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Beef & Butter Fast

We changed our eating lifestyle about a year ago and are on a low calorie, ketogenic diet.  We added  intermittent fasting back in November.  I was in a weight loss stall, just bouncing around for a couple of weeks.  Someone recommended a beef and butter fast, and we thought, what the hell and I bought a 10 lb 80/20 ground beef log that would get us through 4 days of meals.

The Diet:

  • Coffee with 1 Tbsp MCT Oil and 1 1/2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • Lunch:  1 cup seasoned ground beef & 2-3 Tbsp butter
  • Dinner:  1 cup seasoned ground beef & 2-3 Tbsp butter
  • 48 oz of water, between each meal

Our Weight Progress:

 

 

 

 

 

This beef and butter fast is not for everyone.  We will never try this again.

Important Considerations:

  • Our typical daily calorie range is 1200-1400 calories
  • This meal was about 650 calories per serving which increased our daily calories to almost 1600.
  • Also, I have a colon issue, called Divirticuli.  When you have this problem, you want to avoid eating an excessive amount of red meat and full fat foods.

Ground beef and butter for 4 days was not a good idea.  By Saturday evening, I had a fever and went to bed by 7 pm.  I felt better on Sunday morning.  On a positive note, I am no longer stalling and I am down almost 4 lbs since Friday, you could say, it was because of this beef and butter fast, but not sure it was worth it!

If you are on the ketogenic diet, without the low calorie, you may find you get better results than we did.  The recipes listed below were tasty and filling.  Each recipe makes four meals, 2 for dinner and 2 for lunch the next day.  Making the meals were super easy and it freed up some of my time during the day, trying to deciding what was for dinner.

In all recipes, cook the meat in a skillet first and then drain it (you may cook in butter, for flavor).  Add spices, beef bouillon and water, simmer for 5 minutes, and serve hot. Do not forget the butter.

Biryani Flavored Ground Beef

  • 4 cups ground beef (raw)
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 3 Tbsp garam marsala
  • 1/3 tsp cardomon
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp beef bouillon
  • 1 cup water

Egg Roll In a Bowl flavored ground beef

  • 4 cups ground beef (raw)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 3 Tbsp Sriracha
  • 1.5 Tbsp Chili Garlic sauce
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp beef bouillon
  • 1 cup water

Cincinnatti Chili flavored beef

  • 4 cups ground beef (raw)
  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/3 tsp allspice
  • 1/3 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/3 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp beef bouillon
  • 1 cup water

Good luck, let me know if you have ever done a Beef & Butter fast, and was it successful?  What were your results?

Feeling better with Hormone Therapy

July 2018

July/August,

Feeling better with Hormone Therapy.  It has some pluses and minuses.

Pluses:

  • More focused.
  • Increased sex drive.
  • Less intense hot flashes.

Minuses,

  • Only sleeping 5-6 hours per night.
  • Returning hot flashes or side effect of sweating via Thyroid meds

When the sweating started becoming more prevalent, I called on my Doctor and she ran my blood work again. My Testosterone levels are good, so no additional pellets needed at this time. She suggested taking 1/2 of the thyroid medication to see if that helps.  I tried taking half a tablet for two with no significant changes, so back to a full tablet.

The doctors say that it could take more than 1 injection to get the full benefits of Pellet Therapy.  At this point, I am likely to give it another round, just to see how it goes.  Will update again as my menopausal symptoms return in a couple months.