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Desiderita01
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TX
Member since Jan 2018
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I workout in the mornings and recently (past two weeks) started a 16:8 IF, skipping breakfast. I wasn't sure about it at first because I've always heard how important the post-workout meal is, but it has been great so far. I feel good, my workouts are just as good, if not better, and I don't get as hungry during the day as I did when I ate breakfast. I had never considered it until it came up in a thread on the Poli board - I read about it and decided to give it a try. I drink lots of water and green tea and that keeps me satisfied until it's time to eat.



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JJ27
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
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Absolutely, since those are packed with calories.


MCT Oil only has 100 calories. Now if you add butter and make bulletproof coffee, yes there’s a ton of calories. I don’t know if the MCT calories matter considering you will drop a 10 pound dump after drinking it.


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BLM
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ATL
Member since Oct 2011
397 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Sounds like some people do IF every day and some do it on days they’re not lifting/exercising. Which is more effective? I normally lift 3-4 days a week and do cardio early am before work around 5:30am 3 days a week or so with at least one longer cardio workout on the weekend. Trying to figure out how to get my diet dialed in this yr. Planning to keep protein high to protect muscle and burn more fat. I’m down 40-45 lbs in the last 12 months and plan to drop anoth 30-40 this yr. started at 290 and I’m around 250 now. Thx.


lsu777
McNeese State Fan
westlake
Member since Jan 2004
9713 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Whatever works for you. IF is just a strategy, calories are what matter.

To answer your question though, I follow a 16/8 at all times.


Tubedog13
New Orleans Saints Fan
Colorado
Member since May 2009
2918 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I do 17:7. Lunch at 1pm and finish dinner by 8pm. There is healthy snacking in between meals such as almonds. I workout after work so I usually consume a protein bar or drink right after (usually 6pm) and then sit down for dinner around 7:45pm. I try to keep my calories between 2,000 and 2,300 in that timeframe.


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TigerRad
LSU Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Jan 2007
5107 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Been doing OMAD for about two months roughly 5 days/week. Lost about 25# pure fat so far.

I find it very easy.


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TaderSalad
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Member since Jul 2014
9815 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I do something similar. Last meal is around 7/8 and first meal is at 12p the following day. I would suggest to look into bullet proof coffee if you do IF.

I'm also doing a low carb eating routine, and will lob some unsalted butter into my coffee and blend it up before about an hour before the gym. The fat in the butter helps keep me full till about 9/10. Workout at 5:30a.

I've had good success with maintaining weight and losing inches off the waist line. I sit behind a desk all day, so I am happy with it


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
55846 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I was so hungry at noon yesterday that I added a Polish dog to my pizza combo at Sam's


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I Love Bama
Alabama Fan
Alabama
Member since Nov 2007
36063 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I've been doing it about six months. It's really easy actually once your body gets used to it.

I don't eat until 2:00 PM daily and really don't even think about food until 1.

I feel fantastic.

The one down side is it's obviously harder to put on mass because I'm not eating as much.


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bostongeorge32
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2009
168 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Starting tonight. Going with the 16:8 version. Will fast from 8 PM till Noon and eat from noon till 8 PM. Looking forward to giving this a try.
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tommy2tone1999
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2008
1255 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I’ve been doing a 20:4 regimen for the last 2 weeks. I had a friend from out of town come through BR and ask me to go to lunch. I broke my fast at 17 hrs, so I decided to make up for it by doing a 24 hr fast. It wasn’t as hard as I thought. I may try it once a week.


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zatetic
Missouri Fan
Missouri
Member since Nov 2015
2872 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
'Self-Eating Cell' Research Wins Nobel in Medicine

Autophagy is a natural process by which the body degrades and recycles damaged cells, proteins and toxins.

This is the body’s way of cleaning house. It happens during starvation, calorie restriction and fasting. If the body fails to engage in autophagy, damaged cells and structures can accumulate dangerously. Autophagy is one method that the body uses to naturally neutralize cancer cells and degrade cells infected by harmful bacteria and viruses.

Autophagy & Intermittent Fasting: Activate Garbage Recycling and Cellular Remodeling


SohCahToa
LSU Fan
New Orleans, La
Member since Jan 2011
6536 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I’m a beginner at this, but is it possible to cut fat but maintain weight? Idk why I feel like such a dumbass asking this question.


zatetic
Missouri Fan
Missouri
Member since Nov 2015
2872 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Well if you mean lose the fat on your body while staying the same weight that is possible if you are increasing your muscle mass.

23 Benefits of OMAD (One Meal a Day) Intermittent Fasting 5 minutes

Getting Enough CALORIES on Intermittent Fasting? 3:30 minute video

Why Low Calories Does Not Equal Weight Loss 10 minute video


lsu777
McNeese State Fan
westlake
Member since Jan 2004
9713 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
That last video is bull shite based on the title. Weight loss is a simple math equation, don't over complicate it. IF is just a way of getting your calories in. Very little thermogenic effect is gained.


DeafJam73
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I tried to fast. I didn’t like it at all. I workout early in the a.m. and go to work immediately after. I can’t focus when I do that. I have to eat a small meal after I lift or I won’t be worth a damn at work.


Not Cooper
UCLA Fan
Member since Jun 2015
802 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
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I workout early in the a.m. and go to work immediately after.

Most IF programs would recommend you eat most of your calories post workout. So in your case they'd probably recommend eating all of your calories within 8 hours after your workout and fasting the rest of the evening/night. It's pretty flexible


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zatetic
Missouri Fan
Missouri
Member since Nov 2015
2872 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
That is nothing about thermogenic effect. I never hear anyone mention that in anything other than Les Stroud saying if you are in freezing weather eating pure fat will put warmth in your stomach since it takes so long to digest and help you sleep

This guy was talking about how calories store, not how to lose weight. Goes into stuff like how if you take in excess protein it will start to trigger insulin. How fat has little to no effect on insulin, is needed for restoring cell membranes, your brain, etc. And how you need those veggies ("nonsweet carbs") to get vitamins and to avoid the fatty liver bottleneck that comes with losing weight but not having enough vitamins.

You are right, weight loss can be a simple math equation. But a lot of people over simplify it. IF is more about turning on growth hormone and autophagy and turning off insulin than just getting your calories.


oleyeller
Tennessee Fan
Down South
Member since Oct 2012
22115 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
i am starting back IF next week. 16/8 with high protein eating. Did this last year with good results, maintained weight but lost inches. I workout from 12-1 every day, and have my first meal (protein shake after) then at 3 have 2 boiled eggs. Then at 7 have 10-11oz ground turkey, kale,eggplant, squash, onions and peppers all mixed in a bowl with a splash of waldean farms dressing. I never get hungry


SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
Open to any suggestions.
Member since Nov 2010
77856 posts

re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
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16/8


I feel like I'm in a CrossFit thread. What does this mean?


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