Doing a 3-Day Egg Fast as An Experiment for This Health Blog
While doing a five-day bone broth
fast recently as an experiment for my health and this blog, I started to really
crave eggs, which made me decide to do an egg fast shortly after the bone broth
fast. I now realise that during our carnivore diet experiment last year, where
we only ate meat, salt, and water for a month, the only thing I really craved
I saw the egg fast as an
opportunity to experiment with different ways of cooking eggs, as one of my
biggest dreams is to become a really good cook and to post recipes on my blog,
and knowing how to cook eggs well is one of the basics of being a good cook
(and food blogger). I especially wanted to learn how to poach an egg on my three-day
egg fast was.
It was a lot easier than the bone
broth fast, to be honest. I had fun experimenting, and since the egg fast
allows you to have one portion of fat for every egg that you eat, I allowed
myself to add a little bit of cacao to my diet (I had to make adjustments for
my chocolate addiction) and basically lived off eggs and cacao for three days, as
well as erythritol and stevia, which are two sweeteners that do not affect your
blood sugar levels at all.
What I did was make myself dark
chocolates by mixing cacao powder, water, and sweetener, and put that in the fridge
or the freezer, depending on the consistency I desired. If I wanted a paste
like Nutella, I would put it in the fridge, but for a nice truffle or dark
chocolate, I put it in the freezer.
This allowed me to feel satisfied during my egg fast and to have dessert on a daily basis. What I also realised is that I am a genius, because if you think about it, you can make a chocolate mousse by whisking egg whites and just adding cacao powder and sweetener, and therefore, chocolate mousse is a great addition to an egg fast. I will share the recipe on the blog once I have perfected it.
I ate four eggs at each meal, plus
a dessert. I was also trying to stick to one of the recommendations of the
fasting mimicking diet, where you only eat 800 calories a day. I did limit
myself to 800 calories on the egg fast, but that is not too difficult, as eggs
are quite low in calories.
I definitely enjoyed this fast and
this experiment I did for my health and the blog. My bloating went down, and I
felt very happy because I could use different healthy cooking methods that
helped me practice for food blogging in the future. What’s great about eggs is
that they are a good source of protein, and the type of protein that is very
easy to digest by the body.
One egg contains about 6g of fat
and 6g of protein, so they are quite balanced. Plus, eggs are a source of vitamin
D, and I have a vitamin D deficiency. They are also a source of choline, which
is very good for your brain and brain health (I was working on my 90-day blog
post challenge during the fast, so my brain needed it).
What did make the egg fast a bit
difficult was the fact that we had a few family gatherings, and I had to eat a
quiche that I made for myself while the other people were eating ribs, chicken,
and lamb chops, but I was enjoying it, so it wasn’t too difficult. I knew that
in a few days, I would be able to eat what I wanted.
Having the healthy chocolate was
the most important part for me. Not being able to eat salty foods like the meat
that I wanted isn’t as bad as not being able to have something sweet, and
especially something chocolaty.
That is why I don’t think I will
ever do an egg fast like this one for the health blog without having some sort
of dessert as well, but like I said, making a chocolate mousse allows you to
use the egg whites from the eggs, and then, you can cook the yolks and eat them
separately. I had a plate full of eggs and a big bowl of chocolate mousse, and
I only used five eggs, cacao, and some erythritol, so my calories were very low
for that meal.
I couldn’t believe that I had a
giant dessert and not a lot of calories.
What this egg fast did teach me is
that I will be making a lot of chocolate mousse in the future. And as I was
forced to be creative with making desserts from just eggs, cacao powder, a bit
of sweetener, and water, I actually learned to make a new freezer chocolate
recipe, and made my own chocolate paste.
Fasting and limiting what I can eat
has really forced me to be creative with my cooking, and it has forced me to
become a better cook. I really want to become very good at making healthy
desserts for the blog, future projects, and future pleasure, so I am grateful
for the egg fast for that reason.
I will definitely do it again in
the future, perhaps after bingeing or going on holiday. I will also add eggs if
I do the carnivore diet again. I want to do a carnivore challenge for the blog,
but where I can have eggs. It is a good way to lose weight as well. I won’t do
it every month, but maybe if there is a month where I am low on money, and then
I can combine the egg fast and the bone broth diet, because they are both very
cheap sources of protein and food.
I can go to any butchery and get
some bones from them for a very affordable price, as they would otherwise just
throw it away, and eggs are quite affordable and healthy. Maybe when I’m saving
up for my dress that I will be wearing after I finally lose the weight that I
have been trying to lose for 15 years. I can’t wait to write my blog post about
finally losing the weight.
I’m using these fast like my recent
bone broth fast and the egg fast to help me get a jump start on finally losing
the fat that I have been wanting to and getting a flat stomach. While
aesthetics are motivating, and looking good is a driving factor for me,
improving my health is also a motivator for losing weight, as I have Polycystic
Ovarian Syndrome, and losing weight can greatly help to improve your symptoms.
As my diet, in general, is already quite healthy, it is difficult for me to lose weight and to make the necessary changes. Therefore, fasting, for me, is the next step in terms of improving my health and losing the rest of the weight. I highly recommend experimenting with different fasts. You don’t have to do the egg fast if you do not want to, but I quite enjoyed it, and you can make eggs in quite a few ways, and still allow yourself to have dessert if you are clever in how you make it.