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Old 21.11.2020, 14:01
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Re: Protein and Metabolism

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Dropping the kilos is needed as I am slightly overweight. Never managed to quite shift the post second pregnancy weight, so about 10kg to lose.
It's not a vanity thing, more that I know that with getting old, carrying any amount of extra weight is not ideal. I have not put any weight on at all for the past 6-7 years.

Same reason for exercising - I want to grow old strong AND I love starting the day doing something for me and my body.

I never considered the 16-8 as hard fasting but perhaps this is now causing an issue - hardly have hunger pangs after workouts.

But agree with the rest that you are saying about the stress etc - we are just out of a superstressful intercontinental move period and whilst I am doing a lot to care for myself (stopped alcohol, sleep enough, sport and nutrition) perhaps even more is needed.

Ideally I would love doing intuitive eating - issue is that it does not work well with family life and family meals etc.

But perhaps I can reintroduce breakfast and see what happens - just a little afraid as the current system worked for not putting any weight on and before the scales I was not worried about protein or metabolism... Perhaps need to ditch the scale

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Ditch it little later, it may call your name next few days out of habit..it's like with food, deprivation will make one want it more. Brains are genius machines, it's not stomachs that call the shots.

You can do intuitive eating for yourself, really. In my house we all eat what we need when we need, our needs differ. Try 4 weeks with good lean protein breakfast and lunch, ditch carbs but if you crave, have a bit - early small dinner if any. Keep up sports but lower the intensity? But your stress is completely justified, it's just that often it's not the h/c measures that are the most efficient but smaller softer changes but endured. Our bodies incubate and bring humans into the world...to come back to ourselves can take years. Make your wellbeing a priority, really. Intuitive eating is great - you crave what you need and eat when you need. Fasting isn't a way to it, though, it's the oposite, and it can stress.
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