Anyone do intermittent fasting? I'm trying to work out how to fit it into my schedule & would love to hear how it's gone for others!
I did since march last year(2018) and it is quite good for me,i lose 4 kilograms and i maintain my weight until now.i do the 14 hrs time table,from 15.00h to 06.00 no meals i only had water and coffee since coffee is okay and then after 06am i can eat whatever i want until 3pm.
I tried it a little over a year ago. I dropped 20lbs, worked residential remodeling. It was the labor involved that kicked it into overdrive. Plus it also helped me to save some .
As far as timeline goes, I started with 14 hours fasting, but practically ate on a set time schedule, too. Small meals at 3 hour marks. High in protein, high vegetable, low carbs, and restricted .
I need to get back on it....
Fasting gave me a painful headache and shakiness. Doesn't work for me.
With a fast metabolism, I feel better eating 4-5 small, healthy meals per day. With each meal, I aim for 20 grams of lean protein, fruit or vegetables and a whole grain. Also drink lots of water all day
I was heavier than I was comfortable with a few years ago so I put myself on 5:2 IF. It worked, I lost 10kg (22 lbs) but it took 18 months. Now I do it every summer just to stop the weight creeping up.
I like the fact that, however hungry you are, you know that tomorrow you can eat what you want. It's not like "I'm on a diet so I have to avoid things I like, forever". Two tricks that help me stick to it are (1) to plan really tasty meals on my fasting days, like spicy stir-fries or grilled chicken, and (2) keep a supply of low-calorie snacks to hand, especially strawberries and cherry tomatoes.
I have done intermittent fasting for several months. I lost some weight really quickly which did not have the desired effect of losing fat, so I cut back on it. I didn't find it hard to do, I rarely noticed that I was hungry, and when I felt hungry I'd drink a large glass of water. I'd usually start the fast after a big dinner, and fast until the next dinner time. My advice is before you start fasting get sugars out of your diet. Sugar increases your appetite. Go sugar free for about a week, and then stay sugar free. Going sugar free has helped me lose over 50 pounds and keep it off so far for over 5 years.
It has now been proven that we all metabolise food differently, two people of the same gender, weight, height, age etc can eat the same diet and one may get a rush from rice and nothing from full fat ice cream and the second person gets the complete opposite effect, so for me i don't believe in fasting, i think it is more important discover what foods work best for your unique body, blood /glucose monitors are very cheap and can tell you more than you ever thought possible.
Intermittent fasting is a great way to help regulate both blood sugar and body weight. It's not the easiest to start but once you get use to it then it's a breeze. You can even start on shorter 8 hour fasts and work your way up to a full 24 hour fast
I fast fairly often. I’ve noticed a difference in my mental acuity when I’m in ketosis. My understanding is that the brain operates better on ketones as opposed to glucos. That’s what I’ve experienced unless it’s placebo.
I started by just skipping meals, but now it’s not uncommon for me to skip eating for an entire day. The longest stretch was three days when I was testing my limits. A lot of people may think that may be crazy but I’ve heard of folks going much, much longer than that.
I eat two meals a day and keep cal down to 1000 . I haven't lost wt but remain at the same wt. for 20yrs. I still wish I were lower but each year I become l and less less physical due to age restrictions. The mind remains young but the body just keeps getting older.
I used to fast — three-day fasts and, later, three-to-four-week fasts. I drank juice (didn't make my own because I wasn't equipped for it), teas/tisanes, and water. It was tough to maintain the longer fasts, but I felt energetic from it. The shorter fasts worked best over a weekend, usually Friday through Sunday, so it didn't disrupt my regular schedule much. I think occasional fasting is good, as digestion takes a lot of energy and interrupts other metabolic processes.