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12-hour IF'ing?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Very interested in IF, although I think I'll be doing 24 hours on days I'm not working out. Otherwise, I read that between 12-16 hours was a good place to start. Would it be harmful, beneficial, or no difference at all to fast from bedtime to lunch the next day on a daily basis? I've been doing this the past three days out of laziness, but was wondering what kind of affect it'd actually be taking?

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on May 24, 2012
at 10:42 PM

You mean you don't walk around with an IV pumping intravenous glucose-vitamin solution into your system? What are you, a cave man?

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on May 24, 2012
at 10:08 PM

Personally I fast from 10-11 PM until anywhere between 4 and 10 PM the next day.. kinda varies. I love it. :)

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on May 24, 2012
at 08:52 PM

Not offended, lol, I think if one had a schedule more suitable, 12 hours would be normal. For me, I am busy throughout the entire day, I eat dinner at or around 11pm, I get up 4-430AM, so that's about 6.5 hours without eating, which can get a little difficult sometimes.

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on May 24, 2012
at 08:16 PM

maybe because the WD is not fasting but undereating? While Ori said water fasting is certainly possible he always advocated light snacking on veggies, fruit and their juices throughout the day, and more recently even some protein pulsing. he even said/wrote that he believes it's superior to fasting because it supports the body with nutrients.

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on May 24, 2012
at 05:09 PM

I only eat "breakfast" a few days a week. I figure I go about that time period between dinner and my next meal the following day. Though I don't specifically follow the lean gains thing, I just started doing it after talking to the MovNat coaches.

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on May 24, 2012
at 08:27 PM

Please don't be offended but 12 hours seems a bit laughable. The whole IF thing is getting quite absurd. Next week people will be proud because they manage to IF between breakfast, lunch and dinner? Isn't it rather normal that one will automatically "fast" for about 12 hours with the whole sleeping thingy in between dinner and breakfast. Also, didn't Berkhan write that most benefits start after about 16 hours of fasting? JM2C

Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

(2801)

on May 24, 2012
at 10:42 PM

You mean you don't walk around with an IV pumping intravenous glucose-vitamin solution into your system? What are you, a cave man?

E15c5c2d17c4a5d723ce7bb4437062e6

(789)

on May 24, 2012
at 08:52 PM

Not offended, lol, I think if one had a schedule more suitable, 12 hours would be normal. For me, I am busy throughout the entire day, I eat dinner at or around 11pm, I get up 4-430AM, so that's about 6.5 hours without eating, which can get a little difficult sometimes.

1e36119906da54831601a7c23674f581

(698)

on May 24, 2012
at 10:08 PM

Personally I fast from 10-11 PM until anywhere between 4 and 10 PM the next day.. kinda varies. I love it. :)

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on May 24, 2012
at 04:39 PM

Lots of people do this I think, have a look at http://www.leangains.com/

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on May 24, 2012
at 04:56 PM

Leangains is an excellent resource. A lot of people participate in some form or another of intermittent fasting, so definitely, give it a shot for yourself. I only caution you to refrain from doing so if you're already highly stressed or your food is not in check. As far as implementation goes, a 16 hour fast from dinner to lunch the next day is a great place to start and what Martin Berkhan (of the aforementioned Leangains) recommends for his clients.

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on May 24, 2012
at 08:10 PM

The warrior diet allows you to eat fruit during the day if hungry and then to have one big meal at night, i am following this diet but i have eggs with butter instead of fruit, the reason i switched from fruit to eggs was that fruit was making me MORE hungry, but now i have eggs and butter at 4pm monday to friday and can go easily without food until 8pm when i have my dinner which is always a low carb high fat dish, this is working for me.

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on May 24, 2012
at 07:21 PM

dinner to lunch the next day is a good way to start, I still think the best IF out there is The Warrior Diet that seems to have fallen out of favor by the more aggressive marketeers.

Leangains is to IF what Robb Wolf is to Paleo. Check him out

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on May 24, 2012
at 08:16 PM

maybe because the WD is not fasting but undereating? While Ori said water fasting is certainly possible he always advocated light snacking on veggies, fruit and their juices throughout the day, and more recently even some protein pulsing. he even said/wrote that he believes it's superior to fasting because it supports the body with nutrients.

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on May 24, 2012
at 06:44 PM

i do a IF that is 14 hours off/10 on, i fast from 10pm to 12pm then eat. for a man, is 16 off/8 on

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