Resetting Ghrelin (IF)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 07, 2012 at 2:50 PM

I understand there has been quite a lot of hype around fasting recently, specifically intermittent fasting, whether that's 16/8, 19/5, once/twice a week for 24 hours etc. I've recently changed from a daily 16/8 which I followed since January 2012, to 3 x good meals a day with no fasting and was wondering how long it would take for the "hunger-stimulating" hormone Ghrelin to reset to my new eating pattern?

When starting a new fasting plan (i.e. 16/8), it usually takes 1-2 weeks to settle, so I presume it would be similar going in reverse. Has anybody gone from a fasting plan back to regular, or from one plan to another (i.e. 16-8 > once a week), and if so how was the transition?

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on March 27, 2013
at 12:32 AM

I fell very ill and I thought it was mono for a while so I began to eat smaller meals. It didn't take long before I started having that typical "hunger" pain in the morning. Mind you this if after a year of IF 16/8 and fast 5 style.

However, after switching back, I've seemed to have switched back must faster. Ghrelin wise anyway



on March 27, 2013
at 12:08 AM

i like getting my balls rubbed with acid, bitch!

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