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RavioliOnToast Tue 02-Feb-16 07:19:11

I started a thread in this yesterday with no replies, but is anyone calorie counting while doing 16:8?

Today is my first day. I have a goal weight of 12st 7lbs - am I kidding myself that I can do this is 7 months? I go away 2nd September.

Day 1 - 15st 8lbs
Will eat between 12pm and 8pm today.

Anybody is welcome to join in, I'm going to post anyway so that I can keep myself right.

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JustWantMyMoneyBack Tue 02-Feb-16 07:30:30

I do this almost every day (maybe eat breakfast 2xmonth), it works brilliantly. I don't calorie count or weigh myself, but it has helped me to stop bingeing on carbs from the moment I wake up until bedtime. I would eat too much cereal/toast in the morning and snack later at night as well. I've been doing it for about 8 months and, coupled with giving up added sugar and most processed foods I've gone from size 18/20 to 10/12. Hoping to be a 10 all over but happy where I am, too. smile

princessconsuelabannahammock Tue 02-Feb-16 07:31:17

Hi I low carb (sometimes!) and i try and do this reduced eating window thing, the problem is can still ingest an awful lot of calories in that time, big sigh.
When i low carb properly i naturally sort of fall into this pattern as i dont get as hungry and then it does work.

I have a big holiday in June so i need to loose 2 st ideally but more would be nice. I am starting at 15st. Your goal sounds achievable, i hated calorie counting and would recommend the bootcamp threads on here, some fab losses if you can be strict (i can then cant!).

Good luck, him of the fast diet was advocating something similar to this a few weeks ago.

princessconsuelabannahammock Tue 02-Feb-16 07:33:31

Just - well done that impressive. I might start trying a bit harder, i keep putting off my start date!

HeyMacWey Tue 02-Feb-16 07:48:12

I've been doing 16:8 for the last couple of years. Actually I'm now doing 18:6 most days. I kind of fell into it by accident.
I've lost just over a stone - I'd like to lose that last half a stone but I've mainly been following it as I feel an awful lot better when I limit my window of eating and reduce processed carbs. I still eat the odd slice of wholegrain toast if I'm having a poached egg for breakfast. I generally make healthier for choices now too.

No idea what my daily calorie intake is.
Breakfast is at 1 - 2pm either large bowl of berries, Greek yoghurt and home made granola. Or egg and roast tomatoes on toast.
Snack around 4pm - oatcakes and nut butter.
Regular family dinner at 6-7pm made from scratch so no added sugars. Normally fish, curry, chilli, pasta, generally add beans /lentils to things. Only have pudding one a week.

I never feel hungry and feel much leaner as I don't feel compelled to overeat or feel deprived.

just that's a brilliant weight loss. You must be so pleased.

JustWantMyMoneyBack Tue 02-Feb-16 08:17:26

Thank you. smile

I feel like I've finally found a way of eating that keeps me in control rather than being ruled by my cravings/hunger/binges. I like the idea of doing an 18:6 - I might experiment with that.

RavioliOnToast Tue 02-Feb-16 22:04:16

Just checking in for today , my meals have come in at 138 cals below target, and I've done a meta fit and boogie bounce class today aswell. I've had a terrible migraine today and hope I can shift it for tomorrow!

How has everybody else done?

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princessconsuelabannahammock Wed 03-Feb-16 10:57:55

I am giving myself a week to get on the low carb wagon. Doing quite well so far, i forgot how easy it is when you start! As ever starting is the hard bit. I have a spin class in a minute.

Next week the plan is to start eating in 16:8 pattern but first i need to reduce my appetite with low carbing.

Well done Rav on all the exercise and keeping your cals down.

RavioliOnToast Wed 03-Feb-16 13:33:58

I don't even feel like in missing out doing it like this. J really want to start the 30 day shred twice a week on top of a class or two but I have no motivation at home! Hopefully in a few weeks I'll get my exercise head on! How did the spin class go?

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princessconsuelabannahammock Thu 04-Feb-16 08:26:40

Spin class was cancelled, i was secretly glad so i did some running on the tread mill - a couple of weeks ago i pulled my hip flexors so it was good to try them out. I am still walking so thats a good sign!

My plan for the last week is to do the 30 day shred, unfortunately its still just a plan at the moment! I love 30 day shred and you do really see results very quickly. I find i have to do it before i eat my evening meal otherwise i am starving about 1hr after doing it but if i eat later then i dont ingest more cals as a snack. The problem is doing it whilst my dd is around she wants to join in or distract me!

The low carbing is working as i have the breath! and i am just not hungry anymore yay! Will start 16:8 at the weekend.

Keep up the good work and dont forget to take your measurements.

RavioliOnToast Thu 04-Feb-16 20:42:18

How did you find the 30 day shred before? I really need to start fitting it in! There's no excuse for me not to really. I could do it now- but I'm not. In tired and sleepy and need to look for jeans for work on Saturday and need to study for my exam Tuesday. Did you do it every day? Xx

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HeyMacWey Thu 04-Feb-16 21:11:40

I love the shred - the most effective work out I found for changing shape quickly. I didn't necessarily lose weight but definitely more toned.
Can't exercise atm though due to long term illness sad. That's why I love 16:8 as I don't over eat so don't put weight on whilst I'm less active.

princessconsuelabannahammock Thu 04-Feb-16 22:04:17

I also love the shred. It def works really quickly and i TRY and do it everyday. The 1st 3 days of every level are killer, i struggle to finish them but there is an easier version of most exercises. By day 4 it suddenly seems much easier then it time to go up a level!

The very best bit is its only 22 mins long. You get through the first circuit and by the time i am half way through circuit 2, i think i cant do it but i push on and then its the final level yay!

It really does work, in about 10 days i can see my shape change, its esp good on my tummy.

Its brilliant for getting you back into training and it sort of works on HIIT principals so my fitness levels increase rapidly. Must start again. I use 6lb weights which is HARD but i am trying to get some muscles.

princessconsuelabannahammock Thu 04-Feb-16 22:05:53

When i actually do it it wakes me up and gives me tonnes of energy. Iwould like to do it in the morning but try and do it whilst the kids have dinner as if i do it too late at night i cant sleep until much later.

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