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Why I use IF

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On 16/06/2016 at 1:57 PM, Thunderstruck said:

Feast and Fast has been shown to help increase life longevity too, even BBC Horizon did a program on it and the labs all showed Fasting helped the body fight free radicals and allowed body time to heal itself, so not just a great weight loss tool.

I think I remember seeing that programme. I'm not sure IF is enough of a 'fast' to actually have a positive effect though?

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On 8/22/2016 at 11:22 PM, Ultrasonic said:

I think I remember seeing that programme. I'm not sure IF is enough of a 'fast' to actually have a positive effect though?

It is mate. Body is in fasting state after 12 hours of no food. Actually, real benefits starts after 12 hours of food absence.

Just to add, I followed three protocols when i did IF last year

1) 12 hour fast 12 hour feed

2) 16 hour fast 8 hour feed

3) 36 hours fast once a week.

I felt the second option was the most optimal in terms of performance, fat loss and even skin quality.

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Just started doing 16/8 on Friday, can't believe how good I feel!
Less bloating, more energy, weight loss back on track, as long as I keep busy during the morning I,m fine.

3L of water a day is keeping the hunger at bay, just have a drink when I start thinking about food.

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Bringing this back from the dead!

I'm looking to start an IF diet from Monday. For those of you that did the 16/8 method not eating until the PM, do any of you workout in the AM? How did it effect your workouts? I can workout on an empty stomach fine, but I'm conscious that not even having a protein shake after may knacker me out by the time 12pm comes around. 

How about, the 5/2 method? With 600 cals on the 'fasted' days?

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Been doing 16/8 for years. When at maintenance or excess id say i prefer fasted training. Not compromised at all for me. 

Not done 5:2 but have e.o.d which is similar but more extreme. That's great on a cut but energy levels in workouts definitely variable. Next time i do that ill probably not train on the low calorie days OR have my full calorie allowance pre or peri workout

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This isn't IF but FWIW the last five days were low calorie days for me, where all I ate before lunch was two 20g whey drinks. I also have three coffees in these mornings, which may help with appetite suppression as well as burning a few extra calories and hopefully helping keep me alert.

I'm doing this about one week in four at the moment, just on weekdays. I do it on weeks I have to work the early shift, in part as it means I don't have to get up so early to eat breakfast! My thinking is also that by having very short fat loss phases like this I shouldn't see much of a metabolic adaptation effect. Just an approach I'm experimenting with.

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I'm toying with the idea of 16/8 Mon-Fri to start with. Do you think a normal weekend eating would completely ruin the effort made during the week?  That way I can train as normal around 8am, but I suppose I'll have to just wait until 12pm for my whey shake. Tend to knock back some Ephedrine and Caffeine before a workout so quite often I'm not too hungry until lunchtime anyway. 

The more I think about it, the more I think the 5/2 method would screw with my work/life routine. I wouldn't want to train on fasted days and it would then limit my training too. 

I trialled 16/8 yesterday and had a morning workout, and got to say all was fine. However, I did throw a protein shake down me after the gym. 

 

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I like IF because it means I only go for one massive s**t once per day, rather than 6 smaller shits throughout the day.

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