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Old 12-11-2007, 01:16 PM   #1
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My experience with IF

That would be inadvertent fasting, since I was sick all weekend and couldn't keep anything down.

Results: After my 2-day fast, I had dropped almost 8 pounds, and felt like crap.
Based on feedback from my ever-supportive wife, I also smelled and looked like crap.

My recommendation to everyone is to avoid this type of fasting.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:42 PM   #2
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Re: My experience with IF

I... don't agree.

Obviously, don't confuse correlation with causation. If you lost 8 pounds and smelled like crap --- that's the sickness. Not the fasting.

Moreover, I think randomness rather than routine in your meal schedules is optimal. The body is designed to respond to this randomness with growth and adaptation; routine and plentiful feeding shuts down this adaptive response. Chaotic schedule and occasional inadvertent fasting is a good thing.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:05 PM   #3
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Re: My experience with IF

I apologize. I suppose I really should have posted this in stuff and nonsense; it was more of a joke than anything else. But you are right, the smelliness is undoubtedly from the sickness. However, the weight loss must be a combination of not eating and...expunging what I already had in me. At any rate, this won't be my last foray into fasting. But hopefully in the future it won't happen against my will.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:47 PM   #4
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Re: My experience with IF

Got it and enjoyed it. Inadvertent fasting and stinking are not on my to-do list.
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:55 AM   #5
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Re: My experience with IF

I did a brief period of IF last weekend, incessant feeding. My family was in town and my wife was out of town, and I lost all self control of eating. I feel like a bloated pig now, and find it difficult to get back to business.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:44 AM   #6
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Re: My experience with IF

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I did a brief period of IF last weekend, incessant feeding. My family was in town and my wife was out of town, and I lost all self control of eating. I feel like a bloated pig now, and find it difficult to get back to business.
'Tis the season!

For both, actually...sickness and indulging.

Oh, well. I've done a bit of IF, myself---lluminated Feasting: eating Chanukah foods by the light of the candles.


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Old 12-12-2007, 09:02 AM   #7
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Re: My experience with IF

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I did a brief period of IF last weekend, incessant feeding.
I'm not proud, but I do this daily. Or well the past two days I've zoned for breakfast and lunch only to freak out and eat more than ever during the evening/night. We're talking litres of ice-cream, a pound of chocolate, random pastries plus regular meals, lots of milk and a few sandwiches with extra everything. I kind of have to stop this, I think. I mean, my insulin response is still very good and I'm not over-weight. But hell it can't do much good to my poor body...
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:46 AM   #8
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Usually I'm pretty good at holding my own. Though, I might have to go to Krispy Kreme's soon and buy some of their chocolate coverd glazed with sprinkles on top donuts. I'd say about a dozen should fulfill my cravings. Remember, cinnamon cuts down your insulin spike.
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:12 AM   #9
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Potato latkes all the way.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:47 AM   #10
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Inebriated Fighting!

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