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Old 04-14-2013, 12:52 AM   #41
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Hoo boy. I actually read the title of this thread and thought it said "Does anyone else on Discuss Cooking practice intermittent FEASTING?"

And I was like "Um... yeah. Don't we all?"
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About a year and a half before our kids graduated high school I decided I didn't want to be the chubbiest Mom at their ceremonies. I first started walking, roughly a mile a day. A few months later I started to reduce my caloric intake using the "Everything in Moderation" diet. Basically, common sense eating. Dropped 40 pounds in 18 months and kept it off. Well, until we moved from family and friends and I went into depression eating mode... IMO you don't have to fast if you eat responsibly (most every day).
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:07 AM   #42
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I am old enough to remember all the crazy diets that came and went. Anyone remember the grapefruit died? Eat only grapefruits. Then there is the Atkins diet. Eat all the red meat, no carbs. Sure, clog your arteries, raise your blood pressure. You get the idea. Someone writes a book and needs to sell it. So they appear on all the talk shows, etc.

Sorry folks, I practice eating what is right for diabetes. I eat a lot of veggies and fruits, maybe a little meat once or twice a week. If I fast, I get shaky, my sugar drops to a dangerous level, and I am in trouble. I am Madison Avenue's worst enemy. I don't buy every thing that is the latest and greatest. Sooner or later some doctor will come along and tell the people that this idea is dangerous. They always do. Fasting is an old idea. A very old idea. It is an idea that is tied to religious practices from the Middle Ages. Monks have been fasting for years and years.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:02 AM   #43
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Atkins is low carb, not no carb. Back a few years Stirling and I went on the Atkins diet. I lost 50 lbs in about a half. We had had our cholesterol levels measured before we started and we were both in the good range. We had the levels measured again after a year or so of following the Atkins diet. We both had even better results. YMMV.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:40 PM   #44
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IIRC the original Atkins diet over 40 years ago was no-carb. Pretty much protein only. All I know is I tried it once to drop a few pounds so I looked better in a swimsuit (took SCUBA classes, one of two girls out of a dozen students....you get the pic) and I could't go to the bathroom for 3 days. Never again on a diet that eliminates an entire food group or two...
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:47 PM   #45
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Fasting is all the rage? I don't follow dieting trends, fads or rages. I lost a sister to a purging disorder. At 78 pounds, 5'7" tall, her heart simple stopped beating.
Sorry to hear that Oldvine. Such a sad part of your life.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:04 PM   #46
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Low carb dieting is not no carb dieting. Even Atkins is low carb, and they suggest that you add in carbs until you get to a point where you can still lose weight while eating some carbs. Some veggies are very low carb, and very good for you as well. Eating more protein does not necessarily give you high cholesterol levels. Eating sugar (high carbs) can cause your cholesterol levels to climb, however.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:50 PM   #47
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The purpose of my post was simply to say "One diet does not fit all." And that is what these books and doctors are saying. Soorner or later someone will come along to refute it and then another one will come down the pike. History just keep repeating itself over and over.
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This may sound ridiculous to some of you but fasting works for me. I can go on for days without taking any carbs and just drink water. In five days I reach my goal.
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This may sound ridiculous to some of you but fasting works for me. I can go on for days without taking any carbs and just drink water. In five days I reach my goal.
And then what?
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There after i maintain my weight by eating low-carb food and drink water after every meal. Basically fasting helps me to shed couple of kilos off my body very quickly.
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