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Intermittent fasting

Discussion in 'Health' started by Veganite, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Veganite
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    I have heard good things about intermittent fasting. Anyone here have any experience with this?

    It's supposed to slow the aging process, as well as lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, and also improve your quality of sleep. It also has weight loss and weight maintenance benefits from what I've read. I have my weight where I want it, but the other benefits seem worthwhile.

    I was thinking about trying a 12 hour window to start. I've heard of some people narrowing that down to 8-9 hours per day, but that seems a bit extreme. I don't want to fall calorie deficient. I don't like eating if I'm not hungry. You'd really have to boost your calorie dense food intake.

    If anyone has any experience with this I'd love to hear about it.
     
  2. Susanne A.
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    My bf tried to convince me to start intermittent fasting because he was really hooked on the idea. So I looked deeper into it and
    1) I tried going for it but I couldn't keep up with the diet, I was either too hungry or too tired.
    2) I read that it is bad for women in the long term, I will try to find the link to the article that stated it.
    3) There are so many types of intermittent fasting to me it was just confusing.
    4) I personally it is not for everyone because of how drastic it is in the beginning.
    5) There is a lot of debate on the diet on different forums and articles (I know I know the debate nowadays is about everything like even the benefits of veganism) but I just don't feel convinced.
    I would recommend you try it and see if you like it/can keep up with the diet and your work/lifestyle.
    I hope it helps.
     
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    @Susanne A.

    Thank you for your input, and welcome to the forum!

    I am currently doing a 10/24 intermittent window now. I will reduce that down to 9 hours soon, which is a low as I will go. We'll see how this goes. So far so good.

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    OMG I don't think I'll be able to try this. Ive heard good things about it also but I feel like to me personally it wouldn't work, since I have a really really fast metabolism and I get hungry really fast. I also eat very large amounts of foods lol
     

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