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post #271 of 316
I find the articles on bodyrecomposition.com to be very helpful.
Give them a read when you have the time.
post #272 of 316
Thread Starter 
leaving for the day in an hour.

today i had liquids: water, some coffee (Equal and minimal creamer ), and some H30 (my company's brand of gatorade mix: one packet has 60 calories mixed with water provides some VitaminA and 100%C)
post #273 of 316
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leaving for the day in an hour.

today i had liquids: water, some coffee (Equal and minimal creamer ), and some H30 (my company's brand of gatorade mix: one packet has 60 calories mixed with water provides some VitaminA and 100%C)

It's awesome that you are powering through with this, good for you. Mental toughness, hang in there.
post #274 of 316
Run everyday and eat smaller portions...period! It works. And when I say run, I mean your run. If you don't run now ...that means jog. The "Run" is relative. I mean that running is the best caloric burning exercise.
post #275 of 316
Thread Starter 
thanks !


last night after work i had a half of a small avocado (actually less than that, it was not a ripe one so i couldnt eat it really) and 18 raw almonds. water with lemon.

115 calories for almonds
about 67 calories for the 1/3 small avocado
along with the 60 cal of the drink mix during work it is about 240cals then i went to do some cardio for half hour.

today (3rd day) coffee so far




so far it has only been liquids/low cal liquids throughout the day and some bits of fruit at night right before i do cardio. has been vegan thus far.


i feel fine. my body is pretty strong and i dont feel any difference thus far. this is farther than i have ever gone in a fast. im not sure if the small portions of fruit/nut at each night prior to workout is what is keeping me stable but i feel i can go another few days maybe? my wife is concerned and is trying to force me to stop after this 3rd day, even after some explanation to her medically that it is fine to do an 8 day fast under some control and rules. but we will see if she will force me to have a dinner . it was tough watching her eat a delicious, saucy, mexican dinner last night while i sipped lemon water.
post #276 of 316
I think you should read Lyle McDonald's RFL handbook. Not for the diet but the part on cardio and excessive calorie deficit. I know you're doing this for a "spiritual/stamina" standpoint and not to lose weight, but the effect it might have on your metabolism afterwards could be detrimental. http://forums.lylemcdonald.com/showp...71&postcount=6 I myself switch between EOD and Intermittent fasting. I have gone up to 2 weeks on a 300 calorie diet and still managed to maintain strength and lose weight following various of lyle guidelines and suggestions he mentioned in his books and his website. All the best for your fast.
post #277 of 316
Thread Starter 
thanks man.


however, i had to end the fast yesterday nite. my wife was majorly concerned and forced me to stop even though i had to try to explain to her. anyways i had to eat a small dinner last night consisting of

57 raw almonds
some honeydew
9 pieces of dokboki (rice cake logs in pepper sauce)
moomalengi (spicy fermented julienned radishes)

total is around 1200 calories including the drinks at work during the day.

so i am stopped fasting and have to continue another time.


honestly, i was sure i could do 5 days no problem. however last night i was laying down and got up abruptly and had a tremendous head rush , i stood still for 30 seconds while i got my balance and sight back, my wife became concerned , even though i told her it was a fluke and not related to the fast.

i shouldnt have gone for 8 day and scare her, but next time increment it to 4 day, and then perhaps 8 day in the future after she gets comfortable.

thanks
post #278 of 316
sho'nuff, how are things going now? Feeling good about your weight? Your thread has inspired me to drop a few lbs.
post #279 of 316
Gents, stop abusing your bodies by working out too much and eating too little (or too much garbage). Start here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com Then, read this: Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes; find out how calories in, calories out is BS. Then, read this: The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollen; find out all about the food available to you - this book is fascinating and scary. Learn about Grass Fed Beef, coconut products and better choices when it comes to food. Between these three, I feel better than when I was in high school, am stronger, am about 8% body fat and now know far better how my body functions, what certain foods do to the body and which foods to avoid at all costs. Stronglifts 5 x 5 programs are excellent to begin with as well, and are a 3x weekly exercise routine. Whoever is working out more than that, at high intensity, is going to hit walls and fatigue their bodies.
post #280 of 316
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Gents,

stop abusing your bodies by working out too much and eating too little (or too much garbage).

Start here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com

Then, read this: Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes; find out how calories in, calories out is BS.

Then, read this: The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollen; find out all about the food available to you - this book is fascinating and scary.

Learn about Grass Fed Beef, coconut products and better choices when it comes to food.

Between these three, I feel better than when I was in high school, am stronger, am about 8% body fat and now know far better how my body functions, what certain foods do to the body and which foods to avoid at all costs.

Stronglifts 5 x 5 programs are excellent to begin with as well, and are a 3x weekly exercise routine.

Whoever is working out more than that, at high intensity, is going to hit walls and fatigue their bodies.

Exactly, stress (over-exercise) on top of more stress (not enough nutrition) is surely a recipe for disaster. Look at this from a survival standpoint, your body recognizes you're not getting enough food and it slows metabolism and stores your fat to conserve for 'famine'. The best way is to reduce insulin levels and to eat more balanced meals made with whole foods while doing short high intensity interval training maybe 3 times a week.

Try to do more research on weight set point, your body won't lose weight if it doesn't want to.
post #281 of 316
Thread Starter 
well, i am now down to my (previous) goal of 178 lbs. (down from 198+ lbs when i first started this thread). this is my weight in the evening in just shorts.

but now im kind of miss that old stringent , toned look . im toned now , but when i was 167 two years ago i had that sort of stringent runner's look .

im on a new mission for a new '20lb loss challenge' and see if i can set a new record of reaching my college weight of 157lbs. my body was back then. im going to see if i can reach it by sometime first quarter next year.
post #282 of 316
^ Congratulations, Sho! You are no longer considered a fatty!
post #283 of 316
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^ Congratulations, Sho! You are no longer considered a fatty!

yey!

but maybe i will be next year again
post #284 of 316
Awesome, way to go! Enjoy!
post #285 of 316
Just out of interest: are you trying to change body comp or just dropping weight?
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