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Intermittent Fasting...... On a regular schedule???????

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 10, 2012 at 12:22 AM

By definition intermittent means at irregular times or intervals, so why is it that so many continue to refer to the Leangains protocol as IF? Clearly, a rigid protocol of 16/8 is far removed from intermittent. Not saying I disagree with Mr. Berkhams methodology, as it obviously works, but a scheduled eating window is certainly not intermittent. I tend to side with the Mark Sisson approach and just fast at erratic intervals. Anyway, my real question is this; has anyone tried true intermittent fastening as opposed to the Leangains protocol? Noticed any difference in how your body responded? Curious......

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on August 10, 2012
at 10:08 PM

My grammar nazi tendencies were in full swing this morning. It took all of my restraint not to fix someone's to vs. too mistake. I just didn't have any reserve left after that...

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at 11:51 AM

Right. I think the confusion stems from the definition of the word "intermittent". Some say it means starting and stopping at irregular intervals. Some say it means starting and stopping period, regardless of whether the intervals are regular or not. Merriam-Webster: coming and going at intervals : not continuous To me, that means the intervals could be regular or not. By that definition, anyone who is not constantly eating is doing an intermittent fast. I guess it all boils down to what you see as a conventional eating pattern and semantics. Not worth starting multiple threads over.

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on August 10, 2012
at 02:28 AM

Yes, I would like to "freestyle" my warrior IF soon.

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at 02:27 AM

I am female, my intake is between 1500-2000. I can see how it may be more difficult for you to squeeze in 3000. If you are looking to lose weight however, it may allow you to cut back on your intake.

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on August 10, 2012
at 02:13 AM

You manage all your cals in four hours? Cool, jut seems difficult of one is aiming for high caloric intake. 3000 in four hours seems tough.

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on August 10, 2012
at 02:12 AM

Call it IF or whatever, just means skipping breakfast. Not a big deal.

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at 01:00 AM

I'm not speaking about my household.... just myself. I will happily sit at the table and converse with my wife and children...... Just may not partake of the meal if I'm fasting. In no way does my erratic fast interfere with family time. That is sacred here as well!

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at 01:00 AM

I fast actually intermittently. Typically no more than 2x per month. Can't say I've noticed any benefits.

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at 12:44 AM

Call it whatever you want. If you say IF, people know what you are talking about. I do not have a life that permits "erratic" fasting and suppertime in my household is still sacred family time.

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on August 10, 2012
at 02:17 AM

Well, intermittent thing can't be on regular schedule. Not sure what Leangains proposes, but the original idea as I understood it was that there is no problem in skipping meals randomly.

I think IF is all about listening to your body and getting used to hunger. Hunger should be a call to action, not a call to eating!

From paleo perspective hunger was a signal to start hunt, it could take days until something was caught and eaten.

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on August 10, 2012
at 02:28 AM

Yes, I would like to "freestyle" my warrior IF soon.

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on August 10, 2012
at 09:36 AM

Technically, the definition of intermittent is stopping or ceasing and beginning again- eg. not continuous. If you fast once a week for 24h or daily for 16h, or just skip breakfast on occasion, you are intermittently fasting.

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on August 10, 2012
at 11:51 AM

Right. I think the confusion stems from the definition of the word "intermittent". Some say it means starting and stopping at irregular intervals. Some say it means starting and stopping period, regardless of whether the intervals are regular or not. Merriam-Webster: coming and going at intervals : not continuous To me, that means the intervals could be regular or not. By that definition, anyone who is not constantly eating is doing an intermittent fast. I guess it all boils down to what you see as a conventional eating pattern and semantics. Not worth starting multiple threads over.

5bc9ad5738ad8417d1e735b6ead201ca

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on August 10, 2012
at 10:08 PM

My grammar nazi tendencies were in full swing this morning. It took all of my restraint not to fix someone's to vs. too mistake. I just didn't have any reserve left after that...

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on August 10, 2012
at 12:58 AM

I have been doing the warrior IF, with four hour window to eat. Normally I don't eat anything for the 20 hour fasting window, although occasionally (based on activity level for the day) I may accept a glass of wine and a square of dark chocolate, or almond milk and a banana.

In the four hour eating window I eat my usual caloric intake, mostly chocolate, meat and some veggies. And I love that I can give my system time off until next day by not eating (most of the time, as mentioned above, I am not rigid).

46f6b440a524a0af9e24501ae72bea77

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on August 10, 2012
at 02:27 AM

I am female, my intake is between 1500-2000. I can see how it may be more difficult for you to squeeze in 3000. If you are looking to lose weight however, it may allow you to cut back on your intake.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on August 10, 2012
at 02:13 AM

You manage all your cals in four hours? Cool, jut seems difficult of one is aiming for high caloric intake. 3000 in four hours seems tough.

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