I knew it was going to be a rainy week, so I didn't expect to have any chance of going mountain biking during the Egg Fast. On the morning of the Egg Fast Day 1, I had my usual cup of green tea, mixed with ½ teaspoon of guarana powder. Next thing, I went to my Monday kettlebell lifting workout, which starts at 7:30. The workout went through well, as usual, done in a fasted state.
When I got back home (to work), I prepared myself a 3-egg omelet, (by Ketogenicwoman.com), which is so tasty, I could have it practically every morning, egg fasting or not. That was at 11:30 am.
One thing people mention a lot while egg fasting (or on keto in general) is that they don't get hungry too easily. Well, that's unfortunately different for me. By 1:30 pm I was ready for a snack. I prepared myself Fried Boiled Eggs by Kathleen Collins. Didn't leave out the Yum Yum sauce, of course. Saved leftover Yum Yum in the fridge.
At this time, I had eaten 5 eggs, 3 Tbsp of fat, and 2 oz. cheese. Finally, I felt satiety for the next 4 hours (which is kind of personal record)!
At 4:30 pm I prepared Fettuccini Alfredo by I breath I'm hungry. I love this recipe (have tried it out in the past), so I made a double batch and stored half of it for another day. The sauce is really good and could be used elsewhere. I also think I'm going to try to keep the "pasta" uncut the next time and use it as a wrap. Plus, I'll try baking it in a covered pan in place of an oven, and see what happens.
Cheese crisps, made of a 1-ounce slice of cheddar, cut into 4 triangles, nuked in the microwave for 1.5 minutes. Dipped into a tablespoon of sugar-free mayo. Mmmmmm! Didn't look at the clock. 🙂
8:00 pm. 1-ounce aged sheep cheese and 1 tablespoon sugar-free mayo.
The outcome of the Egg Fast Day 1:
- 7 eggs
- 7 tablespoon fat
- 6.5-ounce cheese
Some say you should consume up to 6 oz. cheese a day, but wasn't too concerned about my daily outcome, as long as I didn't go way too over the 6-ounce limit. On the second thought, I might have lost more pounds if I'd lowered the cheese intake.
Anyways, went to bed at 11:00 pm, happy and not hungry. Had plenty of water during the day (12 cups or so), took my minerals, vitamins, and extra Omega 3's (which is not included in the above outcome).
See what's on the menu for Day 2, and what the scale shows. Or jump to, Day 3, Day 4, or Day 5.
Get more helpful resources on the egg fast
- 5 Reasons Why Egg Fast Is Popular and Successful
- Egg Peeling Experiment: The Best Way to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
so we eat 6 eggs a day, and thats it.... with a bit an 1 oz of cheese with the eggs...
My Sweet Keto says
Eat according to your caloric needs. 6 eggs sum up to around 444 kiloCalories. Healthy fats and if you wish, cheese, add more ...
I have a concern. I made the omelette and noticed that the sriracha sauce has a lot of sugar in it. It is even listed as the second ingredient. I live in the heart of Europe, so maybe ours differs a bit from yours. The labelling says: per 100 grams
Carbs 28 g
of which is sugar 24 g
I would say that this would have an effect on the fast, wouldn't it, even consumed in small amounts?
My Sweet Keto says
I understand your concerns. If I use sriracha, I only sprinkle 5 drops or so ... so an almost unnoticeable amount of sugar. I prefer sticking to Tabasco for this reason.
Radora Goold says
Also...... im glad to hear im not the only one that gets hungry on the keto diet. I lift and workout sometimes twice a day and after each workout I am HUNGRY. Its hard for me to do "IF" when Im up at 4:30am and to bed at 10pm with only 2 meals. thats a long day of non stop running around and 1 - 2 workouts. I was starting to wonder whats wrong with me that I am hungry. I learned if I don't workout at all then I can get away with "IF" and only 2 meals a day.. 🙁
My Sweet Keto says
I hear you! I rarely workout twice a day but even once is enough for me to feel satiated on a realetively low caloric intake that includes too much fat and too little protein. I often find myself feeling way better when I get in more protein and just enough fat. But that's my story. What is "just enough" really depends on an individual.
In my opinion, highly active people shouldn't feel hungry too often. Plus, a long day like yours makes it hard to IF for more than 12 hours straight. If you ask me, it makes no sense to suffer. I sometimes do a 24 hours fast and then eat enough and whenever I'm hungry on other days.
As for the BP coffee, it depends on you. If it keeps you satiated and going for hours, then I don't see why omit it on an egg fast. It also depends on what you see as "success." What is your goal? I advise not to feel hungry on an egg fast. If that means eating two eggs fried on a tbsp of butter instead of having a BP coffee, I'd go for the eggs. But if you love your BPC, try an egg fast with it and if you don't reach the goals you define as "success," try another egg fast in a few weeks without BPC.
Personally, I don't believe in BP coffee. It leaves me hungry, although I've just consumed 400 - 500 calories. I don't mind an occasional tbsp of MCT in my coffee or tea, though.
Again, that is my story, and everybody needs to figure out what works for them alone. Additionally, what might work at a certain point of your life, might not work in 6 months or one year. It's a neverending callibration process. 😉
Radora Goold says
do you think i can do the bulletproof coffee in the morning with the egg fast diet wit success?