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Baconista 07-24-2013 10:40 AM

Your longest fat fast
 
How long was your longest fat fast? How did you feel?

Sometimes I wish I could just live off of fat and not have to calculate percentages!
:p

April04 07-24-2013 11:16 AM

4 days- I didn't really like it- and I gained my loss back in 3 days.

I think it's great to kick start into ketosis.


I wish it was that easy, I'd stay on one too!

TerriMM 07-25-2013 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Baconista (Post 16529315)
How long was your longest fat fast? How did you feel?

Sometimes I wish I could just live off of fat and not have to calculate percentages!
:p

Twelve days and I felt great. Lost 7.8#. Kept the majority off until I started eating carbs again. :p

Mistizoom 07-25-2013 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Baconista (Post 16529315)
How long was your longest fat fast? How did you feel?

Sometimes I wish I could just live off of fat and not have to calculate percentages!
:p

I have never done a fat fast, so 0 days.

I replied in your other thread, you don't have to calculate percentages.

Megan528 07-30-2013 05:59 PM

0 days. I'm about to start one though so wish me luck. Im not going to do the true "900-100 cal" fat fast where you eat 5, 200 calorie meals, because I feel that's a little too dramatic. Instead I'm cutting back from about 1800-1900 cal to 5, 250 calorie meals.

clackley 08-04-2013 06:28 AM

Not sure what you mean by saying you wish you could live on a fat fast and not calculate averages. You can but the fat fast is low calorie and very restricted food choices. Most people cannot do that very long and likely shouldn't as it will be deficient in nutrients over the long haul.

I never calculate percentages. My food tracker does that and instead I make my food choices based on the actual grams of food. It was messy in the beginning but after a while it becomes 2nd nature.

April04 09-24-2013 08:34 AM

Decided to give Fat Fast another try after close to 6 months NK.

So glad I did :)

FF Weigh-ins:
FF #1 Mon: 174.3
FF #2 Tues: 174.7 (+.4)
FF #3 Wed: 174.3 (0)
FF #4 Thurs: 172.8 (-1.5)
FF #5 Fri Day: 171.7 (-2.6)
NK Sat: 170.9 (-3.4)
NK Sun: 169.1 (-5.2)

clackley 09-24-2013 08:41 AM

Wow Ann, that is quite impressive! What happens when you go back to n.k.? I would hope that you can maintain those losses and continue to lose even if a bit slower.

April04 09-24-2013 08:45 AM

Thanks you, Clackey!

I was really impressed with the results, didn't think I had any big losses left in me! My plan is to slowly raise the protein.

I think I had been forgetting to keep my fat up over the summer. So the FF was like a re-commitment to NK. I'm so glad I did it and am really looking forward to trying to do one per month until I reach goal.

clackley 09-24-2013 08:48 AM

That is great!

Checkoutchick 09-25-2013 12:08 AM

My plan was to do a three day FF starting last Monday. I stuck to it on day 1 but I was getting quite hungry last night (surprise!!), and had an extra egg plus 2oz pork sausage. That did the trick.
The FF was based on Dana Carpender's FF Cookbook, and I had 84% fat intake of 1150 cals.
Have been reading Jenny Ruhl's Diet 101 (among many others), and have come to the conclusion that FF turns LC into a 'fad diet'. Instead I will be putting my Blood Glucose Meter to good use and really make an effort to personalise my LC way of eating.
The other thing I have read a number of times, but cannot be sure of the validity of the comments, is that people put the weight lost on a FF straight back on when adding carbs back. Personally I would not want to end up never being able to eat veggies again.

clackley 09-25-2013 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Checkoutchick (Post 16618167)
My plan was to do a three day FF starting last Monday. I stuck to it on day 1 but I was getting quite hungry last night (surprise!!), and had an extra egg plus 2oz pork sausage. That did the trick.
The FF was based on Dana Carpender's FF Cookbook, and I had 84% fat intake of 1150 cals.
Have been reading Jenny Ruhl's Diet 101 (among many others), and have come to the conclusion that FF turns LC into a 'fad diet'. Instead I will be putting my Blood Glucose Meter to good use and really make an effort to personalise my LC way of eating.
The other thing I have read a number of times, but cannot be sure of the validity of the comments, is that people put the weight lost on a FF straight back on when adding carbs back. Personally I would not want to end up never being able to eat veggies again.

The important thing about doing a fat fast is that is is intended to 'jump start' one into ketosis. It should not take longer than 3 days (no more than 5). And once in ketosis the fat fast should not impact weight loss. It is also important to note that the fat fast is low on protein and that is something that should not be done for long.

Aruralgirl 09-25-2013 09:09 AM

Speaking for myself, FF has worked well for me. I did one last month for 5 days, then went to MFF for another 5. Starting weight was 208.5, finishing weight 201.5. I seemed to settle in around 203 until I did another round this month. With this newest round my starting weight was 202.5, and my finishing weight 197.5. Am up to 198 today, but TOM is just around the corner, and I typically gain some water weight.

But it's definitely not for everyone. I think we are all so different and have to discover what works for each of us.

April04 09-25-2013 09:34 AM

:goodpost:

Jennafun 09-25-2013 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by April04 (Post 16617208)
Decided to give Fat Fast another try after close to 6 months NK.

So glad I did :)

FF Weigh-ins:
FF #1 Mon: 174.3
FF #2 Tues: 174.7 (+.4)
FF #3 Wed: 174.3 (0)
FF #4 Thurs: 172.8 (-1.5)
FF #5 Fri Day: 171.7 (-2.6)
NK Sat: 170.9 (-3.4)
NK Sun: 169.1 (-5.2)

WOW! :clap: that is awesome Ann. I'm considering a try at it...

April04 09-25-2013 12:41 PM

Thanks Jenna, I'm so glad I gave it another try, it was just what I needed!

Jennafun 09-25-2013 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Aruralgirl (Post 16618591)
Speaking for myself, FF has worked well for me. I did one last month for 5 days, then went to MFF for another 5. Starting weight was 208.5, finishing weight 201.5. I seemed to settle in around 203 until I did another round this month. With this newest round my starting weight was 202.5, and my finishing weight 197.5. Am up to 198 today, but TOM is just around the corner, and I typically gain some water weight.

But it's definitely not for everyone. I think we are all so different and have to discover what works for each of us.

:up: This is also encouraging...

Checkoutchick 10-06-2013 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by clackley (Post 16618580)
The important thing about doing a fat fast is that is is intended to 'jump start' one into ketosis. It should not take longer than 3 days (no more than 5). And once in ketosis the fat fast should not impact weight loss. It is also important to note that the fat fast is low on protein and that is something that should not be done for long.

In hindsight I think I wasn't prepared enough to do the FF. So I'm giving it another go, day 2 today. After reading everyones successes, I'm quietly hopeful. I'm only planning to do it for three days, hoping that'll be enough.

How do you lovely people proceed when you finish your FF? :)


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