July 2019 - IF/EF Chat Thread (All Welcome)

(hottie turned hag) #21

You are truly a fasting Queen. You may’ve posted about this already but, how does it affect your losses? Do you lose significantly?

Only ever water. I did it (48h and 72h) easy peasy until past few months, never had difficulty. All on here who’ve replied to my posts about it seem to agree the difficulty is due to not having much fat stored anymore (though I do have flab galore and actual fat aplenty on my gnomelike legs).


Well, depends on where I am in my cycle. Certain times of the month result in better losses. I tend to lose 1.5-2lbs a day, unless I start right before my period, like a dummy. Then it’s like 1lb/day.

Also, I’m still learning how to properly refeed and not eat too much. My last 2 week fast I gained back probably 75% of the weight. That will NOT happen this time.

I love the weight loss, but I’m truly more concerned with autophagy at this point. My body is pretty damaged. I had a job in 2005 that was very physically demanding. I was in the best shape of my life. Now, I can’t even pick up a 35# bag of dogfood. Until after a year of keto I used to hobble around like I was 100 years old. I can walk better now, but I’m still weak as a kitten with no energy.

I’ve done a lot of research about mitochondria and ATP, etc, and I feel like my mitochondria must be damaged af. I’m hoping autophagy will help. I always blamed my lack of energy on being obese, but I’ve lost almost 70lbs and have seen zero increase in energy.

Sorry for rambling! :smile:

(LJ) #23

Would you be willing to expand more on how you’re addressing this? It’s the part I struggle with most – after-hunger that is worse than any of the fasting waves. Relatedly, do you find after-hunger relative to the length of time of a fast or just that ‘after is after’?


Hi all! I’m poking my head into this thread as I am very new to fasting and want to try a small one in July at some point. Hopefully reading some tips and tricks in here and seeing all your success will be encouraging!


For me, it was mostly misunderstanding what people meant by “feasting” after fasting. I would eat and eat, past being full, because I thought I was ramping up my metabolism after a fast. And would gain most of the weight back.

This time I plan on just going back to my regular WOE (1200-1500 calories as I’m very sedentary, no snacking, TMAD), and seeing where the chips fall.

And yeah, “after is just after”.

(hottie turned hag) #26

OK that’s v good to know, because I was mostly lamenting not being able to do it anymore, as a vehicle to get to goal. But I get that you’re doing it for health benefits not losses. Makes sense.


Don’t get me wrong, I love the losses. I still have about 50lbs to goal. But right now they are just a bonus. I’m really concerned about my health. I literally wrote out a will last year because I felt like I already had one foot in the grave. And that’s no way to feel at 46!

(Virginia ) #28

I haven’t been able to Fast that much lately. :slightly_frowning_face: The past few months have been hard for some reason. I’ve only been able to do one thirty something hours and the rest or like 12 to about 24. I’m going to try and get one started today and see what happens. Good luck to everyone.

(LJ) #29

Thank you.


Do you have the fat stores to support a fast?

(Allie) #31

They’ve tried but it’s a tiny office with air con that’s too powerful for the space so I keep my coat on and wrap my legs to protect them. It’s crazy. The actual room temperature would be fine if not for the constant freezing wind blowing at me…

(Allie) #32

Open windows are way better, but ours only open a crack because they installed blinds that actually block them :roll_eyes:


That really sucks. I hate having air blown on me. I get chilled quickly. Can you tape off the vent? Or would others complain?

(Allie) #34

Management would complain yes, no one else. New building and they’ve paid X amount to have it fitted so it has to be used… meh. I’m home now at least.


Give Chunk a hug and kiss from me! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

(Allie) #36

@Sharon_E here’s the man himself for you :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:




We’re not exactly chatting about fasting anymore. Better quit before we get chastised!

(hottie turned hag) #39

@Shortstuff OMG smoooosh him…:yellow_heart::orange_heart::blue_heart:
He is marriage-worthy!

(Susan) #40

Happy Canada Day!
My grandson left yesterday for a wedding in the Rockies and he plans on visiting his mom for a while. I am taking advantage of this to fast to my heart’s content, not having to smell or cook food. Or shop for food. My last meal was 11 am yesterday June 30th. I may take a page our of @Sharon_E 's book and use some fat till I am into it better.
I too have been guilty of over eating after a fast and negating the benefits. I will try and eat smaller meals. I have taken the “Feasting” suggestion too literally.