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Posted: September 10, 2020, 1:54 PM Post
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I'm of the belief that walking is the best form of exercise that is easily accessible to anyone. If your goal is to simply burn calories, walking is way easier than going to the gym or taking a fitness class. Since the work-from-home started I see a lot of people walking during the day while on conference calls.


Yeah, I try to get out and walk likewise. I just had a 1on1 with one of my team while walking outside. It slowed in the heat of summer, but I'm sure it will pick up now that its cooler, too. I've actually been able to maintain my weight through this WFH mode (even lost 1 pound from last year's checkup). I'm just looking to get rid of 10-15 lbs and mostly belly fat. That is where this interests me.


You sound like me, that is exactly what I did, dropped 15 lbs mostly in the gut... lol

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Posted: September 10, 2020, 1:59 PM Post
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Given this topic seems to have quite a bit of discussion, I thought I'd put it in its own thread. Evidently not such a random thought as originally expected. [smile]


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I'm of the belief that walking is the best form of exercise that is easily accessible to anyone. If your goal is to simply burn calories, walking is way easier than going to the gym or taking a fitness class. Since the work-from-home started I see a lot of people walking during the day while on conference calls.


Two of my friends were working out together, both similar in size. One ran on a treadmill while the other made it incline and walked. The one that walked burned more calories than the one who ran. And it was easier on the joints.


According to my Fitbit, a one-hour walk is around 400 calories burned and a one-hour run at a moderate pace is around 700. Not as much of a difference as one might think.


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Posted: September 10, 2020, 2:46 PM Post
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I've been following this discussion, as I'd started to consider trying fasting as well and then the thread popped up. I've been walking and doing at-home exercises but seem to have stalled out after a few months. Granted, I want sustainable weight loss, not something where I need to go at it hard in order to maintain, because inevitably something derails that. Usually a self-inflicted injury from trying too hard or something of that ilk. Hopefully by adding in a weekly fast I can get myself into my other pants in a month or two. The ones I fit are getting worn out but I have several nice pairs a size down. That's my kind of incentive.


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Posted: September 10, 2020, 3:23 PM Post
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One other note, GAME05's post from earlier, which had an article link, seems to have gotten lost when this topic got migrated to its own thread. Which is a bummer because I had not yet gotten a chance to check it out.


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Posted: September 10, 2020, 5:47 PM Post
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When talking about weight loss, specifically, a couple things to keep in mind:

Key is to eat at 500 calorie deficit every day. Google TDEE calculator to learn more.
Exercise and fasting can both help a bit, but it all comes down to calorie intake. I've read a lot about this, and consensus is around 80- 90% of weight loss comes from limiting calories. Unless you run a LOT. Fasting is just one very effective way to reduce calories. Type of food doesn't matter either, you could eat nothingbut doritos and skittles.

Secondly, you can't target weight/fat loss. You can do 5,000 situps a day, it won't help you lose weight in your gut. As you lose weight, it comes off where it comes off. That's mostly genetics.

FWIW I've lost 47 pounds during covid, starting from 225. Still drink a pretty healthy amount of beer during weekends, still have pizza, fried chicken, etc. Working out, sure. But I think the big things have been cutting the size of my lunch in half, and trying to limit night time snacks.


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Posted: September 10, 2020, 7:30 PM Post
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I was eating and drinking a lot for the first three months or so of Covid and it was affecting my sleep and I was always nauseous so I finally decided to reverse course in June. I don’t want to say my starting weight when I finally stepped on the scale but it was alarming enough that I started doing the 16:8 fast and I’m down about 30 lbs since June 20th. I didn’t adhere to it while I was up north for a week and in Vegas for four days and on some weekends I’ll have a few drinks out of hours, but otherwise I’m sticking to it as best I can and gradually adding more exercise. I did cut way down on my calories so I’m not stuffing my face for the entire eight hours, really paying attention to calorie count. I’m working from home 2nd shift type hours which works out nicely because it’s a good excuse not go out to dinner with friends. I’m not depriving myself of a nice meal or three on the weekend but when I’m home I’m eating really healthy. This week I’ve been more like 18:6, eating starting at 11a and ending at 5p. Drinking coffee before 11 and a lot of water throughout the day.


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Posted: September 10, 2020, 9:07 PM Post
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One other note, GAME05's post from earlier, which had an article link, seems to have gotten lost when this topic got migrated to its own thread. Which is a bummer because I had not yet gotten a chance to check it out.


Hmmm... I don't remember that one. When I split the two threads, I just select which ones to move hit a button... But I'll message GAME05 to see if he can repost the link if I screwed up.

Homer did post this one, which was good:
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Interesting article on fasting. The 16:8 regimen seems doable:

https://www.tmc.edu/news/2018/11/fastin ... l%20acuity.


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Posted: September 10, 2020, 10:16 PM Post
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CheezWizHed said:
AKCheesehead said:
One other note, GAME05's post from earlier, which had an article link, seems to have gotten lost when this topic got migrated to its own thread. Which is a bummer because I had not yet gotten a chance to check it out.


Hmmm... I don't remember that one. When I split the two threads, I just select which ones to move hit a button... But I'll message GAME05 to see if he can repost the link if I screwed up.

Homer did post this one, which was good:
homer said:
Interesting article on fasting. The 16:8 regimen seems doable:

https://www.tmc.edu/news/2018/11/fastin ... l%20acuity.


It was a post me made either late last night or this morning. Mentioned some things he’d read about what to eat and avoid when coming off the fast to avoid insulin spikes. It’s possible he took it down to edit perhaps? Seemed like good info.


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Posted: September 10, 2020, 10:42 PM Post
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My last post actually didn't get lost in the shuffle. I'd deleted it. Homer had already posted a good article and Bucky has more experience, so I decided I didn't want to monopolize the Random Thoughts thread. But I guess I'll post it now:)

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10 ... nt-fasting The article also cites its claims.

For the Youtubers, I've been watching Dr. Eric Berg and Thomas DeLauer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njM2swb ... ex=14&t=0s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhmtoAY ... =17&t=351s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKqcEb9 ... =22&t=109s

What I've been reading:

1. Any calories, including many vitamins and sugar-alcohols, break the fast. So no diet sodas and multivitamins.
2. Post-fast meal should be a small serving of lean protein and just that. Then eat a normal meal 1-2 hours later.
3. Caffeine is fine during a fast.
4. Headache? Same when you start keto, it's typically a lack of sodium. Have some salt (also doesn't break a fast).
5. Fasting lowers gut flora, so a pre-biotic like asparagus is a good vegetable for your first real meal.

Non-fast-breaking supplements/vitamins (not required)
1. tyrosine. helps energy and cognitive focus.
2. Thiamine. Helps a body process the post-fast meal.
3. Creatine. Energy if you're lagging during exercise.
4. Potassium. Mostly only necessary if you are cramping during exercise.
5. Magnesium. De-stresses muscles and mind some. Kinda takes the edge off.

If you want a fast-approved pre-workout, DeLauer recommended beta-alanine and citrulline malate.


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Posted: September 11, 2020, 7:11 AM Post
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Thanks for putting it back up GAME05 and I'm glad I didn't mess it up. [smile]

Seems like you've found the most interesting topic of 2020 that hasn't caused a controversy. That isn't easy to do on the internet! [laughing]


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Posted: September 11, 2020, 7:48 AM Post
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Thanks for putting it back up GAME05 and I'm glad I didn't mess it up. [smile]

Seems like you've found the most interesting topic of 2020 that hasn't caused a controversy. That isn't easy to do on the internet! [laughing]


But what do Trump and Biden do to keep their slim figures?

[wink]

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Posted: September 11, 2020, 11:56 AM Post
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I'm really impressed at the weight loss stories from this year. Way to go BF.net!


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Posted: September 11, 2020, 11:57 AM Post
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Thanks for putting it back up GAME05 and I'm glad I didn't mess it up. [smile]

Seems like you've found the most interesting topic of 2020 that hasn't caused a controversy. That isn't easy to do on the internet! [laughing]


But what do Trump and Biden do to keep their slim figures?

[wink]


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Posted: September 11, 2020, 12:31 PM Post
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Thanks a lot GAME05. I didn't mean to put you on the spot there, but I do sincerely appreciate the information.


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Posted: September 11, 2020, 1:27 PM Post
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I have dropped 20lbs from doing this fasting plus walking. I wouldn't say I'm the poster faster though as I do fall off track from time to time. Being back in school has made it a lot easier since I have regular routine agian. I still have more to go but the weight loss has been at a good pace for a persons overall health.

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Posted: September 16, 2020, 12:07 PM Post
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So I jumped in and went with a 24 hour fast yesterday. It was not hard at all, actually. I just made sure to drink water and that really helped to stave off hunger. I'm going to make it a once a week thing for a month and then reassess or plow on if it's working. I'm pretty motivated to fit back into all my old pants that are a size down. Preferably before the crotches go out on the ones that fit me currently.


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Posted: September 17, 2020, 2:52 PM Post
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Glad to hear it went well. Yeah it's really weird to not be particular hungry having not eaten (ate?) for that long.


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Posted: September 17, 2020, 5:06 PM Post
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Yup there is the initial hunger about when you'd normally eat. Once you get over that hump it goes away and you can go for a while no problem.


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Posted: September 18, 2020, 12:38 PM Post
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Of course I say "yeah hunger isn't a problem" as I sit here biting my nails and nearly giving in and eating lunch today. It's a rainy day so nothing is going on and I'm not able to busy myself with work.


My weight is up lately but at the same time I've also been lifting weights, so it's been tough with just a scale to really know how I'm doing. Maybe I'll have to get some bodyfat calipers. I know they're not hugely accurate, but as long as they're consistently inaccurate that would be a great way of tracking real progress.


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