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  • wren176wren176 Posts: 143Member Member Posts: 143Member Member

    @wren176 When you eat breakfast and then fast the rest of the day, do you usually do the same thing the following day or do you do another fasting protocol?”

    @cemkiss I normally will eat breakfast which consist of 4 pieces of bacon and then fast till breakfast the next day. I don’t know what it is about the bacon but it keeps me from being hungry. I have tried other proteins but they haven’t worked as well for me.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,702Member Member Posts: 7,702Member Member
    wren176 wrote: »
    @wren176 When you eat breakfast and then fast the rest of the day, do you usually do the same thing the following day or do you do another fasting protocol?”

    @cemkiss I normally will eat breakfast which consist of 4 pieces of bacon and then fast till breakfast the next day. I don’t know what it is about the bacon but it keeps me from being hungry. I have tried other proteins but they haven’t worked as well for me.

    are you only eating bacon for breakfast? are you getting your calories in per day?
  • musicfan68musicfan68 Posts: 807Member Member Posts: 807Member Member
    wren176 wrote: »
    @wren176 When you eat breakfast and then fast the rest of the day, do you usually do the same thing the following day or do you do another fasting protocol?”

    @cemkiss I normally will eat breakfast which consist of 4 pieces of bacon and then fast till breakfast the next day. I don’t know what it is about the bacon but it keeps me from being hungry. I have tried other proteins but they haven’t worked as well for me.

    are you only eating bacon for breakfast? are you getting your calories in per day?

    I wondered this too - it sounds like she's only eating 4 slices of bacon a day and nothing else. I hope that isn't true.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,702Member Member Posts: 7,702Member Member
    musicfan68 wrote: »
    wren176 wrote: »
    @wren176 When you eat breakfast and then fast the rest of the day, do you usually do the same thing the following day or do you do another fasting protocol?”

    @cemkiss I normally will eat breakfast which consist of 4 pieces of bacon and then fast till breakfast the next day. I don’t know what it is about the bacon but it keeps me from being hungry. I have tried other proteins but they haven’t worked as well for me.

    are you only eating bacon for breakfast? are you getting your calories in per day?

    I wondered this too - it sounds like she's only eating 4 slices of bacon a day and nothing else. I hope that isn't true.

    Im hoping thats not the case either.
  • All1971All1971 Posts: 89Member Member Posts: 89Member Member
    Don;t assume all judging is negative - I'm judging you positively for eating bacon every day - its a great low carb food that will help you feel full. Way to go!
  • kgb6dayskgb6days Posts: 850Member Member Posts: 850Member Member
    its day 4 and today is the first time ive truly struggled to fast until 12. i have woken up at 6am absolutely starving. i think its worse that i cant have a coffee latte to see me through lol

    I fast from dinner done night till dinner the next night. At that meal I can have 500 calories, or I can spread them out during the day, just cannot go over the 500 calories. When I hit those days that I am just starving (yes, I do have them) I start with drinking something hot. Sometime I will even drink a can of chicken broth as it is very low on calories. If that doesn't work I'll have a boiled egg. I just have to NOT go over 500 calories for the day.
  • foxtrot1965foxtrot1965 Posts: 107Member Member Posts: 107Member Member
    kgb6days wrote: »
    its day 4 and today is the first time ive truly struggled to fast until 12. i have woken up at 6am absolutely starving. i think its worse that i cant have a coffee latte to see me through lol

    I fast from dinner done night till dinner the next night. At that meal I can have 500 calories, or I can spread them out during the day, just cannot go over the 500 calories. When I hit those days that I am just starving (yes, I do have them) I start with drinking something hot. Sometime I will even drink a can of chicken broth as it is very low on calories. If that doesn't work I'll have a boiled egg. I just have to NOT go over 500 calories for the day.

    Why 500? I fast, mostly 16:8, but sometimes 20:4. But I always eat the 1200ish
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,702Member Member Posts: 7,702Member Member
    kgb6days wrote: »
    its day 4 and today is the first time ive truly struggled to fast until 12. i have woken up at 6am absolutely starving. i think its worse that i cant have a coffee latte to see me through lol

    I fast from dinner done night till dinner the next night. At that meal I can have 500 calories, or I can spread them out during the day, just cannot go over the 500 calories. When I hit those days that I am just starving (yes, I do have them) I start with drinking something hot. Sometime I will even drink a can of chicken broth as it is very low on calories. If that doesn't work I'll have a boiled egg. I just have to NOT go over 500 calories for the day.

    are you eating 500 every day? or just a couple days a week(like 5:2)? 500 a day all week and over time IF that is what you are doing is NOT healthy.
  • wren176wren176 Posts: 143Member Member Posts: 143Member Member
    I never fast more than 2 days a week and they are never consecutive. I do some of the same things a previous poster said. If I am hungry I will drink warm broth it helps curb the appetite. Today I ate 1,200 calories. I work 2 jobs and 80+ hours a week and have a large family. If I am super busy and can’t get away from my desk it’s an easy day to fast. I keep my fridge in my office stocked with low carb options like string cheese, avocado, boiled eggs, roast beef and I always have almonds in my desk. I very seldom drink anything other than water or broth.
  • wren176wren176 Posts: 143Member Member Posts: 143Member Member
    I forgot to mention I do bacon or sausage for breakfast every morning. The higher fats keep me full longer. I’ve tried lower fat options but they just didn’t curb my appetite as well. I started taking apple cider vinegar pills yesterday and I will see if they do anything for me.
  • kgb6dayskgb6days Posts: 850Member Member Posts: 850Member Member
    kgb6days wrote: »
    its day 4 and today is the first time ive truly struggled to fast until 12. i have woken up at 6am absolutely starving. i think its worse that i cant have a coffee latte to see me through lol

    I fast from dinner done night till dinner the next night. At that meal I can have 500 calories, or I can spread them out during the day, just cannot go over the 500 calories. When I hit those days that I am just starving (yes, I do have them) I start with drinking something hot. Sometime I will even drink a can of chicken broth as it is very low on calories. If that doesn't work I'll have a boiled egg. I just have to NOT go over 500 calories for the day.

    Why 500? I fast, mostly 16:8, but sometimes 20:4. But I always eat the 1200ish

    I do 5/2 fasting. I fast 2 days per week - from dinner one night till dinner the next and then I eat up to 500 calories. I can eat the 500 calories at any time (such as when I am STARVING for some crazy reason). Non fast days I eat up to 2000 calories.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,702Member Member Posts: 7,702Member Member
    kgb6days wrote: »
    its day 4 and today is the first time ive truly struggled to fast until 12. i have woken up at 6am absolutely starving. i think its worse that i cant have a coffee latte to see me through lol

    I fast from dinner done night till dinner the next night. At that meal I can have 500 calories, or I can spread them out during the day, just cannot go over the 500 calories. When I hit those days that I am just starving (yes, I do have them) I start with drinking something hot. Sometime I will even drink a can of chicken broth as it is very low on calories. If that doesn't work I'll have a boiled egg. I just have to NOT go over 500 calories for the day.

    Why 500? I fast, mostly 16:8, but sometimes 20:4. But I always eat the 1200ish

    500 is what they call 5:2 fasting. you eat 500 calories 2 days a week and maintenance calories the other 5. it still puts you into a deficit of calories for the week. some can do 5:2 while others cannot. I could not do 5:2 I do 16:8 most of the time and sometimes 18:6.
  • foxtrot1965foxtrot1965 Posts: 107Member Member Posts: 107Member Member
    kgb6days wrote: »
    its day 4 and today is the first time ive truly struggled to fast until 12. i have woken up at 6am absolutely starving. i think its worse that i cant have a coffee latte to see me through lol

    I fast from dinner done night till dinner the next night. At that meal I can have 500 calories, or I can spread them out during the day, just cannot go over the 500 calories. When I hit those days that I am just starving (yes, I do have them) I start with drinking something hot. Sometime I will even drink a can of chicken broth as it is very low on calories. If that doesn't work I'll have a boiled egg. I just have to NOT go over 500 calories for the day.

    Why 500? I fast, mostly 16:8, but sometimes 20:4. But I always eat the 1200ish

    500 is what they call 5:2 fasting. you eat 500 calories 2 days a week and maintenance calories the other 5. it still puts you into a deficit of calories for the week. some can do 5:2 while others cannot. I could not do 5:2 I do 16:8 most of the time and sometimes 18:6.

    Sounds difficult, but if it works for you guys!!!
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,702Member Member Posts: 7,702Member Member
    kgb6days wrote: »
    its day 4 and today is the first time ive truly struggled to fast until 12. i have woken up at 6am absolutely starving. i think its worse that i cant have a coffee latte to see me through lol

    I fast from dinner done night till dinner the next night. At that meal I can have 500 calories, or I can spread them out during the day, just cannot go over the 500 calories. When I hit those days that I am just starving (yes, I do have them) I start with drinking something hot. Sometime I will even drink a can of chicken broth as it is very low on calories. If that doesn't work I'll have a boiled egg. I just have to NOT go over 500 calories for the day.

    Why 500? I fast, mostly 16:8, but sometimes 20:4. But I always eat the 1200ish

    500 is what they call 5:2 fasting. you eat 500 calories 2 days a week and maintenance calories the other 5. it still puts you into a deficit of calories for the week. some can do 5:2 while others cannot. I could not do 5:2 I do 16:8 most of the time and sometimes 18:6.

    Sounds difficult, but if it works for you guys!!!

    its not difficult for me because Ive been doing 16:8 for more than 3 decades,I was doing it before I knew what it was or that it had a name. I just dont eat breakfast. I usually stop eating after 8 or 9pm the night before and usually dont eat until after noon the next day. sometimes as late as 3pm.I just find that Im not hungry until then. I mean if you think about it after you stop eating at night before you go to bed you fast up until you eat the next day, it may not be 16:8 or 18:6 or any of those. but its still considered fasting.you fast before you get blood tests done dont you?
  • menotyou56menotyou56 Posts: 170Member Member Posts: 170Member Member
    trdrsix0s wrote: »
    3 square and no snacks has had profound impact for me albeit in a short month tome period.

    3 square and no snacks is a beginning step into IF really. Glad it's working for you. 👍
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,702Member Member Posts: 7,702Member Member
    menotyou56 wrote: »
    I'm on a baseline of 16:8 seven days a week since Dec 3 and have lost 14 lbs so far. I've done three 24 hr fasts in that period because my appetite is so under control sometimes lol.

    IF is awesome!

    weight was lost because you were in a deficit(a big one at that) due to those days of no food for 24 hrs so that means no calories. Ive gained weight fasting and Im maintaining weight now fasting.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,702Member Member Posts: 7,702Member Member
    menotyou56 wrote: »
    trdrsix0s wrote: »
    3 square and no snacks has had profound impact for me albeit in a short month tome period.

    3 square and no snacks is a beginning step into IF really. Glad it's working for you. 👍

    not true. some people fast and do 1 meal a day, some do 2 meals a day. like me I eat 2 meals usually and a few snacks a day. IF is a window of time in which you eat your meals(calories) how many meals that is depends on the person. There is no one size fits all category when it comes to fasting or how many meals you need to eat per day
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