Hello does anyone practice intermittent fasting?
I try to practice daily fasting where I do not eat past 8pm and do not eat again until 8am the following day. Doesn't always happen every day, but I think it's a good practice to get used to!
I did it for a year, stopped for a year and am back on it for the past maybe 6 weeks. I don't eat anything past 7 PM and not again until 11:00 AM or so. Is easier to do than you think. But if you work out in the AM, you should drink BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) so your body doesn't cannibalize muscle to fuel your workout. BCAAs have negligible calories and don't break your fast (keeping calories under 50-something doesn't break your fast). You can drink coffee, tea, of course water. No cream - until it is time to break your fast. You should expect to wait about 5 weeks to see results but it does help your body burn through your fat stores first. I was really pleased to see the results (I didn't have a ton of weight to lose though) but at one point, plateaued (this was back when I wasn't doing any cardio or BR) and I only did IF during the week. For a really good explanation of the practice, google Dr. Sara Solomon (or Soloman?). She's actually a dentist. She's a beast and I learned about it from her YouTube channel / website.
I've tried it. My friend who is a registered dietician from Harvard told me it's not conclusively supported by research so I'm not convinced it's the best way to go for everyone. It did help me lose weight initially but eventually my metabolism adapted and plateaued. I've always felt like the best diet for me and the planet is to eat locally, in season, in moderation, and mostly plants. Timing seems inconsequential. :)
I am new to this community but I have been doing intermittent fasting for a couple of months. I feel really clean.