Intermittent Fasting

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by 0 · about 9 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 695 · about 9 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 9 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 0 · about 9 hours ago

I am a 37 yr old male, 15% body fat, 180lbs. Eat 95% Paleo, no dairy. My 5% comes in the form of night time sugar. Dried Fruit, the occasional tablespoon or two of chocolate chips, or my own home made Paleo Cookies (Prune, Almond Meal &... (more)

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Keith_1 0 · January 31, 2011 at 5:51 AM

Cut out the dried fruit, cookies, chocolate chips, and apples. Get a copy of Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe and follow his program instead of the one you are using now. It doesn't matter how much you have lifted weights in the past. For now... (more)

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by 47 · about 9 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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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 9 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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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 9 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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Assuming I'm not working out until 4pm, are there any negatives in having a scoop of whey protein isolate powder (25g protein, 125 cal) around 8am, if my actual meal isn't until 11am? I generally follow an IF approach: eat between 11a-7pm,... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · March 18, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Fasting means to abstain from food (anything with calories, either solid or liquid). If you eat something that has calories, you are not fasting. Call it something else, but just don't call it fasting. It also annoys me when the raw vegans talk... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours 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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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 9 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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Okay so I just recently decided to implement IF. I work second shift and workout in the morning. I fast after my dinner break at work at 6pm, go to bed at midnight, and work out after a cup of coffee. Normally about 14-15 hours, i try to push it... (more)

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Desmond 0 · January 09, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Typically post work out should be heavy carbs and protein, not necessarily fat. The meal sounds good, but you might want to add in some other high-protein meat along with the bacon. Definitely keep the pumpkin and sweet potatoes...I always... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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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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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Hi. I've just started IF and I am getting the same euphoria that you described in one of your posts. Did you ever get to the bottom of the science behind it. Just that I really would love to know what foods I can eat beforehand to help... (more)

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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 9 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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