Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Hey there,  Long time reader, first time poster... I've been strict paleo for a little over a year now: moderate to low-carb (50-100g), high fat and high protein on training days and moderate protein on rest days.  I've been doing IF... (more)

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by 83 · about 12 hours ago

I'm currently tapering off a high fat diet and including more carbs in an attempt to drop my LDL (also switched to seafood/mono-unsaturated as my protein/fat sources) last night i ate about 2-300g carbs (cassava is dense!) about... (more)

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CD 0 · September 18, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Probably not.  Most likely its due to the dietary a change, and your body being thrown out of homeostasis.   Evolutionarily speaking, a change to dietary input could signal a change to available food resources.... (more)

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by 140 · about 12 hours ago

I am writing this on behalf of my mum. She is 52, and she has thyroid problems which she thinks prevents her from losing weight. She has an active job and does exercise classes a few times a week. She has been trying different diets for years... (more)

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Nancy_25 0 · June 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I'm 53 and was just having mild thyroid numbers. Naturopath put me on thyroid meds and told me to stay away from grains and potatoes. I have lost 16 pounds and finally feeling great. I don't count calories at all.

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by 695 · about 12 hours ago

I've been using intermittent fasting for the last week (One 24 hour fast in addition to a 12 hour fast daily) and have experienced dramatically increased mood, at times I'm euphoric. I no longer have blood sugar drops after a few hours like I used... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · August 04, 2012 at 8:52 AM

There are a couple of similar threads: 4 days on VLC - suddenly feels happy? Low Carbs - Coincidence? Some possible reasons could include: blood sugar regulation, so you don't have the bad moods that come with hypoglycemia better access to... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I am a 20 year old female and starting paleo (again) today. My question is what is the best eating schedule to paleo diet? I have read many things, some saying to eat every 3 hours to keep your metabolism burning, and some saying to eat only... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · April 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

i personally have an 8 hour eating window but if i'm hungry outside of that to the point i'm dizzy, then i eat.

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by 60 · about 12 hours ago

I typically Intermittent fast (leangains style) 16-18 hours every weekday with a 6-8 hour eating window. I've incorporated raw potato starch into my diet, but I think I might be breaking my fast by ingesting the potato starch first thing in... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · April 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

One of the major benefits of fasting is resting the digestive system so I wouldn't, I don't eat anything at all until my stomach is asking for food, it just makes sense to me. If your fasting then don't eat anything or it isn't fasting, even... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Is it okay to do intermittent fasting if you have digestive issues? I've only been doing it three times a week, and only until lunch, but yesterday I had a problem. I pushed back eating until nearly 2pm, just due to the timing if my day. After... (more)

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samanthaalys 0 · April 09, 2014 at 10:27 AM

There are some of the other facts to be considered for intermittent fasting. It results in sleeplessness, irregular periods anxiety and other symptoms hormone dysregulations. Other issues are low calorie, which results in low energy, stress, and... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I am an avid CrossFit-er and have been eating Paleo for a little over a year now. I have recently decided it's time to lean out just a bit more and see how fasting helps with body recomposition as well as gains in my lifts/metabolic conditioning... (more)

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ikicksit 0 · February 18, 2014 at 5:21 PM

For me in a fasted state (16-18 hrs) I can bang out a heavy squat strengthening program FS: 3x10, BS: 3x10 and vice versa (for example) followed by a 15-20 min WOD. I have been teetering in and out of a ketogenic state for a few months now... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I've just started intermittent fasting and am hearing different things when it comes to working out. Should I just do one HIIT a day while my body is still in fasting mode, or can I do more than that later on in the day, and if so when would be... (more)

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slsmoot123 0 · February 06, 2014 at 3:52 PM

@lucy_727 I should clarify that I'm doing a juice fasts and not a pure fast or water fast.

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I've been eating Paleo (plus dairy.. Primal?) for 2 1/2 weeks now and already have lost 10 pounds. Started at 228 lbs and am now 218. Initial goal is 180. Aside from my bout of "low-carb" flu for a couple of days, I'm doing quite fine.. No... (more)

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RonBurgundy 0 · January 21, 2014 at 7:20 AM

My understanding is that there are different approaches to IF. The one that made most sense to me was not skipping any meals, just eating all 3 meals a day but compressed into a narrower window of time, say a 6 hour window. Thereby you get all... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

when i'm in a fast i get really bad breath. most of the time i fast for 16-20 hours. what can it be? detoxification, ketosis, or someting else? thanks

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raydawg 0 · January 06, 2014 at 3:24 PM

You're in ketosis, but your body isn't yet adapted to burning ketones (and fat), it will go away after a while if you stick to it, once it does, you'll know you're fat adapted. You might even experience the dreaded "low carb flu" until you... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

when i'm in a fast i get really bad breath. most of the time i fast for 16-20 hours. what can it be? detoxification, ketosis, or someting else? thanks

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raydawg 0 · January 06, 2014 at 3:24 PM

You're in ketosis, but your body isn't yet adapted to burning ketones (and fat), it will go away after a while if you stick to it, once it does, you'll know you're fat adapted. You might even experience the dreaded "low carb flu" until you... (more)

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by 154 · about 12 hours ago

So, there was this study - http://bit.ly/1dRXIbp - a while back in the UK where subjects were placed on an 800 calorie/day diet (600 calories from shakes and 200 from veggies, spread throughout the day). There was some success in drastically... (more)

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astrologychick 0 · January 02, 2014 at 2:47 AM

I did this for a long time, although not for healthy reasons or in a healthy way. About 10 years ago when I was modelling I used to only eat one time a day and that meal would be pretty moderate - 10 pcs of sushi for example. But I was eating... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Are coke zero, sugar free mints/gum allowed during 'fasting' state? I noticed that each sugar free gum piece has 3-4 calories, will consuming this kick me out of 'fasted' state and entering 'fed' state?

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James_3 0 · December 30, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Depends on what you mean by fasting (there's different aspects that people follow for it). In general, fasting = not taking in any calories. However, some of the info based on autophagy indicates you can take in limited fats, but no carbs. ... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Are coke zero, sugar free mints/gum allowed during 'fasting' state? I noticed that each sugar free gum piece has 3-4 calories, will consuming this kick me out of 'fasted' state and entering 'fed' state?

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James_3 0 · December 30, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Depends on what you mean by fasting (there's different aspects that people follow for it). In general, fasting = not taking in any calories. However, some of the info based on autophagy indicates you can take in limited fats, but no carbs. ... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Ok let's say i've finished my last meal at 5pm on Monday and break my fast on Tuesday at 5pm. Hypothetically let's say during that fed state i've consumed in the same amount of calories my body expenditures out daily, will i still lose fat? Or... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · December 22, 2013 at 5:21 PM

You WILL lose weight. Its as simple as that. Calories in calories out would make sense only if the human body was a robot, a car or some other mechanical machine. We, however, are not, we are biological machines which have hormones that dictate... (more)

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by 198 · about 12 hours 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 0 · about 12 hours ago

Looking for some answers regarding BP-IF that I haven't been able to find... Looking to incorporate this into my regimen 2-3 days/week. So, first off, can I still benefit from doing BP-IF 2-3x per week as opposed to every day? next, how... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 05, 2013 at 8:21 PM

@Bethany4 I use Ruta Maya, mainly because it's organic, from Mexico (Dave said the ones from Central America are less moldy on a podcast), and they're a lot cheaper... also found it at Costco occasionally. I think it's the process that... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Since a few weeks I'm doing IF to lose a few pounds by just skipping breakfast and eat regularly (paleo) lunch and dinner. I don't eat more, I don't snack. The result is that I'm not losing weight but instead I'm gaining it. How can I... (more)

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paleot 0 · October 12, 2013 at 6:05 AM

How often are you weighing yourself and how much are you gaining? "A few pounds" is easily the difference between when I wake up and after I eat dinner, or how much water I've been drinking lately. If you're consuming less calories and you're... (more)

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by 354 · about 12 hours ago

After going the paper/Excel route, I now tracking my macronutrients w/an Android app (FatSecret). It has many plusses, but now that I've switched my food strategy to LeanGains (a mashup of intermittent fasting and cyclical keto), I need an app... (more)

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by 30 · about 12 hours ago

Hey all just hoping someone can help me clear the air on this one. I've been practicing IF for about a week and a half in the form of 8 hour feeding windows and 16 hour fasts with one 24 hour fast per week. Not sure exactly if that is "OK" but I... (more)

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Cameron_4 0 · August 29, 2013 at 3:38 PM

The more I think about it the more I think that I may be taking the wrong approach to all of this. I think a 24 hour fast 1-2 x a week may be more manageable, and fit in with my "schedule" much better. I feel that over complicating things takes... (more)

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by 21 · about 12 hours ago

guys i will do intermittent fasting. 16/8..but i m confused like what should i drink...can i drink only 50 ml milk with tea/coffee during intermittent fasting,,,???if i have 50 ml milk with tea or coffee..will my body be in intermittent fasting? (more)

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eric_9 0 · August 29, 2013 at 5:41 PM

I use herbal teas, no sweeteners.

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

I have an injury to my chest/back/ribs that I'm currently waiting on xrays from my doctor to diagnose. It could be costochondritis, thorasic radiculitis or something else but bottom line is it sucks. It happened from Crossfit about 6 months ago... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · July 21, 2013 at 5:49 AM

A good plate of meat or such will do the same thing, or more. :)

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by 35 · about 12 hours ago

I incorporate the Paleo lifestyle the best I can. I eat mostly paleo-friendly meals, do a full body curcuit 2-3 times a week and fast intermittently everyday. Still, I also consume cannabis regularly (sometimes during my fast), but I manage to... (more)

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Bradach 0 · July 17, 2013 at 10:24 PM

The books of Wade Davis are very interesting on this subject; paleolithic peoples are almost always using some type of psychoactive or at least mood altering leaf or plant for ritual, relaxation, diplomatic gesture and other reasons. The... (more)

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by 161 · about 12 hours ago

I know that IF is all over the place but I was trying to find resources and articles on what I am proposing. It's summer and I am trying to lean out a bit for a vacation I have coming up :) I have done this for a week so far with seemingly... (more)

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Mash 0 · July 08, 2013 at 3:57 PM

A couple of things, not criticisms just points of interest. Careful you don't go too low on calories over the whole week. By that I mean if you are doing a 6-hour feeding window, get your day's calories plus workout calories in that window. If... (more)

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