Start Weight:(15 Jun 10) 193.0 lb
Current Weight:(09 Sep 13) 177.4 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: ktigran's own diet
performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

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Fasting and muscle loss controversy
I actually started on IF method on May 22'nd working towards longer fast period couple of days prior. It's actually not as bad as some (including me) might think. I've tried several other things before, mainly watching calorie intake and excersing, but I always platoed at one point and could not shed any more body fat off. Before starting on IF, I did do some research, and found several informative sites, forum blogs, and even actual university research periodicals on benefits of intermitent fasting on obesity, astma, strokes, diabetetes... So I took the plunge, and slowly been taking less and less calories during my fast. I usually end my meal around 7 pm before my fast starts, and don't eat again till next day's dinner around 6-7pm., followed by normal meals till the following dinner.. then start all over again. I found this schedule to be workable, and my hunger "pains" are much reduced. You may experience some headache or lighheadedness for the 1st week or so, and you should eat a small fruit or 1/2 serving of walnuts or almonds to help you, but that goes away also. Here are some places I got my information from that makes for interesting reading.


During this week (which includes Memorial Weekend trip), I lost 0.8 lb. of scale weight, 1% of Body fat, and my metabolism actually started to move up indicating some muscle gain. I actually feed great, no mood swings, headaches, lightheaded... And I hope to see some good results before my knee surgery at the end of the month, which is going to put the breaks on my gym activities for couple of weeks, so I need to at least manage my calorie intake, and IM helps you with this dramatically, since even during your normal meal days you can't eat very much portions to be satisfied as your stomach shrinks from fasting.
posted 02 Jun 2011, 11:23
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I'm not that familiar with Atkins, but what I know it's a low carb (no carb) diet plan, which means you'll loose water first when you're on low/no carb, and when you get some carbs in you, you'll retain water and see the scale move the wrong direction. I personally stopped paying attention to daily scale readings, but you see the real progress when you weigh yourself weekly (try same day, approximately same time, and after same routine). Also keep in mind, if you're working out at the same time, you may offset the scale with muscle gain, so using a fancy scale or fat caliper may compliment your scale reading and give you better hopes. From my past several experiences, usually 1st 2-3 weeks I see little results, then it starts shedding off faster. Currently, I'm on Intermittent Fasting (IM) diet with 2-3 days fasting followed by normal meals (except normal keeps getting smaller as my stomach can't handle larger portions), but average daily calorie intake is much lower than reduced calorie diet. In a week I lost 1 lb of scale weight, and 1% BF (which is more important to me). Good luck.
posted 02 Jun 2011, 10:50
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09 September 2013

15.6% BF
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15.6% BF
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