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  1. Asen

    Hi there,

    That’s a very insightful read.
    I’ve heard a lot of stuff about intermittent fasting. It’s easier to do than many people might think. Like you say, it’s just a well thought out schedule and not a diet.

    • Thank you, Asen!
      Yes, I actually had no problems starting with 16-8, sometimes going for 18-6, mostly because I get caught up in work and I’m not that hungry before lunch. I usually stop eating at 7 pm and I found it fairly easy from the beginning.

  2. I have tried intermittent fasting many time before. I found that has many beneifts.

    During the intermittent fasting period, I can concentrate easier because I don’t need to think about what can I eat and what should I eat in the next meal. It saves my money directly.

    It also helps me to lose the weight. My belly is also smaller.

    But sometimes it’s really hard to implement if I have a gathering. You know, I can’t just sit there and eat nothing. Otherwise, I will be isolated.

    In the long term, I believe intermittent fasting will be good for my health.

    Thank you for your great post.

    • Welcome to the site CT!
      Glad to hear it is working great for you! You don’t have to be so strict, especially if you have events or meetings. I see IF as a great help for the body and mind, but I think it is important to make sure it does not become a burden or something that affects your social life. If you start saying to things you like just to follow a strict fasting schedule, you will get to hate it after a while and give up.

  3. lena

    Thanks for sharing, I heard about Intermittent Fasting before, but What I knew is that people use it for weight loss, dont know it has so many other benefits.

    • Weight loss is all over the internet, so no wonder that what people usually hear about things related to it. IF brings amazing effects for the body and mind though, so it’s definitely worth at least a tryx.

  4. Moni

    Thank you for a very insightful article. I found it a very interesting read.

    I come across intermittent fasting recently while surfing the internet and I thought it was a very good idea. I started IF just a couple of weeks ago and found that 16 8 was not really a challenge for me.

    I originally started IF to try and lose some weight especially around the belly, however, I think a little early to say I have lost weight but generally, I am feeling a lot healthier and mentally much sharper so I guess something good is happening!

    • Hi Moni! I’ve read a lot about weight loss with IF, and many had great results with it. I’m very thin, I usually fight to get some weight, so can’t really give much feedback on this. But I did feel significant mental clarity and focus improvements along with better health.

  5. Ali

    What a nice post you wrote! I really enjoyed reading it and I could not be silent about your post so I decided to leave my comment here and say Thank You for sharing this quality post with others.
    Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for information about the intermittent fasting and when I landed on your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in detail.
    So I’m happy that you decided to write about this topic and share it with people. It’s very useful and can definitely be used as a great source for everyone who is interested in this topic.
    I will come back to your website again for sure and I’m looking forward to reading your new posts.)

    Thanks!

  6. Hi Alex,

    great post! I am actually on an intermittent fast today as we speak. Apple, carrot and celery juice till 2pm. Love it. You are dead right about not being hungry in the mornings. I often turn an intermittent fast into a 2 or 3 day fast.

    I never feel hungry in the mornings. I used to have breakfast cereal everyday and as you say the big food cartels brain wash people that way. Thanks for a great post,

    Kev

    • Glad to hear you already started Kev!
      Beware that juices (especially fruit juices) are quite rich in sugar. It’s not as bad as processed sugar, but it will get you out of fasting right away. Try switching to fat if you need to have some fuel before lunch. Some grass-fed butter in your morning coffee will give you a nice boost!

  7. This is a very insightful post. I have been doing IF for almost a year now and I lost 15 lbs already. I just started doing it because my sister is also doing the same and she lost weight.

    I started doing 18-6, and adjusted to 20-4. I know some people will go to the extreme and make it 22-2, or just one meal a day (OMAD). I don’t think I can do that since I love food 🙂

    I was not aware of the many benefits we gain from fasting although I see improvement in myself when I fast. Thank you so much for the information.

    • Indeed, many are practicing IF for it’s weight loss effects. I can’t really bring much helpful info on this since it’s not something I can try though.
      I’m glad it is working for you!
      Wow, 20-4 is quite a nice proportion, congrats on achieving it!

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