Going to try the 16 8 diet

I read about this in another thread. This is were you fast 16 hours and eat for 8 hours. I’m going to eat only from Noon to 8pm. I read via Google this can help your blood sugar and lose weight.

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True that’s difficult to do I think but good luck

I’m not trying to discourage you just trying to save you time. Ive experimented with diets a lot and found that meal planning works best (for me atleast). To simply set out one or a few different measured set meals and simply rotate between them.

With the 8-16 you risk overeating during the 8 hours also you’ll feel really full. I tried OMAD before and I just felt overstuffed then famished. It’s best to just take steady amounts in measured meals. Tupperware and measuring cups

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Thanks @ThePoet I’ll keep that in mind.

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Cool sorry if I’m being negative. Actually every person has to experiment for themselves and find what works for them.

Even Ghandi said “a hobby of a lifetime, namely, dietetic experiments. They are to me as important as many of the most important activities which have engrossed me from time to time…”

We all have to find what works for us. Just trying to spread good info. Hope it helps

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It does. Thanks.

It’s my first day of this diet today. Waiting till 12 so I can eat.

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Thanks Star84. It’s nice someone else is doing the same diet.

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It’s 5:20am and I haven’t eaten anything since 8pm last night. I usually don’t feel like eating in the mornings. The challenge is not to eat anything after 8pm.

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Was really hungry by the time I eat. Eat more than I normally would.

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Both mornings and evenings are challenging for me.

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Well maybe it will work out. It’s 9:30am, and I just woke up. Not very hungry yet.

Yeah maybe I’ll get used to it

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It’s 10:30am. Just an hour and a half until I can eat. I weighed myself and have lost 4lbs, but I have been peeing a lot and it was probably just a water loss. I’m feeling a little weak right now, but I’m going to make it.

This is generally proven not to work. In fact, the fasting tends to make you even hungrier so that when you do eat, you overeat.

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Thanks MrSquirrel.

When you fast for long periods of time, that’s true. But 16:8 is essentially just skipping breakfast.

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I tried this, wanted it to work. All it really did was screw my blood sugar and give me food cravings because my sugar was out of whack. Looked into research and found this is a consistent issue. The method just doesn’t get results. Using more calories than you’re consuming is still the best way to lose weight. Managed diet and increased activity is optimal.

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Yes, and a lot of people have success doing that with intermittent fasting.

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The studies say it’s because they’re eating less, not because of when they’re eating.

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Yes, and they’re eating less because they’re only eating for 8 hours instead of their usual 12+.

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