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    matterny5 is offline Senior Member
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    Has anyone here tried this diet? I've been following it for 3 weeks now and it is much easier for me to conform to than anything else I have tried. Anyone here had success with it?

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    Though I haven't read Eat Stop Eat, I do follow intermittent fasting on the days that I do not work. Usually I go 18 hours between the previous nights dinner and the next days 1st meal. Recently I've gone 22 hours and 20 hours without eating.

    The benefits for me have been maintaining my weight that I like to be at and keeping my colitis in check (though with working out and a clean diet I don't have to IF specifically to keep it in check). Overall I like the challenge to push myself and to know if there are times when I can't eat (usually job related) I can mentally turn the hunger off and get through whatever it is I have to get through. There are also several studies that indicate the health benefits to fasting.

    The other thing is that here recently I have been doing some emotional eating due to worrying about some health issues. And although I.F.-ing isn't an excuse to allow one to eat crap it does offset the indiscretions a bit (a weak excuse but right now I have enough to worry about that I'm not going to beat myself up about it.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by matterny5 View Post
    Has anyone here tried this diet? I've been following it for 3 weeks now and it is much easier for me to conform to than anything else I have tried. Anyone here had success with it?
    Yes . I agree with you on the ease with which to conform. Having been a WD follower but continued to have issues with conforming as a result of proffessional obligations i tried ESE and converted straight away. I find it much more applicable. I have spoken with Brad (the author) several times and he has had very straight forward and correct answers.

    If you are into IF it's definitely an approach to consider. I think one of the easier ones if you are going down this route.

    Good luck and keep at it. I would be interested in your report once you have followed for longer. Either post here or pm if you don't mind.

    Chiggers,

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    Chiggers, I will keep you posted. How do you handle post workout nutrition? I started a fast at 5pm on sunday but did 40 sets of VO2 snatches monday morning. I skipped post workout meal d/t fast but I wonder if that was smart. I'm curious to know if you have encountered this. Thanks.

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    Matterny5,

    Sorry but this isn't going to be the answer you are looking for. I have never particularly subscribed for post workout nutrition. No real reason but i have never had any adverse effect that i could notice from not doing this. Most of the time i fast after breakfast. As i do this during the week it means that i do my morning run prior to the breakfast and then fast. When i hit big runs on the weekend i fuel during the run and eat as usual for the rest of the day.

    Email Brad and say that i recommended you did so and i bet he will answer you.

    Richard "Chiggers" Chignell

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    I have tried this diet for the past 4 weeks and I personally love it. I usually fast once a week on Sundays (also my rest day for exercise), so I can't give you much help on whether or not you should fast after exercise. I think Brad Pilon, the author suggests that it shouldn't have any adverse affect if you don't eat before or after exercise b/c fasting releases GH anyway and wouldn't result in any muscle loss.

    But I do find this much easier to conform to. I don't mind not eating one day and then getting to eat like a monster at least 3 times a week to make up for the calorie defecit. I felt better and much leaner although my weekly calorie intake was higher on average than normal. I actually tried to NOT do it this week, but ended up fasting today rather than Sunday. I just like this style of eating better.

    Good luck to you. I hope you experience all the benefits I have with IF.

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    I have read the book and implemented a 18-21 hr. fast on average 1-2 times a week.I eat clean anyway but eat as much as I want when hungry. I have maintained single digit body fat without much work now for several months.It is an easy lifestyle to adopt and works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go1 View Post
    I have read the book and implemented a 18-21 hr. fast on average 1-2 times a week.I eat clean anyway but eat as much as I want when hungry. I have maintained single digit body fat without much work now for several months.It is an easy lifestyle to adopt and works.
    Single digit?! Now that's a diet
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    I have been eating clean on the days I eat but I have 1 "off" day per week to keep my sanity. I am not one to enjoy veggies and fruits, I eat them only because they are necessary. Hopefully with the decresed caloric intake and my current workout regime(2 Vo2 15:15 sessions, 2 circuit days with 2min work/1 min rest for 30 min), I will see some results. I got really lazy over the holidays, ate everything I wanted, drank lots of beer, and took about a month off from training and I am now paying for it. I gained 14 pounds from the end of Nov. to the end of Feb. I had worked up to 70 x 7 with the 16kg on Vo2 snatches and lost all that progress as well. Really pissed at myself but I am very motivated now and this diet is definately helping me reach my goals. Gotta keep on keepin on!

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    I haven't read the book, but I have read and done the warrior diet.
    So my question is: what are the differences between them?
    I enjoyed being in the WD, but as a skinny guy, I wasn´t being able to put on weight. On the contrary, I was getting even skinnier. Probably because I didn't ate much protein on the overeating phase.

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