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    Re: Intermittent Fasting


    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    One week completed

    217.8 - 212.3 = 5.5 pound lost.

    Don't bother with the "it's water, It's..., blah blah blah"

    I'm just reporting what the scale told me.

    I feel better, am not really hungry during the fasting times. Exercise has been minimal, that has to pick up this week.
    nothing wrong with loosing water, if it comes out your skin as sweat.

    I go up and down 5 lb a day depending what time I weigh myself. that said, I'm down 11lb this week, back in the 270's, changes in medications affect my metabolism big time, I'm taking one that has turned my into a slug, over the last year, I have gained 20 lbs, but my doc attributed it to "everyone in gaining weight during covid" anyway, I just had another med change a few weeks ago, that seems to be counteracting the sluggishness, as well as it's intended purpose, I am taking a cocktail of meds for several diagnosis. and of course, I can't eat grapefruit

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    Re: Intermittent Fasting

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    As long as the workout is less than an hour or so I don't have a problem doing it on an empty stomach.
    Agree with this. If you're doing any endurance activity you just can't perform well throughout without some fuel. And recovery would take longer. Basically any runs ~7mi or above, I start adding in gels.

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    Re: Intermittent Fasting

    well, day 1 thoughts. Black tea tastes terrible. staying busy is key. sitting around the house is brutal. It's definitely doable. It seems like it will work.

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    Yes, busy helps a lot. I’m choosing projects to avoid eating...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    well, day 1 thoughts. Black tea tastes terrible. staying busy is key. sitting around the house is brutal. It's definitely doable. It seems like it will work.
    if it helps, I'm pretty sure sugar substitutes are allowed (splenda etc)

    Somebody can correct me if I'm wrong. As a big tea drinker I've cut out real sugar for it a long time ago (not for IF just for empty calories that aren't needed)

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    Re: Intermittent Fasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    if it helps, I'm pretty sure sugar substitutes are allowed (splenda etc)

    Somebody can correct me if I'm wrong. As a big tea drinker I've cut out real sugar for it a long time ago (not for IF just for empty calories that aren't needed)
    Check out the first ingredient in Splenda....

    Stevie is good to go. Some of the others definitely not, while some are debatable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    Check out the first ingredient in Splenda....

    Stevie is good to go. Some of the others definitely not, while some are debatable.
    Dextrose? Whats that?

    What about the other 2 major substitutes? Are they also somehow deceiving? Genuine questions.

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    Re: Intermittent Fasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    Dextrose? Whats that?

    What about the other 2 major substitutes? Are they also somehow deceiving? Genuine questions.
    Depends on what you consider deceiving. They all have great marketing. Based on my limited research sugar substitutes might not have the same calories as pure sugar, but they seem to derived to some degree from sugar or sugar alcohols or even corn and other stuff you may not want in your body.

    Equal contains dextrose and maltodextrin and sweet and low dextrose. Yeah, we eat too much sugar in general, but is that worse then chemical alternatives to save a few calories? Personal call there.

    For me, I'd rather not mess with them and use either a cleaner Stevia product or monkfruit sweetener for sugar substitutes.

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    Re: Intermittent Fasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    well, day 1 thoughts. Black tea tastes terrible. staying busy is key. sitting around the house is brutal. It's definitely doable. It seems like it will work.
    Day 3 without coffee. This tea is pretty good black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    Depends on what you consider deceiving. They all have great marketing. Based on my limited research sugar substitutes might not have the same calories as pure sugar, but they seem to derived to some degree from sugar or sugar alcohols or even corn and other stuff you may not want in your body.

    Equal contains dextrose and maltodextrin and sweet and low dextrose. Yeah, we eat too much sugar in general, but is that worse then chemical alternatives to save a few calories? Personal call there.

    For me, I'd rather not mess with them and use either a cleaner Stevia product or monkfruit sweetener for sugar substitutes.
    Thanks. I'll give Stevia a try sometime. I heard it's got a very unique taste for obvious reasons.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmycapp View Post
    Day 3 without coffee. This tea is pretty good black.
    I was doing black coffee last time I tried IF and the biggest downfall for me is how considerably darker my teeth became in a short time. Yes I know there are ways to minimize it like follow up drinking with water etc, but to me it was a no compromise. Trying to solve one problem by creating another. Coffee with creamer seems to have a much more mild effect after it near daily for over a decade now.

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    Re: Intermittent Fasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    Thanks. I'll give Stevia a try sometime. I heard it's got a very unique taste for obvious reasons.



    I was doing black coffee last time I tried IF and the biggest downfall for me is how considerably darker my teeth became in a short time. Yes I know there are ways to minimize it like follow up drinking with water etc, but to me it was a no compromise. Trying to solve one problem by creating another. Coffee with creamer seems to have a much more mild effect after it near daily for over a decade now.
    This is the Stevia I like. Small quantities are fine, but I found with large amounts I notice the bitter after-taste more. That's why I started using a combo of it and monkfruit sweeteners in some of the stuff I make. I've been drinking coffee and tea black for years so my actual use of sweeteners is pretty low and I still stuff my face with plenty of sugary foods as well.

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    Today was morning gym day. I caved and ate 2 eggs before working out. I was glad I did as it was "power" at OTF and I might have passed out on an empty stomach! haha, probably not, but mentally it would have been tough.

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    Re: Intermittent Fasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Today was morning gym day. I caved and ate 2 eggs before working out. I was glad I did as it was "power" at OTF and I might have passed out on an empty stomach! haha, probably not, but mentally it would have been tough.
    I feel like it does get easier over time. Before I would need to eat something during a morning swim if I went into it on an empty stomach. This morning swam 3k yards without eating anything before or during.

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