Not posted for a while but over the last few weeks I've started to try Intermittent Fasting (IF) and since I couldn't find anything on these forums about it, I figured I'd post my experience with it in case others are looking in to it.
Essentially all it involves is taking in my calories during an eating window instead of constantly throughout the day. I'm not restricting my food, as I take in the same number of calories as I would previously (remaining at a calorie deficit to lose weight) but not taking in any calories after this window. Typically I eat between 10am and 5pm then do not have another calorie after that time until the following morning at 10am (I still drink water/dilutes/coke zero etc but nothing with any significant calories). This means that for every 24 hours I am fasting for 17 hours, giving my body time to burn off stored fat.
With IF, for me personally, I've found I can lose a lot of weight quickly (I've lost 2 pounds from Monday to Thursday this week) and I've eaten a pizza, cookies and had a small amount of alcohol. I find this type of eating suits me and my lifestyle and I will be continuing it.
If anyone is unsure I would say just give it a go. If anyone wants to ask me anything please feel free. This is simply a different way of going about weight loss that has worked for me better than just reducing calories and increasing exercise.
All the best!