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Intermittent Fasting And Weight Loss

Intermittent Fasting For Beginners! Intermittent fasting or IF is a pattern or schedule of eating. It’s not a diet, meaning it doesn’t change what you eat, just when you eat. Intermittent fasting can help with fat loss along with many other benefits which we’ll cover in a moment. Interestingly, many people will eat the same amount of calories and still reap the benefits. It’s a great way to get lean and retain muscle mass. How Does Intermittent Fasting Cause Fat Loss? When it comes to digestion, the body has 2 states. They are the: Absorptive State (Fed State) – the period in which your body is digesting and absorbing food. It starts when you begin eating and continues for about 4 hours as you digest and absorb everything you just ate. Post-absorptive State (Fasting State) – the period in which your body isn’t processing a meal (digestive tract is empty) and energy comes from the breakdown of your body’s reserves. Once your body has entered the fasting state, the body begins to use its available stores to provide energy, especially glucose for the brain. The first reserve of glucose is the liver’s stores of glycogen which will maintain blood sugar levels for about Continue reading >>

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  1. defeldus

    I've been doing keto for 6 1/2 years now. In that time I lost 100 lbs, became a marathon runner and triathlete, and am generally a million times happier with myself thanks to the lifestyle. I feel better, look better, and I'll certainly live a lot longer. I started at 276 and I'm currently 188 (my lowest weight was 174 before I started working out).
    The holidays are always a challenge though, between being married to a pastry chef and family gatherings, I can't help but indulge and have too many cheat meals between Thanksgiving and New Years (plus our anniversary falling between the two).
    This year, I decided after the holidays ended I would try fasting to kickstart ketone production and get back on the wagon with a renewed vigor. Fasting and aerobic exercise it the fastest way to force your body to produce ketones (it rapidly depletes glucose stores). I decided on a 20/4 plan (20 hours fasting, 4 hours eating) each day, along with doing my daily run before the eating period to maximize fat burning. I eat 3 meals in that 4 hour period, along with a snack. Here's a typical day for me:
    3pm - daily run - 3-6 miles
    4pm - 2 egg omelette with sausage and cheese
    5pm - mixed greens salad with chicken and bacon
    6:30pm - snack - pork rinds, nuts, protein shake
    7:30pm - dinner - usually meat and veggies 50/50 with lots of cheese
    I also bike 3-4 times a week in the mornings and do a kettlebell routine around 9 pm. Those days I try to fit in at least another snack or larger portions. It is really easy to undereat while fasting, but combined with a lot of exercise that can be too much of a deficit.
    After a week I've already dropped 4 lbs (more than I gained over the holidays), and my energy levels and general attitude have skyrocketed. It also makes my daily routine even simpler, since I don't have to prepare food throughout the day. I could even just make one big meal and eat it throughout my eating period if I want to keep it super simple.
    Intermittent fasting provides a lot of benefits that synergize incredibly well with keto. It becomes hard to over eat since you're squeezing so much food into a short window of time, it removes the grazing habit a lot of people have (especially late at night), and it encourages fat burning naturally. It also becomes easier to track and plan your carb sources.
    A lot of keto'ers have reported that fasting helped them break through plateaus as well, so if you've been stuck then give it a try for a week. You don't have to do the 20/4 schedule, most people do 16/8 (start eating at noon for lunch, have dinner before 8pm, snack between). If you want to go extreme, try out the 23/1, eating all of your daily calories in one hour.
    Here is the FAQ from the intermittent fasting subreddit that goes into a lot more detail about the physical and mental benefits: https://www.reddit.com/r/intermittentfasting/comments/4vnnx6/the_most_commonly_asked_questions_regarding/?
    Hope this encourages some of you to give it a try, after a week I'm completely sold on this addition to the keto lifestyle I love. Happy new year everyone!
    TLDR progress pics

  2. Gustatory_Rhinitis

    This post is spot on. Intermittent fasting causes a spike in all sorts of anabolic hormones, including growth hormone, testosterone, and epi/nepi. Once you're adapted to nutritional ketosis AND you've mastered the 23/1, you can pretty much go indefinitely without food and be fine, as long as you have spare fat reserves. There have been studies that show that HGH and testosterone increase massively once you've been fasting for 72 hours (Coffee, tea, water, and LiteSalt are okay for electrolyte balance). Check out r/fasting if you're interested.

  3. brown_eyed_frog

    This is probably a stupid question, but wouldn't that be a bad thing for women?

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