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  • Question for all you intermittent fasters....

    So I started following a 16 hour overnight fast. Am I to do this everyday? My typical day does like: noon eat, dinner (5 or 6) eat then no food until noon next day. I have noticed that by about 10am I'm really looking forward to noon to roll around. I'm not starving , but indeed looking forward to food. Mental Clarity is good like I expected, I also believe the if has put me back on a weight lost trend which is welcome.

    So 2 questions really, as above, is this typically something you do daily as part of your normal routine? Also, I noticed that I am starving in the afternoon and as such, each of my meals are much larger than a recommended serving size. Is this ok?

    Thanks
    J


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  • #2
    Hi,
    I do the IF one or two times per week. I have my last meal around 3pm and then I workout in the evening, just drinking water or tea afterwards. Breakfast will be around 9 or 10 next morning. It is easier this way because I do not want to skip breakfast. Workout surpresses appetite until I go to bed, so it is kot that hard to not eat that evening. I rather implement it into my calorue cycling.
    I do not want to do it more often because it results in binging after a few days and lack of energie and I would have to think of food more often

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    • #3
      IF 16-18 hours is my normal for the past 9 months or so. Eventually the craving to eat faded for me and I could easily skip to only 1 meal, but I would have to have a compelling reason to do so. Meals tend to be bigger, which is fine, but overall you eat less as I doubt you are eating 3 meals worth in 2 sittings. I usually snack with a green apple in-between meals, more out of habit as I am not all that hungry.

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      • #4
        Before lunch I eat maybe 150 calories from gelatin, milk powder, coffee and broth. My lunch 2 pm consist of raw vegetables, fresh cheese or a sardine soup, Jello and fruit, some 5-600 calories. Then at 6 PM I eat my main meal for the day, plenty of meat, starchy vegetables and other stuff that comes in my way etc., and I keep on eating until 9 PM, around 3800 kcal, so I eat roughly 4500 calories per day and 85 % of it between 6 and 9 pm.

        Yeah, I do it daily, but the Jello part of it is since a year more and less...
        "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

        - Schopenhauer

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        • #5
          In intermittent fast, skip any meal(s) except breakfast. Breakfast is critical to circadian rhythm.
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          • #6
            Breakfast = first meal. You cannot skip breakfast unless you fast the entire day.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ghshl View Post
              Breakfast = first meal. You cannot skip breakfast unless you fast the entire day.
              Right, a couple of hours after Noon is the perfect time for breakfast for me...
              "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

              - Schopenhauer

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              • #8
                IF is big right now, but the paleosphere is not unanimous that doing it everyday is a good thing. For example:

                Intermittent fasting, cortisol and blood sugar
                The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

                Everyone agrees that IF is a stressor. People who have sources of significant stress probably shouldn't be adding another one voluntarily. Maybe those who have had positive results with daily IF have low overall stress.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sharperhawk View Post
                  IF is big right now, but the paleosphere is not unanimous that doing it everyday is a good thing. For example:

                  Intermittent fasting, cortisol and blood sugar
                  The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

                  Everyone agrees that IF is a stressor. People who have sources of significant stress probably shouldn't be adding another one voluntarily. Maybe those who have had positive results with daily IF have low overall stress.
                  I completely agree with this. IF works great for a lot of people, but it isn't for everyone. I've tried it myself, and though I do enjoy the mental clarity, I have found that it is too much of a stressor for me. I've gauged this by using the Sweet Beat app to measure my HRV for weeks where I IF vs. weeks I don't. For myself, my HRV drops when I IF consistently.

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                  • #10
                    Just moving out of bed is a stressor in the early morning, walking to the kitchen to get a coffee; another stressor! Life's full of stressors, deal with it...
                    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                    - Schopenhauer

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                    • #11
                      I don't eat until lunch time - at which time I have 3-4 eggs or some meat. I also have a pile of veggies with some butter and salt. If I'm trying to drop a pound or two I might skip it altogether. No starch, no grain, no fruit at this meal.

                      Dinner time starts around 7 or 8 and I eat all I want until 10:00. This usually is: Big Ass Salad, Meat/Fish, Veggies, Berries.

                      The salad often has an Avocado or well aged cheese in it. Right now it also usually has a clementine orange and some nuts.

                      Snacking between 7-10 is allowed and frequently happens.
                      What have you done today to make you feel Proud?

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                      • #12
                        We all know that GROK or his buddies, rolled out of the cave around 8am and routinely dug into a bowl of chow, every freaking morning, hungry or not those dudes/dudettes ate because the Federal Caveperson Association of the World told them breakfast was the most important chow down of the day.

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                        • #13
                          Eating before Noon is a modern invention, only farm animals, slaves and land workers used to be fed that early of the day in pre-modern times…
                          "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                          - Schopenhauer

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                          • #14
                            Grok also didn't have a lot of the modern stressors that are now part of our lives. If people live high stress lifestyles, adding an additional one may not be beneficial. For those who live more balanced lifestyles, IF is a great option.

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                            • #15
                              Back in the days of Grok you had stressors such as nasty saber tooth tigers and other interesting creatures that tried to turn you into a meal whenever they had the opportunity, while in our days you have other types of stressors like remembering to pay tax in time and go shopping with your wife once a month…
                              "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                              - Schopenhauer

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