What happens after the egg-fast?
What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-08-2011 07:40 PM


Advanced Low-Carber


I just started the egg-fast to break a month-long stall and it's working great!

Yesterday: 167.2 lbs.
Today: 165.4 lbs. !!!!!!!

I plan to stay on it until it stops working or I get sick of it, whichever comes first. (LOL!)

But what happens when I go back to my regular LC eating? (Induction level carbs.) Will I gain or what? I'm kinda' scared that I'll balloon up when I go back to my regular beef, fish, chicken, pork, eggs, dairy, MIMs and salads LC diet.

Please, reassure me.

Thanks!

Donna -- hypothyroid homeschooling mom. Vegetarian 12 years, now a meat-eating low carber!
06/21/10 at 192.2 lbs.
08/01/11 at 160 lbs. and AT GOAL! Woot! Woot!
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-09-2011 12:05 PM


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I'm not sure what happens, but maybe if you 'ease' back into your usual routine ... it will all work out for ya. OR maybe consider EggFesting 2-3 days per week. They say it's good to change things up a tad. Congratulations on your EggFest success, Donna ...

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-09-2011 12:58 PM


Advanced Low-Carber


Thanks!

Before egg fast: 167.2 lbs.
After Day 1: 165.4 lbs.
After Day 2: 165.0 lbs.

Donna -- hypothyroid homeschooling mom. Vegetarian 12 years, now a meat-eating low carber!
06/21/10 at 192.2 lbs.
08/01/11 at 160 lbs. and AT GOAL! Woot! Woot!
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-09-2011 01:59 PM


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Transition to a low-carb plan slowly to see how you do. You'll notice a difference in how you respond to other non-egg foods so you can eliminate any culprits in your progress. You're doing AWESOME!

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RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-09-2011 02:28 PM


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Thanks, Jimmy!

Donna -- hypothyroid homeschooling mom. Vegetarian 12 years, now a meat-eating low carber!
06/21/10 at 192.2 lbs.
08/01/11 at 160 lbs. and AT GOAL! Woot! Woot!
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-10-2011 01:19 PM


Advanced Low-Carber


Egg Fast Progress

Before egg fast: 167.2 lbs. (Stuck between 168.8 lbs. - 167.2 for one month.)

Day Before: 167.2 lbs.
After Day 1: 165.4 lbs.
After Day 2: 165.0 lbs.
After Day 3: 164.0 lbs.

I was more hungry yesterday than on day 2 and I ended up eating 9 eggs. I was really afraid the scale wouldn't be different this morning, given just the .4 lb. decrease on day 2. I was expecting only a .2 loss. Wow! I was presently surprised! Big Grin

Donna -- hypothyroid homeschooling mom. Vegetarian 12 years, now a meat-eating low carber!
06/21/10 at 192.2 lbs.
08/01/11 at 160 lbs. and AT GOAL! Woot! Woot!
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-11-2011 01:10 PM


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Beezer, are you only eating eggs and nothing else other than the fat to cook them in? Also, are you trying to limit your calories or are you eating however many eggs you need to get you through the day?

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RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-11-2011 02:29 PM


Advanced Low-Carber



I am eating:

HWC
Butter (I use a lot with my eggs.)
Eggs
Deviled Eggs (Duke's Mayo, Sweet Pickle Relish made with Splenda, Mustard)
1 oz. vodka & Zero Sprite every evening (something I just started a day before the egg fast after reading 'The Great Cholesterol Con.')

My fat is over 100 grams/day. My protien is at least 50 grams/day. Calories: 1,300-1,400

I don't go hungry. If I'm hungry I eat scramble eggs or deviled eggs. My calories are around 1,300-1,400 and that seems to be where I lose best. (Even on LC, I don't lose unless my calories go low. I maintain at 1,500 - 1,800 calories on my regular LC.)

Donna -- hypothyroid homeschooling mom. Vegetarian 12 years, now a meat-eating low carber!
06/21/10 at 192.2 lbs.
08/01/11 at 160 lbs. and AT GOAL! Woot! Woot!
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-11-2011 02:36 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Wow, Donna, great job. Thanks for posting that. About that vodka, what's the idea behind that? Is it just any distilled alcohol, or something specific to vodka? Does it help your cholesterol, or is it something else? Inquiring minds want to know.
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-11-2011 02:39 PM


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RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-11-2011 02:42 PM


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Egg Fast Progress

Before egg fast: 167.2 lbs. (Stuck between 168.8 lbs. - 167.2 for one month.)

Day Before: 167.2 lbs.
After Day 1: 165.4 lbs.
After Day 2: 165.0 lbs.
After Day 3: 164.0 lbs.
After Day 4: 164.4 lbs.

I wasn't hungry yesterday and wound up only consuming 1,250 calories. I guess I need to eat more calories than that. I had leg cramps this morning in bed, testament to the fact that I ran out of Morton's Lite Salt (it's half potassium) two days ago. I have some now and will use it today. That should clear up the leg cramps. I will make an effort today to get more calories.

I am also taking three calcium pills instead of my regular two. In addition to calcium, I always take a honking big Dr. Weil multi-vitamin, flush-free niacin, 5,000-10,000 mcg Vitamin D3 gel pill (50,000/wk), extra magnesium, Co-Q10, Norweigian Cod Liver Oil, and acidophollis.

Donna -- hypothyroid homeschooling mom. Vegetarian 12 years, now a meat-eating low carber!
06/21/10 at 192.2 lbs.
08/01/11 at 160 lbs. and AT GOAL! Woot! Woot!
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-11-2011 03:58 PM


Advanced Low-Carber



The dr. that wrote 'The Great Cholesterol Con' suggests that if you don't already drink one drink every evening that you start. It's to reduce stress. He quoted some studies that show that people that drink one drink ever evening have less heart disease.

I don't drink -- AT ALL. But I tend to be high-strung, so I figured I'd try out the drink a night thing to see if it relaxed me. It did.

I chose vodka because it won't wreck a low carb diet.

Donna -- hypothyroid homeschooling mom. Vegetarian 12 years, now a meat-eating low carber!
06/21/10 at 192.2 lbs.
08/01/11 at 160 lbs. and AT GOAL! Woot! Woot!
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-11-2011 06:08 PM


Advanced Low-Carber



Yup. I agree.

Donna -- hypothyroid homeschooling mom. Vegetarian 12 years, now a meat-eating low carber!
06/21/10 at 192.2 lbs.
08/01/11 at 160 lbs. and AT GOAL! Woot! Woot!
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-11-2011 09:56 PM


Moderator


I wonder since eggs are saltless .... if maybe you should use regular salt during eggfest?? Just thinkin' ... Some chicken bouillon also helps with the leg cramps ...

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-12-2011 08:17 PM


Advanced Low-Carber


Egg Fast Progress

Before egg fast: 167.2 lbs. (Stuck between 168.8 lbs. - 167.2 for one month.)

Day Before: 167.2 lbs.
After Day 1: 165.4 lbs.
After Day 2: 165.0 lbs.
After Day 3: 164.0 lbs.
After Day 4: 164.4 lbs.
After Day 5: 163.4 lbs. (-3.8 lbs.)

On Day 4 I wasn't very hungry and only ate 1,250 calories and had leg cramps when I woke up on Day 5. I had run out of Morton's Lite Salt (half potassium) a couple days before. I bought some more and used it on Day 5 and felt better. I made a concerted effort to eat more on Day 5.

Day 5:
1,413 calories
125 g fat
8 carbs
50.4 g protein

Day 6 **PROBLEMS**
During the day on Day 5 I had energy. Today I have NO energy. My heart is beating hard and fast. I feel weak. My face tingles. (This is the way I feel when my thyroid is not medicated properly. I haven't felt this way in a very long time.)

I'm wondering if the very low carb intake is tanking my thyroid? (I have heard that hypothyroid people do better on 50 grams of carbs/day, but I've never been able to get that high without gaining.)

I'm considering adding a cup of fresh spinach to my eggs by wilting them in the remaining butter. I will try bringing more veggies in with my scrambled eggs to see if it helps me feel better.

Donna -- hypothyroid homeschooling mom. Vegetarian 12 years, now a meat-eating low carber!
06/21/10 at 192.2 lbs.
08/01/11 at 160 lbs. and AT GOAL! Woot! Woot!
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-12-2011 08:26 PM


Advanced Low-Carber



I was using regular salt the two days I was out of my Morton's Lite Salt. I didn't have any leg cramps this morning.

But I'm feeling terrible. (See above post.)

I'm going to add some veggies.

Donna -- hypothyroid homeschooling mom. Vegetarian 12 years, now a meat-eating low carber!
06/21/10 at 192.2 lbs.
08/01/11 at 160 lbs. and AT GOAL! Woot! Woot!
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-13-2011 01:44 AM


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Hope you're feeling better, Donna ...
Maybe EggFest isn't really for you ... be sure and listen to your body and take care of yourself.

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-13-2011 02:08 AM


Advanced Low-Carber


I ate more today and had way more HWC than usual. I feel fine now. (Other than HORRENDOUS Keto breath!)

I will add more veggies and try to get my carb level higher.

Donna -- hypothyroid homeschooling mom. Vegetarian 12 years, now a meat-eating low carber!
06/21/10 at 192.2 lbs.
08/01/11 at 160 lbs. and AT GOAL! Woot! Woot!
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-13-2011 05:28 PM


Advanced Low-Carber


Day Before: 167.2 lbs.
After Day 1: 165.4 lbs.
After Day 2: 165.0 lbs.
After Day 3: 164.0 lbs.
After Day 4: 164.4 lbs.
After Day 5: 163.4 lbs.
After Day 6: 163.6 lbs.

I'm phasing in other foods now. I felt terrible yesterday. I had LC pancakes for breakfast. (almond flour, eggs, ricotta, vanilla, cinnamon, HWC, butter.)

ETA:

After the late breakfast of LC pancakes, I only had HWC for a snack and then for dinner I had three scrambled eggs, butter and HWC. So I'm half on the egg fast and half off. I guess I'll see an increase on the scale tomorrow and that will totally depress me.

Donna -- hypothyroid homeschooling mom. Vegetarian 12 years, now a meat-eating low carber!
06/21/10 at 192.2 lbs.
08/01/11 at 160 lbs. and AT GOAL! Woot! Woot!
RE: What happens after the egg-fast? , 03-14-2011 08:03 AM


Senior Low-Carber


I am not familiar with an "egg-fast." I did a search of this entire forum on this title as a topic but this is the only thread I found.

Where did you get the notion of an egg-fast?

Benay
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