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  • Hello from Henlow, England

    Hi all

    I'm newly-joined and looking around.

    I have read the book, although I need to put more of it into practice and I need to learn (and understand) lots more. Intermittent Fasting is where I want to explore now and I'm pretty sure this is a safe place to have a go

    I am more cave-woman than carb-woman, which is really my natural eating of choice but I do succumb, at odd times, to a fresh home-baked loaf of bread. Ideally I wouldn't make it but hubby is of the 'a bit of everything' is fine attitude.

    Oh yes, the other tripper-up is red wine

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    I also want to learn more about Intermittent Fasting. Good luck..

    Bratch

    44 Male 5'9"
    Start 276
    Presently 248
    1st Goal 200
    Ultimate goal 180.

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    • #3
      Good luck to you too Bratch

      Hampshire, Gary! I lived there for a few years - loved it so much. Friday is red wine day

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Piskie View Post
        Oh yes, the other tripper-up is red wine
        As I wanted and still do want, to lose weight, I count calories to make sure that I don't indulge too much. I fully understand that the numbers are only an approximation but they are a reasonable guide. My indulgences are medicinal dark chocolate every day and red wine three days a week. I just add them into my calorie mix and I am consistently losing a pound or more per week. I chose that amount because I do love my food and I honestly believe that losing weight should be slow and steady rather than fast and erratic.

        I started HIT strength training yesterday and my shoulders ache a bit this morning. I will probably try intermittent fasting when I am totally sure that I am burning fat and not sugar etc. Mind you, I am finding that even though I get hungry, I do not get "starving" before meals as I used to.
        Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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        • #5
          I'm still cloudy on the 'burning fat or sugar' issue

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          • #6
            Hi Piskie, love your profile pic

            Have had a bottle of wine this week, (over 2 nights) and some 85% choc, i don't think any eating plan is sustainable if you can't have the odd treat here and there, is nice to know that red wine is ok to have on PB...

            there's a post by Mark Sisson about fat/sugar burning on his daily blog "What does it mean to be fat-adapted"...am still finding my way round this site and like you still need to clarify a few things...still slightly worried about having a heart attack from the amount of fat i'm eating!

            thanks for replying to my first post too, am a bit of a gobby-but-shy one so is all a bit tentative until i get my confidence, after that i'll probably get really annoying with the amount of posts i'll be doing

            happy days

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            • #7
              Definitely not annoying me - nor can I imagine you will! For a self-confessed newbie to fora you are very easy to interact with

              \o/ for the new Brit Birds

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              • #8
                \o/ too, we could start a mini mexican wave

                How are you getting on with PB?

                My girl went to her dad's yesterday for the weekend and i felt i deserved a treat so got a bottle of red...normally i can only drink half but last night i finished if off...and then have a huge craving for garlic bread...so chopped up loads of garlic in a huge dollop of (organic) butter and got 2 rounds of those warburtons sandwich pockets (my girl is going to have something different for lunch on monday lol)......it was so delicious but then freaked out a bit about it...

                got some good advice from the guys on the nutrition forum though...is all a learning curve isn't it, back to clean eating today...

                got some liver in the fridge as it was cheap and full of protein but not sure i can deal with it when i have a hangover lol!

                what food do you have planned for the day? I'm a nosey neighbour

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                • #9
                  o/ <--British wave!

                  Hi Piskie!
                  Went primal for the weight loss, stayed for the quality of life!

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                  • #10
                    Intermittent fasting? Is it like having less food often rather than a typical breakfasts and lunches?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kiltgirl View Post
                      How are you getting on with PB?
                      I'm totally ashamed to say I have polished off a bottle of red (to myself) and several 25g bags of crisps - no excuse, no idea why ....bums

                      Originally posted by rhiarti View Post
                      o/ <--British wave!
                      Yaay \o


                      Originally posted by lovinYou View Post
                      Intermittent fasting? Is it like having less food often rather than a typical breakfasts and lunches?
                      I don't think it's about having less food often - more about going longer without food - or that is my take on it, but please don't listen to me, listen to someone who knows of what they speak

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                      • #12
                        Yup, Piskie is spot on. Intermittent fasting is simply extended periods without food. Assume you're already fasting for at least eight hours a day while you sleep, and take it from there. You'll find a lot of information on fasting in the forums and Mark's articles, so I won't go into too much detail on the whys and wherefores here. The most common are either going 24 hours without food once or twice a week, or going 16 hours without food on a daily basis (half of which is spent asleep, remember), limiting your eating window to 8 hours a day.
                        Went primal for the weight loss, stayed for the quality of life!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Piskie View Post
                          I'm still cloudy on the 'burning fat or sugar' issue
                          Hi from sunny yorkshire. Mark did a piece on fat burner or sugar burner " If you can handle missing meals and are able to go hours without getting ravenous and cranky (or craving carbs), you’re likely fat-adapted."



                          Read more: What Does it Mean to Be Fat-Adapted? | Mark&#039;s Daily Apple

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                          • #14
                            oooh thanks Madog - that sounds like I am 'fat-adapted

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                            • #15
                              Hello from Oxfordshire! It'd be real nice to have a UK-specific local board that we can use to share paleo-friendly supplier information!

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