Over the 3 days of my second egg fast cleanse I lost a total of 3.6 after a slow start. Not bad, but not nearly as good as last week’s results, especially since I gained a pound of it back yesterday. The difference? I was incredibly strict and clean last week, this week, I did a good job – the same kind of good job my kids do when they follow their chore list and put their laundry away, but instead of folding it they just cram it all into one drawer. Why they each even have 3 drawers is beyond me.
For example, I ate way less cheese after day 1 but I was getting a little bored so I made myself a mushroom/spinach/havarti frittata Tuesday night and added a small garden salad with homemade blue cheese dressing. The salad, sour cream and heavy cream were not on my egg fast list, and I still lost 3 pounds the next morning. Wednesday I lived off of crepes and cheese but we went out that night and I got a bunless burger bowl – another salad, cheese, meat patties and a less good blue cheese. Thursday morning I had only lost 1/2 a pound. I blame the beef, the late night dinner, but not the vodka soda. Never that.
Speaking of homemade blue cheese, which I recognize as a Texan might offend some of you ranch-diehards, we sell it at our restaurant. Something you may not know about ABC Kitchen is that very few of our recipes are top secret, the rest I am happy to share with you. If you want to buy the ingredients and spend the time making delicious keto recipes, I am fully supportive of that! It also helps clients realize why keto recipes are so darn expensive when they want to save the time and just get it from us.
Blue Cheese Dressing – easy peasy and only a little $$
- 2 big spoonfuls of sour cream (guessing about 3/4 cup here)
- 1 big spoonful of mayo (maybe 1/3 cup)
- 4-6 oz of blue cheese crumbles (type is totally up to you here but we like the Amish or Danish Bleu creamy style)
- cracked pepper and sea salt to taste
- a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice
- heavy whipping cream, added until consistency of dip or dressing is achieved
Mix all of the ingredients, adding the cream last as desired. The longer it sits in the fridge the more flavorful it will be, but I recommend at least an hour (my kids eat it right away with no complaints though). What I do not recommend, however, is incorporating this delicious dressing into your egg fast.
It’s time to reevaluate, see how much I can lose with regular strict keto and back to intermittent fasting this weekend, and have a new plan in place for Monday. I’m leaning toward a beef and butter cleanse, which I will of course share with you in excruciating detail next week. Have a great fat-filled weekend!