rubato456's Journal, 22 March 2018

do any of you do intermittent fasting to lose weight and does it work? and what is it is exactly? i mean not eating but for how long and does it matter when you eat? curious

Diet Calendar Entries for 22 March 2018:
1736 kcal Fat: 83.07g | Prot: 67.33g | Carb: 184.27g.   Breakfast: Butter Whipped (Salted) , Thomas' Banana Bread Bagel, Smucker's Low Sugar Strawberry Preserves, The Greek Gods Black Cherry Yogurt, Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin. Lunch: Smucker's Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, Nature's Own Light Wheat Bread, Marketside Sugar Snap Peas, Golden Delicious Apples. Dinner: Egg, Roasted Almonds, Kroger Old Fashioned Oatmeal, Smucker's Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Milk, Kroger Canned Pumpkin, Alpine Fresh Blueberries, The Greek Gods Black Cherry Yogurt, Spectrum Chia Seeds, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Milk. Snacks/Other: Boiled Egg, Apple, Chop't Avocado , Somersault Snack Co. Somersaults - Cinnamon Crunch, Russell Stover Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups. more...
3263 kcal Activities & Exercise: Driving - 40 minutes, Desk Work - 7 hours, Resting - 4 hours and 26 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Music playing - 3 hours, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 54 minutes. more...
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I stalled for like 2 weeks and after I chose to eat between 9 am to 4 pm I lost more than 4 pounds in a single week. I heard that intermittent fasting works for many. BTW my target calories are between 1200~1500 with 50%↑ fat, 30% protein, and 20% carbs. I hope this helps.  
22 Mar 18 by member: leon_tsai
Thanks! Do you fast regularly or did you just do it that one time 
22 Mar 18 by member: rubato456
i do it once per week, my husband does it like 4 days/week but hes crazy. i eat only between the hours of 5pm-8pm on fridays. it helps a ton and i am actually never very hungry. i still eat healthy 50%, 30%protein 20% carb and high fiber 
22 Mar 18 by member: mandarella21
I've only been starting now and will make it a regular part of my life.  
22 Mar 18 by member: leon_tsai
I have found that by eating fewer meals I’m less hungry which made me think about this it’s weird I have period of strong hunger but then it abates and I basically lose my appetite and it difficult to eat after that  
22 Mar 18 by member: rubato456
Actually, I believe our bodies are more tolerant and adaptive to fasting than they are to overeating. Fasting is healthier and the less you eat the more you don't want to eat.  
22 Mar 18 by member: Fartblossem
You can choose to fast for as long as you want to. It’s entirely dependent on your preferences, you can fast for 8 hours, 12, 3, 6, 24, 48 etc. just incorporate the times into your week however you see fit. 
22 Mar 18 by member: DEADPOOL12345 
22 Mar 18 by member: Phil
You got it, Rubato. All good answers on this thread plus your own experience. 
22 Mar 18 by member: Draglist
I do I love it 
23 Mar 18 by member: rosio19
Cause I have a lil problem I love eating big plates of food 😋 
23 Mar 18 by member: rosio19
Before work 300 calorie breakfast... I “fast” while at work... (well not so much anymore) but I used to only drink coffee n when hungry a banana or almonds (so it was not a real real fast) and then after 3pm my big plate of food 😋 most times I even have enough calories for a lil treat 
23 Mar 18 by member: rosio19
its just narrowing your eating window during the day people do it for preference or adherence reasons. at the end of the day/week/month its all about energy balance. Whatever strategy you use to create that deficit is merely preference. 
23 Mar 18 by member: SoMuchBS
I did 18-24hr fasting a day with eating less than 500 kcal per day for 3 weeks. I lost over 10 lbs. Before that, I had done 16 hr fasting a day, eating 2 -3 meals during 9am-5pm only but I’d eaten like a champion for a month. I’d even gained 6 lbs. Which is beginning of this year. 
23 Mar 18 by member: Julie1069
Check out YouTube, Dr Eric Berg. Some great short videos (3 to 6 minutes) talking about IF and the benefits. I have been doing 4/20 for two months with great results. I eat 2 meals in a 4 hour window and fast for 20 hours. That with a workout, walking, biking, lifting weights the results are crazy. 
23 Mar 18 by member: mannypacker
I eat at 8 noon and 4:30 nothing inbetween nothing after supper so fast is from 4:30pm do 8am lost 97 pounds seems to work for me. Once you get in the mindset it is pretty much routine Good Luck!  
23 Mar 18 by member: 8Patty
I've done a little bit, but not much. I plan on experimenting with fasted weightlifting. Layman's guide to how it works, off the top: it keeps your blood sugar and therefore your insulin low so your body can use it's stored fat for energy. I've heard some say that it takes a while for your body to get used to making this switch to burning fat. In this regard, some docs use it treat Type II Diabetes. I've also heard that it increases HGH and BMR, and I have no reason to doubt it, for one thing metabolizing fat makes the body work harder. It helps psychologically because when you're feeding you have the freedom to eat what you want, you're not counting calories, and life is good. There are many ways to do it. 16 hours fasting 8 hours eating is popular. It is also roundly acknowledged to increase mental focus (after coming through a bit of a fog). I'll be lifting tomorrow fasted (16 hours; for the first time as an experiment; well that's the plan). Give it a go and see if it works for you. Oh, and if you prefer some variant of LCHF will give you about 75% of the effect (according to Dr. Fung who uses IF for his patients).  
23 Mar 18 by member: HardDaysKnight
Oh and there are contra indicators, like if you're on some meds, if you suffer from anorexia --- Somewhere I read that something like 20% of the population shouldn't do it. I could be wrong about that number, but obviously there are some cases where IF would not be a good fit.  
23 Mar 18 by member: HardDaysKnight


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