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steve123
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I'm genuinely curious about this because it's something I've considered for a while. Hypothetically, if I were to try the 8/16 split and eat between Noon and 8 p.m., how many meals should I eat? I can't imagine any more than 3 in 8 hours. And if I'm shooting for 1-1.5 g of protein per body weight, how can I possibly hit that in 8 hours? I'd really like to try this, it just seems like it would be really hard to get a healthy 2000 calories and 200 g protein.


sportsguy88
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I just completed my first week of IF. I’ve been wanting to try it for a while but as most have said I didn’t think I could. I love breakfast and am hungry in the morning but it’s not been as bad as I thought. Just drink some coffee or tea. I usually workout 4-5x/week and so far I’ve found my workouts to be as good if not better.


SabiDojo
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I'll start it Monday.


Canuck Tiger
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
On keto diet and I eat lunch at noon, dinner at 5:30-6:30, and will have a small snack if I’m hungry (olives, jalapeños, cheese, meat) at 8.

Shooting for 1500 cal/day and I usually get close.


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Adam4848
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
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how many meals should I eat?


It's up to you, eat 1 giant meal, 2 big meals, 3 decent sized meals etc...

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And if I'm shooting for 1-1.5 g of protein per body weight, how can I possibly hit that in 8 hours? I'd really like to try this, it just seems like it would be really hard to get a healthy 2000 calories and 200 g protein.


Center your meals around protein. I personally have a big salad early in the afternoon with 12oz of either chicken, beef, steak, etc... That's 70-80 grams after everything just right there.

Eat a giant meal before bed, that'll get you more protein. If you feel like you need more throw in a shake whenever.


steve123
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Thanks, gonna try this. Will report back.


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Grit-Eating Shin
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
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I'll start it Monday.
I think I may give it a whirl, too. I'm like you in that I'm constantly fricking hungry. But I've also got about 3-5 stubborn pounds that I want to drop before summertime. I've been worried about trying this because I do boxing/kickboxing & circuits classes 3-4 times per week, which send my metabolism into the stratosphere, but they also require a lot of energy. I'm not the type of person who can workout on an empty stomach, but the only morning classes that I take are on the weekends. Idk...I'm gonna give it a try and see how it feels. The results that I've heard from people (more energy, subdued hunger) are exactly what I've been looking for.


SabiDojo
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
We're going to be accountabilibuddies.


Grit-Eating Shin
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I'm down. I'll be sure to check back in & let you know how goes it.


SabiDojo
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
So, we're starting off with 16/8? What's your time period going to be?


Grit-Eating Shin
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
It'll probably have to begin around 8:15-8:30 at night. I sometimes go to 6:45 classes, and they last an hour. I'd have to go home & eat dinner right away. But I guess it doesn't have to be the exact same time frame everyday, right?

Anyway, I'm going to read some of the links provided in this thread over the weekend, but I'll plan on starting it Monday. God, what a terrible day to skip breakfast! I usually eat 2 breakfasts...


Desiderita01
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I used to eat two breakfasts also...one early after the gym then another after I got to work. Then I snacked once or twice before lunch. I fast until lunch now and, aside from about 15 minutes usually mid-morning that I get really hungry it’s easy! Once the hunger comes and goes I’m fine. If I can do it, you can!!!


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SabiDojo
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I know. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Ugh.


JJ27
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
quote:

I know. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Ugh.



Then eat from 8a-4p


SabiDojo
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Ooooooo. I like that.

ETA: So I can change it to any time frame? So, 6 to 2? I'd like that.

ETAA: I thought you had to wake up and THEN fast.
This post was edited on 2/3 at 7:54 am


Jizzamo311
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
It doesn’t matter what time window you fast, just as long as it’s 16 hrs.

Obviously, you want to sleep during your fast.

I did it for almost 2 years....12 Noon - 8pm worked best for me..

Noon - Protein Shake, PreWorkout, Lift, Post Shake.....
1:30- My biggest meal of the day......
4:00- small meal
6:00-6:30 - dinner
7:55- cottage cheese

Rinse and repeat.


SabiDojo
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Y'all are getting through to me. I'll start it tomorrow.


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lsu5803tiger
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
Positives: great at reducing gut inflammation, better mental clarity throughout the day, convenient

The only negative for me is less glycogen in the muscle and I look ‘flatter’ than doing the typical six meals throughout the day. I don’t really notice any better fat loss effects.


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SabiDojo
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
I stopped eating at 6 pm last night. I'm usually ravenous by now. I can wait until 10.


Cockopotamus
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re: Intermittent Fasting experiences?
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I stopped eating at 6 pm last night. I'm usually ravenous by now. I can wait until 10.



It really is easier than you think it would be.

Somebody said its the opposite of a diet. A diet is easy in the contemplation and hard in the execution. Fasting is hard in the contemplation and easy in the execution


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