While following a fat fast diet, it's important to eat the proper foods and also avoid certain groups of foods in order to be successful.
If you're looking to lose weight while starting a low-carb, high-fat diet like keto, a fat fast will aid in your journey. For a short period of time (typically 2-5 days), you'll be eating a very restrictive low-calorie diet comprised of predominantly foods that are high in fat and low in carbs.
Because of its extremely restrictive nature, this diet is recommended for only short periods of time and is not recommended for longterm. To learn more about a fat fast diet, click here.
Foods You Can Eat on a Fat Fast
Since fat is an essential component while on a fat fast, you'll want to consume predominantly fat. The following foods are permitted on the fat fast diet.
- High-Fat Dairy
- Nut Butters
- Fatty Fish like Salmon and Tuna
- Leafy Greens
- Brussel Sprouts
- Non-Starchy Vegetables
Not only do you want to follow a high-fat diet, but you'll also want to eat some proteins in smaller amounts. Be sure to make sure your protein intake doesn't exceed for fat intake.
Foods to Avoid on a Fat Fast
- Starchy Vegetables like Potatoes and Squashes
- Baked Goods
- Processed Snacks
- Grains and Breads
- Sugary Items and Beverages
- Condiments like Ketchup
- Sugary Dressing
- Most Fruits
In its simplest form, avoid sugar and carbohydrates and focus on fats instead. A helpful tip: read the nutrition facts labels when grocery shopping and focus on eating whole foods.
What is a Fat Fast?
A fat fast diet focuses on a calorie deficit where 80-90% of calories come from only fat. In its simplest form, it's an accelerated version of a keto diet because it helps burn fat stores.
Whether you're starting a low-carb, high-fat diet like keto or you want to get into ketosis fast, you may use fat fasting as a tool to achieve ketosis. Because this type of diet is considered very restrictive, it's typically recommended to last only a few days.
If you're looking to be successful on a fat fast diet, you'll want to consume high fat foods and avoid carbohydrates and sugars.
For more information on fat fasting, check out our Everything You Need to Know on a Fat Fast blog article.