Introduction to the beef and butter fat fast
I follow, for the most part, an intermittent fasting and ketogenic diet protocol. But my weight loss journey has plateaued even though I know I’m gaining amazing healing and health benefits.
The plateau has been hovering around a 3lb +/- range since the 30th of June, so I thought I would do something to get me moving in the right direction again.
Fast-forward lots of research and I am set to begin the beef and butter fat fast tomorrow for 5 days. To that end, I’ve been to the shops, and have stocked up on, you guessed it, minced beef and butter.
I’m writing this blog for accountability. I’m also writing to document my journey so that you can find out what I’m doing, how it is going and what the day to day results are in terms of mood, weight loss and progress with my other long-term health goals.
So what’s the beef and butter fat fast?
The beef and butter fat fast is exactly what it says it is.
Breakfast: two cups of coffee with a tablespoon of butter in each cup. You can also do this with tea and if you want to have just one cup, have one tbsp butter and one tbsp of coconut oil.
Since I do intermittent fasting, I’m going to have my coffee at around 10am or even later in the morning.
Lunch: one cup of 20% fat minced beef with 2 tablespoons of butter and half an avocado.
Dinner: one to one and half cups of 20% fat minced beef with3 tablespoons of butter.
Throughout the day, you are encouraged to drink plenty of water.
More information and recipe ideas can be found all over the internet. I’m planning on doing it super simple – and I will definitely make a note of what I’m doing as I do it so that I can share it with you.
I’m pretty nervous actually about doing this fasting challenge for five whole days. I’m not sure I’m going to be able to manage the beef and butter fat fast without cheating. But I’m determined to break out of this plateau. I’m tired of looking at myself in the mirror and not seeing any change. I’ve been following One Meal a Day (OMAD) since the 31st of May, and in all of that time I’ve only lost 10lbs. That’s not a lot considering the results people seem to be having.
I began strict keto about two weeks ago. This together with OMAD was supposed to get me out of my plateau but nothing’s happened. I know I’ve always been super resistant to weight loss. Hence this next step. I hope that the next five days will see a significant change in the scales and in my body.
That’s it for today. More on my first day on the beef and butter fat fast tomorrow!
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor or a dietitian. Consult your doctor before starting any new diet or exercise program. Don’t feel discouraged if these methods do not work for you. We’re all different. This is just my journey.