Boosted52405 178 Member · Posted February 14, 2020 Share Posted February 14, 2020 Hey guys - so am jumping into the arena of Intermittent Fasting. Has anyone else tried it? A bit of background - I'm bigger than I've ever been and my blood pressure is starting to trend in the wrong direction. In addition, I sincerely want to lose weight and have been reading about this for the last week or so. Today is day 1, I'm doing the standard 16:8 fast with water only for 16 hours (8pm - 12pm), following by an 8 hour eat window. This scheduling of eating gives your digestive system a break, lowers blood insulin levels, and pushes an estimated 4-hour fat burn session before breaking your fast (after stored carbs and things are consumed first). From what I have been reading, it can be extremely effective for losing weight and lowering blood pressure, along with a bunch of other stuff like reducing body inflammation etc. I don't think I'm ready to get into the macro counting/timing yet, but understand the key is to stay at a caloric deficit each day, but can consume that allotted amount mindfully in the 8 hour window. Mindful in the sense of not gorging on junk food :). Anybody else tried it? Am I blatantly off on anything shared above? I'm new to this but genuinely want to give it a fair try, would love feedback. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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