Is anybody familiar with a dog diet that employs a 3-day cycle, with one day being a fast day, one day being oatmeal with olive oil and flaxseed (or something like that), and one day with raw meaty bones? [more inside]
Does anyone have information about the pros and cons (in terms of fat loss, metabolic effects, and anything else) of alternate-day or intermittent fasting vs. alternate-day or intermittent caloric restriction (e.g. in diets like the 5:2 diet or the UpDayDown diet where on your "fast" days you take in 20% of your normal calories)?
Have you tried the 5:2 diet as discussed in this Metafilter thread? Did it work for you? Do you find it sustainable? [more inside]
I've gained and lost and regained over 500 pounds in five years... will intermittent fasting help me keep it off?
I'm having surgery in my pelvic/abdominal area on Friday, and since my doctor is expecting some bowel involvement, he is putting me on a clear fluid diet as of Thursday morning. I'm going to be STARVING by surgery time (noon Friday). [more inside]
How much should I eat in the days prior to fasting for a colonoscopy? My procedure is 2:00PM Tuesday (groan) so I'm being told "no solid foods after midnight Sunday night." I'm dreading working all day Monday with no food and then having to go all morning/early afternoon Tuesday. Does anyone know if it will help reduce the hunger if I gorge on Saturday and Sunday, and whether or not there are reasons not to do so. [more inside]
RamadanFilter: I'm fasting and I need to know what to eat so I'm not ravenous and faint by the sunset. [more inside]
I would like to detoxify myself. How do I go about it? [more inside]
Please help me determine whether I can, in a healthy manner, temporarily reduce my percentage body fat or water weight for a big event.
Please help me determine whether I can, in a healthy manner, temporarily reduce my percentage body fat or water weight for a big event. [more inside]
Starting Optifast today (Medically supervised [yes, a real doctor] fast). Can anyone give me any tips on this huge endeavor? I think this might be the hardest thing I've ever set out to do... [more inside]
Diet recommendation for fasting? [more inside]