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Intermittent Fasting and gaining weight in DIFFERENT areas

Answered on October 29, 2013
Created October 23, 2013 at 6:32 PM

I've been doing intermittent fasting 3-5 days a week for three weeks. I lost then gained some weight (not due to the fasting...i hope). The weird thing is, I think I've gained it in my thighs because my pants feel a lot tighter in the upper legs, yet I always gain in different areas (tummy, love handles) whenever i put a few on. I know it's not muscle, has anyone experienced gaining in a different way since IF?

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on October 24, 2013
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The consensus is there is no general advice applicable to all.

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on October 23, 2013
at 10:22 PM

Supergirl, my post was directed at the first part of your response. I don't doubt the connection between IR and PCOS.

You definitely don't want to be high in estradiol. It's not proven that PCOS is caused by high androgens, those are mere associations. For instance, PCOS patients also have higher prolactin, cortisol and estrone levels. Recommended read: http://www.dannyroddy.com/main/polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-or-how-you-lost-your

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on October 23, 2013
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@Supergirl,

Do you any comments on Stefani Ruper's general warning against doing IF, based on her arguments in PCOS Unlocked? I haven't read it and so can't comment (plus I'm a guy), but it seems like you enjoy reading the medical literature (Or at least summaries of it).

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on October 23, 2013
at 07:55 PM

Bukowski do you call PCOS BS? I suggest you try having it your self. It's not fun at all. Study some endo if you don't already know that women and men store fat differently.

You know they ofte treat PCOS with metformin which is a drug for diabetes type II. When getting insuline in control all other hormones tend to fall into normal levels.

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on October 23, 2013
at 07:41 PM

I call bullshit.

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on October 23, 2013
at 07:32 PM

I do have PCOS, so you're right on. I do feel so much better doing IF and it's done wonders for my brain fog which is a huge issue for me.

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on October 23, 2013
at 06:49 PM

From what I've read, it's not right for all women, and for some it's better to fast for less hours. Certainly not true for all women.

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on October 29, 2013
at 02:45 AM

That does seem like alot of fasting over a week, especially for a woman. I have had great results with a 24hr fast once a week, but found doing it more often really effected my cycle. Perhaps some experimenting with days will help?

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on October 24, 2013
at 04:24 AM

the reason I haven't read Stephanies book is cause it's so much commercials about it. That makes me somewhat suspiciois and I rather read things that were not written to earn money, at least at first.

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on October 24, 2013
at 04:19 AM

Jake, I haven't read her book. At least not yet. Started of with some medical studies and discussing with an endo I know. IF might not be good for women cause we easier shut down metabolism. BUT with bad food it's probably better than eating ofte since that would at least lower insulin. The best is probably to eat low GI, skip all hormonal food and excersize. The excess in androgens are caused by lack in estradiol, lack of estradiol is caused by estrone dominance and the estrone dominance is caused by insulin resistans and hormones in food and other things. At least in my case and for more than 50% of pcos women. But there's other forms as well. I'm very low in estradiol and very high in androgens.

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on October 24, 2013
at 04:08 AM

Pcos is caused by insulin resistens according to the latest findings. Usually your high in estrone instead of high in estradiol. They bind to the same receptors. Estradiol is primaraly secreted by the ovaries but estrone is secreted in fat tissues and other glands. It's also estrone thats found in estrogenic food like soy so thats why your supposed to avoid that since high estrone push down the good estradiol. You usually are high in androgens as well BUT it's not caused by being high in androgens.

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on October 23, 2013
at 08:00 PM

I really dislike when people say bullshit about things they really know nothing about.

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on October 23, 2013
at 07:58 PM

"Some people carry more of their body fat in and around the abdominal area. This type of fat deposition is called android, or apple body type and is most characteristic among males. The android body type is associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. The body type most common among females is the gynoid, or pear body type. This body type is characterized by fat stores in the hip and thigh region (Robergs & Roberts, 1997). The scientific explanations for the dramatic difference in body fat distribution between men and women are largely unknown, although differences in hormones, hormone receptors, and enzyme concentrations play a contributing role." http://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/genderdifferences.html

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on October 23, 2013
at 07:57 PM

"It is now clear that PCOS is often associated with profound insulin resistance as well as with defects in insulin secretion. These abnormalities, together with obesity, explain the substantially increased prevalence of glucose intolerance in PCOS. Moreover, since PCOS is an extremely common disorder, PCOS-related insulin resistance is an important cause of NIDDM in women (Table 3). The insulin resistance in at least 50% of PCOS women appears to be related to excessive serine phosphorylation of the insulin receptor."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9408743

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on October 23, 2013
at 07:44 PM

Bukowski do you call PCOS BS? I suggest you try having it your self. It's not fun at all. Study some endo if you don't already know that women and men store fat differently.

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on October 23, 2013
at 07:17 PM

Well, if you gain weigh on your hips, butt and thighs it's a sign that you have a great deal of female hormones, it's mainly estradiol that gives this effect. As female you WANT to be high on estradiol, it makes it a lot more easy to burn fat all in all. If you gain in the waist area it's a sign that you are t high on testosterone and other androgen hormones. That's typical for women with PCOS. PCOS is closely connected to insulin resistance and it might be that your insulin receptors are working better when you do IF balancing your hormones in the right direction.

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on October 23, 2013
at 07:32 PM

I do have PCOS, so you're right on. I do feel so much better doing IF and it's done wonders for my brain fog which is a huge issue for me.

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on October 23, 2013
at 07:41 PM

I call bullshit.

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on October 23, 2013
at 07:55 PM

Bukowski do you call PCOS BS? I suggest you try having it your self. It's not fun at all. Study some endo if you don't already know that women and men store fat differently.

You know they ofte treat PCOS with metformin which is a drug for diabetes type II. When getting insuline in control all other hormones tend to fall into normal levels.

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on October 23, 2013
at 09:59 PM

@Supergirl,

Do you any comments on Stefani Ruper's general warning against doing IF, based on her arguments in PCOS Unlocked? I haven't read it and so can't comment (plus I'm a guy), but it seems like you enjoy reading the medical literature (Or at least summaries of it).

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on October 23, 2013
at 10:22 PM

Supergirl, my post was directed at the first part of your response. I don't doubt the connection between IR and PCOS.

You definitely don't want to be high in estradiol. It's not proven that PCOS is caused by high androgens, those are mere associations. For instance, PCOS patients also have higher prolactin, cortisol and estrone levels. Recommended read: http://www.dannyroddy.com/main/polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-or-how-you-lost-your

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on October 23, 2013
at 06:40 PM

pretty sure the consensus is that women should not IF.

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on October 24, 2013
at 01:23 PM

The consensus is there is no general advice applicable to all.

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on October 23, 2013
at 06:49 PM

From what I've read, it's not right for all women, and for some it's better to fast for less hours. Certainly not true for all women.

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