Chandra
Master May 2019

Intermittent Fasting

Chandra, on February 28, 2019 at 8:58 PM Posted in Fitness and Health 0 17
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Just started intermittent fasting last night/this morning. I'm hoping I can lose 15-20lbs in the next 6 weeks. I've got my next dress fitting on April 13th! My dress fit like a glove but I think it would be a little more comfortable with a little more room..

Anybody else used IF for weight loss? Tips are always appreciated!!

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  • Future Mrsclark031420
    Devoted March 2020
    Future Mrsclark031420 ·
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    I’ve been doing it since November and have lost a total of 55lbs so far.
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  • Megan
    Super May 2019
    Megan ·
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    Hey date twin! I’ve not done IF before but I’ve heard of people having good luck with it. I could never do that bc my schedule is so different from day to day, but whatever works for you! I’ve been doing carb cycling by counting macros and I’m down 4 lbs since last week so I’m hoping for another 10lbs or so before the way day! My first dress fitting is 3/13. Good luck!
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    That's so awesome!! Congrats on such great results! Do you count your calories during the eating period? If so how many do you shoot for?
    I dont want to lose too much too fast so I might have to find a balance in April to maintain any weight loss before the wedding in May.
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
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    I've heard lots of great things!! I had an awesome meal plan before but it involved 6 meals a day and that so cumbersome I couldn't keep it up this time around. So dumb because I kept it up for 6months before I met FH!! Then I got complacent and gained back all 65lbs I lost. >_<
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  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
    Peggy ·
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    It definitely works. A girl on here a while back told me I had an eating disorder bc of it but no it’s definitely the best.
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  • Future Mrsclark031420
    Devoted March 2020
    Future Mrsclark031420 ·
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    Yes I count calories during my eating window. I may consume about 1200 at most. Least I consume is a little over 1000. With the Intermittent Fasting my appetite has decreased greatly. But it helps so much with me not doing the last night snacking. I would stay up late and just snack on anything and everything.
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    Wow, how ridiculous! I was reading up on it before and talked to FH about it. The sciences behind it made me feel okay with it!
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    I'm an afternoon snacker. FH said I should maybe start at 1800 calories and bump it down 200 or so every couple weeks just to make sure i don't get too crabby in thr first couple weeks. Today i got in about 1550 and i feel pretty ok!
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  • Megan
    VIP January 2019
    Megan ·
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    Be careful, it massively messed up my hormones and caused huge issues. Just monitor your body
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  • Surelle
    Dedicated September 2019
    Surelle ·
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    I lost 8 lbs in the first 2 weeks! I’m now down almost 15 after about one and a half months! And I’ve kind of slowed down, I’m back into a healthy weight range for myself so it’s not flying off as fast as it did in the beginning. I fast from 8pm- 1pm (I only drink black coffee, tea and water with lemon during this time) and I try to break the fast with a veggie filled meal. I also don’t kill myself about it, if it’s a Sunday and we feel like going to breakfast, I do it and don’t feel guilty, if I feel like breaking the fast with buttered noodles I do that too Smiley smile I think a big thing that helped me was cutting cream and sugar from my coffee, it was a big change at first but it helped me start my day with a healthy mindset, and now, typically I’m craving healthier foods, like vegetables and good protein. And it’s really not as difficult as I though it would be!

    here is a great video that I watched on YouTube that helped me feel a little more confident with what I was doing, and helped me clear up some misconceptions between myself and my fiancé.
    https://youtu.be/tIuj-oMN-Fk
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  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
    Swtnss238 ·
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    I have been eating this way for over a year. I had no idea it was a thing or actually called something. I started with just cutting down the carbs but once that happened my appetite decreased greatly. I just dont get hungry nor can i eat as much as i used to. I lost over 30lbs in a 6 month period. I actually lost too much and am now gaining back. Only problem now, is I look at food and I can feel the weight gain very quickly.
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  • G
    Dedicated June 2020
    Gabby ·
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    What is intermittent fasting?
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  • S
    Devoted March 2019
    Sashy ·
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    Yes, definitely helps! There's different ways to do it so just choose the best one for you.
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  • M
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    Monica ·
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    Just be careful because if you don't keep up a similar calorie intake after the wedding, you can easily gain the weight back. I already have multiple food restrictions (gluten and dairy are most prominent) and I also eliminated sugar. While I lost 20 pounds before the wedding, I put 50-60 on afterward. When I talked about it with my nutritionist (I wasn't seeing her before the wedding), she said the body can go into starvation mode when you restrict too much and that's why people yo-yo after a diet. Best of luck to you!

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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    I'm planning to keep it around 1600 for the long term, beyond the wedding. I have over 100lbs to lose. I'm also using this as a way to regain a better relationship with food choices.
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  • Marley
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Marley ·
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    Here's the thing: Intermediate fasting doesn't work unless you're in a caloric deficit! Just create a plan and stick to it! Good luck! Smiley heart

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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    Thanks! 2400ish is my maintenance intake from my experiences. So definitely a deficit for me.
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