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Old 04-20-2017, 12:50 PM   #376
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Fasting being flexible may be what helps me the most. Also it feels like there is no falling off the wagon guilt. When you fast you are allowed to feast. (With in reason...)
I am finding that I feel much better in a fasted state then in the fed state. Physically but more importantly mentally.
Good luck with your upcoming challenges yoyo.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:07 PM   #377
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Yes! I find including a small serving of something starchy really hits the spot). That led to some problems. Also it made eating out a PITA, so for me that was a non-starter for a maintenance lifestyle
ITA! Thanks for your words of wisdom. I just want to eat without over thinking my meal.
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:47 AM   #378
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I have been doing this WOE for a week and I have lost almost 4 pounds. I said I wasn't going to weigh because I have 2 sets of scales (one in my trailer and one in my home, I work away from home). I weighed last on the trailer scales 2 weeks ago and in that time I have lost 3.6 pounds. I will take that. I did not do much that first week as far as weight loss went so it has to be the IF.
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Old 04-24-2017, 02:01 PM   #379
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All right Pam that is great news.
Been slacking on my window. Scale shows it but more importantly I feel very bloated.
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:11 AM   #380
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Hi, folks,

Thanks, Lin. Simplicity is one of the best features of OMAD.

Congrats, Pam! I'm glad you are getting such great feedback on the scale.

Ubee, have you considered adding structure to your new window? It might help tighten up the loose edges.

I am having no trouble sticking with OMAD, but I've been eating out (or take-in) most days (activities out and house guest). I am also hoping to figure out a trip we can take while my daughter has a short break between school and coop. The scale readings have been choppy, probably due to higher carbs than usual. If my weight goes up a bit, so be it. I may do a stint of keto when things calm down again if I need to lose some excess, but my experience is that OMAD limits the weight gain in periods like this (e.g. a couple pounds over the holiday season or vacation instead of 5 - 10 pounds).

I won't detail what I've been eating lately as it would sound too much like food porn, lol.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:38 AM   #381
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yoyo, you hit the nail on the head. I had just gotten it figured out that I do need more structure.
I just want to also add that I love this WOE so we can relax on occasions and not panic as the scales jumps around. That it is part of this WOE, the fed state and the fasted state.
I am going to alternate between OMAD and a 6 hour window where I eat at 11am and then another meal before 5. No snacking as for me that is just impulse eating. I am really trying to listen to my body. Some days I am hardly hungry and others I want a little more. Yesterday was OMAD and I feel so much better this morning. The scale is back down and that gross bloated feeling is gone also.
How is everyone else doing?
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:20 AM   #382
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Just got back from my gym.
Yesterday was a fast day, the fast ended this morning with a coffee , chocolate, protein shake.
Then I walked to the gym. 2 miles
Lifted for 2 hours going slow.
Walked back.
I feel good and now that I'm out of the 230s and in the 220s I want to ramp up jumping rope. I can jumprope , I have all my life.
But when I get to 230 and above I struggle and it isn't fun at all.
So this morning instead of salad I'll have another protein choffee.
I don't what else to call it.

And try to jump for 4 minutes, but then go another 6 with moderate jumping jacks.

FYI. JUMPING ROPE, jumping jacks, and trampoline help circulate the lymphatic system , I like dual benefit opportunities so for exercise I choose the only proven longevity exercise. Walking.
Then skipping rope for vo2max and circulate the lymphatic.
And compound lifting - the weight bearing exercise.


So my over all plan is
Fasting 3 days
Eating fish 2 days
Eat chicken 1 day
Eat steak 1 day

Walk 15K steps 6 days
Skip rope 4 days
Lift 3 days

Since my schedule is geared for 3 meals on Saturday and Sunday
I eat in 8 hour window and with all that energy from food is when I work out on the feed days.

17 years ago a lost alot on Slim fast.
And 5 years ago lost 65 lbs fasting 4:3
So I've combined the two.
Fasting 3 days, nuts and berries in 5 hour window at work early and late break, I take a 20min nap during lunch, so the rest is as effective as the sugars.

Shakes 4 days with sensible meals.
Shake for breakfast, salad for lunch, meat for dinner.
I try and take it further by planning the menu to include synergy pairings for better nutrient uptake.

When I'm not eating I drink green tea and lemon adds 50 cals so I feel like the health benefit from it is worth it.

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Old 05-02-2017, 05:09 PM   #383
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Yoyoma, one of the key benefits to OMAD IMHO is that I don't have to stress about eating out for dinner. I can eat anything on the menu and I normally fill up faster because I haven't eaten all day.

Ubee, I feel the same about snacking. I need more structure in my eating, and when I snack, I feel unstructured.

Pang, it seems like you have a plan that combines elements of your past successes. I've realized that we can read all the studies, threads, forums, etc., but oftentimes we're really just an experiment of one.

I haven't been on plan since Friday because I had minor dental surgery and can't take the anti-inflammatory med on an empty stomach. I miss my OMAD, though. I'm going to start back tomorrow.

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Old 05-02-2017, 11:22 PM   #384
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I've been yo-yo dieting for 25 years.
So I've been picking up a thing or two here and there.

I listen to Dr Varady . I like her approach.
Much of my fasting is based on her work and variations of her work. In my own words it's what we can stick too long term.

And Dr Fung warnings about low glycemic low calories and high exercise calories .

There seems to be little health benefit from cutting 500 calories everyday til we reach the healthy weight.

Except fasting , I tried to learn from all the fasts and come away with something I can do long term for weight-loss and get the additional benefit each occurrence.
I did struggle much more when I first came to fasting.
But when I added the protein shakes , I didn't struggle with exercise as much.

So I look not only at my scale for benefit.

Fasting .
Fish
Walking
Jumping
Weight bearing
Synergy health food
Food as medicine
Detox cleanses


I can do all these things while I'm waiting to reach my healthy weight.
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:46 AM   #385
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lin, I think all that snacking and grazing was my biggest problem.
Pang,I just started reading Dr. Varady. I like some of what she has to say.
Would you please remind me what Dr. Fung warns about as you stated above. Thank you.
I am doing well. I am hoping that fasting will continue to be the key for me. I really enjoy it.
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Southern Maven. Had me watch the tedx video of Dr fung talking about fasting and why most diets not only fail , but can make things worse, by causing our insulin resistance t0 adapt to the lower calorie , higher exercise.

Something else is the statistics.
75% of all weight-loss is regained.
I mean to say out 100 people that lost 30lbs or more 75 of th put it back on.

Fung and Varady are in the same camp.
Basically find what works, and dontvexpectvthe first thing you try to work for everyone.
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Thanks Pang.
I guess I can not wrap my head around the fact that calorie reduction eaten throughout the day is different then calorie reduction in a condensed window with fasting.
Correct me if I am wrong but fasting helps insulin resistance and to reset our metabolism.
I have a lot of calorie reduction with fasting because I am not hungry. I am trying not to have analysis paralysis. It sure is hard after all these years of calories in and calories out. Fasting works for me, why do I continue to make it harder then it is? Maybe I just answered my own question. Losing weight is "supposed" to be harder then this...
Hope I didn't just jinx it.
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Well .
My opinion is the difference between calorie restriction everyday , and intermittent restriction.

My understanding is the everyday is better, but intermittent is less likely to cause protein issues.

The best I ever heard was to think of the body as a machine.
Put too much in and it has to work harder to get rid of the excess, but also if you put in too little causes extra work too.

This constant over or under causes aging.
There are many health concerns associated with obesity, and aging .

I don't exercise to lose weight.
I do fast to lose weight, because I snacked too often.
After 30lbs I kept getting bored.

Once I started the fasting , it took a while , I lost alot.
But. Stopped. And went back. The reason I give isn't a good one, but it's family related. So know several things than work , work for me. As long as I'm not in hurry, can stay on it for a long long time and avoid chronic health issues.. I think I'm similar to the omads . I like to eat. And feed days I certainly do.

But on the fast day. There's better control when there isn't much.
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:07 PM   #389
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I just saw a commercial about

Golo. It claims to address the insulin resistance to belly fat loss.

We'll see.

It's a pill
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Hi, folks!

Just dropping by to say things are still going well for me. My treadmill is completely broken now (the treadmill motor is fried from so much use, lol; it's under warranty but we need to jump through some hoops to get it repaired). I am taking walks in the Real World (luckily, now is the sweet spot weather-wise, unless it is raining: warm enough but before too many bugs come out). So, I am not on the computer as much these days.

Hubby's trip has come and gone; ditto the house guest; my daughter is living at home and there is a lot more cookie baking and the like. I just weighted in at 139.5, in my normal range, so OMAD is helping keeping the weight under control. Things aren't going back to normal any time soon -- we have bought tickets for a 2 week vacation in Japan!

I hope everyone else is doing well!
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