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Re: Intermittent fasting

#121 Postby thendanisays » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:02 pm

xjohanx wrote:
thendanisays wrote:I have strayed from my high protein ways


Go back to it :wink:



NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!......ooooooooooook.... :sad11:

I can handle that. will 1 g/lb cut it?

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Re: Intermittent fasting

#122 Postby cubby2112 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:57 pm

1 g/lb should be just fine. I've found better results with higher protein, but that is probably hard for women to do, with not as many expendable calories.
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Re: Intermittent fasting

#123 Postby nealraj006 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:47 am

How long do you guys usually fast for? I know that LeanGains promotes 16/8, but I'm curious to see whether anybody does pure water fasting for longer than that.

I've noticed that 16 hours is amazingly easy for me to do, but while approaching the 20 hour mark, I feel like I should eat something. I usually eat something light, like fruit, when hunger kicks in. Then I slowly work my way up to the "heavier" foods.
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Re: Intermittent fasting

#124 Postby xjohanx » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:49 am

15-16 hours suits me the best so that's usually what I aim for. I can def go longer though and sometimes I'm up to 20-21 hours.
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Re: Intermittent fasting

#125 Postby cubby2112 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:22 am

Yep, I follow the same 15-16 hours as Johan. Sometimes I go longer, if responsibilities get in the way. Going longer is no problem.
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Re: Intermittent fasting

#126 Postby chrisjs » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:53 am

I don't know how you do it. I tried it for about two weeks and while I got my hunger under control, lifting in the afternoon was a disaster whether I fasted through or ate a meal an hour or so before.

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#127 Postby cubby2112 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:33 am

chrisjs wrote:I don't know how you do it. I tried it for about two weeks and while I got my hunger under control, lifting in the afternoon was a disaster whether I fasted through or ate a meal an hour or so before.


Did you experience low energy levels?
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Re: Intermittent fasting

#128 Postby xjohanx » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:00 pm

chrisjs wrote:I don't know how you do it. I tried it for about two weeks and while I got my hunger under control, lifting in the afternoon was a disaster whether I fasted through or ate a meal an hour or so before.


Training fasted before lunch works really well for me except if I'm gonna squat and do deadlifts (too much ups and downs I guess) but when I fasted through the whole afternoon and worked out fasted late at day it was basically just motivation that kept me going. The 12 pm - 8 pm feeding window is def the best way for me to go. And I never liked eating a meal close to working out. Now it's always at least 2 hours inbetween and then I take some EAA.
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Re: Intermittent fasting

#129 Postby chrisjs » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:51 pm

I don't feel tired going into it, but I just don't have the endurance once I start lifting. Basically I feel like I run out of gas much faster. I was/am taking EAA before and BCAA during.

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Re: Intermittent fasting

#130 Postby xjohanx » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:10 pm

Yeah that's the same as my experience basically. Fasting untill afternoon doesn't work in the long run for me and that's why I shifted to the "normal" 16/8 12-8 scheduele. I do 90% of my workouts after lunch which is perfect for me because I can eat a decent amount of energy for lunch to fuel my workouts. If I do fasted workouts I need coffee right before =)
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Re: Intermittent fasting

#131 Postby Northstar » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:53 pm

Thursday I fasted all day except for a vega bar and apple and my stomach felt GREAT. I am probably going to do that every few weeks but dont think I could any more frequently.

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Re: Intermittent fasting

#132 Postby Richard » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:55 am

Yo, just read through this thread, cool. I just wondered, do sleeping hours count as a fast? So if I eat my last meal at 6pm, and then don't eat until 9am the next day, that is a fast of 15 hours? Is that true, or are we talking about being awake / active during the fast?
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Re: Intermittent fasting

#133 Postby xjohanx » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:26 am

Sleeping counts =)
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Re: Intermittent fasting

#134 Postby cubby2112 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:22 pm

There is a good intermittent fasting primer over at leangains.com right now. I would post a direct link, but Martin's blog has a static URL for all pages, or whatever the hell you call that. The primer is called "The Leangains Guide."
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Re: Intermittent fasting

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