Egg Fast Diet FAQ Frequently Asked Questions


Keto Egg Fast FAQ. All your questions answered plus egg fast menu plans and recipes.

Keto Egg Fast Diet FAQ and Rules

I 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! (Updated Dec 2018 There are over 35,000 members!)

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! Keto Egg Fast Coffee - So easy and delicious way to start your keto morning! 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?  Hmmm, just saying.

Part 2 of this question is Butter is made from cream, so they are the same thing and so why can’t I have it? No, they are not the same thing! When you make butter (try it in a jar), all that liquid that is left over once you finally have butter, is in fact buttermilk.

Don’t send me hate mail on this one, and hear this:  You will not die if you spend a few days without heavy cream! 

And this might help, I call it Egg Fast Coffee

  • Blend 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp butter into your coffee (use a blender)
  • Whip that thing up like a latte.
  • Maybe add  a little stevia, you will have a new friend and no dairy! Try it! :-)

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.  This will ensure you are getting the minimum amount of protein for good health. Any less than this and you are not doing your body any good.
  • In the Egg Fast support group, the sweet spot seems to be 7-8 eggs with corresponding fats and a minimal amount of cheese.
  • There is no official maximum number of eggs you can have but too many eggs is when 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 the egg fast is approximately 85% fat, their hunger is killed by the 3rd day and they will often have trouble getting in the 6 eggs plus 6 tbsp fat.

Can I do Intermittent Fasting with the Egg Fast?

Absolutely! Just follow whatever eating schedule you currently use. Be sure to still get your minimum of 6 eggs and 6 fats.

Is the Egg Fast Diet Safe? How long can I do the Egg Fast?

These 2 questions are really the same, people worry about eating too many eggs for too long. It just shows how great a job the government did to brainwash us! The core of the concern seems to be that people are afraid of cholesterol.

Eggs have cholesterol and so therefore they must be bad! These concerns are based on science that is 50 years old!

I have been eating eggs daily for several years (4 or more every day!) and my cholesterol numbers are excellent! Please read this informative article to start your re-education.

Most people do the egg fast because they have hit a weight loss plateau while doing Keto 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 and lost 27 pounds! You can also read his book about cholesterol called  Cholesterol ClarityEgg fast menu and rules frequently asked questions.  You will be blown away by this information.

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 MCT oil and/or 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 the Keto (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:

Will I get constipated on the egg fast?

  • 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 Egg fast menu and rules frequently asked questions. and that should get things moving along again.
  • Another thing that works really well is Smooth Move tea!

What Fats Do You Eat on the Egg Fast?low carb egg fast

Can You Have Sweeteners on the Egg Fast?

The original 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 oneEgg fast menu and rules frequently asked questions. or try out some of those new sweeteners that use a blend of stevia and erythritol such as So Nourished sweetener. If you can get through this without any sweetener, even better because you will lose your taste for sweetness.

Can I Chew Gum on the Egg Fast?

Yes you can. BUT! (You saw that coming right?!) Each serving of gum will counts towards your 3 servings of sweetener per day.

Unless you are using absolutely no other sweeteners on the egg fast then consider saving the gum for emergency situations.

Am I allowed to have ‘__________’ food? (Fill in the blank!)

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 ‘_________’ is not eggs, butter or cheese, then the answer is this:  ‘_______’ is not on the Egg Fast and so you better either not have it, or have as little as possible.  And no point in asking others if it’s ok to have this blankety blank item on the egg fast, you need to make that decision for yourself.

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. You don’t need to ask me for permission. 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.

But please, if you do add something non compliant to your egg fast, do not go into the egg fast support group and ask people for permission to do it or tell others to do the same! Make you own decision and be accountable to yourself.

‘________’ food 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 Keto 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, heavy cream 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 ‘But I eat tons of ‘_______’ 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! And if that is why you are doing it, I support you in that!

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

By regular eating, hopefully you mean Keto or 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 from egg fast to keto here.

Is there an Egg Fast menu plan I can follow?

Yes, I have many free recipes and sample food plans on this page.  I have also developed an Egg Fast Mix and Match Menu pack that includes a 5 Day Plan, a 5 Day Dairy free plan and a 5 Day Transition plan.  You can check that out right here:

egg fast plan book cover page

Also see free egg fast menu planning ideas here:

Egg Fast Three Day Sample Menu

Three days of Keto Egg Fast menu and recipe ideas.

Keto Egg Fast Recipes

  1. Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites for the Egg Fastimage of printables
  2. Egg Fast Lemon Cheesecake Fat Bombs
  3. Egg Fast Cloud Bread
  4. Keto Mini Egg Fast Pizzas
  5. Egg Fast Lemon Filled Danish
  6. Egg Puffs Recipe
  7. Mascarpone Hazelnut Low Carb Cheesecake Muffins
  8. Egg Fast Waffles
  9. Recipe to make your own mayo!

If you are on Pinterest you can follow me at  KetogenicWoman for everything Egg Fast and Keto related.

Keeping Track of your Eggs and Fats on the Egg Fast

The free Egg Fast Tracker App for iPhone and Android. Helps with Egg Fast tracking!
The Egg Fast Tracker App

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.

Keto Egg Fast FAQ. All your questions answered plus egg fast menu plans and recipes.

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    1. It’s not part of the egg fast so you’ll have to assess the ingredients and macros and make that call on whether to include it or live without it for a few days.

  1. Hi there,
    Will continuing to take my supplements have an affect? I use pre workout when going to the gym as well as an appetite suppressant/energy booster (2x tablets 3 times a day) and then at the end of the day I take a night time magnesium based shred powder. Should I stop these while I do this fast? I also take various vitamins too such as Vit D, Calcium, a Multivitamin etc, will these affect my end result too?
    Thanks in advance 🙏

    1. I honestly don’t think supplements will have a negative effect, BUT I would definitely check the labels and make sure there isn’t sugar or anything that will add carbs.

  2. Hi, is there any reason not to use Ghee instead of butter? It’s not on the fat list but it’s such a better option if sensitive to dairy.

    1. well, first using vinegar is completely optional, I normally don’t even use it. If you do want to add it, I would think that any vinegar will be fine, but white vinegar would have the most neutral flavor.

  3. Butter is dairy and buttermilk, the real stuff, not the stuff in the carton at the grocery store, is water with a little bit of protein.

    1. That’s a personal choice! I can never make it past 4-5 days but I’ve heard of people doing 30 days! As far as how often, I would do it whenever you feel like you’ve hit a plateau on regular keto and need to reset again.

      1. The creator of the fast did it for 30 days, this is entirely up to you as to how long. As far as how often, again, up to you. I tend to do it only when I feel really stuck, or have been on vacation and enjoyed a little too much carb creep!

  4. Bullet proof coffee?
    (All mixed in a blender)
    3/4 cup Cold Decaf coffee (my choice i prefer not to have the stimulant
    3 eggs
    2tbs mct oil
    2tbs kerrigold
    1tsp stevia
    3 ice cubes
    3 frozen black coffee ice cubes
    1/2 cup ph balanced electrolyte enhanced water

    Then on non egg fast days I add:
    (1 scoop bone broth protein powder
    2 packets of monk fruit (instead of stevia)
    Splash of HWC
    3/4cup of Caffeinated Joe (caffeine water)

    1. Yes, you can certainly do that and add an egg somewhere else in the day. Also no carbs in that electrolyte water(I’m not sure what the ingredients are for what you are using).For people who are new to Keto though, I would recommend not starting out with that much fat in your drink unless you can be beside a toilet for the day! Newbies start with 1 egg, 1 tbsp fat blended in your coffee and then go from there.

  5. Should I really not worry about calories? I have been using Carb Manager with great success and it tells me I should have 1145 kCal per day. I am about to start my first egg fast, and even at the minimum of 6 eggs per day (plus 3 tbsp butter and 3 oz cheese) I would be on 1364 kCal per day. I’m nervous…especially as I highly doubt 6 eggs will be enough!

    1. It’s really only for a few days and after having been an admin in the Egg Fast Stall Breaker group for the last few years, it appears that most people get best results with 7-8 eggs, 7-8 fats and no cheese. I don’t know why that is for sure but I suspect their body is getting the protein they need. I also have to ask, if what you are already doing is working for you then why do the egg fast at all? It’s here for keto/low carb people that are stuck. And sometimes when we get stuck, doing something radically different even if the calories are a lot higher, will push us past a stall.

    2. Kindly advise if I can use a modified Egg Salad recipe to add variety. This could in life Green Onion, Celery, and some spices such as Curry. I would add Trader Joe Real Mayonnaise for fat

      1. The Egg Fast is fasting from everything except for eggs and fats for 3-5 days. So you will have to make that call on your own.

      1. No, those are technically not on the fast. You are much better off to boil some hot water and add himalayan salt or redmond salt and some of your egg fast butter to make a broth that way. It’s quite tasty!

  6. Is it necessary to eat minimum of 6 eggs? I am not able to eat anything and i ate only 3 eggs with 2 tbsp butter is it fine?

    1. No I don’t think that is fine simply because it’s not enough protein for your body. There are so many recipes that can help you get those 6 eggs down, please try!

  7. I’m wondering – have you ever experimented with just egg fasting every other day, alternating keto days and egg fast days?

    If so, what were the results? I am on week 3, about to start another 3-day egg fast, and the idea of eating eggs for 3 days is making me sick to my stomach ? I am having great results so far, though.

    Thanks for your help!

      1. Your egg fast waffles are helping me get through this! I look forward to eating them every morning ? thank you!

  8. Hi! I would be using duck eggs for my egg fast. Since a duck egg has double the fat of a chicken egg…

    What fat-to-duck egg ratio do you recommend? Would it be 1.5tbsp to an egg or 2tbsp? :)

    Oh! And can we use MCT oil for the egg fast?

    Thanks a bunch! :)

  9. Hi! If I’ll be using duck eggs, what’s the recommended egg-to-fat ratio? Since it’s double the amount of fat in a duck egg vs a chicken egg…
    Would the ratio be 1 duck egg to 1.5 Tbsp of Fat? Or 2 Tbsp?

    And.. Is MCT oil allowed for the egg fast?

    Thank you! :)

    1. It’s more about the protein and the duck egg only has a little more protein than a chicken egg. I would continue to stick to 1 tbsp fat per egg. The admins in the Egg Fast group are not big fans of MCT oil over coconut oil due to the MCT oil being more processed. But I think if that is your personal preference then it won’t affect results.

  10. Question regarding strength training and fasting. Not only am I starting an eggfast I want to intermittent fast like 12-18 hours. So eat all my eggs within a 12-6 hour window. My question is how vital is it that I eat my first meal of eggs after my workout? I will be working out at 4 AM and depending on my intermittent fast my first meal should be until 6AM-Noon.

    1. Many people do IF along with the egg fast with great results, so eating in the morning is not vital in my opinion. This is going to be more about how *you* feel after those early workout days. Good luck!

      1. Thank you so much. And just to clarify your recommendation is egg and fat only (butter or such) no cheese?

        1. well it’s just that cheese is so problematic for so many. I barely use it anymore on keto. When I do egg fast I use a max of 2 ounces a day or I would go insane. So it’s just something to be aware of.

          1. So I made a mistake on adding 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream in day 1 , did that throw my fast off and would I have to start over?

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