4 for a total loss of 9.7 pounds!

Week 2:

After going back to regular LCHF from Friday to Sunday, I was back up 3 pounds to 257.4 pounds, which I was told was to be expected.

Followed Egg Fast Diet Monday to Thursday.  Friday May 9 weight 255.4.  Total net loss 8.7 pounds.

Week 3:

Followed LCHF from Friday May 9 to Sunday May 11.  Went back to Egg Fast Diet on Monday May 12. I decided to try it for a full 5 days, which for me turned out to be a tactical error.  Friday morning weight was 251.5 for a total loss of 12.6 pounds.  But I was so ‘egged out’ after 5 days and it was a long weekend here in Canada, and I ended up eating and drinking outside of LCHF and by Tuesday May 20 I was up 5 pounds to 256.5.  I went back on the egg fast diet for 3 days only and lost 6 pounds in that 3 days. Friday May 23 morning weight was 250.5 for a total net loss of 13.6 pounds.

Week 4:  I went back to LCHF over this past weekend and today is Monday May 26.  I am up one pound and am LCHF still today.  Tomorrow I will be going back on the egg fast diet for at least 3 days, maybe 4.

So after being stalled for almost 4 months, this egg fast diet has helped me lose again.  I really like being on it during the week and doing LCHF on the weekends.  It just makes it easier to do and I don’t mind the bit of weight gain because my weight fluctuates up and down on a daily basis anyways and I was only weighing this much so that I could see what was happening in order to track the pattern.  Now that I know, I am going back to just weighing once a week on Monday mornings.

What does my typical day look like on the Egg Fast Diet?bullet proof coffee on egg fast

Meal 1: Bullet Proof Coffee : 16 oz of coffee in the blender with 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 packet Sweet Leaf stevia

Meal 2: 2 eggs scrambled or fried in 1 tbsp butter

Meal 3: 3 hard boiled eggs mashed with 2 tbsp mayonnaise

Snack at work: 2 oz hard cheese (I like the natural Kerrygold Dubliner cheese)

Meal 4: omelette made with 2 eggs and 1 or 2 oz cheese.  Cooked in 1 tbsp butter and then I add another tbsp. butter on top when it’s done.

OR I eat Alternate Meal 4:  Cream cheese pancakes with 2 tbsp butter on top

Snack only if hungry ( 1 or 2 oz cheese)

Total for the day:  7 eggs, 7 tbsp fat (2 mayo, 1 coconut oil, 4 butter), 6 oz cheese but usually only 4 or 5.

And that is what my typical egg fast diet day looks like!

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294 Responses to My Egg Fast Diet RESULTS!

  1. Karen says:

    Can i use olive oil on the eggs instead of butter?

    • KetoWoman says:

      You are an adult, you can do whatever you like! Olive oil is not the preferred oil because it shouldn’t be heated, but please make your own decision on it! All the best!

  2. Sparkle Physique says:

    I hate Mayo, what can I substitute with to put in my eggs or is it okay to just have the eggs only

    • KetoWoman says:

      Eggs only is not the Egg Fast, it’s some other diet. The fats keep you full. Use butter or coconut oil instead!

  3. Amy says:

    how did you transition back to LCHF diet after the egg fast. I’ve lost 18lbs in two months, but the last 3 1/2 weeks i keep fluctuating up and down 3 lbs and can’t break through the 18lb plateau.

    I’m going to try an egg fast for a few days to see if it can help me break through. how do you recommend transitioning back to regular LCHF diet.

  4. Jonathan says:

    So I do intermittent fasting. I want to give this a go, but i don’t want to eat until my scheduled window. I am a larger man and was thinking of just doing 6-8 eggs in my eating window which is usually one meal a day. What do you think of that? and also how do you feel about adding meat to this diet? Do you believe i will still be efficient with weight loss? Your response would be very welcomed!

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, no reason you can’t do your 6-8 eggs in your IF window. I would do the eggs and fats for a few days (you can do as many as you need to feel satisfied), then add the meats and that can be as many days as you feel like doing.

  5. Caitlin says:

    I’m going to be starting my first egg fast on Monday and this has been so helpful. I’ve been doing the LCHF lifestyle for the past 3 months and have hit a stall and hoping to have this kickstart the weight loss again. I do have a question regarding schedule, I’ve read about eating an egg 30 minutes after waking up – I wake up at 4AM every morning and go to the gym at 4:30AM and usually drink a black coffee on my way to the gym. I was wondering how important is it to eat some fat or the egg 30 minutes after waking up. Should I try to do the Bullet proof coffee before working out or eating a hard boiled egg. Thank you so much for all this helpful info and so excited for the results.

    • KetoWoman says:

      I’m kind of in the same situation in that I am up at 5am and out the door for work at 6am. So fitting a meal in there wasn’t an option. Since you are working out I would put coconut oil in that black coffee. I hear the combination of the coffee and the coconut oil are quite the energy boost. Give it a try and see how you like it. If not, it won’t have a detrimental effect on weight loss, I believe the guideline was more about providing a morning spark to get the metabolism going. Good luck!

  6. Keri says:

    can I drink home made chicken stock on the fat fast? I just boil the chickens without adding any vegetables or anything else.

  7. Div says:

    Hey.
    It’s so amazing to see ur dedication to answering n helping out all these ppl through the 3 yrs it’s been since u first put up this post. Kudos to u and thank you. I’m starting my egg fast tomorrow after seeing this post. Also going to try bsc for the first time. Just unsure that I havnt been on an LCHF diet yet n will that affect me in some way when I start off with the egg fast straight away.
    Been battling with my weight too long now. Would try anythn that works.

  8. Nikki says:

    What if you can’t eat dairy? What do I eat instead of butter and cheese?

    • KetoWoman says:

      You can substitute ghee for the butter. Cheese is optional so just leave it out. Coconut oil and mayo can also be used as a fat. Good luck!

  9. Tonya Brown says:

    Hi I was wondering can I add anything to the eggs besides cheese like onions and green peppers on this fast?

    • KetoWoman says:

      For best and fastest results, just eggs,butter and bit of cheese. 🙂 Good luck!

      • Tariq Bukres says:

        How about no butter and cheese. I am 68 inch height and 154 pounds. How many days you think it will take to reach my goal. My daily minimum steps are 12000. How many days of the week I should implement this diet. Your feedback is appreciated.

        • KetoWoman says:

          I would leave out the cheese but not the butter. Butter is a cornerstone of this whole thing! The diet is meant to break a stall for those that are already LCHF(low carb High Fat) so do it until you get the scale to move, then follow the transition instructions. Good luck!

  10. Noor Mohd Kadiwala says:

    Can I combine IF and Egg fast?

    I usually do 22:2 or 20:4 IF. Will Egg Fast work if I eat all my food within similar window?

  11. kaylyn says:

    how active are you? I am an athlete needing to drop some weight and get back on track with my diet. I work out for an hour or two 6 days a week and today is my first day of the egg fast. I just want to make sure I wont be passing out during m work outs

    • KetoWoman says:

      Not that active! Some people report energy on the fast but others say they have less energy. If you are already LCHF and your body is used to burning fat for energy instead of glucose, then you will likely be ok. Otherwise, yes it could be a problem.

  12. Cammi says:

    Quick question for you. I don’t drink coffee and, while I know I don’t have to, I’m wondering if there’s another easy way to get in the extra fat. This morning is Day 4 of the egg fast for me, and I’m doing well (started TOM same day I started egg fast and still down 3 lbs.) but I know I’m not getting in enough fat (1 TBL. per egg).

    • KetoWoman says:

      Try whipping mayo into your scrambled eggs. Also make recipes like the cream cheese muffins where the fats and eggs are equal.

    • Jenny says:

      There’s a high fat hot cocoa recipe somewhere- same concept as the coffee. Cup of water (very hot), blend in1 tsp baking cocoa, butter/ coconut oil, and vanilla flavored stevia. It’s really good!

  13. Liz says:

    Has anyone had HBP and measured their blood pressure after the fast to see if it lowers blood pressure at all?

  14. Summer says:

    I can’t tell you how much this article means to me!!! I’ve never been a true dieter, so what I’ve been working up to doing is something I really want to stick with and believe that I can willfully, affordably, and manage to continue it as long as necessary. I have some mental health issues, always fatigued, 99% of the time very depressed, barely an ounce of energy, and motivation that gets halted by my lack of energy and depression, paralyzing me within my own body. I’ve done a lot of research for years but everything I’ve found to be effective are expensive or consists of restrictions, exceptions, and/or requirements that I don’t like or that I know I honestly won’t stick with. So, after reading a little about the ketogenic diet and seeing the incredible benefits of the egg and how inexpensive they are (and I love dairy products), I’m confident that this is THE one for me. Thank you for explaining everything in such a simple way! Oh, and I’ll be incorporating the 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar mixed with warm water as well. I can’t wait to clean up my rusty old system, shed some unsightly fat, and finally have some consistent energy. *fingers crossed*

  15. KPGM Fever says:

    Hey thanks a lot for this blog. Really really helpful especially since I’ve been in this plateau for a month now. I’ve been doing Intermittent Fasting and usually doesn’t eat until 12pm. Would the EF still work even if I eat as late as 12 in the afternoon? And do you think it would be okay if I drink black coffee in the morning? I don’t have a blender at home and so the BPC wouldn’t be much readily available for me.

    • KetoWoman says:

      I guess just give it a try and see! And yes, black coffee is fine. Now that I have kicked the HWC habit (thanks to the egg fast) I only drink my coffee black now!

  16. linda says:

    just came across this and really want to loose some weight
    my question is ……..i dont drink coffee never have dont like the taste of it and dont really care for coconut oil either…………so will this diet still work for me and other than water should i drink anything else is it absolutely necessary to drink coffee with this diet in order for it to work?

  17. Keysha says:

    Can the eggs be scrambled instead of boiled

  18. Veronica says:

    what were the times you ate your meals. Or was it when you were just hungry.

    • KetoWoman says:

      I generally had a BPC (coffee with butter and coconut oil) first thing (5am ish) and them around 10 I would eat, and then around 1pm, I would eat again, and then final meal around 7pm. That pretty much coincides with when I get hungry!

      • Alyssa says:

        Hello! I’m on the second day of the egg and have had no problems until this evening. I started getting rather severe acid reflex and I don’t think my body can handle any more butter. I really want to keep going, but not sure if this is healthy or normal. Have you had that happen?

        • KetoWoman says:

          Not personally because I was already fat adapted when I did the egg fast. Making a switch from most diets, even from an already low carb diet to the egg fast can have this effect. It is the 85% fat content that does this. Try some baking soda in water.

        • Monica Masters says:

          Try Apple Cider vinegar. A splash in a couple ounces of water will do the trick. You can also get it in capsules if drinking it is too much for you.

  19. Erna Bruwer says:

    Hi there- I am from South-Africa…… this may sound stupid, but what is a LCHF diet?

    I tried to figure it out Low Calorie High Fibre😂😂

  20. Pat says:

    Your 4 week transition article comes at a great time. I am on Day 3 of an EF immediately following a bad day “after” Thanksgiving. Oddly enough, I ate fine on Turkey Day but blew it big time the day following. Not one to let that get out of hand, pushed right into an Egg Fast. I’ve been on LCHF for about 10 months now and have lost 22 – 27 lbs and maintain that loss fairly well, however, I can’t seem to push thru and lose the additional 20 lbs. I tried the EF before but without much luck. I’m hoping to follow your transition and method of EF off/on for 4 weeks and see if that helps jump start my losing again. Thanks for this great strategy. I hope I can stick to it. I love eggs, but we’re talking a lot of eggs for a month.

  21. NS says:

    Hi thanks for your blog and thanks for taking the time to answer everyone’s questions. I’m not sure if you’ll have the answe to my question, maybe I’m just looking for support. Be here’s some background

    I’ve been on LChf for two months lost 20lbs and know I’ve been stuck on 130lbs for two weeks. I started the egg fast three days ago, and I’m the exact same weight. Haven’t lost anything.

    Every day I eat my 6 eggs and 6 tbs of fat, drink 8-10 glasses of water and work out twice a day. Feel like I’m doing everything right.

    – any idea what I’m doing wrong?
    – do I just have to continue the fast longer?
    – should I up my fat in take?
    – also I tried to join the Facebook group, but it’s a closed croup. I’ve requested to join but haven’t been able to?

    Thanks for you help

    • KetoWoman says:

      You might not be doing anything wrong at all. It’s possible if you lost 20 pounds already on LCHF that your body just needs time to catch it’s breath! It sounds like you are at a normal weight (I don’t know your height so just guessing). If you are close to a normal body weight it will be harder to lose that last bit and your body might want to be where it’s at for now. If you let me know your name, I can make sure you get approved for the group. There’s always a long list of people and it takes time to go through all the requests.

  22. lisa says:

    Can I use ghee instead of butter?

  23. Hope says:

    I’m starting an egg fast today. I’ve been LCHF since August 1st and have only lost 6.8lbs and have been up and down for weeks. My question is can I have clear chicken broth to up my salt intake?

  24. Aliciaf411 says:

    Thank you for such a detailed version of your experiences with this egg fast. I have been very curious and have done a lot of research on this “fast” However, many of the other blogs I have found all seem to mention the BPC. Would you suggest replacing the BPC with more eggs for those that do not drink coffee?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, most people use the BPC only as a convenient way to get their fats in. When I wrote this article there were almost no recipes out there and eating that many tablespoons of fat seemed like a stumbling block for many. But after a lot of experimenting in the Egg Fast facebook group, we do things like make the cream cheese pancakes with mayo instead of cream cheese, and we make fat bombs like these Matcha Egg Fast fat bombs. So ya, don’t feel like you need those BPC’s because you really don’t!

  25. Sandra says:

    Hello there,
    I’m trying to get in ketosis for the first time ever and I came across your awesome blog. My question is: can I use the egg fasting diet to get in ketosis faster?…. (This morning my ketosis test said that I have small traces)… Thank you 😀

  26. Seyda says:

    Hello from Turkey!
    This is my 2. day of egg fast. I have an upset stomach since I’ve started. Is this normal? Because before egg fasting, my diet was oil free for 4 months, so this amount is very sudden and too much for me. And after 1 week when egg fast will finish, I’m planning to go back my oil free diet, will I start to gain? Does this diet have any side effect of cardiovascular system?
    Sorry for asking too many questions, I am just too concerned 🙂
    Thanks for helping!

  27. Resh says:

    Hi there,

    I started the egg fast Monday, eating eggs and bullet proof coffee made with coconut oil n butter. I have seen no scale movement, what am I doing wrong? Can one be eating too much fat?

    • KetoWoman says:

      It’s hard to know what, if anything you are doing wrong. The egg fast is an extreme version of LCHF and I don’t know anything about what you were doing just prior to this? Other factors that affect weight loss are age, activity, hormones, medications, how close to normal weight.
      If you want help with the actual diet to see if you are following it correctly (as in the 1 egg per every fat ratio) consider joining the facebook group where there are many people who can help you with the daily plan. You can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eggfast/ Good luck!

  28. Amanda Whitley says:

    hello, thanku for your post, very informative and helpful. GREAT JOB TOO!! I have been doing lchf and have reached a HUGE STALL, and want to try the egg fast. I am currently 5’7, 228 lbs and want to get under 200 lbs. How many eggs do you suggest, and with each each a tablespoon of butter or cocunut oil? also i do not drink coffee, is there an alternate drink for meal one?? thanku in advance for any and all help!!!

    • KetoWoman says:

      No need to drink coffee, it’s not required. I used it mostly as a way of using up some of the fats. You can drink tea if you want or just use them up another way. The most important thing is just to end the day with an equal amount of eggs and fats. As far as how many to eat, there is no maximum but for best results, eat until satisfied but not stuffed. Good luck!

  29. Ben says:

    Hi I have never tried keto before so I would like to jumpstart with the egg fast. So I plan to eat 10 eggs and 100g coconut oil per day and chicken or meat on occasion. So will this work for me? Will I get into keto with this diet?

    • KetoWoman says:

      There is no meat on the egg fast. And you need 15 grams of coconut oil times 10 eggs which would be 150g coconut oil. That is the egg fast. However, what you are proposing will get you into ketosis as it is very low carb. Good luck!

  30. MJ Tran says:

    Hi Ketowoman, I found your blog through pinterest and I have been stuck on your blog all day. I have been on a ketosis diet for about 3 weeks now and started with the egg fast as of today. Was wondering when I transition back to my ketosis diet, will I still have to continue having at least 6 eggs+fat/day?

    • KetoWoman says:

      oh no, not at all! Whatever you would have normally eaten egg fast wise for breakfast and lunch will be fine. For some that might be more than 6 eggs/fats but it can be less. Be sure to read this transition article too. Thanks for reading and good luck!

      • Marijane says:

        Awesome, thanks for replying. Your before and after pic is amazing btw and thank you so much for sharing your results. I did the 5 day eggfast and lost a total of 6lb and trimmed down a lot. I was so amazed by the results. I had a cholycystectomy done in 2014 and read that some people who had the same procedure done often have a hard time losing weight when on the eggfast or on the lchf diet. I’m glad I was able to lose at all. However, I am on Day 2 of transitioning and already gained about 2lb. A little bummed but I am thinking of doing the Mon-Thurs eggfast and Fri-Sun lchf as you did. Just curious, flash forward to 2 years later, how are you doing now in terms of weight loss and diet?

        • KetoWoman says:

          Thank you so much. Did you read the transition article? If you gain a bit on transition it’s not fat, it’s just water so stay the course! Two years later this thing is a daily struggle! I have to work hard every single day to lose one ounce. So while I’m happy with keto/low carb, I can’t sit here and tell you that it’s easy and I don’t fight for it. I’m grateful for what I have lost, but I am still overweight. I don’t know how old you are, but my advice is to lose it now because after menopause it is soooo much harder.

  31. BEN says:

    im new to ketosis and i want to start it with the egg fast. my plan is 10-12 eggs per day along with 100 gm coconut oil. is this okay for ketosis to start? how long will it take to get into ketosis? can i do weight lifting workouts during keto so i can lose weight fast?

    • KetoWoman says:

      For the egg fast you need 15 g fat (1 tbsp) per each egg. So for 10 eggs, you would need 150g coconut oil, butter or mayo. Also the egg fast is pretty extreme if you are not already used to low carb. Some people get keto flu. You might want to just start with regular low carb diet, it takes only a few days to get into ketosis if you keep your cabs below 20g.

  32. victoria says:

    Hi am new here am in ghana honestly i havent started any low carb diet is it ok if i start with the egg fast.

    • KetoWoman says:

      You can, but be some people feel very sick with keto flu. It is better to be already low carb before trying the egg fast. But some people do it. Good luck!

  33. Nico says:

    Hi,

    Remarkable results and thank you so much for sharing this information! I’ve been doing TONS of research on LCHF, Paleo and Keto and can’t believe I’ve lived my whole life this way. I’m thinking of doing this egg past as I’ve recently hit a stall and I’m not sure what happened.

    First let me say that I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I’ve never been obese or even considered overweight but I have never been lean. My BMI is always somewhere in the “normal range” but I’ve never had a flat stomach, always extra weight in the thighs and butt. I have abdominal fat that I can grab inches of and its so frustrating when you’re what I like to call “skinny fat” because I am also short and people consider me to be “tiny” but I’ve never been able to lose the 10-15 extra pounds I feel I’ve been carrying all my life. Sometimes it seems that growing three inches would be easier than losing 5lbs.

    My stats are
    27/F
    5’2″
    BMI: 22.13
    BF: 24%
    Weight: 122lb
    (this is current, when I began a few weeks ago I was at 129lb)

    I originally started this lifestyle change converting to Paleo. I cut out all grains and sugar and was eating “cave man style” for about 3 weeks. I also cut out dairy (except butter) which sometimes is allowed with paleo. But I was still eating small amounts of fruits, usually either 1/4 of an apple, 1/2 a banana or 3-4 frozen mango chunks in my green smoothies (kale, spinach, broccoli, dandelion greens, help oil, ginger) to balance out the flavor. I was feeling light and wonderful and full of energy and about 2-3 weeks ago transitioned into ketosis. Cut out all fruit. High fat. Low Carb. Moderate protein. Bulletproof coffee. Basically a Keto friendly paleo mix. The paleo peice I incorporate into keto is basically nothing processed/fake, no diet sodas, only whole foods but whole keto foods 🙂

    I bought Ketostix that consistently read I am in a moderate-high state of ketosis, and I drink tons of water. There was a day last week where I felt incredible, the lightest I’ve ever been, flatest stomach I’ve ever had I took a photo so I could prove I wasn’t dreaming. One day. And now just a couple of days later without changing my eating habits my stomach “pouch” is back, it’s like my one day beautiful stomach was never there and I feel heavy and bloated and stuck in a corner. The scale has not gone up (1lb fluctuation here and there) but I’m feeling just as heavy and bloated as before I started any of this, even with the 7lb difference. It’s seems unnoticeable.

    I just want to share my experience in not looking for miracle weight loss tricks or fads but I am curious to hear any commentary from fellow keto/paleo friends on their journeys and hurdles and successes. I just feel I’m doing everything that I can without seeing results (it’s been almost 6 weeks) and unsure what I am doing wrong. I’m going to give this egg thing a go for 3-4 days.

    Not sure if this matters but the supplements I take are calcium, magnesium, fish oil, turmeric (which is also eat when possible but I want some in there everyday) l-lysine, cinnamon, and I just ordered some selenium, potassium and iodine which I will incorporate when they arrive from Amazon.

    I would love to hear from anyone who wants to share.

  34. Moji says:

    Hi
    Thanks for sharing.
    Please where can I get kerrygold butter to buy in Toronto Canada? also does adding veggies or bacon strips have significant impact on the result? sometimes I feel like adding a bit to make it filling! or taste differently

  35. Dailly Garcia says:

    HI, today is my first day of the egg fast. I am anticipating that I will most likely end up going through severe carb withdrawal, being that it was mainly what I ate ha! But in any case, I’m pretty good about sticking to my goals. My question is, can we substitute the butter/oils for anything else or can we occasionally leave them out? For example, if I eat hard boiled eggs do I have to incorporate butter/oil/mayo or can I just eat the hard boiled egg by itself? I did my calorie calculations and the butter/oil/mayo takes up quite a bit and 6 eggs with 2 oz. of cheese and 6Tbs of butter puts me at more than 1300 calories for the day /_\
    Thank you in advance for your advice!

    • KetoWoman says:

      The egg fast is meant for people who are already fat adapted and low carb. You will suffer a lot I’m sure! The simplest way to do the egg fast is 6 eggs and 6 tbsp butter. That will be about 1100 calories. The egg to fat ratio and severe restriction of extra ingredients is what makes it work. But it really does work best as a plateau buster for low carb eaters. You may not get any results you are happy with if you normally restrict calories and eat carbs.

  36. Alicia says:

    I have found this to be a super interesting article and have contemplated an egg fast for a while. I have lost 48 pounds but have bounced around 3 pounds on the heavy side of that for several weeks now. can proteins be added with this? Such as a small serving of chicken with boiled or deviled eggs for lunch and bacon as the fat for breakfast?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Well you can do what you like but what you are describing is just regular low carb! The egg fast is exactly that! Eggs! Plus butter and a little cheese. It’s much easier than most people think and it’s just a few days. Give it a try!
      If that is too extreme, then sure, do your low carb plan with just the bacon, eggs and chicken. But leave out all the things that cause people to stall such as cream, too many sweeteners, fat bombs, low carb processed foods. You will probably see results from that.

  37. Stephanie says:

    I am not having that great of weight loss on the egg fast I’m doing. I am on day 4 and maybe have dropped 2.5-3 pounds. I have been following the diet strictly. No cheats. I am a bit constipated also, which I was worried about. Could hormones be affecting me? I’m pretty sure I have PMS. I have been Keto adapted for several months also. Down 23# only
    8 pounds to my goal. Maybe that has something to do with it too?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Hormones are ALWAYS are a factor in weight loss. But in your case there’s a couple other things happening here too. You are very close to goal in which case 2-3 pounds is an awesome loss in 4 days. Also and this is really important, because you are already on Keto, your loss on the egg fast will be lower than those that try it straight up from a regular American diet. BUT, your 2-3 pounds is fat loss and not water loss because your body is not full of carb bloat. Keep in mind that the goal of the egg fast is to push past a stubborn weight stall and you are doing great! Transition off as slow as possible, be sure to read this transition article.

    • Leah says:

      I’ve also read to supplement with magnesium (a natural laxative). This should get things moving. I like Natural Calm. It’s sweetened with stevia and is raspberry-lemonade flavored. Add 2 tsp of the powder to some warm water and drink each day.

  38. Pat says:

    I just want to be clear… you do not “need” to eat the fat with the eggs at every meal. I usually do 2 boiled eggs on the way to work and can’t think of how to get the fat in while driving down the highway. LOL I could definitely get the fats in later in the day though.

    • KetoWoman says:

      No, you don’t have to eat the eggs and the fat together, as long as you end up with an equal amount at the end of the day.

    • Shell says:

      Pour a little olive oil over the eggs, touch of salt and some cracked pepper…yum!

  39. Chelsey says:

    Can we chew gum on this diet?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Each piece of sugar free gum will count towards your 3 servings of sweetener a day, so you would have to give up that sweetener somewhere else. It’s a good habit to get rid of since chewing gum can cause cravings and stimulate appetite.

  40. Lori says:

    Do I count the cream cheese (in the pancakes) as a fat or as cheese?

    • KetoWoman says:

      On the Egg Fast, the cream cheese is counted as a cheese and not a fat. What you can do is make those pancakes with 1 tbsp mayo per egg instead of the cream cheese! That will use up your fats instead of using up cheese. Many of the members in the FB group like these better anyways!
      Good luck!

      • Dani says:

        Can we chew gum

        • KetoWoman says:

          Well, each piece of sugar free gum will count towards your 3 servings of sweetener a day, so you would have to give up that sweetener somewhere else. It’s a good habit to get rid of since chewing gum can cause cravings and stimulate appetite.

  41. Ekaj says:

    I have a “shake” everyday made with unsweetened almond milk and psyllium husks to keep me “regular”. Can I still have that on an egg fast? I’m afraid if I don’t get any fiber, I’ll get clogged!

    • KetoWoman says:

      It just isn’t on the egg fast. Most people don’t get constipated on the egg fast due to the 85% fat content. Coconut oil especially has a laxative effect. Good luck!

  42. Oz says:

    Good Day, is there a limit on how many eggs you can eat per day? I can eat up to 20+. How much is too much?? Thanks!! Great Blog BTW

    • KetoWoman says:

      In the Egg Fast FB group we recommend eating until satisfied but never stuffed. Are you eating 1 full tbsp fat with each egg? It is the fat that causes the fullness. Myself, I can’t do more than 7-8 eggs in a day but everyone is different! So I guess the answer is that there is no limit as long as you are keeping the 1-1 egg/fat ratio and as long as you are eating to satisfaction. Good luck!

  43. CAROL tong says:

    What’s the purpose of eat eggs/drinking coffee within 30 minutes of waking up? I usually work out in the morning and try not to eat before I go. I don’t eat until i get into the office which is usually 2.5 hours after i get up. Will this affect my results?

  44. Martha says:

    I just read your weight loss on the egg fast diet, So because i have gained 10 pounds since i went to my dr, and i have 1 week i am going to do it, already started this a.m. with 2 eggs, but may have messed up with a tablespoon of salsa, want do that again, Do i have to eat the cheese and the protein in the evening? Can i just do eggs for the week if i can stomach them? lol Thank you

    • KetoWoman says:

      Cheese is optional and most people get better results without it. I try to use just enough to things interesting. Good luck!

  45. jay says:

    hi, can I have both coconut oil and butter wit my eggs? and what’s the maximum amount of fat I can have daily? Iv always tot that d more d fat d more d weight loss?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, you can have both butter and/or coconut oil. The maximum amount of fat depends on the number of eggs you have in the day. If you have 6 eggs, then eat 6 tbsp fat. If you have 10 eggs, then eat 10 tbsp fat. If you follow the egg fast ratios then you are having 85% fat, 10% protein and 5% carbs approximately.

  46. Gloria says:

    Hi! Been doing keto for a while now and looking to try the egg fast after reading some articles, including this one. Do you have an article about transitioning back to LCHF I can read over? Just want to be prepared before I start! lol Thanks!!

  47. Nyasule Neke says:

    Hallo Ketowoman. I have joined the facebook group but I have not yet been accepted. I have been on atkins for 3years now on and off but this year I want to try something different. I read your blog and started egg fast diet today and hoping to do it for 4days and transit as you have clearly described in the above article. I can use some tips from the facebook group since I guess there are many people who are on this lifestyle. One question that I have is about coffee..I normally use normal instant coffee and I wonder if that wont work with this plan or? Today I didnt risk taking it, i just had green tea instead since I was not sure about coffee. Thanks.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes you can have coffee, not a problem at all! If your facebook page is locked down so that the admins can’t tell if you are a real person they will hit ignore on the request. If you don’t want to loosen up the privacy settings a bit, then just message one of the admins to get in. I just checked the pending approval list and I did not see your name on it, so you will need to request again and either loosen up your privacy settings or contact an admin.

  48. Michele Tracy says:

    Hello – I just found your page while searching for a new egg fast. I have been keto for almost 2 years. I originally went keto looking to lose a few pounds and get healthy and in fact, I did do just that. Recently, I have not had the opportunity to get to gym and put on a few pounds (no big deal) but even being deep in ketosis, my body was not moving so I decided to do an egg fast but was looking for some new recipes and that is how I found you. So far, I am enjoying your different recipes. Thank you for your hard work in post all the information. I also wanted to past onto you a site on FB that you might enjoy and learn even more about the keto life. Not sure if you already know the FB page or not but I love sharing their information. Its called “Ketogains”. This group really knows a ton about this woe. Great information on nutrition, the science behind the diet as well as amazing advice for working out. If you don’t know about it, check it out. And again, thank you for your site!!

  49. Saima Masud says:

    Hi, i have been doing low carb diet (though not strictly keto, more like 30-40 gm a day) for about a year with very quick success at first but getting slower and slower now. So I started working out for last two months to make it faster and although I havenot lost much weight (due to muscle gain) i have lost some inches…so my question is, can I do resistance/weight training on this diet? Like p90x legs and back routine or similar stuff.
    Also, asked to join your FB group, hope you will accept 🙂

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, I checked and you are in the group now! I’m probably not the best person to ask about working out specifics but we do tell people in the group that if you were already doing a routine before the EF you can just continue that. Some people have fatigue on the egg fast as they switch over to burning fat even if they have already been low carb. Good luck!

  50. Jeanine says:

    Firstly, a big Thank You!
    My goal is 30-50lbs by July (a birthday gift to myself).
    I started eating clean the 2nd week of January cutting all bread, pasta, rice and sugars. For two weeks I kept fruits in my daily feed. As of January 30th I went full lchf with 20g or less carbs. No weight loss down 3lbs up 3lbs. Yesterday I started the egg fast and converted to bpc. It was challenging to get 6 eggs and 6 fats in. I’m hoping to have success with alternating the 4 ef and 4 days lchf. Monday I start a new work schedule and a bit nervous how to plan my daily feed as I will be on the road continually. The only thing I can think of is just boiled eggs morning and afternoon. Any suggestion or opinions would be great?!

  51. Roselyn Norman says:

    Hey am really keen to start this. Am in the UK, I have been on low carb diet mainly liquid good, low calorie and I yoyo sometimes. I don’t mind going into keyless and burning the fat as I have been up and down with they on low calorie, is it ok to start? I gave already bought my eggs yeeey, I Oman to follow the 30 days like the original guy do where do I get the plan? Or go I go 30 straight up eating eggs – butter? I don’t mind but I just need to know what will lose the weight as am off on a cruise in 2 months and I font want to drink the ship lol – I have a lot to lose xx please help, Aldo I requested to join your FB group under Roselyn norman FB email us different though

  52. Ali Jamal says:

    Hi , I have requested to join the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/eggfast/ but haven’t accepted yet .. the facebook group on its front page says the following guidelines :
    This is the general guideline: it was made for a 289 lb man. So do what you can for you.
    1. Must eat eggs as the primary source of fat and protein.
    2. 1 tablespoon of butter used per egg consumed.
    3. I must eat an egg no later than 30 minutes after waking.
    4. The egg meals ideally should be eaten every 3 hours, but not more than every 5 hours.
    5. I will follow this schedule even if I’m not hungry, however I’ll only have 1 egg when that happens.
    6. Cheese will be permitted up to one ounce per egg.
    7. A minimum of a half-dozen eggs must be consumed daily.
    8. The eggs will be local pastured eggs loaded with healthy omega-3 fats and vitamin D.
    9. Egg consumption will cease three hours before bedtime
    10. Diet soda will be allowed up to 3 cans daily with a goal of 1 or less.

    SO my question is that why we need Cheese in this diet because I am 2nd day and feel full after the cheese intake ..is butter mandatory or cheese ..bit confused …Also would diet coke ruin the whole plan

    • KetoWoman says:

      You actually don’t need the cheese, it is optional. In fact, most people do better without it. Up to 3 diet cokes a day are allowed. Be patient on the
      FB group, there are over 100 requests per day and the admins have to check each profile one by one to keep out the spammers. So it takes time!

  53. Harshi says:

    I am curious. Have you checked your total input of proteins and fats? Carbs of course are very low from what you stated. I am a very slow loser too, but I have found upping my fats and decreasing protein intake helps to lose faster

    • KetoWoman says:

      We don’t worry too much about the macros while doing the egg fast because it’s only 3-5 days. But if you’re curious I have tracked it before and it works out to approximately 85/10/5.

  54. Brenda says:

    Can we use Torani sugar free sweetener for the BPC coffee during an egg fast? It’s made with sugar alcohols.

  55. Tiffany spinnato says:

    Can you replace the morning coffee with 2 tbls hwc? I just can’t long without in the morning

  56. Veronica says:

    Hello there and thanks so much for your advice! I am on day 2 of the egg fast and wondered if I could drink more than one bulletproof coffee per day as long as I matched my egg intake to the tbsp of coconut oil and butter? I lost 2.6 lbs on day one look to avoiding the cheese today to see if it boosts my weight loss. Many thanks in advance!!!

  57. Anna eversole says:

    Can u help me plz I’ve o ly been eating scrambled eggs with sometimes a spoon of cheese on top I’ll do this for a couple days then I’ll eat a regular day of food I just found this website so I had no idea is then even right the way I’m doing this plz need help thanks????

  58. kelli says:

    can i eat 6 scrambled eggs in coconut oil and get the fat i need to lose weight

    • KetoWoman says:

      If you eat 6 eggs, you need to also eat 6 tbsp fat but not necessarily at the same time. Coconut oil is fine.

      • Sophie says:

        This is all great Info. Can i do intermit fastting and the egg fast at the same time? I usually eat between 12-8. Fast the rest. Thank you.

        • KetoWoman says:

          I think some do that, I’ve never tried it myself. Good luck!

          • Trina says:

            I have been eating LC for about 2 months and have done really well and lost weight and right now, I am at a little stall. I would like to do the egg fast, but because of the holidays, I fell off the LC eating and I actually had a day where I ate carbs. I ate a total of about 120 carbs for the entire day, which is significant since I typically don’t eat alot of carbs at all and keep under 20. I need to rid my body of the carbs, which usually takes 3 days or so, but can I jump right into the egg fast and it would help me get back on track faster?

          • KetoWoman says:

            A lot of people do that and I think it will work for that purpose. You already know what it feels like to cut the carbs, there will be some keto flu symptoms. But I think it’s worth it. Good luck!

  59. MyRedSandals says:

    Dear Keto Woman: I’ve been following LCHF for a while; I lost about 5 lbs in the first 2 weeks and after that…nothing! I followed the instructions, wrote everything down, matched up with my macros, but was totally stuck. I then read your article on the Egg Fast Diet and thought it might help to break my plateau. I read your story and couldn’t believe the amount of weight loss you had in such a short period of time. Ditto for some of the people who have already commented. So I started the Egg Fast 3 days ago, but have lost just 2.2 lbs. I’m eating nothing but organic pastured eggs, organic cheese, Kerrygold butter and/or organic mayo (for egg salad) in the recommended amounts – and drinking plenty of water. Now I’m asking myself, what am I doing wrong? Any suggestions for me? Thanks!

    • KetoWoman says:

      There are so many factors that affect weight loss, it’s hard for me to say what it could be. Age is a big factor, how close you are to a normal weight, hormones and medications. In the Egg Fast facebook group, there are lots of people who say they cannot lose anything unless they leave out the cheese. I hope you are able to tweak a bit and figure out what’s keeping you stalled!

      • MyRedSandals says:

        Keto Woman: The good news is, when I weighed in this morning (Saturday), I was down a total of 4.0 lbs in 4 days, so maybe I’m not as bad off as I thought. I am 60, have been in menopause since age 35 (had a total hysterectomy when my triplets were 7), and since then, it has been a significant challenge to lose weight.

  60. Anu says:

    Hello . I just started the diet plan yesterday . I just want to know whether I would regain back the pounds shed once I stop the egg diet ??? . Thanks 😉

    • KetoWoman says:

      It depends on what you do once you stop. This is not a crash diet, it’s for people who are already low carb who need to break past a plateau. If that is you then follow the egg fast for 3-5 days. Then follow the Transition plan for a few days. You should find your low carb program has been reset!

  61. Lauren says:

    So it is ok to transition back and forth between LCHF and egg fast off and on if your weight starts to creep up? I’m hoping if I gain it will help me to see what food I nah not can tolerate.

  62. Kate says:

    I wanted to get your opinion on transitioning back to LCHF from the egg fast. I’ve been following the egg fast for 3 full days and have lost 9lbs. I am feeling weak, slightly dizzy and think I should transition back.

  63. Cel says:

    Hi! I weigh around 60-61kgs and i want to loose about 10-15kgs for 5weeks. Do you think this Egg diet plan is suitable for me? Thanks!

    • KetoWoman says:

      Keep in mind that the Egg Fast is not a crash diet. It is primarily used to break through a weight loss plateau for people who are already eating low carb. 10-15 kg (which is 25-35 pounds) in 5 weeks is a very aggressive weight loss goal. I would say if you are not already eating very low carb, that would be a better place to start. I would start by looking at the Atkins plan and follow Induction.

  64. Mustang Sally says:

    For plateaus I suggest cutting out caffeine (even “decaf”). Caffeine revs up cortisol which, in turn, degrades blood sugar metabolism, so even if u r in ketosis your body is in “fight or flight mode” and wont let go of fat. Even decaf contains some caffeine as well as another compound that taxes the adrenals and raises cortisol. Avoid it too, especially if you think you may have adrenal issues.

    Caffeine disturbs deep, quality sleep and clean sleep patterns, both of which are needed to rebuild muscles, joints and cartilege during sleep. Otherwise aches, pains and stiffness may sidetrack your exercise routine.

    The other tip is to use more poached eggs or eggs with runny yolks bc they have more available choline, which helps tune up the LIVER – the only organ capable of metabolizing fat from the body.

    I think if u are in ketosis and not losing, more exercise will help clear out the LIVER of the estrogens clogging it from recent weight loss. Estrogens get stuck in the fat cells and when the fat cells are processed through the liver the estrogen gets left behind – exercise pushes it out, setting the stage for another round of wt loss. Estrogen attracts fat, so leaving your liver clogged with it can cause some of the estrogens to be re-sorbed into the bloodstream where it can cause lots of different kinds of havoc — all of which lends itself to bloating, weight gain (or non-loss), fatigue, cravings, anxiety, insomnia and your basic PMS stuff. Exercise prevents this — which is even more important if you are at or near ketosis bc it detoxes so much out of fat stores into the liver.

    If energy to exercise is an issue, feel free to incorporate more salt in your day. The adrenals need salt. This will up your thirst so you will probably get your water in, which will help flush the liver and ironically cause reversal of bloating.

    Speaking of ketosis I recommend getting close to ketosis but not always being in full blown ketosis which hurts kidneys. Just do Ketosis Lite.

    • Momma Bear says:

      Great info!

    • McDonna says:

      Can you please offer more information about estrogens being stored in the liver? The other info you offered I have learned before, but I don’t remember reading about estrogens being stored in the liver.

      The liver is key to so much of the body’s overall health!

      Thanks for the great info. If you could reference sites for further research, that would be helpful, too.

      • McDonna says:

        Sorry – my question about the liver was directed to the post left by Mustang Sally, but it wasn’t posted under that comment.

    • Tony says:

      The only things I can find on ketosis being bad for kidneys talk about high protein diets, not high fat moderate protein low carb which is what you should be aiming for. Can you provide any evidence that ketosis without high protein is bad?

    • Tony says:

      Can you post references to ketosis being bad for kidneys? All I can find are talking about high protein ketosis, not high fat moderate to low protein ketosis.

  65. Terri says:

    So, if I have 20-25 lbs to lose, and I like eggs well enough to eat all the time, could I stay on it for an entire 7-day week? We eat healthy and have been juicing twice every day for almost three years. I don’t eat sweets (just never had a real sweet tooth), don’t drink sodas and about 3-4 of my 12 oz tumbler full of water every day.

    Second, how many eggs per day is TOO many? I see this says minimum of 6 daily.

    Thanks in advance!

    • KetoWoman says:

      The egg fast is best suited to people who are already eating a low carb diet. If you are juicing, I’m guessing that is not low carb. Going very low carb like the egg fast brings along some severe detox as your body switched from burning glucose to burning fat. But to answer your questions yes, you can do 7 days. Too many is if you feel stuffed and that number will be different for each person. Most people eat the most eggs on day 1 and 2, then because of the nature of Low Carb/High Fat, their hunger is killed by the 3rd day and they will often have trouble getting in the 6 eggs plus 6 tbsp fat.

      • Terri says:

        Thank you for the info. I have been without juice for 3 days now and just a slight headache the 2nd day. I have been sticking to the egg/butter/(sometimes) cheese regimen for 2 days. No real problems yet, except that I don’t have enough energy to get through my Insanity workouts but I do what I can. I only want to lose 20 lbs and was wondering about how long it takes for the ketosis to begin and the results to begin to show. If you can give a ballpark on a thing like that. Thanks again! Oh yeah. I tried the bulletproof coffee today. It surprised me completely! It was really good!! I think I’ll add it tomorrow for my “official” 3rd day.

        • KetoWoman says:

          Hi Terri, that headache is you detoxing from the carbs! And for these few days, the Insanity workout is probably not a great idea! Can you just go for a walk? Every body is different but if you can keep those carbs at bay you should be in ketosis by the time you finish the egg fast (3-5 days).

          • Terri says:

            Awesome! Thanks. And I just did a few Barre leg and ab work today and it went much better.

          • Terri says:

            Just weighed in today. Down 4 lbs in 4 days!!! Thanks for this site! I’m adding a little bit of chicken to my eggs for supper tonight. THANKS!!!

          • KetoWoman says:

            That’s great! Be sure to read my article on how to transition off the Egg Fast. Eating some chicken is fine, you just don’t want to add back a bunch of carbs too quickly.

          • Terri says:

            Well, yesterday was day 8 (including the 4 days of the egg fast plus the transition days) and I lost 9 total lbs! Last night, I was craving peanuts and didn’t overdo it, but today I gained a little. Ugh. Can I ask what is the significance of the minimum of 6 eggs per day? I suppose there is a reason it’s not 5 or 4. I want to be down another 11 lbs and am thinking about starting the cycle over again, but it is extremely hard for me to get the whole 6 down in a day.

          • KetoWoman says:

            wow, you did great! A minimum of 6 eggs (with 6 tbsp fat) is suggested to keep your metabolism burning. But I would say don’t force yourself to eat if you are full. And get rid of those peanuts! 🙂

          • Terri says:

            Oops. Maybe it was day 9, but still, pretty good (1lb a day)!

  66. maggie says:

    There is a group called low carb and losing on facebook. Tons of recipes and out of this world support! Also butter makes your pants fall off on youtube.

  67. Wendy says:

    I see you are in Canada. I too am from Canada. Specifically Ontario. Where do you get Kerrygold Butter!? I have looked everywhere for it. Told that the National Dairy Board will not allow its import.

    • KetoWoman says:

      I cross the border and buy it in Bellingham at the Costco there. I’m lucky in that I live 20 minutes from the border crossing. Now, my local organic grocer does sell a local grass fed butter but it’s $12.99 for a small 1/4 pound stick! So in between times when I run out of Kerrygold, I just buy regular butter.

    • Lydia says:

      you can always make your own butter with organic heavy whipping cream…and I must say it is pretty good!! Just use a water bottle and pour about 1/4 of a cup in it and shake it for about 5 minutes…it will first turn into whipped cream and then it will separate into butter and butter milk… I hope you try it out!!

  68. Nick says:

    is this lifestyle advisable for people with high cholesterol and triglycerides? If it is, I’d love to try it!

    • KetoWoman says:

      I’m definitely not qualified to give advice to anyone with a medical condition, except that I do suggest you read a book called Cholesterol Clarity by Jimmy Moore. It might be eye opening for you!

    • Once you cut out the carbs and use fat instead for energy, your body will start burning fat, including stored fat and the cholesterol in your bloodstream. While eating fat, your cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure will go down. The trick is: you can’t be eating carbs. If you are not on egg fast, but you want to be in Nutritional Ketosis, you eat meat, fat and leafy greens with every meal. Drink only water. After a few days, your body will figure out what you are trying to do, and you will have lots of energy and brain power. I have been doing this for 29 years and I am never going back.

  69. Steve says:

    I know this is a short term plan, but if someone had a lot of weight to lose (80#) could they alternate this 4 to 5 days a week and LCHF the remainder of the days for the first 65# or so? Or would it be better to keep this very short term, switch to a traditional LCHF diet and only return to this on stalls? I have been stuck at 264 for a long time and even below 20 carbs I struggle to lose weight. Thank you.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Although the intent was for this to be a weight loss plateau breaker, I don’t see why you couldn’t alternate back and forth. The egg fast is basically zero carb (not the literal zero because even eggs have a carb) but there are no added carbs, so nothing wrong with that! Good luck!

  70. Lori says:

    Would you please post your cream cheese pancake recipe you use during egg fast? Thank you.

  71. Heidi Thomas says:

    So if I am understanding correctly you do the egg fast 3-5 days in a row? Will it work the same if you did it every other day?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, you get the most bang for your buck in those first few days. Honestly, I don’t think every other day will give you the same results but I have not tried that so I could be totally wrong! What were you planning to do on the off days?

  72. Vincent says:

    Did you track your blood glucose levels and if so, how did they react during the days you did the egg fast?

    • KetoWoman says:

      No I did not track my blood glucose levels on this egg fast. Many people do and I haven’t heard anything negative. Sorry, not much help in this regard!

    • kdb says:

      I do track my glucose levels, when I started my egg diet, 2 eggs, 3 times a day, my morning readings dropped quickly from 200 to 100 in three days, checking several times a day one hour after each meal it dropped to levels between 80 and 100, most evenings were 85 to 95. I quit taking my metformin and glyburide. I had to quit the glyburide the second day because it was causing lows of 60. As far as I can tell, I have no symptoms of diabetes anymore, and now I am slowly increasing carbs to 20/day. I couldn’t be happier. After two weeks, my last week average is 91. Three weeks ago the average was 225.

  73. Krys says:

    I have a question.

    I have just about 4 weeks till my next big vacation. I haven’t been on a keto diet since last summer, but I had pretty good results last time, then started eating normally and gained back some weight.

    I’m about 123 lbs at 24% BF, and I’d love to drop down to about 20% (don’t know how reasonable that is but I have a really intense workout program I’m gonna start following this week too including cardio and weights 6x a week)

    Would love to hear your opinion on a couple of plans I was considering for the last month before I leave!

    This is what I’m thinking of doing from now all the way until the last day before my vacation (4/30):

    1. Egg fast Mon-Fri, then do a protein shake & shakeology fast on the weekend (2 shakeologies, 2 protein shakes, and 1 meal consisting of salad and protein)

    2. Egg fast M-F, then a Bullet Proof Coffee fast Sat&Sun (all calories come from BPC with coconut oil and organic butter, and one serving of cheese or avocado)

    3. Egg fast m-f, regular LCHF on weekend

    Your opinions would really help out! Looking forward to hear your expert advice! 😉

  74. Terri says:

    Iv been doing the low carb high fat diet for a few weeks now and as its getting closer to my holidays im going to give this a go . Iv read all your feed and I’m very excited xx

  75. Sarah says:

    I have a question 🙂 I’ve been on a regular keto diet before and I know that results are visible and fast. That’s why I love it. Anyways I’m starting it again but this time I will consume only eggs, no meat or cheese and I was wondering if you think results will be better if I follow it for:
    A) 3 weeks straight, or
    B) 5 days a week only eggs and 2days LCHF , or
    C) a week only eggs followed by a week of LCHF (three rounds of that) ?
    Thanks for the response in advance, cheers ! 🙂

    • KetoWoman says:

      Ok, so I’ll give you some thoughts on all 3 here and that might help you decide.
      A) 3 weeks straight. I think you will find that the losses diminish quite a bit after the first few days and so the question is staying on the egg fast worth it for that long?
      B)5 days on, 2 days off. I think this is a good way to do it. But it works better if you follow the transition post that I made
      C) A week followed by LCHF. Also a great option as long as you transition properly and watch for those things that make you stall again. For example, I had to accept the fact that HWC makes me stall.

  76. lowlo says:

    thanks for addressing my concerns. I am in my mid-50’s and I also can not eat carbs–if I did I would be starving. The main concern that I can not understand is how can I be in a full blown state of ketosis and not lose a pound? I noticed that if I eat too much fat, i feel bloated. Can I just eat the egg without so much fat? When I started the diet I had a great deal of gas–that is over (I have been on a lchf diet and I have never experienced that before.) Prior to the diet I had a great deal of inflamation and I must say all that went away! thanks

    • KetoWoman says:

      I’ve been in ketosis as well with no loss so I know that being in ketosis doesn’t always mean weight loss. I would suggest a group called Ketogenic Dieters on facebook. They will give you suggested macros based on your height.

    • Tony says:

      If you have a problem with fat it could be your gall bladder. My wife did a gall bladder cleanse and it worked wonders, but it is 6 days of carbs (apple juice). She passed 20 or so stones and could handle fat again. She used the cleanse on a site called MyCulturedPalate.

  77. lowlo says:

    First I would like to applaud you on your weight loss and thank-you for sharing the experience. i have been on the egg fast for three days and have followed it to the letter. i have exercised and drink only water. With each egg, I eat a tablespoon of kerrigold’s butter. I have only lost 6 ounces–Why? Everyone is lossing 5 to 7 pounds–by no means am I thin. I can afford to loss 20 plus pounds. I also follow a low carb/ high fat diet and according to my keto sticks, I am in major ketosis. Why is it not showing on the scale?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Oh I know how frustrating that can be, especially if you are in the FB group and see all these people dropping weight like crazy. But there are so many factors that can affect weight loss by the scale so I can’t honestly see anything that you are doing wrong. There have been people in the group who report that they see a whoosh of weight loss around the 5th day, so maybe you are one of those. I’m sure you already know how the scale can betray us during time of month, times of stress, any type of hormonal issues happening. Some people lose inches but not weight on the scale. Please don’t give up on LCHF though. I have to keep my carbs to pretty much zero in order to lose and I’m happy to do that now. It could be mid fifties age group, I don’t know. I wish you all the best.

  78. Melissa says:

    Is this diet only to loose say 20 or so pounds can it work for an obese person .. I started it today I had 2 eggs for breakfast a yougurt for lunch and two eggs for dinner and coffee and water thru out the day .. I also had a cup of cinnamon and honey drink .. I need to loose over 100 lbs any feedback would be greatly appreciated ..

    • KetoWoman says:

      The egg fast is not really meant to be an ongoing diet, it’s more for busting through a plateau. What I would recommend is that you get your carbs below 20g a day and you WILL lose weight. Get rid of the honey and the yogurt. Good luck! 🙂

    • Shelley says:

      Melissa KetoWoman is right this egg diet is not for long periods. However the premise is correct High fat low carb works great I just lost 85 pounds in 7 months about a year ago. This is a lifestyle not a diet in my opinion. If you go back to your old ways then the weight comes back. Keep your total carb intake below 20 and eat high fat meats and oils….the more fat I eat the more I lose weight. An average day for me is eggs for breakfast with cheese butter and bacon,,,,for lunch Salad with lots of veggies and cheese and fat dressing with 2 legs of chicken….dinner is green beans smothered in butter Parmesan and garlic with pulled pork. I didn’t eat dessert the first month but after a month and 20# I started to make keto desserts or berries with whip cream. After a month of not cheating this is so easy! But you have to not cheat the whole month and the key is being prepared for all your meals ahead. If I am in a jam for breakfast I will go to McDonalds and get the biscuit sausage with cheese sandwich and take the biscuit off…..gyro without the bread….burgers without the bun with extra mayo! Good luck I have never felt or looked better!!!

      • KetoWoman says:

        Shelley is absolutely correct, think lifestyle change not diet or you’ll be back where you started. Congrats on the 85 pounds Shelley! How awesome is that!?

    • kdb says:

      Get rid of the yogurt and honey, keep your carbs to near zero by sticking with the eggs, or use some other zero carb foods, cheese, bacon, sausage.

  79. A nn says:

    I am going to try this. Thanks. I’ve been stcck at 222 for two months now! I will let you know the result. Thanks so much for sharing

    • KetoWoman says:

      I look forward to hearing if it budges you off that number! I know that frustrating feeling of being stuck at the same weight for weeks and weeks!

  80. SamanthaP says:

    What does LCHF stand for?
    And what do you eat on the 3-4 days off of the fast?

    • KetoWoman says:

      LCHF stands for Low Carb High Fat. Basically a way of eating that is less than 20g carbs per day with fats like avocado, coconut oil, butter. Protein, green veggies. Be sure to read the article on How to Transition from the egg fast. Thanks for your question!

      • SamanthaP says:

        Awesome, thank you!I just started looking through your page. I am looking for a plan to help change my way of eating, I LOVE carb’s!!! but I know I shouldn’t be eating them as I gain ALOT of weight. A friend of mine mentioned that she did an egg diet for a few weeks and it helped her out, so thats what i goggled and came across your web page. And glad I did, theres lots of information on everything. Thanks for posting all your progress

  81. J_Girl says:

    I absolutely love the egg fast! Today is day 3 for me and I am already down 5 lbs! I just feel so much lighter! My favorite part is the simplicity of the meals. That always works best for me! Thank you for sharing all your recipes and experiences! My plan is to egg fast during the week and on the weekends, do a transition of two meals egg fats, one meal protein/ fat.

    • KetoWoman says:

      That is great, I am so thrilled you are having results! As long as you add foods back slowly and stay very low carb, you’ll be on your way!

  82. Odessa says:

    I am so desperate right now. I simply can’t eat carbs. I had some tortilla chips, wine and 3 thin slices pizza over the weekend and am up 3 lbs. I’ve yo yo’d and manipulated my metabolism to death. I had the gastric sleeve in 2011 and since late 2013, I’ve gained 30lbs, plus 4 more since the new year :(. All from follow this and fail, follow that, fail. I’m so sad about it. I’m 215 today after achieving 178lbs before my wedding in 2013. As soon as the personal training ended, I crept back up. I have been low carb since last summer. Aside from a couple of small breaks. But each break is a disaster on the scale. I need help. 🙁

    • KetoWoman says:

      I wish I had an easy answer for you 🙁 It takes what it takes sometimes. I would get to a support group either in person or online. I think low carb is the way to go, but certainly there is confusion with so many different versions of it. It’s a lifestyle and not a diet and once you make that committment and have that belief, it will be easier. I wish you all the best!

      • odessa says:

        My first week I lost 12lbs in ,8 days. Ugh Valentines day wasn’t lchf. Didnt over do it but it still hurt. Up 4lbs. Starting to creep back down. Lesson learned. Stick with what is working. Thank u for sharing.
        Finally. Progress again!

        • KetoWoman says:

          Still a net loss of 8 pounds in that sort of time is nothing to be disappointed about! The whole idea is to get things moving again. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Steve says:

      The 3lb gain is most likely due to water retention. When you eat carbs, you will naturally carry more water. When I have a cheat day, I will gain 3-4lbs but it comes back off over the next few days.

      Rather than take a break, schedule in one cheat day a week and see how that works for you. If that makes you too nervous, do a cheat dinner. Some people lose better with that pre-planned cheat day, and it makes long term adherence easier.

  83. Amie says:

    I decided to fast this week due to unwanted holiday weight gain and overall health. I chose boiled eggs and green tea because of the high content of nutrients/ severly low carbs in them both. Beginning weight 158; day five weight 150. I haven’t exercised other than yesterday with a brisk 15 minute walk on the boring treadmill. The first and best effect I noticed is the loss of appetite or I should say feeling fuller longer.

    Once the desire to eat hits I simply eat a boiled egg. As for drinking, I sip a cpl cups of organic green tea with raw organic honey throughout the day. And water!!! I have yet to consume more than 5 eggs in a day. Not by restriction but only because I have no desire to eat.

    I feel great. I will continue this for another seven days and as my energy levels out add more walking time.

    🙂

    • KetoWoman says:

      Wow, that’s a great loss. I would have added some butter or mayo with that but you did what you did! Do you have a plan for what you will eat after you are done with fasting?

      • amie says:

        Oh yes, I’ll continue with greens; preferably collards and continue with the eggs. Then slowly implement meats. I can’t forsee staying away from carbs definitely but in moderation.

        I was afraid of the oils and fatty butters as this is a first go round with the Ketosis plan. In the past I tried water fasting and although great results; weight loss and mental clarity wise, I found it easier to gain weight back. I’m not an overweight body yet tend to indulge in junk foods thus making for an unhealthy lifestyle.

        I appreciate your article and find it much more appetizing than those with an less openminded approach.

        • KetoWoman says:

          ok, that sounds good! It’s hard to swear off for good, goodness knows I have tried! But I find that once in ketosis (of which butter is a big part!) you can have that occasional indulgence and carry on. At least that is my experience. Welcome to keto, give it a chance and don’t be afraid of butter and coconut oil, they are actually very good for you!

          • amie says:

            Thank you. Question, so does using butter and other fatty oils enhance the weight loss? Or, the more fat you consume heighten the Ketosis?

          • KetoWoman says:

            It sounds like you are not familiar with low carb eating! It’s pretty much accepted now that fat does not make you fat unless it is in the presence of carbohydrates. Eating fat, protein and up to 20 g carbs a day (in the form of veggies) will make you incredibly healthy!

  84. kiran says:

    i have to loose 15 pounds.how should i start.do we have to eat egg only .i was seeing blogs someone had chicken as well.let me know.i have to loose these 15 pounds in 2 weeks time. thanks

    • KetoWoman says:

      The article does tell you exactly what to eat. Also read my other egg fast articles. Eggs, butter and cheese! No chicken. Follow the basic plan I have outlined here. Hopefully you are already doing keto or low carb. You could feel very sick doing this egg fast if you are not already burning fat instead of glucose. This fast is meant to break the plateau of someone who is already very low carb with fat as their primary fuel. Good luck!

    • Andy Chow says:

      It is impossible to lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks. Even if you ate nothing, losing 15 pounds of fat in 15 days would require a metabolism of 3500 calories a day, not realistic.

      You might lose that amount by getting dehydrated. Not recommended but fighters do it all the time.

      • Catsy says:

        It can be done, after my baby, I had 30 lbs to lose, so as u can tell I was rather slender to begin with. I did Atkins induction phase and lost 15 in two weeks. It was not just water I lost I went down 2 pants sizes visually noticed. I proceeded to owl phase and in 6 weeks was down 25 glorious pounds that have yet to return n my baby is now 2.5 yrs old

  85. Nadia says:

    how many eggs are we allowed in one day?

  86. shantae says:

    Can we drink milk on this diet, i want to drink a protein shake to keep my muscles strong!

    • KetoWoman says:

      It’s actually not a diet, it’s a 3-5 day fast. No milk and no protein powder. The eggs have plenty of protein to get you through that short time frame. Thanks for stopping by!

  87. maysam says:

    one more q is it the full egg we eat?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Absolutely, the full egg is what to eat!

      • Tariq says:

        Hi,

        I have started this diet plan a week ago, but result is amazing. I have lost more than 2 x kg weight and my waist become loose also. In beginning days it was little difficult especially headache but after that it is normal. I want to share to share my meal plan.

        Breakfast
        two eggs, either boiled or fried in butter with two spoon of cheese.

        Lunch

        Grilled chicken with mayo, sometime cheese, mutton.

        Dinner

        Mutton or chicken dish prepared in olive oil or butter with tomato, onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, salt, green chilly, pepper & cumin.
        Turkish yogurt, butter and mayo.

        Vegetables:
        I used only lettuce as alternative for bread, for curry I have used only broccoli.

        Fruits

        Strawberries, one orange, one guava but not daily.

        Nuts.

        Walnut & pine nut

        Drinks

        water, green tea, black tea with olive oil and onetime coffee.

        I really happy that I m losing weight after following this diet and feeling active and healthy also. Before I did GMC diet also but after a week I lost only half KG.

        Thanks
        Tariq

  88. maysam says:

    hey I just found this I will give it a try just want to ask can I subsitube olive oil instead of the butter ? and can we miss out the mayo n cheese lol or it will effect the results can u suggest something in place of it if its possible thank youuuuu great blog 🙂

    • KetoWoman says:

      The acceptable fats on the egg fast are butter, coconut oil, mayo and yes, you can use olive oil. Not sure how palatable this would be without butter and mayo. If you are in the US, try to find some Kerrygold butter, you will love it!

  89. Jill says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all of this information! I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for a little over a month. I started off with the fat diet, since I already had been eating pretty low carb. I am somewhat thin but since I’m post menopausal, I have been gaining weight around my middle & nothing has worked to get it to go away (10 pounds heavier than last year). I haven’t lost any weight yet, & did go out of ketosis for Thanksgiving & today(another Thanksgiving meal with other family). I am planning to star the egg diet tomorrow. Do you think it will be a good way to start ketosis again & help me to shrink my stomach? And another question. You said cream is not allowed on the diet, but you eat cream cheese pancakes. What is the difference? Thank you!

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, I think this would be a good way to get back on track again and many people get back into ketosis quickly. Cream cheese and cream have different macros. I didn’t come up with this egg fast, so I can only guess that it is a protein to fat ratio type of thing. Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

  90. HungryinTN says:

    I am so glad I found this! I’d been thinking for a while that maybe going on an all-egg spree for a few days might be helpful. I lost about fifty pounds (SW 223, got down to 168, been bouncing around the 170s for months now) on Paleo/LCHF pretty quickly. I stalled out around March, I think. 170-ish is a lot better than where I was, and I feel like myself again, but I have about 20-30 more pounds to go (I’m 5’4”). Maybe this will be the thing to get me going again! Obviously I’ll get interrupted by Thanksgiving, but my family eats pretty close to paleo anyway so I don’t think that will be too derailing, apart from alcohol consumption. But I think I might as well hit the store and get started today!

  91. jo says:

    Can I have cream in the morning for breakfast instead of an egg? it is:
    Nutrition per 100 ml
    Energy 1440kj / 350kcal
    Protein 1.6g
    Carbohydrate 2.8g
    of which sugars 1.9g
    of which lactose nil
    Fat 36.9g
    of which saturates 24.7g
    of which monounsaturates 9.9g
    of which polyunsaturates 0.7g
    Fibre Nil
    Sodium Trace
    equivalent as salt 0.1g

    • KetoWoman says:

      No cream on the egg fast. Why don’t you join the Facebook group, tons of info there about what is and isn’t on the egg fast.

  92. amelia says:

    What is the recipe for the cream cheese pancakes with butter? Thanks!

  93. Tati says:

    Do you prepare your eggs ahead of time? I work full time and have a hard time with meal prep… Do you have any posts talking about that? Thank you. God bless you for being an inspiration for many of us!!

    • KetoWoman says:

      I do prepare my meals the night before because I work full time as well. I make devilled eggs or egg salad for lunch. I cook a cheese omelette and put it in a microwavable container to have for my breakfast at work. Thanks for the questions!

  94. Cindy Horton says:

    Never heard of the egg fast, but it like it. I’ll try it and let you know!

  95. Cheryl says:

    Hi! I was super curious…been on low-zero carb lifestyle for the last 1.5 years(had weightloss surgery) and had reintroduced carbs these past three weeks to try and maintain my weight. I am now officially up 9lbs and craving carbs like a maniac!! Do you think the egg fast would help break the carb craving cycle?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, I do. This is a real back to basics ultra low carb regime. When you are finished the egg fast be sure to introduce new foods slowly so that you can see what your ‘issue’ foods are. Thanks for the question and I wish you luck!

    • Afia says:

      I am trying this and supplementing with a regular keto diet when i get sick of the eggs. I am only eating 3 to 4 eggs once a day. I will post results

  96. Alexa says:

    Hi, I have a few questions:

    1. I been on LCHF for just over a month and I am picking up, amidst following a low calorie and low carb plan as well, do you think this kick start will work?
    2. I have been out of ketosis for two days now, I am eating the same more or less, however I have been taking digestive enzymes…could this be the reason?
    3. will my body not miss the veg ? or salad
    4. lastly, will the weight gain and loss normalise…or would I have to fast every week for 3 days forf my life?

    Thanks for the blog its super insightful

    • KetoWoman says:

      (1)The egg fast has worked for a lot of people who were stuck. It’s only a few days so worth a shot! (2)I know nothing about digestive enzymes but I suppose it’s something to look at if you are having trouble staying in ketosis. (3) No your body will be fine for a few days without veggies. (4) If you do it correctly, some people only come back to the egg fast when they need to break a stall again. It teaches you what you might be doing wrong in your normal lchf regime. Most people are eating too much protein or they are adding in too many processed items just because they are low carb or zero carb. Thanks for visiting and your great questions!

  97. Sharon R says:

    I want to start an egg fast to help me with a stall I have had for the past 3 weeks since coming off of Prednisone. I have been do LCHF for just over 3 months now. So my question is, is this easy to do if you are away from home most of the day? I am usually home all day, but I have a conference Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and I will be gone all day. What kind of egg meals and snacks would you recommend?

    • KetoWoman says:

      If you are able to bring along one of those insulated lunch bags, then you could bring along egg salad, or the egg muffins or even just boiled eggs. Or just follow regular lchf until the conference is over and then go on the egg fast. Good luck!

      • Sharon R says:

        Thank you so much, they did tell us they will have a fridge and microwave for us to use and I have one of those lunch bags that you keep in the freezer until ready to use. Excited to see how this helps break my stall.

        • KetoWoman says:

          Oh, that will make it so much easier then! Good luck and hope to hear how it goes for you this week! 🙂

          • Sharon R says:

            I am sorry I seem to be full of questions. Is it normal for some who have been do LCHF to not be hungry as much while doing this? Yesterday was my first day and I just wasn’t that hungry, so I didn’t snack. I hope that is ok. I eat 7 eggs and 7 Tablespoons of fat and 3 oz cheese.

          • KetoWoman says:

            Yes, that is normal! When I am egg fasting I can barely get 6 eggs a day in. You did great!

  98. kausar fatima says:

    Hii…I want to ask that if I skip bullet proof coffee and cheez and only eat fried or scrambled egg with butter and mayo……is it OK or it effects the weight loss in this diet???

  99. Melissa says:

    Thanks, I googled bacon grease and it 100% fat.

  100. Melissa says:

    Can you eat more than eight eggs a day? Can use bacon grease to cook eggs instead of butter? Can you have more fat then 7 tbls and finally what is the total carb count you are suppose to have?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, you can eat more than 8 eggs, you can have up to 12. I was never able to eat more than 6. The ratio is 1 tbsp fat per egg, so if want more than 7 tbsp fat, then you eat more eggs. Not sure about the bacon grease, because I don’t know if bacon grease is 100% fat like butter and coconut oil are. It is not about the total carb count, it’s about maintaining the ratio of 1 egg to 1 tbsp fat. Percentage wise it will be about 5% carbs. Hope that helps!

      • Rick says:

        So if i have 2 16 oz bpc first thing in the morning with 2 tbl spoons of butter then i have 6 eggs thru the day do i leave out sum butter or mayo cause of the 2 in my bpc.i must have a broken scale been on egg fast last week and back on for the next 3 to 5 days maybe i need to exercise more i will throw my scale thru the window if things dont change i know at 56 my weight loss slows.

        • KetoWoman says:

          Yes, it does have to be an equal amount by the end of the day. So if you have 2 tbsp fat in your BPC, then somewhere in your day you need 2 eggs without fat to go with that. Hope that makes sense!

          • Rick says:

            Yes it does thanx so does the 2 tbl spoons of mct oil with my bpc mean even less butter and mayo in my eggs?maybe this is why im not losing much?

          • KetoWoman says:

            That is correct, those 2 tbsp of MCT count as a fat and you need to either have 2 extra eggs in the day, or take away 2 tbsp fat somewhere. You need to end the day with 1 tbsp fat to 1 egg ratio.

  101. Domna says:

    What was your total net weight loss and for howXny total days on the egg part?

    • KetoWoman says:

      As it says in the article, the total net loss was 13.6 pounds over 4 weeks. I followed it for 3-4 days on and then 3 days LCHF. Thanks for visiting!

  102. NostrilDamus says:

    To make the egg fast easier, I find it helps to add some homemade mayo into the mix, made only with extra virgin oils and sweetned with stevia / xylitol.

  103. traci says:

    I am wondering why butter must be consumed with the egg? I eat hard boiled eggs but usually by themselves. I make my own mayo because i don’t use soy anything. so i don’t always have it on hand to mash the eggs in.. do you know if there is a reason for this?

    • anitabreeze says:

      Mayo and coconut oil are just fine as well. A lot of people like the grass fed butter because of the omega 3’s in it.

      • MerryKate says:

        One of my favorite snacks is a hard-boiled egg with toasted sesame oil drizzled over it. Would the sesame oil be an ok addition?

        • KetoWoman says:

          Hmmm, I would not have ever thought of that. I think as long as you stay with the 1 tbsp fat per egg, then the sesame oil should be fine. and of course, this is very short term.

  104. Rhonda says:

    QUESTION: regarding the BPC is the coffee a special blend or can most coffee be used?

  105. Mellissa_ibreatheimhungry says:

    Thanks so much for posting this and being transparent about your results! I’ve been stuck in a stall ever since I was on steroids this spring for my allergies. Was desperate enough to contemplate a fat fast, but this sounds more doable! You’ve inspired me to try it out – thanks!!!

    • anitabreeze says:

      Thanks for stopping by! I am familiar with your blog and have received much inspiration from it, so very happy to send some inspiration your way! Good luck with the egg fast, I actually enjoy it very much but find about 4 days is my max! 🙂

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