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Old 01-05-2014, 01:46 AM   #1
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JUDDD & Fertility

Hey I'm after some advice re alternate day fasting & fertility. My husband and I are trying to conceive and I mentioned to a friend that we were and she said she had read this study on how JUDDD affects fertility negatively.

I love JUDDD, I feel great doing the plan and it's the only thing I've ever been able to stick to but I don't want to do something that might impact us having a baby - I would just come back to JUDDD after

Has anyone been in a similar position?

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Old 01-05-2014, 09:23 AM   #2
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I will hopefully be trying to conceive in the next few months.
I have heard the IF can cause issues, but never read anything personally.
I'm 37 and have PCOS so for me being thin is better than being overweight in terms of conceiving (I think).
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:12 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies - I can understand to some degree how fasting could impact fertility - in that fasting allows the body to rest so some things become lower priority - like ovulation, I'm just not sure how that would work in practice.

I'm not sure if this related or just coincidence but I was JUDDing all of December and my cycle was much longer than normal 39 instead of 30 days - hmmm.

I think I might just take a more relaxed approach so rather than full fasting on DD (which I have been doing) il stick to say 500 calorie DD's
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That is just what I would recommend Ellie.
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Ellie, first of all, GOOD LUCK with your kiddie plans! How exciting!

Next, have you tried posting your question on Dr. Krista Varady's FB page or website for her "Every Other Day Diet"? She is the one who knows about or has conducted so many studies on this WOE. She may have some information she could share.
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Does your friend have a link to the study? Would be interesting to read, to see what the parameters were.

Also, remember that whether or not ADF affects fertility, what is important to YOU, is does it affect YOUR fertility? Are you tracking your temperatures/mucus/etc? And optimizing your nutrition?

And of course, as you are so close to your goal, putting JUDDD on hold for a while should be no problem, either way. If you are lucky, your baby will suck that extra five pounds right off of you!
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Ellie, first of all, GOOD LUCK with your kiddie plans! How exciting!

Next, have you tried posting your question on Dr. Krista Varady's FB page or website for her "Every Other Day Diet"? She is the one who knows about or has conducted so many studies on this WOE. She may have some information she could share.
Thank you & no I hadn't thought about but what a great idea, I will look into that now.
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Kitty,
I agree that trying to find more information, like the link to the study, or posting a question on Dr Varady's page is a good idea.
There have been so few human studies on JUDDD, and IF, that I'm a little skeptical that there is a mainstream, quality study that your friend just happened to read about IF and fertility. Seems a little hokey to me. I'm sure if someone searched you could find someone pontificating on how IF *must* be bad for fertility because <insert commonly believed bogus mainstream junk about IF here>.
I think, as Sirtain said, the most important thing is how does IF/JUDDD affect YOU!!
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:11 PM   #10
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Does your friend have a link to the study? Would be interesting to read, to see what the parameters were.

Also, remember that whether or not ADF affects fertility, what is important to YOU, is does it affect YOUR fertility? Are you tracking your temperatures/mucus/etc? And optimizing your nutrition?

And of course, as you are so close to your goal, putting JUDDD on hold for a while should be no problem, either way. If you are lucky, your baby will suck that extra five pounds right off of you!
She said she read it in a magazine - she wasn't very specific...
You are right about tracking, I haven't been but I will be this month, we are starting temping, OPK's - it will be interesting to see the results.

I am not as close to goal as I was I'm around 150 now after Christmas and that was after JUDDDing up to the 20th - I ate a lot lol
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Will this be your first?
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:14 AM   #12
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Will this be your first?
Hi, this will be my second - I gave birth to my little girl in March last year, I found JUDDD when I was looking for ways to lose the baby weight & it helped me lose 51lbs in 6 months
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How wonderful. Ellie, I see you are in the UK too. We have a UK thread, just for support and chit chat, and would love to have you join in if you'd like. I'll post a link.

UK/Europe/Middle East/Expat Quarter 1 2014 Here it is.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:30 AM   #14
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How wonderful. Ellie, I see you are in the UK too. We have a UK thread, just for support and chit chat, and would love to have you join in if you'd like. I'll post a link.

UK/Europe/Middle East/Expat Quarter 1 2014 Here it is.
Thank you Kissa I will have a read through the thread now
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