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10 Jul 2013 01:36 #17576 by dwdanby
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Or variations on the same? There are books out on this, some do 12/12, some 16/8 (apparently the most popular) and some 20/4. Bodybuilders are really into it. I am reading here about 24/24 and will do that if it's the most recommended, but 16/8 certainly would be easier. Something about the weight loss hormones being turned on by even just a 16 hour fast. What is your advice? Thanks, Dinah

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10 Jul 2013 01:57 #17577 by Ockeghem
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Dinah,

I'm not really qualified to give you a satisfactory answer, but in my opinion, I believe that a fast doesn't begin after only sixteen hours of non-eating. So if one were to do a 16/8, I don't know if there would be much benefit in that. I'm guessing (and this is only a guess) that the 'turning on' of the weight loss hormone would be counteracted by the short duration of the fast. But perhaps others can chime in and offer more salient advice.

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10 Jul 2013 08:52 #17583 by happydays
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Dinah - There would be nothing wrong with experimenting with different methods. Every body operates differently. From my understanding, it takes 24hrs for fat burning to start. 36hours is even better. I had some success years ago by eating only one meal per day (smallish and healthy) but now find a complete fasting day to be easier than just eating a little. Eat Stop Eat explains the hormone situation clearly.
Good luck with what you decide.

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