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stopping IF after a few months?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 04, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Hey, I've been doing paleo for about 5 months, and IFing for about 3. I've seen great results and I don't have too much more to lose. I do a 16/8 IF schedule most days. However, it's kind of inconvenient sometimes and I've been thinking of just doing it a couple days a week or stopping altogether. Would this hinder my progress or make me gain back the weight I've lost?

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on May 07, 2011
at 12:26 PM

Thanks guys for making it clear!

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on May 07, 2011
at 11:34 AM

The definition of 'intermittent' that I found online is "stopping and starting at intervals; pausing from time to time; periodic". So I think an everyday, scheduled thing can be accurately called 'intermittent', as long as it starts and stops.

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on May 04, 2011
at 05:32 PM

that's just what I tend to hear it called on hear... although I agree with you, "daily" and "intermittent" are kind of contradictory... perhaps sporadic 24 hour fasts or something of the like would be more adherent to the concept, but would that be more beneficial?

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on May 04, 2011
at 05:12 PM

Absolutely! Get it right, get it tight...

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on May 04, 2011
at 04:33 PM

totally agree, tod. just started again 2 weeks ago to get my summer shred kickstarted

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at 04:10 PM

I agree. I used to think the IF / feeding window was necessary to not put weight back on. This hasn't been my experience. I do use it more when I want to punch through a plateau, or lean out a tad more for any reason. Just another arrow for the quiver.

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22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

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on May 04, 2011
at 02:54 PM

I know this isn't answering the question, but how can you call it Intermittent if it is scheduled and everyday? It seems to me, what you are proposing is more intermittent.

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on May 04, 2011
at 05:32 PM

that's just what I tend to hear it called on hear... although I agree with you, "daily" and "intermittent" are kind of contradictory... perhaps sporadic 24 hour fasts or something of the like would be more adherent to the concept, but would that be more beneficial?

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

(5773)

on May 07, 2011
at 12:26 PM

Thanks guys for making it clear!

F52b51135f2c47eb46c986fdc9760b9b

(180)

on May 07, 2011
at 11:34 AM

The definition of 'intermittent' that I found online is "stopping and starting at intervals; pausing from time to time; periodic". So I think an everyday, scheduled thing can be accurately called 'intermittent', as long as it starts and stops.

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on May 04, 2011
at 02:52 PM

i've done the 16/8 split for a couple months before and came off of it after having some sleep issues. i didn't gain any weight back while eating normalized paleo diet and still lost weight, although at a slower rate. gaining weight has more to do with the content of your food rather than whether you're if'ing or not, although if'ing can indeed be a useful tool in breaking through a plateau or speeding the process up.

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on May 04, 2011
at 04:33 PM

totally agree, tod. just started again 2 weeks ago to get my summer shred kickstarted

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on May 04, 2011
at 05:12 PM

Absolutely! Get it right, get it tight...

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on May 04, 2011
at 04:10 PM

I agree. I used to think the IF / feeding window was necessary to not put weight back on. This hasn't been my experience. I do use it more when I want to punch through a plateau, or lean out a tad more for any reason. Just another arrow for the quiver.

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on May 04, 2011
at 04:06 PM

I posted a similar question here. Might want to browse it for additional info.

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on May 04, 2011
at 03:02 PM

I'd try playing with the feeding window- I'm trying to find the link, but I believe Martin Berkhan at Leangains recommends a 10 hour window for women.

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on May 04, 2011
at 02:38 PM

I believe that stopping would be counter-productive.

I'm in about the same spot as you - 16/8 IF and very near the goal I set when I started several months ago. I've been wondering if the best way to transition would be to reduce the days I IF or to reduce the hours/day spent in the fasted state?

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