Intermittent fasting

By haoleboy Latest Reply 2015-07-03 11:07:36 -0500
Started 2014-05-05 23:03:18 -0500

I know this was discussed here about a year or so ago, but wondering … type 2's …have you or are you doing it?
I have been alternating days of either extremely low caloric and carb intake or fasting from 8 pm until 1 pm. (yes … I monitor my BGL closely)
Any thoughts?
"Will fasting help you lose weight, live longer? Wash U researchers hope to find out":


12 replies

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-07-03 03:57:25 -0500 Report

I feel better when I only eat 2X a day…to me..there is nothing worse than trying to eat when you don't want to…it is not natural…which is why I had to stop my eating experiment after only three weeks…I was in a constant state of bloated and stuffed…we were designed to be fasters…there was not always food available…we were NOT designed for this 3 meal a day stuff with snacks in between…way too much food…I am beginning to question EVERYTHING we are told about food and nutrition…If I have Blood work is coming back on the mark…and I feel good…life is good…

haoleboy 2015-07-03 11:07:36 -0500 Report

So tell me again how you are going to lose weight by eating 5-6 times a day???
I'll just never understood that, but many convince themselves that it will work … god forbid I should ever be hungry (truth is I'm never hungry)
Interesting to look back on this post … did not realize I had been doing IF this long (which proves you really do get used to it)

GabbyPA 2014-05-08 07:13:34 -0500 Report

I find that I feel better when I go longer between my meals and don't eat because I'm supposed to and do what is more "intuitive" eating which is eating when I'm hungry. The 45 day challenge doesn't work this way, so for now I am going to try to follow that. I have to find something that works for me on a long term basis.

Glucerna 2014-05-08 22:02:48 -0500 Report

Have you read the book "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes: A Mindful Eating Program for Thriving with Prediabetes or Diabetes"? It talks about using an intuitive, or mindful approach, to eating and may be helpful as you put together an eating plan that fits your needs long-term. ~Lynn @Glucerna

GabbyPA 2014-05-09 08:51:30 -0500 Report

No, I had not read this one. My husband is intuitive and it makes me crazy when I am planning a meal. But in a way, it's a better way to eat. He listens to when his body tells him he's hungry. Now if I could get him to eat healthier...

JaredLahti 2014-05-07 23:01:58 -0500 Report

I wish there were times I didn't feel hungry when it's eating time. I would bite everyone's head off if I tried to fast. Granted I am working out 20-25 hours a week. I try to just eat a lot of vegetables which minimizes my hunger.

diabeticdummy 2014-05-07 02:20:43 -0500 Report

well i dont fast on pupose but i have been in hospitalsu much this last two years i didnt eat for days or week at a time had little effect on bg but i did lose a lot of weight over 100 lbs

Glucerna 2014-05-05 23:27:04 -0500 Report

This is an interesting topic. How are you feeling by alternating your calorie/carbohydrate intake? ~Lynn @Glucerna

haoleboy 2014-05-05 23:54:36 -0500 Report

Feel great. I had been eating to schedule … 3 meals and 2 snacks at (roughly) the same time each day, and honestly found myself eating when I was not hungry. I do take a multi-vitamin and some supplements every day though. I find my numbers are near normal on fast days and I have not experienced any lows. I will see if this is helping on my quest for an A1c below 5.6 soon as I have blood work scheduled in about 3 weeks.
My only real concern is that I will lose more weight, something I really don't want to do,

Glucerna 2014-05-06 22:18:00 -0500 Report

I'm glad you're feeling good, and it's really interesting that you're not going low on the fasting days. It might be difficult to maintain your weight, though. Let us know what happens. ~Lynn @Glucerna