It’s definitely not fat for many of us (not like I could do a single day but that’s not the point) but as people are different and “you will lose this or that much” is something I ignore 100%…
I am not sure we don’t restrict calories on an egg fast… I definitely did, not forcefully, well the force was the awful food, my body rather wasn’t hungry… I would have missed my usual amount of eggs or at least other protein if I hadn’t been nauseous from all the excessive amount of fat (well, the ratio, the amount was small). Maybe I messed up the tense here, it isn’t my forte…
I wouldn’t think it’s so great for fat-loss but surely works for some people. I have read it’s for some very stubborn cases where saner things doesn’t help…?
But you won’t lose much fat in a few days, no matter what you do (especially without extreme activity with little food as that is effective at losing fat and muscle galore, some ultramaratoners probably could tell tales). I would rather eat properly instead of suffering an egg fast but I really hated all the 8 hours I heroically did it (I knew I am incompatible with the thing, I just got too curious after some years)… Fat fast was MUCH better for me. And it worked similarly as fat with very little protein actually satiates me so my energy intake dropped. The egg fast had more protein but I couldn’t even ate more than an egg at a time so I got hungry again and again while I hated the food so much my appetite was non-existent. I love fat and egg, by the way, just not in that ratio. I was more free on fat fast, I had various items so it worked better for me. I lost nothing noticeable, of course, it’s impossible for me in a short time (I got paranoid about my protein after 1.5 days and stopped :D) but it was an interesting experiment and sometimes I plan to make another fat fast day or at least a meal in that style… But I prefer to eat both fat and protein if possible, much nicer.
They contains a significant amount, a big part of my carb intake comes from them. But it’s animal sugar that doesn’t feel like plant carbs, it seems… And it’s still not much, of course, I don’t eat so many eggs, it’s 6g carbs at most.
Maybe it’s not true for everyone considering what I saw from people but I totally agree, at least in the case of many of us! If I start to eat, I need a proper meal, especially for my first meal. My SO always needs a proper sized meal so he never ever eats a bite outside of his meals.
Do egg fast have rules about how many times to eat? I remember such stupid ideas for fat fast (I mean, as a general rule, it’s definitely not stupid individually if that suits the one in question)… Ignored, obviously and had one meal on fat fast It is a low-cal thing and I was shocked I could pull it off, 1000 kcal is way too tiny for my first meal normally.
I had many tiny meals on egg fast but they were super close together as I got hungry all the time, normal with tiny meals.
I don’t think we should worry about famine if it’s a short “fast”, it’s probably not long enough to cause even very temporal problems due to it. Both egg and fat fast is for a few days only.
But it’s egg fast, 10g fat and potentially some cheese per egg.
It probably ensures an energy deficit for most of us, possibly for various reasons…
But you are right, only eggs do that too, very few people can eat their maintenance calories in eggs only. Even I am super far from it, I just stop after 12 eggs, at least in one sitting but even waiting isn’t effective enough.
And now I am curious about what would I do if I tried some kind of “egg fast” again… Beyond failing and ending up eating a ton of meat as well. After flirting with carnivore a lot, just eggs (and fat) feels more miserable than ever!
I am very sure eating only eggs and meat would make me lose fat too (maybe a few additional rules but maybe even without…?). In a way more enjoyable way (still a bit miserable, I want my dairy). Slower too but it’s more sustainable and I have time…
What? Eggs are very fatty. About 66% fat, perfect for me personally though lower-fat sounds better, actually… Egg fast is… IDK but it’s insanely high fat.
Eggs have a cute amount of protein and I would need at least 22 eggs for my minimal protein (very high-fat is a bit different and almost no protein like in fat fast is very different so yep, my egg fast had about 6 eggs but it lasted for 8 hours so it’s not informative)… That’s 220g fat on egg fast? Not a fat-loss diet for me (if I could do it but I can’t. but I wouldn’t need so many eggs anyway, on high-fat
16 would do…?).
Getting very quickly after a few eggs… That sounds very normal. Some people get satiated for hours - and I fail to get satiated at all. I am hungry even after 10-12 as it’s a too tiny meal… Eggs were my top satiating items on vegetarian carnivore but I still need my calories… More like my protein and fat, a lot from both.
Meat is better. Why we don’t have “meat fast”? Or do we? Or is that too normal and it has no such name. (People tends to think meat is protein. Nope, meat is 0-99% fat, take your pick. Very flexible.)
I am looking forward to your experiences!