Ending egg fast 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.
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.
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 keto cake in a few months! 😀
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.
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 keto recipe ideas that will come in handy in my future everyday keto 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.
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