16:8 Intermittent Fasting (IF)

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  • Hello, I'm looking for other people who are participating in IF, it doesn't matter to me if you are doing the 16:8 like I try to do or the 5:2 as recommended by others, like Dr. Fung in The Obesity Code. It is just easier for me to do the 16:8.

    I am so thrilled with my progress I have made this month and would love to go on this journey with others! If there is already an active forum, I would love to participate in that as well.

    I'm looking forward to meeting anyone doing it or thinking of doing it. Don't be shy!!
  • Great day today! By eating HFLC, my appetite is almost nonexistent. Hallelujah! I have set-backs with the weekends that I work. (Friday evening to Monday morning on-call) There was no way to have a consistent eating or fasting time. But, I have stopped working that job and will start a more regular schedule shortly.

    I just started the IF March 23rd. I had already started a low carb for a few weeks prior, so, to switch to HFLC was pretty easy. This is 3 weeks and I've lost 8 pounds.
  • Hi, I have done the 16-8. It was easier for me to do the 16-8. My feeding window is 10 am to 6pm. My start date for IF is May 1. I have been doing low carb (Atkins) for 8 months but my weight loss has stalled. It’s time to do something different.
  • Good Evening Everyone

    I've done 16:8, 5:2 and Fast 5. I had great success will all three. I'm currently in maintenance but would like to lose a couple of more pounds and make this my way of eating for life. I'm going to start 16:8 on Monday. I love the control that IF gives you. I look forward to chatting with you all
  • Great! People!

    I started a new job last Monday and I haven't fasted since then. I think I will adjust my window to 12-8, I was doing 10-6, but, my lunch break is not till noon. I was eating breakfast every morning (@5:30!) I don't know if I was just nervous or actually hungry, LOL. I think I'll make a BPC to tide me over to lunch and see how it goes!

    Hi Valeriao! I am currently stalled with my weight loss, too. I'm not sure which factors are involved, starting the job, not fasting or what. But, I'm ready for the scale to move again! Still LCHF.

    I'm so glad y'all chimed in!

    Lovemylife, congratulations on meeting your goal!
  • Good morning, my first day doing IF was a success. It was easier this time.
  • Good! Mine was too! I went from 6pm last night to 12 noon! Whoop, I was not hungry in the least (except, like 11:50am) and I did not use BPC. Just drank plain coffee. I feel accomplished!
  • Hello! Another IF'er here
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm late to the party!

    I'm following Jason Fung's guidelines in his book. I mix up my fasts, depending on what is happening that week (e.g., I find it easier to fast longer when I'm at the office than on a weekend.... weekends I tend to go from dinner to break fast at noon the next day).

    I would *love* to receive and give support/encouragement online to others who are using I.F. Ahem, I learned the hard way not to bother trying to explain IF to those who haven't read JF's book ... the lectures went on and on and on re: calories in/calories out and willpower shaming.


  • Hello everyone. This week was good. I stayed on program. For busy days, I made meals ahead of time.
    Hi BrainBabiesBe! Thank you for the information on Dr. Jason Fung. I found him on YouTube.
  • New Here!
    Starting fresh! 335lbs. I have been educating myself and eating a lot healthier over the last year. Try to do non processed, real foods, and decrease meat consumption. I am ready. I recently have researched the intermittant fasting and have been doing it for over a week and have lost 3 lbs. I think this is my new way of life. I like it. I fast for 16 to 18 hours and eat for 5 to 6 hours a day. Easy for me and I have not really counted calories at all. Just trying my best to eat nutrient dense foods. I have never been a big breakfast person anyways. I am breaking my fast around 3 so I can go home and eat with my family normally. It is a good thing I am not eating at work as I am a operating room nurse and they always have crap being brought in by reps. I am just using my lunch time to read and drink water since I don't drink enough during the day.
  • im doing an easy version of 12:12. I eat between 8am and 8pm - struggling to get my 1400 calories in, usually end up about 1200.
  • I do a flexible IF. Right now I open the window at 11 am and I am not as strict about when it closes. usually around 8 or 9. But I often work evenings and I will be flexible with it when need be.
  • Hii I started 2 weeks ago
  • Hi, I have been doing the 16-8 for 14 days with no weight loss. The 16-8 is good for maintenance and my normal routine. However, I will be adding the 5:2 plan to see if I can break my weight loss stall.
  • I am doing IF with just one meal a day at dinner. I do not find it difficult to fast until 7 pm for dinner, and then can have a real dinner, not a "diet dinner". I also try to stay low on carbs, especially grains. I am a big fan of Jason Fung; I think he has the real science of metabolism behind his plans.


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