Intermittent fasting my conclusion so far

Intermittent fasting my conclusion so far

Intermittent fasting as per my favorite site Wikipedia 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.[4] The 5:2 diet allows the consumption of 500–600 calories on fasting days.[5][6]

▪ Time-restricted feeding (TRF) involves eating only during a certain number of hours each day.[7] 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.[8] 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. 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.

3 thoughts on “Intermittent fasting my conclusion so far

  1. I love my intermittent fasting too! Are you able to hold off on creamer until you break your fast? I hear that a lot of the benefits depend upon having a “clean fast”. I hope you continue to feel good! If you ever have interest, I started a FB group for folks who want to combine Intuitive eating with intermittent fasting. It’s called “intuitively intermittent”. I have a podcast by that name too.

    1. I’m going to check out your Facebook page. I’m good with not eating until my fast time ends. Sometimes I start my coffee 30 minutes before at the earliest.

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