I’ve lost 7 lbs so far which is more weight than I’ve been able to lose myself in a looong time. But it has been disastrous for my sleep to the point where I am at my wits end and my symptoms are flaring up really bad. I’ve been doing it for like 2 months now with no sign of my sleep improving. I either cant fall asleep because I am too hungry or even if I am not hungry it gives me a surge of restless energy when I fast that prevents me from sleeping. Or, I fall asleep and wake up like clockwork in 3 hours time and cannot fall back asleep until my fast ends and I am able to eat. This is extremely inconvenient and taxing on me to where I’ve started giving up and just eating during my fast.
I’m terrified of gaining the weight back I lost or continuing down my weight gain path. I want to make this work but cannot figure out how. Does anyone have any advice??
Perhaps set your fasting times so you’re allowed a meal a few hours before you go to bed?
Like 10AM-5PM or something?
Currently my fasting hours are 9 PM-11 am. I originally started out with the hours 11 PM-1 pm but I missed being able to eat breakfast. I think I had somewhat less trouble sleeping with the 11 PM-1 pm schedule it was just a bummer to not be able to have breakfast from places I really liked that stopped serving breakfast before then. I do think the answer lies in changing my fasting window. Hmm.
Just wanted to let you know I pondered over my normal hunger times and decided to change my fast to be 3:30 pm-1 am as I do not really get hungry between those hours anyways! Thanks! I will try it out I hope it helps my sleep!
I think if you eat under 50 cals every hour you are still technically fasting. So, half an apple is fine.
I like juice fasting. Every couple hours you can drink a glass, and before bed. I lost 6 pounds in 6 days. T
Update I read that eventually your body adjusts and you stop getting this so I’m going to give it some more time at my current fasting period bc I really want to stop my practice of eating throughout the night.
It can be difficult in the beginning. I did intermittent fasting and lost around 20lbs. It really works if you can push through the beginning stages. Good luck to you
How long until things really started getting good for you/easier? I’ve been doing it like 2 months now. I’ve lost 7 lbs so far. It has been hard.
Things moved really slowly for me in the beginning. Actually after my first 8 weeks, all I’d noticed was that I’d stopped gaining weight. I was feeling a little discouraged as I wasn’t actually losing.
I’d say around the end of the third month I began losing weight, It was slow, but I was losing consistently. As far as it being easier, I can’t pinpoint the exact time, but eventually my cravings stopped during the fasting window. And it was easier to stick to it. I know you want like a definite time, like when will it not be hard anymore, but trust that your body will adjust.
Perhaps do more research and watch YouTube videos about intermittent fasting to learn a little more about the process.
I have sleep issue badly too,I don’t know if increasing my meds would help anyway
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