Keto Egg Fast Diet: All You Need To Know About This Diet

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Keto Egg Fast Diet: All You Need To Know About This Diet

 

Keto Egg Fast Diet: All You Need To Know About This Diet

If you think the ketogenic diet based on consuming an incredibly restricted amount of carbohydrates was limiting, take a look at a trend known as "keto egg fast."

The short-term diet, also known as the egg fast, calls for eating only eggs, cheese, and butter.

It is used by keto dieters who choose to do everything from jump-start their weight loss to shock their bodies or change their eating habits.

It's common among people who seek to break through weight-loss plateaus, particularly those on ketogenic diets.

What Is Keto Egg Fast Diet?

The keto egg fast diet is essentially a high-fat low-carb diet in which dieters consume eggs, cheese, and butter. The diet is a short-term diet that is said to help people who are stuck on a weight loss plateau and who need to breakthrough it. Since it's a fasting diet, it's very restricting in nature and is claimed to be intended just to help people cross their weight loss plateau to drop weight more. The diet follows a series of guidelines that involves eating several meals a day—one egg-based meal every 3 to 5 hours. The keto egg fast diet requires that dieters eat at least 6 whole eggs a day. The diet does not exclude yolk since it is high in healthy fats and proteins.

How is it supposed to work?

By adopting this diet, the body is entering into a metabolic state of ketosis. Ketosis typically happens because the body has little access to glucose, which is its preferred source of energy. To balance this, the body makes ketones bodies out of fat and uses them as fuel.

To accomplish this state, a person needs to eat 50 grams of carbs or less per day. The remainder of their calorie needs can be met from a high-fat and moderate protein diet.

The ketogenic diet can help to lose weight by fostering a sense of fullness, minimizing food choices, increasing protein consumption, and possibly reducing fat storage.

However, the egg fast lasts just 3 to 5 days, so it might not be enough time for someone to reach ketosis. In some instances, it takes a week or longer to enter this state.

Benefits Of Egg Fast Diet

The following benefits are what you might expect from following a short-term, limited ketogenic diet that promotes consuming eggs.

Bear in mind that an egg fast only lasts 3 or 5 days, so you might not get the full benefits of a traditional ketogenic diet.

Here are some of the benefits you might expect:

Weight loss

An egg fast is a limitive diet plan. This diet limits your food choices, which naturally decreases your daily calorie intake. This keto diet promotes a sense of fullness by increasing the consumption of protein. The benefits and effects of this diet depend on a variety of factors, such as weight, height, gender, age, and total food intake.

Different studies have shown that this ketogenic diet can not only help you lose fat, but also help you retain muscle mass and reduce your appetite.

Promote belly fat loss

Excessive belly fat(or visceral fat) is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Ketogenic diets like the eggs fast can help you burn more belly fat than any other diet plan and thus prevent you from deadly diseases.

Though, as an egg fast only lasts a few days, it’s  indistinct how much belly fat you would lose.

Reduce appetite

Eggs are high source of protein and are very filling. Numerous studies show that eating eggs can help you feel fuller for longer period of time. That can lead to consuming fewer calories per day and will likely promote weight loss.

Risks And Side Effects Of Egg Fast Diet

The risk factors and side effects of the egg fast diet are identical to that of the ketogenic diet, which includes irritability, hunger, low energy, fatigue, irregular sleep, weakness, headaches, nausea and bad breath. These symptoms are together known as the keto flu, its caused when your body is adapting to ketones as a source of energy. 

Another side effect of the diet is digestive trouble, as the egg fast diet restricts consumption of fibre-rich vegetables and fruits. As a result, some people experience constipation, as in the absence of insoluble fibre there is reduced binding action. To reduce this risk, try drinking as much water as possible.

Egg Fast Menu Plan

Day 1

Breakfast: Black coffee or tea, an egg-cheese omelet made with 2–3 eggs, cooked in 2–3 tbsp of butter or another healthy oil, such as olive oil

Snack: 1 Stick of string cheese or 1 ounces of other cheese

Lunch: 1/2 Cup simple egg salad, 1 deli slice cheddar cheese (quartered and microwaved until crisp approx 30 seconds)

Snack: 2 Ounces of a cheese of your choice

Dinner: 1 Serving buffalo omelette, cooked in 2–3 tbsp of butter or another healthy oil, such as olive oil

Day 2

Breakfast: Black coffee or tea, 2–3 eggs fried or scrambled with 2 tbsp butter

Snack: 2 Sticks of string cheese or 2 ounces of other cheese

Lunch: 1 Cream Cheese Pancake, 1 tbsp sugar free mayonnaise, 1 deli slice cheddar cheese (spread the mayo on the pancake, top with cheese, roll up and eat like a wrap)

Snack: 2 Easy deviled eggs

Dinner: Crustless cheese quiche made with 2 eggs

Day 3

Breakfast: Black coffee or tea, cream cheese pancake (2–3 eggs and 2–3 tbsp of cream cheese blended until smooth and cooked on a pan or griddle with 3 tbsp of butter)

Snack: 1 Ounce of a cheese of your choice

Lunch: 1/2 Cup simple egg salad, 1 deli slice cheddar cheese (quartered and microwaved until crisp approx 30 seconds)

Snack: 1 String Cheese or 1 ounce of other cheese

Dinner: 2–3 Easy deviled eggs

Day 4

Breakfast: Tea or black coffee, 3 eggs scrambled with 2 tbsp butter

Snack: 1 Stick of string cheese or 1 ounces of other cheese

Lunch: Simple egg salad (2-3 eggs and 2 tbsp of mayonnaise)

Snack: 1 Ounce of a cheese of your choice

Dinner: Egg-cheese omelet made with 2–3 eggs, cooked in 2–3 tbsp of butter or another healthy oil, such as olive oil

Day 5

Breakfast: Black coffee or tea, egg and cheese omelet made with 2–3 eggs, cooked in 2–3 tbsp of butter

Snack: 1 String cheese or 1 ounce of other cheese

Lunch: 3 Hard-boiled eggs

Snack: 2 Sticks of string cheese or 2 ounce of other cheese

Dinner: 2 Egg waffles (2–3 eggs cooked in a waffle maker with butter)

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