Thoughts/experiences with intermittent fasting? Is it legit?
It's 100% legit but it's not some magical god ol like faggots would have you believe. Of course you're going to lose weight if you don't eat for 16 hours a day. Less time eating is less time being a fatass is less total cals in a day. Easy mode is not eating a while before bed waking up 8 hours later (ideally) having some black coffee and water for the rest of the time til you can break your fast.
I'm pretty new to /fit/, but it is definitely a good way to lose weight.
I did a 36 hour fast once a week for four months and lost 40 lbs (210 to 170).
I've since started lifting and still fast once a week, though only for 24 hours.
Not yet committed enough to count calories or macros. Just trying to eat a lot of protein and maintain a weight that fits most of my clothes.
Don't fall for the meme. Short fasts do not fuck up metabolism. If anything they help your metabolism.
I've been doing this for 3 days now. Fast begins at 9 pm and ends at 1 the next day. Took a bit to get used to but I really don't mind. Towards the last hour or so, I sometimes get distracted by the hunger, but I'm sure I'll get used to that in time.
Coffee, altoids, and green tea help stave off the hunger too. Took some advice from the lean gains guy: medium protein/high carb a few hours before working out at 4ish, post workout meal, then meal at 8:30 before the fast begins.
I kinda like it. Not sure how long I'll keep on it, considering I still eat about the same amount of calories, just in a shorter window. Then again, this is the first time I've actually tried counting them so maybe I am eating less.
Not 5:2 guy, but it is five feeding days, two fasting days. Don't think they are usually meant to be consecutive, and also some people don't fast all day. Seen some talk of 5:2 as two days where you eat 400 calories or less.
I've thought about trying Leangains, but not quite prepared for that.
What I've been doing lately is just eating less and not eat at all after 7pm. If I feel hungry, then I just drink water and resume eating at 2pm the next day. I work at a job where I'm there from 12:30 to 9, so it's worked out so far. I have no idea what I'll do when the weekend comes.