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    My attempt at P.S.M.F.

    Current weight: 174
    Current bf%: around 12-14%

    I'm combining this with a DIF. I'll do all of my eating between 4PM and 12AM. I'm going to start with 250g of protein and see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtbmed View Post
    Current weight: 174
    Current bf%: around 12-14%

    I'm combining this with a DIF. I'll do all of my eating between 4PM and 12AM. I'm going to start with 250g of protein and see how it goes.
    What is a "DIF"?

    Any particular reason for eating between 4 and 12 only?.

    Did you set this "diet" up by Lyle's standards/guidelines?

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    DIF = daily intermittent fasting

    I only eat between 4 and 12 because I find that's the best way to keep me full. I'm not really hungry for much of the morning and I'm usually pretty occupied for that time. It's a lot easier to feel full on 1300 cals spread out over 8 hours than it is on 1300 cals spread out over 14-16 hours.

    And yeah, I set it up according to Lyle's standards. I'm a cat1 dieter so I'll be doing this for about 12 days, refeeding for 2, then dropping down to maintenance for a bit.

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    Ah...Gotcha.

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    Keep us posted on this. I always enjoy hearing about people's experiences with PSMF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtbmed View Post
    DIF = daily intermittent fasting

    I only eat between 4 and 12 because I find that's the best way to keep me full. I'm not really hungry for much of the morning and I'm usually pretty occupied for that time. It's a lot easier to feel full on 1300 cals spread out over 8 hours than it is on 1300 cals spread out over 14-16 hours.

    And yeah, I set it up according to Lyle's standards. I'm a cat1 dieter so I'll be doing this for about 12 days, refeeding for 2, then dropping down to maintenance for a bit.
    would that screw with your metabolism though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katt View Post
    would that screw with your metabolism though?
    Nah, not really. During busy periods I would sometimes be forced to eat most of my calories at the end of the day. Never had a negative effect on my progress. (I was just wondering why he would do this by choice.) Different strokes for different folks.

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    Decided to push it back and start today. This type of diet was going to happen this weekend unfortunately, but now I'm into it.

    As for the DIF, I find it's easier for me to wait until I'm really hungry and then just eat all the food I'm allowed before I go to bed.

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    So, what of the diet, fellow PSMF'er?

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    You know, I realized that I'm just not ready for this. I've been going through a lot of stress lately and before this I hadn't been eating much at all because I'd kind of lost my appetite. I think I need to get myself physically and (moreso) mentally back to normal before I go into something this intense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtbmed View Post
    You know, I realized that I'm just not ready for this. I've been going through a lot of stress lately and before this I hadn't been eating much at all because I'd kind of lost my appetite. I think I need to get myself physically and (moreso) mentally back to normal before I go into something this intense.
    Ahh, don't feel too badly about it gt. This is a very demanding diet and everythings gotta be right before you get started. Physically, metally, you have to be completely into it. I think delaying is the right thing to do until you're ready. Better than trying to tough it out and then failing miserably.
    Regroup and when you're ready, give it another shot. Good luck man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtbmed View Post
    You know, I realized that I'm just not ready for this. I've been going through a lot of stress lately and before this I hadn't been eating much at all because I'd kind of lost my appetite. I think I need to get myself physically and (moreso) mentally back to normal before I go into something this intense.
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    Well, let me put it this way.....I deal with a LOT of stress myself...six figure stress...on a daily basis. And while this is, or can be, a heck of a diet to pull off, it allows you to do a few of things that will actually help alleviate stress to some degree.. 1.)It gives you complete control. Using Lyle's book (simple rules, really) You set up your diet, work out your macros and meal plan...boom! You're done. 2.) Low carb diets tend to have a calming effect. (for me personally, anyway) Once you get through the initial transition...most often, but not always, ketosis..or at least acclimated to the diet.... you'll level off, be clearer in thought (less brain fog) and I'm willing to bet some things might not seem as stressful. Now the biggie...3.)The results from this diet are (again, have been for me, anyway) so insanely positive that the feeling of progress and/or success will, at least to some degree, offset your stress levels. I'll bet money on this one. Nothing whips down external stressors like knowing your getting healthier, stronger, or otherwise achieving your goals. (Yeah, that sounded like a line from some support group session, I know)
    Now, I know you had the DIF approach in mind, but here's my opinion on that. Eat when you can. Eat when it is easiest. Eat when it's least stressful. The diet's tough, yes, but there's another reason for this. I have found that this diet has a sort of (as Built once described it) binary characteristic. When you haven't eaten, you might feel like death. After eating, you'll feel great. So, IMO, the fasting approach seems like potential torture. Just my .02.

    Either way, good luck, I hope everything works out in your favor.....and keep the journal going anyway. There are a lot of good folks around IM who are great advisors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMJ View Post
    Ahh, don't feel too badly about it gt. This is a very demanding diet and everythings gotta be right before you get started. Physically, metally, you have to be completely into it. I think delaying is the right thing to do until you're ready. Better than trying to tough it out and then failing miserably.
    Regroup and when you're ready, give it another shot. Good luck man.
    Dude! I'm trying to talk the guy into it and you're talking him out of it....What Tha!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMayor View Post
    Dude! I'm trying to talk the guy into it and you're talking him out of it....What Tha!?

    I'm not talking him out of it, oaf! I'm trying to make him feel better about his decision to NOT do it. You should know better than anyone, if you can't get your head completely into one of these low carb diets, you just won't do it correctly.
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