Intermittent fasting 5:2

Intermittent fasting 5:2

I didn’t want to write this yet but it is a success story that I need to share. I’ve been doing intermittent fasting for over a year. I was doing a 16:8 fast. This is where you fast for 16 hours and eat during a window of 8 hours. For me that window of eating was 11-7. I was never a big breakfast eater so it worked well for me although I wasn’t really losing weight from it despite my diet.

My cousin had me read a book called the obesity code . This book discuss all about insulin levels and weight. The book talks about resetting your weight gauge with intermittent fasting. They recommend a 24 or 36 hour fast which sounds hard but it really isn’t. It is a 5:2 intermittent fast and I now incorporated both.

Today is my fast day. So I stopped eating by 6pm yesterday and I won’t eat dinner until 6pm today. There is your 24 hours. Easy a 36 hour fast would wait until breakfast the following day. I don’t do that yet for me I still try to stay inside the guidelines on a 16:8 day and stop eating by 7pm but that’s just me. Another thing is on fasting days your food that you eat is 500 calories total. That’s it. It isn’t a free for all in the kitchen when the fast is over. It is a small meal. I do drink coffee throughout the day but don’t start that until 11 (still following the 16:8 schedule also).

In combination with my diet I’ve lost 6lbs. It doesn’t sound like much but for me that’s very good. I’ve lost weight consistently each week. I’m not losing fast but I am losing. It is the first time in a long time my weight has shown a steady downward motion on the scale for over a month.

As always here is the easiest cheat sheet for intermittent fasting I’ve found online if you’re interested. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-guide#methods. Remember I incorporate two methods because I have multiple sclerosis and don’t move around as much as the average person this just works for me. I am also not a doctor so check with yours before starting any diet.

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