You reach the weight loss plateau when your weight loss efforts come to a standstill. It usually occurs when you are continuing with your weight loss diet and exercise, but are not progressing in terms fat loss or weight loss. If you too have reached this stage, it is time to revamp your diet and/or exercise regime. Dietary changes, and taking your exercise regime a notch higher could help you break the weight loss plateau. A strategy that could help is the egg fast diet.
As the name suggests, egg fast diet is a diet which primarily includes eating eggs, and some cheese and butter. This diet can followed for a short period of time. The egg fast diet can be followed by people on keto diet as well.
Egg fast diet for weight loss: benefits and how to follow
Developed by blogger Jimmy Moore in 2010, the egg fast diet works on inducing the metabolic state of ketosis. Egg fast diet is kind of a restricted keto diet that helps you get out of discouraging phases like weight loss plateau.
As part of the egg fast diet, you need to eat whole eggs (yolks and whites), which are going to be the main source of protein and fat. With every egg consumed, you need to eat 1 tbsp of butter, cheese or healthy fat. 1 whole egg must be consumed within 30 minutes of waking up. Egg based meals need to be consumed every 3 to 5 hours, even if you are not hungry. You can eat up to 28 gms of cheese per egg consumed. At least 6 whole eggs need to be consumed per day. All these eggs should be local and fresh. Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime.
These are the most common rules but you can make modifications as per what suits you and your body. Following the egg fast diet for around 3 to 5 days can help you break the weight loss plateau. Avoid following it for longer as it may cause constipation and nutritional deficiencies. If you have a eating disorder, diabetes, thyroid or other medical conditions, avoid it or follow it under the supervision of a doctor.
Benefits of egg fast diet
Egg fast diet helps you reach the state of ketosis, a condition when the body uses ketones as a source of energy. The diet can help you lose weight while breaking the weight loss plateau. Short-term benefits of the diet also include reduction of appetite. Protein-rich eggspromote feeling of fullness, thereby reducing calorie intake and aiding weight loss. Keto diets like egg fast diet can also help in burning belly fat.
It is important to remember that egg fast diet must only be followed for a short period of time (3 to 5 days). For a healthy weight loss that you can sustain for longer, consume a wholesome balance diet to get all essential vitamins and minerals and exercise regularly.
Another effective way of breaking the weight loss plateau without bearing any nutritional deficiencies is following the progressive overload principle. Progressive overload is a principle which involves bringing an improvement in your musculoskeletal system in order to make gains from your workout continuously. Read here to know more about it.
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