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Intermittent Fasting Explained – Will It Help You Lose Weight?

October 11, 2019


When you think about changing your eating
habits, the first thing that comes in mind is eating the right food and avoiding the
wrong food. Either it’s eating fewer carbs, less fat, more protein, or eating less in
general, it’s always a focus on what you eat. But what if we’re missing the point? What
if it’s less about what you eat, but more so about WHEN you eat? Is it possible to lose
weight, burn fat, build muscle, and overall feel healthier by changing not your food decisions,
but your timing decisions. Well, one popular food scheduling plan that
has sprouted in recent years is “intermittent fasting.”
The concept of intermittent fasting is all about adjusting your eating schedule in a
way where you basically eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all within a window of time. Maybe
we can call linnerfast… or brunchner, or whatever. This window is typically 4-8 hours
long. The other 16-20 hours of your day are spent “fasting,” where you’re eating no food
at all and the only thing you can consume is water or, in some cases, black coffee.
The idea of fasting is actually really old. In fact, there’s a good chance that the religion
that you might be practicing has some form of fasting period. So why is fasting a good
idea? The most important aspect of fasting in a
physiological standpoint is that it helps reduce insulin levels in your body. Insulin
is the primary hormone responsible for the conversion of your glucose molecules, or sugar,
into fat. When you fast, you consume less sugar, and insulin levels drop. But your body
wants to maintain a certain level of blood glucose to make sure you have energy readily
available in case you need it. And out comes insulin’s mortal enemy “glucagon!” Now glucagon
does the exact opposite of insulin where instead of taking glucose and converting it to fat,
it takes fat and converts into glucose. And at this same moment, your body is also pumping
out catabolic hormones such as epinephrine, which further accelerates the breakdown of
fat through activation of the enzyme hormone-sensitive lipase . And what’s cool about epinephrine
as well is that it also acts as protection for lean mass. When epinephrine is present,
the breakdown of muscle protein is prevented during a fasted state, but only up to about
72 hours. Luckily, intermittent fasting doesn’t last nearly as long.
And studies show even more benefits for intermittent fasting. Since fasting involves the reduction
of insulin concentration, your body will adapt and become more responsive to insulin, which
helps reduce the risk of diabetes. There are even studies that linked intermittent fasting
with reducing chances of breast cancer events by 50%.
So the basic breakdown is this: Insulin goes down, glucagon goes up, you burn
more fat as energy, lean mass is protected by epinephrine, and you’re probably going
to feel really hungry. And that’s the main problem, by far, for intermittent
fasting. Can you really go 16 hours without eating each day? Now there are some people
that state it will get better over time. Your body adapts to the increase duration of the
fasted state and becomes better at utilizing fat for energy. But no doubt this is not for
everyone. If you’re battling constantly with hunger, you might be better off splitting
meals throughout the day and eating more satiating foods. And just like any other food plan,
you can’t escape calories when it comes to weight change. If you’re trying to lose weight,
you still gotta drop them calories. A typical fasting schedule looks like this:
10PM, you start your fast and go to bed, wake up at 6AM and have some water or black coffee.
At 2pm, you now have fasted for 16 hours and your feeding schedule begins. You’re allowed
to eat anytime and anything between the hours of 2PM and 10PM, where the latter is when
you go back to sleep. Sounds like something you can do? Why not give it a shot? If you tried intermittent fasting before or
doing it now, let us know about your experience in the comment section below. Please don’t
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100 Comments

  • Reply Rob Viola April 2, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Intermittent fasting is dope. I lost 21 lbs in 40 days and 2.5 inches off my waist. Kinda challenginf at first but a lot more manageable after 14 days.

  • Reply Kibo Lavarias April 3, 2018 at 12:36 am

    I started this diet yesterday. It is my second day and I feel cranky and lightheaded this is may be my body’s way of adapting to a certain changes of food consumption. I only drink Black Coffee/Green Tea,water and Pocari Sweat til I reach 12 noon for my lunch. Super duper hard!
    😞☹️😑😵😖😓 (my emojis says my current mood and feeling)

  • Reply Ani Miteva April 6, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Started 16/8 intermittent fasting 5 days ago, and I feel absolutely great! Of course, it is too early for me to talk about results at this stage of fasting, but I have always had a bloating problem, and I just don't have it with fasting. I feel better, lighter, and more energized. Great video!

  • Reply Spencer April 7, 2018 at 5:05 am

    I started fasting this year and lost 15 pounds in a 3 months, and I will continue to do it.

  • Reply bradley krok April 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Why did he put six fingers? 2:50

  • Reply TheRoshan April 18, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Good video, but like all your videos you always have a bit of misinformation. You don't simply just break the fast and eat all you want until the window ends, that's dumb because you're just going to have 8 hours of straight insulin spikes. If you are doing a 16:8, it's best to just eat lunch and dinner and nothing in between.

  • Reply Max Zhu April 22, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Do a video about loose skin after weight loss.

  • Reply codeman7055 April 23, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Personally I'm intermittent fasting right now totally by accident, my body just doesn't get hungry until later in the day I generally sleep around 8 to 10 pm and only eat two pieces of toast at 12 noon then drink a protein shake at 2pm and eat dinner dinner at 5 – 6pm which is either two pieces of toast or a big bowl of pasta then eat a wacky load of carbs until I go to bed. Haven't really gained any weight I'm actually the skinniest I've ever been and I've been able to put on muscle.

  • Reply Dontre April 24, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Question: If I wake up at 6am, but eat between 10am to 6pm, and then go to sleep at 9 or 10pm does this still count? I know your example had sleep for 8 hours, then awake with no food for 8, then finally food for the last 8. Does it have to be this way or can I try whats more covenient for me?

  • Reply Paipai April 24, 2018 at 1:00 am

    I’ve tried intermitted fasting for a while now and the thing about it getting easier is true but not for everyone. For me the hunger and cravings outside of my eating window goes completely away. I’m not sure why you didn’t mention grellin that rises around the times you are used to be eating as grelling will very fast become used to intermitted fasting and only make you hungry once a day 🙂 Atleast thats how it feels for me and the 17 kgs I’ve lost doing this

  • Reply Jcitizen April 24, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Would you recommend intermittent fasting for burning belly fat?

  • Reply SOME BODY April 26, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    i started loosing weight with water fasting for like 2 weeks then another 1 week 2 times
    so to me this seems extremely easy

  • Reply clemente ebel April 29, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    what if i eat like 20 calories while fasting, it will afect all the proces or it wont be that relevant?

  • Reply natsu syirota May 1, 2018 at 1:39 am

    today is already 2 week n half i did intermittent fasting.. and yes! i've lost -2.6kg

  • Reply Rhinopocalypes May 8, 2018 at 4:36 am

    I do accidental intermittent fasting

  • Reply Mariah Moffit May 8, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Do one on water fasting please💛💛💛

  • Reply Samm Mir May 10, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Can you talk about Ramadan and how you can still gain muscle

  • Reply EJR77 May 10, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Pretty much all you have to do is push breakfast off until lunch and eat all your calories between 12-8pm

  • Reply Michael Birkeland May 14, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    I’m happy about fasting. It works quite well. I’m currently doing 8pm to noon. However, what to do about the “post workout meal”? I’m so torn. I do resistance training in the evenings (10 -11pm). I don’ want to “squander” my gains :-/ Should I eat after the workout regardless? Or should I stay in the fasting until noon next day?

  • Reply Renson May 15, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Does it have to be 16 hours ?

  • Reply SombreroKid May 18, 2018 at 7:09 am

    What i do is eat breakfast and go to school. Skip eating a snack and eat lunch then i'll be really full until supper and then i dont eat again until tomorrow. And i am losing a good amount if weight

  • Reply Views May 18, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    ramadan kareem

  • Reply roughneck371 May 19, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I'm doing one meal a day for 2 months. I never felt that great and I don't know why I didn't do that earlier. Also to people who claims they have no energy if they don't eat: I workout during the fasting window and my performance didn't drop.

  • Reply Luís Silva May 21, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    I'll try to be brief and descriptive as possible.

    My usual routine is I wake at 7:50 around that and then i eat like a banana or even a sandwich sometimes then I drive and workout about 9:30. This time was no different what changed was the eating, I only drunk 2 cups of coffee and didn't eat anything . I was feeling pretty normal . Then I start the workout , it's weightlifting, and it was a leg day and I wanted to do a strength workout, a short one. So I started with squats with 5reps to failure , 4 sets, was feeling normal until the 4 set , I started to see black in the last rep but I kinda ignored it as it was sometimes normal when I push my self, then I mooved on to the deadlift , also strength and here is where shit got fucked up , did like 3 reps and my BPM were very high, about 160 so I calm my self down and then I thought just gonna do an abs exercise and them I'm done so I won't push my self , did cable crunch and still felt my BPM were exploding after the exercise , so I leave the gym at the pace I could . And then it's like a 15 minute drive which was a absolute nightmare , I took 1 hour to get home i was so afraid to pass out while driving I stopped so many tkmes my, salvation was I had some cookies in my bag but still felt like crap when I got home, arrived at 11:50 and I'm currently eating an apple and went to the bathroom take a number 2 still feeling light headed but a lot better .

    How is it even possible to fast this was a nightmare , was it the coffee? Was it the strength training? Should I deload when fasting? Should I eat something small and nutritious like a boiled egg before the workout in the morning ?
    Fyi my profile: 1,86 cm. 80kg. The body fat machine says I'm 5% but I don't believe cause I can't see any abs, only when I flex,, so would say around 8-14% but I'm really not sure .

    TL;Dr : made a strength workout while in fasted state , almosto passed out and my BPM was super high . Only drank coffee before the workout . This is my Reddit post but the mods wouldn't let me post it

  • Reply Wesley Au-Yeung June 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I eat dinner early and finish before 7pm. Then I don’t eat and I sleep and I can start eating at 11. I find it much easier than waiting until 2pm

  • Reply sickid41 June 1, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    fasting is the muslim thing to do.

  • Reply Majed June 2, 2018 at 6:33 am

    I do it in a month every year. Actually I’m obligated to do so in my religion. But in fasting I cannot drink water or eat for the day time like 12 hours, so I break my fast with just water and continue fasting for more 4 hours until I reach the window time. I have been doing this for 4 years and guess what! I lose 6 to 8 Kilograms during this month. I follow a strict diet and I exercise everyday.

  • Reply mrkiky June 2, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Started experimenting with this 1 week ago (8 days actually as of June 2nd). I also bought a body analyzer scale to be able to track how much my fat/muscle ratio is changing. As of yesterday I'm at around 15-16% fat and 41-42% muscle. Curios what will happen in a month. The fasting itself feels totally doable, and I'm trying to eat as much as I previously ate anyway.

  • Reply screamoshadows June 2, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    All of our hunter gatherer ancestors had to do this

  • Reply The Mushy Brain June 5, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Will this still work if I eat between 7 AM and 3 PM?

  • Reply Abukenyo June 6, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    I did 10 day challenge of 20 hours fasting : 4 hours eating ( 20/4 intermittent fasting ) from 76.3kgs im now down to 72.7kg. i cut the rice off for 10 days. 12 pm lunch and 4pm dinner. After that i just drink green tea or just water.

    I wouldve done keto diet + 20/4 fasting but i cant choose my food here hahaha

    Good luck to all!!! Now i am 73.3kg as of today bec im doing home resistance training from 10kg each dumbbells 😊

  • Reply Andy Hu June 8, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Invisalign and Intermittent Fasting is the best thing thats ever happened to me haha!

  • Reply Vagabund92 June 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    There often is no feeling of hunger if you do IF for the long term.
    I can go for a 22hour fast and then just eat because I think my body should get some nutrients.

    It because of the grehlin hormone.

  • Reply 東方台 June 8, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Eat at 10 pm. Then immediately go to sleep ?

  • Reply skullkrusher1999 June 8, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    I've been intermittent fasting a while now, it's great.

  • Reply William Woolrich June 8, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    You explicitly stated it in the video, but I'd still like to confirm: you can drink black coffee and it doesn't count as breaking your fast?

  • Reply Silverrainxyz June 9, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Now I understand Intermittent fasting better. Thankyou for this vid.

  • Reply Cabdirahmaan Xasan June 11, 2018 at 5:15 am

    Does breaking up the meals affect the weight loss plz reply

  • Reply Maelas June 13, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Im late to this party but…Does intermittent fasting cause you to lose muscle mass as well as fat? Im seeing online that some say no muscle mass is lost while others say the contrary…

  • Reply Boundless Voyageur June 14, 2018 at 3:01 am

    I didn't know my daily schedule counts as fasting, cool

  • Reply უწმინდური მამაო ღორმენ June 21, 2018 at 8:13 am

    i do not eat from 8pm to 2 am that his damn how many hours again? yet no amazing fat loss

  • Reply Chirag Ninama June 26, 2018 at 1:47 am

    Intermittent spelling is wrong bro

  • Reply All InOne June 27, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I've been doing this for about 2 weeks and I can say that the hunger does subside and I feel more energetic in the morning.

  • Reply Ug not Bug June 27, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I heard somewhere that feeding window can't be longer than 4 hours otherwise it doesn't work. Any comments on that?

  • Reply Nidia Hernandez June 28, 2018 at 4:42 am

    I'm on my 3rd week, and some nights i'm so hungry, how much does it takes for this to completely go away? I'm on 16/8, 9-5 feed

  • Reply Environmentalist June 30, 2018 at 1:22 am

    with keto i cant do it

  • Reply D.I.P. CREW July 5, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Can i drink green tea during the fasting period?

  • Reply Benjamin 3Stacks July 6, 2018 at 9:13 am

    OMAD that’s major key people!!

  • Reply sami sada July 9, 2018 at 9:31 am

    can i sleep for 16 hours than start eating

  • Reply TheQsanity July 10, 2018 at 7:17 am

    PictureFit, is intermittent fasting better for fat loss or is eating something light in the morning better for fat loss since it's said to "jumpstart your metabolism"? I could see how eating in the morning could lead to more total fat loss since having food in your stomach could lead to a higher activity level and a less sluggish feeling, but I'm not sure.

  • Reply To Improve July 15, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Why is the fasting period at least 16 hours? Is this a set bar for getting the benefits that come for being in a fasted state for a certain amount of time? Why not 9-10 hours?

  • Reply Rocío Acosta July 18, 2018 at 11:19 am

    What happens with muscle catabolism? Insuline is a hormone which main function is growth and "stimulates" GH (Growing hormone) and other functions too. That's what Guyton says…

  • Reply Sunny Days July 28, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    The way I fast is I stopped eating at around 3 p.m. and I usually go to sleep at about 11 then in the morning at about 9 I can eat again that's just my body's natural schedule I don't like feeling full before I go to sleep I like to feel empty but not staving

  • Reply LoneGamer PC July 30, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    You all should try 48 hour fasting… It is kind of challenging for a beginner but it is not impossible… Good luck…

  • Reply Trev Barlow July 30, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    IM works. Non-IM works. Paleo works. Veganism works. Many things work. Big fucking deal.

  • Reply Bhav August 13, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I've been doing intermittent fasting with a normal level of activity. I've lost about 6 kg in a month.

  • Reply Jay R August 13, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I didn’t like IF. I was hungry all the time during my fast. It was like torture. I did it for almost a month and then quit. No need to torture myself everyday. To each his own.

  • Reply Samir Raza August 15, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Can I eat breakfast at 12. Lunch at 3, and dinner at 7 and sleep at 10

  • Reply Robert Vittar August 15, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you for the explanation! I’ve seen other videos and I didn’t really get it , but now I do thanks 🙏🏼

  • Reply scrap sd August 16, 2018 at 9:40 am

    The best way is to eat Breakfast, lunch and skip dinner. Just count 8 hours from the time u eat breakfast, this is the least suffering way. And if you’re hungry just drink apple cider vinegar, so that u will feel a little bit bloated and feel full.

  • Reply Simos Simos August 21, 2018 at 8:00 am

    If you just want to lose weight (not only fat ,but muscles e.t.c) ok it is a good idea. Evreyone is different but in my opinion do your cardio first, if you want muscles lift things and eat healthy 3 times per day or more, dont punish your self with fasting , if you like it of course and you are sure that fasting is the reight for you ,then ok! good luck

  • Reply Dick Gori September 1, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    I do intermittent fasting 16/8 or sometimes 20/4. The first 2-3 days kinda sucked, since I was constantly craving food, heck, the first night I tried I binged so hard on food I could barely sleep that night. But after getting past the first 3 days I never felt hungry during those 16 hours of fasting, some days I even go 20 hours without eating, and still only eat because I think I should.
    Intermittent fasting is pretty liberating honestly, you don't think about food the same way anymore, food becomes a resource, fuel to keep your body alive, just like it should be. I'd advice anyone to give it a chance for 2 weeks, if you can't get used to it by then, then intermittent fasting might not be for you.

  • Reply Saurav Sharma September 15, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Can we take whey protein in fasting period?

  • Reply Eze Merlino September 30, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    does it work with 12/14 hours? or it's gotta be at least 16?

  • Reply Ameen P September 30, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Intermittent fasting works like a charm… I've tried it and it's the best method to lose weight and feel the best out of our surroundings as eating many times a day constantly takes energy for digestion and makes us bloated… And yes it's hard at the first glance ..But believe me it'll get a whoooooole lot better

  • Reply PzRafael974 October 4, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Is it really daily or you only fast for a certain number of day per week, like you only fast for five days?

  • Reply Ana Patricia Duran Martinez October 6, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I losted 16 pounds in 3 months with intermittent fasting, all fat, it was recomended by my doctor and it worked. Try it!

  • Reply Jaf Jr. October 13, 2018 at 2:36 am

    Super helpful.

  • Reply Ren Ato November 2, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    A good effective way to do this is to eat all day while at work ~8 hours and then not eat outside of work. This is pretty easy if you're busy outside of work! Also then you eat in the morning which can boos your energy…? Cheers.

  • Reply Patrick Bateman November 7, 2018 at 1:23 am

    6 fingers, bro! Also, IF works. Down 25 lbs in about 5.5 months. It's not as hard as some think it is or make it out to be.

  • Reply xinic5 November 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    It's very easy for me to fast for 18 hours or more. I have gone as long as 7 days. It really helps to eat very low carb when you do eat. Carbs make me more hungry. When I get off track and eat more carbs, I can feel hungry every 30 minutes or so.

  • Reply Asma Hassan November 18, 2018 at 4:54 am

    Fast 4 hours before sleep
    Fast 4 hours after wakeup
    Sleep 8 hours
    That 16 hours of fasting

  • Reply Marcos A. Murillo Vlogs My Life Journey December 30, 2018 at 10:40 am

    I started last Friday and in one week I already lost 15 lbs

  • Reply Ironborn4 January 4, 2019 at 4:30 am

    I have never been a breakfast eater. Never got hungry in the morning so I naturally have been eating my meals between 12 am and 8 pm my entire life. Still have struggled with my weight since i was a child

  • Reply Arlan Abenojar January 9, 2019 at 10:37 am

    0:40 INTEMITTENT…

  • Reply marko najev January 23, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Advice do not eat at 10 pm before You sleep cause You will wake up hungry. I eat from midnoon to 8 PM. And I can tell You, this Is great. I eat plenty during my feeding window and i almost never get hungry In my fasted state. I converted a lot of belly fat into muscle without loosing any weight. Combined with any kind of workout Intermittent fasting works wonders.
    Even My Psoriasis got better in only 23 day's

  • Reply collarmole January 24, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I love intermittent fasting.

  • Reply Jon Campo January 30, 2019 at 3:00 am

    So bad for you

  • Reply Kamoteng ArTREE February 3, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Will i lose muscle while intermittent fasting?

    I want to try intermitten fasting, i lift 1-2 hours in the gym and on a caloric surplus to hold and gain muscle but end up getting fatter over the months, right now i think im at 17 – 20 % body fat and want to hold fat at that percentage,

    So is it possible while intermitent fasting i wont get any fatter while gaining muscle on caloric surplus?

  • Reply JosiasDE February 6, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Hmmm does calories “break” a fast? Let’s say my black coffee is 5 Calories, would it “break” my fast? I don’t add cream or sugar.

  • Reply Veronica Clephas February 8, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Used to do this in school

  • Reply prabhakar kmsp February 27, 2019 at 3:40 am

    any how finally you should stay in calories feff

  • Reply popcornto : March 1, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    I'm 16 and going to try this preparing for Ramadan. My wight loss problem has always been eating out and from tge cafeteria in school which is always unhealthy so I think this can benefit me a lot because I eat mostly healthy at home and play basketball/lift weights 6 days a week and sometimes 5/4 if my body needs rest.

  • Reply Alison Bowie March 3, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Could you please do a video about the 5:2 intermittent fasting plan?

  • Reply yano March 4, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    im doing it now and im on my 4th day and its amazing cause i am getting used to it combined with my ab workout and cardio workout

  • Reply BrandsBrands March 7, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Am I the only one catching the spelling error in the video?

  • Reply Paradise Lord March 7, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    IF works great for me , i did OMAD for 5 mounths , then i did a bulk for another 3 , and now im IF and cutting again and its so easy. No need to worry what i eat and plan my shopping list , just eat as much as possible once a day and works wonders

  • Reply SUPER FISHER March 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

    How many calories or how many meals should I eat in that 8 hour period

  • Reply brayen brian March 17, 2019 at 12:30 am

    You spelt wrong when writing with the marker.

    You wrote "intemittent" thus you see the "r" is missing.

  • Reply John Fernandez March 23, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    he mentions that if you feel hungry then IF isn't the best for you. But he also doesn't mention that your body adapts and no longer feels hungry during the fasted state

  • Reply XQCentraL April 7, 2019 at 9:56 am

    11AM-7PM , love it☺

  • Reply Miss A April 17, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Can u hv tea with no sugar?

  • Reply Miguel Floriano April 19, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Takes a month to get use to but its great overall not just for weight loss but it keeps you focus and gives you energy from what i experience from fasting, doing 18-20/ 2 meals a day. I lost 14lb from 221-207 in a month but im also very active. I walk about 8k-10 steps a day but i go to the gym 4 times a week.

  • Reply Raul J April 22, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Do this if you can. Do 18/6 by eating from noon to 6 pm. Then have 1-2 spoons of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water before bed. You'll have an empty stomach by then and that'll help suppress hunger until morning. AC vinegar speeds up cell rejuvenation while fasted. Eat at a deficit and avoid sugar at all costs. You WILL lose at least 5 pounds on the first week, I promise. Peace out.

  • Reply kevin david April 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    I just started today 16/8 I never felt hunger cause I was busy working I had my food at 2 pm not hungry at all will have my second meal at 9-10

  • Reply Sandra Okpala May 16, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I do fasting sometimes.

  • Reply nick adz May 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    I don't eat after dinner around 5 .. so I can get breakfast around 9

  • Reply Mike van buren June 27, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Lost 15 pounds in 46 days, doing 20/4. Current weight 209. Started at 224 pds. goal is 195. No longer looking like a capital letter P when I look at myself sideways in the mirror!!!!

  • Reply nanimaro August 17, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    I'm confused. Is it like i eat for an hour then i fast for maybe six hours then eat for another hour hen fast again? Idk

  • Reply hadiordanyalanci August 23, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I did it for two weeks straight and the results were instantaneous. Even if I didn’t change my eating habits I had lost around 1kg.

    However I stopped doing it during holiday week, and sadly started eating a lot more than I used to. What’s worse is that when I went back to IF last week I couldn’t manage my hunger, so I’m actually overeating now, especially when breaking fast.

    Fortunately I didn’t gain any weight but it goes to show that IF only works if you manage to maintain a healthy and balanced diet, just like any other weight loss method, really.

    I should really adjust my diet, and actually do some exercise so my IF can work better

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