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I had a gastric bypass several years ago. I managed to lose 140 pounds but never dealt with emotional eating and grazed my way almost back to where I started. I am wondering if the professionals think it would do any harm to use intermediate fasting (ie 2 meals a day) to get back to the results I once had.

Thank you for your input!

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IF isn't necessarily about just eating two meals a day, its about eating your daily calorie intake (and some may eat lower than maintenance calories) in a shortened time frame and fasting for a period of time whether its 10, 12, 14 or more hours.

This thread may be useful to look through

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a lot of long-time vets use IF to lose regain, so it should be fine. I don't think it would be a good idea for people within their first few months out of surgery, but someone as far out as you are, it should be fine.

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There are a lot of magical properties ascribed to IF, but from a weight loss perspective, it is a convenient way to reduce the amount of calories that you consume in a day, if you don't overcompensate by loading all of your normally consumed calories into that reduced time slot. It's much the same with any of the other popular diets over the years - cut out fats, that's a lot of calories; cut out carbohydrates, that's a lot of calories. It all comes to an end when you learn to adapt and start consuming as many calories as you were before when you were gaining.

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