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  • 10-08-2012 1:38pm
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    Well yesterday I decided to start an IF diet. The plan was to have breakfast at 08:00 and then nothing until 08:00 the following day.

    Well that was yesterday so I started eating again at 08:00 this morning. I have never felt so shit in my life. Yesterday i didn't feel too bad, quite hungry at times. When I went to sleep I kept waking up in terrible pain with stomach and when I got out of bed i nearly fainted and could nearly make to to the breakfast table. Absolute nightmare.

    Its now early afternoon now and Ive eaten a **** load and feel human again.

    Has anyone here actually done this for more than one day??


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    Yesterday I decided to run a marathon. Did 25 miles today. Feel like **** now. Has anyone actually done one of these things?!?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭Ant11


    Well yesterday I decided to start an IF diet. The plan was to have breakfast at 08:00 and then nothing until 08:00 the following day.

    Well that was yesterday so I started eating again at 08:00 this morning. I have never felt so shit in my life. Yesterday i didn't feel too bad, quite hungry at times. When I went to sleep I kept waking up in terrible pain with stomach and when I got out of bed i nearly fainted and could nearly make to to the breakfast table. Absolute nightmare.

    Its now early afternoon now and Ive eaten a **** load and feel human again.

    Has anyone here actually done this for more than one day??

    There a good few here doing it. Im doing it 5/6 weeks n find it way easier than the way I used to eat.

    So did you fast for 24hours, 8am to 8am?? If so why?? IF doesn't say start doing 24 hours fasts on your first day. 16 hr fast and 8 hr eating window is recommended by Leangains.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,961 ✭✭✭rocky


    May be easier to setup your 24h fast by eating in the evening, e.g. today at 8pm finish eating, eat again tomorrow evening at 8pm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,310 CMod ✭✭✭✭coffee_cake


    i find it pretty much nothing to go from eating at 8pm to nothing until 12.30 or 1pm the next day
    maybe you should start off with that, then have your lunch meal a bit later over time


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,480 ✭✭✭Chancer3001


    it MAY have been in your head that it wasnt going to work!!

    ONE day, eat breakfast, fast for the day but wake up in the night with "terrible" pains!!

    Ive not been able to eat some days due to travelling and stuff like that, wouldnt ever be rolling around in pain!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭ferike1


    It sounds like you did too much too suddenly.
    I've been doing IF since January of this year and haven't looked back. First I started with eating the same amount everyday but only between 13:00 and 21:00 and then later when I properly figured it out I was doing the alternating calories (high, low depending on training).

    IF ftw


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,437 ✭✭✭✭El Guapo!


    bluewolf wrote: »
    i find it pretty much nothing to go from eating at 8pm to nothing until 12.30 or 1pm the next day
    maybe you should start off with that, then have your lunch meal a bit later over time

    I've been doing this for years unknowingly! Usually never eat breakfast and generally don't have time to eat till about 1pm on my lunchbreak.


  • Registered Users Posts: 56 ✭✭Kite Runner


    It sounds like you put a lot of thought into this, perhaps too much. fait accompli.

    I find this works for me. Why not try and fit it into your routine. have your last meal around 7pm. then bed, skip the breakfast apart from the black coffee, green tea, occupy lunch by going for a walk or attend a meeting, go for a run. head home after work. take your time to prepare a meal and hey its 7pm again.

    I use this as its less intensive and not psychologically as difficult(well for me anyway) as for training, well did this tuesday, trained tuesday evening. 45 mins lifts, the usual Squat, BP, DL and mil press, followed by 45 mins on the ergometer, no issues. though hard not to reach for the obligatory protein shake after, lots of water.

    On the other hand the other half thinks I'm nuts, (probably right)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,362 ✭✭✭K4t


    Why not just eat healthily when you're hungry, drink lots of water and do some exercise everyday?


  • Registered Users Posts: 319 ✭✭Locust


    I'm sticking with a 1pm - 5pm eating window to get in my calories. 5pm to bed is easy - wake up go to work easy, break fast at 1pm and start again.

    Its not that hard. OP 8am -8pm sounds a bit harsh.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,541 ✭✭✭Davei141


    Eating your Whole calorie intake at 08.00 in the morning when you wake up? Did you even read up about IF before doing it? No wonder you feel crap. I wish when people decide to hop aboard an eating plan that they at least do a tiny bit of research before jumping both feet in and then slagging it off because they have no idea what they are doing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,310 CMod ✭✭✭✭coffee_cake


    K4t wrote: »
    Why not just eat healthily when you're hungry, drink lots of water and do some exercise everyday?

    IF is supposed to have good overall health benefits is why

    when done properly anyway not like OP


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,480 ✭✭✭Chancer3001


    MINIMUM 5 hour window for eating.

    Some guy wrote a big article lately debunking IF.

    Hes a fitness instructor/PT, said one of his clients was told to eat 500g of fat at one sitting on the IF diet....

    Some amount of bull**** being thrown around.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,362 ✭✭✭K4t


    bluewolf wrote: »
    IF is supposed to have good overall health benefits is why

    when done properly anyway not like OP
    So does what I said. Proven benefits over hundreds of years and much harder to go off track. My way is too simple though I suppose.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭Dermighty


    Fairly sure you'll just end up slowing your metabolism and reduce your capability to burn calories faster.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 586 ✭✭✭Mickey Dazzler


    Hanley wrote: »
    Yesterday I decided to run a marathon. Did 25 miles today. Feel like **** now. Has anyone actually done one of these things?!?

    You'd want to shut your fucking mouth pal.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    You'd want to shut your fucking mouth pal.

    Dude, eat some food. Might make you less cranky :)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    Hes a fitness instructor/PT, said one of his clients was told to eat 500g of fat at one sitting on the IF diet....

    .

    I don't believe that even for one second.

    Sure it wasn't 500kcals worth of fat?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,919 ✭✭✭✭Gummy Panda


    Dermighty wrote: »
    Fairly sure you'll just end up slowing your metabolism and reduce your capability to burn calories faster.

    Metabolism will slow down if you are in a constantly in calorie deficit. That is why most diets advocate a diet break or refeed system. Most forms of IF are calorie cycling so shouldn't be an issue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,310 CMod ✭✭✭✭coffee_cake


    K4t wrote: »
    So does what I said. Proven benefits over hundreds of years and much harder to go off track. My way is too simple though I suppose.

    So you do your way and we'll do our way, problem solved


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,541 ✭✭✭Davei141


    K4t wrote: »
    Why not just eat healthily when you're hungry, drink lots of water and do some exercise everyday?
    K4t wrote: »
    So does what I said. Proven benefits over hundreds of years and much harder to go off track. My way is too simple though I suppose.

    I suspect you don't really know much about the topic at hand. When you are trying to cut weight have a go at 16/8 and watch how easy it is to stick to your deficit with an 8 hour window.
    Dermighty wrote: »
    Fairly sure you'll just end up slowing your metabolism and reduce your capability to burn calories faster.

    10 years ago called, they want their myth back.
    MINIMUM 5 hour window for eating.

    Some guy wrote a big article lately debunking IF.

    Hes a fitness instructor/PT, said one of his clients was told to eat 500g of fat at one sitting on the IF diet....

    Some amount of bull**** being thrown around.

    If some guy wrote a big article I don't see why you haven't posted it? 500g of fat in one sitting, seriously use your loaf for a second and think about that.

    Silly season has well and truly begun. IF isn't some stringent diet protocol, it's not like your told what to eat. You try out some different types 16/8 or 20/4 etc and if you function well on it and see results you stick with it, if you don't then do what you did before. There are many ways to skin a cat, and now i know 3 of them.

    If you are going to do it/comment about it though at least have a clue about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭ferike1


    You'd want to shut your fucking mouth pal.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭ferike1


    MINIMUM 5 hour window for eating.

    Some guy wrote a big article lately debunking IF.

    Hes a fitness instructor/PT, said one of his clients was told to eat 500g of fat at one sitting on the IF diet....

    Some amount of bull**** being thrown around.

    Link to article?
    The way I see it, IF is becoming more and more popular. Like anything there will be idiots advocating it and telling people stupid things because they themselves haven't a clue. Then there will be informed people, you just have to make your own mind up.
    If I wrote an article on debunking squats as being the devil's exercise, it wouldn't necessarily make it true now would it :D


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    ferike1 wrote: »
    If I wrote an article on debunking squats as being the devil's exercise, it wouldn't necessarily make it true now would it :D

    I can't believe Mike Boyle is posting on boards!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭ferike1


    This is a reference I don't understand :D

    Is that a new record for you Hanley? Someone telling you to shut the fsck up after one post? lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,480 ✭✭✭Chancer3001


    "Each night, this joker – I kid you not – was eating an astronomical 576g of fat and 6,454 calories for dinner!"

    actually 576g of fat lol

    http://anthonycolpo.com/?p=551


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,236 ✭✭✭jigglypuffstuff


    You'd want to shut your fucking mouth pal.

    watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme.png


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,541 ✭✭✭Davei141


    "Each night, this joker – I kid you not – was eating an astronomical 576g of fat and 6,454 calories for dinner!"

    actually 576g of fat lol

    We may as well call Adam Richman a IFer ;)the guy's workouts didn't even look that intense and he was eating over 6000 calories? That's ridiculous but if he spread them over 12 hours its still ridiculous.


  • Subscribers Posts: 19,425 ✭✭✭✭Oryx


    MD duly sanctioned for being cranky. No more asshattery the rest of ya, please.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,325 ✭✭✭✭Mellor


    "Each night, this joker – I kid you not – was eating an astronomical 576g of fat and 6,454 calories for dinner!"

    actually 576g of fat lol

    http://anthonycolpo.com/?p=551
    But that's not a debunking if IF in any shape or form. It's just a guy who's eating a ridiculous amount not a guy following IF.


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