Five Days of Egg Fast Keto Day #5

Egg Fast Day 5

On Egg Fast Day 5, I woke up starving. I wonder if I even woke up at all, because, contrary to the previous Egg Fast nights, I couldn’t sleep too well. Felt half awake most of the night. So I got up at 6:30 am, feeling low in energy and a little bit as if I were hung over or something. Was that protein intake being too low considering so much work-out? Too little to eat in general, although I’ve kept my intake at (supposedly) maintenance level? Was it just my brain being hyperactive at night for whatever reason (working too late into the evening)?

This time, the scale showed the same number (to one decimal) as the morning before. This might sound like a rationalization, but I don’t really expect to lose weight every day, being fit already. Especially not body fat. I think that at the moment, I’ve reached my ideal weight, only wish to replace a couple of pounds of body fat with lean mass. Which might even mean some weight gain at the moment, taking into account that I’ve been lifting heavier and heavier recently, and not going down on caloric intake. I’m happy that I’ve got rid of some excess water, not feeling as puffed as before the Egg Fast, which has been my main goal.




OK, usually, no matter how I feel, I pretty much stick to my plans (which is not always the wisest, I know). So, had my usual green tea again, 1/2 tsp. guarana powder, 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil, and hit the gym. On Fridays, I engage in one of these cross fit trainings that take an hour, make you sweat plenty, and generally leave you with a different type of tiredness than weight or kettlebell lifting.

This time, my legs were tired from the Thursday’s leg workout. Usually, do legs on Wednesdays but had my schedule a little messed up this week. I also felt some fatigue from not sleeping enough, but I got through the training well and returned home … to have more green tea.

Breakfast

11:00 am. I took my leftover Cheese Quiche and ate a third of what I made on Day 4 (halved the original recipe). I fried it a little bit, without adding any more butter, as the Quiche is buttery enough (which is awesome) already.Egg Fast Day 5 Cheese Quiche

Snack

1:45 pm. As I fell in love with my version of Cloud Cake on Day 4, I decided to make it again, this time with all of the 4 oopsie rolls I had left sitting in the fridge. Again, I put matcha green tea powder (instead of coffee) in the topping (made of 1 Tbsp butter, 1-ounce cream cheese, and sweetener). This dessert is so simple, soft, spongy, and delicious, I think I’m going to turn this recipe into my own B-day cake in a few months! 😀Egg Fast Day 5 Matcha Cloud Cake

Lunch

4:00 pm. By this time, I had gotten pretty hungry. Used 3 leftover boiled eggs, and made Egg Salad that I had on Day 2, using 3 eggs and 2 Tbsp of sugar-free mayo. Again, I nuked an ounce of cheddar in the microwave to make cheese crisps.



By now, I’ve had 7 eggs, 6 Tbsp of fat, and 6 ounces of cheese. Still, need to fit in a Tbsp of fat at dinner time. I’ve only had three meals today (compared to Day 4), and I’ve felt OK and satiated. For now. The sleepless night didn’t bring too much of negative consequences.

Dinner

1 Tbsp butter, mixed with a hint of stevia. Not bad, actually.

Egg Fast Day 5 outcome:

On Day 5 I consumed:

  • 7 eggs
  • 7 Tbsp fat
  • 6 ounces cheese

At the end of the day, I was really looking forward to having greens for lunch the next day. Ahhh.

Generally, I’ve felt happy about how the Egg Fast experiment turned out for me. I’m not going to repeat it anytime soon, as I believe in green vegetables, and don’t think that consuming no fiber brings much well-being in the long term. For me, at least. Besides, I love eating seafood and beef, but can easily go without them for 5 days. What I’m happy about the most, is gaining a few new recipe ideas that will come in handy in my future everyday LCHF life. 🙂

August 2017 update: 5 days of Egg Fast OUTCOME:

Besides experimenting with a few cool egg fast recipes, I also experienced some weight-loss. Most of you tend to be interested in how much I lost. During this particular journey or any other 5-day egg-fast, I lost approximately 2 pounds of weight.

Note that your results might differ, depending on a number of factors: starting weight, activity level, hormone (un)balance, body fat percentage, etc. Do note that I am a slightly above average active individual (considering the amount of daily exercise), who is already fit and lean and whose woman body likes to cling to a certain amount of essential body fat. 🙂



Besides, I lost 2 pounds of weight that were not necessarily fat. It might as well be water, at least most of it. Rapid weight loss rarely means fat loss. At the end of the egg-fast, I regained around 1 pound eating a normal keto diet. This makes me believe that at least 1 pound of rapid weight loss during the egg fast was water loss.

Read about my Egg Fast Experiment Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, or Day 4.
Egg Fast Five Days Day #5

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10 Comments

  1. So please help me understand how much weight you lost over the 5 days. Do you think it would have been more with fiber and veggies to keep things…moving along? 🙂

    • My Sweet Keto

      Hey, Doug. Due to my overall fitness level, I couldn’t lose much more than a couple of pounds in 5 days of egg fasting. It was mostly water weight in my case and it comes as a great reset occasionally, especially when I come to realize I’ve had too much stuff like dark chocolate daily. 😉
      As for the fiber, I think it depends … I missed it but not having any for a few days didn’t do me any harm and caused no constipation in my case.

  2. Patrick Retsel

    I’ve been using the Atkins format for over a year now and have lost 40lbs (248 -208) and have kept it off for a year now. I want to try the 5 day egg system but have a question for you. Sorry to be simple here but when you say 1oz of fat per egg, what do you suggest I use?

    Thanks,

    Pat

    • Hi there, Pat!
      First, let me congratulate you for the success of becoming and staying a healthier person!
      As for the fat consumed during egg fast, the aim is to consume 1 Tbsp of healthy fats for each egg consumed. That is roughly 1/2 oz per egg. Among healthy fats, you will find coconut oil, MCT oil, grass-fed butter, and extra virgin olive oil. I suggest cooking with either butter or coconut oil and using MCT or EVOO for “dressings.”
      All the best!

      • Patrick Retsel

        Thank you so much,
        I thought that is something like that…lol Due to the Holiday’s I’ll postpone the 5 day egg fast until the second week of January. I’ll let you know how it works out.

        I hope you and your family have a great holiday..

        Cheers,
        Pat

  3. So are you eating 1700 calories Ish per day? What are your macros, if you don’t mind sharing?

    I love your blog!your recipes are those that I would personally make (and I don’t find a lot of blogs that capture me like that) and I’m so interested in neuropsychology and eating low carb too. Definitely following you!

    • Thanks for this comment, I’m happy you find the recipes and the rest of the content useful. Soon, you’ll be able to see more neuropsychology content from me, guest-blogging.

      You guessed it quite right – approximately 1700 calories per day. I don’t stress too much about the exact calorie intake. On high-intensity workout days, I eat more (usually include more protein) while I only reach around 1400 on no-workout days sometimes. It comes quite naturally. I don’t allow myself to get too hungry, and I’ve learned to recognise the “boredom hunger” which I usually kill with a square of 99% chocolate. 🙂 My usual macros are 5% net carbs (I don’t track lettuce and similar greens) and 25% – 30% protein. The rest is fat, of course, mainly coming from coconut, olive, MCT oils, butter or ghee.

      Keep following, I’m just about to scroll through your blog. 🙂

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