Egg fast

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I've mentioned in a couple of videos now that I like eggs. So much in fact that I've incorporated it into my diet as my main source of protein. I eat so much of eggs that one could interpret my way of eating as an egg fast.

But what is an egg fast? Well, according to My Sweet Keto, it's a 5-day period during which you only eat eggs, healthy fats (for example butter), and cheese (optional). The egg count should add up to at least 6 per day, and for each egg eaten you should eat 1 tablespoon of fat. The ounces of cheese eaten should be equal or less than the amount of eggs consumed; you an skip the cheese altogether if it isn't your thing. You should also drink a lot of water.

The benefits? Since the diet is high fat, moderate protein, and low carb - all balanced nicely according to the ketogenic diet - you'll boost your body's metabolism. It also makes you shed all that bloating water from your system. Since I'm not a doctor or a dietitian, I cannot be a 100 % sure why this happens, but it makes me feel great and I don't feel deprived at all during an egg fast.

The sources on the Internet suggest you should eat an egg soon after waking up, and that low carb sweeteners are allowed, but personally I think you can do this however you like. For example, I like to combine this with intermittent fasting, resulting in the inability to eat an egg right after waking up. I also wouldn't recommend any kinds of sweeteners - low or high carb - because they provoke cravings, at least for me. But as said, you can do this however you like.

If you got interested in the diet but think eating just boiled or fried eggs sounds boring, don't worry - there are plenty of egg fast recipes on the Internet, everything from pizza and quiche and pasta to crepes and pudding and cake. Just get googling.

It might still sound difficult, and I'm not going to lie - it could be difficult, depending on your individual characteristics and diet habits. Even I initially thought it would be too constraining. But I gave it a shot, and it worked! And it turned out so easy to do I wonder why I ever was to reserved by it.