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    So I decided to try that new year new me B/S..
    Today a week ago I decided to give this intermittent fasting thing a try and so far I am very chuffed with the results and the suffering is not too bad.
    I lost 4.3kg in just one week and going into week 2 starting today.

    Basically how it works is you have an eating window, mine starts at 12:00 and ends at 20:00. In the morning when I wake up I have a cup of coffee black no sugar and only water until 12:00. Trying to get to 3 liters per day. At 12:00 I can eat whatever I want until 20:00 but I made the decision to eat healthy, cutting out all sugar and starches and no more dopping over the weekends.

    What is your opinions on this and who else has/wants to give it a go?
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    Thats a huge loss for just one week! How is that even possible actually.

    Im not a breakfast person, so, most days I dont eat until lunch time, so I guess I inadvertently have been on an intermittent fasting program for years. You wouldnt say so if you saw me though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Thats a huge loss for just one week! How is that even possible actually.

    Im not a breakfast person, so, most days I dont eat until lunch time, so I guess I inadvertently have been on an intermittent fasting program for years. You wouldnt say so if you saw me though
    Well to be honest I have a lot of weight to loose. I started at 130kg the heaviest I have ever been.
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    any radical change in eating habits works for a while
    the body adjusts and then results slow down

    Your diet may work for office types but other with more physical occupations may struggle

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    So I decided to try that new year new me B/S..
    Today a week ago I decided to give this intermittent fasting thing a try and so far I am very chuffed with the results and the suffering is not too bad.
    I lost 4.3kg in just one week and going into week 2 starting today.

    Basically how it works is you have an eating window, mine starts at 12:00 and ends at 20:00. In the morning when I wake up I have a cup of coffee black no sugar and only water until 12:00. Trying to get to 3 liters per day. At 12:00 I can eat whatever I want until 20:00 but I made the decision to eat healthy, cutting out all sugar and starches and no more dopping over the weekends.

    What is your opinions on this and who else has/wants to give it a go?
    I have done something similar since last year September or so. And although I am really bad, eating sweets and chips as soon as I can, I believe this is a great way to loose weight. My house doctor does the same and that is why i started last year.

    I am no specialist so don't take my word for it. I always suggest to speak to your house doctor or some sort of specialist #Disclaimer

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    Quote Originally Posted by cor1903 View Post
    I have done something similar since last year September or so. And although I am really bad, eating sweets and chips as soon as I can, I believe this is a great way to loose weight. My house doctor does the same and that is why i started last year.

    I am no specialist so don't take my word for it. I always suggest to speak to your house doctor or some sort of specialist #Disclaimer
    What results did you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    no more dopping over the weekends.

    But at least you still dopping during the week right?
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    I am doing 16/8 and the results are great at the beginning and then, as others say, they plateau a bit.

    But it's a good start if you want to improve your diet/eating habits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New View Post
    But at least you still dopping during the week right?
    Wish I could haha but the hardest is over the weekend not to have a bottled sarmie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    What results did you get?
    As I am binge eating in my "allowed" time I over do it. But I did not pick up any weight this Christmas season and we ate a lot of bad things

    This new year i need to loose 10kg and I am very confident I will do so over the next 3 months doing the intermittent fasting. And hopefully it will become a lifestyle

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashtego9 View Post
    I am doing 16/8 and the results are great at the beginning and then, as others say, they plateau a bit.

    But it's a good start if you want to improve your diet/eating habits.
    Im thinking of changing when that happens, maybe to a 6 small meal per day and if nothing happens back on the 16/8 as you call it or maybe increase the exercise.
    What does your eating look like do you eat what you want or do you eat healthy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cor1903 View Post
    As I am binge eating in my "allowed" time I over do it. But I did not pick up any weight this Christmas season and we ate a lot of bad things

    This new year i need to loose 10kg and I am very confident I will do so over the next 3 months doing the intermittent fasting. And hopefully it will become a lifestyle
    Maybe we can use this thread for motivation and food ideas..
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    I've done it last year. Was super tough, as I ate very little and did a lot of exercise. I ended the year feeling flat and in my mind I needed to eat all the time, everything I can find.

    Diet sensibly, eat correct and remember that veg also have carbs in them, no need to eat the rice and potatoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    Wish I could haha but the hardest is over the weekend not to have a bottled sarmie.

    Some things that are a bit bad for the health is very good for the soul. One need to look after your mental health as well. A balance must be struck.
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    Well done FWM that's a great start - just don't be too disappointed when the loss slows done.

    You're half way there so maybe have a look at these Keto youtube channels. Dr Eric Berg or Thomas Delauer or Dr Jason Fung. They contain all the info you need. Once you're keto adapted, have a look at longer fasting periods & autophagy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    Im thinking of changing when that happens, maybe to a 6 small meal per day and if nothing happens back on the 16/8 as you call it or maybe increase the exercise.
    What does your eating look like do you eat what you want or do you eat healthy?
    Started with keto and then evolved into almost carnivore in the last month, with a few vegetables and nuts.

    All starches, flours etc have gone. Most fruit has gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakkals. View Post
    I've done it last year. Was super tough, as I ate very little and did a lot of exercise. I ended the year feeling flat and in my mind I needed to eat all the time, everything I can find.

    Diet sensibly, eat correct and remember that veg also have carbs in them, no need to eat the rice and potatoes.
    Sensible way to start the year, I am joining you, add that morning or afternoon run, you will be good in no time, perseverance is key.

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    My doctor warned me that I have to lose weight or else risk type 2 diabetes. I have just cut out all carbs (Check your sauces - full of carbs) and sugar. I weighed 103kg in Jan 2019, 96 kg end October when I cut out all carbs and sugar and 85 kg this morning. I do not go hungry at all either. So 7 kg in 10 months just cutting out obvious sugar and 11kg in two months consciously cutting out all carbs and sugar.

    Learn to read the labels on food products. Especially the carbs and sugar. Most processed and boxed products have them, even those in the "Health" food aisles in Diskem. Avoid anything with carbs more than 5g per 100g, all bread, vegetables that grow underground and milk, which has sugar in it. Other dairy products are fine. You can eat as much unprocessed meat as you want. Eggs and tinned tuna are perfect too. A slap up Boere breakfast is perfect without the toast and baked beans as the tomato sauce in the bean tin has sugar. Watch your cooking oil. Palm and Sunflower is full of sugar or carbs. Use coconut or olive oil. Save the fat from roasts to use as cooking oil. Do not drink beer. Whisky or gin have no carbs nor sugar. Tab is OK but no Coke. Avoid fruit as it contains fructose, a form of sugar.

    Losing weight you will reach a plateau until the body goes into Ketosis - The liver burning the body's fat. Most rapid weight loss in the beginning is water loss. Watch your urine colour to prevent dehydration. Once in Ketosis any intake of carbs or sugar will result in water retention and no weight loss. There is a phenomenon known as the Ketosis flu which is sometimes experienced by those entering Ketosis. Once in Ketosis you will experience far fewer bowel movements and may need a laxative at first.

    Banting, as described by Prof Tim Noakes is the best way to lose weight. It involves a High Fat Low Carb no sugar diet. What your cave dwelling ancestors ate. They got sugar for one month of the year by eating fruit which gave them fat for winter by causing the body to retain fat.

    A caveat - speak to your doctor before losing weight as all persons are different.

    Here is a link to your ideal weight. Check your BMI with your doctor. I was unaware that I was Obese Class II at 103kg. Now just slightly overweight at 85 kg.

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    I used to preach to especially my daughter (who battles to control her weight), that

    "Every ounce of fat on your body, came in via your mouth"

    I gained a few kilos over the years.
    About 3 years ago I decided to lose weight, by just teaching myself to eat less.
    My diet did not change much (I restrict my sugar and starch intake in any case because of Type 2 diabetes), but I forced myself to eat smaller portions.

    I monitor the hole in my belt which I have to use, not so much my weight.
    I have gradually lost weight to the extent that my gut circumference has reduced by about 100mm.

    I look and feel better.

    I enjoy good food, but there is no need to stuff your stomach with too much food, just because it tastes good!
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    FWM,

    I am also doing intermittent fasting under a doctor's care. I read up about it extensively as my doctor knows me and knows I won't participate without proper documented information. So many of these band wagony type things are overboard or partial truths. I don't get exited about them too easily.

    It is a very healthy way to lose weight. I was already eating healthy so did not need to make any dietary adjustments. Just through intermittent fasting I have started to lose weight.

    I introduced it in a very organic way and am not hung up too much on the details of it. My weekly calendar naturally lent itself to two days a week so I only fast twice weekly until 10am. Practically this implies that I only delay breakfast from 8 until 10.

    After meeting with the doctor over the weekend, I will now introduce a third day a week.

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