Intermittent fasting anyone?

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
2654 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Yes!! But I’ve started slowly. I started by skipping breakfast so it’s a max of 15 hours, but I started by doing 13. I think building it up over time has allowed it to be a gentle intro for me and I don’t even want food until lunch time.

Post # 4
2678 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I do it by skipping breakfast. I eat lunch about 1:00pm and ensure that I stop eating no later than 8:00pm. 

I do have caffiene in the morning though. 🙂

Post # 5
1705 posts
Bumble bee

I’d start even more slowly than that. Skip breakfast a couple days a week. Or skip it when you aren’t that hungry, but if you’re super hungry, don’t force your way through it. I’ve been eating like this for over 10 years. I didn’t even know it was an actual thing until recently. I’ve just always skipped breakfast and a lot of the times I don’t have lunch if I’m not hungry. It works for some people, but doesn’t for others. The worst is when it doesn’t work for someone, but they’re pushing their bodies to do it anyways. Just listen to your body and what it needs.

Post # 6
1419 posts
Bumble bee

Yes!! I love it! I started doing it when I hit a plateau and wasn’t getting anywhere. I was able to lose 10 pounds. I actually had a friend who’s a registered nutritionist and dietitian recommend it. She uses it herself and for her clients. My fiance and I have actually now adopted it as our preferred way of eating now

Post # 7
7528 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve always done it naturally as I’ve never been a breakfast person.

I eat for the first time around 1pm. Typically a yogurt and some cheese. Have lunch around 3 or 3:30 and then dinner before 8:30.

I found that when I did eat breakfast before work I was hungrier throughout the day so doing it this way helps me eat less overall throughout the day.

Sometimes I’m hungry earlier so I’ll eat earlier and try to get dinner in earlier. Listen to your body to see what works for you.

Post # 8
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I have been doing it for about a year now. The days I go to the gym, I eat breakfast at 9 and make sure I have dinner by 5. The days I don’t go to the gym, I skip breakfast and just eat lunch and dinner. I really like it, my blood sugar has regulated, I don’t have crazy drops like I used to. I’m not totally dilligent about it, but it’s mostly just habit now. 


Post # 9
2440 posts
Buzzing bee

I do 21-3. Works great. I eat around 5:30, my only meal of the day. Coffee with 1/2&1/2 at breakfast and lunchtimes.

Post # 10
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’ve been doing it for a little over a month now (combined with “not strict” Keto — Keto for 2 weeks, eat slightly higher carbs for 3 days or so— then back to low carb). I am doing the 16:8 fast. I usually try not to eat until noon or 1 pm, and make sure I have dinner before 8. I’ve already dropped 7 pounds, plus shaved 3 inches off my waist and 1.5 from my hips. I also find that not eating breakfast makes it easier to go longer between meals.. if that makes sense? When I would eat breakfast earlier (or even a coffee or something) I would find myself feeling hungry and not able to hold off eating my next meal, therefore causing me to eat more. I feel great! I find I sleep better, have higher energy and for the first time in well over a year I actually don’t wake up feeling bloated! 

Post # 11
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Yes, I’m new to it. Been doing the 16/8 for a for a two weeks now. I have coffee in the morning and usually a la croix type beverage mid morning to get me to lunch. I typically eat my first meal around 11:30 or 12 and finish dinner by 7:30 or 8. I may eat a small snack around 4:30. I’ve lost a few pounds since starting, so it seems to be working, but I’ve been making really clean eating choices as well and probably eating less than 1200 calories a day. 

I have always been a breakfast eater and the first few days were a little tough, but I’ve just been filling up on no-calorie beverages to get me through.  Good luck!

Post # 12
961 posts
Busy bee

I wouldn’t fast more that 14 hrs. 

Post # 13
178 posts
Blushing bee

I am not a strict IF but I skip breakfast (although I do have coffee with soymilk, so technically it’s not complete fasting). Sometimes dinner is early, sometimes it’s later. I just feel better and less weighed down if I don’t have breakfast in the morning. Have been doing it for several years and don’t think I’ll ever go back to being a breakfast person (except for special vacation occasions, etc). My weight doesn’t fluctuate much.

Post # 14
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I did 8/16 intermittent fasting in the 3 months leading up to my wedding. It definitely helped me shed those last few pounds, and maybe I’d do it again as a relatively quick fix, but I could never sustain. I know lots of people who have done it and said once they got used to it they felt sharper. I just felt in a fog and eternally hangry haha. I hated every second, but it worked so sealed.

Post # 15
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Just saying it’s funny that you’re posting this on Eid lol 

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