I have been doing intermittent fasting for the past 6 weeks, minus this past weekend when I had to work 16 hour shifts over night and I couldn’t keep up with the schedule.I've heard various rwasons why some folks have a hard time fasting and orhers a much easier time. Something to do with slower releasing glucose, meanimg eatimg more protein and less carbs. And I think metablolism, having to do with exercise.
For whatever reason I have no issue going 16 hours fasting, sometimes up to 20 hours. But my GF can't go more than a few hours. I'm not sure what the deal is.
Mental toughness also plays a role. Pushing through the occasional hunger in the morning can be challenging.
Funny enough, I bought 3 large tacos at lunch yesterday, and split them between lunch and dinner. And I didn't even finish them. That was my food for the day. Felt good all day. Crazy.I have been doing intermittent fasting for the past 6 weeks, minus this past weekend when I had to work 16 hour shifts over night and I couldn’t keep up with the schedule.
The first three days were tough since I am a taco junkie who wakes up 20 minutes earlier than necessary just to grab 2 barbacoa tacos on the way to work. The main issue was the routine. But by day 4 I wasn’t even hungry until 10:30am. I take lunch at 11 and I’m home by 6pm so I usually have a small quick dinner before I cook a larger dinner for my wife and kids.
After this weeks work schedule I realized I don’t need to watch the clock as much as I need to watch the portions. I believe the whole point is to limit your intake.
IF is just another type of diet. You pick a diet based on what your life best allows you to adhere to. From a health perspective, the primary benefit of IF is keeping your body in a fasted state for an extended period of time which will keep your blood glucose levels low for most of the day. This has many benefits hormonally and for life longevity. The benefits of not stimulating insulin and having higher BG levels are vast. IF can benefit those who are having issues with insulin sensitivity (diabetic/borderline diabetic), especially if used with food choices that promote this as well.is IF designed to break habits and reset the diet so that you make better food choices long-term or something?
is the long-term plan to only eat in 4 hour windows for the rest of your lives?
does IF weight loss eventually plateau and the weight holds somehow?
what i guess i'm wondering is what happens if/when you drop off the IF cycle?