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IF for the obese

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 06, 2011 at 5:36 PM

What are your experiences and views on the us of IF for someone who wishes to shed a lot of weight(approx 70 pounds)?

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on June 06, 2011
at 09:32 PM

The answer is never.....and the reason is peripheral leptin resistance. Oprah needs this message. To bad Dr Oz wont give it to her.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 06, 2011
at 06:58 PM

3rd - it's akin to trying to pop a wheelie before taking off the training wheels (I am a major sucker for analogies - sorry).

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on June 06, 2011
at 06:33 PM

Robb probably says that every other podcast! It's not hard to find. ;)

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at 05:44 PM

2nd this. Don't go there right now.

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on June 06, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Personally, I wouldn't recommend IF while you are still obese. You need to work on fixing your damaged metabolism and avoid cortisol issues. Eat good food and get good sleep, when you are a bit closer to goal, it's a great way to push to the end.

Also, if you have any eating issues (which many obese people do) IF can exacerbate those and cause more binging or excessive behaviors.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on June 06, 2011
at 05:44 PM

2nd this. Don't go there right now.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 06, 2011
at 06:58 PM

3rd - it's akin to trying to pop a wheelie before taking off the training wheels (I am a major sucker for analogies - sorry).

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on June 06, 2011
at 05:56 PM

I like Robb Wolf's take on it. Fix everything else, then play with IF. I wish I could remember the podcast.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on June 06, 2011
at 06:33 PM

Robb probably says that every other podcast! It's not hard to find. ;)

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on June 06, 2011
at 06:18 PM

Eat well. You will probably not need IF for at least the first 30-40 lbs to come off which will take about 6 months or so.

After that you can assess, you might choose to up your activity before you IF and that is probably another slow 20ish pounds with a lot of shape changes.

You might want to to IF for the last 10 to 20 lbs but only after a longer relationship with this way of eating and once you stop feeling as much hunger.

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on June 06, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Didn't 'health correlator' have a couple of posts recently on how overweight individuals who IF don't lose as many calories as a normal weight person?? I believe this would support the points others are giving above, i.e. don't worry about IF right now.

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on June 06, 2011
at 07:43 PM

Just to reiterate - DON'T do IF until you have everything else dialed in. Eating better food will have a much bigger effect on weight loss. Once that stalls and you've started a reasonable exercise program then you can start to think about IF. I think the benefits of IF are overstated and that generally 3 good meals a day is just fine. Use IF as a way to not worry about meals rather than planning IF. What I mean: if you're running late getting home one day, just skip dinner. Call that your IF. Don't plan it.

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