Skipping Dinner

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DellaBea
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Skipping Dinner

Post by DellaBea » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:00 pm

I realize that a lot of people may be super against this, but has anyone on here every done intermittent fasting? I was considering skipping dinner once a week to see if it makes a big difference on my monthly weigh ins. Thoughts?
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Post by ladybird30 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:35 am

My thoughts on IF is that it is good for some people, but unless you are doing it for health reasons, it is better to concentrate on cutting out excess food and establishing regular eating habits first. Trying to skip meals can backfire for someone with disordered eating and lead to bingeing.

However, Lindapearlmom and Worth it have had positive experiences with IF.
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Post by DellaBea » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:51 pm

Thanks for the feedback. For lunch yesterday I had 2 salmon filets, brown rice, and veggies... so skipping dinner was a breeze after stocking up on all that protein. I think it's something that I could do once or twice a week and it would balance out the calories from my wine consumption. Happy with it on the first try.
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Post by Soprano » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:46 pm

I've done the occasional 16 hour fast by skipping breakfast. I think it helped with weight loss but I don't do it often enough to make a huge difference.

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:25 am

My two cents: On No S, I am not a proponent of "fasting" for longer than between three moderate meals for people who are in at least their first several months of No S. It might be easy one day to skip dinner and not on others and then you are faced with randomness and having to make decisions. Not being hungry might be looked at as evidence that lunch was heavier than it needed to be.

There are people who have moved to longer fasting here, but I'm pretty sure the successful ones had put in some decent time on Vanilla, and actually lost a reasonable amount of weight, when they really did practiced the principles. I think if you read the "why did you leave" thread, you''ll see a lot of people who started modifying sooner and ended up leaving, then trying a bunch of things that didn't work, and finally returning because this looked like the best option.

It is true that the number of meals you eat is your choice. No S is about its being systematic. Do what you think you can do systematically. In our society, though possible, systematically skipping dinner might present an obstacle that becomes pretty tricky. We like to minimize tricky!

This is not saying that fasting can't be successful. Of course it can! Every system has its successes. It's just that, though not stated as such, No S draws from the practices of relatively modern slim cultures that have access to food. They typically eat three times a day, though only one of the meals might be really substantial. The practice of eating less until one gets to a goal and then altering things, though also successful SOMETIMES, does not have a history of success.

I also believe it's much better to have the stricter options available later rather than earlier. Why tighten the handcuffs before you know really need to? :wink:

One of the problems with seeing other people's success is that it often discounts all the things they did beforehand that led to the present success. I've lost a little more weight in the last couple of years with organic mods. When work colleagues would ask how I did it, I'd say, first, put in 4-5 years of three one-plate, no sweets, meals a day, with a some exceptions. The light would fade from their eyes!

Okay, I guess I'm done binging on writing my thoughts now. I guess it wasn't two cents. :wink:
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Post by automatedeating » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:26 pm

oolala53 wrote:
No S is about its being systematic. Do what you think you can do systematically.

I also believe it's much better to have the stricter options available later rather than earlier. Why tighten the handcuffs before you know really need to? :wink:
These are my two favorite parts of this post, Oolala!
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8/13-26.3; 8/14-24.5; 5/15-26.2; 1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6; 8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9; 3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8; 1/19-23.4; 2/19-22.7; 3/19-22.1

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:28 pm

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Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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