Fasting for weight loss?

posted 1 week ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

mrsautumn36 :  I wish! I get shakey and lightheaded I too long without eating.

Ive had good luck with calorie counting but Im short so my limit is really low. Would be nice to be able to just eat one big meal a day or something

Post # 3
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Helper bee

i’m not currently fasting or looking into it, but from the people that I knw have done it, prefer intermittent fasting. Some do only water. They say it really helps give their digestive systems a break and flush out everythign to get on track again. 

 

🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I do 16:8 intermittent fasting 5-6 days a week for weight loss. I just started last month, so no big results yet.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

My dietitian friend introduced me to IF before my wedding. I’m almost a year post wedding and still eat this way most days! It just works for me, I like it, and I have maintained my prewedding weight loss easily.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I tend to naturally stick to a 16:8 schedule most days (even as a kid, I hated breakfast), but I also listen to my body. My thought is that if I’m shaky/don’t feel well, I don’t want to trick my body into anything…it needs food, and that’s fine. I lost 35 pounds, and while IF helped with feeling full, calorie counting was what got me the results I wanted. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Sometimes I do intermittent fasting for a few weeks and I love it, I feel much clearer in the days that I have a longer fast window! 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

When I first read this title, I thought it said “Farting for Weight Loss” and that sounds much more pleasurable than going without food!

My husband has gotten into intermittent fasting recently and keeps trying to talk to me about it. I’ve had times where I was involuntarily food insecure and currently have times where I’m too lazy to prepare myself a meal so I generally remain pretty eh about it. I don’t feel the need to create a thing that I have to track and have rules around (he’s a trainer so he’s all amped about it).

I have found the shorter eating window conversation a bit more intriguing but if I decide I do want to eat, I will. I don’t do food restriction, in general. Funnily enough, the main person raiding our cabinets and refrigerator is the same guy talking to me about the shorter food window and intermittent fasting and vitamins and blah blah blah. 

I generally just do the whole proteins at breakfast (nuts, meat, etc), stick with eating dinner around 6:30pm and do not eat again until morning (unless there’s an irresistible treat available 😉 ) and that’s pretty easy to be consistent with. I think it incorporates some of the principles of fasting without me feeling like my food is being restricted.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Right now I’m doing very low carb low sugar with two meals a day in an 8 hour window. So basically intermittent fasting! I enjoy having the two large meals a day but can’t always stick to it because it’s SO hard when you are busy.

I struggle with losing ANY weight and i’m pretty sure it’s due to years of jerking my metabolism around with dieting and then going off of it.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

mrsautumn36 :  TRUE! Did you have to take some time to adjust to it? Any lightheadedness or other issues that went away after you’d gotten more experience?

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