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Has Anyone Tried Intermittent Fasting?

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ForEverythingAReason Mon 01-Jun-15 07:39:22

Thinking of trying this approach.

Has anyone tried this? I have about 10lbs - 1 stone to lose. Just wondered how this might have worked out (or not) for others.

Thanks!

ForEverythingAReason Mon 01-Jun-15 08:59:52

Sorry think I should have sad "...Leangains method of intermittent fasting" in title.

BigChocFrenzy Mon 01-Jun-15 20:46:13

Hi there.

Leangains specifies very heavy lifting, so it works best for big muscular blokes who lift huge weights and burn 3000+ cals daily.
Some women have managed Leangains ok; others found the combination of heavy lifting and short eating window was too stressful.
If you like lifting heavy, you could try this. LeanGains say women lifters tend to feel better on 14:10

16:8 on its own usually still needs a weekly calorie deficit to lose weight.
So, many women on 16:8 don't want to do the heavy lifting, but combine it with 5:2 to get the deficit via 2 x 500 cal fast days

Alternatively, you could skip either breakfast or supper and not compensate for them during the 8-hr eating window.

ForEverythingAReason Mon 01-Jun-15 20:49:51

Oh many thanks bigchoc. I don't really want to do the heavy lifting, but might give this a go combined with 5:2. Thanks again for info. flowers

BigChocFrenzy Mon 01-Jun-15 21:30:12

You are very welcome on the main 5:2 / IF thread. All versions of IF there
smile

callmekitten Fri 19-Jun-15 18:41:43

I do 16/8 but do not follow the Leangains method. I am not interested in heavy lifting and my goal beyond weight loss is basic health and fitness. With that said, I did a ton of reading on the Leangains site to understand the principals involved with how it works and then tailored my approach to match my lifestyle and goals. Leangains is not the only way to make 16/8 work for you. Leangains is very focus on very low body fat and that's just not what I'm interested in.

callmekitten Fri 19-Jun-15 19:51:21

Oh, and I set my exercise program up based on the "Training the Obese Beginner" series of articles on the BodyRecomposition site. I was not what would be considered obese but I was a utter beginner when it came to exercise. Lots of insight in this series.

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