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I was doing IF with 18/6 daily plan (fast 18 hours and eat during a 6 hour slot) before surgery. It was very satisfying and I really felt good doing it. However, think I need to wait a bit until I can start again. I am only 2 weeks postop and totally focusing on my fluids and Protein now, Once I can get enough Protein and nutrition into my daily menus, I will go back to IF. Actually at only 230 calories a day now, It's basically continual fasting!
My brother was 50 pounds overweight. He was able to take off 30 with exercise and healthy eating, but then stalled. He didn't change anything in his eating plan except to start IF and then lost the extra 20.
Everything I have read points to IF as a very healthy practice - so much so that it extends lifespan. The pre chemo fasting has shown to be very beneficial. I am excited about hearing how others are doing this after surgery and how soon folks are able to start.
Congrats!!! [emoji173] , yes totally wait quite a while and run it by your surgeon!

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Yay! Come join me! I'm going to try for a 20:4 today. I think I need that 4 hour window to get my Protein in. I'm planning a 200 cal 35g green smoothie and a normal, grilled chicken veg for dinner.

Down to 144.4lbs pre-poopy this morning. ;) That means I'm guaranteed for 143.8lbs post. hahahaha! But I didn't have my fiber cracker/almond butter last night and I am not feeling the love right now. :(

@AZhiker Yes, talk to your team, but I think most of us feel you should probably be about 6 or more months out before adding in IF. Give your body time to heal without any other restriction over the surgery and see how you do nutritionally. You need to be sure that you can easily get all your fluids in, meds/vits in, and protein in before doing anything like this.

Congrats on doing it pre-op though! And congrats on your surgery!! Welcome to the group. You can still post with us without having to IF!

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Yay! Come join me! I'm going to try for a 20:4 today. I think I need that 4 hour window to get my Protein in. I'm planning a 200 cal 35g green smoothie and a normal, grilled chicken veg for dinner. Down to 144.4lbs pre-poopy this morning. [emoji6] That means I'm guaranteed for 143.8lbs post. hahahaha! But I didn't have my Fiber cracker/almond butter last night and I am not feeling the love right now. [emoji20] [mention=358044]AZhiker[/mention] Yes, talk to your team, but I think most of us feel you should probably be about 6 or more months out before adding in IF. Give your body time to heal without any other restriction over the surgery and see how you do nutritionally. You need to be sure that you can easily get all your fluids in, meds/vits in, and Protein in before doing anything like this.

Congrats on doing it pre-op though! And congrats on your surgery!! Welcome to the group. You can still post with us without having to IF!

You got this!!! You will totally make your goal by your deadline. We want pics when you do!!!!!

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I did OMAD and forgot how rigorous it was. Not the fast but eating after. I chose incorrectly, some vegetables including raw purple cabbage. Gas

So. Much. Gas.

Tomorrow will be better. And not OMAD.

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Awwww! So sad about the gas girl!! What did you eat that set it off? How r u feeling now?

I had to give up on OMAD cuz of some Vitamin deficiencies. 😞 But today was shooting 4 2 meals plus a Protein drink and couldn’t do it. Made it an 18:6 with an Ostrim stick plus leftover chix and green Soup tonight. Ugh getting Mr. F’s cold.

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I had tried IF prior to my surgery (sleeve) but not purposely since....there have been days where I just hadn't eaten until later in the day but now I want to try it again to get rid of these last pounds... I started this journey at 242 Dec 2017 had surgery March 20 2018 at 222 I am now hovering/ fluctuating between 154-157 and want to be at 145 by 3/20/19 1 year post opp

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Awwww! So sad about the gas girl!! What did you eat that set it off? How r u feeling now? I had to give up on OMAD cuz of some Vitamin deficiencies. [emoji20] But today was shooting 4 2 meals plus a Protein Drink and couldn’t do it. Made it an 18:6 with an Ostrim stick plus leftover chix and green Soup tonight. Ugh getting Mr. F’s cold.

Raw cabbage, carrots and kale did me in. Gasx made it better. Lol, I usually don't do OMAD or the higher stuff anymore because I can't afford to lose anymore weight. I don't get to choose where it's coming from and not another lb can come from the girls...

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Get well soon [emoji738]

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I had tried IF prior to my surgery (sleeve) but not purposely since....there have been days where I just hadn't eaten until later in the day but now I want to try it again to get rid of these last pounds... I started this journey at 242 Dec 2017 had surgery March 20 2018 at 222 I am now hovering/ fluctuating between 154-157 and want to be at 145 by 3/20/19 1 year post opp
[emoji173] Welcome
Totally possible. Give it your best efforts. We are here supporting you! Run it by your team too [emoji173]

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@GrandDivaFee Welcome! Hope you will come post and play with us! I'm a full believer in IF--especially with getting off the last pounds, but even more--in continuing the healing that comes from hormesis (WLS + IF) :). My insulin levels went from the high teens down to a 2! A 2! I've never in my life had a 2 insulin! :)

@GreenTealael OMG! Cabbage, carrots, and kale a trifecta of colon bombing! :D But oh. so. good!!!! Glad the Gas X works! I love the GasX strips (I buy on Amazon). Yeah...so OMAD. I think OMAD may only be made for normies? Cuz of their bigger capacity to eat. Cuz something I'm still confused about is...if on OMAD you're not supposed to gorge, just how do you satisfy nutritional needs? I gotta go back and listen to some of our boyz to figure that one out. Cuz it's just too much food for me and too much blood sugar/insulin spike. I think that may be part of my RH problem.

I'm crying in my matcha over here about your losing that loving feeling for your nuts! :( I can only handle them in small quantities. They sit very heavy and can make me RH/dump with serious low bg and nausea.

I'm gonna do a 16:8 today. Down to 143PP (pre-poopy) :D Wooohoooo!

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Have we seen this interview with Dr. Fung yet? It's about Leptin & Insulin Resistance?

There was a seminal learning moment for me where he told the chief difference between a calorie restricted diet and intermittent fasting and why one drives your metabolic rate down over the long term and why the other (IF) does not! I swear it was a lightbulb moment for me.

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Wooohoooo! Good morning World! I'm dressed, make-uped, and adulting this morning despite fighting a fierce cold! It's 6:22am and I'm having a cup of black coffee and waiting to leave for the doctor's office for my 1 year check-up.

Thanks to 3 solid days of 18:6 with great food behaviors, I am down to 142.2lbs this morning and met my "mini goal" for this check-up. I'm gonna call it as 80.2lbs lost since morning weigh in for surgery. That morning I was 222.4lbs and could not even imagine what it would feel like to weigh 150lbs.

Now days, every pound lost in this weight bracket is a milestone. I haven't been this weight since that one week as a senior in high school, hopped up on Ionamin (legal weight loss drugs we called yellow mollies--maybe it's phentermine or some derivative--dunno--just say, "Speed" and you'll get it) and eating ice cubes, lettuce leaves and air while playing varsity tennis and swimming. Oh lort! I thought I was so fat then, cuz I outweighed any other female classmate by at least 20lbs if not 30!

Feels good. I probably won't do a "1 year" post until I meet my 2nd goal. I hope that's by early next week, but who knows. The one thing I've learned in my life is that I cannot attach a goal date to a goal weight. The two never coincide! Nevs!

How are each of you doing?

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WOW! WOW! WOW! I am SO pleased for you FC! You truly deserve this victory... what a great weight to wake up to before your yearly check up!!!

I'm getting more in the zone too - still a struggle - I'm thinking that I've reduced my carbs too much as my AFib has been particularly playing up over the last week when I reduced down to about 20g carbs and 600-700 cals. I think AFib can be triggered by low carbs.

But I want to stay on that rate as I does make a difference - much better than when I was on 800-900 and nearer to 50g carbs.

Or, maybe I need to switch it up again? who knows...

I have a catheter ablation procedure next Friday with one or two nights in the hospital ... hopefully that fixes things.

I'm starting to see a difference in my shape which is lifting my spirits... Love to all you guys - I don't know what I would do without you! xx

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2 minutes ago, Alpaca55 said:

WOW! WOW! WOW! I am SO pleased for you FC! You truly deserve this victory... what a great weight to wake up to before your yearly check up!!!

I'm getting more in the zone too - still a struggle - I'm thinking that I've reduced my carbs too much as my AFib has been particularly playing up over the last week when I reduced down to about 20g carbs and 600-700 cals. I think AFib can be triggered by low carbs.

But I want to stay on that rate as I does make a difference - much better than when I was on 800-900 and nearer to 50g carbs.

Or, maybe I need to switch it up again? who knows...

I have a catheter ablation procedure next Friday with one or two nights in the hospital ... hopefully that fixes things.

I'm starting to see a difference in my shape which is lifting my spirits... Love to all you guys - I don't know what I would do without you! xx

Wow girl! Be so careful! I don't know about how this stuff affects A-fib, but you should def be working with your cardiologist's full knowledge of what you are doing diet wise! A low carb diet is very dehydrating. So you could have lower-ish potassium and electrolytes. Or it could set off electrical storms from the hormone disruption and increase in things like cortisol, norepinephrine, those things! Be careful and keep us tuned into how the ablation goes!!!

I'm so happy you are seeing results and are happy! Just please be careful!

(Oh, and post more!) :D

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Thank you FC! Yes, you are right - electrolytes may have a part to play so I've started taking zero carb electrolyte sports supplement which dissolves in Water. Tastes quite nice too! I hadn't thought about the electrical storm though - I will discuss with the electro-physiologist next week while they are wheeling me in the Cath Lab... How do you recommend me increasing carbs - maybe just up to 30g for now? should it be things like broccoli, spinach, tomatoes and a strawberry or two? I'm trying to remember my Atkins days - which were about 8 years ago! I was really in the groove with Atkins - I was so strict with myself that I never cheated and stuck with the '72 version. Perhaps I've messed up my system a bit with that diet?

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