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I know fasting is the hot new trend in weight loss but is it safe for folks that have been sleeved? I want to try it out but I can find any clear answers.

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It is safe. You should be good to go, but always good to double check with your team!

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I'm sleeved and I do it. I don't have my first meal until 10 am (protein shake), a small meal at noon, a Jello cup at 2 pm, another shake at 4 pm and my dinner @ 6 pm. Then I really don't have anything after six. Sometimes a 15 calorie sugar free popsicle or two as needed.

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I inadvertently started doing it around 3-4 months post op as I hated eating in the morning (i was never a Breakfast eater, even pre-op). Around this time I was able to eat more at a sitting, so i didn’t need all day to get my food in anymore.

I implemented a no eating after 7pm also, so ended up with a 6-7 hr-ish eating window.

I still eat this way today most days.

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I've done it while in maintenance, but not while I was in weight loss mode. Clear it with your team first. They might want to you get a good dose of Protein every few hours, and doing IF might interfere with that.

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Portion sizes must be big enough to meet nutritional needs during the feeding window. Early out that's most likely going to be a problem.

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6 hours ago, Tangela Williams said:

I know fasting is the hot new trend in weight loss but is it safe for folks that have been sleeved? I want to try it out but I can find any clear answers.

You first have to define what YOU mean by intermittent fasting.

Do you mean time restricted feeding where you still eat each day but within a small time window of 6 - 8 hours?

Do you mean Water fast only beyond 24 - 48 hours? or a 5 day eating/2 day fasting schedule? These are all very different beasts with very different considerations.

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The first one.

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