23 Feb Egg fast review
The results are in and oh my hat, I was pleasantly surprised! I got on the scale this morning and I could hardly believe my eyes. I am officially down 2.5 kg from Monday morning. I have only been this weight twice before. The first time was just before my best friend came to visit in May last year (screwed up that number in a matter of seconds). The second time was a day before we left for 18 days in Europe this past December. No guesses how that played out!!
This is the first time that there is nothing planned. No special occasions. No trips. Just me and 600g to go till 10kg. I don’t know about you, but every time I reach a major milestone, I find a way to mess it up. I have no idea why I sabotage myself but I do it every single time. That’s why I can never keep the weight off. Stupid, uh? So, here we are again, so close to 10kg that I can taste it. Hopefully it tastes like a huge ass plate of chips!!
Look, I am no role model for Banting. I slip up sometimes and drink too much wine on holiday. Next month will be my 2 year Bantaversary and I have worked bloody hard these past 2 years. Cried a few times, swore a shit load but I made it and even though I still have a long way to go, this first 10 kg has been a huge motivation.
Anyway, back to the actual topic of this post; the egg fast. Honestly, I am really happy with the results and I will definitely do it again. The 2 transition days that followed brought out the absolute bitch in me. I was moody AF! But I persevered and that is the thing I am most proud of. I ended my egg fast with steak and mushrooms sauce and sweet potato I made in the air fryer. It was the best thing I have ever tasted!!
Transition days work as follows: On day 1 (or day 4, depending on how you look at it) you eat eggs for 2 meals. Breakfast was a Bomblette (will share the recipe soon) and lunch was dreaded scrambled eggs and cheese chips.
Dinner was the most amazing steak. The next day you eat one egg dish for breakfast and 2 Banting meals the rest of the day. My breakfast was egg loaf with sweet butter followed by left over steak that I used to make a salad with. For dinner my husband made rotisserie chicken on the Weber. Oh, and wine. Glorious wine!!!
I have a few tips that might make your life a little bit easier:
1: Make sure to have a wide variety of egg dishes planned. There is nothing worse than eating a boiled egg for every meal, for 3 days in a row. Yuck!!!
2: Find someone to do it with you. There are so many wonderful people on Instagram, ready to take the eggy journey with you. I found a very special lady, @annie_metime, on Instagram and she helped me every step of the way.
3: Plan, plan and plan some more! If you have a clear vision of when you are eating what it will make your life easier.
4: Challenge yourself. It can be very hard, but look at the bigger picture. So many people who joined lost weight. Some more than others, but who cares? We are all on our own journey.