Jump to content

Thinking about changing things up..


Wilbur
 Share

Recommended Posts

There is a lot of evidence that suggests a long fast is better than caloric reduction for fat loss and the prevention of muscle loss.  I may give this a try.  By long term, I am talking 7 to 10 days. Apparently, calorie reduced diets prevent the body from entering ketosis so muscle mass is lost before fat is consumed.  

I hear the first 3 days are miserable but you lose the sensation of hunger once entering ketosis.  somewhere between 7 and 10 days later, you begin to feel hungry again at which point, you start eating.  Energy remains high and you can exercise when in ketosis. 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Reverend_Maynard said:

From what I've read, it's not risk free.  Heart failure is not uncommon.

Also, I would hope you wouldn't be working during this fast.  I know I would not want to fly on a plane where the pilot has not eaten for  for up to 2 weeks.

I have two, one month periods free of duty this winter with which to play diet in.  In the meantime, I will be researching the idea further. With my Dr as well. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

I have two, one month periods free of duty this winter with which to play diet in.  In the meantime, I will be researching the idea further. With my Dr as well. 

Are you able to hold to a calorie count?  I can for some days, but then we will go out, have spaghetti, millions of things come up to blow the count.

Snacking always sneaks the heck back in.  Cucumbers taste great, but they just make me hungry for something more substantial. :(

I have had a little luck with using hot peppers to replace fat or high carb foods, but they always seem to sneak back in.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, RalphWaldoMooseworth said:

Are you able to hold to a calorie count?  I can for some days, but then we will go out, have spaghetti, millions of things come up to blow the count.

I have been at 1500 calories per day since April.  Calorie deficits though, also cause loss of muscle mass. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Wilbur said:

I have two, one month periods free of duty this winter with which to play diet in.  In the meantime, I will be researching the idea further. With my Dr as well. 

It's good that you are being sensible about it. 

Personally, I don't think the benefit is worth the risk.  After all, I'm fairly sure that, up to a certain point, fat people live longer than skinny people.

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Reverend_Maynard said:

It's good that you are being sensible about it. 

Personally, I don't think the benefit is worth the risk.  After all, I'm fairly sure that, up to a certain point, fat people live longer than skinny people.

 

I've noticed several people, some closely related like my father, bulk up a little in their 50s and 60s, but then loose it in their 70s and 80s.

Of course muscle loss probably is a big part of that, but the belly seems to go to.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, RalphWaldoMooseworth said:

:cheerleader::hapydance:

Then I wouldn't change a thing!  That seems maybe a touch too fast even, aboot 2 pounds per week?

More important to me are the measurements as I am gaining muscle mass although it is slowing as is the fat loss.  Waist is down 5 inches, chest is up 2 inches. I am happy with that but want to lean out a little more. :)  

  • Like 1
  • Awesome 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, RalphWaldoMooseworth said:

You seem to hit the gym a lot, but I'll bet chihuahuas are shmoos, like Boston Terrorists, so they can keep you on the couch. :D

 

:)  Chihuahuas are not distance walkers for sure! :)  As I type, I have one wedged against my hip and another between my legs in the recliner.  It insists on the legs being lifted. :)  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

:)  Chihuahuas are not distance walkers for sure! :)  As I type, I have one wedged against my hip and another between my legs in the recliner.  It insists on the legs being lifted. :)  

Ruby is still young and energetic, but she will peter out on the longest walks, although in cool weather she can be good for 3 miles.  In summer, fuggedaboutit!  She droops and shuts down, lays down in the next shady spot. :D

She is attached to my wife's hip, so she bears the brunt of the shmoo-ism. :)

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've done lots of fasts.  The first day can be tough.  For me the second day is the hardest.  By day 3 I can't remember why I ever wanted to eat and the energy level is through the roof.  I've never done more that 6 days.  The last time I did 6 days I was 35.  I wouldn't do that at 62.  I do a few 3 day fasts every year.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...