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2/14/19 12:27 P

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It seems 16:8 can allow for too long an eating window for some people. And no matter what anybody says, it does seem to matter how much we eat during those eight hours.

All plans take some adjusting at some point in their use. Happy adjusting!

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*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
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*Get to the next meal hungry!
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MAHEDAGO's Photo MAHEDAGO Posts: 1,829
2/3/19 6:36 A

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Hi guys
Been doing 16:8 for the week, I added 2 days of strength training per week - I am gaining!
Don't know if it's the change in protocol or the strength training but l will give it another week or so to see if the gain persists...

Happy fasting everyone.
Liz

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2/1/19 1:09 P

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Thank you Joy for the welcome. I am having good results as long as my fasting is consistent.
I do 18/6 daily, occasionally I will make it a 20/4 or 22/2 day.

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2/1/19 11:46 A

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Hello! emoticon Happy February!
Glad to see a new co-leader! Welcome, Rodisciple!!!
emoticon I only lost 2 pounds in the month of January. Guess that is better than gaining 2 lbs!
I don't get to be on Spark very often but love reading about everyone's journeys. I, myself, am working on fasting more consistently. I used to be very consistent (3 times per week) but got out of the habit. Fasting works but only if you honestly fast!



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1/31/19 5:06 A

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Hi everyone
Hope you are all doing great with the fasting.... emoticon

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1/30/19 11:35 A

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Hello Mahedago, and Spiegy. Have a wonderful day!

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1/30/19 9:21 A

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I do 5:2 fasting - 2 days a week of 500-600 calories, and count my calories the rest of the week. I lost 60 pounds my first year of doing this, and my 2nd year is about to end with a net of 4 pounds of weight loss. I've been keeping up with the fast days but have been eating over my allotted calories most other days. I just haven't been successful at keeping my calories where they need to be. But I'm happy that I have maintained my weight for a year, even if I didn't lose, because that has always been such a struggle for me.



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MAHEDAGO's Photo MAHEDAGO Posts: 1,829
1/30/19 9:06 A

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I am doing the 16:8 everyday, i also do not eat anything during my fast only water.
the previous 4 weeks i did alternate day 36 hr fasts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays along withe 16:8 the rest of the week.
I kinda feel 'stuffed' now on 16:8 and am not sure if 16:8 will help any... lets wait another 4 weeks and see..
All the best to everyone on the team...

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1/30/19 7:46 A

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I fast 18/6 everyday. some days I will make it 20/4. I eat nothing during fast. I drink one cup of black coffee, or tea each morning, and nothing else except water. Waiting to see what everyone else is doing.

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1/29/19 1:19 P

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@joy hi
I don't eat anything at all when I'm fasting, I drink plenty of water and that's it...

I know I took for ever to reply but I had just not gotten on this team much since it's not very active ..

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1/28/19 10:31 P

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Had a heavy eating day yesterday, a lot of it unnecessary. Sigh. I wish the body knew it really doesn't need to defend itself against starvation! I guess I don't practice fasting strictly enough to experience the lack of drive some people talk about. But no matter what, just about everybody reports that they have overeating days, even the veterans.

I wonder sometimes if I'll ever eat consistently in a way that I don't have some disappointment over. Is it really that hard? Are my standards too high or am I just not surrendering to what I really need to do? I get tired of wishing I ate less than I do again. I went for a few years being fine with it after decades of overeating and not being at any kind of peace over it.

In any case, it was a good day today, Pretty much kept to the meal structure I intended and that always feels good. I have been tracking what I eat on another site where all I have to do is write it down with no calorie counting. I did go ahead and add it here, though since I was eating mostly leftovers from restaurant meals, it is a lot of guesswork. I'm more concerned with seeing what is going on between eating and appetite. I figure it will take a couple of weeks to have enough data to draw conclusions. It sure is trouble when I like being able to take a bite of this and that, but so far, it hasn't stopped me from doing it.

BTW, I backed off on getting to delay breakfast until noon daily. It felt like too big a leap. If I get past 10, all fine and good. I'm not working formally on the end of the day yet, though I have a rough idea to finish eating by 4. I went beyond that today because of lack of hunger and because I thought I might be eating breakfast later tomorrow. But the amounts were about right, so the balance was there.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 1/28/2019 (22:35)
Six years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 14,859
1/24/19 11:43 P

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Breakfast never did that to me. It's more of a dysfunctional entitlement thing, it seems. "I waited until my window opened, so I can eat more now." Or, "I'll go ahead and eat more now and less later, even though I'm not really hungry. " I think these are aberrations of the freedom that IF is supposed to lead to.Then again, sometimes I wonder if I am actually maintaining a weight that is too low. It is not my major goal to keep to this weight, but the overeating it would take to get to and maintain a higher weight sounds even more misery-inducing than putting up with being peckish without real hunger (and which giving in to leads to lousy feelings of being stuffed.)



Six years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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1/24/19 9:16 P

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I notice if I eat breakfast (even a very small one) I will tend to eat all day long! Breakfast starts a food frenzy and I usually have black coffee.

MAHEDAGO, do you eat any food at all on your 36 hour fasts?

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MAHEDAGO's Photo MAHEDAGO Posts: 1,829
1/18/19 8:13 A

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Hi
I find that after fasting for a week or so I got satiated faster and didn't eat so much in my eating window....I try not to do smaller meals as that gets me hungry quicker and then I end up binging, so I eat a big meal when time comes to eat then I am not so hungry the rest of the time and can extend my fasting window even longer....
I am doing 16:8 with 36 hr fast three times a week.. I will do that until the end of the month and depending on my results I will tweak the program to be a little less intense.
I found that my blood pressure has normalized and although I wasn't tested but I suspected I was pre-diabetic, and those symptoms are also clearing up...
Wish me luck cause I think intermittent fasting will be a lifestyle for me, if weightless occurs all the better..

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1/15/19 2:55 A

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I'm tending to go back for more food after i have my starter meal of the day instead of waiting a proper amount of time before a second event..I don't want to be grazing the whole time.

This annoys me but I don't really have a routine yet. I'd like to thinkI could have a lighter meal t start and one that might be more like one I'd have in social situation later in the day, to keep that option open. But I've so far wanted something more substantial. That's okay, so far. The overall amount of food is acceptable for now, though I get fuller than I think is a good way to get used to. I have to give myself a chance to adjust to the pattern.

I'm feelling a bit hungy tonight before bed and that hasn't happened, really, or maybe i did feel a little light last night. Ironically, when I woke up in the middle of the night as I often do, I feel always a little nauseous, NOT interested in food at all.

Six years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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1/11/19 7:48 P

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I had one of those days where it was easy so I went way beyond my chosen window and got to to 24 hours. But I am not going to limit myself to 500 calories.

Per Brad Pilon, I'd like to do that one or two times a week, but I resist imposing it on myself, meaning white knuckling it. It's a conundrum. For now, just not eating breakfast until 15 minutes later each day until I get to noonish is all I ask of myself.

Six years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 14,859
1/3/19 11:44 P

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I have not been a very successful faster according to most of the plans out there, though I am maintaining a 45+lb loss from "fasting" between three meals a day- and extras on weekends- since 2010. But I've been wobbling and finding that it's harder to find what is satisfying at three meals without eating too much. And then going off the rails because of WTH. So I'm going to try eating two meals in a smaller window for January. (I also do a fast-mimicking regeneration diet 4x a year and I finished the 2nd day of it just now. It will be nice to have bigger meals in a few days! But I don't do it for weight loss. It's mostly water loss. I've never kept the weight off after one of these, but I know it does good things for me anyway. ) And maybe one meal, if I'm so inclined. I went to a NY brunch that lasted from about 11:30- 2. I hadn't had breakfast and had no desire for dinner. I'm going to accept that kind of day when it happens.

Six years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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