Intermittent fasting as per my favorite site Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermittent_fasting is:
Intermittent fasting (IF) is an umbrella term for various diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting during a defined period. Intermittent fasting can also be used with calorie restriction for weight loss.
There are two main ways to do this:
▪ Whole-day fasting involves regular one-day fasts. The strictest form would be Alternate day fasting (ADF). This involves a 24-hour fast followed by a 24-hour non-fasting period. The 5:2 diet allows the consumption of 500–600 calories on fasting days.
▪ Time-restricted feeding (TRF) involves eating only during a certain number of hours each day. A common form of TRF involves fasting for 16 hours each day and only eating during the remaining 8 hours, typically on the same schedule each day. A more liberal practice would be twelve hours of fasting and a twelve-hour eating window, or a stricter form would be to eat one meal per day, which would involve around 23 hours of fasting per day.
I used the time restricted type and my fast goes from 8pm to 12pm. I only eat between the hours of 12-8. In that time frame I track what I eat to my weight watchers menu planner so I stay in my calorie range since I’ve been trying to loose weight for a year. My diet is a plant-based diet with fish. I eat no other meats, no dairy (other than my coffee) and no cheeses. I exercise 5 days a week even though I have MS.
I’m going on my 4th week now and I’ve had no problems sticking to the fasting schedule. I actually like it. As far as any weight loss, I can’t blame that on Intermittent Fasting because the problem of not being able to loose weight has been going on for a long time. https://multipleexperiences.org/2018/01/04/im-not-losing-weight-because-i-have-ms/. I’ve lost a total of 1.2lbs at this point. I’d be thrilled if it stayed that way but it seems I loose weight one week gain weight the next. However my conclusion so far is to stick with the intermittent fasting a little longer.