500 Calorie Fast: Day One

Note: I eat a ketogenic diet, so the foods I post will be higher in fat and lower in carbs. I do not recommend eating high fat if you are also eating high carb.

It’s that time again! I love periodically doing fasts and I thought it would be the perfect time to do so before my friend’s wedding. I’m definitely going to get Cosmic Cantina in NC on the way home that I will count as a carb refeed day (a principle in cyclical keto – UPDATE, I no longer want to do this after doing more research on carb ups, so I’m getting a salad instead lol), so I want to get off a more few pounds before I do so. Personally, I don’t find eating 500 cals a day that difficult if you cut out snacking, so I’m not anticipating that this will be that difficult. Here’s my food breakdown. Keep in mind that I follow a ketogenic way of eating, so I already do low carb. I must say, with higher fat it may be a little more difficult to keep calories so low, but we shall see.

Day One

Breakfast/Lunch: Bob Evans sausage patty & Mikey’s English Muffin (keto, 1g carb), tall glass of black tea (about 16oz) – 179 cals

Snack: 1 Louisiana Rub wing from Wingstop (I had these leftover) – 65 cals

So I’m already at half of my calories for the day – you know what that means? No other snacking! It’s important to keep drinking water and other non-caloric beverages while fasting, so I’ll be sipping on Zevia Cream Soda, tea, and good ol’ H2O.

Snack: I forgot I had seaweed snacks! These are only 30 cals a pack so I ate one.

Dinner: So I was planning on eating a turkey wrap with my coconut meat “bread” for dinner, but of course my mom was on her way home from Chester and brought me DiCostanza! I let her keep the bread, but I put the deli meat from the italian sub in my wrap instead. Unfortunately, I had to guesstimate the cals but it was a fourth of a their sub and I didn’t use all of the meat, so I used .3 of a Vito Unwich from Jimmy John’s for my cals. It was approximately 179 calories.

I ate that a little after 5pm. And that’s it, that’s all I can eat today!! It doesn’t seem like much, but I mean, it IS a fast. As for how I feel? I don’t feel actually hungry, but I have a huge tendency to eat when I’m bored or around the house, so that was a little difficult to overcome. Doable, though.

My total calories for the day came out to 453. Normally, I would eat something small to ensure I’m closer to 500, but since I couldn’t exactly count my dinner, I’m going to let it go for some wiggle room.

Water and tea for the rest of the day! Have you ever done a 500-calorie fast?

One comment

  1. I’ve never done a 500 calorie fast on purpose. By that I mean some days I literally forget to eat. Today was one of those days. I had a Shakeology shake after the gym this morning, a cup of Chi tea, water and before I realized it…it was time to make dinner. For dinner I maked veggies with shrimp and zoodles with marinana sauce. Not sure of my calories for the day but I’m assuming it was about 500.

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