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lita's way 04-11-2010 10:37 PM

can someone explain the fat and egg fast?
 
And how does it differ from what im doing now which is just meat and eggs
any ways? sorry im a bit cluless and running out of options trying to loose
a fricken pound.thanks

kristina 04-12-2010 07:46 AM

do you mean the Fat Fast?


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Atkins Article : The Fat Fast


Counterintuitive as it may sound, if you can't budge the scale on Induction, a few days on this regimen may well allow you to break through metabolic resistance.

Certain individuals are so metabolically resistant that only more intense dietary restrictions prove successful. Once medications, thyroid problems and candida are brought under control, almost all overweight people who diligently adhere to the Atkins Nutritional Approach™ will lose and keep off weight. But for the small group of people for whom it does not work, more extreme measures are necessary.

To help these metabolically resistant people, Dr. Atkins has modified what he calls "the most effective weight-loss eating pattern ever described." British researchers Alan Kekwick and Gaston Pawan developed it, and Frederick Benoit and his team confirmed its superiority in burning off fat, compared to an absolute total fast. This extreme diet consists of 1,000 calories daily, comprised of 90 percent fat. No other weight-loss regimen has matched its ability to burn off stored fat. Dr. Atkins modified the Kekwick diet to make it as enjoyable as possible and dubbed it the "Fat Fast." He tried it on scores of patients and found it often worked for those who were unable to lose weight in any other safe, drug-free way.

The Kekwick diet forces the body into lipolysis so it burns its stores of fat. Lipolysis cannot take place if there is a significant source of glucose. Since all carbohydrates and some protein convert to energy by way of glucose, eliminating almost everything but fat from the diet forces even the most resistant body into lipolysis. That explains the 90 percent dietary-fat component. Lowering the caloric intake accelerates the need to burn up body fat—thus the 1,000-calorie limit.

The Fat Fast is one controlled carb program where you do have to count calories. You'll eat 1,000 calories a day, with 75 percent to 90 percent comprised of fat. Frequent feedings prevent hunger better than three meals a day, so you consume five feedings, perhaps one every four hours, comprising 200 calories each. Because of the high fat content and frequent feedings, very few people experience much hunger. The stumbling block for some people is the absence of conventional meals. But most are willing to stick with it for a few days, even if the food selections are unfulfilling.

Caution: The Fat Fast is actually dangerous for anyone who is not metabolically resistant. For people who lose weight fairly easily, the rate of weight loss is too rapid to be safe. But it carries very little risk for people who can barely lose on any other regimen.

Step One: Eat Mostly Fat Begin with five 200-calorie feedings per day and follow for four or five days. Each item equals approximately 200 calories:

one ounce of macadamia nuts or macadamia nut butter two ounces of cream cheese or Brie one ounce of tuna or chicken salad with two teaspoons of mayonnaise served in one-quarter of an avocado two deviled eggs made with two teaspoons of mayonnaise two ounces of sour cream and two tablespoons black or red caviar two and a half ounces whipped heavy cream topped with sucralose zero-calorie syrup two ounces of pâté (check label for fat content) two egg yolks (hard-boiled) with one tablespoon of mayonnaise

Step Two: Modify the Fat Fast If increasing the fat-to-carbohydrate ratio and cutting calories work, any dietary change in that direction might get the job done. Next, you can try four meals a day of roughly 300 calories for a total of 1,200 calories. That should work, too, and what it allows is definitely more appealing to the taste buds:

two ounces of beef chuck (do not drain fat) cooked in two tablespoons of olive oil two scrambled eggs with two strips of nitrate-free bacon two tablespoons of full-fat sour cream with a tablespoon of sugar-free syrup one-quarter cup chicken or tuna salad made with two tablespoons of mayonnaise three ounces of pâté (check label for fat content) one-and-a-half ounces of macadamia nuts

Step Three: Return to Induction Try the 1,200-calorie regimen for a week, then go back to Induction. Or simply follow the concept of increasing the ratio of fat to protein. No one should have to feel that losing weight is hopeless. Sometimes the key to achieving your goal weight permanently is quite difficult to adhere to, but rarely is it simply impossible.

Our thanks to the Atkins Center for this article. This article will give you some basic information about the Atkins Diet Approach for Weight Loss and Good Health, but is not a substitute for reading the books for the details of this plan (or the book for whatever low carb plan you choose to follow.)

lita's way 04-12-2010 09:06 AM

thanks kristina

lita's way 04-12-2010 01:38 PM

can i exchange the caviar for somthing else

verbqueen 04-12-2010 04:22 PM

Yes. You don't have to eat all those choices. You may choose which ones to eat.

lita's way 04-12-2010 09:04 PM

cool thanks

kristina 04-13-2010 05:44 AM

I LOVE your sig line!!!


To give up is to say I don't believe in my self.

LollyLu 04-17-2010 08:48 AM

Do you think that substituting 200 calories worth of coconut oil would work as one of the choices?

I really need to do something. I have been following strict '72 induction for 2 months now and have lost nothing for the last two weeks. And my clothes don't feel any looser, so it's not a matter of losing inches instead of lbs. I feel like my metabolism is just operating at a snail's pace. I think that I am at one of those "set points" and I need to blast my way past it. Summer is coming and I need to make some progress...

metqa 04-17-2010 08:59 AM

Egg/Protein Fast Thread
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ot...=meat+egg+fast

Meat and Egg Fast REcipe Thread
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ot...tein-fast.html

Sunny7 04-17-2010 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by LollyLu (Post 13381380)
Do you think that substituting 200 calories worth of coconut oil would work as one of the choices?

I really need to do something. I have been following strict '72 induction for 2 months now and have lost nothing for the last two weeks. And my clothes don't feel any looser, so it's not a matter of losing inches instead of lbs. I feel like my metabolism is just operating at a snail's pace. I think that I am at one of those "set points" and I need to blast my way past it. Summer is coming and I need to make some progress...

glad i came upon this thread, i was just reading about the fat fast in the DANDR and might try it, and was also wondering about the coconut oil, i use it every day in my tea, so thought i would save the cream, and use it in my tea also --i would have to figure out the calories, but this does seem doable for the FF

LollyLu 04-20-2010 07:16 PM

So far so good. Been doing the FF since Sunday. The coconut oil helps as a way to get my fat % up there. I usually like to have some in my morning coffee. Already done 1.5 lbs as of this morning. Gonna do the full five days then go bak to induction on Friday.

martiangurll 04-30-2010 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by LollyLu (Post 13394208)
So far so good. Been doing the FF since Sunday. The coconut oil helps as a way to get my fat % up there. I usually like to have some in my morning coffee. Already done 1.5 lbs as of this morning. Gonna do the full five days then go bak to induction on Friday.

I'd love to hear if you lose weight with this and how you feel if you feel comfortable sharing your experiences...

verbqueen 04-30-2010 06:08 PM

I'm interested, too. The fat fast is the one thing I haven't tried in my battle to break through this plateau.

martiangurll 05-03-2010 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by verbqueen (Post 13432624)
I'm interested, too. The fat fast is the one thing I haven't tried in my battle to break through this plateau.

What would hold you back from doing the fat fast? I honestly would have tried it if I stalled more than 4 weeks. Are you concerned you won't be able to palate the food choices?

Sunny7 05-04-2010 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by LollyLu (Post 13394208)
So far so good. Been doing the FF since Sunday. The coconut oil helps as a way to get my fat % up there. I usually like to have some in my morning coffee. Already done 1.5 lbs as of this morning. Gonna do the full five days then go bak to induction on Friday.

how did you do on the fat fast---what were your menus like, did you follow the ones in the book

thanks

ladeelilian 06-12-2010 03:13 PM

fat fast has been my "go to" for weight loss. it is the only thing that keeps me in line!

Sunny7 06-13-2010 05:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ladeelilian (Post 13585262)
fat fast has been my "go to" for weight loss. it is the only thing that keeps me in line!

could you post some menus for this, need some new ideas, i have tried it in the past

thanks


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