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Have a great day girlie!!! Get all that Protein down your hatch!!! It's important!

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12 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

Ok, so don't know that I will take pics every day cuz I'm compelled to go in and color correct etc. And I don't have time or energy for that. LOL. Here was today's food. I'd post afters but they were clean plates. The thing about being AR is that I know how much I can eat by now. So I only serve what I can eat. I probably won't end up eating the BS cuz I finished dinner at 8pm and it makes no sense to try to eat again in 1 hour. But I did actually have 3.25oz of pork loin. Cals were well under 500 for the day and Protein was 67g which is fine. Carbs were under my limits as well and fat was fine too. OMG. I'm such a nerd.

I'm struggling to follow. What are AR and BS?

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1 minute ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

I'm struggling to follow. What are AR and BS?

hahaha!

AR=anal retentive

BS=bedtime snack

serry :blush:

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I had a hungry day yesterday, so I didn't do IF. But at least everything I ate was smart choices, so I'm ok with that. We'll see if my hunger monster is awake today, if it has taken the day off I'll do IF today.

@GreenTealael I'm super impressed you can fast on a travel day. My travel days are planes and airports and all the food available gets to me, every time.

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Ok, I stumbled upon this newer research on IF and eating windows. You just have to get past the guy with the "auto-voice" and listen, cuz it's very interesting! Maybe I should dump the alternate day gyrations and just do what most of you are doing with an eating window? It would certainly be easier. Right now after breakfast, I'm dreading the quantity of food I still have looming ahead of me to meet my goals. *gulp*

What are y'alls thoughts on this?

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4 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

What are y'alls thoughts on this?

Ok, this is nit picky, but 10 seconds in I'm turned off by full-proof vs. fool proof.

Ugh, maybe I'm just terrible ....

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Ok, here's another one. :D It's full-proof too! ;) hehehe (I still don't know how we would do that with our new anatomies.)

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17 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

What are y'alls thoughts on this?

Sounds like those of us who aren't morning-eaters are still out of luck. Why is it that everyone wants you to eat breakfast? UGH! And I don't think my boss would be good with me eating 3 meals a day at work!

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19 minutes ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

Sounds like those of us who aren't morning-eaters are still out of luck. Why is it that everyone wants you to eat Breakfast? UGH! And I don't think my boss would be good with me eating 3 meals a day at work!

Watch the second one. :) I'm about to watch a third on why women should fast differently. I'll get back to you. And I hear ya. I'm not a morning eater either. But by late afternoon...hungry AF! LOL. I guess that means my body has some "issues" lol. I'm like, "Ya think?" *snort* And not so surprisingly, I can fall asleep easily, but I'm easily woken and once I wake up--good luck to me to get back to sleep. Also pain wakes me and then that's it for sleep!

Ok, here's the third one. And it talks about the need for women to not fast every day. That there is a need for us to do an alternate day style of fast. LOL. *snort*. So I think I will just continue with the ADF stuff, but maybe not have the non-fasting days so structured. Which is actually what Dr. Johnson's original plan wants you to do--but as usual, I have to take it to extremes. ROFLMAO!!!

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I'd have to do the reading on the studies behind this to get a solid opinion .... BUT

The first video has some red flags, for me.

"It's not about what you eat, it's about when you eat" Well that's just not true.

One of the studies it sites is based upon 8 people. That's not solid science.

I'd be interested to see some of the studies and if they tracked calories consumed. The BY study it says the participants ate their normal food. But were they consuming less of those foods because they had less time to eat, they cut out a meal or snack?

Where did they get that schedule from, eat 30-60 minutes after waking up, eat a larger breakfast than lunch. I don't see any study sited for that.

"A week later you'll start feeling all the amazing benefits" This sounds like the hype around every fad diet, IMO

"Don't count calories, they don't matter" Don't we all wish that was the truth

Why is there the focus to eat during the early part of the day? I didn't hear them refer to any studies on that

So, I acknowledge I am a natural cynic. But if this video was the first time I heard of IF, I'd write it off as another fad diet. I know there is solid science behind IF, but this video just makes it seem like some sort of miracle. And we all know that losing weight, no matter what plan we follow, even when we have our stomachs removed or digestive track rerouted is hard af!

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Here's another couple from a nutrition instructor. LOL. Didn't check what credentials she has.

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I haven't seen the video so not sure of the specifics. I did google IF yesterday and there were 3 modes you could do for IF. The one I chose was skipping breakfast and then just watching what I eat for the other meals. So, this one obviously does not promote a big breakfast! lol

However, I've heard that from nutritionists and doctors and many other places for years that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that you can handle a larger breakfast.

But, for me, I've been trying that and it really doesn't work for me. I actually enjoyed not having breakfast today. It was my first day to try IF. I felt empowered, oddly. But I really didn't grow up eating breakfast, I've only forced myself to become a breakfast eater because of all the pressure to do so.

I'll have to check out the video at some point but it does help to be cynical and to use your critical thinking skills. If they need you to buy something or pay for something, then be careful. Google IF and there is a lot of free information.

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Oh, and as far as counting calories -- having gastric bypass has shown me that you don't need to count calories. Just count grams of protein/fat/carbs. And it is so much easier!!

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1 minute ago, esskay77 said:

Oh, and as far as counting calories -- having gastric bypass has shown me that you don't need to count calories. Just count grams of protein/fat/carbs. And it is so much easier!!

From your mouth to God's ears. We are not identical machines. We all have different levels of broken-ness. For the past 3 months, I've been trying to up my calories from my present 550-800 cals per day. If I eat at the 750-800 cal level long enough (ie about 3-5 days). I will gain weight. I'm not talking glycogen/water stores either. LOL. It's ridiculous!

So for me to lose, I have to work like a demon to make sure my diet is clean. And it's also complicated by the fact that I can eat a pretty normal qty of food now...

So you see? We're all so unique!

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14 minutes ago, esskay77 said:

Oh, and as far as counting calories -- having gastric bypass has shown me that you don't need to count calories. Just count grams of protein/fat/carbs. And it is so much easier!!

I find counting everything is s much easier these days with apps like My Fitness Pal. :)

But counting macros is just a different way of counting calories, since each gram has a fixed caloric value.

The first video literally said the only thing that matters is limiting your eating window. I mean in my fantasy world I'd love to be able to eat recklessly even if only for limited number of hours. But unfortunately that's not the real world.

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