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This is the first year I have even been aware of my weight during February.

Apparently this "week" has been going for ages

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) raises awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy lifestyle.

AHWW is part of the Dietitians Association of Australia’s comprehensive obesity strategy, helping to address overweight and obesity in Australia.

Events are held in the February each year to help promote this message, and promote how an Accredited Practising Dietitian can assist with weight loss, weight maintenance and lifestyle management.



website http://www.healthyweightweek.com.au/

events: http://www.healthyweightweek.com.au/events/

downloadable cookbook: http://www.healthyweightweek.com.au/cookbook

some tools http://www.healthyweightweek.com.au/res ... ent-tools/

anyone ever got involved?
Great - thanks for the links and terrific information @Juliana.Rivers

Cheers Maggie :smile: :smile: :smile:
I didn't know about this. A website showing the health information for different foods would be a good idea wouldn't it? Oh wait..........!
It starts today!
izzy wrote: I imagine some of these nutrition tips are what helped make many people fat in the first place. If I've learned one thing from this forum, it's that we won't keel over and die if we don't eat breakfast. Some people thrive on it, others don't.

http://www.healthyweightweek.com.au/nutrition-tips/


Before Christmas I was working out loads and ate my calories at the front end of the day (breakfast and lunch only). Now I'm too busy to fit in any exercise to speak of, I'm not eating breakfast and just lunching and a light meal at night. It has enabled me to stay 16:8 even though I have not done much full fasting to speak of. And I'm convinced that I would have eaten far more if I had eaten the traditional three meals a day.
izzy wrote: Hi @rawkaren, lovely to "see" you. Hope life is treating you well.

I've read a few posts on here from people who were "encouraged" to eat breakfast all their lives, when in fact they really didn't want (or need) it. I've recently dipped my toe in the 16:8 waters. My sleep patterns are all over the place, so mine is a late 'window'. Not ideal from what I understand, but hopefully this will help a bit.

I think you're doing brilliantly, with all the changes you've been dealing with :wink:


@Izzy. Hi **waves**. Thanks for your kind words. It's been quite an adjustment, but I'm getting there slowly. I think 16:8 is a great fallback for maintenance, but being a lifelong 'dieter' it's not enough to lose weight. In fact I think I have gained, but not as much as I might have done :grin:

I think the 'must eat breakfast' phenomena is seriously over rated. It actually makes me even more hungry and better not to disturb 'appetite annie' when she is sleeping... I quite like seeing how long I can go.
rawkaren wrote:
izzy wrote: Hi @rawkaren, lovely to "see" you. Hope life is treating you well.

I've read a few posts on here from people who were "encouraged" to eat breakfast all their lives, when in fact they really didn't want (or need) it. I've recently dipped my toe in the 16:8 waters. My sleep patterns are all over the place, so mine is a late 'window'. Not ideal from what I understand, but hopefully this will help a bit.

I think you're doing brilliantly, with all the changes you've been dealing with :wink:


@Izzy. Hi **waves**. Thanks for your kind words. It's been quite an adjustment, but I'm getting there slowly. I think 16:8 is a great fallback for maintenance, but being a lifelong 'dieter' it's not enough to lose weight. In fact I think I have gained, but not as much as I might have done :grin:

I think the 'must eat breakfast' phenomena is seriously over rated. It actually makes me even more hungry and better not to disturb 'appetite annie' when she is sleeping... I quite like seeing how long I can go.



With 16:8 what calories does one eat daily. If say you are only on 16:8 and not 5:2 or 4:3. i know i can probably read it in the 16:8 or eating window thread but i never got my head around the concept of eating windows and calorie deficits
Hi @juliana.rivers. I still eat my TDEE but as it's a smaller window, there is less of an opportunity to overeat. :wink:
Rawkaren, if you are trying to lose weight, would you eat less than your TDEE?
if you want to lose weight using the eating window method, you simply shrink your eating window until you're not able to eat enough to maintain your weight. I try to do at least some 19:5 days each week and at weekends I do 14:10, so I'm not undereating every day.
carorees wrote: if you want to lose weight using the eating window method, you simply shrink your eating window until you're not able to eat enough to maintain your weight. I try to do at least some 19:5 days each week and at weekends I do 14:10, so I'm not undereating every day.


This is what I was doing last year 4:3 plus at least one day at 20:4 because I eat out quite a lot, then quickly dropped the breakfast saving both calories and carbs so all of my normal days have now become 18:6 this works best because like Caroline says it closes the eating window.
. :heart: Sue
Thanks for the interesting links JR x x
And hi @Izzy hope you're ok? I agree with you re @rawkaren
She seems to be coping well with exciting but overwhelming changes to her life! Miss seeing her here as often tho x
Ps good luck with 16:8 izzy..my daughter's been doing it for weeks and is noticing its working well for her,hope same for you x
carorees wrote: if you want to lose weight using the eating window method, you simply shrink your eating window until you're not able to eat enough to maintain your weight. I try to do at least some 19:5 days each week and at weekends I do 14:10, so I'm not undereating every day.


so with eating windows, there is no direction re how many calories to consume in your eating windows. ? In 5:2 and 4:3 we know to eat 1/4 of your TDEE in a given day (which for me is a calendar day)

sorry im being blonde today.
JR,thanks for sharing. I too never heard about Healthy weight week but it sure does feel fantastic to know that I have a healthy BMI and that my weight, waist size and waist:hip ratio are within the recommended limits.

Thank you 5:2!
Juliana.Rivers wrote:
carorees wrote: if you want to lose weight using the eating window method, you simply shrink your eating window until you're not able to eat enough to maintain your weight. I try to do at least some 19:5 days each week and at weekends I do 14:10, so I'm not undereating every day.


so with eating windows, there is no direction re how many calories to consume in your eating windows. ? In 5:2 and 4:3 we know to eat 1/4 of your TDEE in a given day (which for me is a calendar day)

sorry im being blonde today.


Not unless you combine the eating window idea with 5:2 as some people are.

Really, the idea is that when we fast we will (eventually) start to burn our fat stores, so keeping to an eating window ensures we have enough time to start burning fat and keeps us 'metabolically flexible' (i.e. our bodies are able to switch between fat and glucose as fuels easily, which many overweight people cannot do). But if you want to lose weight you have to ensure you don't eat enough in the eating window to completely replenish your fat stores. You can do this either by counting calories or adding 5:2 type fasts or shortening the eating window until you physically can't eat enough in the time allowed! Of course, if you fast for long enough you get the appetite suppression effect which helps. How long you have to fast (or how long the eating window should be) will vary from person to person (and likely will change with time too).

Once we've adopted the principle of using intermittent fasting to control weight, each person can vary their methods at will to fit their lives and get the desired results. I vary how I fast from day to day.

Re the missing breakfast thing, you should see the paper written in the American Journal of Nutrtion which uses the received wisdom about breakfast as an example of "post hoc ergo propter hoc" (or "association is not causation"): http://doc2doc.bmj.com/forums/open-clin ... ogic-error
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