Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Smokey, Mar 29, 2016.
Anybody else doing this? I've been doing the 16/8 since December with great results
A guy I work with does one meal a day. He's lost 80-90 lbs over the last year and a half or so.
Just did a quick read into the 16/8 and it seems reasonable if you use noon - 8 as your eating period.
I never eat before noon, or after 9pm
I've been doing it since 5th January - down almost 36 lbs from 253. (217.8) I've always found it easy to drop that morning meal and eat after my noon workout. I expect to be near my goal at 200 lbs - but I likely will have to drop lower to get down to abs.
Smokey between the gym talk and this, I'm assuming you've decided to step in up in the health department?
He looks pretty good. First I thought he had AIDS, but turns out, he was just being healthy.
Do you do anything pre-gym? I also do the gym at lunch time and figured that would be tough after fasting for 16 hours.
Yeah, I have a handful of sour cherry candies - or half a bag of Skittles, etc (pure sugar). I take 24 mg of ephedrine, 400 mg of caffeine, 225 mg of theanine, and 2 grams of l-tyrosine. (powerlifter preworkout). I don't do a lot of reps normally, since I'm more of a strength athlete I go heavy, for low reps and don't need a lot of carbs to get me through.
I have read that if you are the type of person who does a lot of volume it wouldn't hurt to sip bcaas or a little gatorade to keep you going.
Ya in Nov the wife asked if I would work out with her..figured id drop a few pounds for Florida in Dec. I was 218 at the time, I've managed to stick with it.
I find with the intermittent fasting I can get away with a lot more, I have a healthy lunch everyday instead of fast food crap, but still eat a good size supper which satisfies the gluttonous bastard in me.
I'm hovering around 188-190 now, not looking to lose any more, just hoping to get rid of the last bit of belly fat, I can see my abs for the first time in my life. Started out on P90x, have moved onto a program call AthleanX which is yeilding awesome results with a lot shorter workouts
Sounds good! The only issue I've had with IF is that it doesn't help me in reduction of my appetite as opposed to a typical BB style 5-meals a day scenario.
Fat Steve > new steve
He used to polish off Hot n' ready pizzas in seconds
400mg of caffeine
I would be more concerned about the ephedrine.
Powerlifter workout? I have trained here with a number of world champions...their pre workout was food. The ephedrine and caffeine are not doing you any good. If you need that much of both (or at all) to amp you up for a low rep work your diet is seriously deficient. 50-70% of your pre workout energy should come from low-glycemic carbs.
Is this Jeff Cavaliere's program? i have been watching some of his stuff on youtube. Very good information. Did you sign up? I was doing doing fasting for awhile due to some stuff i read on from Aubrey Marcus with Onnit. But i stalled out at 187.6 for 2+ weeks. I finally dipped below it this week but i started eating breakfast again. Maybe i will give it a go again if others are seeing results.
Yes it is, it comes with a meal plan, which I've been using for ideas, but not following his schedule . He has posted videos discussing intermittent fasting, and has said if it's working for you then keep at it.
My best results seem to happen when I can work out just before my first meal, so late morning, but it's not often I can do that
Just picked up some supplements. Trying to get away frome the sugar salt addictions I've got going on. Gonna do a flush/cleanse then do the whole fast thing based on a 2000 call diet. Here's hoping I can get on track.
camping/beer season is just around the corner!
Never really understood the supplements thing. Seems to defeat the purpose of trying to be healthier to eat that crap
I am set up at a lake lot this year, I need to find some bike trails around to keep in shape when I am there. I don't want to just sit around all the time and drink my near beers.
can always bike to and from the beer store
It is a 15 km ride.
better put a basket on the bike
Or a motor in it.
Tumeric and probiotics are crap? I got some fair trade un molested coconut oil too. I eat zero fish so I've been eating Chia seeds for the oils. I suppose that's cap too.
Believe me even with the lake and hiking trails and basketball court I put on weight in the summer from all my real beers.
That's food, not supplements
The point of this preworkout IS that you are in a serious caloric restriction. That's why I use it because I have very minimal calories. Protein, small amounts of fat for hormones, and reduced carbs. It's a well thought out recipe from Lyle McDonald.
When I eat I don't need any preworkouts.
This Lyle guy is a doctor I presume?
No, ex-Olympic speed skater and a diet expert. http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/ I'm an ex-Registered nurse and very familiar with pharmacology.
The thing I'd worry about with these 'recipes' is that you have no idea about the interactions between these different chemicals. You could be having a great workout but unknowingly messing with another system in the body. Watched a great TED talk recently where they discussed this sort of thing. Drug A by itself has one effect, Drug B by itself causes one effect but take them together and you get the affect of A and B but also an unknown C affect that we know little about due to lack of studies.
I remember when you used to be fun
I can still be fun, and drive.