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    Intermittent Fasting

    Never heard of this concept a month ago and now it's popping up a lot of places. This is not fasting like taking a day off from eating, rather it's compressing all your daily food intake into a smaller window (8 hours is the most commonly mentioned one). So the idea is that you have your first food of the day at say noon and complete all caloric intake by 8:00 (or any other 8-hour window you choose).

    The benefits are supposed to be in overall caloric reduction (duh) but also in insulin sensitivity and metabolism. I'm not speaking for the source here, this article just covers the main points: Link.

    Not a scientist by any means but it's interesting and seems like it might be worth pursuing.

    Another, somewhat humorous take on it (again, I don't know a thing about the source but he's not selling anything at least): Link.

    Whaddaya think?

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    No getting baked and going to Jack in the Box at 2 AM? I'm out.
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    Probably work, I try to drink only in 8-hour blocks...
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

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    IF has been around for a while and closely linked to the paleo community. Check out robbwolf.com for more information. I generally do a minimum of a 12 hour fast each day and try to work out fasted.
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    I don't know, that's gotta hurt.......Oh! You said fasting. Never mind.

    Let's do some livin'
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    Also known as not eating breakfast.

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    thought this thread was going to be about porn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    Also known as not eating breakfast.
    And no late-night snacks, yeah.

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    Saw this on the Today Show two weeks ago from the guy who wrote "Eat This, Not That!," and have been trying it for a little over a week (noon-8). FWIW, and maybe my metabolism hasn't kicked in to the new diet yet, but I haven't lost one pound and have been a bigger dick than normal in the morning hours. I still drink water but I can't chug enough to make me feel full without also feeling bloated and sick. I also get their daily recommended amount of exercise (more than, actually). It's only been a week so I'll try it a few more to see if it actually works.

    I've always thought if you're getting exercise you need MORE calorie intake overall at more frequent, smaller meals through the day. This diet is against everything I've known 'til now but I'm 25 fucking pounds overweight and no amount of biking and hiking is getting rid of the spare tire.
    The best things in life aren't things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    And no late-night snacks, yeah.
    You need a diet guru to tell you not to eat a tube of Pringles at midnight?

    Eat a good breakfast and lunch, skip dinner, pretty much the same thing.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele View Post
    the paleo community
    Oh come on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutash View Post
    You need a diet guru to tell you not to eat a tube of Pringles at midnight?

    Eat a good breakfast and lunch, skip dinner, pretty much the same thing.
    It's a lot easier for me to delay eating in the morning than to stop eating for the day after lunch but whatever floats your boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven S. Dallas View Post
    Oh come on.
    Hey they have a clubhouse.

    Well it's more of a fort.

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    Honeycomb hideout?
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotherFucker View Post
    Saw this on the Today Show two weeks ago from the guy who wrote "Eat This, Not That!," and have been trying it for a little over a week (noon-8). FWIW, and maybe my metabolism hasn't kicked in to the new diet yet, but I haven't lost one pound and have been a bigger dick than normal in the morning hours. I still drink water but I can't chug enough to make me feel full without also feeling bloated and sick. I also get their daily recommended amount of exercise (more than, actually). It's only been a week so I'll try it a few more to see if it actually works.

    I've always thought if you're getting exercise you need MORE calorie intake overall at more frequent, smaller meals through the day. This diet is against everything I've known 'til now but I'm 25 fucking pounds overweight and no amount of biking and hiking is getting rid of the spare tire.
    I saw that too and thought, I've been living like that for years. But I still think you need to reduce your caloric intake to really loose weight. I can eat a lot in eight hours.
    Hiking and biking doesn't really work your core very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    It's a lot easier for me to delay eating in the morning than to stop eating for the day after lunch but whatever floats your boat.
    Mostly you don't want to eat a bunch of calories and go to bed, unless of course you are going to bed with a hot Russian hooker and going to bang her for eight hours.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    Does sleeping for 8+ hours count as my fast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcove View Post
    Does sleeping for 8+ hours count as my fast?
    No, but sleeping for 12+ hours does...pm Rontele for more info.
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    They have socalized healthcare up in canada. The whole country is 100% full of pot smoking pro-athlete alcoholics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    benefit is one crap a day for duration of plan.
    I poop at work and am paid hourly.

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    So you're saying you shit for cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    So you're saying you shit for cash.
    I refer to it as getting paid but that works too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    Also known as not eating breakfast.
    This. I eat a minimal amount on hill, then power down a couple big meals later. Definitely caloric deficient, but who has time to eat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotherFucker View Post
    Saw this on the Today Show two weeks ago from the guy who wrote "Eat This, Not That!," and have been trying it for a little over a week (noon-8). FWIW, and maybe my metabolism hasn't kicked in to the new diet yet, but I haven't lost one pound and have been a bigger dick than normal in the morning hours. I still drink water but I can't chug enough to make me feel full without also feeling bloated and sick. I also get their daily recommended amount of exercise (more than, actually). It's only been a week so I'll try it a few more to see if it actually works.

    I've always thought if you're getting exercise you need MORE calorie intake overall at more frequent, smaller meals through the day. This diet is against everything I've known 'til now but I'm 25 fucking pounds overweight and no amount of biking and hiking is getting rid of the spare tire.
    I've been doing it for a couple of months, and for me the key is to not eat a carbed out dinner. If I do that, and a total asshole the next morning because I'm starving. If I eat a big ass plate of fatty meat for dinner, sometimes I don't even get hungry at lunch. I still eat, but I'm not ravenous. I'm down about 17lbs so far.
    All I want is to be hardcore.

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    I am very disappointed. I came expecting to see some intermittent fisting and all I get is another goddamn fad-diet thread.
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    Hey Phill, why don't you post your tax returns, here on TGR, asshole. And your birth certificate.

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    fasting in a health sense does not intend to imply complete cessation from either food or water. Any "pure" fasting for over -+2 day has been proven to put a strain on all the major organs and lower life expectancy. There is no healthy "pure" fasting

    Check out the book "Clean". Pretty life changing and I use it everyday along with a paleo type diet. This book is what you are looking for if your instinct and body is craving/considering fasting.
    Terje was right.

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