November 2018 IF / EF Chat ALL WELCOME


Just putting this up for those who are ahead of USA/CA, etc. time zones :slight_smile:

October 2018 IF / EF Chat ALL WELCOME
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7 days weight loss

Thank you ma’am. I like bookmarking these for the month. :slight_smile:


Your welcome Dave. Those of us in the USA/CA etc. time zones sometimes forget it is another day on the other side of the world.

(Jane) #4

My first multi-month fast!!!


(I came for the weight loss and stayed for my sanity... ) #5

Hey, thanks for the thread. :heart:

Just hit 70h feeling fine still, still writing on and off on my novel rather than working.

How are you all doing?

(Justin Jordan) #6

November Plan

I’m aiming to fast three days a week this month. This will be a mix of 42 hour fasts and longer fasts. Basically, switching it up semi randomly (and to work around/with travel and social commitments).

On one hand, the 42 hour fasts are actually MORE difficult. They’re not super hard, but the first day is the one where I am really battling my urge to eat - not hunger, just wanting to eat - and the 42’s are all first days,

On the other hand, the longer fasts have me having to deal with my well meaning family, so there’s a different kind of aggravation there.

I’m purposefully eating more during the non fasting days. I don’t have any satiety mechanism to speak of - left to my own devices there’s no real difference between eating one piece of cheese and eating until I can’t - so there’s some trial and error there.

The point of all this is try and improve my insulin resistance. I’m type 2 diabetic, and I’ve found that fasting even one day a week seems to make a difference, so I’m trying out a more intensive regimen.

(Jane) #7

64 hours in and avoided the Halloween lunch at work. I wish I could go for a walk but raining pretty good out there now. At least the lunch was set up in different building so I didn’t have to smell it!

I had to go out to my car and get my coat as I am sitting here at my desk freezing. Hands, especially. I ran warm water over them last time I went to the restroom and that helped. They must have the hot water heater turned way down because it never got above warm - not hot like I was hoping.

(Running from stupidity) #8

That’s most of the world, esp currently :slight_smile:


:joy::rofl::joy: Can not argue with that.

(Jane) #10

68 hours in and headed to Starbucks to hang out to avoid the hot dog fest at my host house. Hopefully they will have eaten by the time I get there - if not, I will make my excuses. I want to KCFO until Friday morning - will be my longest fast so far!


I’m a week into Keto, just starting my first 24 hour fast to break me in gradually. Its around 6 months since i last did one. I used to do between 48 and 72 hours, but its daunting when out of practice :alarm_clock:

(Katie the Quiche Scoffing Stick Ninja ) #12

Ooh I’m keen for November.
We just had halloween at work and next week we have the Melbourne Cup, so I won’t be fasting until next Wednesday at least, other than my normal alternate day fasting. I really want to eat today though.

(Jane) #13

74 hours in and managed to avoid the Halloween feast at my AirBnB home. As I hoped it was very casual with people filling their paper plates and hanging out on the porch to watch the kiddies trick or treat.

I kept a bowl of candy in my hands and handed out the whole time and nobody noticed I didn’t eat. Early on my host asked me if I wanted to eat and I said I wasn’t hungry yet. (true).

I will admit the smell of [spoiler]hot dogs and chili [/spoiler] made my tummy growl - even on my 3rd day but I am sensitive to smells. I just ignored it, sipped some ketoaid and KCFO.

One more day, one sleep, then I can break my fast at the local diner on my way into work.

(Running from stupidity) #14

Eyes and nose very important with food.

(Jane) #15

Yep. I can browse the food porn thread all day long while fasting and it doesn’t bother me or make my tummy growl. I just think it looks good and I’ll try it when I am not fasting. But smelling food always triggers my traitor tummy.

(I came for the weight loss and stayed for my sanity... ) #16

I’ll be breaking today at lunch time at 90h.

I could go longer but have plans tomorrow night that I don’t want my refeeding symptoms to ruin.
But good to know that I can still (or again) rock those longer fasts even in winter…

(She had one feck to give and that feck is gone.) #17

That’s because we are the only ones who matter :joy:

(She had one feck to give and that feck is gone.) #18

I could smell [spoiler]chocolate[/spoiler] through the wrappers when I was pouring them into the Halloween treat bucket :grimacing:

(I came for the weight loss and stayed for my sanity... ) #20

I would not say that there isn’t any fast rule to that.
I just add broth when I can not do water only because I feel my electrolytes are off.
It also depends on what your aim is. I think a broth fast would be amazing for gut healing.

Weight has probably more to do with stress and hormones than anything else, I do not see too much difference in weightloss if I do broth or water.

(I came for the weight loss and stayed for my sanity... ) #22

for me it depends on the bg levels, really… a big chunk is waterweigt i shed in the first 1-3 days. after the losses flaten a bit for me, but YMMV