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Angela H

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Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 11:09
Hi Everyone;
Hoping I can still be part of the gang as fundamentally I am doing the same but I am fasting 3 days (Mon, Wed, and Fri.) Today is a fasting day for me and I must say that after the day yesterday I have to be aware of what I'm eating and too not make the majority of my food consumption be at dinner. Though I woke this morning feeling full which would be good for a fasting day, I also felt bloated. Did anyone else have this and did you find out it was what and the time you ate the day before? Or is this something that happens on a constant basis??
mrspackrat

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Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 13:50
Hi again! Smile It took me a while to figure out what to eat and when. I tried a big breakfast and less throughout the day, etc. What worked for me was about 100 calories for breakfast, 100 calories for lunch. I try and include a good protein in each of these meals to help sustain me. The rest of the calories are for dinner (where I eat with the a family and mrpackrat LOL). I have to cook them dinner so I save my calories for then. After each meal I drink tea (green earlier in the day, herbal at night). Never had a bloated feeling so I can't help you there.
hbkim

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Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 16:24
Hi Angela, I also fast 3 days a week (M,W,F). I sometimes feel bloated after "feed" days if I've consumed too much salty food, but usually I welcome waking up full when I start my "fast" days. I have about 120 calories at a late breakfast, skip lunch, and save the rest of my 500 or so calories for dinner.
Angela H

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Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 17:01
Hey I know you..hehehe and Hello again. Smile I think I will have to put a bit more time into this to get a better grip on what works for me. I truly think the bloating came from the fact of what and what time I ate last night.
Angela H

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Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 17:59
Hi hbkim....I'm glad to see I am not the only one doing the fasting for 3 days...I didn't take into consideration the salty foods and I am guilty of having that last night and could very well be the reason for the bloating. Thank you cause I can now make that note as I analyze and make changes going forward. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to consume the calories for fast days that will work for me...and making the right choices on all days. Smile Overall, how do you like the intermittent fasting?? Are you happy with it? Seeing progress? Smile
mrspackrat

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Posted: 25 Apr 2013, 08:41
Angela, on fast days try and pack your calories with nutrition. You'll feed your body and be able to keep your hunger at bay. I find that lean proteins and veggies go a long way and are very sustaining. Even a 4 oz baked fish fillet (my fav is Swai which is like tilapia) is only 70 calories with a salad (2 cups greens with a low calorie dressing) is so filling---120 calories?? And that's what I'll have for lunch. I often grab a pouch of tuna or salmon and add it to greens and it's a more convenient lunch if you don't have a place to cook/warm up food. You could even have a bunch of cut veggies with a lot calorie dip, just be sure to add a little protein. For breakfast, eggs are low calorie as well as cottage cheese and I always have it with some raw veggies. Some may say "blech" to cottage cheese and veggies for breakfast I don't mind it Smile
Angela H

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Posted: 25 Apr 2013, 10:06
Thank you mrspachrat....I truly appreciate all the input and information. I do have to work on getting a bit more protein in. Yesterday I think all I got protein from was a few eggs. Need to ramp that up some...The baked fish sounds yummy...think I'll have that for dinner tonight. Smile Lucky for me I like cottage cheese. Smile with sliced tomatoes...ok I'm really hungry now so I'm going to the kitchen to whip up something good. Smile
mrspackrat

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Posted: 25 Apr 2013, 10:48
Maybe we shouldn't share recipies on a fast day. It's making me hungry! Smile
hbkim

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Posted: 25 Apr 2013, 11:28
Hi Angela, responding to your post from yesterday, yes, I like this WOE very much. I had lost over 20 lbs a couple of years ago on Atkins, but I found it difficult to sustain the low-carb WOE. Although I've cut carbs quite a bit, I find the intermittent fasting much easier to do. I like the fact that there are no particular foods that are "off limit." And the fasting is flexible enough that I can plan my work week accordingly (i.e. no business lunches on "fast" days). I've lost 12 lbs since March 5; I'm well pleased with my progress so far.
Angela H

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Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 18:25
mrspackrat....LOL....recipe swapping should be done on feed days. Smile Though yesterday was my feed day and though I got hungry after all the food talk I was smart and made my fast day breakfast and then ended up having a very low calorie day...so I switched and made today my feed day. Smile
Angela H

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Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 18:30
hbkim....I've only been doing this since Monday and have been really happy with the results. Smile and also find it something I can do. I haven't started much of an exercise routine yet. I'd like to get a few more lbs off only to make it a little easier on this old body of mine but with the energy I'm feeling and some of my aches and pains have been minimal with only 5 days into this, I think I can start a little something next week. Smile Congrats to you on your 12 lbs. That's wonderful. Smile
Cosmospacemo...

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Posted: 02 May 2013, 21:18
All welcome Wink