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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?

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    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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    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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    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...
    Being just an old fashioned guy myself; I’m beyond tired of all these fragile mama boys (and girls!) with powder in their gluteus and soft pillows under their arm pits that cannot recover from their 3 days a week abbreviated “strength” routine…

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    In intermittent fast, skip any meal(s) except breakfast. Breakfast is critical to circadian rhythm.

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    Breakfast = first meal. You cannot skip breakfast unless you fast the entire day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâshűl 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...
    Being just an old fashioned guy myself; I’m beyond tired of all these fragile mama boys (and girls!) with powder in their gluteus and soft pillows under their arm pits that cannot recover from their 3 days a week abbreviated “strength” routine…

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    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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    Quote 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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    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...
    Being just an old fashioned guy myself; I’m beyond tired of all these fragile mama boys (and girls!) with powder in their gluteus and soft pillows under their arm pits that cannot recover from their 3 days a week abbreviated “strength” routine…

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