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apostasy

Itermittent Fasting/Time-Restricted Eating

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apostasy

I just wanted to share that I've been having a lot of success with Itermittent Fasting/Time-Restricted Eating.  I eat low-carb (with the awesome help of my wife) and don't eat any starches or sugars except for a few veggies (medium-starchy veggies like brussel sprouts), but I had fallen off the wagon for about a year where I wasn't using my meter at all and when I started measuring again in the fall, I couldn't get by blood glucose below 230.

 

I realized I was just snacking through out the day, and with a pretty poor choice: a spoonful of peanut butter and dark chocolate. I'd have it a couple times a day, plus eating lunch and dinner and other snacks regardless of whether I was hungry or not, and regardless of how few carbs I ate, I'd still be in the 200s after most meals and in the morning.  (And I'm really skinny, so I can't lose any weight).

 

So I tried experimenting with Time-Restricted Eating -- I'll try to stop with snacks at 9pm, and then go as long as I can in the morning without eating (if I get really hungry I'll have a teaspoon of peanut butter -- enough to hold off the hunger that sneaks up on you sometimes in the morning), and it has really lowered my numbers -- I'm consistently at or under 140 in the morning and after meals.

 

And it's also nice that I feel mentally sharper and overall really good in the morning.  Just very cool, and wanted to share.

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CommuniqueDiabetes

Congratulations! I hope that success continues on.

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Csonked Out

I have been doing the 16/8 intermittent fasting with great results. I will eat supper about 6 at night and than not eat again until lunch around noon the next day and make sure to get in all my intake between noon and 8pm. I just hate how limited my options are, it's only been 2 months and I am completely over beef jerky and almonds lol as those are the only snacks I have been allowing myself.

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meyery2k

I have had great success with cheese, salads with ranch or bleu cheese, eggs, sausage, bacon, high quality fish and other proteins, butter, cream, seasonings, and non-root vegetables.

 

Yes, you do have to think out of the box a little but I eat better and feel a lot better than I did 10 years ago.

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