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Egg Fast – Day 7

Day 7 of the Egg Fast.  I did it!

Predictably, I gained 1/2 pound this morning. It’s ok. You always gain at least a little when you come off any kind of fast.

Here’s what I ate on Day 7:

8:30 a.m. – Bullet Proof Coffee with 1 tbls butter and 1 tbls coconut oil
9:00 a.m. – Bullet Proof Coffee with 1 tbls butter and 1 tbls coconut oil
10:30 a.m. – Egg Fast Fettuccine Alfredo
2:00 p.m. – 2 cream cheese pancakes, 2 oz cheese, 2 tbls mayonnaise
4:00 p.m. – 4 oz cheese
5:30 p.m. – 1 avocado with 2 tbls mayonnaise and some Italian flavored ground meat (made with a homemade low carb sauce)

90 – 100 oz of water doesn’t seem so bad anymore. That’s certainly a positive from doing the egg fast!

I’ve been looking at I Breathe I’m Hungry’s Fettuccine Alfredo recipe for two years. Why, oh, why did I wait so long to give it a try?  It is really, really good! You need to try it as soon as possible!  🙂

Do you have a favorite egg fast recipe? Let me know in the comments!

Remember that home is where the heart is, and there’s no place like home!
Auntie M


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Egg Fast – Day 6

Today was Day 6 on the egg fast. Other foods are gradually added in today and tomorrow to transition to a regular low carb high fat way of eating.

This morning, the scales were nicer to me and said I lost one more pound! I’m looking forward to going back to weighing in no more than once a week.

Here’s what I ate on this first transition day:

7:30 a.m. – Bullet Proof Coffee with 1 tbls butter and 1 tbls coconut oil
8:00 a.m. – Bullet Proof Coffee with 1 tbls heavy whipping cream
10:30 a.m. – 3 egg omelet with 1 oz cheese, cooked in 1 tbls butter
2:00 p.m. – 1/2 recipe of Egg Fast Ice Cream (Egg Fast Frozen Custard & Ice Cream)
3:00 p.m. – 1 oz cheese and 2 slices bacon
4:00 p.m. – 1 slice bacon
5:30 p.m. – 2 grilled chicken thighs, celery sticks, and 2 tbls ranch dressing

By the time I go to bed, I’ll have had about 100 oz of water.

I see that I ate way more often today than any other day this week. I don’t think that has had anything to do with not feeling so great because I woke up that way. Some of the “new” foods I ate aren’t what was on the Egg Fast menu, but I had to go with what we had on hand. I don’t think it was too bad. We’ll see what happens on the scale next time.

Memojis-2016 - smileay I also just say that, after five days of eggs, cheese, butter, and coconut oil…those chicken thighs tasted so good!

Tomorrow is Day 7! See you then!

Remember that home is where the heart is, and there’s no place like home!
Auntie M


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Egg Fast – Day 5

Today was Day 5 on the egg fast.

When I started this, I really had doubts about whether I would finish the full 5 days! The timing was right though and really, it wasn’t that difficult. I do enjoy eggs in all their many forms so I’m sure that helped.

I weighed again today and stayed the same as yesterday. I was a little bummed, and then my dear hubbie reminded me…that’s why I don’t weigh every day! Weight fluctuates and the scales are not really our friend. I mean, there is so much more to this way of eating, to how I feel about myself, to my health, and to life in general than what the no good son of a gun scales say. If you haven’t watched the video by Bob Briggs about the scales, here’s a link to it: That Lying Cheating Dream Crushing Scale. It’s a good one!

Anyway, here’s what I ate:

7:30 a.m. – Bullet Proof Coffee with 1 tbls butter and 1 tbls coconut oil
8:30 a.m. – Bullet Proof Coffee with 1 tbls butter and 1 tbls coconut oil
10:30 a.m. – 2 egg omelet with 1-1/2 oz cheese, cooked in 2 tbls butter
4:00 p.m. – 2 boiled eggs, chopped, with 2 oz shredded cheese and 2 tbls store bought mayonnaise
5:30 p.m. – 1 boiled egg and 1 oz cheese
6:30 p.m. – 1/2 recipe of Egg Fast Ice Cream (both my recipe and the inspiration recipe for frozen custard from I Breathe I’m Hungry are on the attachment)

By the time I go to bed, I’ll have had almost 100 oz of water. Part of it was a bottle of Sparkle Ice lemonade flavored water.

Tomorrow is Day 6! I’m looking forward to gradually adding in some other low carb foods from I Breathe I’m Hungry’s Five Day Egg Fast Days 6 & 7. Everything I’ve read about doing an egg fast says it’s important to come off the fast gradually, so you don’t immediately gain back the weight you’ve lost. I sure don’t want that!

Have you done an egg fast? How did you feel? Did you gain much weight back? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Remember that home is where the heart is, and there’s no place like home!
Auntie M


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Egg Fast – Day 4

Today was Day 4 on the egg fast.

Four days and I’m still at it!  In fact, I feel good today and I’m loving eggs, cheese, butter, and our homemade mayonnaise!  AND… I’ve lost 6.5 lbs so far!  I do realize that I’ll gain some back, but I’m going to be smart about it to minimize that.  🙂

Here’s what I ate:

7:30 a.m. – Bullet Proof Coffee with 1/2 tbls butter and 1/2 tbls coconut oil
8:30 a.m. – Bullet Proof Coffee with 1/2 tbls butter and 1/2 tbls coconut oil
10:30 a.m. – 2 boiled eggs, chopped, with 2 tbls homemade mayonnaise
2:30 p.m. – 2 cream cheese pancakes, 2 tbls mayo, and 2 oz cheese
5:15 p.m. – 1/2 cream cheese pancake with 1/2 tbls butter
6:15 p.m. – 3 egg omelet with 2 oz cheese, cooked in 1 tbls butter

Getting 90 to 100 ounces of water in isn’t as difficult as I thought it might be.  I’m getting used to it. If I can continue to count part of it as iced tea or something similar, I’ll be good for the long term!

In all honesty, I didn’t feel so well yesterday evening. I don’t know, but I think I was having some acid reflux. I haven’t experienced that since starting the LCHF way of eating. It could be that I’m not used to the amount of fat on the egg fast…I don’t know. But that is one reason I cut back a little on the fat today.

Tomorrow is Day 5 already!  Yay!  I’m almost there! I did want to mention that the guidelines from I Breathe I’m Hungry’s Five Day Egg Fast include Days 6 & 7. Other proteins are gradually added in, as well as some veggie carbs. I’m going to do these too.

Bonus! Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day so I’m going to share my recipe for low carb chocolate chip cookies. I’ve tried many recipes and this is The One! It’s actually called Almond Flour Cookies – My Version. The instructions for adding chocolate chips are there. Dominic loves these cookies! I hope you enjoy them too. Let me know in the comments if you try them.  🙂

Remember that home is where the heart is, and there’s no place like home!
Auntie M


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Memories and Three Fruit Ice

Memories and Three Fruit Ice

Last Friday, my brother Matt and I had the special task of taking our Mother to the hospital for cataract surgery.  We’re so thankful for her doctor, anesthesiologist, and nurses for their skillful, kind, and thoughtful care.  Mother came through just fine and is on her way to better vision.  Yay!  The best part about the day – besides having the surgery over and behind her – was getting to spend time with Mother and Matt.  Dedicated time to visit, laugh, and reminisce.

After we got her home and settled, we started talking about some old photos Mother had recently put up on Facebook.  There are photos of my brothers and me when we were children, our Dad (who has been up in Heaven for over 26 years), and of course photos with Mother in them when she was young.  We got to talking about things that we all remembered and things long past that only she remembers.

Mother told us how when she was young her mother went to work and she had to start cooking for their family of ten.  How their Sunday fried chicken dinner was made with the chickens their dad purchased and butchered on Saturday the day before.  How that chicken tasted so fresh and good!  How she or her sister baked two pies every Saturday that were eaten after the chicken dinner on Sunday.  How during the week, they mostly ate vegetables because meat was too expensive to eat every day.  I could go on and on!  It was wonderful and I hope we make opportunities for these kinds of stories and memories more often.

One of the recipes that we all have in our memories is Three Fruit Ice.  Everyone in our family loves it and thinks of it as a special treat!   My Grandma would mix up the ingredients and put it in a crock in the freezer. After it had frozen hard, my Mother or one of her siblings would take a knife and chip away at it until they could scoop it into bowls on a hot summer day.  My brothers and I, and all our cousins, have passed it down to our children.  Three Fruit Ice is more than just a memory.  It has definitely become a family tradition!

Three Fruit Ice
Juice of three oranges
Juice of three lemons
Three ripe bananas
Three cups water
Two cups sugar

Original instructions:  Mix all the ingredients and freeze solid. When ready to serve, chip away at the “fruit juice cube” and serve.

My instructions:  Put the orange juice, lemon juice, bananas, sugar, and some water (if there’s room for it) in a blender and blend until well-mixed.  Pour into a large bowl and mix in the rest of the water.  Put in the freezer, stirring every so often to keep it icy but not frozen solid.  Serve with a maraschino cherry for garnish, if desired.

Other instructions:  Mix the ingredients together per my instructions above, but then freeze in an ice cream freezer.  The texture will be less icy and more smooth.  This is not traditional Three Fruit Ice, but some in our family prefer it this way.  To each his own.  They can’t help it that they’re wrong.  Just kidding.  Not really.  🙂

Take time to reminisce and to celebrate family traditions.  Maybe you’ll make some new memories and family traditions along the way!

Enjoy!