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  • Intermitting 24 hour fasting

    Hi everybody,

    I have a question in regards to completing daily 24 hour fasting. Would it be beneficial for fat loss to fast daily, eating a large dinner once everyday at 6PM? I've been searching the forum and can't find information on doing this type of fast everyday verses once per week. I know it's recommended for a 16/8 but curious to a 24. If anybody has attempted this, what were your typical results or advice?

  • #2
    You should look up aomething called the "warrior diet."

    This is basically how I eat now, minus the snacking that he seems.to recommend, so a strict fast plus one big meal. I don't force myself into ir though, it just seems to come naturally.
    "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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    • #3
      I've had some experience with this. I absolutely love it. I find that it makes it easier to budget for proper calorie amount because when I snack I lose will power and inevitably end up overeating. The only problem I found is that I end up daydreaming / fantasizing about food a lot but man let me tell you there is nothing more satisfying than a lb and a half of meatloaf after a 24-36 hour fast and makes it worth it. GO FOR IT! we evolved to eat this way

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      • #4
        Are you male or female? What are your goals? Only then can we help you decide if this style of eating might work for you.

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        • #5
          That's what I do and have done for most of my life because eating makes me sleepy. It works fine for me, but everyone us different. Have you tried fasting before? If not, it might be best to do 16/8 before you take the plunge.
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          • #6
            I am female and I would like to lose 10lbs that has slowly increased over the past two years. I find if I snack then I'll overeat and when I eat meals I'll also over indulge. My eating patterns have been getting out of control lately no matter how I experiment with different eating patterns. I've started playing with the 16/8 in the last couple of weeks but I'm gaining slowly without thinking that I was over doing it at my two meal times. So now I've decided to try every 24 hours to see if I can start trying to control my appetite with a better understanding my triggers with the added benefit of additional fat loss. I hope that makes sense. Thanks for the replies, they really help with my decision to go for it.

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            • #7
              Take a gander at these explanations of the "warrior diet" for more info:

              The Warrior Diet | KratosGuide.com
              Warrior Diet

              Keep in mind that the diet's creator recommends a high fat/low carb paradigm so that you maximize fat loss and make the daily fasts easier to endure, but makes allowances for those of us who might need more carbs due to a high intensity workout routine or just in general, those of us who tend to be far more active than the norm.
              "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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              • #8
                I have done it for the last few months (although I would call it a 20 hr fast, not a 24 hr fast). My findings:

                1. My hands and feet got cold at about 3pm each day.
                2. I felt down all the time (this may be unrelated, but is an additonal factor).

                In the last two weeks I have started having an egg in miso soup for breakfast again, and I feel much warmer.
                Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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                • #9
                  I do a 16 hour intermittent fasts 3 or 4 times a week with ease. I have only done one 24 hour fast and it wasn't that bad. I would like to do a 24 hour fast once or twice a month but I think every day is a little excessive. I see the 24 hour IF as one of those things that puts extra strain on your body, do it a little and you see a benefit but too much and you put too much strain on your system. What is wrong with 16 hour fast every day?
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                  • #10
                    Many females find that fasting does not help them with weight gain. You may need to alter what you are eating so you stop overeating. I also find that if I don't eat enough I gain weight. That may sound crazy, but you may want to track what you are consuming to ensure you are getting enough and your body hasn't decided to start holding on to everything.

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                    • #11
                      A review of some of the research on fasting for women: Paleo for Women | Shattering the Myth of Fasting for Women: A Review of Female-Specific Responses to Fasting in the Literature

                      My understanding is that while it can work for some women, it definitely doesn't work for all women and you need to have good insulin control (from regular, balanced eating) before you start.

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                      • #12
                        It depends on you!

                        Sometimes when I really want to cut calories a lot it ends up working better to have just one meal. It's easier too.

                        But like I said, it really depends on the situation. When I am working I prefer to eat 2 meals per day instead. It's just more comfortable that way.

                        Also realize that regardless of frequency, it's total calories per day that counts. So even with just one big meal you still need to eat foods that are lower in calories. Go for leaner meats and quit cooking with oil.

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                        • #13
                          When I got into intermittent fasting I went with Brad Pilon's Eat, Stop, Eat. Basically 1-2 twenty-four hour fasts a week while still eating primal. I was 195# and went down to 168# within 3 months. I maintained my muscle mass and got pretty lean and muscular. Fasting, increasing saturated fat intake, and not doing Crossfit helped the most. Lifting heavy and doing gymnastics did the trick for me. I should be walking more though....

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ReclaimtheApex View Post
                            When I got into intermittent fasting I went with Brad Pilon's Eat, Stop, Eat. Basically 1-2 twenty-four hour fasts a week while still eating primal. I was 195# and went down to 168# within 3 months. I maintained my muscle mass and got pretty lean and muscular. Fasting, increasing saturated fat intake, and not doing Crossfit helped the most. Lifting heavy and doing gymnastics did the trick for me. I should be walking more though....
                            Just to be clear, as I understand it, Brad Pilon does NOT eat a primal diet. He's just all about the fasting. Which is wonderful either way, though for me, a primal diet makes a fast easier.
                            "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
                              Just to be clear, as I understand it, Brad Pilon does NOT eat a primal diet. He's just all about the fasting. Which is wonderful either way, though for me, a primal diet makes a fast easier.
                              Of course. Sorry, I should have included that he does not do primal.

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