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starting intermittent fasting tommorow


 starting intermittent fasting tommorow
topic by killya - 01-20-2013, 12:39 PM - Boxden > The BX Gym - Health, Exercise, and Nutrition


any tips and advice would be appreciated. I suffer from mild anxiety but I drink chamomile tea to calm me down and it really helps. I am good at occupying time during the fasting period and I can stay busy. Should I be aight? Ill be eating around 2,000 calories a day. I heard some people go crazy during it...shouild I still aim to lose a pound a week?


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 01-20-2013, 01:52 PMaway - #2
SpyDa 154 heat pts154

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TMW put me on that intermittent fasting an that !! works. i lost more than a pound a week. maybe 4 pounds a week.

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 01-20-2013, 02:09 PMaway - #3
Reece 16 heat pts16

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Originally Posted by SpyDa
TMW put me on that intermittent fasting an that !! works. i lost more than a pound a week. maybe 4 pounds a week.







This is who I learned it from too..

I still have a few questions but I don't plan on starting until like April.
 01-20-2013, 02:20 PMaway - #4
Rhyme n Tekniq 1 heat pts

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Originally Posted by BoiWonda
This is who I learned it from too..

I still have a few questions but I don't plan on starting until like April.
I been doing it for a while now

did three 24 hour fast back to back. The morning after my first 24 hour fast i had lost 5lbs off my total weight. dont get too excited as the first initial pounds are mostly water but once it picks ups you WILL see great results. Trust me. Macronutrients arent so important right now, just eat at a caloric deficit and keep fasting, patience is the biggest test on IF just wait it out and stay persistent and he results are coming
 01-20-2013, 03:02 PMonline - #5
Andre3stacks 12 heat pts12

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been doing it since this past wednesday. If your really on your calories and keep track of what you eat you should be good. I was good till this morning I had a crazy hunger pain. I just started drinking green tea 2 days ago. Believe me that makes a big a$s difference. Im not a cofee guy and plus it can mess up your teeth so I think Green Tea is the best appetite stopper. I drink it when I wake up and sleep. I dont excercise fasted so I don worry to much about bcaas or protein powder. Tho I have some that I will use.
 01-20-2013, 04:07 PMaway - #6
killya 17 heat pts17

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hows your guys energy levels? Does it make any of you feel stressed out or ready to snap or are you just pretty normal?
 01-20-2013, 07:43 PMaway - #7
Nautilus O 12 heat pts12

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Thinking bout starting this next month, 6 am workouts before going to work with my feed period from 11am to 7pm. I take BCAA's intra workout, and I've heard this doesn't break the fast. So I'ma give it a shot.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
 01-20-2013, 07:59 PMaway - #8
ImSoBroke 

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Been doing it since december and went from 220lbs to 196 today trying to get to like 175 by april. Not everybody can handle the fast but if it works for u then enjoy it just make sure to hit your macros
 01-20-2013, 08:06 PMaway - #9
killya 17 heat pts17

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Originally Posted by ImSoBroke
Been doing it since december and went from 220lbs to 196 today trying to get to like 175 by april. Not everybody can handle the fast but if it works for u then enjoy it just make sure to hit your macros
when you say alot of people cant handle it what do you mean?
 01-20-2013, 08:16 PMaway - #10
Trill Livin 42 heat pts42

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started last week lost 6 pounds
 01-20-2013, 11:04 PMaway - #11
2godflow 14 heat pts14

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ive done this before cant rmbr if it worked or not. i also did a regular no eating fast for 4 days.

i think the best way is too just watch what you eat and work out tho.
 01-20-2013, 11:41 PMonline - #12
Optimus Crime 3 heat pts

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Originally Posted by killya
when you say alot of people cant handle it what do you mean?
I dunno.. but Hodgetwins are right... All you're basically doing is skipping breakfast lol... I lost 5lbs the first week (Shooting for about 1-2 pounds a week but no matter what I seem to dip pretty heavily... Even eating like a king). I have struggles eating breakfast anyway (because of school) so it works pretty easily for me
 01-21-2013, 01:15 AMaway - #13
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Ive been doing it since new yrs .. sorta messed up the last couple of days but otherwise ive been str8 since i started and ive gotten some good results. i had hunger pains in the first few days but that was it. i use MyFitnessPal to track all my meals and macros.
 01-21-2013, 10:01 AMaway - #14
lboog1423 171 heat pts171

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Originally Posted by killya
when you say alot of people cant handle it what do you mean?
prolly talking about not eating for such a long period of time. Just gotta find what best fits your schedule
 01-21-2013, 11:04 AMaway - #15
KingK 17 heat pts17

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Originally Posted by killya
hows your guys energy levels? Does it make any of you feel stressed out or ready to snap or are you just pretty normal?
Started like maybe 2 weeks ago..I feel great man, I get up early go to the gym 4 days out the week work out on an empty stomach, come home and do my work around the house and don't usually get my first meal in for about 1 1/2 2 hours after I finished working out. I usually have a 4-6 hour eating window since I've never been a heavy eater anyway and it work perfect for me.
 01-21-2013, 01:28 PMaway - #16
ImSoBroke 

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Originally Posted by killya
when you say alot of people cant handle it what do you mean?
The hunger pains and shyt. A lot of it is mental with some people acting all weak after a few hours and so on and then some people tend to over eat when they start the fast
 01-21-2013, 04:04 PMaway - #17
Rhyme n Tekniq 1 heat pts

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Originally Posted by ImSoBroke
The hunger pains and shyt. A lot of it is mental with some people acting all weak after a few hours and so on and then some people tend to over eat when they start the fast
this was me in the beginning.

you start justifying and looking for reasons to give in to urges.

my first few days i went from 244, 237, then 235. keep in mind I wore the exact same gym clothes everyday

another story i want to share is that I was unknowingly doing intermitten fasting back in 2009 when i had first started a new job. I had no disposable income to eat during lunch breaks, just enough to get to and from work until my first paycheck. I had no choice but to eat only during the evening when i got home after intense manual labor outside . My family was shocked to see how the weight was falling off of me. My face was getting a bit flushed my neck and forearms were getting more vascular and i had superb energy despite working from 8 to 5 with nothing to eat. And when I did eat it was mostly whatever was cooking or leftover like pot roast, beef and noodles and i would slam down a couple large cups of some fake kool-aid drink mix. I didnt think anything of it and as soon i got my first check I it was back to eating !! all day and spiking my insulin levels from sun up to sun down. I though it was the pysical work alone responsible for the weight loss, but the one factor that changed when i gained all my fat back was that i was eating !! like pizzas and 32 oz smoothies all day despite doing the same physical labor.

so im back at square one and now looking back i see why i lost the weight

SMH at believing that if i didnt give in to my psychological cravings every time i felt what i percieved as "hunger" was gonna starve to [rip] despit i was prolly at my healthiest and leanest when i was surviving off whatever was left in the fridge and only eating in the evening.

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 01-21-2013, 10:41 PMaway - #18
killya 17 heat pts17

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GOD DAMN THE FIRST DAY !!ING SUCKS. I CANT EAT TILL 1 IN THE AFTERNOON. IM STARVING AND ITS ONLY BEEN !!ING 4 HOURS. ABOUT TO GO TO SLEEP TO TRY AND SURVIVE THIS !!.
 01-21-2013, 10:42 PMaway - #19
killya 17 heat pts17

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!!KKKKKKKI WANT SOME CHEESE ZITS


FIRST DAY HAS GOT TO BE THE WORSE
 01-21-2013, 11:19 PMaway - #20
KingK 17 heat pts17

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Don't sit up thinking about the food you want Drink a big a$s glass of cold water and do some type of physical activity or something. Hit some push ups or sit ups and chill....
 
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