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Unread 03-22-2008, 08:07 PM
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Question Heard Of IF Dieting

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I heard about IF dieting elsewhere, I tried googling it, to not much avail.
I hope to get some questions answered..

Judging from the name, Intermittent Fasting I'd assume that :

1) Have a long gap between meals and try to meet the daily BMR cals or less, and squeeze it into those meals that you have ?
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Unread 03-22-2008, 08:33 PM
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not exactly

generally speaking it entails a fasting period (12-16 hours) and an eating period (4-8 hours)

usually the fasting runs from the dinner meal to mid-afternoon and the eating period from mid-afternoon to evening
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Unread 03-22-2008, 11:25 PM
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what exactly do you want to know and what are your intents with this type of schedule?
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Unread 03-22-2008, 11:53 PM
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Hi All,

I heard about IF dieting elsewhere, I tried googling it, to not much avail.
I hope to get some questions answered..

Judging from the name, Intermittent Fasting I'd assume that :

1) Have a long gap between meals and try to meet the daily BMR cals or less, and squeeze it into those meals that you have ?
Although there are plenty of places to read up on it, this is the only one that comes to me right this second:

http://www.leangains.com/

It's how I learned about it anyway.
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Unread 03-23-2008, 10:11 AM
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Although there are plenty of places to read up on it, this is the only one that comes to me right this second:

http://www.leangains.com/

It's how I learned about it anyway.
Since Martin said he would update it every second week ... there should be an update now
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There's several approaches, but the one that just got mentioned, viz. eat first meal later in the afternoon (pre-workout) and finish late at night is the most popular one.
Another one is to condense the eating window even further.

Likewise, some do this every day, while others eat during a normal time window every other day and only do the IF every other day.

I'd heard about it on the blog from Michael Eades (proteinpower.com ) back in Sept '06. The appealing part was improved health parameters.
The best part for me was being able to really hit low calorie intakes again, since eating fewer meals is much easier for someone who only gets hungry when a meal is being eaten.

My version quickly became a 2 meal-a-day in the 'Ramadan' fashion = eat at 10am/10pm every day.
After 2 months it brought my metabolism down by a bit over 10%. Going from 2 to 3 meals brought it back up again, and I'm still eating that way (10am/5pm/10pm).
Supposedly there's no evidence for a drop in metabolism, but not everyone is the same.

However, since it was so freaking easy to keep calories on the low side, I still lost fat at a decent pace. A better reason to go back to 3 meals was boredom with eating so few meals. It's great though when you're extremely busy at work.
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I'm doing a 1 meal/day-IF right now.






It works fine on 1500 cals/day
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Unread 03-24-2008, 07:59 PM
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The appealing part was improved health parameters.
You have a link discussing it's improvement in health parameters?
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Unread 03-25-2008, 05:18 AM
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In the other forum (BR.com) there was quite a bit of discussion on that aspect as well as in that proteinpower.com blog from Dr. Eades I talked about.

Being too lazy to dig everything up on BR.com since IF is a difficult word to search for, I'm pointing you to this page:

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/c...ttent-fasting/
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I would trust Dr. Eades to report on much coherently judging by his stupidity about the metabolic advantage

there's plenty of work on IF and CR and health on medlline
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