Egg Fast Diet FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Egg Fast Diet FAQI have been an admin in a Facebook Egg Fast Diet group for a few months now.  With almost 5000 members I have seen many questions and this is a list of the most common or frequently asked questions about the Egg Fast Diet. So let’s get right to it!

Believe it or not,  the number one most frequently asked question is this:

Can I have HWC (Heavy Whipping Cream) while on the Egg Fast?

No. Nada.  But yet, people will still go ahead and do it anyway.  It’s a fast, you give things up when you are on a fast!  But HWC seems to be one of those things that causes the most distress for people when they try to imagine life without it.  Even though it’s not a lifetime, it’s just a few days. Could there possibly be an addictive component at work here?  Don’t send me hate mail on this one, and hear this:  You will not die if you spend a few days without HWC!  And this might help:  Blend 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp butter into your coffee (use a blender) and whip that thing up like a latte.  With a little stevia, you will have a new friend and no HWC!  Try it!  🙂

Will all these eggs give me tummy distress and ahem, bathroom issues?

No, this should not happen.  If you do suffer any digestive distress it is more likely to be coconut oil (many people find it has a laxative effect) or xylitol if you are using that.  The other reason you may feel ill is that you are not used to LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) diet and you are suffering from Keto Flu. It will pass in a few days.  This brings us to the opposite problem and another FAQ:

What if I get constipated?

The vast majority of people trying the egg fast do not have this problem, especially if they are following the recommended 1 tbsp fat per egg. Increase your coconut oil and/or supplement with Magnesium and that should get things moving along again.

What fats can I have?low carb egg fast

Butter (preferably grass fed if you can get it), coconut oil and sugar free or home made mayonnaise.

How much sweetener can I have?

Them Egg Fast calls for up to 3 servings a day in the form of diet soda.  Some don’t drink diet soda and can use those servings for something else. Use as little as possible and use a liquid stevia like this one instead of packets or powder. If you can get through this without any sweetener, even better.

Am I allowed to have ‘xyz’?

Ok, here it is and you’re not going to like this answer but it is the brutal reality.  It’s a fast, you give things up on a fast.  If your ‘xyz’ is not eggs, butter or cheese, then the answer is this.  ‘XYZ’ is not on the Egg Fast and so you better either not have it, or have as little as possible.  It’s only 3 to 5 days, the cleaner you are, the better results you will have.  That said, you are an adult and can do whatever you choose.  Add what you feel is right to the egg fast and if you are happy with the results, then that is what counts in the end.

‘XYZ’ has zero carbs, why can’t I have it?

The goal of the egg fast is not zero carbs or even low carbs.  Here is where the rubber meets the road and if you get this point, you will succeed on your LCHF journey for the long term.  The egg fast works best as a low carb reality check and clean up.  Most people eventually stall out on low carb and if you are one of those people, check everything you think you know at the door.  I was very low carb and stalled for months but my food plan was filled with so called zero carb drinks, desserts, fat bombs, HWC and nuts.  The egg fast cleaned all that out and THAT is what gets the weight loss moving again.  So if you end the egg fast and go back to your same old low carb plan, you will end up back where you started.  Sorry about that and don’t send me hate mail.  I know there is always that person who says ‘I eat tons of XYZ and I lost a lot of weight’. Congratulations!  But it doesn’t help the people who are stalled.

Can I do the Egg Fast even though I am not on a Low Carb Diet?

I’m going to say yes but with a lot of hesitation!  The egg fast is best suited to people who are already eating a low carb diet.   Going very low carb like the egg fast brings along some severe detox symptoms (called Keto Flu) as your body switches from burning glucose to burning fat.  That said, some people do use it as a way to jumpstart their new Low carb life!

How many Eggs can I eat in a day?

I think the real question is what is the minimum number of eggs and some people wonder how many eggs are too many?  The minimum way to do egg fast is 6 eggs plus 6 tbsp fat.  Too many eggs 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 and might feel some hunger, 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.

How long can I safely do the Egg Fast?

Most people do the egg fast because they have hit a weight loss plateau while doing LCHF or some other low carb plan of eating.  Three to five days should be enough to break through that stall and then spend a few days on transitioning back to regular low carb.  That said, Jimmy Moore did follow it for 30 days.  Which brings me to another FAQ.

Won’t all these eggs give me high cholesterol?

No.  Do yourself and everyone else a favor and read Cholesterol Clarity by Jimmy Moore. You will be blown away by this information.

How do I go back to regular eating and not gain back the weight I lost?

By regular eating, hopefully you mean low carb of some kind.  If you go back to the Standard American Diet (SAD), you WILL gain back the weight.  The first time I did the egg fast routine for 4 weeks I didn’t really know how to transition properly and I still managed to lose 13 pounds in a month.  A transition period is very important and is the most successful and easy way to leave the egg fast behind, in fact I follow the egg fast transition most days now because I like it.  Read how to transition here.

Is there a menu plan I can follow?

Yes, we have many recipes and sample food plans on the Egg Fast Group page.

Also see some ideas here:

Day 1 Sample menu

Day 2 Sample menu

Day 3 sample menu

Keeping Track of your Eggs on the Egg Fast

I love My Fitness Pal and use it a lot, but that said it was a tedious way to keep track during the egg fast.  Plus many people in the group who use it get all hung up on macros and calories and so on.  The Egg Fast Diet is a Keep it Simple program.  Enter the Egg Fast Tracker app!  It is completely free and you can install it on your Android phone or tablet.

If you have an iPhone or iPad, then click this link for your Egg Fast Tracker app.

I will be updating this FAQ from time to time as new things come up.  Thanks for visiting and if you have a question that is not answered here, by all means feel free to leave a comment and ask your question.







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145 Responses to Egg Fast Diet FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Sandra D. says:

    Coconut oil is really expensive in my country, can I use regular oil instead ?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Sometimes we have to make do with what is available to us. Don’t forget you can also use butter or ghee and I recommend making your own mayo with a good quality oil. (But not extra virgin olive oil as it tastes too strong!) Here is how to make mayo.

  2. Brandy says:

    I know this is old news and I could go searching elsewhere, and I have a but with no luck. Is there a reference to the “why’s” behind this? Like why are we eliminating fiber entirely? Not asking permission per se but just trying to wrap my overly-curious brain around things. And contemplating trying this and still eating my chia pudding lol. I know, that’s another diet. Thanks for all the info

  3. Mimi says:

    Can I use light mayo on a egg fast?

  4. Faith says:

    Hello everyone ! I’m doing my egg fast for a week now I may say I like it and lost few pounds . I decided to continue to doing it until I’ll reach my ideal weight before transitioning to keto. My question is has anyone had a health issues because of doing egg fast ?

  5. Akan says:

    Thank you for for posting the egg fast info. My question is I am so used to intermittent fasting that I find it very difficult to eat an egg 30min after waking up. Pls is it ok to do the intermittent fasting and then start eating my eggs at noon?

  6. Cheryl Jarrett says:

    I am on day 4 of the egg fast and this morning I am up 1.5 lbs. I understand water retention but honestly don’t think I should be retaining any right now. Little confused. I’m pretty sure I should be losing. This morning I’m at the weight I started my first day of the egg fast. What’s going on? Tia

    • KetoWoman says:

      Sorry, there is no information here to go on and make a guess. I would suggest that you join the egg fast group and share your daily menu there. Other than that, there are so many variables to weight loss including hormones, your current weight/height, what you were eating pre egg fast, medications, exercise, how close to goal …


    Okay, I hope you are still reading comments:D:D It seams that some think cream cheese is not okay, but you have it in your sample menu. Also, is tabasco okay in place of the siracha? And, I know for myself, I asked about heavy cream b/c I use it in my hot tea & had already had it that morning that I wanted to start.

    • KetoWoman says:

      who are these people who don’t like cream cheese!? I don’t get them 🙂 Cream cheese counts as a cheese but all cheeses are best limited to under 4 ounces a day for best results. As far as hot sauces, sure just a few drops would be fine, a little goes a long way. There is no HWC on the egg fast. Good luck!

  8. Holly says:

    Hi, would I be able to drink herbal teas (such as Rose, Jasmine etc) while on this diet? Many thanks,

  9. Stacy says:

    How much coffee can I drink on an egg fast? Whether bulletproof or black.

    • KetoWoman says:

      There is no upper limit if coffee does not affect your weight loss. With the bullet proof coffee you do have to count the fats and make sure you consume an egg for every tbsp and you can only use egg fast ingredients, so no HWC.

  10. Nicole says:

    Hi Keto Woman,
    I feel cheese makes me stall. What can I use instead of cheese. Thought of bacon or do you have any better idea?
    How do I get potassium best in?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Cheese actually makes a lot of people stall. On the egg fast it is completely optional, the only thing to add in place of cheese if you are still hungry is another egg and fat.
      Save the other stuff for transitioning off. For potassium some people use no salt or lo salt which has added potassium. Good luck!

  11. Shirley says:

    It says that you need to eat within 1/2 hour of waking. I wake up and immediately go to the gym so I usually don’t eat for at least a few hours after waking except for ketones. Will this hinder results?

    • KetoWoman says:

      I don’t think it will hurt. But some people who go to the gym first thing in the morning say they have incredible energy when they drink a coffee on the way that is spiked with 2 of their fats for the day, say coconut oil or butter. Might want to give that a try and see.

  12. Betty clapp says:

    Hi! Just starting the egg fast and have 2 questions I don’t believe have been asked but if they have, I apologize in advance!
    First, are you including the water from your 16oz coffee in your daily water consumption?
    Second, the egg tracker app lists “butter” but not any other fats…do we track all fats under the butter icon as well?
    Thanks for your help!

    • KetoWoman says:

      Hi Betty! The egg tracker, yes just count all the fats under butter. It was an easy way to keep it all on one screen and the egg fast is pretty simple, only 4 things to track really. As far as the coffee water being counted I have heard both side of the argument on this one and I would go with whatever you feel comfortable with. The caveat being as long as not *all* your water is coffee if that makes sense? Have some plain water as well 🙂

  13. Deanna Mckinnon says:

    The 1 ounce of cheese allowed per egg, can it be cottage cheese?

  14. oddball says:

    can you just start going on the egg fast to lose weight?

    • KetoWoman says:

      You’ll have to decide that on your own. In the facebook group I have seen that people who are not already low carb get severe keto flu and the fast is not as effective for them because they gain it right back after. The idea is to go back to low carb/keto after but if you are not a low carber then it doesn’t work as well.

  15. Abby says:

    I was just wondering, i kicked myself out of keto the other day should i wait till im back in it before i start my egg fast?

    • KetoWoman says:

      That is completely up to you! It if was me, I’d do it, there’s no faster way that I know of to get back into ketosis.

  16. Dana Wilson says:

    Hi, I am on day 6 of EF. 8 lbs lost so far. Stalled for several months on low carb diet. Lost 125 lbs doing that and have another 85 to go. Wondering if I can do 5 days on EF, 2 days LC or 12 days on, 2 days off. Your thoughts on cycles? And is it safe to continue doing for entire 85 lbs? Thanks for all the great info you have provided!

    • KetoWoman says:

      I like doing the cycles and that’s how I did my first 4 egg fasts, 5 days on, 2 days off. Back then we didn’t know the best way to transition, so I always gained on my 2 days off, but I was still happy with how much I was down after a month. You can read about that here.

  17. Amber Baird says:

    Do you think unsweetened iced teas are ok instead of diet soda?

  18. j says:

    Hi Keto Woman. Thanks for the info.
    Question: Must I have the 1:1 butter and eggs at the same time or must it match up by the end of the day? So If I just have bulletproof coffee (butter+mct) in the morning does that count against the fat I should be eating? Or should I then go 1:1 as the day goes on (eg: 6 eggs + 6 tbsp of butter)?

    • KetoWoman says:

      You don’t need to ingest the fats and eggs at the same time, just be equal by the end of the day. And it doesn’t matter how you have them, if you swallow a fat, it counts as a fat. So be sure to measure what you are putting in the coffee.

  19. Alysha says:

    What if I eat too much butter lol? I don’t think my eggs matched my fat intake :/

    • KetoWoman says:

      I guess you will have to see what happens! If you are happy with the results then maybe it’s ok for you!

  20. Kay says:

    Is the fat a requirement? Could you just eat eggs and nothing else for a week?

    • KetoWoman says:

      On this egg fast the fat is a requirement in a 1 tbsp fat to 1 egg ratio. It is what keeps you full. Of course, you can do whatever you like, but that is not this egg fast, that is some other diet. 🙂

      • Kay says:

        Thanks. I’ve been keto for a month and started the egg fast on Tuesday. I’m not hungry and I am barely able to eat 6 eggs more less adding any fat.

  21. Diya says:

    Can I have coffee with cream

    • KetoWoman says:

      Did you read this FAQ? Of course, you can do whatever you like, but that is not this egg fast, that is some other diet. 🙂

  22. Patricia says:

    Does not seem to work. Been eating keto for weeks!

    First, i started with 6 eggs, 6 fats. Gained weight. Then i thought- maybe increase the eggs and fats to 8:8. Gained some more weight. And i weigh 181 lbs, 5’00”.

    What am i doing wrong? Should i reduce eggs? I do really well lo cal. But, with keto and this egg fast, i seem to loose very little or nothing at all!

  23. Tami Lambert says:

    How do you get the tbl of fat if you eat hard boiled eggs during the. For instance I work long shift at a restaurant so is have to bring a hard boiled egg with me since I can’t cook it at my work.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Lots of options! You could use mayo as your fat and make devilled eggs or egg salad. You could make the egg muffins and take those to work, they have the fat built right in. You could put butter and/or coconut oil in your coffee and eat the egg plain. You could bring along the egg fast waffles and put butter and sugar free syrup on those. For more ideas check out Sample Day1, Sample Day 2, and Sample Day 3.

  24. Lisa says:

    I don’t like the taste of coffee, can I still do this without having it?

  25. Lala says:

    I’m not sure if anyone asked this question.There are too many comments to read through, lol. Do you exercise while doing the egg fast?

    • KetoWoman says:

      The rule of thumb is to continue doing whatever you were already doing, you may feel a little less energetic. But the egg fast is not the time to start something brand new as far as exercise, I would wait the few days until you are done.

  26. Kanch says:

    Hi I am kanchan. I am following egg diat nearly two weeks but lose only one kilo. I don’t know what went wrong. Meanwhile I do exercise.having more water. I have coffee with Palm sugar without milk.taking sweet corn,fruits, wholemeal bread2slice,veggies,boiled chicken. This is what my menu.if this is ok or not pls let me know proper diet plan that willbe great to me. Thanks looking for your answer. Bye.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Sorry to tell you Kanchan that none of the food that you listed are on the Egg Fast. There is no sugar, no corn, no fruit, no bread, no veggies and no chicken on the egg fast. Only eggs, butter coconut oil and mayo. Please read the instructions here and you will likely do better. Here is a sample meal plan for the first day. Also the egg fast is for people who are doing keto or low carb, it sounds like you don’t do that? You might also want to check out the basics of keto first before you try the egg fast. Good luck!

  27. Ella says:

    Hi, I was wondering if olive oil (or some cooking oil) can be used as the source of fat? I am thinking of using the tbsp of fat per egg by frying them in oil. Also, I’ve never been on a keto diet before- how long can I egg fast without having long-term health issues? Would a 5 day a week egg fast, with low carb diet (and eggs for two meals out of 3) the two other days, work long term? I personally love eggs and never had a particular psychological need for diet diversity, so while it seems restrictive to many, this diet wouldn’t inconvenience me at all and I really want it to work.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Olive oil is not a good oil for cooking, you are better off using the coconut oil and /or butter. You can do the egg fast and on/off indefinitely and you would lose weight. Many people do that as their ongoing keto food plan. If you have not done keto/low carb before just be aware that the keto flu can be severe. Be sure to read my keto flu article to prepare yourself.

  28. Rainy says:

    Is there a safe amount of days to follow this? I did notice you had mentioned someone had followed it for 30 days! I have had great results following this fast for 3 days losing close to 7 lbs…makes me want to continue for a little while longer!!!

    • KetoWoman says:

      It’s perfectly safe to keep going for a few more days if you want to. The most important piece of this whole thing is to transition properly back to low carb so that you don’t gain back what you lost and figure out how to move forward and keep losing.

  29. Betsy says:

    Can I add a tsp of unsweetened creamer to my coffee with a packet of spenda while on egg fast?

    • KetoWoman says:

      It’s definitely not egg fast protocol, so up to you! I would try blending your coffee with coconut oil and/or butter instead. Comes out nice and creamy and 100% on protocol.

  30. Carmen says:

    What is the max numbers of eggs you can eat in a day?

    • KetoWoman says:

      There actually is not a maximum, but be sure to get the fats in because that is what stops the hunger. I was never able to eat more than 8 eggs/fats anytime I have done the egg fast. Eat as many eggs and matching fats to be satisfied but never stuffed.

  31. Natalie Ober says:

    What about iced tea with lemon no sugar the crystal light mix

    • KetoWoman says:

      You can have up to 3 servings of sweetener a day and crystal lite falls into that category. Although this is like a cleanse so I would probably go without it for a few days. One of the goals of the egg fast is to figure out what stalls you. Products like that are known to stall many people.

  32. Brianna says:

    I really appreciate the information you’ve put up for us all to learn from. I’ve been keto for nearly 2 months now and I just started my EF last night. I have had the runs all day, and I’m definitely not hungry enough to be eating every few hours. Is this digestive distress normal, and is it “against the rules” to eat fewer than 6 eggs per day? Thanks!

    • KetoWoman says:

      I find that coconut oil can give me the runs, it has a natural laxative effect. And if I happen to have coconut oil and xylitol at the same time, watch out!
      The thing with the 6 eggs, it’s not so much about setting an arbitrary rule, it’s more about protecting your lean muscle. Fewer than 6 eggs is not only low calorie, it’s also low protein. And if your body has no carbs and no protein and you are eating so low in calories, it’s going to go hunting for other places to get energy and your organs can suffer. Please don’t think you will lose faster with less than 6 eggs/fats. The only thing you will lose faster are things you really want to keep!

      • Brianna says:

        Thanks for the speedy reply! Not trying to cut calories, just suffering from an upset tummy and can’t stand the thought of cramming more eggs down my throat at the moment. I’ll stick to it and cross my fingers the upset dissipates. 🙂

  33. Aileen says:

    Hello KetoWoman =) I tried the egg fast last week for 3 days lost a total of 5lbs. Went off it Thurs to Sunday and gained 0.5 back which is still Great! I restarted this Monday again trying to complete 5 days. My question is how long can I do this eggfast for? Can I do this once a week say for 3 days a week then back to my paleo or clean eating until I get to my goal weight? Is it healthy to be doing this once a week? THANK YOU so much!

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, as far as I’m concerned you can do it anytime you feel you need a cleanup in your plan. I did actually do it 4 weeks in a row once with weekends off for regular keto. I lost about 13 pounds total for the month. But now it’s just a once in awhile thing for me. Sometimes even just 1 day. Thanks for the question!

  34. elvrol says:

    can i have my whole wheat bread with avocado? and can i also chew bubble gum (sugar free)… and finally can have apple or banana as a snack during the day?

    • KetoWoman says:

      ahhh, No , no, no and no. None of those things are on a low carb diet. This is a low carb site. Good luck 🙂

  35. Gabby says:

    Is it normal to loose only 3kg in the 7th day

    • KetoWoman says:

      Did you really say *only* 3 kg!? That’s almost 7 pounds! To lose 7 pounds after stalling this is great news. Some people lose much less, some more, we are all different. COngratulations! Now be sure to transition very slowly back to low carb or it will come back.

  36. Cordelia says:

    I’m on day 6 of EF.. I’ve lost 6 pounds. My problem is I’m having a lot of trouble getting all my fats in… For instance today I’m at 5 eggs, 4 fats… I’m pretty sure I’m experiencing keto flu.. I really want to keep going on this EF… I have some liquid coconut cooking oil… Would it count as my fats if I just take a tablespoon of it like Medicine?

  37. WaveRider says:

    I also have not lost after 3 days. I am going to cut out mayo and stick to butter and coconut oil to see if mayo was the cause. Yes I do drink enough water and no I do not eat any cheese. Just simply 1 egg to 1 tbls. Of fat and BP tea, 1 tbl. Coconut oil and butter. I will keep going to see what happens.

    • KetoWoman says:

      I’m very sorry to hear that but some people report getting a big whoosh at Day 4 or 5. Give it a couple more days if you can!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Hi! what is the recipe you use for BPT? I have tried the BPC and just am not a fan of coffee flavor.

      Thank you!

  38. Lee Anne Hudgins says:

    What is the name of your Facebook group? I am on Day 2 and I have the app

  39. Jannett says:

    I’m ending day 2 of my egg fast & feel great! I really appreciated all the sharing of the information on this. I’ve only eaten eggs, butter, block cheese & on day 2 I had a BPC & a total of 7 eggs, 6T of butter & 4 oz of block cheese & Im over my macros of 1386 so I guess that’s okay during the fast? Day 1 I was under but I guess the BPC put me over. What’s your opinion? BTW I put in a request to join your FB egg fast group. Thanks!

  40. Yimi says:

    I have a 6 and half month old baby who is still nursing but I desperately need to shed some body fat. Will I continue to lactate if I go on the egg fast?

    I intend to nurse my baby until she’s at least one year old.

    • KetoWoman says:

      I have no experience with Egg Fast and a nursing baby. Have you tried just keeping your carbs very low and eating protein, fat and veggies. In other words, just the regular low carb diet? It should work just as well and give you the range of nutrition you need. By the way. you don’t need dairy for a nursing baby, I raised 4 healthy children, all breastfed and I can tolerate very little dairy. Plenty of healthy veggies and protein will keep your nursing baby going. My doctor was totally on board.

  41. Kim Paulo says:

    can i add salt to the eggs or drink chicken broth so I can avoid keto flu? Thanks by the way for this amazing blog. I found myself stuck into it for days on end Hahaha. Its just something that gives me hope esp now that im experiencing a plateau. Also, is it just me or even three scrambled or three boiled eggs doesnt fill me up? Or maybe its only during the first two to three days?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, do add salt, it will help. Be sure if you eat 2-3 eggs that you also eat 2-3 fats to match. The fat is what keeps you full on this and by about the third day, many people experience quite a decrease in hunger. Good luck!

      • Medea says:

        You didn’t specifically address the chicken broth question.

        I ask because I plan to start the EF tomorrow; but, I have a lovely batch of chicken based bone broth that seems to help greatly at keeping me from having muscle cramps & headaches. I was wondering if it was allowed/advisable on the EF? If not, I’ll freeze it for after the EF. If it is allowed, it makes a yum version of egg drop soup that would allow me a way to have a warm ‘comfort meal ‘ while still on the EF.

        Thank you in advance!

      • Medea says:

        Btw, if it matters, this batch of bone broth is a result of a long slow simmer using the drippings from a roasted chicken , any excess skin, fat, bones, the neck, livers, etc, that was then strained & stored. There is no added sugar, seasoning, etc in it.

  42. Kim Paulo says:

    I have a question. Im just new to this LCHF thing and to be honest, ive always love my carbs (not good right?) so Im just trying to skip the extreme keto because its 2 months before summer break and by that time, my whole keto effort would be wasted. Im 18 years old by the way. 5ft in height (yes im too small) and 46 kgs. Ive tried so many diets just to freaking not see that 46 on the scale everytime I stepped into it. The fact that im a complete endomorph just makes keto the most ideal to me since Im very carb intolerant (carbs make me fat). But ive decided to try that next semester on my fourth year in college (after summer hell).

    So yeah, ive tried weight loss cereals and the likes but the 46 had not left the weighing scale. Also, i can only weigh myself in the school because i dont have my own ws at home. So everytime I drink my morning 30onz of water, I was 46. But when i dont drink water (oh god its killing me not to drink in the morning) I get 45. So I guess the latter was more.accurate..

    So here comes the question haha. Egg Fast would be my intro to Low Carb, so is it okay i lf I add salt to my eggs or drink chicken stock during the egg fast just so I could not have Keto Flu (because were in the middle of the second sem)?

    I reallyx10 want to get over this monthlong plateau. And im just so amazed and thankful that I found your blog. Its like im going over it everyday and it just really motivates me to try.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, absolutely add lots of salt to your eggs! It will help you. I would actually use some of that Lo Salt because it has potassium, which will help minimize your keto flu symptoms. Broth is not officially on the egg fast, but if you start suffering then have some. Some also swear by powerade zero, pickle juice (blech to me) I guess we all have our favorite tricks.

  43. TRISH says:

    7.4 lbs in 2 days. Following pretty strictly… eggs 6 cheese 6 butter… some. Working great for me!

    Going to start a fitness challenge next week and incorporate exercise!

  44. Dee says:

    Tanks Ketowoman for all the information. I am presently fasting as a Christian though and on LCHF diet but I will like to use the egg fast to break my fast every evening for the next three days . Is this ok?
    Will appreciate an answer want to start tomorrow. Thank you

    • KetoWoman says:

      I am so sorry I missed your message. My message alerts for this blog stopped working and I didn’t realize until today. Still not fixed but at least now I know! I’m actually not sure what you mean by breaking your fast every night? Do you mean that you are fasting during the day and want to eat an egg fast meal at night?

  45. Nwakaego oputa says:

    New here,can I still take my detox water while doing the egg fast.

  46. Amanda says:

    I seemed to have gained weight while on the egg fast. I’m on day 3, started at 160 and now 164. I eat about 6-7 eggs a day with a tablespoon of fat for each egg. I use mct oil and coconut oil only since I can’t have dairy.

    Do you have any advice?

    • KetoWoman says:

      No, I can’t imagine why you didn’t lose anything. Some people who are coming from a low calorie or low fat diet do gain, it’s for people doing LCHF. Other things that can make this happen are medications, hormones and age. Other than that, it doesn’t work for everyone so try something else.

    • Brooke says:

      Make sure to drink loads of water and eat little salt. Don’t eat cheese and what helps me is if instead of a tablespoon of actual fat, I have tub butter because it’s lower in fat but it’s still bitter. That just helps me

  47. Rel says:

    Was wondering if avocados ok to eat and is it ok to eat 4 or 5 eggs?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Avocados are a great food to eat during regular LCHF/keto but they are not an egg fast food. 4-5 eggs with fats won’t give you enough calories. 6 eggs plus 6 tbsp fat is not even 1100 calories so shoot for that.

  48. NS says:

    I’m 128 lbs and have hit a platue. I would like to get to my original weight of 120. Do u think the egg fast would benifit someone who dosnt have a lot weight.

    I’ve worked really really hard to get down from 150 to 128. I’m just scared eating all these eggs and butter will make me gain weight. I would be devastated if that happens.

    • KetoWoman says:

      I really can’t say if it will work for you not having much information to go on. You should join the Facebook group and ask in there as there are many people of varying sizes and weights who have done this.

  49. Julie says:

    I’ve noticed that there is cream cheese in egg fast recipies. Do we count it as a fat or cheese?

  50. Brooke says:

    This works! I lost nine pounds in three days! Thank you so much!

    • KetoWoman says:

      wow, that’s pretty amazing. Just be sure to ease slowly back into low carb though. You want your regular low carb to be nice and clean like the egg fast in order to keep losing the weight. Congrats!

  51. Brooke says:

    Hi! One more question how do people lose so much weight on this diet? I mean there are a lot of calories per day required so how do you lose weight so fast? Oh and can I exercise?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, you can exercise but if the egg fast is your first foray into a low carb diet you can expect to get keto flu symptoms which might make you too tired to exercise. The egg fast is an extreme version of low carb which is why the weight comes off so fast.

  52. Brooke says:

    Hi! I’m so excited to try this but will I lose the weight faster if I have one teaspoon of fat per egg instead? It would be difficult for me to have 1 tbsp of fat per egg

    • KetoWoman says:

      No actually you won’t lose weight faster like that. The Egg Fast is a subset of the LCHF diet, Low Carb HIGH Fat. That fat will keep you full and kill your appetite after a couple days so you will be less likely to cave in.
      Maybe get your feet wet first by trying out regular low carb or keto for a few weeks to get used to eating higher fat. Ease into it, so to speak.
      Whatever you decide, good luck!

  53. LB says:

    What if I just followed the egg fast diet for a few months would that be safe?

    • KetoWoman says:

      I think it would be terribly boring but people have done it for extended periods. I can’t really say what would be safe for you to do, why not try it for a few days and see how that goes?

  54. johnnysgirl says:

    Wondering why one has to have an egg within 30 minutes of waking? By the time I’ve showered, dressed and done whatever, it’s more than 30 minutes since waking.

    And define waking… as in the point your body has woken up from sleep, or the process of getting out of bed? I know, silly question, but I “wake” early for 10-15 minutes when my husband goes to work, but return to sleep for another hour or two.

    • KetoWoman says:

      First, you don’t HAVE to do it! It’s a guideline that was set out by the original creator of the fast. It goes on the theory that you need to kick start your metabolism by eating early and then continue to eat small amounts throughout the day to keep your metabolism burning. Just do what works for your schedule. And define waking, ummm over thinking it a bit, I think! 🙂 Best of luck!

  55. ben says:

    hi my name is Ben from India. I’m really interested to start keto but I’m sure you know staple Indian cuisine consists of carbohydrates. so I have decided to go keto with 10 eggs per day with 100-120 g coconut oil. and sometimes chicken occasionnally. will it work for me? will I go into ketosis with this diet? I have never done keto diet before. I could really use some guidance in this. thank you.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Hi Ben from India! Yes, you will definitely go into ketosis eating that way. You might feel a little sick for a few days (Keto Flu). Good luck!

  56. lana says:

    Hi, is it safe to do an egg fast awhile recovering from surgery or how long to wait after surgery to start? I have been Lchf for 2 years and have done ef a couple of times with good results. I want to do it again after gaining a couple of kgs while still eating good food but far too many hence gaining some weight. Is this safe? Also can I have homemade bone broth while on ef? Thanks

    • KetoWoman says:

      I don’t feel comfortable at all advising you what to eat after surgery. I’m not a medical professional in any way, I would eat healthy low carb until your strength comes back. The Egg fast is very restrictive, really it’s just eggs, butter and cheese so no bone broth in that mix. With your surgery recovery going on, have some bone broth and try the egg fast later.

  57. Dailly Garcia says:

    Hi, my name is Dailly and today is my first day of the egg fast. I am anticipating that I will most likey go through severe carb withdrawl, being that it was my main consumption before starting haha. Anyways, I’m pretty good about sticking to my goals, so my question is can we substitute anything for the butter/oils or can we leave them out? For example, whenever I eat hard boiled eggs I would prefer not to have butter or oil with them.

    • KetoWoman says:

      You can eat the butter separately, like in your coffee. But it really is 1 tbsp fat for each egg, that is the magic formula that makes it all work. I would suggest following low carb, high fat for awhile before attempting the egg fast. Good luck!

  58. kimberly says:

    What is “xyz”?

  59. suzanne says:

    sorry am confused are u suppose to have cheese and butter with each egg meal or only an oil like mayo or coconut or butter been trying to follow …. lost 3 pounds after first day. as long as i do not have something sweet even stevia i have no hunger or desire toeat

    • KetoWoman says:

      The cheese is completely optional and most people lose better without it. For the eggs, just have 1 tbsp fat per egg (butter,mayo,coconut oil). That’s it! Good luck!

  60. Hello! Can I substitute coconut oil for olive oil in egg fast?

  61. margie gerdes says:

    I think the reason you get so many questions about HWC is because butter is allowed. It just doesn’t make sense and people have problems understanding things that don’t make sense. If you whip HWC with nothing else… it turns into butter

    • KetoWoman says:

      The HWC you buy in the store is nothing like that! Think about it this way as well, if you take the amount of HWC people are using in their LCHF daily diets and compare it to the amount of butter used, I think you might see the problem. There is an overuse of it, period. Besides all that, they don’t need my permission, they can use all the HWC they want. Thanks for commenting!

      • Rachel says:

        But it is the same..because I have done it before as a science experiment with my own children. heavy cream a marble and a glass jar…they walked around the house for an hour + shaking it and VIOLA! Butter. I’m not joking…so I do believe it is just quantity as you mentioned. 🙂 Thanks for the great guide and hopefully people find what works (and doesn’t!) for them.

        • Brandy says:

          You eliminate a lot of the natural sugars/carbs when you make the butter. It’s the remaining liquid you pour out. Definitely not the same even though the beginning product was the same

  62. Charlene says:

    I have to say I have been banting for quite some time and hit my plateau….stayed there for a long time. This egg fast (I’m on day 2 of the 7day meal plan by Melissa) and I have to say, I am feeling quite lethargic, I’m an avid egg lover, so its easy for me to eat, but sheesh no energy. I am trying to stay away from the scale for this week and I’m aiming to lose around 4kg. Love the Blog by the way.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Thanks for stopping by to say Hello! A lot of people do feel that tiredness on the EF and it’s really just a bit of Keto Flu. Even people who are Banting or Low Carb or LCHF, or whatever still get it on the egg fast. I think you’ll feel great in a couple days!

  63. Marcy says:

    I’ve heard so much about Egg Fasts, but never really paid it much attention. I’ve hit the dreaded plateau recently though and have been giving it a lot of thought. I “get” LCHF because I’ve done it for so long (started many, many years ago on Sommersizing, though that was more of a gimmick to sell all her products…the LCHF side of it worked wonders) and I’ve tried enough of them, that I pretty much know what causes my gains and when.

    I also know that I can “wait out” my stall, but I’m impatient. I’m not a 23-year old anymore and I’ve got littles ones to chase now! I can tell you that it’s so much easier to do at 258.2 lbs (today’s weight) than it was at 305.6 lbs (my weight on April 20th 2015), I want to see what another 47 lbs off feels like! And another 70 or so after that, but one step at a time.

    Okay, long winded way to get to my question…where’s the iOS version of the app? It looks great, but we are an “Apple family” and I can’t use the android app. I even went looking for a “best replacement” and there are NO egg fast apps for iOS.

    Okay, back to my research before my kids wake up and distract me!

    • KetoWoman says:

      Well, there is good news, bad news and more good news! The good news is that the app is coming! The bad new is the ios version of the app will be available hopefully by Christmas, but not sooner. But the really good news is that you don’t need the app to the egg fast! Everything you need is here on this blog and/or in the Facebook group. My son actually made the app as a favor to me, but the first couple times I egg fasted I just used a scratch pad. Low tech yes, but honestly, we are just tracking eggs, butter and cheese servings and that is all the app does as well. Good luck, you’ll be fine!

  64. Carmen says:

    I am planning to start the Egg fast tomorrow and I was wondering if coconut milk is allowed… I know that the rules call for coconut oil, but I would like to know if I could also try coconut milk with my morning coffee. I am planning to go half cup coconut milk with coffee in the mornings… Does that sound ok? Thanks in advance for your advice.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Well, in the end, everything is up to you. But coconut milk is not on the egg fast. Sorry! Try the coffee blended with coconut oil and butter. You might be pleasantly surprised! 🙂

  65. billie says:

    Made it to day 3 didnt plan and ate ham for lunch opened me up to lots of temptation gave in on watermelon holding out on thw kids doritos….

  66. Ruth says:

    Are multivitamins and similar supplements allowed?

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, a simple multivitamin is fine during the egg fast. Personally I only take magnesium but that is me.

  67. Elizabeth says:

    I have a dairy allergy, what can I use in place of the dairy cheese? Can I do goat cheese instead? Just want to make sure it’s acceptable for the egg fast! TIA, E

    • KetoWoman says:

      Don’t forget the cheese is completely optional! I’m not really familiar with goat cheese, but I think as long as it is real, unprocessed cheese, it will be acceptable for the egg fast. Good luck!

  68. Patty says:

    Thank you for posting this egg fast info. I was weak and the Halloween “sugar bender” came knocking at my door. I answered, wearing my naughty nurse outfit. We engaged in a torrid affair and I am now ketosis free

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