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Lookin4Par
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Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I have played around with the 16:8 method of IF and even successfully completed a 3 day program. I never combined fasting with weights because I always thought it was taboo based off of the last 15 years of exercise philosophy and publications. Now my readings increasingly lead me to believe that intermittent fasting and exercise is not only possible, but very good for you. And sustainable for the long term. It’s the way our bodies, physiologically, are supposed to function.

I would like to hear from others that have practiced IF and get advice if you have any from your experiences. Any long time IF’ers on here?


JetsetNuggs
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
In the past month, I just started a form of it that Joe Rogan suggested, which is to stop eating at 8 pm and don't eat again until 10 am.

While it's a couple hours short of the 16, it's been working pretty well and I'm a fan of it.

I work out at 7:30 am, so by the time I'm done that and into the work day at 10 am, I'm starving.

It's probably the easiest to stay on track with since I don't want to eat late at night anyway.
This post was edited on 12/30 at 11:21 am


arktiger28
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I dabbled in it a little this year. Then I changed to a high protein diet and I just couldn’t cram all that protein down in a small window. I feel like it works because you eat less not because of meal timing in and of itself.


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jrenton
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
LINK

Good resource for fasting and science behind it


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I enjoyed that style if dieting. It was more convenient.


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lsu777
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Long term IFer, what do want to know? I would suggest reading lean gains. Also here is a link for some other programs and resources on IF.

Btw if lifting I suggest 16:8 following a 3 or 4 day a week lifting program that focuses on the big lifts. I would suggest the greyskull lp to start with.


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Shepherd88
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I’m a huge fan of Cory Gregory’s Anabolic Fasting which takes the anabolic diet by dr Pasquale, tweaks it a bit and combines it with intermittent fasting.

Been doing this for about 2 months now and I’ve dropped 5lbs and vastly increased my strength and recovery.


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Blind Zebras
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I am one these resolutions people that finally stuck with it. I have been doing IF since January last year. I do 16:8 and break fast at noon. So I eat noon to 8pm. I also coincide my workout to break my fast post workout. So work out, break fast, eat to 8pm. My diet is Keto like but not hardcore. I still work in limited sugar and carbs. I am down 70 pounds exactly over the past year. From 290 to 220. Good luck brother!


AlxTgr
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
With 16:8, can you have coffee with Splenda during the 16?


lsu777
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Yes


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AlxTgr
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Then I might be able to do it.


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AlxTgr
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
This is day three. Roughest yet. We generally eat at 6:30 and I take lunch at noon, so it's more like 17:7.


litenin
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I've been doing it for a couple of years but not a set schedule. Basically, I skip breakfast about once/week (16 hr fast) and also do a 24 hr fast 1-2 times per month.

I usually feel more energetic and less clogged in my arteries (maybe just mental?).

I lift weights and exercise often but usually not on the days that I go with the longer fasts.


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LouisianaLady
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Do you have to eat lunch at noon?

I haven’t been a breakfast eater since middle school, so I find IF pretty easy. I only eat lunch and dinner each day, pushing lunch as late as I possibly can, which pushes dinner back.

Lunch is noon at the earliest, but can go as late as 3pm. Dinner is 6 at the earliest, but can go as late as 8 or so.


tommy2tone1999
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
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This is day three. Roughest yet.

It'll get easier next week. You can stave off cravings by drinking warm liquids like coffee or tea, plus they boost the metabolism.
This post was edited on 1/4 at 12:50 pm


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AlxTgr
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
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Do you have to eat lunch at noon?

No, I guess I really don't. I choose not to eat earlier because I don't want to ruin a spur of the moment lunch call.


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Farkwad
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Jay Campbell’s Metabolic Blowtorch Diet is better for me than Leangains or Warrior. Eat carbs around workout and IF on rest days. If you’re really fat then IMO you need the smaller meals bodybuilder type diet, for nothing more than to train yourself and your belly to ingest smaller portions. If you are fat then consuming your caloric requirement in just a few meals can be a recipe for disaster.


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Hot Carl
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Is MCT oil or bulletproof coffee in the morning considered breaking your fast?


FootballNostradamus
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Started IF about a year and a half ago, and I love it.

Most days I can hold-off eating until noon, and then I try to be done consuming by 8. I'm pretty bad on weekends, but I'm really good on weekdays so I'm hoping that cancels out some of the weekend slack.

I lift regularly and heavy while IF'ing so I can, at times, find it difficult to get all the protein and calories in during that window. It was definitely a chore at first as my body wasn't used to eating that much in a short window. Now I find I'm more used to it, and it's not as big of an issue.


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Azazello
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
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Is MCT oil or bulletproof coffee in the morning considered breaking your fast


Absolutely, since those are packed with calories.



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