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!
Update June 2017! This article was written after my 1st attempt at the Egg Fast in 2014. I have gone on to lose another 50 pounds and I give all the thanks for that to the Egg Fast for teaching me what my own stalling foods are. I’ve explained more below.
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.
Tuesday morning after Easter weekend I weighed: 264.1
I followed the Egg fast diet Tues-Thursday. Friday May 2 I weighted 254.4 for a total loss of 9.7 pounds!
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.
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.
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!
So 3 years later (June 2017) here is what I have learned about myself:
- I ate too many fat bombs
- HWC is not my friend
- Cheese is not my friend but I can’t eliminate it completely and keep my sanity. But it is now a once in awhile thing.
- Sweeteners. I used to rack up many a day, like more than a dozen packets. Now they are for special occasions only.
- Real whole foods really are the best things to eat, not shakes, bars and processed low carb foods
And the result of making these changes is that I am just a few pounds away from my teenager weight and I am in my late 50’s! Total weight loss now is 110 pounds!