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i think i'm going to try this. - don't let the bastards grind you down.
taumeson
taumeson
i think i'm going to try this.
just to see what happens to me. i've already kinda been doing it by not eating anything during the day. i wanna see if i can take it.

it's simply eating a lot one day, and skipping the next. it's intriguing, because it provides some of the benefits of a calorie restricted diet, which i planned to start in 10-15 years...

we all know that it's possible to fast for a few days...with this, you just fast every other day. considering i'm not the most active guy in the world, i should be able to avoid starving :P

i just hope i don't forget....or succumb.
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From: dreaming_aloud Date: June 30th, 2003 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I predict your metabolism will whack out...but I'm curious to see how it goes. :) Keep us updated!
qed From: qed Date: June 30th, 2003 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)
We were briefly discussing this yesterday, since a bunch of us ate almost nothing from Friday through Sunday. Jay Stewart and I each weighed about 10 pounds less at the end of the weekend. I'm not entirely clear where all that weight comes from. I drank plenty of water over the weekend, so I doubt it was mostly water weight. I thought it might be just a matter of everything being completely cleaned out of my system, but losing 10 pounds in 3 days still bothers me. I guess doing an alternating fast/feast every two days should be all right, as long as you're not fasting long enough to kick your body into starvation mode. I would think going from starving to feasting would cause you to store excess fat, which would build up over time.
taumeson From: taumeson Date: June 30th, 2003 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
that was EXACTLY my thinking! but apparently it's working in mice....i think that because it's not a long term diet thing, your body doesn't get a chance to kick into starvation mode.

i'm not sure what i'm going to use as a method of success. i'm first going to see if i lose any weight, because i won't be eating twice as much, just more than normal.

as long as i don't gain weight, i'll consider the experiment a success.

btw, the days set aside for fasting suck. i was able to start right away, being as how i didn't eat breakfast, and i'm hungry :P
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