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Intermittent Fasting

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Do you recommend it? How do you do you do it? Have you lost fat weight?

Hey Dragonfly, if you don't feel like answering my question, go bother someone else, thanks.

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on May 27, 2013
at 08:40 AM

paleot I had similar issues, felt a little bit cold when I hit 14h+ hour and also a little bit anxious (it might be the coffee though?), I guess you have to be pretty fat-burning efficient to reap the benefits of IF, it worked pretty well for cravings BTW, but I also feel better with the leptin rx pattern and I have stick with if for two months now, so far so good! I'm exercising less yet still managing good % bodyfat levels.

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on May 27, 2013
at 05:09 AM

leangains.com chk it

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on May 25, 2013
at 06:09 AM

I have trouble with IF and run into hypoglycemic symptoms. I'm currently positioning my diet closer to the jack kruse lipton reset protocol, which you might want to look into. http://paleohacks.com/questions/72955/in-a-nutshell-what-is-the-leptin-reset-protocol#axzz2UHXLNnjm

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on May 25, 2013
at 05:54 AM

Every now and then I do it accidentally and it sucks. It seems worse now that I'm low carb. Not recommended. (Eg. wake up and immediately start working and forget to make breakfast.. If I have a meeting, then I might go straight to that without snacking. Then after, I end up holding out for dinner plans because my appetite is shot, and it's been 24hours without eating.) Feels bad.. like self-induced hypoglycemia. (Maybe after I low carb it up longer, it won't be so bad.)

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on May 25, 2013
at 05:53 AM

Every now and then I do it on accidental and it sucks. It seems worse now that I'm low carb. Not recommended. (Eg. wake up and immediately start working and forget to make breakfast.. If I have a meeting, then I might go straight to that without snacking. Then after, I end up holding out for dinner plans because my appetite is shot, and it's been 24hours without eating.) Feels bad.. like self-induced hypoglycemia. (Maybe after I low carb it up longer, it won't be so bad.)

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on May 24, 2013
at 10:38 PM

http://paleohacks.com/search?q=intermittent+fasting#axzz2Tn690XTi

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on May 24, 2013
at 10:37 PM

Please do a search, this topic has been covered many times. Thanks!

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on May 27, 2013
at 05:43 PM

I do IF off and on, as in a week on and two weeks off. It may be psychological but it seems to reboot the metabolism. Makes me feel lighter on my feet, more alert and able to get a good quality sleep. I keep it strict paleo (by my definition). I'm able to work out hard in the fasted state (14 hours or so) and feel that I get a lot of benefits from it. I would not recommend IF to anyone who has not already been in a paleo groove for a month or so. I don't know the scientific explanation but there are a lot of adjustments coming from SAD to paleo and IF would just add one more during the adjustment stage. Just my opinion.

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on May 27, 2013
at 08:31 AM

For me it worked very well to reduce cravings between meals. As a person who did very long time on the common wisdom "eat-every-3-hours for fast metabolism" thing I got to a point where I was constantly craving food. IF helped a lot with this. I tried the most easy form of IF, a 8h eating window plus 16h fast, skipping breakfast to make it easier. Did it work for fat loss? It didn't, but I was already pretty lean at near 10% BF or so and it was difficult task to get through this, I guess it could if I stood under mantainance calorie restriction but I ate overall same calories than when not IFyng, maybe even a little bit more.

Now I'm in a 3-meal per day basis trying to get the last one no later than 8PM (here the sun sets at well past 9PM) and then I eat high-protein, low carb breakfast 10 to 12h later when I get up. This is more flexible and has had even more satiety results that IF and not less bodyweight but I noticed slightly better body composition than before, so for now it's my staple unless I find an even better strategy.

So my take is that it works pretty well for managing cravings and that weight loss will depend on how much extra fat are you carrying and what margin you have, at least for the 8/16h protocol, I don't have experience with prolonged fasting. If you enjoy it and feel well with it go for it but I think you can still improve body composition with other approaches.

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on May 27, 2013
at 04:52 AM

I do IF almost daily. Last meal usually at about 9-10pm (dinner) and then I don't eat until the next afternoon. Generally about a 16/8 type schedule. I've had great success (weight loss and overall feel better).

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on May 24, 2013
at 10:46 PM

This protocol is working great for me.... http://www.bulletproofexec.com/bulletproof-fasting/

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