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New to 16:8
07 Aug 2018, 02:23
Hi, Danny here (itsasone84)
So been reading a few posts of fasting life styles and keen on the 16:8 to commence next Monday 13/8. I'm 33, male, height is 188cm, weigh in at 115kgs and work in an Office in Australia. I want to also do the 16:8 for "weight loss reasons" as well. I'm sure it will work as I've done a few diets in the past (yes the 16:8 is not a diet plan :) ) but i'm sure I will shed the KGs as usually being big it is easier to loose the weight in the initial few weeks. I do weights but want to stop for a while and focus on HIT training to tone and loose the cm's on the waist line a :like: t least 3-4 times a week. I plan to fast between 8pm - 12 midday the next day. Food wise, I enjoy my meats and veggies so will stick to a healthy way of eating with good carb's. I will try it for 1-2 weeks and keep you all posted. So with a combination of the 16:8, HIT training in the mornings and healthy eating between 12-8pm I'm hoping ill see results in many healthy ways. Happy to be apart of this forum. Any suggestions or words of encouragement would be great.
Thanks, Danny :like:
Re: New to 16:8
10 Aug 2018, 00:53
Hi Danny @itsasone84, and welcome!

There are a few of us from Oz in the forum, though as you would have noticed, it is fairly quiet here nowadays.

There are also a few who follow 16:8 as a weight loss strategy, though I think it is more common for members to have fast (very low calorie) days. But whatever suits and whatever works!

I would suggest that you give your strategy at least 6 weeks before deciding if it is working for you, especially when you might have confounding effects from the change in exercise strategy.

Do keep us posted - someone will reply to your posts if you have a query, though it may not be right away!

Best wishes and good luck :clover: :smile:
Re: New to 16:8
10 Aug 2018, 14:11

By "good carb's", you mean flavorful, right? <lol>

Since you're only skipping breakfast, switching to HIT should be easy.
Re: New to 16:8
12 Aug 2018, 21:37
Hello and welcome. I've been doing 16/8 for about five years now and if I am honest I have done it most of my adult life, I just didn't know there was a name for not eating breakfast, lol! You sound focussed and that should get you through so, good luck.
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