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I have been reading a lot about intermittent fasting want to try it so I am excited that people are trying it and giving feedback. I'm going to follow this thread so please keep updating on how it works.
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23 11/14/19 9:51 P
Hello All, My husband and I just started our intermittent fasting using Dr. Jason Fung's book. We have decided we will do 2 - 36 hour fasts, we will do our fasting on Tuesday and Thursday each week. We just started this Tuesday, 11/12 and today is our 2nd day. I was fine on Tuesday, but, tonight I'm hungry!
I am trying to figure out how to make my Spark People food tracking work with this lifestyle. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I don't know what constitutes "intermittent" in Dr. Fung's theories, but I've read a theory about daily fasting, specifically 12 hours without food. That's a near-daily routine for me. Even if I eat a snack before bed, I'm done by 9 p.m. I don't like to eat breakfast for a few hours after I get up, so I eat it at work. It's usually 12-13 hours without food.
I'm a 73 year old man. I was diagnosed with diabetes 3 years ago, but have controlled it totally through diet change - first with HFLC eating, but then I found Dr. Jason Fung's videos on intermittent fasting. The physical changes I'm experiencing are significant, and now that I've found these workout videos at SparkPeople I have accompanying great indoor workouts for the winter (as well as the rest of the year). Ms. Nichols is by far the best online trainer I've ever worked with. Take a look at Dr. Fung's presentation - it's well worth it. https://www.dietdoctor.com/intermittent-fasting/questions-and-answers BTW, I've found the basic key to good eating summed up in four words "JUST EAT REAL FOOD" - Stay away from boxes, cans, plastic packages as much as possible (some, of course, are fine) when food shopping.