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by 0 · August 10, 2014 at 06:41 AM

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 03:10 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 · July 31, 2014 at 10:13 PM

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 128 · July 29, 2014 at 01:10 PM

I know this has been discussed before but I find it a confusing issue.I used to eat a big dinner-style breakfast with ample beef, sweet potato, and some greens, but I found it hard to eat meat three times a day because of gallbladder pains and... (more)

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by 60 · July 27, 2014 at 07:43 AM

Does anyone here do intermittent fasting by eating breakfast and lunch but no supper. I find it easier to do this because I often do exercise in the evening after work (generally martial arts classes) and it's hard to fit in a meal afterwards and... (more)

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soduq 0 · July 27, 2014 at 07:43 AM

I myself only eat breakfast, which isn't porridge, but contain lots of meat, fat and decent amount carbs. I useally eat organs as well, such as kidney, liver and tounge. On a workout day I sometimes eat something meaty in the evening. Works for me. (more)

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by 0 · April 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

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 · April 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

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 560 · April 23, 2014 at 06:00 PM

There's been a lot of talk lately on PH about protein and amino acids and their effects on health and longevity. A lot of the benefits of IF seem to be related to intermittent protein restriction leading to autophagy and some changes in... (more)

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by 0 · April 22, 2014 at 05:08 PM

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 05:08 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 · April 10, 2014 at 12:05 AM

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 · March 23, 2014 at 01:08 AM

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 03:37 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 · March 18, 2014 at 01:52 PM

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 01:52 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 · March 11, 2014 at 11:42 AM

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 · March 03, 2014 at 04:44 PM

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 03:46 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 0 · March 01, 2014 at 08:43 AM

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 08:29 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 · February 20, 2014 at 10:39 PM

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 05:21 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 · February 06, 2014 at 03:52 PM

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 03:52 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 · January 21, 2014 at 07:20 AM

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 07:20 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 · January 09, 2014 at 05:23 PM

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 05:23 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 · January 06, 2014 at 03:24 PM

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 03:24 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 · January 06, 2014 at 03:24 PM

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 03:24 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 153 · January 02, 2014 at 04:08 AM

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 02:47 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 153 · December 31, 2013 at 06:59 PM

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 · December 30, 2013 at 05:09 PM

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 05:09 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 · December 30, 2013 at 05:09 PM

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 05:09 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 · December 22, 2013 at 05:21 PM

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 05:21 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)