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I have a question. Sorry if it’s been asked already - I haven’t read through the entire thread yet. If I choose a 20-4 fast schedule, am I able to drink Protein Water during the fasting time? It has 70 cals, 9 fat, 2 carbs (no sugar) and 15g of protein. Otherwise, I won’t be able to hit my daily goal of 60g of protein because I can’t eat or drink enough in that 4 hour window.

Will the drink ruin the fasting results? And if not, is it better to stretch drinking the protein water out over a few hours or drink it quickly?

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3 minutes ago, ResaRoo said:

I have a question. Sorry if it’s been asked already - I haven’t read through the entire thread yet. If I choose a 20-4 fast schedule, am I able to drink Protein Water during the fasting time? It has 70 cals, 9 fat, 2 carbs (no sugar) and 15g of Protein. Otherwise, I won’t be able to hit my daily goal of 60g of protein because I can’t eat or drink enough in that 4 hour window.

Will the drink ruin the fasting results? And if not, is it better to stretch drinking the protein Water out over a few hours or drink it quickly?

There are no hard and fast rules for IF, lots of different variations. Some plans consider low calories a fast, while others require no calories during the fasting time frame

BUT ... 2 months post WLS is way way too soon IMO to start with IF. Focus on healing and getting your protein and fluids. The weight will come off without IF, promise. Save IF for when your capacity expands and your hunger comes back.

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I’m hoping to kick start some weight loss. I’ve been in a stall for almost 3 weeks. I think I’m a bit worried that my metabolism is out of whack right now, and doing some IF might help it.

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I’m hoping to kick start some weight loss. I’ve been in a stall for almost 3 weeks. I think I’m a bit worried that my metabolism is out of whack right now, and doing some IF might help it.

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On 4/10/2020 at 4:21 PM, ResaRoo said:

I’m hoping to kick start some weight loss. I’ve been in a stall for almost 3 weeks. I think I’m a bit worried that my metabolism is out of whack right now, and doing some IF might help it.

That was my concern as well for 2 last years - after a multitude of mindless diets, meal plans and reckless food attitude I was absolutely sure my metabolism is in ruins. Until recently I managed to finally measure it with a doctor and have learnt that my basal metabolic rate is in fact 2700-2800 /day. Stalls may occur while the body shifts from one energy mode to another, while being in stress, some environmental issues etc etc. In fact IF might help to pass the stall. If 16-8 doesn't work after 2 weeks, try 16-8 + low carb / Keto diet - just to see what works best. It doesn't mean you have to keep going on IF+keto, you'll just pass the stall phase.

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Apparently I've been doing IF and not even knowing it/not doing it on purpose. I've restricted myself from eating when I first wake up to not eating until lunchtime between 11 am or 11:30 am then I stop eating between 6 - 7 pm. So I guess I'm doing the 16/8 thing. I can't tell if it's making a difference or not. It's only been a week. I'm hungry a little in the morning, but it's "habit" hungry and not real hunger. I drink Water and/or Decaf coffee now in the morning instead to tide me through until lunch. I've just gotten back to eating 600-800 calories/day to shed these awful COVID 10-12 pounds I gained in 2020.

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I just found this link to multiple articles that are very rich with content really explaining Intermittent Fasting, how to do it, the different methods, benefits, etc.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-intermittent-fasting#TOC_TITLE_HDR_4

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