Overall, this egg fast was a lot easier than I thought it would be and is something I plan to do every 2 months or so. And honestly, we didn’t experience any gas! I know many have been asking – hard to believe, but true!
An egg fast is also a short-term diet and should not last longer than three to five days. That’s because it restricts many healthy food groups that are necessary for optimal health.
So, are eggs good or bad for you? Taking into account the research as a whole, Shapiro notes that it’s saturated fat in food that raises cholesterol, not necessarily dietary cholesterol. What's more, “it’s the simple carbohydrates and sugars in foods that increase cholesterol and triglycerides. I wouldn’t worry about eating hard-boiled eggs daily,” she says. Yet if that’s the majority of what you’re eating, the saturated fat could add up.
Whether you've been dabbling with eating keto or having been on the ketogenic diet for a while, the keto egg fast may be your perfect solution for accelerating weight loss and shattering those plateaus.
If you do the boiled-egg diet for a short time and you’re generally healthy, it’s unlikely to cause any problems. “I consider this a red-carpet diet. It’s only something to try when you want to see results quickly and you’re okay with feeling restricted for a short period of time,” says Shapiro. She notes that this diet takes its cues from the 1960s, a time when “it was considered ladylike and demure to restrict yourself,” she says. But it goes without saying that that’s not a healthy headspace to be in.
The diet plan is more restrictive than conventional ketogenic diets, as it reduces the number of food items you can eat. This restriction can slash your calorie intake and further promote weight loss.
Also important to helping your liver metabolize fat are Casein (present in cheese and other dairy products) and an amino acid called Methionine. Guess what food has the highest amount of methionine in it? Egg whites! So between the massive amounts of Choline in the yolks, and the bounty of Methionine in the whites, eggs are pretty much the perfect liver food – add some Casein in the form of cheese, and you’re in business!