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  • So far I am the saem after my fast as the days after non-fasts. But I drink a LOT more water on fast days, and have big salads to bulk out my 500 calories, so maybe this is keeping the weight stable?

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    • Glad morning~ it would be nice to eat regular on sat and Sunday keep us posted how that works for you.

      Dd#2 down and was a success , 495 cals,had a banana and then dinner 2 hours later .I really think I like having the bulk of my calories in one meal instead of a spread out. I don't feel crazy hungry before bed like my first dd.

      Personally I'm going to eat all my cals on ud because Its what makes the dd tolerable, 2100 isn't very hard to me to reach at all unfortunately.
      Veronica
      High weight: 263.8 lbs
      Primal start weight 1/26/13: 233 lbs
      ADF start weight 10/12/15 : 188.2lbs
      Current weight: 177.6 lbs
      Goal: 145 lbs

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      • I feel pretty sure that consistently eating high calories is at least partly why I am 100 pounds over weight. I am slowly coming ro a place where i will be doing a liquid diet on Monday Wednesday and Friday doing VLC on Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat. will be a loose day, primal, but eat to satisfaction.
        Chris
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        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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        • I am considering trying this but had a few concerns, wondering if anyone has been tracking body fat % or muscle mass changes through this approach? Also how did it effect your training?
          Last edited by canuck416; 04-06-2013, 09:53 PM.
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          • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
            I am considering trying this but had a few concerns, wondering if anyone has been tracking body fat % or muscle mass changes through this approach? Also how did it effect your training?
            Unfortunately not able to track body fat % - I have done 4 fasts, and I must say the energy is low on fast days, I went for a ride and a walk and I am beat. But I have heard it gets better with practice.

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            • When I was doing serious ADF (JUDDD), the advice of the plan's developer was NOT to work out on low calorie days. I ate about 350-400 cal on those days, kept my usual schedule of activities, but limited my working out to UDs. I did fine.

              I didn't track body fat %s then (or now), but I had been swimming laps for exercise, hurt my shoulders, and moved on to resistance training (2-3X a week). I now how more muscle definition than at any time in my life and "look" a lot leaner than my actual weight.

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              • Originally posted by 252dlp View Post
                I don't know if I have a pattern...I'll have to track that a bit better. I do know that yesterday was [edited because I put the wrong day: DOWN] day and I lost today.
                I'm quoting myself because I originally said it was an up day....the day before I posted this was a down day. But yesterday WAS an up day, and I was down a little bit more this morning.

                Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                I feel pretty sure that consistently eating high calories is at least partly why I am 100 pounds over weight.
                Yes me to....most of my coming from Dove chocolate and eating when I wasn't really hungry.

                Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
                I am considering trying this but had a few concerns, wondering if anyone has been tracking body fat % or muscle mass changes through this approach? Also how did it effect your training?
                This is only my second week, but I did take measurements and body fat % stats so I'll know if there is a change when I recheck. Not sure how often I should recheck those, but my original thought was monthly
                Last edited by 252dlp; 04-07-2013, 06:01 AM. Reason: typos--it's too early I guess
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                • Another 1.8 lbs down this morning! 221.8, I can't tell you how happy this makes me! I was so sick of seeing the scale stuck while my husband lost 30 lbs and I was only at 8 lbs for months! So I'm officially at 11.2 lbs.

                  Today is an ud , and I'm making breakfast and decided to have two strips of bacon, not whole30 approved but I may ditch it I don't think it's what's helping me lose, that's all thanks to ADF!
                  Veronica
                  High weight: 263.8 lbs
                  Primal start weight 1/26/13: 233 lbs
                  ADF start weight 10/12/15 : 188.2lbs
                  Current weight: 177.6 lbs
                  Goal: 145 lbs

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                  • Yay Veronica!!!! That's exciting!!
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                    • Congrats Veronica! That is awesome news!

                      PB-My sister is doing this we/ me. She is not primal. We both started this week and she decided she wasn't hungry and stayed w/the 500 kc all week and has lost weight. Now she has a significant amt to lose so that may be why. Just an anecdote to add to it. Yesterday was an UP and I lost 1.2 but the scales have been wonky all week so we will see.
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                      Age 48
                      height 5'3
                      SW 215 lbs
                      CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                      LW 172 lbs
                      GW 125ish lbs

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                      • I haven't tried this manifestation of IF yet. I've been playing with Fast-5 over the past few months and have now started Carb Nite cycling. I am thinner than I've been in many years and more visibly muscular. Hello, abs!

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                        • Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                          I haven't tried this manifestation of IF yet. I've been playing with Fast-5 over the past few months and have now started Carb Nite cycling. I am thinner than I've been in many years and more visibly muscular. Hello, abs!
                          So do you consider Fast-5 a success because you are thinner or not because you are now doing Carb Nite cycling?

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                          • I just started Carb Nite cycling last week, so it wouldn't have had time to make much effect. I lost 8 pounds doing Fast-5, and I have continued that eating pattern about half the time. I have lost 2 pounds doing carb nite so far, but that's partly just the vlc part of the cycle. I also attribute part of that loss to the fact that I had a protein feast day (not part of the program, just something my body was demanding).

                            It is my opinion that all intermittent fasting is related in that each program or system recruits the body's same fat loss/muscle gain responses.

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                            • 8lb is very impressive. I have read that a 14hr fast was the most effective for women but I have found it easier to do 16+ (not lost any weight on it though I think the long term health benefits of fasting are just as important) . May I ask how long you were doing fast-5 to lose the weight & why you are doing carb nite now?

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                              • In my opinion most of the 8 lb was water, but then it stayed off, representing long-term weight loss. I lost the weight the first few days after starting, and then my weight stabilized at the lower level for a couple of months.

                                So I wanted to try something different, but I didn't want to get away from intermittent fasting.

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