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    3-Day Fat Fast

    Hi all! I posted this in Phase 4 page as well, but I realised it might be just as helpful for people in Phase 3 as well. I made my transition into P4 about a week ago, although I decided to forgo adding anything extra and just still try to stabilise and maintain. I also never added back dairy because I was paleo before and figured I'd just keep that way of eating so my body didn't go into total shock. Over the last week my weight has slowly crept up due to over-eating, eating too late, not enough fresh veg, too many nuts, simple small things that all add up. I haven't had a cheat or massive blow out of any kind, just mainly overeating has been my problem. Correction days that used to work in the past just aren't working the same (or at all.)

    After a bit of trolling this forum, I've found many people had success with Fat Fasting. I decided to give it a go. I'm doing a 3-Day fat fast to get my body into a serious state of Ketosis. I've read that people lose anywhere from 4-8 lbs from a fat fast (and keep about 3-4 lbs off after refeeding.) I need to lose 2.5lbs to get back to my LDW.

    What is a Fat Fast?
    You consume 1,000-1,200 calories and 85-90% of the calories need to be from fat. You eat mini-meals of 200 calories at a time throughout the day.

    Because my days at work are extremely long and I can't step away from the desk, I'm making my mini-meals very repetitive, and not creative AT ALL. It's easier for me, and it gets the job done.

    Day 1:
    Coffee with 1/4 cup HWC (205 cal)
    6 oz cream cheese 593)
    28 almonds (195 cal)
    30g macadamia nuts (215 cal)
    Coffee with 4.5 oz full cream milk (83 cal)
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    Total: 1,290 cal
    84% cal from fat
    125g of fat


    I finished all my calories around 4 pm. I'm hungry right now as I lay in bed ready to sleep, but today was way easier than I imagined it would be. Also, some people have problems eating cream cheese straight off the spoon but I am definitely not one of those people. I was eating small bites of cheese and popping a macadamia nut in my mouth and eating that together. And the HWC in my coffee! DREAM! I'm curious to see if the scale is kind to me tomorrow as dairy isn't something my body has had regularly (or at all, really) over the last year. My stomach feels fine though; My stomach isn't having problems digesting the lactose. Tomorrow I'm forgoing the almonds and milk, and just eating 8 oz (a full block) of cream cheese, the macadamia nuts, and HWC in my coffee. That'll bring up my fat percentage to 90%.


    I'll let you know how my losses are tomorrow! Wish me luck; Cheers to trying new things!!

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    Day 2

    Hi guys! this is Day 2 of my 3-Day Fat Fast. Just wanted to give you an update.

    I slept more soundly last night than I have in a really long time, I woke up this morning feeling extremely light. My brain feels super clear and alert. I'm ready to do a whole day of school! This morning I released 2.2 lbs! This brings me back into my LDW range. YIIPPEEEEE!! I'm doing a happy dance with my coffee + heavy whipping cream (that I never in a million years thought I could have because I always thought dairy would make me gain.) This is by far my favourite correction day. I'm glad to be doing it for 3 days. All the websites i've read said you can do a fat fast anywhere from 3-5 days, but I can't afford to fast for 5 days because of my schedule. I'm excited to bump my body back into Ketosis!! For those of you who don't know what Ketosis is:

    What is Ketosis?
    Fat fasting will force the body to undergo lipolysis, so that it burns up fat that is stored in the body. Lipolysis is a process involved in the breakdown of fats, converting triglycerides into glycerol and free fatty acids. The longer you fast, the more of these free fatty acids will be released. Why is this important? Well fatty acids are used by the liver to create small amounts of ketone bodies, and used as fuel. Ketosis is a metabolic process that occurs when the body does not have enough glucose for energy. Stored fats are broken down, resulting in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body. Think of it as flipping a switch in your body to pure fat-burning-for-fuel mode.

    This is for people that do not want to consume any sugar or grains after HCG. People that follow a paleo diet will more than likely be in a state of ketosis (depending on how strict they are and what they consider to be paleo.) But there is also a straight keto-diet that you can learn about here.

    Day 2:
    Coffee + 1/4 cup HWC (205 cal)
    8 oz cream cheese (790 cal)
    30 g macadamia nuts (215 cal)
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    Total: 1,211 cal
    90% cal from fat
    123g of fat

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    Day 3 -- Final Day

    Hello all! Today is my third and final day of the fat fast. I'm really looking forward to my bacon and eggs tomorrow! Today I was pretty high energy. I woke up feeling really AWAKE. I didn't really need coffee right when I woke up (even though I had it because...coffee!!) I felt like my mind was really clear, and I wasn't groggy in the morning. I woke up to another nice loss of 2.2 lbs! I had a really busy day full of running around like a mad woman, so I did feel much more hungry today than I have the last two days -- just from the sheer amount of energy I used! I ate way more calories today than allowed, but 88% of them were from fat. I'm still expecting another loss tomorrow!


    Fat Fasting Losses So Far:
    20/09: 63.5 kg (140 lbs)
    21/09: 62.5 kg (137.7 lbs)
    22/09: 61.5 kg (135.5 lbs)
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    Total losses so far: 4.5 lbs

    Day 3:
    8 oz cream cheese (790 cal)
    60 g macadamia nuts (430 cal)
    1/2 cup HWC (411 cal)
    28 almonds (195 cal)
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    Total: 1,825 cal
    88% cal from fat
    185 g of fat


    I'll let you know how my losses are tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliehjones View Post
    Hello all! Today is my third and final day of the fat fast. I'm really looking forward to my bacon and eggs tomorrow! Today I was pretty high energy. I woke up feeling really AWAKE. I didn't really need coffee right when I woke up (even though I had it because...coffee!!) I felt like my mind was really clear, and I wasn't groggy in the morning. I woke up to another nice loss of 2.2 lbs! I had a really busy day full of running around like a mad woman, so I did feel much more hungry today than I have the last two days -- just from the sheer amount of energy I used! I ate way more calories today than allowed, but 88% of them were from fat. I'm still expecting another loss tomorrow!


    Fat Fasting Losses So Far:
    20/09: 63.5 kg (140 lbs)
    21/09: 62.5 kg (137.7 lbs)
    22/09: 61.5 kg (135.5 lbs)
    ----------
    Total losses so far: 4.5 lbs

    Day 3:
    8 oz cream cheese (790 cal)
    60 g macadamia nuts (430 cal)
    1/2 cup HWC (411 cal)
    28 almonds (195 cal)
    ----------
    Total: 1,825 cal
    88% cal from fat
    185 g of fat


    I'll let you know how my losses are tomorrow!
    Well???? I'm anxious to see how much you lost yesterday..... Don't hold out on us!




    STARTING WEIGHT: 157.4 (LIW 150)
    HEIGHT: 5'-9"
    GOAL WEIGHT: 145

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    Me too! I've been steadily gaining since P3 started, and already had to do a steak day (ugh). Would love to hear how this worked out for you!

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