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Women, did you have success losing fat on a Protein-Sparing Modified Fast?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 21, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Women who have done a Protein Sparing Modified Fast, did you lose bodyfat? How long did you follow the program and what was your daily intake like? What were your challenges? Any tips? Under my doctor's advice, I am going to follow a PSMF for two weeks, to lose abdominal fat. This is a plan similar to the one I will be following: psmf

PLEASE ONLY ANSWER IF YOU ARE A WOMAN AND HAVE DONE A PSMF, THANK YOU!

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on February 22, 2013
at 09:33 AM

If you look on the right, there are a number of posts: http://paleohacks.com/questions/10827/has-anyone-done-a-paleo-version-of-the-protein-sparing-modified-fast

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on February 22, 2013
at 09:31 AM

I actually apologise for this answer, it was pretty unnecessary really.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on February 22, 2013
at 09:24 AM

"It's the quality of feedback that counts, not quantity." Unfortunately you posted on PaleoHacks. :) I would be interested to read some comments, though not sure if many woman on here have tried PSMF.

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on February 22, 2013
at 01:30 AM

I'm not sure why this question was voted to be closed, nor am I sure what Canis Minor means by her statement. I can only surmise that the hostility stems from my request to hear from women. I've read plenty of forum posts about PSMF from men, but I can find very few recent posts from women, especially Paleo women. Women tend to lose weight very differently from men, as well as differently from each other. My PSMF was developed by a physician, I already know what the plan entails (see the link in my question). I am interested in hearing from women who can answer the questions I posted. Thanks!

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on February 21, 2013
at 03:00 PM

What is subjective or argumentative about this question?

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on February 21, 2013
at 01:44 PM

Wow. I'm a woman, I've experimented with psmf, and for some reason I'm not at all inclined to answer this question.

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on February 21, 2013
at 01:26 AM

It's the quality of feedback that counts, not quantity.

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on February 21, 2013
at 01:19 AM

Not going to be a lot of information on that one.

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Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on February 21, 2013
at 02:27 PM

I am not a woman but I think there are two things which may be helpful for you.

  1. Maximise your food choices based on the highest nutrition. Reducing calories should not reduce your overall nutrition. You are reducing energy, not nutrition.
  2. A calorie deficit below 12 kcals per pound of bodyweight can result in muscle loss and metabolic slowdown which is exactly what you want to avoid. Since you are being very specific with the amount of protein and carbohydrate consumed, you need to balance this out with dietary fat consumed. But since PSMF is a short term low-calorie diet, you really need to focus on my first point.

And since McDonald has been mentioned...

Lyle McDonald. The Ketogenic Diet Book.

First and foremost, the extremely low calorie nature of the PSMF makes medical supervision an absolute requirement as frequent blood tests must be performed to watch for signs of metabolic abnormalities. Additionally, the excessively low calories will cause a decrease in metabolic rate making weight regain more likely than if a more moderate approach is used. Typically the PSMF is only used with cases of morbid obesity, when the risks associated with the PSMF are lower than the risks associated with remaining severely obese, and where rapid weight loss is required. In fact, the PSMF has been shown to be more effective in individuals who are obese versus those who are lean.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on February 22, 2013
at 09:31 AM

I actually apologise for this answer, it was pretty unnecessary really.

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on February 21, 2013
at 04:49 AM

You're on the wrong forum! You meant to go to Lyle's forum here: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/

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