For a while I had been reading about people's experiences and weight loss success on their egg fasts, so one night in bed I told Matt "we are starting our egg fast tomorrow!" Although the main goal of this fast was not to lose weight, he was immediately game because we love anything that allows us to self experiment and seeing what makes our bodies tick. We knew that vlogging our experience, not only to share our experience, but keep us accountable, was a must! I could never have guessed what the videos show... 20% eating eggs and 80% Matt complaining about eating eggs. Check it out below!
Egg Fast Rules
When researching the egg fast, or as some like to call it, fat fast, we found that there were conflicting rules across different sites. However, there were a couple of the same that we will list below, along with some that we implemented ourselves. We found that the best way to go about this was to make it our own. If there was "hard" rule that we didn't follow, we didn't make a big deal out of it. We did the egg fast for the pure experience and to really push ourselves.
The HUGE list of keto friendly foods.
1. For every egg you eat you must eat a corresponding tbsp of fat.
2. For every egg/fat you eat, you may eat 1 oz of cheese.
3. Diet Soda IS allowed.
4. You must consume at least 6 eggs and 6 fats per day.
5. There is no limit to how much you may complain... because you will complain.
It's really that simple! Stick to the rules above for as long as you can and let us know what kind of results you see. If you want to know about ours you can continue reading or watch our egg fast vlogs!
Egg Fast Recipes
Below are some recipes we used during our 4 day egg fast. We found that many of our meals were simply eggs and butter or cheese. However, when we did think out of the box you could find us making one of the meals below.
1. Cream Cheese Pancakes
7 Large Eggs
1.5 oz Cream Cheese
2 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (optional)
Instructions: Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Pour batter onto a greased pan over medium-high heat. When batter starts to bubble flip the pancake and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Repeat until batter is complete.
Note: this makes 2-3 servings and 6-7 pancakes
2. Crispy Parmesan Hard Boiled Eggs
3 Large Hard Boiled Eggs
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 tbsp Olive Oil for drizzling (optional)
Instructions: Cut all 3 eggs in half and set aside. Add Parmesan and spices to a bowl and combine. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and spray with coconut oil spray (whatever spray you have works). Spray the flat surface with coconut oil spray and dip the flat sufracce into the Parmesan, coating it as much as possible, and transfer to the heated pan. Repeat with all eggs. Allow cheese to crisp and brown and remove from stove. Drizzle with olive oil and enjoy.
3. Cheese Omelette
3-4 Large Eggs
1 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
1-2 oz Cheese (any kind you like)
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
Instructions: Heat and grease a skillet over medium high heat. Add eggs and heavy whipping cream to a bowl and combine. Pour the egg mixture onto the heated skillet. Slowly push up the side to let uncooked egg fall to the sides/bottom of the pan. Once the omelette is almost fully cooked season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle the cheese onto one side. Fold the other side over the cheese and cook for an additional 30-60 seconds. Transfer to a plate and enjoy.
4. Curry Egg Salad
2-3 Large Hard Boiled Eggs
2 tbsp Mayo
1/2 -1 tsp Curry Powder (optional)
1/4 tsp Salt
Ingredients: Chop up the eggs and place into a bowl. Add mayo, curry powder and salt and combine. Store in fridge.
5. Cheese Crisps
1/2 cup Shredded Cheese (we used Mexican blend)
Seasoning of your liking: we sprinkled cayenne, oregano, garlic and salt on our for a little kick!
Instructions: line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat and make mounds of cheese as big or as little as you like. Place in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. Allow to cool.
Egg Fast: Weight Loss
As you can see from the videos our goal was to complete a five day egg fast, but we fell short, only completing three. I will say, however, Matt was the weak link in this experiment. He complained at every turn and never failed to ask me what we were having for dinner when he damn well knew it was going to be eggs!
We came away each losing 2-3 lbs which is pretty great considering weight loss wasn't the true goal of this egg fast. Though it has been said that the weight does not immediately come back, we both did fall back into our natural state which was 2-3 lbs heavier. But, no complaints here... as long as we don't have to another egg fast anytime soon.