I started on Intermittent Fasting on January 19, 2019 after getting alerted on the subject by a friend. And I have been fairly regular with my 16.8 schedule. That’s fasting for 16 continuous hours and eating during the remaining 8 hours with two meals and liberal snacking in between.
Like all diets, weight loss has been the primary measure of success and it was good by about 12 ponds within the first 45 days. And then it started remaining stationary.
And there are any number of articles and videos on the subject with each one giving valuable information and all being positive and good.
There are some takings from these. Like ‘it’s not a diet, it’s lifestyle’. ‘Weight loss is just a side effect and other benefits outweigh’ etc.
There are big Facebook groups with several thousands of members but those started getting dominated by mere words and comments. So I started a whatsapp broadcast group with known people and we are sharing valuable experiences and motivate each other.
Pooling literature on the subject is of great benefit with information on autophagy etc. Thus it has become aspirational as healing and growing new cells are like a dream.
There’s a catch though, for best benefits, one has to progress towards at least a 20.4 schedule. And I want to do it.
Yesterday was my first 20.4, achieved almost accidentally as we got into a movie theatre at 16 and half hours of fasting. And I achieved 20 by refusing Theater snacks. Now the challenge is to continue.
The videos and articles in our group are so informative that IF is clearly the most significant health initiative. The videos include one from the Nobel Prize winner for his work on IF and autophagy.
Actually, all my friends should spend some time listening to them and reading the material available in the group.
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2 thoughts on “It’s All Positive So Far! And The Benefits Too!”
Well done you! Dr Fung recommends switching about rather than sticking to a regular fasting schedule, maybe if you plateau stick a 24 fast in once every so often 🙂
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Thank you you Emily.
I am moving on to 20.4 schedule and I have achieved 19.5 for the past 4-5 days.