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Intermittent fasting tips?

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Created May 17, 2011 at 6:27 AM

Hello everyone, I have been IF this week and I wonder if anyone has day off tips as far as food recommendations. I have noticed I feel sick when eating heavy foods (beef, pork) but I need the high fats and protein to keep me going during my fasts.

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on May 17, 2011
at 08:24 PM

You're welcome.

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on May 17, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Yes, I must be very careful. So I am trying to do the best with what I have ;)

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at 08:23 PM

Thank you for the advice Jake.

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at 01:29 PM

Uggla, Walking and swimming will lean you out faster than lifting heavy weights, so don't worry about restrictions. Tailor your diet around recovery with broth and safe starch with a lot of clean fat sources.

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at 12:38 PM

Leangains will still help you out, but its macronutrient cycling (highfat/lowcarb on non-workout days; lowfat/highcarb on workout days) is designed to be of most use to lifters. You should probably do the EatStopEat protocol (2 24hr. fasts/week) by Brad Pilon. He sells a book by the same name that discusses the science. Art de Vany subscribes to that 1-2/wk. 24 hr. fast pattern as well, and he explains it in his book The New Evolution Diet. From a pure Paleo perspective, Art's book is the best bet for finding your fasting niche.

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at 10:23 AM

I think its ok fro you, 8lbs also a kind of resistance and with time you will develop so you can move on. :)

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I am very restricted, I have had life changing surgery which now forbids lifting over 8 lbs, straining, impact, resistance. I am basiclly left with walking, light weights, swimming and crosstrainer.

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at 07:40 AM

of course the tips works :), by the way what do you mean restricted workout routine

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Thank you for the link, there is a lot of info there. A question though, do his tips work for someone with a restricted workout routine, or is it more for those who lift weights?

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F6ea948ab43dc51d72509c0989e670fe

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on May 17, 2011
at 04:54 PM

I think that 'eat stop eat' by Brad Pilon would be the best resource. I like leangains, but I'm not that dedicated at the moment. Give me a couple 6-10 months and get down to the last 10-15 pounds first.

I find that if I fast, I do best with a high protein/high fat/low-to-no carb meal before. Somewhere along the lines of 6-10 eggs cooked in grass-fed butter with some bacon. It helps me adjust to not eating until dinner the next day.

However, that being said, I'm not sure I'd recommend doing intermittent fasting. I know that there are health benefits to it, but I'd make sure you were dialed in with your diet completely, that you've fixed your sleep, and are healthy.

I've noticed that even a bit of stress makes it hard to do it, and makes the recovery worse. If you can manage the stress, I'd say go for it, but otherwise you might consider waiting till everything else is better. I've stopped doing it just because of that. I can't control my stress right now, and I don't want to cause adrenal issues just because of the supposed benefits.

As far eating the beef and pork, how's your digestion? I'd check out Robb Wolf's protocol with the NOW foods super enzyme. He talks about it in the beginning podcasts (7-12) and in 'the paleo solution'.

F6ea948ab43dc51d72509c0989e670fe

(1639)

on May 17, 2011
at 08:24 PM

You're welcome.

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on May 17, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Thank you for the advice Jake.

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on May 17, 2011
at 07:04 AM

Everything is here http://www.leangains.com/

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on May 17, 2011
at 07:59 AM

I am very restricted, I have had life changing surgery which now forbids lifting over 8 lbs, straining, impact, resistance. I am basiclly left with walking, light weights, swimming and crosstrainer.

B7577e193614cf8659f80be51299556b

(20)

on May 17, 2011
at 07:40 AM

of course the tips works :), by the way what do you mean restricted workout routine

B7577e193614cf8659f80be51299556b

(20)

on May 17, 2011
at 10:23 AM

I think its ok fro you, 8lbs also a kind of resistance and with time you will develop so you can move on. :)

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on May 17, 2011
at 12:38 PM

Leangains will still help you out, but its macronutrient cycling (highfat/lowcarb on non-workout days; lowfat/highcarb on workout days) is designed to be of most use to lifters. You should probably do the EatStopEat protocol (2 24hr. fasts/week) by Brad Pilon. He sells a book by the same name that discusses the science. Art de Vany subscribes to that 1-2/wk. 24 hr. fast pattern as well, and he explains it in his book The New Evolution Diet. From a pure Paleo perspective, Art's book is the best bet for finding your fasting niche.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on May 17, 2011
at 07:29 AM

Thank you for the link, there is a lot of info there. A question though, do his tips work for someone with a restricted workout routine, or is it more for those who lift weights?

03281912f1cb9e4e771a8a83af302e3a

(1204)

on May 17, 2011
at 01:29 PM

Uggla, Walking and swimming will lean you out faster than lifting heavy weights, so don't worry about restrictions. Tailor your diet around recovery with broth and safe starch with a lot of clean fat sources.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on May 17, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Yes, I must be very careful. So I am trying to do the best with what I have ;)

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on June 04, 2012
at 03:51 PM

Peanut butter, nuts, full fat cottage cheese, cheese. http://goo.gl/e3tZr

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