Welcome to our friendly, active, rapidly-growing forum.
There is now quite a bit of information available on the internet - and I try to "guide you through the maze."
If you are not on an intra-venus drip - and been fed 24/7, you are Not Eating All Day aka Intermittent Fasting - it does not have to be extreme!
Please start a separate post to introduce yourself, or ask specific questions.
This one short video by Dr Jason Fung gives you many of the answers:
How to Fast, by Dr Sten Ekberg:
How not to fast (mistakes to avoid):
To lose weight we have to eat less and/or move more, but the basic "calories consumed minus calories burnt" does not (always) work... and eating fewer meals – or eating in a window of fewer hours a day (or fewer days a week) is what we call Intermittent Fasting (IF).
How do you know if you are too fat?
Benefits: Why Fast?
Intermittent Fasting works best in combination with a Low-Carbohydrate diet, see:
How Low-Carbohydrate does my diet have to be?
How do I avoid getting hungry (and glycaemic index)
Should I worry about Fat raising my cholesterol?
Is obesity/diabetes a glucose problem or an Insulin problem?
¿Vegan? Nutrition by Dr Sten Ekberg, having seen the "Game Changers".
How to Start Fasting
With enough incentive or motivation (e.g. diabetes or cancer) you can go straight into Fasting (Dr Jason Fung puts some of his diabetic patients on an initial medically-supervised 14-day fast) but most of us transition into Intermittent Fasting over a few weeks... as our bodies get into "fat-burning mode". See "How to Start Fasting":
Which fasting strategy should I use?
How should I break my fast?
Will fasting make me (want to) binge? See Stoozie's post:
What will break my fast?
Death of the Calorie (article):
Is fasting different for ladies?:
Dr Mindy Pelz is the only female global fasting and/or low-carb diet expert I know of.
Can old people fast?
Migraines and headaches while fasting?
Do I need vitamin and mineral supplements when I fast?
Can anyone fast?:
It is remarkable how wide-spread Low-fat diet and fasting is: the global experts are:
Jason Fung, Toronto, Canada,
Tim Noakes, South Africa
Andreas Eefeldt, Sweeden
Sten Ekberg, From Sweeden, in the USA
Gary Fettke, Australia
Dominic D'Agostino, Florida
Mindy Pelz, California
Yoshinori Ohsumi, (autophagy), Japan
Dr Mindy Pelz is the only female on this list... and she is the expert of fasting for ladies.
My linear IF/LCHF weight-loss: