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Hi everyone

Two days ago I started Time Restricted Fasting - I eat between 10am and 6pm. I like to read Dr Mosley's articles in the daily mail where he sometimes writes about how fasting could help reduce high blood pressure. He is the founder of The 5:2 intermittent fasting approach. I can't do a 5:2 intermittent fasting because I am not very keen on calorie counting. Has anybody tried intermittent fasting? How did it go?

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Activity2004Administrator

Hi KBMosia,

HU has a group called Fasting and Furious. Please see: healthunlocked.com/fasting-... and then click on join/follow. I hope this helps. :-)

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KBMosia in reply to Activity2004

Thank you Activity 2004, that has helped , I have just joined the group and I think it is the right community for what I am doing

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vonniesims in reply to KBMosia

I have been doing it for ages. I never want breakfast. We eat between 5 and 6pm and then I eat again 11 to 22 md. I do a dog walk and aqua class each morning and feel fine. If I eat breakfast I am hungry by 11

It's evenings when I am hungry.

Good luck with it

2:5 is OK too once you get into it

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KBMosia in reply to vonniesims

Thank you. I am prepared to give it a go , it's good to know that you can do it long term.Are you doing it for a specific reason or just for general health?

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vonniesims in reply to KBMosia

Really, because it comes Naturally. I never really want breakfast......unless I am in a B&B and have paid for it😁

I have read about TRE, that's Time Restricted Eating in Dr Michael Mossley's Fast800 book. Basically, as you have mentioned it means not eating for a set amount of hours, if I've understood Dr Michael Mossley's plan correctly.

So, if I eat in the evening around 7pm, I wouldn't eat again for 12 hours i.e. 7am. Let's call it breakfast. Or eat at 6pm and not eat again until 8am. That's a fasting, 'window' of 14 hours. That would not fit well with me but I understand the thinking behind it.

Unfortunately, it does not mean feasting i.e. get as much down your neck as you can, during the eating, 'window' of time, i.e. 10 hours !

Food and drink consumed during the eating, 'window' of time is still calorie controlled according to weight loss needs, if that's your intention. It sounds very controlled to me and frankly, too hard. However, everyone can choose what to do if they so wish.

I’ve lost about 10 lbs with IF. I want to try for 10 more but it’s getting harder because I can’t get out to walk for exercise because of knee pain. My doc suggested narrowing the window when I eat - I’m going to try that every other day and see.

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KBMosia in reply to Rosebud1027

Hi Rosebuds,I have just started IF at 14hrs window and I will see how it goes, I do excercises on YouTube , there's so much to choose from to suit all levels. I am doing this as an addition to healthy eating and excersice to try and lower my high pressure naturally and come of medications

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ZestStar

Hi KBMosia

I hope you're enjoying the weekend, and that your Time Restricted Fasting is going ok. I also tend to fast overnight - i.e. I don't usually eat after 6pm through till my breakfast at 7.30am.

Hope it's going well for you. Let us know how you get on.

Zest :-)

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KBMosia in reply to Zest

Hi Zest, I have only started TRE and so far so good, I hope to stick with for a while

The body attempts to adjust to whatever you eat, so the metabolism can slow if you restrict food intake regularly; think of it like landing on a desert island, and having to make do with what's available. It seems that at least initially, it's better to abstain totally rather than have smaller meals; the body goes into foraging mode, fuelling you to get out and hunt/gather.The greatest benefit from fasting is that it enables insulin levels to normalise, facilitating use of the body's reserves as it is designed to work.

If you're accustomed to a high carbohydrate intake, you will find fasting hard because your hormones and enzymes will be primed to attempt to prevent the potential toxicity of your next meal, and when it doesn't arrive you get hungry. Put another way, if you find occasional fasting difficult, generally what you eat isn't as healthy as you think it is.

Thank you. I am still a few days in TRE and so far I am not finding it a problems I was already eating a fairly healthy diet with little or no snacking between meals. I intend to stick with it as the benefits from what I have read are good

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