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Old 11-03-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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I did it! A day of fasting!

The first time ever to fast the day. I had two cups of peppermint tea with honey and thats it. Its 8 pm now and YES I am kinda hungry.
I just wanted to know that you who do fast on DD does it bring bigger weight loss? I just don't think its something I could do all the time or even want to but wanted to know what the payoff is??
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:00 AM   #2
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The lowest I ever went on DD was 100 calories. I really did not see faster weight loss when I did that. 100 calories/DD or 500 cals/DD, I lost about two pounds/week.

I do find on very low DDs I feel very healthy and energized and "I can take on the world and win". Even in maintenance, I still have one or two of them each week (and eat UUAD on UD or higher on other DDs to balance it out).
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:11 AM   #3
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You must feel a great sense of power and control having accomplished that. WTG!
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:32 AM   #4
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:36 AM   #5
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The first time ever to fast the day. I had two cups of peppermint tea with honey and thats it. Its 8 pm now and YES I am kinda hungry.
I just wanted to know that you who do fast on DD does it bring bigger weight loss? I just don't think its something I could do all the time or even want to but wanted to know what the payoff is??
I never noticed that I experienced greater weight loss from absolute fasting or nearly so, beyond the general weight loss from doing my 500-calorie Down Days. I would assume you would eventually... I mean, all those fewer calories consumed should eventually add up to the 3500 calories that would be a pound lost, but it just wasn't important to me. In exchange for the absolute fasting, I would be given only ounces of weight loss. I'd be ahead of the game so little that it just wasn't worth it to me. But remember, you are getting the viewpoint of somebody who doesn't like to suffer or be denied here!

You absolutely can do your DDs with absolute fasting, and some do, but it isn't necessary at all for either weight loss or the other health benefits. Good luck to you in your weight loss journey. I'm in my third year already, and it's just how I eat now.. more one day and less the next. And never any absolute fasting for me.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:52 AM   #6
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Congrats!
I had my 1st full fast yesterday and I never want to do it again. It was such hardwork. I only had herb teas and I fought with myself the whole day not to break the fast, it was a very negative experience.
I can do 'no food' days, just drinking regular tea with milk, which works out to about 150 cals. I was fine at that level, it was still easy. 0 cals is too extreme for me even though 150 cals is not much more really, it made a huge difference as in a positive experience to a negative one.
My weight loss was 1.4lbs this morning and I can see that loss after a regular DD, so it didnt seem to bring anything extra to the scales for all the 'pain' I suffered
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:10 AM   #7
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Well Done! (but as others have said and from perspective of my own, I think absolute fast might be too much at our sort of weight...when we are slender, then it is easier - and nice for a cleanse, etc - but - for now, I think it would not be good for you or me - as basically just carrying our weight around uses a lot of cals.)

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:20 AM   #8
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One big thing I've noticed from this WOE is that we discover amazing things about ourselves. Debra, you've learned that you can do a complete all-day fast. That's probably quite a revelation - I know it was for me when I managed to do it!! (I was on a retreat.)

However, the main thing we seem to need to learn about this WOE is how to keep it easy and enjoyable. That's why Dr Johnson worked out how few calories we can get away with eating in order to have the fasting benefits without the suffering. So, I think it's better to focus on what's easily sustainable for you, rather than looking for the equivalent of a quick buck on the scales.

Cat, I also find a good old cuppa tea keeps me going for ages on DDs - but then I'm a Brit too!
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:50 AM   #9
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I have done it a couple of times and never noticed any "payout" either in health or in weight loss.

I think those JUDDDers who often fast do it more for the ease and simplicity of not having to think about food at all on DDs, though I could be wrong about that. It feels like I've read that a few times though. For me, I'd be thinking about food all. day. long!
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:03 AM   #10
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Well Done! (but as others have said and from perspective of my own, I think absolute fast might be too much at our sort of weight...when we are slender, then it is easier - and nice for a cleanse, etc - but - for now, I think it would not be good for you or me - as basically just carrying our weight around uses a lot of cals.)
Good point, never thought of it terms of weight. Maybe it will be easier when lighter.Thanks for that!

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Cat, I also find a good old cuppa tea keeps me going for ages on DDs - but then I'm a Brit too!
the great British cuppa!
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:15 AM   #11
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I find doing 0-100 calorie fasts pretty hard around dinner time especially. But I have done this after my UUAD to balance on the calories. The weight loss is the same. If you have really low DD you can add a few hundred calories to your UD
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:32 AM   #12
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I do it ocassionally and just because it felt right. A few times I saw a bigger drop, but that was not necessarily the reason I did it. It is kind of empowering to know you can and I agree that energy is usually bumped sky high when I do, but usually I fast all day and have a bedtime snack since that also helps "end" the energy so I can sleep.

But congrats! It's another tool at your disposal!
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:46 AM   #13
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However, the main thing we seem to need to learn about this WOE is how to keep it easy and enjoyable. That's why Dr Johnson worked out how few calories we can get away with eating in order to have the fasting benefits without the suffering. So, I think it's better to focus on what's easily sustainable for you, rather than looking for the equivalent of a quick buck on the scales.
I agree with Flossyliz. I recently had a quite (ahem) substantial UUAD , and the next day I just wasn't hungry, so I had 2 bulletproof drinks and that was all I needed. I expected to see a bigger than normal loss the next day, but I didn't. I agree with Carly too ... when it feels right, go for it, but no need to suffer or anything. That would be counter to the beauty of JUDDD, and might wear you down. Longevity is the key to everything, IMO.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:18 AM   #14
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There is NO Way I would fast on all down days. I just wanted to try it and believe me 500 calories now seem like a thousand I think doing a day of fast just made me appreicate my 500 cal DD's for sure. It wasnt as hard as I thought but I think I scared the dog last night with my grawling tummy. I love JUDD.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:11 AM   #15
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Congrats on that accomplishment, Debbie! That takes a lot of self control!

Very interesting! I'm kind of surprised that a complete fast or even very low cal days don't boost a loss, but maybe doing that w/o increasing UD calories too means the body sees it as going into starvation.

What I've been kind of watching in everyone's posts, and curious about, is going over on UD by a few hundred cals, or even having an UUAD, sometimes means a little whoosh after the next one or two DDs. I did this purposely on Friday - went over my UD calories by a little over 100, and had a 2.5 pound whoosh this morning. Now, one time is no proof, but I'm going to keep watching this.

Anyone else have any opinion on this?
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:18 AM   #16
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:23 AM   #17
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I have fasted on DD's off and on but never noticed any quicker or more weight loss so I saw no reason to torture myself and I now eat around 350 to 400 calories on DD's which works for me.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:56 PM   #18
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Good for you. Now and agin I am sure it can give you a boost, if only because you prove to yourself that it is possible.

I have never accomplished it.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:23 AM   #19
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Oh i couldn't do it! I struggle still with my 409. Also, how did you sleep on the fast night? I found on dd's i always wake up early and VERY hungry! But still, bravo to you!!! It shows super duper control and strength!

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