or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Health & Body › Random health and exercise thoughts
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 82

post #1216 of 57260
Man, I don't crave fast food these days. I think the last two or three times I've had it, it's been less about a craving and more about being with someone and needing to get something to eat on the go.

Pizza is still the big weakness for me, but as far as the typical fast food stuff goes, I think I'm past that.
post #1217 of 57260
Finally had the courage to try out the leg superset earlier suggested by mr. Grant - leg extensions + squats... I have to say that was painful. In a good way, though - but I'm sure I won't feel that way tomorrow when I wake up

gotta love them leg days, am I right?
post #1218 of 57260
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrH View Post
gotta love them leg days, am I right?

gotta love struggling to get down the stairs in the morning.
post #1219 of 57260
Quote:
Originally Posted by ConcernedParent View Post
gotta love struggling to get down the stairs in the morning.

Lets just say that I was very happy that all my classes today were on the first floor.
post #1220 of 57260

..


Edited by Radagast - 10/23/11 at 9:04am
post #1221 of 57260
Quote:
Originally Posted by APK View Post
Really loving intermittent fasting so far. I thought not eating anything until noon or after 8 p.m. would be difficult, but I haven't sneaked so much as a grape while preparing my lunch in the morning. My workouts have been amazing, too.

I decided to give the cheat day followed by a 24-hour fast a whirl yesterday and today. Put away a large plain cheese thin crust pizza in one sitting, followed by a three-scoop chocolate whey shake with natural PB and a tablespoon of chocolate chips.

The following fast wasn't as difficult as I thought it'd be. Some hunger pangs, and it sucked being around co-workers who went out for lunch and brought the food back. But I made it through with lots of water and even put away a very nice lactic acid workout after work.

But shit, I'm ready for some quality eats tomorrow.

Can I ask how you deal with not overeating/gorging at the end of your fast? I keep trying IF days, and getting through the fast isn't the problem, but I end up killing it and going over my daily cals when I finally eat.
post #1222 of 57260
Tried doing 135 OHP today (my calculated 1RM). Totally owned it--Probably could add 5-10 lbs more. Think I'm going to try my calculated 1RM's this/next week just to see if I can actually do them. That's a 285 DL, 262 Squat, 215 Bench.
post #1223 of 57260
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post
Tried doing 135 OHP today (my calculated 1RM). Totally owned it--Probably could add 5-10 lbs more.

Think I'm going to try my calculated 1RM's this/next week just to see if I can actually do them. That's a 285 DL, 262 Squat, 215 Bench.

You can DL more than that! I have faith. I got up to 260x3 or so and I'm a scrawny wimp compared to you.
post #1224 of 57260
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post
Tried doing 135 OHP today (my calculated 1RM). Totally owned it--Probably could add 5-10 lbs more.

Think I'm going to try my calculated 1RM's this/next week just to see if I can actually do them. That's a 285 DL, 262 Squat, 215 Bench.



If you can overhead 135 without using your legs easily, you should be able to DL way more than that.
post #1225 of 57260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Explosivo View Post
Can I ask how you deal with not overeating/gorging at the end of your fast? I keep trying IF days, and getting through the fast isn't the problem, but I end up killing it and going over my daily cals when I finally eat.

When are you fasting? I've been doing the fast from 8 p.m. until noon the following day without any problems. I'm not sure if that would still be the case if I were breaking the fast in the morning and cutting food off earlier in the day. I'm not a big breakfast food person and was rarely hungry in the morning, so fasting until noon hasn't been difficult.

I suspect my somewhat boring schedule during the week has played a factor in being able to adhere to both IF and to eating below maintenance. For reference's sake, I'm tipping the scales at about 170 these days and am 5'10".

Right now, I've been lifting at least three days a week and doing some complexes two other days. My gym's been closed on the weekends during the summer, so I've been doing some runs or long walks then. Here's a normal day:

6:30 a.m. - wake up
7 a.m. - Serving of Metamucil + BCAA
8 a.m. to noon - Drink lots of water
Noon - 1st meal (usually roast beef, slice of colby cheese, grapes, fish oil caps)
3 p.m. - 2nd meal (usually a scoop of whey, though I'll sub in an almond flour treat if I made any recently)
4:30 p.m. - Serving of BCAA
5 p.m. - Lift
6:30 p.m. - PWO meal (this varies, but assuming I lifted, it's easily my biggest meal of the day)
7:30 p.m. - Maybe another shake or something like that if I haven't hit my macros for the day

Overeating has often been a problem for me. My guess would be that drinking a lot of water in the morning keeps me from being famished by time I eat my first meal. So while I definitely am ready to eat at noon, I don't feel like gorging. It's enough to hold me over until my second small meal. And then it's time to hit the gym. THEN, I get to enjoy my huge meal after. It's a huge meal, but I don't go over my desired total calories because it's still clean food and my food intake until that point has been still somewhat low (probably about 500 calories).

That last meal usually fills my macros and my stomach. I'll have another serving of Metamucil before bed, which during the week, is only maybe three hours after I last eat.

It's definitely not for everyone, but I'm finding good success with it, since I'm staying in a deficit each day without feeling like hell. My workouts have been great, too.

Who knows if I'll stick with IF when it's time to do a clean bulk, but being able to do it while cutting shows me that it's possible for me regardless of my present goals.
post #1226 of 57260
I'm not intimately familiar with IF strategies, but overeating should not be an accidental problem. There are a lot of aspects of your consumption which you are not exerting control over if you are dramatically overeating after such a short fast. You're eating the wrong foods, too quickly, with too much immediately plated, without pausing for hydration or waiting for satiety to kick in.
post #1227 of 57260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Explosivo View Post
Can I ask how you deal with not overeating/gorging at the end of your fast? I keep trying IF days, and getting through the fast isn't the problem, but I end up killing it and going over my daily cals when I finally eat.

You need some level of discipline. A good way to help with this is to either prepare or at least plan your meals ahead of time. Don't just throw a bag of pasta into a pot and eat it all - weigh the right amount and cook that. Also, know how many calories you need to it and stick to it. Drink lots of water and you won't get the feeling that are you are hungry or empty.
post #1228 of 57260
Quote:
Originally Posted by APK View Post
When are you fasting? I've been doing the fast from 8 p.m. until noon the following day without any problems. I'm not sure if that would still be the case if I were breaking the fast in the morning and cutting food off earlier in the day. I'm not a big breakfast food person and was rarely hungry in the morning, so fasting until noon hasn't been difficult.

I suspect my somewhat boring schedule during the week has played a factor in being able to adhere to both IF and to eating below maintenance. For reference's sake, I'm tipping the scales at about 170 these days and am 5'10".

Right now, I've been lifting at least three days a week and doing some complexes two other days. My gym's been closed on the weekends during the summer, so I've been doing some runs or long walks then. Here's a normal day:

6:30 a.m. - wake up
7 a.m. - Serving of Metamucil + BCAA
8 a.m. to noon - Drink lots of water
Noon - 1st meal (usually roast beef, slice of colby cheese, grapes, fish oil caps)
3 p.m. - 2nd meal (usually a scoop of whey, though I'll sub in an almond flour treat if I made any recently)
4:30 p.m. - Serving of BCAA
5 p.m. - Lift
6:30 p.m. - PWO meal (this varies, but assuming I lifted, it's easily my biggest meal of the day)
7:30 p.m. - Maybe another shake or something like that if I haven't hit my macros for the day

Overeating has often been a problem for me. My guess would be that drinking a lot of water in the morning keeps me from being famished by time I eat my first meal. So while I definitely am ready to eat at noon, I don't feel like gorging. It's enough to hold me over until my second small meal. And then it's time to hit the gym. THEN, I get to enjoy my huge meal after. It's a huge meal, but I don't go over my desired total calories because it's still clean food and my food intake until that point has been still somewhat low (probably about 500 calories).

That last meal usually fills my macros and my stomach. I'll have another serving of Metamucil before bed, which during the week, is only maybe three hours after I last eat.

It's definitely not for everyone, but I'm finding good success with it, since I'm staying in a deficit each day without feeling like hell. My workouts have been great, too.

Who knows if I'll stick with IF when it's time to do a clean bulk, but being able to do it while cutting shows me that it's possible for me regardless of my present goals.

Thanks for the detailed response. The days I do it, I usually shoot for a 1-2pm to 10-11pm feeding window. But it's pretty random and I know it would get easier if I did it more consitently. I've actually been doing fine running a deficit on a standard/non-IF eating plan, while maintaining good strength in the gym, so I may just stick with what's working until I hit a plateau or something. IF seems so simple and effective, it'll be nice to have that bullet in the chamber if/when necessary.
post #1229 of 57260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrumhalf View Post
You need some level of discipline. A good way to help with this is to either prepare or at least plan your meals ahead of time. Don't just throw a bag of pasta into a pot and eat it all - weigh the right amount and cook that. Also, know how many calories you need to it and stick to it. Drink lots of water and you won't get the feeling that are you are hungry or empty.
Thanks. I think most of it is probably mental because I feel like rewarding myself for suffering through the fast, even though 16 hours (half of which asleep) isn't really that long. I think it would get easier if I did IF more consistently and my body got used to the schedule.
post #1230 of 57260
Caffeine is your friend during the waking hours of the fast - only 6 hours or so if you wake up at 6 and have your first meal at noon. I have a cup of coffee when I wake up at 430 am and another around 9 or so and that pretty much kills my appetite and keeps me going until noon. I was also concerned about hunger pangs when I tried IF and found that it wasn't as bad as I feared.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Health & Body
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Health & Body › Random health and exercise thoughts