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Intermitent Fasting. Your thoughts?
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Starchaser

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Join Date: 10/18/2009 | Posts: 432

So Intermittent Fasting has peaked my interest lately, what with Jollys 21s Convention speech, Michael Mosely's BBC Horizon programme on the subject and Dave Aspreys podcasts. Been trying it now for a few weeks and I swear I feel better. What are peoples thoughts? Does this stuff work for you? Or all this placebo? Feel free to divulge any knowledge, whether from your own personal expereince or things you've read
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AmericanZombie

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Was following "The Bullet Proof Diet" to the T for about 2 months.. lost a lot of weight from it... then had to get surgery and sorta fell off track, but now I'm back on it.

I do intermittent fasting about 5 days a week w/coffee most every morning.. I have an eating window from 12pm - 8pm.

I haven't dove too deep into the philosophies of it.. but I think it's makes pretty good sense to allow your body a large amount of time to process and digest your food, before you stuff your face again.

With the Standard American Diet.. most people are constantly eating from wake to sleep...  whether large meals or snacks.. Can't imagine that being healthy to have your digestive system constantly processing food.

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So Intermittent Fasting has peaked my interest lately, what with Jollys 21s Convention speech, Michael Mosely's BBC Horizon programme on the subject and Dave Aspreys podcasts. Been trying it now for a few weeks and I swear I feel better. What are peoples thoughts? Does this stuff work for you? Or all this placebo? Feel free to divulge any knowledge, whether from your own personal expereince or things you've read
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Popinjay

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I've experienced problems (adrenal fatigue etc) with regular IF similar to what is discussed in this article, check it out

http://www.charlespoliquin.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/971/The_Pros_and_Cons_of_Intermittent_Fasting_.aspx
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LAgamerLad

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Join Date: 10/07/2012 | Posts: 14

 What are your goals for taking it? I know people trying to put on mass who have tried it and said it had negative affects on their results.. Not really sure in relation to losing weight
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Lotus.SD

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Join Date: 02/24/2013 | Posts: 128

 Been doing IF for almost a year. Extreme amounts of energy and little bodyfat %. Not recomended if you wany to gain muscle though. As far as health goes it has benifits but little research has been done on it. I only do it because of littld time tbh
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Liam_Anthony

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 Starving yourself is never good. It's a fad. 

Liam
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Kindred

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G Bizz

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Works wonders. Been doing it  for weight loss purposes for probably 5 weeks now. Eating window usually from 10-6, but I went a stretch w/ a 4hr eating window and the fat just melted off, 3+ lbs a week eating @ 1k deficit per day. Lost about 30lbs so far in 9 weeks.

I dunno if it's placebo, but I'm losing weight faster than I should be with the amount of calories going in vs out.

I coupled this with a-once-week cheat day as well, eating whatever and however much I want, every Wednesday from 10-6. For me it works great to curb the cravings during the week. I call it "Controlled Binging" and its wonderful because I feel little to no guilt afterwards. On Thursday, I'm back on regular schedule.

I got all of my advice from the HodgeTwins. Check out their FastingTwins channel if you never heard of/are maybe interested in IF. Just the time you save alone from only having to worry about food for 4-8 hours of the day makes it totally worth it. My energy is also constant throughout the day.



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