Intermittent Fasting

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by 0 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 89 · about 13 hours ago

With my background in fitness and bodybuilding I've managed to get into the best shape of my life multiple times. With that being said, I've also managed to get into terrible shape by moving from such a nutrient and caloric restriction to a "no... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 26, 2012 at 2:47 AM

Good for you on finding a sustainable approach that works well for you. (Although, to me the diet you posted does not look very sustainable.) Some Critiques first: "I want to take it to the next level and prove that you can achieve a fitness... (more)

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by 47 · about 13 hours ago

My blood sugar is usually around 250, even though I eat high-fat-low-carb, walk everywhere, and do tai chi in the mornings. Medications havent helped - after years of trying different things, the only thing that worked was fasting.I did a 24 hour... (more)

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Harry 0 · August 06, 2014 at 3:10 AM

I am in the same boat. My diabetes was controlled for seven years with Metformin. Then several things, including antibiotics made my blood sugar shoot up to around 250. (I also was off Metformin for a couple weeks.) My response was to cut carbs... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Hello everyone ..About 4 weeks ago i started with intermittent fasting combined with a massive increase in the consumption of dietary fat. Nevertheless, my carb intake didn't go quite as low as one would expect (it's pretty hard for me to do so).... (more)

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Chronic 0 · July 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Do i need to lower my carb-intake further despite a daily fasting-period of at least 20 hours? Is this still necessary for complete fat adaption and eventually for getting rid of my bad breath?I'm not sure carbs have anything to do with bad... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 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 13 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 13 hours ago

I'm on day four of trying out the Bulletproof IF method which is basically "fasting" for 18 hours with the exception of quality coffee, grass fed butter, and MCT Oil (I'm using coconut oil 'til the MCT comes in). Once the 18 hours is... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · April 22, 2014 at 5:08 PM

I tried it for 2 months, wasn't ever hungry but had very low energy, felt sluggish and my workouts suffered. Near the end of month 2, I also started to feel cold all the time and that is when I stopped the n=1 experiment b/c I was worried about... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 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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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 13 hours 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 13 hours ago

I normally do a 20/4 or sometimes a 23/1 schedule if I'm feeling saucy. However, most days I feel tired when I wake up and when I exert myself such as a lot of walking or climbing many stairs. I am unsure if I should supplement more than... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · February 28, 2014 at 8:29 PM

i could not go that long not eating without feeling like a zombie. try lengthening your eating window to maybe 6 hours and see if you feel better. i usually do an 8 hour eating window because i'm pretty active during the day and wouldn't make it... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 154 · about 13 hours ago

So, there was this study a while back in the UK where subjects were placed on an 800 calorie/day diet (600 calories from shakes and 200 from veggies). There was some success in drastically reducing blood sugar fasting levels. As I'm in the... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 0 · about 13 hours ago

Hi I have had really great results with intermittent fasting concerning my hardcore IBS. Nothing helps better than just having one meal in the evening, which is why I wanna make it a habit. My trouble now is, that I work in the morning and come... (more)

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Rio 0 · December 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

I had a similar problem at my previous job. I was fasting from 8PM until around 1-2PM the next day. My first meal would be lunch. I would workout after work, around 6. Then eat meal post-workout, and be done until lunch the next day. Worked... (more)

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