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  1. Allie
    March 6, 2014

    Who knew there were so many ways to fast? Apparently you did but I’ve never heard of most of these?! Very interesting but I definitely need to EAT every three to four hours and then I workout like an animal!! You look great by the way. I love how you’re holding the paper in the first one like a hostage!
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  2. Carla
    March 6, 2014

    I remember having a long conversation once with ALFONSO the ANGRY TRAINER about this.
    he almost had me convinced :)
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    • yumyucky
      March 6, 2014

      This whole fasting thing appears to be looney bin logic on the surface, but once you do it, it’s like, “ohhhh okay!!”

  3. Barbara
    March 6, 2014

    I need to try this again. Working on some gut healing and easing digestion would be good!

  4. yumyucky
    March 6, 2014

    Hey Barbi. This might sound weird, but I’ve realized that, for myself, that temporary empty feeling in the stomach isn’t a bad thing. I really think our bodies are working way too hard on digestion from overeating. Not only that, but the crappy food people typically are trying to digest is doing damage. I truly believe that many sicknesses, but also health, begins with the gut. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope your babies enjoy their gymnastic lessons!

  5. crabby mcslacker
    March 6, 2014

    Wow, you totally rocked it!

    My experiment with IF didn’t go quite as well (forgive the link) : http://www.crankyfitness.com/2013/07/intermittent-fasting-shortcut-to.html but I’m thinking you were probably more kick-ass with the tabatas and just more awesome and badass in general in the way you went about it. Or maybe our metabolisms are just different. Mine adapted and I plateaued after a couple pounds. I loved all kinds of things about it though, and this post is a great resource for those considering it.

    I have to confess I’m a bit jealous. Happy for ya, but still jealous. I suppose I am Hellous.
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    • yumyucky
      March 6, 2014

      Totally have your post open right now! Gonna read through it. As for adaption, I’m thinking if/when that happens, I’ll change my fasting/eating phases and, of course, change my workouts. You Hellous, gal, you…

  6. katie
    March 6, 2014

    Very interesting, I’ve always wondered what IF was and how it worked. I’ve started using BCAA’s too, I always thought they were only for “heavy lifters” but someone recorded them to me to help with my new training plan for a Half Iron Duathalon. I’m doing so much cardio that hopefully the BCAA’s will help prevent some muscle loss. YOU LOOK AMAZING!! and inspiring as always :)
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  7. That Guy…
    March 6, 2014

    Posts like this are you at your very best!

  8. Kimberly (Manifest Yourself)
    March 6, 2014

    I’ve heard about this… but never tired. You have me super curious though! Fasting over night definitely helps with the hours too.
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  10. Cody Smith
    March 6, 2014

    Very informative! I like Method 1 the best! Feeling hungry makes me feel like I’m doing something right.
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  11. Margo D.
    March 6, 2014

    This sounds so interesting! I don’t know if I can wait until two pm to eat but maybe just switch window of time? (Hmmmm)
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    • yumyucky
      March 6, 2014

      yeah girl. Just switch up your eating window! I love that this method is so flexible based on individual needs.

  12. mimi
    March 6, 2014

    It sounds like something to experiment with. It also sounds more like how our bodies were designed to eat, back when we had to hunt and gather.
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    • yumyucky
      March 6, 2014

      I agree with you, mimi. For some reason this way of eating feels “at home” to me. And interestingly, I tend to feel hungrier on the days that I’m not fasting. For instance, I’ll go for pancakes on the weekend and then be hungry again an hour later. Makes no darn sense!

  13. Christina@A Soulful Twist
    March 6, 2014

    I had seen a DR discussing this type of fasting on some talk show and was skeptical, but wow. That was some fast progress! I have so much ish to do throughout the day, this would easily be manageable for me!
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  14. Christina@A Soulful Twist
    March 6, 2014

    Oh and you are totally right about “hungry breath”! Don’t ask how I know either! :)
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  15. StarvingDiva
    March 6, 2014

    I love leangains and when I did it I saw the fastest results in my body. This post just solidifies I have to get myself back into doing it.
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  16. Jody – Fit at 56
    March 6, 2014

    So interesting!! Happy you found something you liked & could do!!! Me, as much “willpower” as I have – nope – can’t do this. I like to eat too much! :)
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  17. Kim
    March 6, 2014

    I have done this for years – I usually skip breakfast and lunch many days and then eat an entire days worth of calories in the evening. I didn’t set out to do IF but most days it is what I do and it works. And, since I work out first thing in the morning I usually work out on an empty stomach!
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  18. Coco
    March 6, 2014

    Glad this works for you. I have hypoglycemia, so even pushing a meal 1-2 hours late makes me shakey, headachey and not to mention b*tchy!
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  19. Diane Fit to the Finish
    March 7, 2014

    I’ve known people who have done this and it works for them. You look great by the way!
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  20. Dee
    March 7, 2014

    I ♥ IF, my eating window is 9 – 5 and it works for me, well cept on Saturdays when I’m up later, LOL.

  21. Valerie
    March 7, 2014

    There is another variation to intermittent fasting – 5 days of regular meals and 2 days of fasting (500 calories per day). It’s called the 5-2 diet. I’ve lost a pound a week after 3 weeks. It takes a little getting used to – I eat 3 small meals to keep under 500 calories. There’s a book written by a doctor describing the eating plan – it’s called the fast diet.
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  22. bunnie
    March 8, 2014

    girl you look amazing. very informative. keeping this in my back pocket, THANKS!

  23. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    March 9, 2014

    This is super interesting. I appreciate you sharing all of these interesting ways to fast. You can’t deny the results though!
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  24. Amelie
    March 10, 2014

    This information is very true and nice. Thank you.
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  25. blackhuff
    March 12, 2014

    I know people doing this and they claim it works. Glad you like your new way of eating. You look great.
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  26. Robin
    March 14, 2014

    Fantastic results! Could you please tell me which BCAA you took, how many scoops, how many times per day, and what you mixed it with. Thank you.

    • yumyucky
      March 17, 2014

      Hi Robin. I’m working on a BCAA blog post, but I can tell you I’m use NOW Foods powder form of BCAAs — there are no artificial flavors to cover up the terrible taste, so I did some experimenting: I use a 5 calorie packet of True Lemon (sweetened with natural stevia) and it works wonders at masking the BCAA taste. Tastes just like lemonade. I fill my Blender bottle to 17 ounces of filtered water, pour in the True Lemon packet, and add about 2.5 heaping tablespoons of the powder. I do this twice in all during my workout — 17 ounces pre-workout (about 10 minutes before) and then another 17 ounces during workout. It doens’t mix that well if you drink it immediate, but give it few minutes and the powder dissolves a bit better. It honestly has its pros & cons there (will explain more in the blog post) but overall it does what it needs to do excellently as far as fueling the muscles. It really makes a difference. Thanks for asking! Here’s the product link: http://amzn.to/1me0teL

  27. merri
    March 14, 2014

    hmm i guess i do this on accident on a lot of weekends, especially vacation ones. eat dinner, go out dancing, and time gets out of hand and before you know it, it’s the afternoon and oops you’ve got to eat again before more dancing. :) i do come back from those vacations nice and trim!
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  28. Dannia
    March 15, 2014

    Cool post! i tried fasting, but man do i get grumpy when i’m hungry! my fiends can’t stand me hungry, so they specifically ask me not to call them unless i’ve just eaten :) is it just me?

  29. Alison Hector
    March 24, 2014

    Josie, this is very timely. I have been fighting all sorts of bloating and ickyness in the tummy and was thinking that I’m due for a fast. But this makes a lot of sense. Thanks; I will be trying this for sure. Will get the BCAAs too.
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  30. Dianna
    April 14, 2014

    I really want to try this, I will start in the next day or so and let you know how it goes! Thank you!

  31. Niekka McDonald
    April 15, 2014

    Literally I was reading about IF yesterday and here you are posting about it. Normally I fast on Saturdays for a few reasons. I like the idea of doing IF during the week and being able to eat on the weekends. I’m going to start this next week as well as getting some amino acid to help with muscle recovery. I will let you know how it goes. At that point I might have some questions. I’m pretty excited about this.
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  32. Diana Li
    April 17, 2014

    lol i think ive been unintentionally doing this for years!! i never liked the 6 small meals, i always thought it was kind of a crock because i never really felt full and never really felt hungry! it was an annoying in between feeling and i always felted bloated! sometimes i dont eat all day and just have dinner or ill have like a piece of fruit for lunch. plus i don’t think people realize it takes 48 hrs for food to process through your system entirely so you’re not gonna starve. if i have a big dinner im usually not hungry until dinner the next night, i’ll just have tea and water all day. glad to know i’ve not been crazy all these years! great post!
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  34. Donte F
    August 12, 2014

    I’ve been doing a 16/8 diet for past month. 16 pounds gone. Also downloaded a pedometer app on my own. Slow cardio is a good way to kill fat without decreasing muscle. From 222 to 206 and counting.

    • yumyucky
      August 18, 2014

      That’s great Work, Donte. Congrats on your progress.

  35. julia
    February 26, 2015

    So u lost 5 pounds in 8 weeks? I wanna lose 5 kilos (11 pounds) in the same time. Hope it works for me. I start tmar.I already workout and eat clean but have been plateau for a while. Been trying it lose 5 kG for ages.

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