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Looking for a snack to enjoy while on an Egg Fast? These stevia sweetened sugar free meringue cookies have about zero carbs so they are safe on a keto diet.
Today is the last day of my five day egg fast and I’m giving the recipe for the sugar free meringue cookies that I’ve snacked on during the week. There is no fat or egg yolks in this recipe so they should be eaten with a yolk and ounce of fat if you want the proper egg to fat ratio.
So far, I have been very impressed with the results. After 4 days of eating only egg meals and snacks, I have lost 3.6 pounds. That’s pretty good for a small person like me who started at around 128 pounds and has been following a low carb high fat lifestyle for a long time. A heavier person would likely lose more weight.
Some people experience what’s called the Keto Flu while on an egg fast. I can tell you that I felt great this whole week with tons of energy. My body is already accustomed to eating low carb high fat foods so that may be why I didn’t feel sick.
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I tested myself before going on the fast, and I was not passing ketones according to a ketone strip. On my first day on the egg fast, I watched the strip move from no ketone detected to the pink area in the lower mid range. I stayed in that darker pink area and never got to the really dark colors. They say a lot of people do best losing weight while in the middle of the color range.
Although I set out to only do a five day egg fast to kick start ketosis and weight loss, I’m so happy with the results that I will continue with two egg fast meals a day along with one low carb high fat meal.
Since I’m wanting to continue losing weight, I’ll also continue monitoring ketone levels and keeping my daily carb intake very low. I may have to make adjustments to see what carb level is best for me.
Below is what I ate the last two days along with my early morning weight prior to eating or drinking. To see what I ate the first two days, check out my previous post.
Morning weight: 125.6 pounds
Breakfast: 3 eggs, Bulletproof Coffee
Morning Snack: 1 egg, 1 organic string cheese
Lunch: egg salad
Dinner: Egg Fast Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich, Bulletproof Coffee, 3 Meringue cookies
Morning weight: 124.8 pounds
Breakfast: 1 HBE, egg salad
Morning Snack: 1 HBE, 1 organic string cheese
Lunch: egg salad, can of black cherry Zevia soda
Afternoon snack: Bulletproof Coffee, 3 Meringue Cookies
Dinner: Egg Fast Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich, Bulletproof Coffee, Microwave egg dessert (1 oz cream cheese, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 egg, 1/4 tsp cinnamon)
Morning weight: 124.2 pounds
As I move further into the fast, my weight loss is beginning to taper off. This is normal and what I would expect, especially for a person like me who doesn’t have a lot of weight to lose.
My morning weight should be about 123 pounds so I only had about five extra pounds to lose. I do anticipate I may gain a little weight back when I start to slowly add regular low carb high fat food.
Like most people, I tend to carry an extra five pounds that are the most stubborn to come off. When I got married twenty years ago, I weighed 118 pounds.
Now in my forties and having three kids, I am super happy that I’ve been able to manage my weight and can still fit in my wedding dress. My secret? Low carb eating of course!
Are you interested in starting an egg fast to lose weight? I encourage to join the Egg Fast Diet – Fluffy Chix Style where I’ve been hanging out lately to get support during my Egg Fast.
The group was started by Sooze Gibbs of Fluffy Chix Cook which a blog that has lots of Egg Fast and low carb high fat recipes. Sooze’s Egg Fast Breakfast Biscuit is to die for! These low carb keto sugar free meringue cookies are pretty yummy too.
Egg Fast Sugar Free Meringue Cookies
- 5 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar about 1.27 grams
- 3/4 teaspoon SweetLeaf stevia drops
Preheat oven to 215°F.
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until they begin to form soft peaks.
Slowly add the stevia while continuing to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Spoon drops of the beaten egg whites onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for about two hours or until cookies begin to brown.
Leave cookies in warm oven to brown to desired color.
If on an egg fast, these cookies should be eaten with a yolk and fat for proper egg to fat ratio. I recommend enjoying with a Bulletproof coffee made with 1 tablespoon butter and 1 egg yolk!
Makes 16 servings at 3 cookies per serving