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baybeefeetz
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To those who have tried intermittent fasting
How long before you noticed any positive changes, if any?


lsu777
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re: To those who have tried intermittent fasting
What do you mean by positive changes? IF doesn't do anything special atleast physique wise, atleast not that we know of.


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re: To those who have tried intermittent fasting
Why do people do it if it doesn't work?


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re: To those who have tried intermittent fasting
I’ve noticed that it’s easier to enjoy food during my eating window. Realized that after a few days. I used to stress like a mid-40s divorced woman about calories all the time but now I enjoy my 1000 calorie gorge.

I do feel better in the mornings. More consistent energy and no feelings of crashing.

I’ve noticed that if I eat a carb heavy lunch to break the fast, I get so sleepy I can’t function. I’ve had sugar crashes in the past but nothing like the ones on IF.

I haven’t noticed any other changes though. No magic powers for fitness, health, or physique. Been doing a 15/9 window since June 1st.

This post was edited on 8/12 at 8:18 pm


baybeefeetz
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Omg that first meal is so enjoyable, just like you say. To me that makes it worth it even if it’s all it does.


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lsuwhoopyoazz3232
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re: To those who have tried intermittent fasting
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Why do people do it if it doesn't work?


He’s not saying it doesn’t work.
It will definitely help with weight loss, but it’s just a tool used to restrict calories... that’s it. Nothing magical about it. There’s a limited amount of research on it right now.

If you’re interested Dr. Grant Tinsley is known for his research on it


lsu777
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He’s not saying it doesn’t work.
It will definitely help with weight loss, but it’s just a tool used to restrict calories... that’s it. Nothing magical about it. There’s a limited amount of research on it right now.

If you’re interested Dr. Grant Tinsley is known for his research on it


This, very much this. Grant's last paper did show small increases in fat loss over traditional iso caloric diets.


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litenin
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re: To those who have tried intermittent fasting
When I do a 24 hour fast, I start to feel 'good' energy towards the end of that window. My goal is to do a 24 hour fast about once/month for some of the non-weight loss reasons.


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I’ll do between 20-28 hour fasts M-F for the most part, and usually at minimum for 16 hours if I do break fast before. Weekends I’m not as strict, so 16:8 is probably being generous. Really enjoy the mental clarity and energy I have during the more prolonged fasts. Just feel like I’m getting more done in my day and with greater efficiency. And I’m also enjoying the OMAD approach too, but then adding a light snack before bed like a protein shake and a piece of fruit or cliff bar. Time restricted eating has been revolutionary for myself, having never really been devoted to a diet for too long. Definitely has made it easier to consider it as a change in lifestyle rather than a crash diet.



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7pm gets here fast, boys and girls. I am enjoying everything I eat, though.


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re: To those who have tried intermittent fasting
I like eating big meals

I like not eating a sugar loaded breakfast

I like having a regular poop schedule


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re: To those who have tried intermittent fasting
The best benefit for me is it gives my entire digestive system a 16 hour break everyday. And as an endurance athlete I find it helps my endurance a little as well. Speaking of how good that first meal of the day is, I eat a super green, really big salad. It tastes great(maybe it wouldn’t be as great if it was my 3rd meal o the day) and it’s packed with vitamins you can’t take a pill for.


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re: To those who have tried intermittent fasting
I lost 75lbs in 4 months doing it. I’ve remained at a stable weight while gaining muscle over the last 3 by adjusting my feeding windows. I started really noticing a difference a week in.


lsu777
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You lost weight because you were in a caloric deficit, IF was just the tool you used.


Love all the down votes, yet I was one of the first on this board to preach the benefits of IF. Still doesn't do anything special.


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I like a little challenge. This is pretty easy to maintain. Kind of fun, in a weird way.

I think I’ll probably lose weight. Maybe a pound a week.


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STLDawg
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Saying that calories in-calories out is the key is like saying that poor people just need to get more money. IF is a technique that at least incorporates some behavioral techniques (ie. easier to control when vs. what you eat) to achieve negative caloric balance. I also suspect that the low insulin levels during fasting periods have some benefits. Maybe future research can address that.


lsu777
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. I also suspect that the low insulin levels during fasting periods have some benefits.


You suspect wrong

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Saying that calories in-calories out is the key is like saying that poor people just need to get more money. IF is a technique that at least incorporates some behavioral techniques (ie. easier to control when vs. what you eat) to achieve negative caloric balance.

Very easy to still overeat on IF,it's called bulking.

Again only two things matter, weekly calories and daily protein.

Bunch of newbies to IF getting upset because I am telling the truth. Go read Martin's book, go read eat stop eat, go read grants studies.

Even if there is extra fatloss with if as grant study showed(grant thinks it was from less calories consumption) it is to the tune of 1-2 lbs every 8-12 weeks.

Most autophagy comes from the caloric deficit, not all but most. Dry fast can. Accelerate this but it's still mainly the caloric deficit causing the autophagy.

Go read the lean gains method, eat stop eat, fatloss forever.


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Very easy to still overeat on IF,it's called bulking.



Man speaks the truth.

Been doing 16/8 for 2.5 months now. I struggled to lose some at first because I had to find my correct caloric intake. I am 6' and a moderate 190 but still wanted to get down to about 175-185 and then bulk. I'm sitting at 186 after some trial and error. I started at the start of June and I'm, going until Oct 7th. At that point, I'll decide if I am ready to start the bulk or go for another few weeks to get learner in the midsection. Still, have some lean backfat I need to lose. My body has always lost fat on my arms, legs, and back before my stomach.
I started taking in 2100 calories the first month with 190 grams of protein. That was too much so I lowered it to 2000. And last week to 1900. As you lose weight from the caloric deficit and working out you need to adjust your calorie intake. You might experience a loss in strength because your body is losing the fat to burn for the energy.

It's not about when you eat, what you eat, though I would keep fat under 25% but about your total number of calories for your body. Everyone is different and sometimes your body won't respond to IF as well as it would to keeping your metabolism going throughout the day with smaller, protein-rich meals.

It takes patience and you can't get discouraged if you weigh yourself each day even if it's at the same time each day.
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SirWinston
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re: To those who have tried intermittent fasting
Like the 2nd or 3rd day when you realize you got this.

I'm now into my 5th month of doing it several days a week and I've never felt more in tune with my body.

I basically wake up every weekday now with the goal of keeping it going until 4PM. I'd say that on 40% of the days I make it rather easily. Another 20% of days I have to cheat with a few tablespoons of kimchi or sauerkraut and that helps me power through, and the other 40% it's no big deal, its just not working that particular day.

Come 4pm - 6PM for the first time in my life my body tells me it is craving things like romaine lettuce, apples, beef broth, salmon.

It's really great - I am so happy I've found IF.
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subotic
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re: To those who have tried intermittent fasting
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You suspect wrong


I think you'll find this video of Dr. Benjamin Bikman interesting.

LINK - Insulin vs Glucagon


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