Intermittent Fasting

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  1. Twag

    Twag Mummy to Elliot & Izzy <3

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    Has one done this or doing this type of "diet"?

    I am stuck on 10lbs that will just not shift so I have been looking into intermittent fasting and it sounds doable :shrug:

    I am thinking of doing a 15:9 so 15 hours fasting and 9 hours not so I would not fast between 12-9 pm and do this Monday to Friday :thumbup:
     
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    Rags Mother of 1 boy

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    Hi, I've not heard of the version you are looking to try. I know a few people who do a 5/2 version - eat a balanced 1800/2000 calorie diet for 5 days then have 2 days of only 500 calories. A couple of them swear by it and plan to stick with it for life, a third has been really rubbish at it and couldn't work out why it doesn't work for her - but I'm pretty sure she was eating about 3000 calories on her non fasting days!
     
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    Twag Mummy to Elliot & Izzy <3

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    The version I am trying is based on the 16:8 but I figured I would work up to that!

    I would not be able to function with a full time job and 2 young children on 500 calories a day :wacko:
     
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    Rags Mother of 1 boy

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    It sounds interesting. I did the 5/2 briefly a while back, I actually found it easier on the days I was working to do the 500, much easier to keep an eye on how much I was eating when I wasn't in the house. I suppose on the 16/8 or whatever version you choose you still need to keep an eye on the amount you eat and portion sizes. Good luck.
     
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    misspriss Well-Known Member

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    Lots and lots of people do IF, 16:8 is really popular. I don't personally do it, but I can see how it is easily done. If I had more weight to lose I might try it.

    For example, I had a medical appointment they wanted me to fast for at 10:30 am. So I didn't eat, until noon really. That day I had a really hard time meeting my calorie goals (I track my food), despite eating a full lunch, dinner, and snacks. Once I passed the "habit" eating time for breakfast, I didn't really struggle or feel hungry at all. I think it would be doable long term.
     
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    Twag Mummy to Elliot & Izzy <3

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    I have been doing it for a week now so nothing from 9pm until 12/1pm the following day and I have not lost a single pound :dohh: tbh it is easy enough I am hungry but it isn't unbearable :shrug:

    WTH I have been stuck at 10st 10lbs for months now and it is driving me insane I just want to lose this 10 pounds but it isn't shifting :cry:
     
  7. bluebell

    bluebell Proud Mummy :)

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    I feel your pain :hugs: ](*,) I’ve been on a mission to lose weight since the new year, mainly through cutting out the crap, eating healthier and cutting calories. It all went so well and I lost about 17lbs until about a month ago when I’ve been on a plateau :dohh:

    I’m the same, got another 10lbs I want to lose, have so far tried intermittent fasting, boom bod (waste of money!), exercising more, drinking loads of water, lower calories/higher calories and nothing :lol:

    It’s hard to stay committed but I’m just carrying on and hoping that slowly but surely it will come off :thumbup:

    xx
     
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    misspriss Well-Known Member

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    First, 1 week is not enough data to establish it isn't working, you need 3+ weeks of consistent data. Especially women, who have more hormone fluctuations. You may be doing fine :D

    Second, are you actually eating fewer calories because you are eating in a smaller window, or eating the same amount/more than usual at a meal because you are super hungry from waiting?

    I'm trying this, I find it easy to just drink coffee until lunch. Yesterday though I struggled to get all my calories in (I track on MFP), however my macros were significantly better. I had tons of carbs left and still met my protein goals, which is unusual.
     
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    Twag Mummy to Elliot & Izzy <3

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    I lost 1 pound :happydance: I know it isn't much but considering I have been stuck at 10st 10 for months now to see 10st 9 made me happy :haha:

    So I am doing good I have black coffee in the morning which helps :thumbup:

    So food wise I don't eat anything extra that I am not normally eating I am just not having breakfast :shrug:

    So for example today's food intake is:

    Vegatable Laksa Rice Noodles lunch
    Yogurt - lunch
    grapes (handful) - snack
    apple - snack
    banana - snack

    dinner will be:
    chicken & tomatoe based sauce with GF pasta
     

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