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LSUJML
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re: My experience with intermittent fasting
I am around 3 weeks in doing 16:8
This week I have been trying OMAD
I’ve noticed headaches around 4 pm, today it started earlier so I ate a banana & a 140 calorie fiber bar
I have not done enough cardio to say I did any cardio
I have lost around 5 #
No big change to diet

I have a lot going on right now, once I am able to sleep & not be stressed I will feel like exercising more & think it will make a big difference
I wish I had a pool

Good luck
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tommy2tone1999
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re: My experience with intermittent fasting
Activity level was walking 2 miles a day, and weekly yard work. The walking has dropped off since all the rain lately. IF is not strictly about calorie reduction. Calorie restriction and Activity level are an effective means of weight loss, but to say that they are the only mechanism behind the effectiveness of IF is simplistic and naive. There's too much information on the topic out there that suggests otherwise.
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bayoubengals88
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re: My experience with intermittent fasting
Folks! I’ve gone from 183.0 to 178.8 in five days!

I did suffer on Wednesday night though since my last meal was at 3:30 pm.

But yesterday, I made it until noon without eating.
Normalcy returned when I ate from noon until 6:00.


hashtag
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re: My experience with intermittent fasting
I did some intermittent fasting after reading Eat Stop Eat a few years ago. Started doing OMAD on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Went from 184 to 168 very quickly.

Also did OMAD for the whole month of January 3 or 4 years ago and that was awesome. Sucked for like 3 days. But then it was great. Life changing in having your mindset not revolve around meals. I just went to work, did some reading for lunch, then ate whatever my wife cooked for dinner. Was liberating.


Ssubba
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re: My experience with intermittent fasting
Started doing OMAD for 4-5 days a week after doing a 16:8 for roughly a year and a half (Pretty strict, maybe broke it twice in that span). Truthfully, it's more like a 22:2 than OMAD. Got home last night and had a handful of almonds and about 4-6oz of leftover New York Strip. Went out and ran 3 miles, came back in and ate dinner. Not really difficult after doing 16:8 for so long, just gotta grind out that 1-4pm window. If I'm busy doing something I don't feel any sort of impact.

16:8 got me to the point of looking trim and fit, but it wasn't getting me the visible abs. I'm gearing up to try my first 48hr fast. Any opinions on drinking zero calorie Gatorade during a fast? I was offered one while helping out with a charity (outdoors labor) over the weekend. After being on only water for years now the boost I got was incredible. Ending up downing another bottle and had a great run a couple hours later.
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CorkRockingham
Member since Jun 2017
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re: My experience with intermittent fasting
I don’t disagree.

I would never imply that its magnitude of effectiveness is equal to 20 lbs though.
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tommy2tone1999
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Member since Sep 2008
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re: My experience with intermittent fasting
Not implying, I’m out right saying it. Now if you want to call me a liar then do so. It still doesn’t change that those are the facts.

ETA: 26 pounds to date
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Huey Lewis
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re: My experience with intermittent fasting
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Any opinions on drinking zero calorie Gatorade during a fast?


My opinion is that this

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the boost I got was incredible


is more important than dogmatic adherence to whether certain beverages do or don't technically break a fast.

Eta in my opinion it doesn't break a fast
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Lsu111519
Member since Apr 2020
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re: My experience with intermittent fasting
Dr. Fung says that any artificial flavors will break a fast and I concur.


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TaderSalad
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re: My experience with intermittent fasting
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Not sure if it’d be healthy to lift heavy or run long distance at 7am and not eat until 7pm.



Try throwing some carbs in before bed. Bagel or something.


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CorkRockingham
Member since Jun 2017
160 posts

re: My experience with intermittent fasting
I’m sorry, I just want to understand your premise.

Are you saying that equating for calories and energy expenditure that the hormonal or other physiological benefits of IF has independently accounted for 20 lbs of fat loss?

I do not think that is possible, if so. I believe that there is some order of magnitude associated but to be the sole reason for all of your weight loss while keeping your calories the same as your energy expenditure just doesn’t jive.

Elaborate for me.


tommy2tone1999
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Member since Sep 2008
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re: My experience with intermittent fasting
Don't care what you think. I'm not elaborating on anything. The information on
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the hormonal or other physiological benefits of IF
are well documented independently of calorie intake or increase in activity. Energy expenditure can be increased through fasting itself because of the resulting hormonal and physiological benefits. You can spend your own time and effort searching for it.
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