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February 12, 2013 5:07 AM
Is anyone else currently intermittent fasting? I am doing a 16hr off 8 hr but not dieting. Plz share what you are doing and results.
February 12, 2013 5:23 AM
results?!

YOU WANT RESULTS?!!!

BOOOMM!!!!

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thats 3 months right there!! 16/8 fasting!!!

30 lbs burned straight up!!!
February 12, 2013 5:25 AM
I was doing 20/4 but now it's more like 18/6 because I increased my calories for bulking. I lost weight on it while adding muscle but now I want to focus more on adding muscle. I think it will be useful for minimizing fat gains on a bulk.
February 12, 2013 5:27 AM
If you want picture results though here you go:

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February 12, 2013 5:27 AM
QUOTE:

results?!

YOU WANT RESULTS?!!!

BOOOMM!!!!


thats 3 months right there!! 16/8 fasting!!!

30 lbs burned straight up!!!


Nice job!

I tried 16/8 a few months back but it didnt work for me with the times i am able to actually eat. I'm so hectic at work some days it's easier to grab something in the morning and not the afternoon which would totally throw out my post workout meal (as i don't workout until 7-8pm!)

May revisit though as it seems to be a great way to lose body fat.
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February 12, 2013 5:28 AM
You look great so I am curious. I am assuming you only eat for 8 hours out of the day and fast for 16 ? If so how many calories do you consume during your 8 hours on? I have heard of the 5/2 but not this method. Will you share a little more information please..
Thanks
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February 12, 2013 5:28 AM
Learn to eat healthy and you won't need to fast.
February 12, 2013 5:28 AM
Strated a 16/8 on Sunday/Monday - been super hungry today, but have now used all my calories etc at 1.30pm so it's gonna be more like a 20/4 today for me :(

How have others done it - made sure that you evenly space out your intake throughout the 8 hours?
February 12, 2013 5:29 AM
I'm curious about this too but worried the effects on a women's body and hormones.

Women, did it mess up your cycles or hormones doing this?
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February 12, 2013 5:30 AM
I'm doing the 5:2.... 2 days a week I eat 500 calories, the other 5 days I eat whatever I want. But by whatever I want, I mean I still make healthy choices because I love my body and want it to last :)
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February 12, 2013 5:31 AM
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I'm doing the 5:2.... 2 days a week I eat 500 calories, the other 5 days I eat whatever I want. But by whatever I want, I mean I still make healthy choices because I love my body and want it to last :)


^^^ this is awesome!!!!! the world should DO IT!!!
February 12, 2013 5:31 AM
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Learn to eat healthy and you won't need to fast.


This is about being healthy - in a primal way - its not about binge eating or any other kind of disorder - you do eat healthILY during the 8 hours feeding time, but also then give your body time to recover, process, digest and assimilate the foods you have consumed. Perhaps a little research may go a long way:

leangains.com
February 12, 2013 5:32 AM
I read last week (on ross training I believe) that current studies on IF are stating that women should not do more than 16/8 whereas men can do more but not everyday (16/8 seems to be ok for both though)
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February 12, 2013 5:33 AM
sorry not ross training but here:
http://joshsgarage.typepad.com/articles/2013/02/is-intermittent-fasting-bad-for-women.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Lose-Stubborn-Fat+%28Lose+Stubborn+Fat%21%29
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February 12, 2013 5:34 AM
QUOTE:

Learn to eat healthy and you won't need to fast.


I do both, u mad bro?
February 12, 2013 5:34 AM
I've been doing the 16/8 for over a week.
Even after a lot of cheating it seems like just by eating on a different schedule
my metabolism has sped way up.
My husband noticed a hug difference yesterday morning.
  14129468
February 12, 2013 5:35 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Learn to eat healthy and you won't need to fast.


I do both, u mad bro?


Lol

Eating in an 8hour window is not unhealthy.
This isn't biblical status fasting we're talking about here...
  14129468
February 12, 2013 5:38 AM
I gave it a shot and it wasn't for me but have had great results without it. Meal timing has nothing to do with weight loss and fasting is no shortcut to success. I see to many people on here try IF because they think it has magic powers when it comes to weight loss. best of luck man.
February 12, 2013 5:38 AM
I want to start it, I'm just not sure I fully understand it all...

I'd do 5 full days of eating 'normally' - ie still making my healthy choices yadayada. The other two days are 500 cal only.

Are there any restrictions? How many cal should you stick to on the 5 days? Will your body get used to it, and pile on fat once you go back to regular eating? (Obviously not junk food and that malarky because I know this causes you to gain!!)

I have read lots of information, however I can't find the answers to these questions!

The results I've seen are amazing - and it doesn't seem like it would be all that hard to do??..... she says now....ohwell
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February 12, 2013 5:40 AM
QUOTE:

I've been doing the 16/8 for over a week.
Even after a lot of cheating it seems like just by eating on a different schedule
my metabolism has sped way up.
My husband noticed a hug difference yesterday morning.

Meal timing and frequency has no effect on your metabolism. The Thermic Effect of Food is the same if you eat 8 small meals or 2 Big meals daily.
February 12, 2013 5:43 AM
Based on the way my body feels, and the results I've gotten thus far,
I highly disagree.
  14129468
February 12, 2013 5:44 AM
QUOTE:

I want to start it, I'm just not sure I fully understand it all...

I'd do 5 full days of eating 'normally' - ie still making my healthy choices yadayada. The other two days are 500 cal only.

Are there any restrictions? How many cal should you stick to on the 5 days? Will your body get used to it, and pile on fat once you go back to regular eating? (Obviously not junk food and that malarky because I know this causes you to gain!!)

I have read lots of information, however I can't find the answers to these questions!

The results I've seen are amazing - and it doesn't seem like it would be all that hard to do??..... she says now....ohwell


there are loads of books on the 5:2 plan. On amazon in particular I know they have a bunch of free/super cheap kindle books (theyre like £1-£3 some are free in the best sellers range) so perhaps read one of those before trying anything.

that said, i do have a friend who is quite petite, not a lot of body fat and she has been loing consistently on this 5:2 plan and she said she feels a lot better for it.

I think I myself would struggle eating 500 cals for 2 days, but never say never. I might give it a go.


re 16/8 IF - check out leangains.com

there is SO MUCH useful information on there for calculating your BMR and basically talks you through it as if you were an idiot which is great!
  10011630
February 12, 2013 5:46 AM
I have researched IF, read several protocols, and I have decided to try a variation between Leangains and Renegade. I will extend my fast from sleeping to 14 hours, will train fasted in am w/ black coffee and BCAAs. Will eat 1/2 carbs during first post workout meal, the rest the last meal of day. mostly protein and fat for afternoon snack-meal. On non-training days, will eat slightly less carbs and eat them later in the day. my overall food and calorie goals will remain the same. I'm essentially skipping breakfast first thing in morning and training fasted. No other changes. Not "painful" to me at all. I am against fasting per se ..but this approach is less radical (to me) than Warrior or Eat Stop Eat.

Will stay this course for a month, then re-assess.

I'm using IF as a tweak to aid me in meeting a specific goal ...these last 15 pounds / recomposition. I'm at 28% BF and would like to be at 22%.

I will be blogging about it .... Summary of my research as to why I've decided to TWEAK with IF, and will also report on my progress in a month.

Jen

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/harlanJEN
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February 12, 2013 5:46 AM
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February 12, 2013 5:48 AM
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Based on the way my body feels, and the results I've gotten thus far,
I highly disagree.

Just stating FACTS ;-) just like how people say the opposite and that you need to eat 6 small meals a day to boost your metabolism. meal timing plays no role in that at all. Eating enough and exercising will speed your metabolism.

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