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Friday, January 8, 2010

Scott's Intermittent Fasting Story


IF Success Story

What struck me as ultra-important is that it would be difficult to do intermittent fasting by eating lots of junk food. Cravings would make IFing very difficult and a matter of needing to use lots of willpower. Low-carbing is still the easiest way to accomplish one's goals. Intermittent Fasting is just another tool to use on the low-carb lifestyle.

I found this in the FAQ's: A balance of carbohydrate, fats, and protein with no extremes (probably means no zero carb diets - some carbs would be prudent.). Reducing carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, cereals) may enhance weight loss by an additional effect on appetite moderation. I'd say that is a given. Try my Fast Cheese Bread - it's a very good substitute for toast and tastes very much like bread. If you have pasta, choose Dreamfields. If you have cereal, choose oatmeal. Try to skip the rice and potatoes. Use cauli-rice and hollow baked potatoes to leave just the skins and fill with cauli mash and top with your favorite baked potato toppings such as chopped bacon, green onions, sour cream, grated cheese, etc. Mash the leftover potato for the non low-carbing family or take over to a neighbor, who has children.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great posts on IF Jennifer! I'm looking forward to reading Fast-5 and really appreciate your links and thoughts. IF'ing is going great for me. The only challenge is not turning the eating phase into a gorging phase! The fasting is easy and feels great. I'm using two of your cookbooks to keep the eating phase more healthy! Sally

Jennifer said...

That's super! Thank you for sharing that. :-)