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My 3 Day Egg Fast Experience and Weight Loss

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What You Need to Know About the Egg Fast

There may come a time in your Keto diet journey, where you want to break a stall. Even though you may be eating healthy and doing everything you can, sometimes a weight loss stall happens, where you can’t lose weight. This can be hard, but there are ways to help your body break this stall.

What is the Egg Fast?

In simple terms, this is a temporary way of eating to lose weight quickly or to break a stall. You can only eat eggs, cheese, and butter (or an alternative healthy fat). The egg fast is good to stay on for 3-5 days and not meant to do long term. However, some people have been known to be on the Egg Fast for a whole week straight.

What to Eat on the Egg Fast

Just like any other diet out there, different variations exist. Eggs and cheese are mostly what you will eat, while on this fast. You can also eat 1 teaspoon of butter or a healthy fat per egg that you eat. As soon as you wake up, you should eat one egg, at least within 30 minutes.

Fewer Cravings for Sugar and Carbs

The Western diet is chock full of sugar and carbs. In some instances, the Egg Fast can help you reduce the toxins in your body from years of bad eating. Since the egg fast only allows you to have certain things to eat, it greatly reduces your cravings for sugar and carbs. For most people, this is a good thing, because it results in weight loss.

Egg Fast & The Keto Diet

Most people who are eating a low carb or Keto diet might find themselves interested in the egg fast. This is a fast that doesn’t require a lot of carbs. After the 3 Day Egg Fast, continue to stay on track with the Keto diet so you don’t gain back the weight you lost. 

A lot of times, even on the Keto diet, people are not losing because they’re overeating. It’s super easy to overeat because food is so plentiful. Hold yourself accountable and for the Egg Fast. It’s something that is safe to do for a short period of time. The egg fast can also help you lose weight and break a stall.

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My 3 Day Egg Fast Experience and Weight Loss

I’ve been following the Keto diet since April and needed to break a stall. I decided to try the egg fast to see if it would work. The longest I could go was 3 days because frankly I was sick of eating eggs. During those 3 days I was pretty consistent on eating the same foods everyday. I also only drank water, tea or coffee. Below is what I ate for my meals and snacks for the 3 days.

3 Day Egg Fast Meal Plan

  • Breakfast (within 30 minutes of waking up) – Hard Boiled Egg
  • Lunch – Egg Salad or 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Snack – 1 String Cheese
  • Dinner – Cheesy Scrambled Eggs or Cheesy Omelette 

I was down 2.5 lbs after 3 days. It wasn’t much weight as I thought it would be but it’s better than gaining. Unfortunately the weight is still stalled but I never did gain back that 2.5 lbs so that’s a good thing. 

I wouldn’t mind doing the egg fast again but think I would have to mentally prepare myself next time. Plus, I would suggest changing up the meal plan and not eating the same meals for 3 consecutive days. Once you have your mindset, you can give it a go. 

Have you tried the egg fast? Let us know in the comments how you did. 

32 Comments

  • Barefooton5
    August 7, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Thank you for being honest about this, I thought I was alone in only loosing a little bit of weight, I am on day 4 now and yes I’m not looking forward to it cooking another egg.

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  • Alison
    August 8, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    You’re welcome. My weight loss has been super slow on this Keto train but I’m trying not to give up. Stay strong and keep at it!

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    • wendy
      May 31, 2022 at 12:42 pm

      What about eating avacado with eggs for the fat?

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  • Debbie
    August 16, 2019 at 5:22 am

    On Keto since January. Weight loss minimal
    Discouraged. Granddaughter getting married in October. Need some help

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    • Alison
      August 25, 2019 at 9:05 pm

      What worked for me may not work for you but I’ll share it with you just in case.

      Stopped eating nuts and cheese/dairy.
      Worked out 3 times a week.
      Fasted till 11:30 and only ate 2 meals between 11:30 and 8.
      Drank lots of water.
      Got plenty of sleep.

      Reply
  • Debbie
    August 16, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Want to lose 20 more pounds before the wedding

    Reply
  • […] Try an Egg Fast This is a temporary way of eating to lose weight quickly or to break a stall. You can only eat eggs, cheese, and butter (or an alternative healthy fat). The egg fast is good to stay on for 3-5 days and not meant to do long term. I have tried one in the past and lost some weight on it. You can read all about my experience here. […]

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  • Sasha
    September 17, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    I lost 6lbs in 3 days. I didn’t add any fat to my eggs. Just boiled eggs for 3 days 9 each day. Now we will see what tomorrow is like when i eat steak i can’t wait!
    Sw 154
    Cw 148

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    • Alison
      September 22, 2019 at 6:49 pm

      This is awesome. I’ll have to try not adding fat to my eggs next time to see if I lose more. Thanks for the tip and congrats on losing the weight.

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    • Mimi
      January 10, 2022 at 11:04 pm

      I thought it says 6 eggs a day only

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      • Alison
        January 18, 2022 at 7:56 pm

        Yes that is correct.

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  • Catie
    January 8, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Day two and want to vomit been off and on keto for over a year and I cannot stand them anyone. I wish I could say I loved eggs from the beginning but I didn’t, and now I just want to do an24 hour fast instead of ingesting another egg

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    • Alison
      February 6, 2020 at 9:05 pm

      I totally understand. I was getting to the point where I was sick of eggs. Did you try the 24 hour fast? How’d you do?

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  • Cassie
    June 24, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Day 3 here and only down 0.8Lbs. Disheartening to say the least.

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    • Alison
      June 26, 2020 at 1:06 am

      I see that as a win that you lost weight and might help you keep losing. Sometimes weight comes off slower for others and that’s okay. Don’t give up. Try it again later on and up your water intake to see if that helps. You got this!

      Reply
  • Courtney
    October 7, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    I’ve found some cool recipes online so it doesn’t feel like I’m just eating ‘eggs’. Egg fritters, Egg Loaf, Custards at the end of the day I’m still eating eggs 24/7 but it different forms? I think that has helped me get through so far. I can’t eat hard boiled eggs on their own for some reason..

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    • Alison
      October 10, 2020 at 11:15 am

      That is great! Yes, eating eggs everyday all day can get a bit boring so this is a great way to switch it up.

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  • Carol
    October 9, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Have been on The Eggs Fast Diet for 5 days. I can now get my wedding ring on with ease.

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    • Alison
      October 10, 2020 at 11:14 am

      That is awesome! I’m so glad the egg fast has worked for you.

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      • Mimi
        January 10, 2022 at 11:07 pm

        How many eggs a day ?

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        • Alison
          January 18, 2022 at 7:56 pm

          At least six whole eggs per day.

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  • Carol
    October 12, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    It has taken me 2 months to lose 18 pounds on Egg Fast.

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    • Alison
      October 14, 2020 at 9:26 pm

      That’s fantastic. Great job!

      Reply
  • Laura
    November 15, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Want to try this! Currently in a keto stall.

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  • Bob
    January 22, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    When I stall I do a 48 or 72 hr fast. Black coffee, tea, water.
    Usually drop 8-10 lbs.
    First day is tough, especially when trying to get to sleep, but by day three I’m usually feeling pretty good and very energetic.

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  • Jill
    July 16, 2021 at 11:10 am

    I did the egg fast for 5 days and lost 4.5 pounds. I wish it was more, but at least it’s something!! My dad did it and lost 11 pounds in 3 days. But he is a big guy! I really love eggs and never got sick of them thank goodness! I will go back to keto, and maybe try again in a month.

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    • Alison
      July 25, 2021 at 4:34 pm

      That’s great! Good job!

      Reply
  • Doug
    October 21, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    I have been doing a semi keto routine for a few weeks now and coupling it up with intermittent fasting, but would like to try the egg fast. I understand that you are supporting to have at least six eggs per day, but is there a limit on the maximum number you can have in one day? Thanks, D

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    • Alison
      October 29, 2021 at 5:43 pm

      You could have more than that in a day if you wanted but to be honest you will probably get sick of eggs fast. I could only do 3 days.

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  • Doug
    October 21, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Sorry, I meant to say “supposed to have six eggs per day.”

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  • Teresa L Burton
    June 29, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    I’m going to try the 3 day egg fast next Tuesday i’m not crazy about hard boiled wish me luck

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    • Alison
      July 3, 2022 at 7:15 pm

      Good luck!

      Reply

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