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Old 03-23-2018, 13:21   #1
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I've been unintentionally doing IF by eating only 2 meals a day for a while because LCHF simply satiates me and I am not hungry at certain times like I was before doing the LCHF way of eating. I'll try to post here my intentional efforts to vary from what I call normal. Id like to thank @NSDad126 and @chargette for sparking my interest. I welcome any comments or questions.

I'll be two consecutive 24 hour fasts this afternoon, you convinced me to try. Only water, green tea, and a black coffee first night at work. I did have a BP coffee soon after getting to work last night, then only water and green tea the rest of the night. Not really getting hungry, staying busy and active, didn't really even think about food. Didn't eat any more than normal before going to work yesterday afternoon.

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Old 03-24-2018, 14:16   #2
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The 24 hour fasts were easy to do on graveyard shift, I may try to extend that to one 48 or 72 hour fast during a 4 night graveyard shift, using BP coffee each day as a crutch to avoid eating.

Doing this on day shift or off days, I may find to be a mental challenge.

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This is my second attempt at OMAD (one meal a day). Not much of a problem when I'm working graveyard shifts.

I didn't check my BG last night after eating before leaving for work. Getting home this morning my BG was 105, my blood ketones were 1.1, and my Ketonix showed 2 green blinks. Getting up this afternoon, my BG was 93, my blood ketones were 1.1, my Ketonix showed 3 green blinks. My "pee"tones showed small or 15.

I didn't weigh my food, but broke my fast with 3 fried eggs, 2 slices of bacon, a cup of BP coffee, and 5 or 6 ounces of leftover crockpot pot roast. I will have water, hibiscus tea, and one cup of BP coffee before midnight, then only water and tea the rest of the night and eat tomorrow afternoon after I get up.

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After 2nd day (night) of 24 hour fast, my FBG this afternoon was an 84, blood ketones were 1.1, Ketonix was 3 green blinks, and "pee"tones were showing small (15).

I didn't test after eating yesterday evening or this morning getting home. I'll have to try to remember to find and take time to check after eating because it is always a rush to get ready to get ready to go to work.

My fast breaking meal today will be my cup of BP coffee, a fried hamburger patty with cheese and bacon, some broccoli tots, and a lettuce/slaw salad with 2 boiled eggs, green olives, cherry tomatoes, pecans, and a few craisens. The salad dressing is a tablespoon of ACV, 2 tablespoons each of extra virgin olive oil and flax seed oil. This meal may be tipping my daily carb limit to a little over 30 grams of carbs, but I think it will be under 50 grams.

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First big challenge was how to take my pills. I was taking vitamins, supplements, and meds on a traditional breakfast and supper regimen. I just doubled up most of the vitamins and supplements, my meds are once a day except metformin. I was only on 500mg X2 and so far after first day, no problems with 1000mg X1, but I am taking 1 soon after first bite and the other near the end of my meal.

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I'll be watching with great interest.

Out of enthusiasm, I want to offer advice but I think you got this.

There are just so many similarities to the keto diet, I doubt that you'll experience any issues that you don't already know how to handle.

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oh, just one thing that might be present with fasting that is NOT present with KETO because keto can be so satiating.....grahlin( probably mispelled). It is a hunger hormone that peaks in the 2nd day then slowing fades until most people find themselves with absolutely not hunger in 4-5 days.

With shorter intermittent fasting, grahlin will be something you have to deal with.

Most people notice that it has cycles, ie you'll experience hunger during your regular feeding hours, but during the hours in between you won't feel hunger.

I think I've mentioned it before, but I drink a sugar free, sweetener free carbonated lemon water during my mealtimes because there is a bloating feeling that lasts long enough for me to get back to work. I've never liked carbonated waters, I thought they were bitter, but with fasting and keto I have come to notice that there is a subtle sweetness to them.

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I was listening to the Obesity Code podcast the other day. Megan Ramos, the clinical director for Dr. Fung's IDM program was not shy at saying that whenever she has a patient that is 'unable to intermittent fast' she will ask them about their use of artificial sweeteners. That was a pretty bold statement, but one that I find is true with me. YMMV

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As I have said before, I am not interested (at this point) in fasting. Although, someone reminded me that I actually do fast from like 8pm to 7am daily, but this in not intentional.

I have followed you all on this website and cannot figure out what the end goal is with fasting.....unless your fasting BS is constantly high! As long as my BS tests well within our goals....and I continue to lose weight....what other benefits can be anticipated....?

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i believe there is no additional benefits to IF compared to keto except it is a more powerful tool. it certainly can be convenient lol.

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