Firstly, let’s clear up some misconceptions. Despite the name, the Beef and Butter Fast is not really a fast in the traditional sense. It is more of a tool to help you achieve your weight loss goals by limiting your food intake to just beef and butter. However, it’s not recommended to follow this “diet” for extended periods of time.
What Is Different
What sets the Beef and Butter Fast apart from other diets is that you won’t be starving yourself or skipping meals. Instead, you’ll be eating three times a day, just with a limited variety of foods. This makes it a more sustainable option for those who struggle with traditional fasting methods.
But don’t worry, you can still enjoy your morning cup of joe! Just make sure to skip the sugar and artificial sweeteners. In fact, moderate amounts of caffeine found in coffee and tea have been shown to have weight loss benefits.
If you’re a fan of Bulletproof Coffee, then you’re in luck. The high-fat content of the butter used in the recipe makes it the perfect addition to the Beef and Butter Fast.
While it may not be the most exciting or diverse diet out there, the Beef and Butter Fast can be a great way to jumpstart your weight loss journey or help you reach a short-term goal. Just be sure to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new diet or exercise program.
Why would you want to start a Beef and Butter Fast?
If you are looking for one of the easiest ways to get into Ketosis, a strictly enforced regimen that limits what you can eat to only foods that are extremely low in carbohydrates while still high in fat and moderate protein can be your guide. While we do not recommend eating this way indefinitely, we know from experience that 2-3 days of eating this way can jump-start your journey into Ketosis.
Much like how the Atkins Diet has its “Induction Phase” where the list of allowed foods is tightly restricted, think of this type of fast as a more extreme version of that. The Beef and Butter Fast takes all of the guesswork out of your macros, and steers you completely clear of anything that has more than trace amounts of carbohydrates.
Aside from just using the Beef and Butter Fast for entering Ketosis sooner, people who already live a strict Keto lifestyle can use this as a tool to push past weight loss plateaus they may experience naturally from time to time as the body becomes resistant to losing additional weight.
What can you eat on a Beef and Butter Fast?
Similar to the Atkins Diet’s “Induction Phase,” the Beef and Butter Fast restricts your food choices to only those that are extremely low in carbohydrates and high in fat and moderate protein. But unlike other diets, the Beef and Butter Fast takes all the guesswork out of your macros and completely eliminates anything that has more than trace amounts of carbohydrates.
While we don’t recommend following this type of diet indefinitely, it can be a useful tool for those who want to enter ketosis faster or push past weight loss plateaus. By limiting your food choices, your body is forced to use fat for fuel, ultimately leading to quicker weight loss and a deeper state of ketosis.
But remember, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new diet or exercise program, especially if you have underlying health conditions or concerns. And always remember to listen to your body and make adjustments as needed.
What To Eat
When it comes to the Beef and Butter Fast, the main meals of the day are simple but satisfying. You’ll be eating 6 to 12 ounces of beef and about 1 tablespoon of butter per meal. While I personally prefer grass-fed options for both the beef and butter, these can be more expensive. Opting for regular beef is perfectly fine, just be sure to avoid pre-packaged ground beef and instead opt for freshly cut or ground options at your local butcher or grocery store.
It’s important to note that the quality of the beef you choose can impact the overall success of the fast. Grass-fed beef contains more nutrients and healthy fats than conventionally raised beef, so if it fits within your budget, it’s worth investing in.
Additionally, opting for freshly cut or ground beef can ensure that you’re getting the best quality possible and avoiding any added preservatives or fillers.
And don’t forget about the butter! While any butter will do, using grass-fed butter can provide additional health benefits due to its higher nutrient content. Plus, it just tastes better.
Ultimately, the key is to choose high-quality, whole foods that fit within the parameters of the Beef and Butter Fast. By doing so, you’ll not only achieve better results but also improve your overall health and well-being.
What you do with your Beef, and how you consume your Butter is almost entirely up to you. You could grill it up as some hamburger patties seasoned with some Pink Himalayan Salt, Black Pepper, and Granulated Garlic topped off with a pat of butter. You could also choose a nice juicy steak for your cut of beef, and season it with something savory like Obie Cue’s Gatorbreath Seasoning to give it a kick, then melt some butter on top of the steak like this is the 1950’s and call it a meal.