I don't know how to find that sticky thread cause I don't know how to find the Induction Challenge forum. I'm still trying to find my way around this site. lol Sorry. I did go to the linke to check out the items we can eat on it, but I'm still a bit confused as to how many of them we can eat a day. Are you supposed to eat only 90% fat a day? If so, I know that at least several of those items were 90% fat by themselves. Surely that can't be the only item we would be allowed to eat. Guessing we can have as many of those items we want per day?
Where is this low carb friends fat fast meals and modified meals? I would like to print it as well. I'm not clear as to where you found those. I'm thinking about trying it as well and still trying to figure it out.Like, can we only have enough food that totals 90% fat in a day? I saw one of the recipes had 87% fat..so is that the only item we can eat all day and nothing else?? And what are we allowed to drink? Just water?I'm still confused! lol
Ooooh, I found this on that forum too, but idk if it is truly the right ratio for fat fast. Sounded good though so I thought I'd share anyway! lol If y'all do fat fast keep us posted on your results!
Coconut Cream Pie 4 eggs ¼ cup butter ¼ t salt 2 t coconut extract (flavoring) 2 t vanilla ½ t baking powder 1 cup unsweetened coconut 2 cups heavy cream ½ cup Splenda
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 inch pie pan. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into prepared pie pan and bake for approximately 1 hour until top is golden brown and set. Cool. Store in refrigerator overnight to give the “crust” time to better set up. Top with whipped cream prior to serving.
Total net carbs are 31. Each 1/8th of the pie piece has 4 carbs.
I just printed out the recent post on the low carb friends fat fast meals and modified meals.
I'm not sure I'll do the whole fat fast, but I do have a problem getting enough fat sometimes and this gives some wonderful ideas to have for a snack mid morning and/or mid afternoon and then perhaps smaller lunches.. But, I'm still thinking about it... I think if I'd eat more fat, I'd be less apt to eat or want to eat other things if I eat smaller meals more often.
I did download the book too, so I've got some references to work with. I've been stalling and maybe this will get me going again!
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I've mapped out a plan starting either Friday or Saturday. Depends on if I eat out with friends on Friday for lunch. I'll eat low carb but usually can't find 80% fat meals.
Considering how each month is going, I'm not stalled as far as losing weight but every lb has been anywhere from 3-8 weeks. That isn't fast in any language. My reason is to establish a solid keton marker...then keep it up. I intend to map all food after fat fast to see what changes the readings.
So far so good, I think. I started on Sunday and plan to go thru Wednesday. They say you won't be too hungry but I was fairly hungry on Sunday and Monday - today has been better. If you think of doing it, DEFINITELY look up some fat fast ideas online, the few mentioned by Atkins just didn't do it for me. Now that I have a few more choices it's much easier than on Sunday! I will have to check out the fat fast cookbook thread for more ideas. :)
On Thursday I will start doing 1200 cal per day at 80% fat, then after 4 days of that I will go back to induction. I will definitely let y'all know if I gain any of the weight back then, which I believe is normal anyway. Since starting I am down 4.5 pounds, and I NEVER lose that much so it's nice to know it can happen!
I have had bacon or cream cheese for quite a few of my feedings, then made some tuna salad, and later some cucumber with dill dip that was a wonderful break from the other fat fast ideas. Tonight I actually had 1 link of hot italian sausage with a bit of mozzarella cheese melted over it and it felt a bit more like a real "meal" lol
Atkins only recommends a fat fast in very specific circumstances, but if you have been stalled for more than 4-6 wks like I had then it might be a good idea. I know I am glad I tried this, and it has encouraged me to keep on! Also, I think this is finally getting it thru my head that I may have been having too much protein and not enough fat, so when I go back to induction I will work harder on my carb/protein/fat ratios.
We have a thread going in the "Fat Fast Cookbook," but I think this is a better spot to continue. You might check that thread, anyhow.
I've about got myself worked up to try it. I hope some others will join in with me so we can compare notes and ideas. I can't help you with your question, since I'm only in the "plotting" stage at the moment! lol If you want speculation, I think the fat fast is intended to jerk your metabolism back into ketosis. If that's true, then when you go back to induction your body will be actively looking for fats instead of glucose (carbs) for energy.
I think I'll follow the general guideline of 4-5 days, starting on a Monday (since I think my husband wouldn't be much interested and it will be simpler to follow while he's off at work.) It may be this coming Monday or the following. If others want to try it and one week is better than another for them, I'll be guided by their schedules, too.
I've been in a stall and hope this will punt me back into the zone. I'd be interested to hear your feelings on how it's going for you. So far as what, when, etc. I'm not very good about a "feeding schedule." But hey, it's less than a week, right?! Share your insight, anyhow. It will help!
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I am trying the Fat Fast for my first time.....so far so good. I will be on it for 4 days, then as recommended I graduate up to 1200 cal/80% fat for another few days, then back to induction.
I have had VERY slow weight loss over the last year (but I HAVE lost, thank God) - MUCH slower than when I did low carb back in my early 30s. I guess it's one of the perks of being in my 40s LOL. Sadly, I didn't grasp back then that low carb had to be a lifestyle and not a "diet" so I am paying for it now.
Anyway, the fat fast so far has broken my stall, with 4.5 pounds lost since Saturday. I understand that I may gain at least some of it back when I get to return to induction, but I am worried that when I go back on induction I will also go back to a stall. I am dreading the possibility that I may be one of the unlucky ones that also must count calories. Has anyone successfully broken a stall with fat fast and still continued losing when going back to induction??
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