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    I was going to try the "eat stop eat" style of a 24 hour fast. From what I undertsand you fast 1-2 times per week for 24 hours, ex. 7 p.m. sunday until 7 p.m. monday. What I wanted to know is how do you break the fast? How much do you eat really is what I want to know.

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    Plenty. You won't be able to make up the whole 24 hrs worth of calories, but that's ok. Keep the food clean (don't binge on crap) and eat until you are satisfied. Try to slow down a bit so you don't eat to the point of discomfort.
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    • #3
      how many calories do you think?

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        I eat a normal sized meal and I try to make sure that I get the macro-nutrients that I'm going to need for he day. The first few times I would make a BAS that was a little too big and then I'd be stuffed. I've since learned that I need a normal sized BAS and to eat slower. I usually do about three 24 hour fasts a week these days.
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        • #5
          And this fasting is to accomplish what? Fat loss? If so, has it worked?

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            Fasting has quite a range of benefits, from insulin-sensitivity, to increased autophagy and repair, to rebalancing hormone ratios.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by xcondeezex View Post
              I was going to try the "eat stop eat" style of a 24 hour fast. From what I undertsand you fast 1-2 times per week for 24 hours, ex. 7 p.m. sunday until 7 p.m. monday. What I wanted to know is how do you break the fast? How much do you eat really is what I want to know.
              After a fast Brad recommend's to pretend like the fast didnt happen in the first place, so you just resume your normal eating habits.

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              • #8
                @MG, the benifits of a 16 hour fast are the same than a 24 hour fast? so the only plus is that the lost extra calories?

                Is this correct?

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                • #9
                  More or less. A few of the benefits improve very slightly past 16 hours, but it's more or less negligible.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Molecular Grokologist View Post
                    More or less. A few of the benefits improve very slightly past 16 hours, but it's more or less negligible.
                    if you don't mind me asking, which benefits?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by federkeil View Post
                      if you don't mind me asking, which benefits?
                      This is a really good place to start: http://www.fitnessspotlight.com/2008...gy-production/

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                      • #12
                        Debatable, actually. Different studies have shown different things do or don't have a slight increase past 16 hours, and research on health benefits of fasting is a fairly recent phenomenon (fasting research previously focused more on pathology related to "starvation"). The truth of the matter, I suspect, is that one or two may improve, but not very much.
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                          Are there any studies or opinions about when a fast is more effective? I'm not sure how to formulate my question exactly but when I account for how many hours I fasted most of my fasts include the time I spend sleeping, but I would assume in this resting state the body needs less of... everything so everybody in the world fasts, and many people skip breakfast - in fact, I was talking to an overweight friend today about how we both don't really eat breakfast, but of course he doesn't really watch what he eats - so are inadvertently doing a form of IF. However, if I were to eat breakfast one morning, then fast till the following day, would those 24 hours be any different than a dinner to dinner fast? I think a breakfast to breakfast fast would be harder to do for some reason. I base this on absolutely nothing
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                          • #14
                            I think a breakfast to breakfast fast would be harder to do for some reason
                            i would think so too (based on nothing hehe) since dinner to dinner u can sleep for half of it :P
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by norcalgal View Post
                              i would think so too (based on nothing hehe) since dinner to dinner u can sleep for half of it :P
                              Right, and technically, you would still sleep breakfast to breakfast but I imagine by nightfall you'd probably be pretty hungry. Whenever I have breakfast which is rare lately, I feel hungry like maybe three-four hours after. Even if I make that breakfast uber primal, with good fats, good proteins etc.

                              You know what? I'm working a double shift at the restaurant tomorrow so I'll give this a shot. I plan on working out before my shift at 12 so I'll try to e out of the gym by 9-10 and get a nice breakfast in before 12. I don't suppose it should be so hard, but we'll see. I'll try to have nothing but water. I hope nothing yummy gets sent back or ordered by mistake because we usually devour those like piranhas.
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