Intermittent Fasting

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  1. Choppy182

    Choppy182 Juniors

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    Anybody doing/tried this?

    I'm returning from some back injuries (stemming from broken back 7 years ago) and am finally able to get back into the gym. During this time I haven't been as active as I would normally be and have put on weight. Getting married in Nov I want to trim down by then, I have 5 months. Looking to lose around 12-15kg. I'm 100kg at the moment. As a result I'm looking into fasting as I've read there is so many benefits from doing it.

    I'm curious to know -

    When do you train? during your fasting? or during your feeding window?

    What type of training you do? (weights only? Cardio only? both?)
     
  2. Snoochies

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    Hey mate,

    Currently doing a 16:8 fast. I tried a 20:4 fast along time ago and lost a lot of weight but one piece of advice is learn about BMR as I totally screwed mine up by eating minimal calories and when I went to eat normally again I gained a tonne of weight just by eating normal, so even though you are looking at fasting, eat the right amount of calories and don't restrict too much.

    In saying that here's what I do at the moment. I fast between 8pm and til 12pm and only have water and black coffee during that time. I eat a good lunch at midday, smaller snack around 3pm and a good dinner.
    I was back to eating 6 smaller meals per day but for me personally, I like stacking my plate with food and feel better eating larger meals. It's really personal preference.

    I train weights Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and follow 2 of those workouts with cardio. Wed and Sat I do sprints and add in some riding where ever I can.

    I feel much better fasting, hunger isn't an issue and you really do enjoy your meals more, they aren't a chore. I actually get excited about a salad.

    Check out Thomas Delauer, he has some really good youtube videos and breaks down the scientific stuff really well but if it suits you, do it!

    Good luck
     
  3. Choppy182

    Choppy182 Juniors

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    the eating ill be fine I think as I don't ever eat in the morning ever. Your scheduling is near Identical to what I've mapped out so glad to see it works for you. Yeah I have checked him out, simples things real well.
     
  4. DeeJ

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    I practice IF but not with any goals in mind than to save time and have convenience. I start work at 7am and have lunch at 11am which is a decent sized meal. I'll train at 3-4pm after I've finished work so I'm eating at 5-6pm.

    I'm not sure if this is breaking the benefit or the fast but for the last few months I've had a piece of fruit around 9am (my first break) which helps curb the hunger. I find that on days that I do train, I'm more disciplined at dinner, but days that I don't, I'm hopeless and start snacking.

    Energy wise I think it's ok for training. There's the first hump of hunger you have to get over and after that you feel like you don't need to eat forever.
     
  5. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

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    I lost 20 kg with intermittent fasting. Put 10 back on a year after going back to normal. I wouldn't say I was ill disciplined, not completely disciplined- but it is worrying to watch the weight come back on once you've lost it.
     

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