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2/10/19 4:56 P

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I’ve been attempting various kinds of IF for more than two years and I have never found it easy. I’m mostly a vegetarian and I did try a vegetarian version of keto but it was very unsatisfying. However, I’d still rather be attempting this kind of eating program than counting calories. I lost most of my weight just eating three one-plate, no sweets meals meals a day (exceptions on weekends) but changes in my senior year’s have changed the satisfaction with that.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
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MJSYKES Posts: 58
2/1/19 2:32 P

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A good thing about your plan is that it will be easy to transition to weight maintenance. In addition, your likely quite low average daily calorie consumption could prolong your life.

I've chosen to do periodic prolonged fasts instead of a daily 16-8 (or more) plan so that I can maintain a moderate daily calorie consumption when not fasting (without forcing myself to eat beyond satiation). I think this will minimize metabolic slowdown.



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HENRI22 Posts: 56
2/1/19 11:49 A

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I generally fast 22-2 Another words....for those that don't understand, I am in a fasted state for 22 hours and eat for 2. Everything adding up to 24 hours total. So I generally start my eating window at 5 or 6 o'clock pm and end by 7 or 8 pm. I clean fast, which means...black coffee, tea or water only. No sugar or sweetners or cream. I also drink plain sparkling water. Even though sodas and flavored drinks that don't have calories they still spike your insulin. So they are a no. I have been doing this for quite awhile and have lost 35 lbs. I consider this a way of life...not a diet and will do this forever. At the same time....life is life and you must be flexible. I expand my window for life's happy occasions. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthdays and such. I have also done EF....extended fasts...48 hours and once a 64. It's really quite easy once you set your mind to it. I like to incorporate a 48 once a month...But it doesn't always happen. Most people start out with 16- 8 or 18-6 and work their way up. That's what I did. I feel great and exercise at home (lightly) twice a day for 15 minutes each. Although, you don't need to do this at all...and if you follow a clean fast, you will still lose nicely. Best thing I've ever come across!






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MJSYKES Posts: 58
1/31/19 9:14 P

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"Intermittent fasting" means different things to different people. What are you doing?

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HENRI22 Posts: 56
1/31/19 1:18 P

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MJSYKES.... Right!?! I've always said I wish I had known about this lifestyle years ago. Up, down, and up again! I have been intermittent fasting for about a year and a half. Best thing I've ever done for myself. Still have about 20 pounds or so to lose....but it's not fast...it's a lifestyle. Not a diet and so much freedom!

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MJSYKES Posts: 58
1/31/19 12:20 P

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Hello all,

I've struggled with obesity since early childhood and have lost and regained hundreds of pounds on various low fat diets, including balanced, low-carb/high-protein, and extreme low calorie diets. I was also a victim of the conventional "wisdom" that eating very frequent tiny meals maximizes your metabolism and fasting does the opposite. I recently came to the conclusion the advice I'd been following from my doctors, nutritionists, and other "experts" nearly all my life has been terribly wrong.

Upon learning about high fat low carb ketogenic diets, I decided to try again. The reduced appetite and very rapid health benefits I experienced (e.g., less joint pains, less edema, more energy) was enlightening and motivating. The ketogenic diet has enabled me to experience the feeling of satiation, as opposed to being uncomfortably overstuffed!

I've also been studying and experimenting with different forms of fasting for the purposes of improving my health and speeding my weight loss. I look forward to learning and sharing with others on this journey.

-MJ


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