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Old 06-08-2018, 04:05 PM   #1
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Anyone else using fasting as a way to lose weight and get some control over excess eating?
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:39 PM   #2
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Not quite traditional fasting, but I do intermittent fasting! (One of many pages going over what that means can be seen here: https://www.dietdoctor.com/intermittent-fasting) A majority of people either do the 16:8 or the 5:2 variations, and I do the 16:8. My "eating window" is usually between 12-8pm, since that is what works best for my lifestyle. It helps with moderation, but I do still track my calories to make sure I am staying in my range, because it's still easy to do some damage in something as flexible as an 8-hour window.

What kind of fasting are you considering?

Also, I'm glad you joined the threads over on the more active "Support Groups" sub-forums. I think you will get a lot more feedback in those areas of the site. I feel like a lot of the more general forums of the site have died down considerably over the years. I only found your post here because I ventured into other sections of 3FC to see if I could link some helpful tips for navigating the site for you, since you'd mentioned on the more active threads that you were trying to figure out your way around here...lol.


I lost all of my progress and gained the weight back (and then some!) during my pregnancy and subsequent hiatus back in 2014 and hadn't lost a pound since...but, I am back again - as of 12.28.16 - and, I am determined to see it through this time. I owe it to my son and, most importantly, myself to become healthy again. Let's do this!

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Old 06-10-2018, 12:52 PM   #3
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Thank you Casey. I have tried and been successful with intermittent fasting in the past and have recently started using it again. I like the eating window idea as it helps me control the habit of eating/ binging at night.
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