My Keto Egg Fast Diet RESULTS!

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My Egg Fast Diet Results

Keto Egg Fast Diet Results

My Keto Egg Fast RESULTS!

These are the results I got from following the Keto Egg Fast Diet!

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

The bottom line is that following the egg fast diet did break my stall! (Be sure to read this whole article because I updated my ‘Three Years Later’ results at the bottom!

Not sure what the Egg Fast is? Read my egg fast diet review article:  What is the Egg Fast?

Before and After Egg Fast Results Week 1:

Tuesday morning after Easter weekend I weighed:  264.1  Blecchh!

I followed the 3 day egg diet plan Tues-Thursday. Friday May 2 I weighed 254.4 for a total loss of 9.7 pounds!

Egg Fast Week 2:

After going back to regular Keto 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.

2 week egg diet results so far is 8.7lbs

Egg Fast Week 3:

Followed Keto 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 Keto 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.

After 3 weeks Egg Fast Diet Results : 13.6 lbs

Egg Fast Week 4: 

I went back to Keto over this past weekend and today is Monday May 26. 

I am up one pound and am regular Keto 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. 

Can you do the Egg Fast During the Week and Keto on the Weekends?


Look everyone!  I wrote a page called How to Transition from Egg Fast to Keto because so many people wanted clear guidelines and were freaking out at the fluctuations.  But it’s only a guide!  You have to make this work for YOU!

I really like being on the Egg Fast during the week and doing Keto 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 myself this often 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.

Final Egg Diet Results: 15.7lbs!

I have to feel pretty good about these egg fast results for the following reasons:

  • I am a slow loser
  • There were a few very rough days where I cheated over the long weekend
  • I did full keto on my days off, there was no transition plan

Here is a basic 3 day egg diet menu to help you with meal planning:

Egg Fast Three Day Sample Menu

Three days of Keto Egg Fast menu and recipe ideas.

What does my typical daily menu plan look like on the Egg Fast Diet?

Please keep in mind that these are the foods that I like and you can make up your own menu plan as long as you follow the Keto Egg Fast Rules.

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

Keto Egg Fast Coffee - So easy and delicious way to start your keto morning!

  • Meal 2: 2 eggs scrambled or fried in 1 tbsp butter. Check this method to make perfect sunny side up eggs
  • 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 4Low Carb Waffles 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.

As you can see I kept it pretty simple but as the days go on you need some variety! So I have made up some tasty egg fast diet recipes. You can get a list of my favorite egg fast recipes here. Just scroll down about halfway to see them.

Egg Fast Diet Results 3 years later!

Egg Diet Results after Three Years

Update June 2017! The above article was written after my 1st attempt at the Egg Fast in 2014.

Since then 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.

My Keto Egg Fast Diet Results 3 Years Later and What I Learned!

So 3 years later (June 2017) here is what I have learned that stalls me on Keto:

  • I ate too many fat bombs
  • HWC (heavy cream) 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!

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 back to regular Keto

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415 thoughts on “My Keto Egg Fast Diet RESULTS!”

  1. Hi, You have a truly wonderful, helpful website. I’m putting all this here in one place, as I’m having trouble navigating the many pages and wouldn’t find your replies. I’ve been reading through many recipes and tips, etc. and love eggs so this is great. I’ve been eating raw eggs for most of my adult life (I’m a senior now) except for awhile when we lived in an area where the only eggs I could find were in a grocery store, which I won’t eat raw. I do have a few general questions. I notice you use cream cheese quite a bit, which is fine, but I wonder why no coconut milk – for instance in the smoothie? It’s low carb and good brands have no additives, plus BPA free cans, and also I make my own quite often. I quite frequently make my own eggnog, which is healthy, and SO good. I realize the C. milk wouldn’t be practical for foods needing substance. By the way, since writing this, I did make your Keto Egg Shake and really enjoyed the flavor.

    The other question is about the Skinny Syrup. After checking the website, I see no label with ingredient list. I’ve been following a very healthy lifestyle for over 40 yrs. and I find most items like this may offer good taste, but aren’t healthy, due to chemicals, natural flavors (which can consist of many things) sweeteners, etc. I see sugar as an ingredient, but then it says no sugar. I realize if a product contains less than 0.5g of sugar, it doesn’t have to be disclosed, but I question that small amount for a whole bottle? Is there no ingredient list on the bottle?

    I ‘have’ enjoyed checking out the many good sounding recipes and anxious to try them. I love eggs over easy/med. or poached, but can’t eat them just plain, although I suppose I could use a pancake or Cloud Bread as bread? Would that be acceptable? I was excited to see you do have a Keto bread (and in a 9″x5″pan too) until I saw the almond flour. I’ve never purchased it, as too many almonds = high in poly-unsaturated fats (PUFAs) along with other reasons.

    I’m having trouble understanding serving sizes of some foods – for instance I don’t understand – 2 Cloud breads = 1 egg and 1 ounce cheese. Does this mean I can’t have 2 eggs with a piece (or two) of Cloud Bread? I can’t find it now, but I thought I saw mentioned somewhere to be sure to eat enough. I apologize for all this, but have always been small and never followed a rigid way of eating. Due to a recent hernia and low metabolism from hypothyroidism, I’ve gained a few pounds, and now unable to do my workouts, so thought this might help.

    Please don’t misunderstand, I’m not criticizing you, as I love your site and appreciate your hard work, but just questioning these issues.

    Thank you,

    1. I think some of the confusion is coming from this one thing: Many of these egg recipes are being used by people who are following the EGG FAST stall breaker diet. All of the things you have mentioned would make perfect sense to them but not to someone who doesn’t know about the egg fast and how it works and the very restricted number of ingredients allowed on it.
      Please feel free to adjust the recipes for your own way of following keto and for your own needs!
      I hope that helps! Please feel free to ask again if that answer doesn’t cover everything you asked!

  2. Hello please guide me I did 2 days eggs fast today was my day 3 after 17 hours fast In lunch 2 eggs chaffles but in dinner I added protein.. is it ok in day 3 I added protein ?? Try to stall Keto ?

    1. The egg fast does give best results if you can go for 5 days. But you are still doing very strict keto even if you added protein so don’t be upset over this. Just keep going!

  3. I have a question regarding the egg fast transition, I know that you replace your dinner meal with another protein but how much protein (chicken etc) can you have on day 1-3 of transition? Also can you have a tiny bit of almond milk with coffee/green tea?

    1. There’s not a hard and fast rule, I always like to recommend to eat just enough until satisfied but not stuffed. This will of course be a different amount for each person depending on size, gender, exercise levels, etc
      I think a little unsweetened milk will be fine. Good luck!

  4. I was wondering if there was a day 4&5? I love this and am starting today. I’ve done an egg fast in the past where I just ate boiled eggs and that got boring fast!! I love this and think it’s great!

    1. no, I never did do that! I’m thinking I need to completely revamp this and do it all on one sheet, like a 5 day plan. Since I did these plans, there are so many new recipes to add!

  5. Nancy Anderson

    I don’t have a question- you’ve covered all of this really well. I just wanted to say thanks so much for making all this info available! I’m so happy I found your site!

    1. I think a small sprinkle of chives to make it look pretty would be fine! Not a 1/2 cup or anything, mind you! 🙂

  6. I just started this today! Have been stalled for about 3mo, got frustrated and ate 4 pieces of pizza yesterday. (dumb move) moving on, i hope this helps. Love your info, thank you.

    1. Hey we all do this from time to time, I totally get it! I told myself a long time ago that if I screw up, just start again. After all, what is the alternative? Best of luck to you!

  7. Great read! Can not wait to give this a try as I also am a slow looser and have stalled for the past 3 months. Congrats to the weight loss!

    1. I think it’s worth a try for anyone who is not getting results. It steered me back into the right direction, so I’m happy for that.

      1. Coffee is optional and just a convenient way to get fats in. You could use tea or you could simply use the fats in some other way like in fat bombs.

  8. Did you exercise to lose all those weight? If yes, what exercises do you do and how long? I have 40 lbs to lose but I can’t exercise due to lower back issues.

    1. No, I have been suffering with a knee issue since 2012 and did not and do not exercise. keeping my carbs super low is the only way I can keep my weight down.

    2. Tread mill is the best… Set it up by a tv or down load Netflix, Hulu etc on your phone. Watch your favorite series while on the tread mill . im telling you it’s very addicting. The hard part is , you have to be strong and only watch that series when you are on the tread mill. That makes you want to get back on that tread mill so you cant wait to watch the next episode. Lol it works! I did the cabbage soup diet( lost 6 pounds) for a cleanse and just watched my calories 1200 per day. I lost 3 pounds per week.

  9. I’ve read that every time you eat, you spike insulin. So I only eat once or twice a day which isn’t hard since I’m fat adapted.
    Can you still do EF without the snacking and just eat more during your one to two meals to get the same results? I try not to reach my fat macros because I don’t want to have to burn the extra fat that I consume before my body starts burning my fat reserves. I only try to eat enough to just satisfy my hunger.

        1. I can’t really answer that for you! I know that if *I* ate that amount (15 eggs + 15 tbsp butter + 4 oz cheese would be the proper protocol), I would for sure gain weight.
          The better approach is to eat 2-3 eggs at a time with the 2-3 fats and then seeing where you are with hunger. Eating to hunger is important here. The minimum is 6 eggs and 6 fats with cheese being optional. Eat 6 eggs and 6 fats and above that, eat only to hunger.Hope that clarifies things.

      1. Congrats on the awesome weight loss! Do you still do the bullet-proof coffee? and if so do use the MCT oil or just plain coconut oil?
        Thanks for sharing

        1. I actually only do BPC while I am egg fasting now, otherwise I drink it either black or with unsweetened coconut milk. I do prefer coconut oil though.

  10. Hi, congratulations for your weight lost. I’n doing Keto and I’ve been stalling for about 3 weeks. I’m going to try the egg fast. I just want to know how many times you’ve been doing EF? I mean do you do it on a regular basis like once a month ? Thanks for your answer.

    1. I only do it once in awhile when I need a reboot and/or have stalled for awhile. Just think of it as a tool in your keto toolkit.

  11. Your typical egg fast day completely goes over my required daily intake of fat, protein and calories. I’m going to try it since I’ve been stalled these last few weeks. But just a little skeptical that going nearly 800 calories over will likely keep me stalled. Also, if I go so far over my protein, won’t that kick me out of ketosis and my body will start burning the glycogen?

    1. In the egg fast group we have on FB, people who eat 7-8 eggs with the matching fats get better results than the people who are eating only the minimum 6 eggs and 6 fats. People always start out by saying it won’t work because they are going over their normal daily allottment, but somehow it does! Try it for 5 days, you can always go back to what you are doing now.

    1. noooo, not at all, 🙂 They do it because they have stalled out on Keto and it’s a great way to get down to bare bone basics and figure out why they stalled on their weight loss.

  12. Thank you for so much great information! I’ve been doing keto since January and stall for the past 2-3 weeks. I am now on day three of EF and just love the cream cheese pancakes! My question: if you stay on the egg fast for say…30 days…do you continue to lose weight for 30 days? I plan on doing two more days then go onto the transition. Im curious if the weight loss plateaus, as well, if you stay on EF for so long?

    1. You will not lose weight every day for 30 days no matter what you do. In addition, the goal of the egg fast is not weight loss, it is figuring out what makes you stall on keto. Good luck!

    1. yes it is possible, but it’s impossible to guarantee it because everyone is different and if you are close to a goal weight and have not been keto and have been following a low calorie diet, then this will not work for you. The primary purpose of the egg fast is to break through a weight loss plateau for someone who is already following keto. If that is you, then give it a try!

  13. Thanks Anita! Love your posts… I’ve just started back to blogging (on a new site for anonymity) and I’m back to LCHF/Keto as of this week, hopefully a lifestyle change permanently this time!

    I am going to try kickstarting my ketosis with an Egg Fast, and I’m wondering if you have had any experience with this? I have about 55 lbs to lose (again, sigh!)

    Did I miss your info on moving back to LCHF from Egg Fast?

    Thanks for all the great info, and congrats on an awesome success story – you are an inspiration!

      1. Thanks 🙂 I should have done a search on your site for transition.

        Hoping my idea to kickstart ketosis with a quick 3 to 5 day Egg Fast won’t be an issue. Wish me luck.

        PS: I too have a knee injury – did you ever get your surgery? How did it go? I think I read yours was meniscus, where mine is a little that, but a lot of arthritis. (Old motorcycle accident)

        Thanks again for a great resource!

        1. 3-5 days will definitely get you into ketosis! My knee is also meniscus and arthritis combined. I had the one surgery to repair the meniscus but it didn’t help the pain or stiffness. A full knee replacement is required but they don’t like to do it until you are in agony 🙁
          Good luck!

          1. I have to jump in here as I suffered a major knee injury in November (a double whammy – torn meniscus in front of knee plus the ligament at the side pulled from bone). After feeling sorry for myself for about 6 weeks, I launched into an intermittent fasting/keto diet and have lost 13 kg (28 pounds) since 6 January. I’m very impatient so will try the egg fast to speed things along even more 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

          2. Thanks so much for your comment! The universe has been trying to tell me to try IF! I’m getting there!

          3. Thanks KetoWoman. Perhaps you don’t even really need surgery. Check out what Dr. John Bergman says about this.
            Btw, thanks so much for your info! I’m starting an egg fast today and hoping I’ll last until Friday.

        2. Can I asked if it worked? I have been “off” keto for several months and want to start again. I thought about kicking it off with an egg fast how did it work for you?

  14. Hi. I am researching keto, and came upon your post. I am actually scheduled to have weight loss surgery in 9 weeks, but would like to lose some on my own first. Is this something that would seem reasonable to do? I’ve only just started, but have been in ketosis for three days. I have friends who do keto who are helping, I have a hernia that I’m having complications with, and the surgeon said it would be unrealistic to think I could lose the amount of weight that need to, before complications from the hernia put my life in jeopardy.

    1. It is very reasonable to try and do keto before the surgery. I know many people who have had WLS and their doctors recommend low carb eating before and after the surgery. What have you got to lose?

    2. I was preparing for WLS when I discovered the ketogenic lifestyle. I saw success so quickly, the surgery was cancelled and I lost 89 pounds in 9 months! I have gone from a size 26/28 to 14/16, and am still getting smaller. The scale has been at a plateau, but the sizes keep getting smaller. I’ve recently been egg-fasting and finally broke my six month plateau. WLS is a thing of the past for me–and what a surprise that is! What a blessing the keto-lifestyle has been for me. (BTW, I’m in a wheelchair, so my weightloss has nothing to do with exercise–just clean eating!)

  15. Just started this kind of plan a about 5 days ago, already down 10lbs! So excited, can’t wait to see my results in 3 more weeks.

      1. Hi 😉 1stly sorry for my English 😉 and secondly am happy I had found r website 😉 is very interesting 😉 here is my quetion .. is possible to start EFD immediately or I have to be on low carb diet be4 start with EFD ? am in love with eggs lol so just hope it wil workng on me also 😉 thank u very much for r reply in advance ..

        Iva from Austria

        1. It’s easier on your system to already be used to low carb eating. But some people do kick start a low carb plan with the egg fast, just be prepared for some keto flu. Read about keto flu here, that will most likely happen so as long as you are prepared! Good luck!

  16. Thanks KW I have been stalled for around three months on the testmax nutrition along with the exercise, this has been a good jumpstart for moving the weight again.
    I just finished the EF for 5 days and have been able to drop 4.5kg’s and for the past 2 days I’ve put back on 1kg so I’m happy with this and I’m pushing more towards a Keto diet than the one I’m currently on, thanks for the advice in your blog fortunately for myself I haven’t had the headaches due to eating fairly well before hand.
    cheers again Steve
    P.S. (so over cheese now)

    1. LOL! love your last line about being over cheese! There was a time I thought I couldn’t live with out it, now it’s just ‘meh’.

  17. I just finished the 3 day egg fast and followed it to the “T”…I just got on the scale and gained 2 lb.s…. needless to say I am very upset because I had lost 3lbs. doing the 5 Day Keto Soup Diet…this one is definitely not for me…:(

    1. No, definitely not for you because in this case you are using the egg fast diet incorrectly! It is only meant to be used when you have hit a keto weight loss stall, it is not a crash diet that will work when you jump around from diet to diet. If you just came off a soup diet where you lost 3 pounds, then your stall was already broken, there was no need to do an 85% fat egg fast. Save it for some day when you are truly stalled.

  18. Wow, I have been reading and searching about EF and your post will definitely help a lot. I was 180 pounds on 16 Oct 2017, and three days after I weighed today on 19 Oct 2017 I am down at 176.5. That’s 3.5 pounds. So I think EF really worked so far and it worked fast.

    Reading your post will definitely make me avoid the same mistakes as a beginner.

    Thank you and bravo for losing 110 pounds.

    May I know if you do a workout as well?

    1. I actually do not workout. I am still dealing with knee issues and so my only exercise is yard work. Thanks for reading my blog!

  19. Dear Ketowoman,
    thanks so much for this very informative blog. I was wondering: did you do the egg fast and transitioning to LCHF only four weeks? Or how long did you keep it up?
    Thank you so much!

    1. I did it initially for a 4 week period but then off and on as needed. If you scroll down to the bottom of the post I posted my ‘3 years later’ update. The egg fast helped me figure out a few things I was doing wrong (for me) and helped me lose another 50 pounds for a total of 110!

  20. Thank you for your quick response. I am in Canada, in the GTA. Is Kerrygold and that mayo of yours in the US? I may look for it next time I go cross border shopping. I can look for Trader Joes but I would want one without soybean oil. I don’t touch anything soy. I found a butter called Kiwi Gold (Loblaws or Sobeys). It’s ridiculously expensive but from grass fed cows in New Zealand. Oh to have those cows here or to have their standards. I may use your recipe for mayo, as I have the avocado oil and all other ingredients. I also don’t eat canola oil so I guess even Dukes is out. I’ll let you know my success with your mayo recipe. 🙂

    1. I’m Canadian too (in BC) ! I get my butter at Costco over the border and there is a Trader Joes there too. Good luck!

  21. I have started the egg fast and doing well. I wanted to ask you what brand of mayonnaise you use. It seems Hellmann’s is getting sweeter over the years and now has HFCS in it, even before sugar. I see a partial picture of your mayo jar but don’t recognize the label.

    1. Are you in the US? That jar in the picture is Trader Joes, they have 2 mayo’s without added sugar. However, I think this one did have soybean oil which I now try to avoid. Another good mayo to look for is Dukes. I also make my own using Avocado oil, the recipe is right here. Making mayo is way easier than people think!

          1. Honestly I don’t think it’s going to matter much. Measure it either melted or solid depending on what you need to do for a particular recipe.

  22. I don’t feel Ike eating for several hours after I get up in the morning. Will it ruin the EF diet if I don’t eat an egg within 30 minutes upon rising?

  23. How many carbs do you ingest on your HFLC days? And did you do 3 days EF, 2 days transition, 2 days HFLC? or 5 day EF, 2 days LCHF?

    1. The first few times that I did the EF there was no transition guidelines, I did 3-4 days EF then jumped right into 3 days of LCHF. WHich is why my weight bounced around as described. Gradually I figured out how to ease my way back in without gaining and voila! Transition guidelines were born. Don’t overthink it, the egg fast gets you back to basics and the transition guidelines are simply a way to slowly get you back to your regular keto.

      1. Thank you for your quick response. Your blog has been so helpful to me. I’m completing day four today, plan on doing one more day, then 2 transition days. I have 50 lbs I want to lose! And luckily I love eggs and all of your recipes so far.

      1. Great job! I am just starting with my new woe and wanted to try the egg fast. I have a couple of questions. First, what does HWC stand for and also, what is the time frame for your fasting meal plan including bulletproof coffee? I have really early work hours, so I need to work with my schedule. Also, if I plan to do IF along with the fast, do i have my bulletproof coffee at the start of my eating window or go ahead and have that in the morning and dont start actually eating until my window starts? Again, i am new at this, so i do have lots of questions. ?

        1. HWC stands for Heavy Whipping Cream. Time frame is whatever time you are comfortable with. For people doing a traditional Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack it’s ok to keep doing that and for people who are intermittent fasting already, then just fit it into your normal window. I am not familiar with ‘IF’ rules so not sure about drinking the coffee outside your normal window. You’d have to ask some IF people. If you drink BPC (inside OR outside the IF window) besure to count the fats so you can match them up against your eggs in a 1 to 1 ratio. Many people think they have the BPC over and above the regular EF eating protocol, but not so. Good luck!

  24. Thank you for updating the result after 3 years! I do fine with HWC, but coconut milk is not my friend 🙂 Thank you again, I really appreciate your effort!

  25. Hi, I love this post! So informative – thanks for sharing!
    I don’t eat egg yolks, will this still be effective or should I sub something for that?

    1. Unfortunately I don’t think the egg fast will be effective without the yolks. The yolks have the choline which helps to break down the fat in your liver. Also without the yolks you are not getting the correct protein to fat ratio for the egg fast, which comes out to 85% fat, 10% protein and 5% carbs. If it’s the taste or texture you don’t like then use some of the many egg fast recipes out there. It’s easier to bury the eggs in the egg fast waffles for example.

          1. When you fix BPC do you fix regular coffee thru coffee maker the. Put it thru blender?

          2. But you were okay using butter in your BPC? I always have cream in my coffee no matter what diet and I’ve been stuck forever!!

          3. Yes! I don’t even count butter as a dairy because I have no issues with it at all, plus it’s way more self regulating than cream. My daughter is lactose intolerant and she eats butter so there’s something about it. For people who are super sensitive to dairy they can also make or buy ghee.

  26. Completing a 4day fast with only 1 BPC and water daily. Down 5lbs. Is egg fast protocol appropriate for next 4 days and then transition? Anyone with experience of this? TIA

    1. 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!

  27. Sparkle Physique

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

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

    1. 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.

  30. 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.

    1. 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!

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

  32. 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.

    1. 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!

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

      1. 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.

        1. 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!

    1. Peppers and onions have carbs. A little goes a long way w those when you are trying to do a concentrated fast. Youd probably do well to introduce those slowly, as one of the purposes of the fast is to see what foods help you fall into a stall

  34. Noor Mohd Kadiwala

    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?

  35. 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

    1. 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.

  36. 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).

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

    2. 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!

  37. 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*

  38. 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.

    1. 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!

  39. 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?

    1. 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!

      1. 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?

        1. 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.

        2. 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.

      2. Veronica Gates

        Did you ever add eggs to your BPC? I have been eating three eggs, 3 tbsp. butter, 3 tbsp coconut oil & 32 ounces of coffee at 5-5:30ish. Is that too much?

  40. 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??

  41. 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.

  42. 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

    1. 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.

  43. 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?

  44. 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?

    1. 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!

  45. 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 😀

      1. Hi 🙂
        I’ve been doing the EF for 2 days now and I did not get any of those symptoms. Does this means I am not in ketosis? I am struggling eating enough fat when i my proteins come from eggs. My ratios are a bit more like 50% fat 40% proteins and 10% carbs, with a calorie intake of about 800 to 1000kcal a day. I am 5.8feet and was 158.5 pounds when I started and 156 this morning.

        1. Do you mean keto flu symptoms? Not everyone gets them. But I really have no way to know if you are in ketosis or not. Most people doing keto strive for a higher fat ratio than 50%. Your calories seem very low. In the Egg Fast facebook group many people report they get better results eating 8-10 eggs per day with the 8-10 tbsp fats. However you do it, good luck!

  46. 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!

    1. Hi wow, all the way from Turkey! Thank you for reading my blog! I honestly don’t know what will happen if you go back to oil free after this becasue the egg fast is used by people who already follow LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) and so that is why you feel sick. I don’t think an oil free diet is very healthy, please research LCHF. This is an excellent article to get you started:

      Good luck!

  47. 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?

    1. 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: Good luck!

  48. Amanda Whitley

    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!!!

    1. 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!

  49. 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?

    1. 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!

  50. 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?

    1. 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!

      1. 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?

        1. 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.

  51. 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?

    1. 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.

  52. 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.

    1. 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!

      1. I am 51 years old and have been the same weight 172 lbs for the past seven years and am tall 5’5 and size 10 but all of a sudden went up to 184 lbs and not eating anything different I went to the doctors and had blood work and a full physical she said everything was fine so I started doing slim fast this is my fourth week and my weight has not budged! so I saw this blog and I love eggs so I am going to give it a try Friday July 07 DAY 1 I will post my results good or bad

        Thanks Kathy

  53. 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
    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.

    1. Gabrielle Griffith

      Hi Nico,

      Your information reminds me a lot of myself. I’m 5’2′ 120lbs and fluctuate with my weight. Most people think I’m small but I want to lose 8-10lbs to feel really great. I’m going to try the egg diet on Monday 10/16/2017, hopefully it will kick start me in the right direction.
      Did you try the egg diet? If so how did you do?

  54. 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

    1. It’s not sold in Canada, so just use regular butter. There’s no veggies or bacon on the egg fast, but you can sure have those on regular low carb.

  55. Dailly Garcia

    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!

    1. 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.

  56. 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?

    1. 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.

        1. Do you mean all day? Yes it is too little calories. 4 eggs with 4 tbsp fat is less than 700 calories. That is not a good thing!

  57. 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?

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

  58. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

        1. Sorry, nobody can tell you if you can do that or not. We are all different and there are many variables to weight loss.

          1. I request to join the fb group. Still waiting. How long does it take to get accepted

    1. 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!

        1. 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.

  59. 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!

    1. 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!

  60. 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

    1. 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!

  61. 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?

  62. 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

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

  63. 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?

    1. 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.

  64. 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!!

  65. 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.

    1. 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.

  66. 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!!

  67. 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 🙂

    1. 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!

  68. 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?!

  69. 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

  70. Hi , I have requested to join the facebook group 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 butter mandatory or cheese ..bit confused …Also would diet coke ruin the whole plan

    1. 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!

  71. 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

    1. 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.

    1. HWC is not on the Egg Fast. You’ll have to decide if you want it that bad or not. Here’s the Egg Fast FAQ. Also, if it helps, skip the coffee? Have tea instead or water.

  72. 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!!!

  73. 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????

      1. 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.

          1. 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?

          2. 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!

  74. 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!

    1. 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!

      1. 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.

        1. Age is a huge factor! I am 57 and my weight loss is slower than a snail. It’s hard to keep motivated! Look for my facebook group called Mid Life Women doing Low Carb. There’s a bunch of us in the same boat in there. 🙂

  75. 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 😉

    1. 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!

  76. 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.

      1. Hello…this is interesting.
        Question…is the weight loss muscle mass, since the protein is so low?
        Are you required to have 3 meals a day
        Are you required a certain amount of eggs per meal ?
        Thank you so much..

  77. 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.

  78. 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!

    1. 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.

  79. Mustang Sally

    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.

    1. 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.

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

    2. 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?

    3. 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.

  80. 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!

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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).

          1. 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!!!

          2. 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.

          3. 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.

          4. 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! 🙂

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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!!

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

    1. 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!

    2. 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.

  84. 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.

    1. 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!

  85. 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?

    1. 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?

    1. 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!

    2. 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.

  86. 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! 😉

  87. 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

  88. 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 ! 🙂

    1. 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.

  89. 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

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

  90. 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?

    1. 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.

  91. 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 ..

    1. 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! 🙂

    2. 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!!!

      1. 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!?

    3. 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.

  92. 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

    1. 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!

    1. 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!

      1. 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

  93. 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.

    1. 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!

  94. 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. 🙁

    1. 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!

      1. 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!

        1. 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!

    2. 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.

  95. 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.


    1. 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?

      1. 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.

        1. 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!

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

          2. 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!

  96. i have to loose 15 should i 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

    1. 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!

    2. 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.

      1. 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

    1. 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!

      1. 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.

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


        Grilled chicken with mayo, sometime cheese, mutton.


        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.

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


        Strawberries, one orange, one guava but not daily.


        Walnut & pine nut


        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.


  97. 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 🙂