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by 1523 · about 1 hour ago

I've been following a leangains IF window of 16/8 for two months now without any changes to diet (kept it paleo I'd say around 90% of the time, given what I probably ate a couple times going out for dinner). Recently, I've been trying to at least... (more)

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Seamaster 0 · April 19, 2012 at 9:10 AM

I've been doing 23/1 IF for three months and lost 20lb. I eat one paleo meal per day. I'm male, and started out at 237lb with a goal weight of <210lb. Working great for me. YMMV.

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by 952 · about 1 hour ago

Hi all,(Please upvote if you find it interesting, this is am important question for me)Thank you for sharing it! Is there any scientific evidence to support the answer to this question?What of the following types of fasting should one do if he or... (more)

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John_11 0 · June 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

If you are curious, there are some good answers in comments here http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2014/04/alternate-day-fasting-well-researched.html

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by 598 · about 1 hour ago

This is just an n=1 report and I'm curious if others have experienced anything similar... or have some feedback about what I'm doing. For instance, I hope I'm achieving some aspects of IF without stuffing my face for 8 hours and going hungry the... (more)

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Methodician 0 · April 23, 2014 at 5:46 PM

At school, can you get away with paleo-friendly snacks? Put some macadamia nuts and raisins in your bag. Awesome combo! Costco has a good deal on Hawaiian macas but overall I think the price is overestimated. Considering how long a pound lasts,... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I've been doing a daily fasting regimen for a while now but I'm looking to switch to alternate day fasting for the extended fasting period benefits. However, in the past when I've done >24 hour fasts I've found it hard to sleep and a bit... (more)

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Desmond 0 · March 18, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Although I do not do ADF, I usually fast for ~20 hours 2x-3x per week. You might be interested to read The Perfect Health Diet...they say that fasts over 24 hours tend to have a negative effect on your immune system (and prob a few other... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I'm hoping someone with experience can help me with since because I don't know anyone else (other than me that has been successful with IF). Last May I started 16/8, 7 days a week and the weight fell off! I wasn't trying to lose weight, only... (more)

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Longtallsally 0 · March 11, 2014 at 11:42 AM

I do lift at home when I am there. I work in an office that does not offer any workout facilities, so it's just my feet on a lunch break run if I can spare the break. I did bring some resistance bands to work, but I can't do anything major as... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Do you know of any science, or other strong evidence to support one or the other approach?

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happyguy 0 · March 03, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Barry Sears, author of The Zone, is in favor of eating within a hour, here's his reasons: http://zonediet.com/blog/2010/08/eat-your-breakfast/ Also, I read on Jack Kreuse's blog, he's a fan of eating within 30 minutes for leptin... (more)

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by 208 · about 1 hour ago

Skipping Meals May Shed Lbs., Boost Brain The majority of the participants were women (20). I've noticed that every time I've mentioned IF as a good way to boost weight loss or break through a plateau someone has to mention that IF... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 22, 2013 at 5:19 AM

IF works for me. Samc is this the "website posting" to which you refer? http://www.paleoforwomen.com/shattering-the-myth-of-fasting-for-women-a-review-of-female-specific-responses-to-fasting-in-the-literature/ Perhaps Skipping Meals... (more)

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by 665 · about 1 hour ago

The other day I listened to Jimmy Moore interview with Diane Kress - author of Metabolism Miracle. I mostly agreed with what was said, but then in second part of the interview she said something that seemed strange to me. She claimed that in... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · October 23, 2013 at 3:15 PM

i dont think eating every 5 hours is grazing... assuming your awake 16 hours a day that equates to about 3 meals, which seems pretty normal imo. if you dont eat every 5ish hours your almost guaranteed to be fasting... which is not always... (more)

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by 60 · about 1 hour ago

[This is my first question, please be kind! Sorry it is a long post. And I have done some searches but couldn't find anything exactly matching my question] I know IF is a big and popular thing, and I have experimented with it a little... (more)

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JenJen 0 · October 05, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Thanks for the replies guys. I think I need to be a bit more relaxed about it to be honest - I mean that I shouldn't be fixed on forcing IF and long gaps between meals. I am beginning to think that for some women, there can be issues with... (more)

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by 30 · about 1 hour ago

Hi everyone, I feel so lost in the world so prepare for a rant: For 7 or so months I was a pretty strict vegan, mostly raw verging on fruitarian. My diet was literally 80% carbs and I'd been practically brainwashed into thinking that protein was... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · June 11, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Not much time for a comprehensive answer, just wanted to say: forget about IF for now and get yourself a huge breakfast. Be sure you have a lot of protein, some fat and just few carbs, veggies or a little bit of starchy tubers will be fine. You... (more)

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by 140 · about 2 hours ago

So I have been doing IF for a week but tomorrow I have said to a friend I would go to a spinning class at 7am. Normally I wouldn't eat my first meal until 12pm. My question is, tomorrow if I am doing 45mins of quite intense cardio at 7am, should... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · April 29, 2013 at 1:46 AM

if it were me, i'd fast and then eat my meal afterwards even if that means eating earlier than usual.

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by 20 · about 2 hours ago

I've been lifting for a while now, and ready to turn the switch to making fat loss my primary goal, as opposed to strength. I just had by BF checked last week, and it came back at 28% (180lbs lean, 70lbs fat). Obviously this is way too high. I... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · April 01, 2013 at 8:36 PM

I think if you're 28% BF your diet probably sucks as is and getting relatively strict on any program would give you some results. Everybody is different. Martin has written that he hasn't found IF to be necessary until people are dealing with... (more)

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by 41 · about 2 hours ago

okay so I did some poor planning here but I have a huge exam (NMLS, to become a licensed mortgage originator) tomorrow at NOON. I have been Intermittent Fasting for the past year (I have maybe eat before noon 4-5 times in the past year). I... (more)

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · March 16, 2013 at 12:25 AM

why are you so scared to eat breakfast? Your entire existence b4 starting I.F. prolly consisted of eating breaky shortly after waking. Dont sweat it :) eat some breaky, do you test and worry about IF'ing another day. Youre not gonna undo an entire... (more)

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by 27 · about 2 hours ago

Hey, I tried doing IF for only a few days... I know I've read good things about it, but I'm a bit skeptical. You hear so much with your metabolism that you should eat every 3-4 hours. Now personally, I don't believe that nor have I ever tried... (more)

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raydawg 0 · March 11, 2013 at 11:44 AM

There are different protocols for different things. If you've got issues with leptin, then eating 30-50g of protein (3x-4x that amount in actual meat) is used as a leptin reset. You shouldn't do this with IF. I've tried this for a while, and... (more)

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by 1232 · about 2 hours ago

I try to incorporate intermittent fasting without obsessing about it. My usual eating window is 6 hours, sometimes 5. Generally, I just try to stop eating by 5/6pm. I am interested in learning more about autophagy. I read a comment recently saying... (more)

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · March 07, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Maybe try changing things up a bit..everything works till it stops working. It seems our bodies get used to routine so sometimes changing things up is a good idea. Be it through exercie or meal timings or whatever. You could try doing a fast for... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Not sure if I'm quite wording this right since there are so many different concepts. But I was curious if there would be any benefit in a combination to get in better shape as far as losing fat and trying to build muscle? Was thinking of about 3... (more)

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Zara 0 · March 03, 2013 at 9:11 AM

No, IF won't automatically make you enter ketosis. For the body to use ketones as it's primary source the glycogen stores needs to be depleted and it's not certain that will happen during your IF period. and to be honest, the first days on... (more)

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by 699 · about 2 hours ago

I've been intermittent fasting for about a week (small meal after my morning workout, then a larger meal in the evening). I've noticed I've naturally woken up earlier than usual this week and not felt tired despite getting less than 8 hours of... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · August 27, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Another possibility is the conditioned expectation of insomnia is actually Palaeolithic polyphasic sleep expressing itself now you aren't so exhausted as to need 8 hours in a single block. I found the first weeks after I drastically improved my... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours 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 1232 · about 2 hours ago

I'm currently drinking a mug of "hot chocolate" (made with coconut oil, raw cacao powder and hot water) and wondering if this could be a good bulletproof substitute for those who can't stomach coffee. I drink green tea with a tsp of coconut oil... (more)

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CD 0 · January 07, 2013 at 5:38 PM

If that is all you are putting in it (i.e. no sweeteners) than it's probably fine. I am not on the "Bulletproof" train, but plenty of people seem to like it. PHD is a fan of chocolate --... (more)

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by 224 · about 2 hours ago

I am interested in any opinions regarding ideal frequency and timing of meals. I personally have been consuming two meals per day for a few months, with the bigger meal being breakfast a few hours after waking up. However I am noticing issues with... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · November 19, 2012 at 9:03 PM

If you have problems after eating a large meal than why not eat smaller meals and 3 or 4 times a day? I think eating only one meal would make it even worse since that meal would have to be huge.

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by 220 · about 2 hours ago

Okay I am a 32 year old female who is trying IF with bulletproof coffee. I have done it in the morning twice and love it so no problems there. My questions are: How often is this done? Daily? Every other? As much as one wants? On the website... (more)

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Debbie__1 0 · November 13, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I do bulletproof coffee when I feel like it. sometimes ill do breakfast instead, it depends on the fast and my mood. As for your eating window, do what works for you. Who said by 8pm? what website? If you eat at 10pm adjust your next fast. Its... (more)

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by 25 · about 2 hours ago

Hi everyone, I am new here- have been eating paleo for several months now but somehow missed this awesome site. So, I am hoping to get some advice and looking forward to participating in the community. I'm currently eating low carb strict paleo.... (more)

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August 0 · October 15, 2012 at 7:23 PM

You don't have to eat right after a workout. There is even some suggestion that holding off is helpful for most people (most people not being athletes). After working out, growth hormone begins to rise. It takes about an hour for it to peak,... (more)

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by 189 · about 2 hours ago

I've been working on a 90/10 compliant paleo diet with IF with a once-a-day evening meal for about 4 months. In general it has been working great, my weight is down 27 lbs and is still dropping. However, every once in a while I notice that I get... (more)

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blueaji 0 · October 15, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I too had the same thing happen with IF after about 4 months. I would happen to me in the evenings. My normal personality is completely opposite from how I would feel, but I would literally feel like ripping someones head off. It scared me... (more)

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by 298 · about 2 hours ago

I've heard that adults should eat at least 30g of protein at each of 3 meals for optimal muscle maintenance. The theory goes, that your body can't store protein, so if you go too long with out it, your body will recycle muscle For those of you... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · September 12, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I threw everything I thought I knew about protein instake out the window. Things such as X# of grams per pound of bodyweight, only absorb this much per session, etc. I follow the LeanGains approach daily and often throw in a 24 hour fast once... (more)

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by 144 · about 2 hours ago

I keep reading about IF but can anyone tell me a) How long (as in hours/days) you do it for b) Is it literally eating nothing at all . . . what about drinks etc Sorry if it seems a silly question, I did a few searches but couldn't seem to find... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · July 13, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Evienne, this is a good place to start: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fasting-questions-answers/#axzz20XIST3Dr. Sisson covers the basics, answers some very commonly asked questions and also gets into some good detail. There's no single answer... (more)

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