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kingkeld

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Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 02:17
Hey guys.

These days I am getting my grip on another side of intermittent fasting - just eating within an 8 hour window of the day. For me, this is usually from 11AM (lunch at work) and until 7PM (past the "safe zone" to ensure time for dinner, and not go nuts on late night snacks).

Studying this topic, I came across this very interesting artice.

http://www.theiflife.com/the-no-breakfast-plan-from-1900/
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!
Spacey47

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Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 05:31
I do the 8 hour window of eating most of the time and it generally works just fine for me.

I don't know if it has any special properties but it helps me manage my calories easily

Interesting read via your link though
sarahsmum

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Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 07:23
Kingkeld, Glad you liked the website. I have discovered I can easily go 18-20 hours without food. Its also very easy to eat way too many calories at one meal that way Smile It's all balance but who new 'fasting' was so easy. I was always scared to miss a meal. The guy in the IF life website is also on facebook too if you are interested, he posts little blurbs every day, sometimes insights, or tips, and he will answer questions. I am hoping that the 'eating window' approach will help get my weight loss going again.

Also meant to say that I too find eating breakfast makes me hungry all day but I now add fat in the form of coconut oil to my morning (black) coffee and the fat keeps me going until well into the afternoon, sometimes until I get home at 5-ish.

kingkeld

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Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 10:47
s-mum, I wanted to thank you A LOT for this. Smile I actually bought his e-book - very interesting read. I definitely see this as my future approach to maintain my weight. It's so simple. It's a piece of cake (pun intended).
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!
kingkeld

Joined: Sep 09
Posts: 1,977

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Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 10:47
S-mum, how much coconut oil do you use with your coffee?
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!
Peaches804

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Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 12:24
I have been following the 8 hour IF lifestyle for a couple of months now and I love it. Mon - Fri, I eat my first meal around 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm and usually put my last morsel of food in my mouth around 8:00 pm then to bed around 10:00 pm. I am able to stay well within my caloric allowance and I am not hungry all day. First thing in the morning I have a warm cup of lemon/honey water then a couple of hours later a cup of coffee and I drink 0 calorie flavored sprakling water throughout the day. I also take a 15-30 minute walk before my first meal. Sometimes I have to remind myself to eat otherwise my first meal may not take place until after 2:00 but I still stop eating at 8:00.

When I eat breakfast (usually on the weekends), I find I am hungry every 2-3 hours and that is not good because then I grab whatever is convinenent (but not necessarily healthy).

The 8 hour lifestyle is was very easy to incorporate and I have never felt deprived.
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sarahsmum

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Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 14:12
kingkeld - sorry I was off the computer and didn't see your question - I use one tablespoon of coconut oil in my coffee. I have tried mixing it in, and it doesn't work very well, so it just sort of floats on top. I don't look, I just sip. You can barely taste it. Not sure what good it is doing, ibut I use it because I'm told it does god things. Mike of IF life says it helps clean the plumbing (TMI !!) but it doesn't do that for me! Glad you liked the booked, I bought it to, $5.00 was quite cheap and very informative. I too think I will continue to eat this way, just wish I could get the weight loss thing going again. One day at a time.

sarahsmum

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Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 14:15
Kingkeld - I like the idea of fasting through the day so that you can eat whatever you like for the evening meal. I wish it worked for me. I have had the odd dinner that was about 1,200 calories (because I added a bit of dessert) and I definitely don't lose when I do that. Any advise you could give would be appreciated. I need to do way less than 1,200 calories to lose weight these days - it sucks. Help Smile

msciciagape

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Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 19:26
kingkeld wrote:
Hey guys.

These days I am getting my grip on another side of intermittent fasting - just eating within an 8 hour window of the day. For me, this is usually from 11AM (lunch at work) and until 7PM (past the "safe zone" to ensure time for dinner, and not go nuts on late night snacks).

Studying this topic, I came across this very interesting artice.

http://www.theiflife.com/the-no-breakfast-plan-from-1900/


Hi, its good for you... Smile
In the simplest terms, the 8-Hour Diet is a way of extending the period between your last snack and your “break fast,” giving your body the chance to burn away your fat stores for the energy it needs. And burn them it does. Good luck...
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