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11/11/19 4:04 P

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I really like it myself. I've been on and off doing it for a few years now.

Have been thinking to do it again. I do better on it if I can skip breakfast.

Might just go back to lunch and early dinner. It's hard when you are with others who don't eat the same thing or same time or way.

I cook one meal at night for my son (kinda fussy eater), then one for my husband (suffers IBS) and sometimes we can all eat one or two meals the same. I more salads than the they do. So three meals I make most nights have been doing that for years.

I have it down pat now lol but would prefer to eat my main meal at lunch, but half the time can't be bothered when i know i have cook bigger meals at night.

I'd prefer to have my smoothie at night around 5.00pm and main meal as I said at lunch but tend to do it the other way round most days.

We are all different and have to find what works for us and our familes. Or in your case being on your own Gill.

But definitely intermittent fasting I believe is the way to go. We all need to give our body a rest like that does. Forces us also to eat less also which is great!

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11/11/19 2:07 P

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It makes a lot of sense to me too.

I DO have the advantage of living alone! I have pulled back my last meal of the day to somewhere between 4.30 and 6 pm. Then I don't eat again until breakfast time, which might be 6.30 am occasionally, but usually around 8 or 9 am.

I haven't noticed that my weight has dropped by doing this. But I like the evidence that giving my body this break from digestion is beneficial in so many ways.

12 hours overnight fasting is my minimum time, and I know that the 'magic' begins around 14 hours, so I aim for that.

Re the social aspect, my friends all now know that I eat my main meal at lunch - so going out for lunch has become more of a social thing for me. A couple of my friends asked me if I'd like to have lunch out for my birthday - I said "yes! that'd be lovely". The Xmas meal at work is also a lunch-time event - so I'm good with that too.

Staying away from home, with family, is harder. I tend to eat light, and go along with their routine for a couple of days. It doesn't kill me. The hard bit is that I am hungry at midday - and a lot of evening eaters hardly bother with lunch-time - just having a sandwich or soup or something.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 11/11/2019 (14:11)
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11/10/19 9:03 P

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It seems to help me when I am consistent, and I think my body likes it when I do my meals earlier in the day and finish eating by 5-6 pm. By myself, that's what I do. But with the family it gets tired being the "bad mommy" because I don't want to go out to dinner when my husband is finally able to tear himself from work. Sometimes I go ahead and eat with them but only eat a tiny amount, save the rest for lunch or breakfast the next day, and then start the IF, and just end it later in the morning. I haven't gotten the system to work for me as much as I think the potential is there... but some of that takes consistency and developing a routine that works for a person and their family or other home situation - some are single (doesn't matter if due to never being married, or due to divorce or death or separation. Some have jobs outside the home, so one would have to work things out relative to their job work hours, transportation, children in or out of school, all sorts of challenging variables. Does seem to have some historical precedent so I wouldn't call it a particularly strange "diet".

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11/10/19 3:54 P

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What's your thoughts on Intermittent fasting?

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