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Old 11-16-2007, 01:47 AM   #21
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19/5. Only about a week into, but I'm really adjusting quite nicely and killing my workouts. Rather surprised. May open up the window so that my fasts look more like 18/6 or 17/7 to make sure I get enough food.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:34 AM   #22
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Appx 18 (6pm-12pm)
Eat 6 (noon-6)
Ends up being a large lunch, 4 pm smaller meal, then maybe something lite at 5:30, but I'm noticing that I'm really full during the feed window and almost have to force myself to eat the second meal as I'm trying to add a few pounds.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:25 PM   #23
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18 hours M-F; 9pm to 3pm.

Weekends -if it happens great, if not, that's okay but try for at least 15 hours.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:00 PM   #24
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5 days a week: usually 15, but I've been forgetting lunch a lot lately, so sometimes 20-22.

I have no desire to limit myself on the weekends. I still do my morning workout fasted though (er, on coffee).
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:37 AM   #25
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I'm going to try 18/6 one or two days a week. The rest are 14-16 hours fasts (which really don't count as fasts).
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:42 AM   #26
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I'm going to try 18/6 one or two days a week. The rest are 14-16 hours fasts (which really don't count as fasts).
They don't?
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:54 AM   #27
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18 - 20, only Saturday and Sunday
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:43 AM   #28
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They don't?
I don't know (I'm in IF newb). It looks like every one goes so much longer that 14 seems paltry in comparison. I eat dinner around 6 and don't eat again until the next morning at 8 or 10, which seems fairly normal. How long do fasts need to be for them to be considered fasts? I can't go longer than 18 with my schedule.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:26 AM   #29
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How long do fasts need to be for them to be considered fasts? I can't go longer than 18 with my schedule.
No frigin idea...such as what length does the fast need to be minimally to have any positive affects...and does the affects increase with a longer fast? I'm guessing from what I have seen, fasts should be a minimal of 15 hours inorder for the hormonal responses to fasting kick in. Now is 14 hours better than nothing at all? I am sure there are benefits to giving your gut some time off from digestion of course. Does a 24 hour fast 2x a week give you more deeper cellular cleaning and allow for more reversal of insulin resistance than 7x a week 15hr fasts? Crap.....it's all guess work as far as I know at this point.....best solution....vary your fasting protocols....add in some longer fasts once in a while and don't worry about fasting on other days (vs always the same fast length every day). Your body loves new things....it responds better to randomization than it does to routine.
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:23 PM   #30
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I don't know (I'm in IF newb). It looks like every one goes so much longer that 14 seems paltry in comparison. I eat dinner around 6 and don't eat again until the next morning at 8 or 10, which seems fairly normal. How long do fasts need to be for them to be considered fasts? I can't go longer than 18 with my schedule.
I typically only do 15-17 when I do fast, and I've been found many benefits since January. The last few months I fell off the bus of clean eating due to various life things. Last week was my first full week of eating well.
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