HJA2MDR's Journal, 18 June 2018

Hi! I'm new to this platform. I see a lot of people post about fasting. What's the purpose? benefits? pros/cons? TIA!

Diet Calendar Entry for 18 June 2018:
1311 kcal Fat: 43.92g | Prot: 86.33g | Carb: 144.94g.   Breakfast: Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites: Egg White & Red Pepper, Starbucks Iced Skinny Caramel Macchiato (Tall). Lunch: Corn Tortilla, KFC Grilled Chicken Whole Wing, Guacamole, Fruit Juice. Dinner: California Pizza Kitchen Korean BBQ Steak Taco. Snacks/Other: Quest Tortilla Style Protein Chips Ranch, Fresh & Easy Papaya, Beef Jerky. more...
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Cuts ur eating window so if u don’t crazy when u can eat n u monitor what u eat u can end up eating less 
18 Jun 18 by member: rosio19
I just posted a post about it, u can find it on my profile 
18 Jun 18 by member: rosio19
One benefit of IF is keeping your insulin level low for longer periods at a time. The longer periods you eat the more your insulin levels keep spiking. Watch the documentaries about fasting. Fasting has great benefits. I know you can’t believe everything. But fasting data has been recorded since the 50s. 
18 Jun 18 by member: tridski
Search for "Dr. Fung" and "Snake Diet" on youtube. Both big proponents of fasting. For fasting "light" check out "OMAD" and "intermittent fasting".  
18 Jun 18 by member: jimmiepop
tridski is right—keeping your insulin low for a longer amount of time during the day helps with weight loss. IF isn’t calorie restriction...you eat a full days worth of calories in a shorter eating window. It works! I’ve done 16/8-20/4 fasting and it really helps the weight come off. I’ve never done extended fasts—nothing more than 20 hours. Good luck! 
18 Jun 18 by member: momma6224
HJA2MDR (not sure how to pronounce that or shorten it, but...) "IF" = intermittent fasting. When folks talk about "16/8", that's saying you'll drink water and nothing to eat for 16 hours a day and eat your meals within the other 8. Considering sleep will take up almost half of that time, it's not so bad. Stop eating a few hours before bed and don't eat for a bit after you wake up. START SMALL though! And don't get bummed if you crack and need to eat before your designated time... just try to increase it an hour every couple days and your body will adjust. We've got your back for support, so if you decide to give it a shot, post so we can all throw you some kudos as you progress! 👍 
19 Jun 18 by member: chrisw77
Also Dr. Berry has some good get started videos on fasting on YouTube as well.  
19 Jun 18 by member: spanarabica
Momma6224 when you do 20/4 what is your time frame out of curiosity and what do you drink throughout the 20? 
19 Jun 18 by member: spanarabica
@jimmiepop Googled for "Snake diet" here's what the very first link says about it: Is The Snake Diet Safe? Um, no. Definitely not. “I would not recommend it to anyone for even a short-term trial, as it is not based on any clear evidence nor does it have any clinical evidence that is peer-reviewed to support the program,” says Julie Upton, R.D., and co-founder of Appetite for Health. Not only that, it would be “nearly impossible” for anyone to follow for a significant amount of time, she says.  
19 Jun 18 by member: annieozzy
афигеть 😁 
19 Jun 18 by member: MichaellMSK
Actually used for cancer and other disorders instead of just losing weight. Search on the Optimal Ketogenic Living facebook page. Tons of info there 
19 Jun 18 by member: etkfxrwife
Fasting isn't about physical hunger, it's 100% a mind game, as is most of this dieting malarkey, if you've got a handle on the psychological aspect the physical falls into place.  
19 Jun 18 by member: Phil
HI. Way too much to discuss in this short space. Google Jason Fung and watch his videos. You will get a great start. 
19 Jun 18 by member: Draglist
Jason Fung on youtube will explain it all 
19 Jun 18 by member: Schillgd
@Annie Have you tried a 48 hour or longer fast yet? If not, you may want to consider it, as that is what it takes to break those food cravings you indicated you were experiencing shortly into your fast. It would also give you the direct experience necessary to have an informed opinion of fasting. The Snake Diet is nothing more than extended fasting, which has been safely practiced across cultures for millenia. I agree that the guy who promotes it is crude and offensive to many. He is also right about a lot of things and his perspective on fasting is particularly useful to trained athletes. Dr. Jason Fung is considerably more genteel in his presentation and has 5,000 patients in his clinical practice. In substance, there is little difference between Fung and the Snake Diet. I don't know Dr. Julie, but from the quote you posted she presents as just another mainstream naysayer with nothing of value to offer with respect to rapid fat loss.  
19 Jun 18 by member: jimmiepop
I do an IF daily. No food from 7pm to 7am. My body actually feels the need for food in the morning.  
19 Jun 18 by member: sallkr3
wow, great feedback guys! I'll have to check out the resources posted!  
20 Jun 18 by member: HJA2MDR
@jimmiepop agree on your assessment of Cole vs. Dr. Fung. Similar messages just different packaging. Currently on a quest to see how far I can go seeing as 48 is pretty easy.  
24 Jul 18 by member: spanarabica

     
 

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