04-25-2013, 11:28 AM
Well, I couldn't find the soup recipe, but I'll keep looking, lol.
I EXTREMELY excited that tomorrow is an UP day, lol. My employer has been doing things every day this week for staff appreciation week, today is ice cream social....no big loss for me there, but tomorrow is pizza and Wii games. They are going to order GLUTEN FREE pizza for the three of us who can't eat gluten! From California Pizza Kitchen. YUM. I'm okay with or without pizza, but I just think it's so cool that they think of things like this.
Way to go!! That's a great start. No real tips for you yet, but I've learned a lot from the people on this thread so you may pick some things up just by being here.
Originally Posted by Jezzebelle
04-25-2013, 01:57 PM
Wow - great progress!
Originally Posted by vlo1125
Do you think maybe you are not eating enough on up days? Just a thought?
Originally Posted by 252dlp
Well, today is my first day on ADF, and it's an UD. I planned it out last night and entered everything into my fitness pal. Looks like my total will be about 2250 and the carbs are around 50, so I'm happy. Can't wait for dessert tonight - strawberries with HWC! I haven't had fruit in a while! I also pre-planned my down day tomorrow - two hard boiled eggs for snacks at work and then fish and salad with olive oil for dinner. Should be interesting. It's funny, I actually decided to start ADF because I have been bouncing around between 221-222 on the scale for the past three or four weeks. This morning I weighed myself and I was 219.6! That was a nice surprise. Hope everyone has a great rest of the day!
04-25-2013, 02:00 PM
One more thing: I want to keep my UD's and DD's the same every week (M-W-F DD, T-TH-Sa, UD). For those who do the same thing, it seems like there are two schools of thought: treat Sunday as an UD (so two UDs in a row), or treat Sunday as a MD (moderate day), somewhere in between UD and DD calories. What does everyone do here?
04-25-2013, 02:13 PM
Yeah, I think I might not be eating enough on my up days, but I can't seem to get the calories up there. I've got my MFP day partially planned out for tomorrow, and I'm trying to put more fats in again...I've been slipping down on the fat percentage and I think upping that again will help.
I haven't gone to set down days yet, but I think I will eventually (though I HAVE been thinking about doing it soon)...and I think when I do, I will do one of the those extra days as a moderate day.
04-25-2013, 02:36 PM
I have been doing alternate day fasting, but it took me a couple of weeks to slowly ease into it. I finally was able to break the 24 hour barrier (in the past I always broke down and ate because of habit and mental barriers), anyway I have finally had two really great down days.
Here's the catch, the only way I was able to do it was if I didn't eat anything on down days at all. It was WAY easier to do a complete fast than to eat a small 400 calorie meal. That small of a meal actually made me hungry.
Is this ok? I find that I am not hungry AT ALL when I am doing down days. I find that a little weird. Even on the up day, I find that I don't want to eat until late afternoon which ends up meaning that I fast for like 44 hours without eating. Is this ok? It feels pretty natural. I'm not white knuckling it at all. Is this weird? I'm not going to like ruin my metabolism or have my muscles waste away am I? I haven't weighed myself yet, I am only weighing once a week. But I am pretty sure I am losing weight because my clothes are feeling looser.
04-25-2013, 02:48 PM
I think if you aren't going to be eating anything on your down days, you really need to be sure that you get twice the normal protein intake on your up days. If you fall short, you could either lose lean muscle or end up binging.
04-25-2013, 02:51 PM
That sounds logical to me. So how much protein should I aim for on a up day?
04-25-2013, 02:55 PM
It would have to depend on your weight (or lean body mass), and your activity level. There are individual differences too. You will find a lot of different recommendations out there.
Originally Posted by murf73
I am 145 pounds. I do some running, and some lifting. I try to average 70-100g a day.
04-25-2013, 03:00 PM
so I am 5'5" about 130ish pounds, I am trying to lose about 10lbs since I have a small frame. In generall I am not terribly active. But that changes, some weeks I actually do make it to the gym. lol
04-25-2013, 03:02 PM
60g a day should be adequate for you. But if you find yourself craving meat, that's a sign you might need more.