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Egg fast starting Monday 21 July

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StuntNun Sat 19-Jul-14 14:45:06

This is the support thread for the egg fast. I have based the rules on Jimmy Moore's Eggfest. Please note that this is an experimental fast and may not be suitable for people with underlying health conditions. It is intended for people that are already following a low carb - high fat diet and are trying to break a stall or lose the last few pounds to reach their goal weight.

DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor or nutritionist. If you follow this fast and have any issues at all such as feeling unwell then seriously consider stopping the fast immediately. Alternatively wait until a few of us have tried it first!


1. Eat at least six eggs per day
This is not a calorie-restricted diet so eat to fullness.

2. Buy the best quality eggs you can
Free range eggs may contain more omega 3 fats and vitamin D.

3. Eat one tablespoon of butter per egg
Coconut oil, olive oil and mayo may also be used.

4. You may add up to one ounce of cheese per egg if desired
Make sure your cheese is low carb.

5. Drink as much water as you can: at least 2-4 litres MINIMUM
Black or bulletproof coffee, black tea, green tea and herbal tea can be added if required.

6. Add salt and keep taking your usual vitamins (if taken)
Consider extra magnesium and potassium to prevent cramps.
If you suffer from constipation then flaxseed may help.

7. Exercise daily
Even a short walk will help maintain lean muscle mass.

8. Eat three meals a day; if not hungry eat one egg
Your appetite will be reduced but keep eating to preserve lean muscle mass.

9. Follow the egg fast for three days; five days may give better results
You will be sick of eggs by the third day.

10. Transition back to your normal diet
E.g. the day after eat two egg meals and one normal meal (whatever you usually eat), the day after that eat one egg meal and two normal meals. Consider keeping on eating at least two eggs a day to maintain the effects of the fast.

StuntNun Mon 12-Jan-15 13:30:21

Did you try it Gumnas? How did you get on?

SayraT Fri 02-Jan-15 21:24:31

I think that you might have missed it Gumnast I think Stunt did this egg fast in the summer.

I am sure if you read through the thread you will get some advice/ideas.

Gumnast2014 Fri 02-Jan-15 08:43:14


Gumnast2014 Sat 20-Dec-14 06:40:10

Egg faster I need some urget christmas help to get in my dress

How you doing.

2 day egg fast starting today for me

GuyMartinsSideburns Mon 04-Aug-14 13:33:32

Just marking place to catch up later smile

StuntNun Thu 31-Jul-14 17:06:40

Eggs, meat and a small amount of veg is working well for me Schro. I'm getting the satiation of the egg fast but without the worries about protein. Today I'm on 1500 calories with 14g carbs and 87g protein. I might need to add a decaf BPC in later to get my fat macro and calories up a bit but I'm reluctant if I'm not actually hungry.

B: tea, three-egg omelette, BPC
L: steak and a fried egg
S: tea
D: fried pork chop and microwaved courgettes with butter on

SchroSawMargeryDaw Thu 31-Jul-14 16:40:13

I've had an egg, and lots of mayo too, and BPC, so not actually only meat.
Yes, the risk is there if you go over on protein, but I have so far stuck to under my 58g a day thanks to the bacon!

I'm chucking the only meat in tonight though as loss is definitely slower than eggs or just simple keto with veg. smile Plus, I'm starting to feel a bit greasy <bleurgh>.

StuntNun Thu 31-Jul-14 16:08:49

Why are you only eating meat Schro? Isn't there a risk of the extra protein being turned into glucose?

SchroSawMargeryDaw Thu 31-Jul-14 13:49:59

DP wants us to have a "night off" on Saturday as we have a rare night without the kids, I've told him I will lax and eat more than meat but wont come off it, it's not worth it.

I offered to make us fathead pizza and I'll order a kebab without the pitta. smile

Haven't eaten yet so DP and I are having a huge platter of meaty things for di ner as I'm starving! grin

StuntNun Thu 31-Jul-14 13:33:00

Leave out the carby bits Blossom. Pizza Express often put sundried tomatoes in which are vair carby. You could also take your own vinaigrette in a jar and ask for your salad without dressing.

Iamblossom Thu 31-Jul-14 12:58:34

salmon salad is 17g! Antipasti sharing platter is 20g!! shock

Iamblossom Thu 31-Jul-14 12:53:31

eggs for brekkie as per, but have gone mad and had some mackerel for lunch.

Still 9 3, which is great, but am starting to wonder what the hell I have to do to see 9 2.....haven't gone above 12g of carbs for at least 5 days now.

Out to dinner at Pizza Express tonight - will have to have a salad I guess which will up my carbs a lot. sad

SchroSawMargeryDaw Thu 31-Jul-14 11:46:30

Still meat only by changed it up a bot and had some tuna yesterday too. smile Trying to think of what to have today, especially as we're going to be out all day.

StuntNun Thu 31-Jul-14 09:10:55

I'm having eggs for breakfast, a three-egg omelette. How's everyone else doing?

SchroSawMargeryDaw Wed 30-Jul-14 20:45:44

No, that wasn't good, was totally controlled by an eating disorder. Something I never wish to repeat and a reason that low carbing and not heavilly restricting the amount of food I eat is a better choice for me.
Boobs were still massive though!

Iamblossom Wed 30-Jul-14 20:33:31

6 stone, 3 pounds!!!!???!!! shock

SchroSawMargeryDaw Wed 30-Jul-14 20:21:48

True, I've probably forgotten what 26/27 looks like! grin

SchroSawMargeryDaw Wed 30-Jul-14 20:20:19

Unfortunately not enough, at my lowest weight (6st 3lbs at 18) they were still massive and causing back and neck pain, it makes it a bit worse as I have joint problems that make it more painful than it might have been without.

StuntNun Wed 30-Jul-14 20:17:29

I'm 9st2lb and I have a 29" waist. I don't think it could be any smaller than 27" tbh, don't I need some room for my organs in there?

StuntNun Wed 30-Jul-14 20:15:57

Schro won'tyour boobs will come down in size as you lose weight? I went from a 30HH to a 28GG this year alone.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Wed 30-Jul-14 09:59:23

I'm hovering over 10st 12 and not moving, I think my weight is skewed by my boobs though (28/30J), this is part of the reason for me doing this as I have been told by GP he will refer me for reduction when my BMI comes below 27 (it's the rules sad), last time I was there it was 28.

Measuring 29/30" around the waist atm, want to get that down to about 26/27"

Blossom I think MFP gives a general calorie count for each type of wine.

Stunt TMI, but since my bacon fest, I have done nothing but poo blush, just me?

Iamblossom Wed 30-Jul-14 08:49:32

9 3 again today - am happy because I am deffo hovering around this weight now, instead of 9 5 as I was for months before.

Iamblossom Tue 29-Jul-14 20:49:38

But they don't show their calorie count either do they, and yet that shows up on MFp?

SchroSawMargeryDaw Tue 29-Jul-14 20:28:22

I lie, I had an egg yolk this morning too.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Tue 29-Jul-14 20:27:25

Okay, I decided I didn't want a burger and am having... more bacon.

B- BPC, 4 slices of bacon and some mayo

L - 4 slices of bacon and some mayo

D - You guessed it, 4 slices of bacon and mayo.

I am in heaven.

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