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Old 10-05-2006, 01:51 PM   #1
Greg Davis
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Hey I'm going to give Dr.Eades-style IF schedule a try (proteinpower.com/drmike). It calls for alternating 24 hour fasts, along the lines of:

Day1- eat until evening (eat breakfast and at work)
Day2- dont eat until evening (eat dinner when I get home)
Day3- repeat day1
etc.

Pretty simple, I like it cuz I can align it with my work schedule and make thing really efficient (ie. days where i dont eat dinner i have plans for after work)

My concern is on days where im not eating dinner, sometimes I would go rock climbing or something really active and then not eat until the next dinner. Seems like a long time not to eat after physical exercise. Anyone else tried to incorporate exercise with long periods of fasting after?
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Old 10-05-2006, 03:44 PM   #2
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I've done this quite a bit, with no problem. No loss of weight, recovery seems great. It was only hard mentally at first after years of hearing "eat after exercise, eat after exercise...)

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Old 10-05-2006, 06:17 PM   #3
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I'm just getting into IF and I am having a hard time both making it 15 hours between eating and not eating after workouts (which I generally do at night). I have a feeling it will get better as I get used to it, but there's nothing like being hungry. I'm just happy I am not eating by choice instead of not eating because food is scarce.

Does anyone suggest 24 hour fasts over 15 hours? Personally I think 15 hours seems less wild and is easier to explain to family members than not eating for a whole day.
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Old 10-05-2006, 07:07 PM   #4
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I was reading that you should then eat the blocks that you missed during the fasting day, if you are eating the Zone diet. Is that what you understand?
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Old 10-06-2006, 02:34 AM   #5
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Richard-

Absolutely. One of the keys of IF is that you do not reduce caloric intake... only the timing of the intake. If you take 24 hours off of eating followed by a 24 hour eating window, then you need to eat twice what your normally would.
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:00 AM   #6
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Day1- eat until evening (eat breakfast and at work)
Day2- dont eat until evening (eat dinner when I get home)
Day3- repeat day1
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So if I don't eat dinner, breakfast, snack then at dinner and night snack would I make up for all that after 5pm until I go to bed or do I make up for it over dinner, night snack, breakfast, lunch and snack?

Am I making sense?
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:32 AM   #7
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I do not believe that a specific schedule is best for intermittent fasting. I believe DeVany's idea of varying length of fasts and daily intake is better than a specific schedule. Having said that there is some pattern to the IF plan I have been trying. Due to my shift as a Firefighter. (2-10 hour days, 2-14 hour nights, and 4 days off)I find it easy to fast all day while I am at home and do all of my eating on shift. On my 4 days off I vary my food intake according to my activity level. (Climbing, skiing, etc.) I guess what I am saying is vary your IF schedule and make it fit into your daily routine. I think you will find it easier to do and maybe even more effective. Just my thoughts. :happy:

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Old 10-06-2006, 01:03 PM   #8
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I fully agree with Todd. I mix up my schedule constantly. One of the issues of the Performance Menu has my eating schedule times for a whole month. (I don't remember which one right now) I keep it random, the only difference is that my average fasts are a bit longer now.

Richard- if I do the 24 on/off plan, the first day I just eat all my food before noon or so, then I don't eat again until around noon the next day. I eat all of that day's food between noon and bedtime, trying to finish a few hours before bed. You end up going 24 hrs with no food, and eating two day's worth of food in 24 hours. However, you still get to eat a day's worth of food each calendar day.

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Old 10-06-2006, 04:01 PM   #9
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As for the 15hr mark. . . that is usually the break through point. If my last meal was 'good' stuff, I usually hit the wall at 13 - 15hrs. Once I get past that, it is pretty darn easy to go for a while.
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:26 PM   #10
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I usuually do IF for 15-18 hrs periods. I find if I drink espresso/Americana's and lots of bottled water 1:2 ratio it supresses my appetite and rev's me up for the WOD and dont have a problem with hunger until I know that my time to eat is right around the corner.
Hope this helps.
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