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    16:8 fasting and calorie consumption

    If you’re on a calorie restriction of 1500 calories and you want to try the 16:8 method of intermittent fasting are you still supposed to consume 1500 calories during that 8 hour window?
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    Originally Posted by bigredhockey View Post
    If you’re on a calorie restriction of 1500 calories and you want to try the 16:8 method of intermittent fasting are you still supposed to consume 1500 calories during that 8 hour window?
    1500 calories? What are your stats?
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    Originally Posted by AdamWW View Post
    1500 calories? What are your stats?
    38yo 5’11” 430lbs down from 445 since starting October 30th on a 1500 calorie diet. 1500 just seemed like a good place to start. Used a macro calculator and it told me 2600, seemed a little high.
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    Originally Posted by bigredhockey View Post
    38yo 5’11” 430lbs down from 445 since starting October 30th on a 1500 calorie diet. 1500 just seemed like a good place to start. Used a macro calculator and it told me 2600, seemed a little high.
    I'd argue 1500 is way too low to start... if you stay on 1500, you have basically no room to adjust calories later since you're already on such a high deficit...
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    Originally Posted by AdamWW View Post
    I'd argue 1500 is way too low to start... if you stay on 1500, you have basically no room to adjust calories later since you're already on such a high deficit...
    What do you recommend? Is 1800 too low? I’m actually finding myself hitting almost exactly 1500 when tracking calories at the end of the day since I started and not feeling hungry at all.
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    Originally Posted by bigredhockey View Post
    What do you recommend? Is 1800 too low? I’m actually finding myself hitting almost exactly 1500 when tracking calories at the end of the day since I started and not feeling hungry at all.
    I don't mean to sound rude, I promise this is a 100% serious question... if you're full on 1500 calories, how did you get to 445lb...?
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    Originally Posted by AdamWW View Post
    I don't mean to sound rude, I promise this is a 100% serious question... if you're full on 1500 calories, how did you get to 445lb...?
    Not rude at all. Without getting into a long drawn out background story: I use to be 185lbs. Played sports, looked and felt great. Worked in law enforcement for 7 years. Things happened. Eating and drinking became an escape. Diagnosed with ptsd. Used it as an excuse. Wasn’t on a 1500 calorie diet then. Wasn’t counting calories at all. Or exercising. Left the job, kept the bad habits for another 5 years. Recently got my head together and found my discipline again. A little lost on the road I’m back on after being off it for so long. Looking for advice.
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    It's good you wanting to turn things around, but 1500 is really low. Don't be afraid of starting with more calories. I'm about 200lbs and when I want to lose fat, I'll start at around 2500 given my activity level. If you're going to be rather active then 1500 is nowhere near enough. It's destined to fail if you're restricting too much. Maybe if you wanted to drop a few pounds in a couple of weeks then it sort of makes sense, but for months on end will be absolute torture. And you'll eventually stop losing weight on 1500 and will have to lower again until you're only eating 1 decent sized meal a day.

    If you start at 1500 it won't be fun and you'll give up and be back to where you started at. You need to have a sustainable approach to a long-term weight loss goal. It should be fun, not something that's going to set you further back.
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    Originally Posted by Paulie1986 View Post
    It's good you wanting to turn things around, but 1500 is really low. Don't be afraid of starting with more calories. I'm about 200lbs and when I want to lose fat, I'll start at around 2500 given my activity level. If you're going to be rather active then 1500 is nowhere near enough. It's destined to fail if you're restricting too much. Maybe if you wanted to drop a few pounds in a couple of weeks then it sort of makes sense, but for months on end will be absolute torture. And you'll eventually stop losing weight on 1500 and will have to lower again until you're only eating 1 decent sized meal a day.

    If you start at 1500 it won't be fun and you'll give up and be back to where you started at. You need to have a sustainable approach to a long-term weight loss goal. It should be fun, not something that's going to set you further back.

    That’s some very useful insight. Thank you very much. I’ll look into raising my intake. If i raise it to let’s say 2200, should i still consume all 2200 in an 8 hour window if I’m doing intermittent fasting?
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    Originally Posted by bigredhockey View Post
    That’s some very useful insight. Thank you very much. I’ll look into raising my intake. If i raise it to let’s say 2200, should i still consume all 2200 in an 8 hour window if I’m doing intermittent fasting?
    Well technically yes because that’s what intermittent fasting is, but for fat loss it doesn’t matter when you consume your calories. Fasting won’t help you lose weight in and of itself.
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    Originally Posted by AdamWW View Post
    Well technically yes because that’s what intermittent fasting is, but for fat loss it doesn’t matter when you consume your calories. Fasting won’t help you lose weight in and of itself.
    Thanks for the feedback. Not even sure if it’s something I want to try. I was just curious if you were expected to consume your entire calories for the day in that 8 hour window or not.
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    Originally Posted by bigredhockey View Post
    Thanks for the feedback. Not even sure if it’s something I want to try. I was just curious if you were expected to consume your entire calories for the day in that 8 hour window or not.
    Gotcha.

    Nothing wrong with fasting at all, though typically people choose it because it can sometimes help reduce appetite and and the likelihood of going over your calories because you condense the feeding window.

    But, if you aren't struggling with appetite, then fasting really isn't something that'll benefit you in that regard.

    In a 16:8 situation, the '8' is the feeding window, and the 16 is the fasting window.
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    I usually do around 6 hours, but I'll have a small amount of calories here and there if I get bad cravings, until about 5PM. So I don't technically fast, but I make sure I'm not plowing through food until I need to. And I generally feel hungriest at around 5PM anyways so it makes sense to use that time.

    Don't consume all of your calories on a morning if you tend to get hungry in the evening. Set up your calories right and pick a time that suits you. IF isn't a contract, so adjust times that suit you.
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