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Old 03-19-2007, 09:41 PM   #1
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Well, I got bit to try this IF thing and so far its been pretty good. After four days my hunger pangs are actually only hitting around 11am and the rest of the day....nothing. I get home at 7:30pm weekdays and eat. What I ate tonight can be viewed on my fitday log (kinda spotty I know) here: http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJ...tml?Owner=fmn1
After a 2kcal dinner I'm stuffed! I don't know how some of you can put more than a couple k away at a time, I can't. On the other hand, If I eat throughout the day then I can eat several thousand cals. Anyways, I really like this so far. I worked out this morning and felt absolutely great all day, even with having a cold. More later.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:33 AM   #2
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Well, I got bit to try this IF thing and so far its been pretty good. After four days my hunger pangs are actually only hitting around 11am and the rest of the day....nothing. I get home at 7:30pm weekdays and eat. What I ate tonight can be viewed on my fitday log (kinda spotty I know) here: http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJ...tml?Owner=fmn1
After a 2kcal dinner I'm stuffed! I don't know how some of you can put more than a couple k away at a time, I can't. On the other hand, If I eat throughout the day then I can eat several thousand cals. Anyways, I really like this so far. I worked out this morning and felt absolutely great all day, even with having a cold. More later.
How many cals are you aiming for or for that matter are you aiming for a specific goal?

Are you going for 15 hour fasts?

The hunger pangs for me went away after a week or so.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:10 AM   #3
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Right now I'm trying for roughly 2k cals. Since I'm really only eating one time per day over about 1/2 hour I guess you could say I'm fasting for a 23 hour period?

I'm definitely in the experimental stage of things though and things could change. I'm a real newb at this, never fasted for any length of time before, let alone each and every day.

My goal(s) are to a) still get stronger, b) get to about 175 lbs (now 193 lbs), and c) maintain after that with adustments as needed for slowly and steadily gaining lean muscle mass over time.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:35 AM   #4
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Looks Good Frank! keep us posted.
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:52 PM   #5
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First week of IF has lapsed for me. I've had a nasty cold, gotten from my boy, for the last week also but all considered I feel pretty good. Still got in 3 decent SS workouts this week. I'm coming off a deload of 2 weeks and didn't really push things. Actually the workouts seemed pretty easy which sort of surprises me. It seemed to me that working out, having a cold, and starting IF in the same week would have been much more difficult. Cheated one day as my Boss and I were out he volunteered to buy lunch at Chipotle (good!) and I made him twist my arm really hard to buy lunch for me. Life is tough. The hardest thing about IF for me is my Wife being upset about it. She seems to think that I'll have health problems from it. But, as I pointed out to her, I eat good quality during the time I eat while she will eat crap thoughout the day or 24/7 if I didn't object. That seemed to quiet things down a bit, finally. Caloric daily average is 2-2.5kcals/day and I'm down, I think, to 191lbs from 195lbs. My waist has shrunk 1" in one week to 36". I'll easily crack 188 by end of next week I think. This way of eating is good for me. It forces discipline on one since you only eat once per day.
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:58 PM   #6
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Frank, my wife thinks it's bad too, to which I reply "Who do you know that's as in shape/healthy as me?" I've explained the concept to her and that retort seems to end the conversation. Course, she also hates that I can eat pretty much whatever whenever without putting on any fat.
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:39 AM   #7
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I think this is why I'm buying in to the Fast-5. Wake up, drink coffee, don't eat until around 5, then keep it clean, but eat. Stop at 10. Wake up, repeat.
I like.

My wife will, no doubt, call me insane.

I'll have to start a thread to track progress.

Any thoughts on PWO drinks, ie. chocolate milk? I'm currently using it to assist recovery but will stop if it interferes with fat loss.
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Old 04-04-2007, 12:17 PM   #8
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if you are fasting 19+ hrs that choco milk will likely not be a problem, however if leaning out is your primary goal keep it protein and veggies for a week or two and it will work remarkably well. Then reintroduce more carbs pst-wo.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:18 PM   #9
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I'd try carbs only on PWO days....so if you workout 3x a week....then you are only getting carbs 3x a week....the rest is proteins and fats (+ veg). I agree if you are fasting 19+ hours I don't think you can drink enough Chocolate milk in 5 hours to make a huge dent....go ahead...try and drink a gallon....I want to see that....
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Thanks. I'll probably forgo the choco milk until I can drink a gallon at a time.

That is what you were saying, right?

I'm aiming at a 15-19 hr fast. Probably 19.
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