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Old 03-29-2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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Egg/Protein Fat Fast - April 2010

I restarted my eggs'travaganza last week but I thought it would be a great idea to create a new thread for the month of April.

EGG / PROTEIN FAST FAQS
Q. Is it a diet?
A. No, itís a FAST.

Q. Where are the rules?
A. Since itís not a diet, there are no hard and fast rules, but we have some suggestions. The cool thing about this is that YOU personalize it to your needs.

Q. Isnít fasting dangerous?
A. It depends on the fast and your situation. I am a diabetic, hypothyroid and a cancer survivor, and I consider my health very important. I make sure to fast in a safe, healthy way, including plenty of good-quality protein instead of carbs. However, if you have ANY concern about doing a fast of any kind, PLEASE check with your health care provider, one who knows your medical situation, before starting anything.

Q. Isnít this a fad?
A. No, itís a FAST. Seriously, short-term fasting has been used for centuries to cleanse and re-set peopleís systems, as well as many other reasons. Dr. Atkins suggested a fast to break a stall in weight loss. Other doctors recommend fasts of many types.

Q. Is this low calorie?
A. Thatís up to you, as you know what your body does best and at what level, but NO, this is not about starving yourself or depriving yourself or not eating. Most people eat a good amount of calories in protein and fats. We donít recommend going under 1200 calories.

Q. What can I eat on the Egg / Protein Fast?
A. You can eat whatever you choose, but the focus of this fast is to eat good-quality protein, mainly eggs, in many forms and other good proteins. Some people lose better eating good fats as well as protein, but others choose a lower fat option.

Q. What can I NOT eat on the Egg / Protein Fast?
A. You can eat whatever you choose, but most of us are focusing on protein, (mainly eggs) and are fasting from: dairy, all forms of sugar, all grains, and vegetables during the fast itself. We add back veggies and other foods during Transition.

Q. How long can I stay on the Egg / Protein Fast?
A. Again, this is up to you, but we recommend this ONLY as a short-term cleanse and fast, usually 1-3 days. After that we encourage you to start adding in veggies and other foods. However, the decision is totally up to you and how you feel and what you choose to do and how long you decide to stay on it.

Q.What if I donít like eggs?
A. Well, you picked a funny fast to try! Seriously, use another protein if you donít care for, or are allergic to eggs. If you donít think you like eggs, check out our recipes to see if there may be a preparation using eggs that sounds good to you.

Q. What if I have questions?
A. Come and visit our thread, there a LOTS of helpful, caring and supportive people there.

Q. Will it work for me, guaranteed?
A. The only thing in this life that is guaranteed is that one day you will die.
Everyone is different and some people tried it, but didnít get the results they wanted and others say it has changed their lives! So, we really do believe that everyone is different with different bodies, different needs and different metabolisms. The only way to see if the EPF will work for you is to give it the best shot you can and follow the suggestions.

Q. Is anyone making anything promoting this fast?
A. Only the egg farmers! Seriously, this is not a book or a diet and no one is hawking this to promote anything except an option that has been successful for many people. We are here because it works for us and we want to help anyone that wants to try it. And, itís FREE (well, you gotta buy your own eggs!)


Q: What is ďTransitionĒ you keep talking about?
A: That is when you end the EPF and start adding vegetables and other foods back into your diet. We recommend a Transition because it helps to make it a slow addition, not all at once. You can stay on Transition as long as you like and are adding in healthy foods. Next you can go back to your regular Low Carb plan, or cycle the EPF again.

Q: What are your tips and suggestions for the best results from the Egg / Protein Fast?
A. Iím GLAD you asked!

Here are 2 posts by people who have done the fast and had great results!

Here are my SUGGESTIONS (written by Vickilynn (MountainGirl):
You can do the Egg / Protein Fast 1-2-3 or more days. Whatever works for you. I did 3 days, then Transitioned.
I do better with higher fat, I lose better and feel more satisfied.
I eat mainly eggs, and prepare them simply.
No veggies, no cheese or dairy, nothing with sugar in it.
I eat often, never skip meals!
Whenever hungry, I eat an egg or 2.
Drink lots of liquids, I like water and stevia.
I take my supplements.Here's more SUGGESTIONS, (written by Emily):

As far as "rules" for the Egg Fast, we discussed not having a set of hard and fast rules, but rather guidelines (eat eggs and meat and fat until satisfied) because people really do tweak it to their likes/dislikes and how their body feels.

I'm a huge believer in YMMV and encouraging each person to get in tune with their body and find out what works for them. There is no one size fits all WOE! What works for some may not work for others and the most wonderful thing about a very clean Meat & Egg fast (or for me, a more extended WOE) is it is very much a clean slate that allows you to "figure things out"...much like an elimination diet that doctors put people on to figure out food allergies.

Some variations on the Egg/Protein Fast (EPF) theme include:

- with or without meat
- higher or lower fat
- with or without dairy such as cheese and cream (tho many who do eat this keep it moderate
- with or without artificial sweeteners...my sweetener of choice is stevia and only 1 to 2 packets/day max

(Your body does react to sweet and if you can move away from the diet sodas, the crystal lights, etc. Then your body will thank you.)

- with or without supplementation, which may include a multi-vitamin, (cod liver oil), CO (coconut oil, also used as a general healthy fat), and (apple cider vinegar-- must be unfiltered and with the "mother"), to name a few
There are lots of sample menus sprinkled throughout the thread and everyone here is super nice and supportive and non-judgmental, truly a safe place! I love these ladies!
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:50 AM   #2
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Hmm...I wonder where Mel7 and Dasiey could be???
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Im here Lora

now where is that Dasiey..i will chase her

Lora i have been egging it up over here
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I see the three of you doing the fast a lot. Can you give me a sample menu of what you eat and how much you tend to lose in a week. I have posted before that I can do a total egg day or two and not drop anything. Then I get fussed at by the naysayers in the family for eating too many eggs and have nothing to show for it. If any of you can throw out a sample menu of what you include, please do.
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I see the three of you doing the fast a lot. Can you give me a sample menu of what you eat and how much you tend to lose in a week. I have posted before that I can do a total egg day or two and not drop anything. Then I get fussed at by the naysayers in the family for eating too many eggs and have nothing to show for it. If any of you can throw out a sample menu of what you include, please do.
Today's Menu:


Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with a pat of melted butter, 1T of full fat mayo, mustard, and Texas Pete's Hot Sauce.


Snack One and Two: Hard boiled Egg


Lunch: Same as breakfast.


Dinner: 3 eggs scrambled with a pat of melted butter, 1T of full fat mayo, mustard, and Texas Pete's Hot Sauce and Tuna made with 1T of Ranch Dressing, 2T of plain yogurt, mustard, hot spices, and more hot sauce.

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Some people (not part of LCF) are adding 1oz. of hard or cream cheese per egg instead of the mayo and not eating meat. YMMV.

I like the added protein of meat at dinner time. I workout in the evenings and use up a lot of energy. So of course, I get hungry. During the lazy weekends I wind up only eating 2 meals and no snacks because I fill up on the fat.

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Thank you Lora. I see you don't use any heavy whipping cream at all, so I will try dropping that on the days I do the eggs.
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Thank you Lora. I see you don't use any heavy whipping cream at all, so I will try dropping that on the days I do the eggs.
You can if you want but I don't really want to add more dairy than I have to.
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Lizzie has one of these

anyone else have one?

I want one

she says there is no-fuss pealing when you use it

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When I make hardboiled eggs I place the eggs in boiling water and set the timer for 12 minutes. Once done, I drain the hot water and add cold water and salt!

They peel like a dream!
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When I make hardboiled eggs I place the eggs in boiling water and set the timer for 12 minutes. Once done, I drain the hot water and add cold water and salt!

They peel like a dream!
Mine dont

i am off on a road trip this morning to see son..hope my eggs peel good today they are fresh brownies
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Today's Menu:

Breakfast and Lunch: 3 eggs scrambled with pat of butter, 1T of mayo, mustard, hot sauce, and spices

Snacks one and two: 1 hard boiled egg each

Dinner: 3 eggs scrambled with pat of butter, 1T of mayo, mustard, hot sauce, and spices - tuna with 1T of mayo, 2T of plain yogurt, mustard, hot sauce, and spices

Have a great day, eggies!
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i am here. congrats on the wedding coming in august,,,
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I am doing meat and eggs. And plain full fat greek yogert.



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Welcome to the April thread, Dasiey!
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And thank you!
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You are welcome my oldest is getting married august 12 or 13th. on the beach in my avator. its called honda beach. Its in the florida keys.
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You are welcome my oldest is getting married august 12 or 13th. on the beach in my avator. its called honda beach. Its in the florida keys.
We'll be near the beach too. Not on it.
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wow i hope you have a blast....and I am eating cake.
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wow i hope you have a blast....and I am eating cake.
I hate sweets but I will make an exception.
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Good Morning, Eggies!

Today's Menu:

Breakfast and Lunch: 3 eggs scrambled with pat of butter, 1T of mayo, mustard, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper

Snacks one and two: 1 hard boiled egg each

Dinner: 3 eggs scrambled with pat of butter, 1T of mayo, mustard, hot sauce, and spices - tuna with 1T of mayo, 2T of plain yogurt, mustard, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper
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Lora your right on plan girly !

Dasiey what u doing eating cake

I have had scrambled eggs twice today..love the fresh brownies
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OK gang how good do these look

Kalyn's Kitchen: Recipe for Shrimp and Wasabi (or Dijon) Deviled Eggs and a Collection of Deviled Egg Ideas

I just took out sausage to make scotch eggs tomorrow
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Dasiey what u doing eating cake

I have had scrambled eggs twice today..love the fresh brownies
when my daughter gets married in august..
I am eating cake
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OH oops guess i was noddin off
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Hi everyone. Glad to see the meat and egg thread is back. I have been lurking here for a LONG time, but have started posting now...

Here is the thread that inspired me to come out of lurking, and it is appropriate to this WOE:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...-brownies.html

The recipe in this thread is a major miracle for VLC eaters although it really depends on which protein powder you use; mine has only .2 grams of carbs per scoop, so this recipe is totally do-able for the egg/protein fast and thank goodness!

As long as you use clarified butter and/or coconut oil and a VLC protein powder, this is a perfect sweet treat for the egg fasters.

ENJOY!
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I just had a huge fight with 6 fresh brownies to get the shell off and make scotch egg
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well my brownies are hard to peel to.
I feel like I am throwing away half my
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