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Intermittent fasting

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by Mongolia, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Mongolia

    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Having experienced good weight loss on LCHF eating, I seem to have plateaued recently. Looking at options for kick starting weight loss I have been exploring the concept of fasting. Could find evidence of how and why it worked but not a 'how to do it' guide that told me what to do. Have just come across this and thought it might be useful for others considering doing the same http://jamesclear.com/the-beginners-guide-to-intermittent-fasting
    It is a body building website (!) but does have some clearly set out eating timetables.
     
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    Larissima Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I found the 5:2 very useful to start with (but much easier to actually do when keeping to LCHF at all times): http://thefastdiet.co.uk/how-many-calories-on-a-non-fast-day/

    Here is another explanation of the ways it's possible to fast: https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/fasting-regimens-part-6/

    Ultimately, you have to find what works for you. At present, I fast (as in not eat any food) on two days a week, Mon and Fri. So I eat dinner on Sun, then no food (but lots of water, black coffee, green tea and a mug of broth/stock) until breakfast on Tuesday. Similarly, no food between Thurs dinner and Sat brekkie. It works for my schedule and my temperament, especially now that I'm in ketosis and my body is running on fat instead of carbs. But fasting is flexible, and for example, when on holidays I eat every day but omit breakfast (also known as 16:8). There are many ways to do it, so keep trying until you find something that clicks!
     
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    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Larissima, thank you for that information. I have heard of 5:2 and a couple of colleagues are doing it at the moment. I'm going to start off with 16:8 and not have breakfast (though assume I can have a cuppa without milk) as the thought of going a whole 24 hours without food seems challenging! Ooh interestingly I'm watching How To Lose Weight Well and they are talking about the 5:2 and 16:8! Will let you know how I get on.
     
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    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the information, I still need to lose another 14kg and have been seriously thinking about intermittent fasting.
     
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