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10/4/18 11:56 P

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I actually don't have much of a problem with hunger. With me, it's just a matter of adjusting habits. I get stuck in a rut and then need a boost to get out. I try to avoid low carb unless I want to cut some pounds in a hurry because it gets me in the habit of too much fat and protein and if I let it get out of control it gets ugly. I don't really have much problem with staying within a calorie range or doing x amount of exercise, it's just a matter of getting into new habits every so often to escape the new rut that I got stuck in since the last shake-up.

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10/4/18 6:29 P

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Reddit has a OMAD group, although I suspect the demographics are students and workers under 30. fwiw, Low carb is known to reduce hunger by cutting out simple carbohydrates, so could be used as a transition.

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NITEMAN3D's Photo NITEMAN3D Posts: 14,340
10/3/18 4:55 A

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I've been doing the 8 hours eating and 16 fasting for over a year and during that time I've got my Diabetes under control, so at this point, I think I will also switch to two meals and an even longer fasting period. Doc took me off meds over a year ago and I didn't know how IE would affect my glucose, but since my last six-month checkup shows an a1c of 5.0 it would seem to be under control.

I'm not low carb (although I do try to avoid simple carbs) and wondered how I would do just by sticking to my SparkPeople calorie range eating pretty much what I want and it would seem to be doing very well, so I've hit another weight plateau and it's time for changes again and two meals with a longer fast sounds like a doable one. I think I'll also switch up my strength routine and intensify cardio a little with some high intensity intervals.

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9/27/18 1:56 P

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I started last week, trying the 5:2 method, eat "normal" 5 days per week, and only 500 cal. on two days with an 18 hr fast on those days (first meal at noon). So far so good, nothing lost yet, but I've been having a hard time lately. Menopause has really messed with my weight and feeling well. Hoping that this will help me reset. Off course the normal eating days can't be extreme, I try to stick to healthy food in reasonable portions.




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9/27/18 10:38 A

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I started last week, trying the 5:2 method, eat "normal" 5 days per week, and only 500 cal. on two days with an 18 hr fast on those days (first meal at noon). So far so good, nothing lost yet, but I've been having a hard time lately. Menopause has really messed with my weight and feeling well. Hoping that this will help me reset. Off course the normal eating days can't be extreme, I try to stick to healthy food in reasonable portions.




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9/27/18 8:38 A

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Has anyone tried intermittent fasting?
I mean the easy way which means having a short 'eating window',
breakfast at 11:00 am and dinner at 5:00 pm.
I would ideally like to move on to OMAD, one meal a day. People seem to have great success with that and it would stop me obsessing about food all the time and thinking, 'What the hell!'

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