1 month intermittent fasting review

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    Mar 19, 2013 2:18 PM GMT
    Decided to try it out, i'm loving it so far! I've definitely gained size with little fat... I've also got more cut in the progress.


    Day 1: 145

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    Week 3: 147

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    Week 6 and a few days icon_razz.gif: 151

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    Overall, this is more of a lifestyle for me than anything, I can definitely enjoy more foods by fitting it in a smaller time frame.

    I have class MWF 7am-1.. Then I head to the gym and finish around 2:30, that is where I break my fast, with my protein shake, and eat untill 6pm and start the Tuesday or Thursday eating around 10-11am.


    Supplements:
    Any BCAA to prevent muscle loss (Usually taken during the fast when feeling a little woozy
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    Mar 19, 2013 3:57 PM GMT
    It seems to be working well for you.
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 19, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    Interesting. and appears to be working. I need to lose about 10 pounds but am waiting for a new fad diet that is the rage in England that is being rolled out in the US in April that involving near fasting (600 calories/day) two days a week but then the other five you just eat normally if carefully. You think the BCAA's are the reason you're not losing muscle while fasting? What about CLA's?
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    Mar 19, 2013 4:16 PM GMT
    For info about use of BCAAs with intermittent fasting (when training fasted and the next meal isn't for quite a while), google "Leangains." This is Martin Berkhan's protocol.
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    Mar 19, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    I followed a similar thing for a while (basically skipping breakfast and not eating after 8pm) and yeah it does help with weight loss but it made me so hyper. It was like my adrenaline was running higher than usual so I had to put the kabosh on that shit. Glad it's working well for the OP.
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    Mar 19, 2013 6:41 PM GMT
    Sorry, but I can't see any difference at all in any of those pics. You don't need to lose any weight, so this isn't a critiscism ... but I was like, wha'?
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    Mar 19, 2013 6:45 PM GMT
    BritBloke saidSorry, but I can't see any difference at all in any of those pics. You don't need to lose any weight, so this isn't a critiscism ... but I was like, wha'?


    I never said I was losing weight
  • mybud

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    Mar 19, 2013 8:07 PM GMT
    Buppi said
    BritBloke saidSorry, but I can't see any difference at all in any of those pics. You don't need to lose any weight, so this isn't a critiscism ... but I was like, wha'?


    I never said I was losing weight
    I see progress man...
  • gwuinsf

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    Mar 19, 2013 8:15 PM GMT
    There's definitely a lose of body fat between day 1 and week 6.

    I've been doing Lean Gains for a few months now with positive results. I echo OP where it's something that fits into my lifestyle better. I was struggling to eat proper breakfasts in the morning so just skipping breakfast all together and putting in more of my calories towards the end of the day worked better.

    To OP, I'm not sure why you feel woozy. Make sure your diet is still clean. I would expect that you've got processed carbs somewhere in your diet that is causing your insulin to spike. After 6 weeks your body should be trained to fill in the gaps by burning fat.

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/what-does-it-mean-to-be-fat-adapted
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    Mar 19, 2013 9:20 PM GMT
    Actually i take that back around the waist yes i can see it