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Friday, September 7, 2018

Why an egg fast?


So I've gotten a few questions about WHY I'm doing this crazy egg fast thing. I'll admit it's crazy! Welcome to my world!
But there are a couple reasons why I decided to do it.

Let me backtrack a just a bit.
A little over a year ago, I drastically changed my diet to a low carb one. I'm a long-term, yo-yo dieter, and I needed to lose weight, (again) and I needed to lose weight in a way that I could make it a life style and stick with it forever. I think there are a lot of paths to do that but low carb seems to be what works for me and specifically a Keto diet.

60 ish lb weight loss later, (Yay me!) I've stalled, and I still haven't hit my goal weight. Not that a goal weight is the end all be all, but it's my goal, and I'd like to reach it. 4 months of stalling later, and I decided I needed a re-boot. Enter the 5 day egg fast. The egg fast is my re-boot. I'll jump right back into my Keto plan with a couple of modifications after it's over and see if I can work off these last 20lbs. I think I'll be low carb forever. It works for me, and it's a style of eating I think I can live with long term. Or at least that's the plan!

And one more reason for the egg fast... to me this crazy thing is mind over matter just to see if I CAN do it. Do I have it in my to finish it? Do I have it in me to eat almost nothing but eggs for 5 days? So much about eating what I know I should eat, avoiding what I know I shouldn't, and doing what I NEED to do to keep my body healthy is about mental fitness, and for me this is one of the areas that needs the most work. The egg fast is mentally exercising this part of me.

So that's why I'm eating nothing but eggs for 5 days. Well there's also good fat and cheese but only 3 ingredients really. So far, I've completed 4 days, and it's not horrible. I'm gonna finish this thing!
PS-Deviled eggs made with a bit of bacon grease are ridiculously amazing!
PPS-Those are meringue cookies, not deviled eggs. It's a crazy and often confusing world I live in, I tell you!

1 comment:

  1. Go Nancy!! That is fantastic! We do what we have to do and it's so nice to hear someone else fasting and really having to work at it too!! Love your beautiful family and your insights ... and your photography!

    Melissa (another Holt family) ; )

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