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  • #16
    The best way to go about fasting is to jump right into it. It make take a week or two to get used to it, but if you're having trouble, drink black coffee. It helps. A lot. Especially you're productivity.

    I don't time my meals exactly, but I'll never eat until at least noon. And I'm used to it now, so it doesn't feel weird. In fact, it's awesome not having another decision to make in the morning of what to eat.
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    • #17
      I would disagree with feren6 and say make sure that you are not eating so many carbs (whatever that level is for your body) that your body can't easily switch over to fat-burning when the carbs run out. I think you know you are at that point when you NATURALLY forget about eating a meal. Just, oops, it's dinner time, how did that happen?

      Starting fasting when your body is still crying out for energy NOW and doesn't know how to get it, seems like you are setting yourself up for misery or failure.

      And while coffee can be a good tool, if you NEED it to make it, you aren't ready yet.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Ripped View Post
        The other good benefit you will get from fasting is knowing that your life doesn't have to evolve around food. Skip a meal if you want and only good things will happen from it. You'll have plenty of time to do other things, fat loss will occur along with improved health, and you'll enjoy your main meals a lot more.
        The one "downside" of Primal and eating one (or two) big meal(s) a day is that I spend a LOT of time in the kitchen cooking and eating. Like probably 1.5 hours every day on average I would guess. So taking a day totally off from eating (like I did yesterday) gives me lots of free time. So much so that I almost don't know what to do with it.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
          How did he do that?
          I didn't even realize he'd recanted his whole low carb thing. I thought he went nuts when he started posting long rants about other people's criticisms of him on his blog. It was later I learned he'd stopped blogging and instead was posting long rants as comments on other people's blogs and recanting and removing some of his more helpful (they helped me anyway) old posts from his own blog.
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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