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JIMSPITZ Posts: 148
12/29/12 1:15 P

I've been reading about this as well and am going to give it a try. My understanding is it's hard for a few days until you adjust, then hunger is not really an issue.

All the rules still apply with concerns to nutrition and caloric intake, you are just doing it over an 8 hour period, followed by a 16 hour fast...

I really don't understand why this would work, but I've seen quite a few people get some great results. I figure as long as I am not under feeding myself, it can't hurt so why not experiment...

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
11/12/12 12:48 P

I do intermittent fasting too.

My eating window is 12:30 - 8:30 so a bit wider than yours. If I can shrink it I do. For example today it was 12 - 7.

I struggled with binge eating my whole life. Intermittent fasting does NOT lead to bingeing in my experience. Quite the opposite. Since my calories are more closely concentrated, I'm hungry less often. Hunger used to trigger binges for me. I haven't binged in as long as I can remember. My daily routine is to get up, go to the gym for strength training, and then go on with my day. Then I eat "breakfast" around 12:30pm, lunch around 3pm, and dinner around 8pm. I drink water all day long.

YOGINILMT Posts: 309
11/12/12 11:16 A

I do intermittent fasting in the lean gains program.
Works pretty well for me, except I don't really have 'meals' during my 8 hours of eating. I just constantly graze. I'm not 'dieting' though. I eat a normal amount of calories. My focus is muscle gain rather than weight loss.

I do a 24 hour fast almost every Saturday. Clear fluids only. Lots of tea.
That's more for spiritual reasons than health, though.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
11/12/12 1:07 A

Yeah that's intermittent fasting. It's not just the meaning of the two words - it's an actual thing.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermittent_fasting


I think I'd be too hungry in the fasting period to do this though!

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,594
11/11/12 6:13 P

I'm not sure I would call this Intermittent fasting?? 1300 calories daily is not a "fast"
Basically instead of 3 meals a day you are having 2. And basically you are reserving the majority of your calories for 1 meal. While research does not support this type eating for weight loss---and actually shows that it can lead many people to binge eating....if it is working for you and you are staying within you weight loss calorie range and selecting foods to meet your nutritional needs---then continue on.

SP Dietitian Becky

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11/11/12 5:44 P

I know that this goes against most diet advice out there, but I have found that Intermittent fasting is really working for me. I only eat my allocated calories (1300) between 1pm and 8pm each day. I can eat a light lunch, and then a normal portion sized, healthy dinner. This has really built up my confidence and I am finally satiated when I eat. I commit to not even thinking about food until lunch time and I feel like I am not totally consumed worrying about food for a large part of the day. Has anyone else had success?

This is interesting too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD3ug4EaKb0

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