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    • Today is my fifth dd ever. Its much easier already. Funny how I never thought I could do without food.
      Yoga 11, you could be telling my story. Same weight, same muscly body type, same goal weight.
      I dont have any problem getting in my ud calories.
      I started the star calendar. It helps.
      I feel positive and motivated, I know I have lost inches, but will only weigh myself once a week. so, dont know if any pounds are gone. It's not about that for me anyway, Its about my colitis, and my health overall, how I feel, and then how my clothes fit.
      I might just have a peek at the scale tomorrow. I'm glad this forum is here
      Primal 90% from sept. 2012
      looking to alter ulcerative colitis

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      • Well 211 lbs so that's only .4 lbs down for my 4th week which may as well be nothing. Wondering if its because I messed with my rotation last weekend or if its just slowing down now that I've been at it a month? I guess a loss is a loss even if its tiny.

        My stats:
        ADF start weight: 226 lbs
        Current weight: 211 lbs
        Total lost in 4 weeks: 15 lbs

        Here's to what another 4 weeks may bring! I'm hoping another 5-10lbs!
        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 did end up making yesterday a dd afterall, wih a hb egg after strength training and then 5 wings at Pizza Hut. I was really proud of myself for having the control to not eat the cheesy breadsticks or dessert apple thingys everyone else got.

          So-woke up to a new low of 126.5lbs this morning, and I'm a bit freaked out.
          I'm 34yrs old, 5ft, 6in, am pear shaped, and have a medium frame (according to the wrist measurement test). I started JUDDD at 171lbs and size 14 jeans, and a goal to get down to 135-140 and size 8. Called goal end of March and switched to 5:2/-2 dds a week. Kept losing so modified 5:2 and now do a 700-900 calorie md on Mondays and a 500 dd later on in the week. That stabilized the weight loss-until I switched to primal last week. That's put my body into weight loss mode again it seems. Problem is, I really don't want to lose any more weight! My hip bones are starting to stick out, my chest is now a very small size A (and I bf three babies ugh), and my stomach is too flat, if that makes sense? I'm pear shaped and while my butt now looks awesome, I still have the thigh saddlebags going on, but their much smaller now and walking/strength training sbould get rid of them eventually.

          Obviously I don't want to stop primal, but wonder if I sbould cut back to a 1/6 kind of plan? That's what Dr. Mosley did to go into maintenance. But, then do I lose the health benefits of IF? Another option would be to switch to an eating window IF plan like 8/16. Supposedly you still get health benefits of IF, but you don't restrict calories. This morning I'm 126.5lbs and my size four jeans are loose enough that I need to look into size twos.
          I'm getting nervous that I'm getting too thin?

          Ok, whine over lol.
          *Sara*

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          • Mom23kids~ if you think yore too thin then I'd definitely switch for 6:1 for now, just concentrate on nourishing your body with primal foods. I think you'd still get a benefit from fasting even if you only do it once a week. Also try to keep a calorie count on your regular eating days, you may find your not eating enough calories on those days and could benefit from upping them by adding more fats in to your diet.
            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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            • Originally posted by vlo1125 View Post
              Mom23kids~ if you think yore too thin then I'd definitely switch for 6:1 for now, just concentrate on nourishing your body with primal foods. I think you'd still get a benefit from fasting even if you only do it once a week. Also try to keep a calorie count on your regular eating days, you may find your not eating enough calories on those days and could benefit from upping them by adding more fats in to your diet.
              I haven't been keeping calorie counts of my uds, but looking over my journal, just for the last week, calories do seem a bit low. As for fats-it's hard to fit it in, but I'll keep trying!

              Someone in another thread mentioned leangains so I did a bit of googling-seems to follow a 8/16 type of IF window, but then there's all the extra stuff about percentages to eat, training days etc. I want to keep things as simple as possible, and not got bogged down too much by breaking everything I eat and do into formulas etc. Maybe I'll try 1/6 next week, or just 8/16 IF by itself and see what happens Never in a million years did i ever think I would have this kind of 'problem'!
              *Sara*

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              • Originally posted by mom23kids View Post
                I'm getting nervous that I'm getting too thin?
                Sounds like a pretty good problem to have. :-) If you don't want to lose weight, than eat more. I'd probably switch to 6:1 if it was me. If you're still loosing weight, than you'll have to add more calories to the rest of your week.

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                • Happy news first...I am down in weight this morning to a new low of 170.8. So at the end of my first month on ADF I've lost 6.8 pounds and ONE inch each off my bust, waist, and thighs and a half inch off each of my hip, calves and arms. And, since starting Primal at the beginning of February I've lost a total of 11.2 and a few more inches. Not bad at all!

                  So I started ADF at 177.6 and am 170.8 this morning. The biggest surprise was the inches I think. Though I do feel like my clothes are fitting better, they didn't seem that loose, lol. I'll take it.

                  On a not so happy note, OMG, my stomach is still hurting and I am definitely having bathroom issues again. I'm wondering if I should do a little n=1 and cut out dairy for a few days. I was thinking it started with the carrots and onions I had on the weekend, but now I'm not so sure. Veronica...yes your comment about the bathroom struck home with me, lol.

                  Originally posted by Yoga11 View Post
                  Today is a completion of 1 week. I weighed myself and I lost 1/2 a pound. Let me tell you guys... I'm SO HAPPY!
                  I haven't seen the scale go down in FOREVER!!! i was 165.5 and today I weighed 165.0.
                  ...
                  are bananas and yams ok on UD? I'm not sure if I should ditch them. I guess JUDDD can be used on SAD, so the answer is probably yes, I can have them, but I want to become a fat burning machine! I feel it happening already...
                  Congratulations, that is FANTASTIC!! I eat banana maybe once or twice a week, but would eat them more if I weren't doing the down day thing, lol.

                  Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                  Something is wrong with this thread.
                  Why, what's happening?

                  Originally posted by vlo1125 View Post
                  Well 211 lbs so that's only .4 lbs down for my 4th week which may as well be nothing. Wondering if its because I messed with my rotation last weekend or if its just slowing down now that I've been at it a month? I guess a loss is a loss even if its tiny.

                  My stats:
                  ADF start weight: 226 lbs
                  Current weight: 211 lbs
                  Total lost in 4 weeks: 15 lbs
                  Yay, congratulations!! I certainly got messed up with my experiments last week, but hopefully we are both back on the losing track now!

                  Originally posted by mom23kids View Post
                  Obviously I don't want to stop primal, but wonder if I sbould cut back to a 1/6 kind of plan? That's what Dr. Mosley did to go into maintenance. But, then do I lose the health benefits of IF? Another option would be to switch to an eating window IF plan like 8/16.
                  I'm not sure about losing the health benefits, but you may want to try it for a week or two just to see. The eating window might be just as good though and I'm sure you would still reap the benefits of fasting.
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                  Donna

                  My current diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread100765.html
                  My original diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread77760.html



                  Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

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                  • Originally posted by 252dlp View Post
                    Why, what's happening?
                    I wasn't able to access page 86 of this thread (and I still am not). It kicks me back to page 85.

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                    • Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                      I wasn't able to access page 86 of this thread (and I still am not). It kicks me back to page 85.
                      That is so weird! Don't ya just love computers! I can get to 86 and 85 (if my computer is to be believed, and I'm not always entirely sure it should be).
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                      Donna

                      My current diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread100765.html
                      My original diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread77760.html



                      Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

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                      • I would not worry about the two days of fasting while you are switching over. First, find the level of primal eating that lets you maintain, then work from that to see how to get the two days in once you have stabilized. You are improving your health in other ways by going primal, so I think any lessening of the SIRT1 effects will be balanced out. Also, it can be too tricky to be tweaking two systems at once!
                        And, just as our bodies benefit from switching up exercise routines, there may be good sides to NOT fasting regularly for a little while. I seem to recall an article about that and SIRT1. Hmmm...need to go look at all the stuff again.
                        Last edited by Sabine; 05-02-2013, 07:40 AM. Reason: stray apostrophe wreaking havoc

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                        • Started off my Up Day with a pork chop, 2 eggs, and the last piece of pumpkin 'pie'. I did NOT want to let that go begging in the back of the fridge. Finishing off some beef stew leftovers for my lunch, then having something new for dinner. Not sure what yet, but Honey and I are both wanting some vegetables. Hmmm...ratatouille sounds good. But it makes such a lot. NO leftovers! Maybe Siobhan's zucchini. There are never leftovers of THAT!

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                          • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                            I would not worry about the two days of fasting while you are switching over. First, find the level of primal eating that lets you maintain, then work from that to see how to get the two days in once you have stabilized. You are improving your health in other ways by going primal, so I think any lessening of the SIRT1 effects will be balanced out. Also, it can be too tricky to be tweaking two systems at once!
                            And, just as our bodies benefit from switching up exercise routines, there may be good sides to NOT fasting regularly for a little while. I seem to recall an article about that and SIRT1. Hmmm...need to go look at all the stuff again.
                            I've spent all morning reading Mark's posts about fasting and I agree with you- going to take a break from 5:2/low calorie days and focus on transitioning to primal right now. I may also do some IF eating windows, but I like Mark's idea of not planning them out and just letting them happen naturally.
                            And, if the scale starts to creep up I can always throw in a dd to balance things out

                            Thanks for the input everyone!
                            Last edited by mom23kids; 05-02-2013, 07:57 AM.
                            *Sara*

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                            • I have been skipping breakfast for probably 8 years, since long before I heard of intermittent fasting. I started skipping breakfast because with my decreased activity level, I didn't seem to need as much food as previously, and I preferred to eat 2 good meals rather than 3 smaller ones. Also, it was easier to skip breakfast with no ill effects, even when I was eating more carbs. In the morning you are in the fasting mode until you start consuming fuel. You're just not as hungry. And if you do get hungry, it's so minor it's not even an inconvenience.

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                              • Mom23
                                Can you post your numbers when you originally lost weight. Did you loose 8 lb every month or it's decreese when you get close to your goal weight. How many DD a week you had?
                                I went thought April with 15 DD. But now would like to go to Mon, Wed, Fri. I don't know what to expect from my body because first 2 weeks went so great and then everything stall. Any ideas?

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