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Help my Keto friend. Say NO to egg fasting

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  • senecarrsenecarr Posts: 5,377Member Member Posts: 5,377Member Member
    Aren't we made up of like75% water. If so then while your getting smaller tinier waster wouldn't losing some water make sence ??am I the only one who thinks like this

    Humans are about 70% water by weight depending on the individual. Your fat cells are more like 1 part water for about 8-9 parts triglycerides and fatty acids.
    Personally I'm always hoping to increase the percent of me that is water.
  • lithezebralithezebra Posts: 3,684Member Member Posts: 3,684Member Member
    She might get bored of eggs. Otherwise, I'm sure she'll be fine. She won't be starving, eggs are filling, and it can't be any worse than the 2 weeks I spent on a cheese and bread fast in Iceland.
  • Sued0nimSued0nim Posts: 17,504Member Member Posts: 17,504Member Member
    Aren't we made up of like75% water. If so then while your getting smaller tinier waster wouldn't losing some water make sence ??am I the only one who thinks like this

    Unfortunately no you aren't the only one who thinks like this

  • jennifer_417jennifer_417 Posts: 12,279Member Member Posts: 12,279Member Member
    The gas...omg...
  • HorrorGeekLizHorrorGeekLiz Posts: 195Member Member Posts: 195Member Member
    The worst 5 days of my life are still the 5 days someone talked me into trying the HCG diet. It felt like a month, not 5 days. It was 5 years ago and I still can't eat asparagus. I used to love asparagus and I made the mistake of eating it almost exclusively as the veg choice for those 5 miserably long days. I became completely obsessed with when I could eat again, portioning things out.

    I shouldn't remember how painful 5 measly days on a diet felt with such vivid detail, but I do. Health wise, it's not going to do much for such a short period of time, but I can tell you from experience, she's likely going to hate eggs when it's done and it might come with a slight dose of an eating disorder.

    There is no reason to put your body through that torture. CICO and it will come off.

  • AnvilHeadAnvilHead Posts: 18,543Member Member Posts: 18,543Member Member
    The gas...omg...

    If you didn't live alone when you started, you would by the time you were done!
  • drachfitdrachfit Posts: 217Member Member Posts: 217Member Member
    if you tend to use about 2000 cal a day... 5 eggs is about 400 calories. so for 5 days your calorie defecit is ~1600cal. so over 5 days you can lose (5*1600) = 8000 calories. or 2 lbs of fat. except, it is such an extreme caloric defecit that you won't lose only fat. youll lose muscle too. so you may perhaps lose up to 3lbs of real body mass, a significant portion of which is muscle. the rest of the apparent weight loss will simply be water retention due to the extreme low carb nature of the fast. it will come back slowly even if you resume a low-carb diet.

    also, its bland and silly. what is peoples fascination with quick fixes and fasts and cleanses. they don't do anything except unnecessarily tax your willpower and make it that much more miserable to exercise.

    what sounds healthier and more sustainable to you, eating nothing but 5 eggs, being sedentary and hating life, or eating a normal diet and going for a 20 minute run every day?
  • Expatmommy79Expatmommy79 Posts: 941Member, Premium Member Posts: 941Member, Premium Member
    In case anyone was still reading. She didn't last 5 days. Did it for 3 days, got sick of eggs and gave up.

    Sigh. But she lost 5 POUNDS in 3 days and RESET her metabolism.

    I can't even.
  • AnvilHeadAnvilHead Posts: 18,543Member Member Posts: 18,543Member Member
    In case anyone was still reading. She didn't last 5 days. Did it for 3 days, got sick of eggs and gave up.

    Sigh. But she lost 5 POUNDS in 3 days and RESET her metabolism.

    I can't even.

    Check back with her in a couple weeks and see how that 5-pound loss is working for her.
  • 1992Leigh19921992Leigh1992 Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
    I'm not supporting the egg fast, but just noting that I'm fairly sure eggs are rich in all micro-nutrients, except vitamin C. So that is probably why eggs are the chosen food for this, in addition to being one of the most keto-friendly foods.

    Again, I don't think a fast is necessary, but if someone is going to do this, I would recommend a vitamin C supplement.

    Also, just to clarify, was it 5 days of just eggs? Or 5 eggs per day?

    Because 5 eggs per day is nowhere NEAR enough food energy. But I didn't see that in the OP... just in one of the comments.
    edited February 2016
  • katytheladykatythelady Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    So many comments, so I'm not sure if this has been addressed already, but if I may...The egg fast will work to help her lose a few, quick pounds. It also sounds excruciating. It's also very likely that the pounds lost will be no more than water weight, that will likely come back when she goes back to her usual keto diet. Why is she wanting to do this fast? Is she looking for a quick fix? If so, a PSMF or would probably work better and she would likely lose bodyfat rather than water. However, all this is to say, if she just sticks with keto (and watching caloric consumption since lc isn't magic) she will get to where she'd like to be.
    edited February 2016
  • razzjam334razzjam334 Posts: 39Member Member Posts: 39Member Member
    What if you love eggs?
  • WinoGelatoWinoGelato Posts: 13,265Member Member Posts: 13,265Member Member
    razzjam334 wrote: »
    What if you love eggs?

    No one loves eggs that much.

    ETA - actually, I'm pretty sure if you love eggs this would be a terrible approach, because it would likely turn you off of them for life.
    edited February 2016
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    WinoGelato wrote: »
    razzjam334 wrote: »
    What if you love eggs?

    No one loves eggs that much.

    ETA - actually, I'm pretty sure if you love eggs this would be a terrible approach, because it would likely turn you off of them for life.

    That is the biggest risk of doing the diet, IMO.
  • Alatariel75Alatariel75 Posts: 17,806Member Member Posts: 17,806Member Member
    WinoGelato wrote: »
    razzjam334 wrote: »
    What if you love eggs?

    No one loves eggs that much.

    ETA - actually, I'm pretty sure if you love eggs this would be a terrible approach, because it would likely turn you off of them for life.

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    edited March 2016
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