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by 739 · 1 minute ago

i feel cold and very shitty and low in energy after breaking the faaasstt... why is this paleo hackersss?

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Jake__2 0 · February 07, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Digestion diverts both energy and blood to the stomach and intestines. I'd hazard that you're getting cold because your blood is rushing to the stomach; I have the same thing after I eat, though it lasts just a few minutes. As for low energy, it... (more)

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by 0 · 2 minutes ago

So I'm coming off years of heavy junk food addiction that has really messed up my health, especially my digstive health. Monday I started a very pure paleo diet with grass fed beef, vegatbales, and sweet potato. I didn't have a bowel movement for... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · January 21, 2013 at 9:04 AM

If you are trying to get paristaltic action to work properly in your intestines my non-expert hunch would be that a long water fast is going to screw things up more than it would help, that ol' "use it or lose it" idea. You could try a menu... (more)

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by 5 · 2 minutes ago

Starting at Christmas time, I went from being 80/20 to probably 50/50 and have been not more than 70/30 for the past 3 weeks. I feel like my body needs to detox or something. Would fasting (say 24h) be a good way to kind of 'reset' my body and... (more)

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Angelina 0 · January 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM

If you are hungry during the time you choose to fast and don't think you are going to "make it", what about drinking green juices maybe a combo of celery, cucumber, spinach, kale and a lemon? You can drink a gallon or more of that a day and good... (more)

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by 2407 · 3 minutes ago

Leangains recommends 16 hrs of fasting. I personally feel best eating twice between 3-4pm and 7-8pm. On rest days that's it. On training days I lift 11-12pm and take whey/BCAA at the end of the workout, then eat my real food on the same... (more)

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Jonas_1 0 · January 10, 2013 at 5:19 AM

my god. why do people think their muscles are going to break down if they don't eat for a day?

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by 10 · 3 minutes ago

Hi All! I have a question regarding breakfast (or the lack of it). Some fitness gurus like Ori Hofmekler - founder of the Warrior's diet- argue that exercising on an empty stomach before eating breakfast or while fasting in general will... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 09, 2013 at 6:03 PM

The only data that's important is what works for you and your goals. I know people who do great fasted in the morning, I'm not one of them, I do great semi-fasted in the evening with a follow on carb backload. Everyone is different and has... (more)

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by 10 · 3 minutes ago

So I've been 90% primal (still love beer, dairy, and may have the occasional treat every now and again) for about 14 months now and it's great. This past week however, I've definitely strayed from my primal eating. I've eaten everything from... (more)

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CD 0 · December 31, 2012 at 6:53 PM

You don't need to fast. you need to FEAST! Make a massive primal feast for the new years. Get some grass-fed rib eyes, make a potato hash, some asparagus, whatever you like. And at new years raise a glass of beer (Dogfish Head Chicory Stout... (more)

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by 117 · 3 minutes ago

Hi, I am currently water fasting (28 days-ish) for bloating and other issues. Does anyone know what happens to gut flora in this time, in particular pathogenic flora? I have read some account of bloating to be completely gone whilst fasting only... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · January 01, 2013 at 7:46 AM

I have done extensively long water fasts before, some intentional, one was from a stomach issue that actually prevented me from eating (part of it was a fear element) but I think the important thing is to start slowing when you do reintroduce... (more)

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by 5 · 4 minutes ago

I have been Paleo for about a year, lost 55 pounds, and work out pretty hard. Weight training and some cardio. But I have completely stalled out, folks. I can't seem to lose any more fat, and can't seem to add any more muscle. I feel super... (more)

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CD 0 · December 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Dee, couple of things. First, I would really concentrate on why you have hit a plateau. During my weight loss, I hit a plateau a couple of times, at one point I added some carbs (in the form of roots and tubers) and that worked wonders. At the... (more)

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by 0 · 4 minutes ago

My friend went for a BG test in the morning 10 hrs after fasting from night and it shows a value of 96 , what does it mean ? It means that he is not diabetic ... right ? But he is on medication. May be it is showing normal becuase he is on... (more)

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eric_9 0 · December 24, 2012 at 7:51 AM

If your friend is on some type of diabetic meds, you don't mention which ones, then obviously their purpose is, by whatever way they work, to reduce blood glucose. So it is likely that the meds are having an effect. I am a type II and do not take... (more)

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by 4181 · 4 minutes ago

Is there any evidence that fasting without water is better than with? I have read things like 'one day of dry fasting is better than 3 days of water fasting', but can this be true? If it were, what is the logic? I thought water was used to clear... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · December 19, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Going without water is a very bad idea. There are no health benefits from it, only risks. People can die after just a few days without water in hot weather. It's an extremely stupid thing to do. Abstaining from food is entirely different... (more)

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by 252 · 4 minutes ago

Hey fellow PH'rs, Have a couple quick questions. To make a long story short, due to college finals and holidays and various family events, I have taken up the Body By Science workout protocol to increase strength/conditioning with minimal time... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · December 14, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Depends on your goals and your current condition. Low carb + 16h fasting + occasional 24h fasts + Body by science + college classes/finals seems like a recipe for way too much stress on your body. I wouldn't worry about a 24h fast, most of the... (more)

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by 2407 · 4 minutes ago

I've been experimenting with this. Have followed leangains 16/8 setup for 6 months with good results (11am train fasted, 12pm feed, 7pm feed). I'm not particularly anabolically inclined as it were. I've maintained and added a tiny bit of... (more)

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YoungPaleoLover 0 · December 11, 2012 at 2:46 AM

I used fasting to attune my body to fat-burning mode. Once that I felt I was a fat-burner I gave up fasting and listened to my natural hunger signals. I am a gal too and after reading about how IF may not be entirely beneficial as it is to men, I... (more)

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by 252 · 4 minutes ago

Hey fellow PH'rs, I've got a few questions regarding the topics of IF/fasting in general, carb backloading, and the role of MCT's and BCAA's. I've been following the typical 16/8 protocol for the past few weeks, as well as low carbing it (roughly... (more)

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by 825 · 4 minutes ago

i fast for 7-14 days every few months and i have improved digestion and energy afterwards. i feel bogged down after eating all types of foods so the fast is certainly welcome. does anyone else do this and do you think it's healthy?

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Mscott 0 · December 07, 2012 at 9:07 PM

This is just a theory, but if your digestion feels improved, maybe that's because you're starving off much of your gut flora. Just as some people have improved their IBS taking a course of antibiotics because they had serious problems with gut... (more)

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by 130 · 4 minutes ago

I understand there has been quite a lot of hype around fasting recently, specifically intermittent fasting, whether that's 16/8, 19/5, once/twice a week for 24 hours etc. I've recently changed from a daily 16/8 which I followed since January 2012,... (more)

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DavidHill76 0 · March 27, 2013 at 12:32 AM

I fell very ill and I thought it was mono for a while so I began to eat smaller meals. It didn't take long before I started having that typical "hunger" pain in the morning. Mind you this if after a year of IF 16/8 and fast 5 style. However,... (more)

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by 365 · 5 minutes ago

Hey there Hackers! I wanted to enquire about the process of autophagy, more specifically how protein inhibits it. I've been using intermittent fasting for about 4 months now and I enjoy it, both from a training perspective, as well as eating. I... (more)

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DavidHill76 0 · February 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Good luck ya'll. There's hardly ANY research studies on autophagy. anyone claiming to have any solid knowledge about when autophagy actually starts it's just blowin' smoke

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by 0 · 5 minutes ago

Maybe someone can explain this as normal or is it not. Just some background first. I am 57 and suspect my blood glucose levels have been high over last 2 years. I had a general health check-up 2 years ago and passed oral glucose test, but had the... (more)

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miked_2 0 · November 19, 2012 at 9:39 PM

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by 2407 · 5 minutes ago

BCAA raise insulin to a high degree. So if you take them pre training during a fasted workout session, would you not shut of the very process increased fat burning you are trying to achieve by fasted training by raising insulin? If insulin is... (more)

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KA24 0 · November 19, 2012 at 3:36 AM

The difference comes with the type of Insulin response. BCAA's will stimulate acute Insulin response from the turning on or beginning of protein synthesis. Unlike a heavy carbohydrate or carbohydrate + protein meal, BCAA's will not cause a... (more)

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by 25 · 6 minutes ago

If you eat all food within a 4 hour window, is it unhealthy to consume all vitamins and supplements during this time?

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Joe_23 0 · November 16, 2012 at 1:47 PM

In my mind it makes more sense to consume them at the same time. Particularly for fat soluble vitamins, they like to be consumed with fat for better absorption. Historically, a big meal after a kill and being sated for awhile was probably a... (more)

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by 5 · 6 minutes ago

I'm having trouble finding some concrete evidence on the efffects of IF on metabolism. Will it slow down? I was under the impression that eating small meals was the best thing to do for fat loss, but now people are fasting all day and eating 1 or... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · November 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Meal Frequency: Eating small meals is effective for weight loss if it helps you eat less food overall. IF is effective for weight loss if it helps you eat less food overall. IF or small meals in a iso-caloric environment won't do anything for... (more)

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by 0 · 6 minutes ago

I don't think it is from carbs being too low because I immediately feel better after eating just fat and protein. Please help me decipher what my body is trying to say with these mixed signals?

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Maria_8 0 · November 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM

As everyone else said, more info would help. That said, I often feel hunger more as weakness/exhaustion/brain fog and less as an actual sensation in my stomach. Eating any kind of calories solves the problem. I don't know why but it's actually... (more)

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by 158 · 6 minutes ago

Hey, I have been intermittent fasting now for about 2 months. The first 2 weeks saw about a 7 kgs weight loss, 2 to 3 kgs of which would have been "water" weight. For the rest of the time I have been stable, hovering with a few kgs. I started... (more)

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Dean_Bocari_1 0 · November 10, 2012 at 2:07 AM

Luke, Identify your goal -- how much weight do you want to lose? What is your ideal bf%? Begin exercising regularly. Per animaleater's suggestion above, do exercises such as squats, dead lifts, and bench press; in order to engage your entire... (more)

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by 50 · 6 minutes ago

I'm trying a 7-10 day fast. I may have testicular cancer, and wanted to do this while waiting to confirm with the urologist. The goal of the fast is to enter ketosis and starve cancer cells of glucose. I've been meaning to try something like... (more)

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Mscott 0 · November 02, 2012 at 8:49 PM

If you're interested at all in up-regulating autophagy, adding some fat to your fast likely won't strongly negate the effect. Turmeric probably won't either since some evidence suggests curcumin increases autophagic cancer cell death in vivo:... (more)

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by 739 · 7 minutes ago

if i weight lift in the morning and fast till 5, is it not "optimal"? or the timing dont matter as long as i get the calories?(keep in mind im trying to build size, but trying to minimizing the fat gains for my bulk) is it good for testosterone... (more)

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CD 0 · October 29, 2012 at 1:07 PM

IMO, our bodies need protein post workout. There have been several studies that show protein post workout has a significant (albeit statistical significant, perhaps not significant in the general sense) impact in muscle development. None of the... (more)

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by 748 · 7 minutes ago

Why is long term fasting not recommended? I know lots of people say that right when you start eating you will gain it all back and it will all turn to fat, but isn't that only if you overeat? If weight loss is going to happen anyway, why can't it... (more)

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coffeesnob 0 · October 28, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Amber, For a 16 year-old female, an extended period of fasting is not really healthy. Also, it seems like you are experiencing binges/overeating episodes, which may have contributed to your recent weight gain. I am very similar to you, except... (more)

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