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BANKER-CHUCK's Photo BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 8,911
10/19/19 10:20 P

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Not an option for me

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1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
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**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??


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JUSTEATREALFOOD's Photo JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 3,015
10/11/19 6:48 A

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I agree with Michelle - If it comes natural to you, roll with it. I encourage you to listen to your body.


I had a few years where IF really worked for me, right now it doesn’t work as well for me. I was on some mega dose antibiotics for a serious knee infection last spring and they really did a number on my gut. Now 18 months on I’m easing back into IF. I will skip breakfast occasionally when I’m not feeling hungry. Some days I will just have lunch and dinner but for the most part I’m doing 3 meals, no snacks.

Ideally when left to my own devices, when I don’t have to work I get up between 6-7am have coffee and eat breakfast at 10am, lunch at 2pm, dinner at 7pm.

On workdays I get up at 6am, breakfast at 7:30, lunch at 12pm, dinner at 5:30.

JERF - Just Eat Real Food

I'm not a doctor or dietitian. I'm just a real whole foods nutrition nerd.

I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free food. And it's changed my life!

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Lowering my A1C and keeping my blood sugar levels steady eating LCHF.


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10/10/19 3:46 P

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not a fan

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10/9/19 7:45 P

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VEGGIE_ADDICT - obviously everyone is different, but when I am fasting I tend to feel *less* hungry, I am *less* likely to want to overeat, I am *less* bothered by cravings.

I have never found fasting to lead to binging. I have found restriction to lead to binging.

I practice intermittent fasting and keto
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About The Obesity Code www.bewell.com/blog/q-dr-jas
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CHARLEY1976 Posts: 2
10/9/19 3:45 P

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I haven't tried it personally it just never appealed to me. A friend of mine tried it for a while and did well with it for about a month

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10/9/19 3:15 P

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I love the idea of intermittent fasting but I think it can lead to binges which ultimately screws up my weight loss. If I could feel more at ease around food when I am in an eating window then maybe it would help more. I think intermittent fasting also helps with my digestion a lot but ONLY IF I don't binge when I start eating! I'm still trying to make it work emoticon



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POPSECRET's Photo POPSECRET SparkPoints: (93,512)
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10/3/19 8:37 A

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I think it CAN be an effective way to control caloric intake for some people, but it is NOT the magic solution that some people think it is.



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10/3/19 1:53 A

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Honestly, it is great for me - when I can do it. For me, it often just means eliminating snacks after an early dinner. That is often a challenge. I have had my best results when I can do it and I will continue to work on it.

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ELENGIL's Photo ELENGIL Posts: 1,287
10/2/19 12:53 P

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I have been intermittent fasting for about 3 years now and *love* it. I do breakfast and lunch, skip dinner. I do occasional longer fasts, like 36-48, often over a weekend. I am still hoping to do a more substantial fast at some point, but day 3 is really a hurdle for me!

The largest change I saw - not long after starting even - was the loss of the 'sick shaky' feeling when hungry. I knew that couldn't be healthy, and I'm very happy that now when I'm hungry, I'm just hungry, I'm not hangry or light headed or any of the other too common side effects people talk about these days.

It also, surprisingly, drastically cut the cravings and the feeling of inability to control them, even without otherwise adjusting what I ate.

I would strongly suggest you read The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung MD. He covers pretty much everything you need to know about fasting except for the actual visit to your doctor!

I practice intermittent fasting and keto
Diet Doctor Dr. Jason Fung www.dietdoctor.com/authors/d
r-jason-fung-m-d

Intensive Dietary Management idmprogram.com/blog/
Guide to low carb eating www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/
keto/visual-guides

About The Obesity Code www.bewell.com/blog/q-dr-jas
on-fung-book-obesity-code/

Keto Christina www.youtube.com/channel/UCqP
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10/2/19 10:40 A

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The reason I'm looking into it is I just turned 47 so fifty and menopause isn't too far away ...currently i am premenopausal and I see so often once women turn 50 and menopause sets in that weight gain becomes a real problem.
Currently if I am sensible with my diet and exercise 3-4 times a week things are ok but once menopause sets in or turning 50 I'm wondering if doing something like intermitting fasting or keto will be necessary in order to not put on weight once menopause hits.
The premenopausal sucks 😫😫 but I'm managing it by taking primrose oil ..the primrose has been a life saver not cure but it definitely helps.

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10/2/19 9:28 A

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It's supposed to be very effective for diabetics and others who have blood sugar issues. I did it for a while as a way to limit calories/ allow for more calories later in the day and aimed for IF of 7pm - 12 or 1pm, but found that I was very hungry and uncomfortable in the mornings. Since I don't have issues with my blood sugar and have found a more sustainable way to eat which allows me to maintain my success range and still have breakfast in the morning, I don't do it anymore.

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10/2/19 8:40 A

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Start small. Try 10-12 hours and see how you feel. Just drink a lot of water, too.
I worked my way to 16 hours.
Then, once I overdid it as I had a late lunch, so went 22 hours.
Big mistake as I think my blood sugar plummeted and I felt terrible.
You will learn if IF is comfortable for you.


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MLAN613 Posts: 22,967
10/2/19 6:25 A

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I have no strong opinions either way. I personally don't practice it; it wouldn't work for me. But I know it works well for some people. So, if you want to try it to see if it works for you, I say go for it.

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PAMBROWN62's Photo PAMBROWN62 Posts: 15,825
10/2/19 4:39 A

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I have no pros or cons.

I guess I actually kind of practice it since I only eat my first meal after noon and then space my meals and snacks 2-3 hours apart with dinner at 7:30 to 8 pm. However, I don’t get up until 10 am or later. Then I try not to eat after that until the following day.

However, I am not on a set IF schedule so if my day dictates a different eating pattern then I go with it. Same number of meals but possibly different times,

Being positive is a choice. My Mantra: “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day." Each morning seek the positive and you will have a good day. Always remember, “Your only competition is YOU.”

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MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (13,221)
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10/2/19 3:59 A

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If it comes natural to you, roll with it. I encourage you to listen to your body.

I've always been prone to intermittent fasting; it seems to be what my body likes. Always been that way even since childhood.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever exercises faith in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16


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UROPA31's Photo UROPA31 Posts: 59
10/2/19 12:50 A

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I practiced it for several years while I shed 80 pounds. I fasted from 9 at night until 9 the next morning, and I think it helped. I'm maintaining now, so I no longer restrict myself time-wise.

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10/1/19 11:07 P

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Not for or against



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10/1/19 10:19 P

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I started on Sunday eating lunch at 12 and dinner at 6 p.m. and don't eat again until 12 noon the next day. So far I have lost 3 lbs.

Edited by: GRANNYOF05 at: 10/1/2019 (22:19)
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10/1/19 10:07 P

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I'm interested to hear opinions on intermittent fasting.

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