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Old 04-09-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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So, I'm back on the IF bandwagon.

7:30 AM Coffee + 2 tbs of half and half, supplements.

10:30 AM: Hunger pangs. Intense desire to indulge my sweet tooth with all the easter candy and treats lying around.

2:15 to 3:45: Workout. 10x3 in the front squat. No metcon because the intrepid Miss Samara awoke from her nap early.

At this point, I'm not hungry, and I'm drinking some yerba mate. My corundum is that I'm going to eat dinner around 5:30 PM. Do I extend the fast or should I break it right now.

I'm inclined to push it.

It's kind of a masochistic thing for me. I get a tendency to push the fast for longer periods of time.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:51 PM   #2
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It's kind of a masochistic thing for me.
Is it that or the euphoria?

If you're not hungry, let it go a while longer.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:54 PM   #3
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Maybe it's the euphoria. I went ~30 hours or so with nothing to eat when I visited Dan John earlier this year.
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:37 PM   #4
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30 hours is pretty good.

I'm not sure what's the longest I've gone in an IF type scenario. I've done some longer-term detox type fasting in the past, most of which involve drinking some type of foul tasting beverage. Trust me, some of this stuff is so bad, you would really rather not have anything.

Still, once you get past the first day or so, the hunger pangs tend to go away.
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:12 PM   #5
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Steve-
Looks good. If your primary goal is leaning out extending the fast a bit is fine. It will certainly reverse any type of insulin resistance ASAP. Get all the suffering out of the way up front!
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Looks good. If your primary goal is leaning out extending the fast a bit is fine. It will certainly reverse any type of insulin resistance ASAP. Get all the suffering out of the way up front!
Extend it to what point Robb? How many hours would you consider ideal for purposes of leaning out?
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:37 PM   #7
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I'm having great luck with anywhere between 12 - 20 hours, some days I'll go 24. Depends on my activity plans if that helps, but I'm also going very low carb which is really rockin right now. Even my metcon is ok surprisingly!

I hope thats helpful...
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:02 PM   #8
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If Shaf can IF, so can I. Unfortunately on vacation this week (did I say unfortunately?) and will start next week when the schedule is back to normal.

I'm interested in seeing how this goes with you, Steve as we are about the same size (about being the kicker here; I'm 6'3" 220 or so).
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:06 AM   #10
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I started at 5'11.5" (gotta get the .5...I swear I was 6' when I was 20, though!) and at 272.

My biggest problem now is that when I eat, I eat a lot of crap. The easter candy situation is hard to resist. It's like a classic food addiction thing. I've got to go paleo or lowcarb to get out of that rut.
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