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Old 08-21-2009, 12:44 PM   #11
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Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?

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Tom, then you only eat once a day?
Usually twice with a snack. And I always do the WOD fasted.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:49 AM   #12
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Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?

Tom, you live like this day in and day out?

I couldn't survive going that long without food. Well I could be I like eating too much. Like wayyy to much and still have trouble gaining weight.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:54 AM   #13
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Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?

This thread has inspired me to give IF another shot. I once tried it (or a few times, but only lasted a few days before eating crap food) and it was starting to lean me out quite a bit. What worked for me was to eat from about 2pm to 7pm back then... I would just skip breakfast, drink tons of water during the morning... at that time I was working out at noon, and during the workouts I would stop feeling hungry thankfully, even if I felt like I was starving during the previous hours).. so I did the workouts fasted, then ate in my 5-7 hour window. Currently I don't workout at noon but I'll figure out a way to try this again.
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:59 PM   #14
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Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?

I just can't do it. I've tried but if I go too long without food I get headaches and my stomach hurts so bad it becomes near unbearable. I definitely wouldn't be able to workout at all with no food in me.
But I guess it works for some people, just not me.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:10 PM   #15
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Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?

It's IF five days a week for me. I eat once a day during the work week, usually between 6-10 in the evenings. I also workout fasted. If I do eat during the day, it makes it very hard for me to hit the gym. Weekends are a different story.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:40 PM   #16
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Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?

Before CF, I always ate between 1 or 2 to 7pm, but it wasn't zone, and I would gain weight very easily. It seemed that the more I ate, the better my body maintained its weight. Now it might be a different story since beginning the CF program. I'll try it and let you know.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:42 PM   #17
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Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?

Just an inexperienced layman's opinion, but I toss in an 18-20 hour fast 2x per week, for about the last 6 weeks, and love it!

Definitely a useful tool for that stubborn body fat that didn't seem to budge in the first 6 months of crossfit/paleo. But there's a lot more educated and informed opinions out there, just my anecdotal props for IF here.
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:38 PM   #18
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Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?

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Tom, you live like this day in and day out?
Hi Adam -- yes, I do. I average a 17-hour daily fast.

And believe me, I LOVE eating. I just eat differently, and it has made a world of difference.

Arturo -- what you did is almost exactly what I do now. Except I do workout at noon.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:12 PM   #19
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Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?

So would you start your window right after your workout? Some say that for fat loss, it's best to wait about an hour before you eat. So would you start your window about an hour after your workout?
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:48 PM   #20
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Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?

Question following along the lines of Yahya, for the guys out there that do there workouts while fasted do you have a PWO meal? (anywhere from 3-6 blocks protein & 1-2 blocks carbs)
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