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    I'm sure this has been asked before and although I've searched I just haven't found the answer, so I apologize in advance if this is a redundant question.


    I've been pretty well versed in the PB/Paleo lifestyles and have recently made my journey into the IF world. I try to follow a condensed eating window with a daily IF of approx. 13-16 hours. I have no troubles doing this, especially since I've been following the reduced carb intake of around 50g a day. One thing I've noticed is that I find myself only feeling the desire to eat 2 times a day on most days.


    I follow a 2 on/1 off, 3 on/1 off crossfit schedule. Aside from the first week of feeling drained during any WOD over 5-7 mins. My energy levels are pretty much back to normal and I feel great.


    My question is (sorry for the long build up, I like to talk)... Is my non-hunger due to my body tapping into my body fat reserves (I have a little extra weight around my abdominals) or is it an adjustment and my body is down regulated thermogenically?


    I could probably guess that it's my body burning the excess body fat, but I tend to second guess these things and I would just like some reassurance or someone to point me in the right direction.


    Thanks for you help in advance and sorry for the drawn out post.


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    You're most certainly in ketosis, and one of the hallmarks of ketosis is reduced appetite.


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    Thanks brian. I will take that as a hint that I'm on the right path. So unless I hear other wise from others on the forum I will keep it up and see what happens.


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    Yes, you're good. I used to experience the first 5-10 minute fatigue and then experience a burst of energy when working out. Ketosis is a great thing - fat burning plus appetite suppressant. It's getting there that's the hard part for me, sometimes!


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    I've been living off one large meal this past week, broken down into two parts, not really hungry for much else and exercising/working just about the same. I work as a waiter so I'm usually on my feet and power walking haha...


    Edit: Forgot to say mostly I eat cus I'm still breaking away from the mentality that "it's been 10 hours... I SHOULD eat...I'm going to be working another shift, I should get something in my stomach..." but it's definitely not always hunger driven.

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    One other word of caution---if you notice that you are taking longer to recover, or never feeling truly rested, or your morning heart rate is up---you may on the verge of overtraining and need that recommended one week in four of half-intensity or even just a few days completely off.


    Sooze <-----an overtrained crossfit burnout example


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    I&#39;m also a crossfitter but I pay very close attention to my recovery. The affiliate I workout at actually has started to follow a 2 on/1 off, 3 on/1 off schedule and I have to admit that it happens to help keep overtraining to a minimum.


    But I will definitely take your recommendation to mind and pay close attention. I&#39;ve suffered from overtraining before and it&#39;s a sucky thing to deal with.


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