I have been following the leangains approach for 3-4 weeks now, although I haven’t tightened up my food/portion choices yet (still relatively healthy, although higher in carbs than ideal and at maintainence or just under). I find it pretty easy to skip breakfast and go to lunch and I enjoy that once or twice a day I can eat til I’m satisfied, rather than being hungry immediately after finishing a meal (perhaps that is the reason for the slow/no fat loss).
However, 4 years ago I lost quite a bit of weight (5-6kg) in 2 months through eating more regular small portions, which left me constantly feeling hungry. I went without any processed sugars for that entire period and was aiming for 1500-1700 kcal a day, which when starting at 6’1 and 82kg was not a lot. I’m not sure if I can face that feeling again, so was wondering whether IF would be appropriate. I am worried that the feeling of ‘fullness’ is hindering my progress though.
Has anyone else experienced this? Could it be that the very thing that makes IF easy to stick to, makes it ineffective also? I guess I considering a feeling of hunger as an indication that I’m dieting and therefore being successful, but is that all in my head? Any similar experiences would be appreciated.