Intrigued by Nick's comments of eating a lot of fat and calories for weight loss, I mentioned on another thread that I was in the middle of trying it out. I kept a VERY detailed diary for myself, weighing very often during the day. That was interesting in and of itself. This is a (relatively) condensed version of that diary.
Anyway, I was stuck +/- 240 pounds, some of this "stuckedness" was due to my new scale being more accurate than the old one. (Darn!) I AM lower in weight than the best with my old scale, but still just seem to be hovering.
My starting point was 239.6 pounds, 34% BF per scale. I ate a 2600 calorie breakfast, 70% fats, IIRC. Ate nothing until noon the next day. I did not feel well most of the afternoon, I don't know if that was due to the total food load, fats, or what. Just groggy and lethargic and grateful there were no demands on me.
The next AM I was at 237.6, 34.6 BF. My waist was the smallest yet, an honest 44". I didn't eat until noon and then, as reported, did my first sprints out at the beach. I ate 716 calories at lunch and about the same at dinner time. I was still low in protein, so did a follow-up dinner, ending the day at 1890 calories, my usual 60% fats.
The next AM I was at 237.0! Woo hoo!
I decided to do one of the "window" IF's the next day, I ate between noon and 6:30, sort of as I wanted. I was at 2000 calories.................and then a rare, couldn't willpower through it case of the munchies. I tried pepperoncini and celery, low cal, low carb, but had to head for my mom's cashews. Ate a 1/2 cup, I'm sure. Calories:2,420, 70% fat.
This AM, up to 237.8. Bummer. Maybe that "window" IF was too long, too much like just eating all day.
Through this, I have not been drinking alcohol except for a few ounces of Couvasier last night and an ULTRA beer two days ago. I'm sure my hydration levels are very consistent, especially come the morning weigh in. Not sure what I will do today, I might sprint at the beach late AM and then pack it in for lunch and IF again.
Not sure what to make of this short term experiment, but will continue this "keep the metabolism confused" mode for at least a few more days.