On a regular basis, innovative diets and trendy health food plans are being created and released online, some of which subsequently develop a cult following across social media. All of these diets and plans promise fast results although only some of the diets are proven to really work.
The biggest trend of the moment is to adopt a low-carb lifestyle but after following any diet for a specific period of time, weight loss may stall or you may need a new plan to inject color into your drab diet. In this way, you may be able to get your body and mind back on track and continue on your weight loss journey.
One of the most successful ways in clearing the weight loss blockage is to adopt the Keto Egg Diet, also known as the Egg Fast. As the term ‘fast' suggests, this is a temporary weight-loss diet which can help to add variety to a low-carb lifestyle and which contributes to shifting some extra pounds after a stall in your weight-loss programme.
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Here are the essential facts about the Keto Egg Diet:
When following the Keto Egg Diet, every day you should eat:
If you are used to following a low-carb lifestyle, but your weight loss has stalled, then with your body being in a state of ketosis you will be able to restart your metabolism and begin your weight loss once again.
The Keto Egg Diet results in you consuming a good level of macronutrients which are high in fat and low in carbohydrates, as well as a moderate level of protein. This reflects the nature of a low-carb lifestyle and complements an already low-carb plan. However, as this is a ‘fast,' it is advisable to ensure that you do not surpass the 5-day plan as it may not be a healthy diet to follow in the long term. It provides your body with a short, sharp shock which stimulates your metabolism and ends any weight-loss blockage. Remember that your body needs to consume a variety of fruit or vegetables when you are on your regular low-carb plan.
Each day, consume a certain number of eggs, for example, 6 eggs. You could prepare them in any way you would like. Next, eat a tablespoon of healthy fat such as butter or sugar-free mayo and 1 ounce of full-fat cheese with every egg that you eat. Ideally, you should eat two eggs and their additional extras three times per day. You will find that the Keto Egg Diet fast acts as a metabolic reset which may restart the weight-loss process.
While following the Keto Egg Diet, ensure that you drink at least ten cups of water per day. As you will not be eating any fruit and vegetable across the 5-day fast and therefore not consuming any fiber, sufficient water will ensure that you do not develop constipation as well as maintaining a good level of hydration. You may also want to take a supplement such as magnesium to substitute a lack of fiber. Additional supplements which you may want to take are also potassium and multivitamin supplements. We published an article about the best Keto supplements for 2019 if you are interested.
Average-sized, chicken eggs are recommended. Ensure that you buy eggs that are in-date and that are fresh every day when you need them. Keep your eggs in the fridge to make sure that you enjoy the freshest eggs daily. Averaging six eggs per day will mean that you will need 30 eggs across the 5-day Keto Egg Plan.
Ensure that you only eat full-fat cheeses, such as cream cheese, brie or mozzarella.
Examples of healthy fats include butter and sugar-free mayo.
An important requirement before adopting the Keto Egg Diet is that your body should be in ketosis; otherwise, the effects of the fast may be compromised as your body suddenly adjust to the diet change. Remember that this is a perfect restart for the metabolism of individuals already following a low-carb lifestyle. Also we have put together the top 10 Keto books for you. You'll be able to have more options on what to cook and ingredients you'll need.
Other rules to remember when following the Keto Egg Diet are:
Eggs are an excellent food with limitless meal opportunities. Here are some meal ideas which meet the requirements of the Keto Egg Diet, while tasting great and adding some excitement to your fast.
If you are a follower of a low-carb lifestyle but you are experiencing a stall in weight loss, then the Keto Egg Diet may be for you. Following a low-carb lifestyle will mean that your body will be in ketosis and therefore is in a perfect state for your body to restart its metabolism and begin losing weight again. As this is a fast diet, it is only recommended for a period of 5 days, or no longer than 7 days at a maximum. There are so many delicious recipes which you could follow on the plan, combining your allocation of eggs, full-fat cheese, and healthy fats to create amazing meals which you will enjoy as much as you will enjoy your weight loss.
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