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Keto Beef and Butter Fast Experiment

You guys crack me up! I never thought my Keto Beef and Butter Fast Experiment would be labeled as such. I never thought it would take to the internet as it did either. I am blown away by all the responses I received after posting my thoughts on How to Break a Weight Loss Stall with the Ketogenic Diet.
I also realized after all the notifications I received, I need to answer a few questions and give much more detail in how I did my own Keto Beef and Butter fast experiment.

Here’s a quick disclosure before I start. I am NOT a doctor. Please, before you start any new change in your diet, please consult one. I did. I was lucky enough to find a good doctor that supports my Ketogenic Diet and believes in a low carb lifestyle. (that may be a bit hard to find) Not only do you want to consult a doctor but you want to start off knowing what your blood test results are too. Or at least I did.

I also want to tell you about the supplements I take. These are mandatory for me. I believe they are mandatory if you are on the Ketogenic Diet. If you are curious about this Ketogenic Diet, I highly suggest you start off by reading Keto Clarity. It’s the one book I read that was really easy to understand. I also read Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes. I recommend that book too!

Potassium

I am to consume about 3500 to 4700 mg of potassium a day
Magnesium

Magnesium is a must! The keto diet is a flushing diet and if you don’t take magnesium supplements you will notice the deficiency because your muscles will start to twitch.
The Nation Institutes of Health (NIH) recommend for adult males is 400-420 mg; adult females are 310-320 mg; for pregnant females 350-360 mg daily; and for breastfeeding females, 310-320 mg.
Sodium

Adding sodium to your diet was really hard for me to do at first but I quickly realized that you need the salt! I don’t think I can even give you an estimate because it really depends on what you are consuming during the day and if it has salt in it. Here’s a really good reddit article that asks How Much Salt Do You Eat on Keto. It was really helpful for me and I bet it will be helpful for you too. I do salt my food but I also drink bone broth which helps with sodium and collagen at the same time.

Keto Beef and Butter Fast Experiment Instructions
I did the Keto Beef and Butter Fast Experiment for a total of 4 days.
Every day I drank enough water for my body and I drank an extra large Powerade Zero for electrolytes. I love the Orange, Blue, and Yellow Powerade Zero flavors but learned that I can’t stand the red. Yuck! I’ve also learned these sell out pretty fast in the stores. I had to hit up two stores before I found flavors I liked. Some of the flavors I am only able to find on Amazon.

Keto Beef and Butter Fast Experiment: Day One
Breakfast

2 cups of butter coffee

(If you prefer to eat breakfast I would suggest dividing up the meat and butter portions for the day between 3 instead of the two I did. Or, another friend of mine had bone broth with butter for breakfast instead of butter coffee. Great idea!)

Lunch

1 cup well-seasoned ground beef with 3 tablespoons of butter. (Seasoned with garlic, salt, and onion powder)

Note: I used the 80/20 ground beef.

Dinner

1 cup well-seasoned ground beef with 3 tablespoons of butter.

Keto Beef and Butter Fast Experiment: Day Two
Breakfast

2 cups of butter coffee

Lunch

1 cup well-seasoned ground beef with 3 tablespoons of butter. (Seasoned with garlic, salt, and onion powder) but this time I added a small amount of grilled onions (about 1 teaspoon full because I know they have carbs).

Dinner

1 cup well-seasoned ground beef with 3 tablespoons of butter.

Keto Beef and Butter Fast Experiment: Day Three
Breakfast

2 cups of butter coffee

Lunch

1 cup well-seasoned ground beef with 3 tablespoons of butter. (Seasoned with garlic, salt, and onion powder) Dinner

Dinner

1 cup well-seasoned ground beef with 3 tablespoons of butter.

Keto Beef and Butter Fast Experiment: Day Four
Breakfast

2 cups of butter coffee

Lunch

1 cup well-seasoned ground beef with 3 tablespoons of butter. (Seasoned with garlic, salt, and onion powder) but this time I added a small amount of grilled onions (about 1 teaspoon full because I know they have carbs).

Dinner

1 cup well-seasoned ground beef with 3 tablespoons of butter.

Notes: Some days I just wasn’t that hungry. I always served myself a full cup of ground beef and butter but I know there were a few times that I only ate 1/2 cup or 3/4 cup. I didn’t have any cravings or hunger control issues. It was a really good feeling!

Keto Beef and Butter Fast Experiment Final Results
I don’t normally weigh myself every day because I am not a fan of the scale but I did weight myself during this test to see what my results would be. I started weighing myself the next morning at the same time every morning. Here are the results:

Day one: 1 lb weight loss
Day two: 1.2 lb weight loss
Day three: 1.4 lb weight loss
Day four: 1.1 lb weight loss
I am down 4.7 lbs as a result of this 4-day experiment! 4.7 LBS! I shed more weight during this 4-day test than I have in a few months! Un-freakin-Believable!

What I learned during this Keto Beef and Butter Fast Experiment

The biggest takeaway for me during this whole experiment was that I really needed to up my fat intake way more than I realized! I add way more healthy fats to every meal I eat. I went out to eat fish the other day and made the waiter bring me real butter from the kitchen. I think this beef and butter fast was the easiest plan to fit my very busy day because the prep was next to nothing to do. I definitely plan to do this beef and butter fast again if I ever hit another stall. I still have plenty of pounds to shed!

After this beef and butter fast I did go back to eating on my regular Keto Diet plan. So far I am still losing… Yesterday I had butter coffee for breakfast (x2), a huge salad, grilled fish topped with butter and a large side of squash when I went out for lunch with a friend. For dinner, I had a serving of Halo Top and about 4 pork rinds. I also drank my water and a Powerade zero. I am down 0.7 lbs. It’s slowing down but still moving down for me. I think we are all different too. For me, I was only losing about 0.5 lb a week and then sometimes I would bounce back and forth between the same 2 lbs a month! This is a big difference for me! HUGE!

Head over and read How to Break a Weight Loss Stall on the Ketogenic Diet and it will explain why I started this test. There’s so much good information in that article if you are planning to start a test of your own.

I want to remind you that I am not a Keto expert. I’ve been doing the Keto diet for about 7 months now and I feel amazing! I feel as though I am still learning the process. My goal is to share the knowledge I have learned through my own journey in hopes that it helps someone else just starting out!

Keep Keto Strong, my friends!

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