“Intermittent Fasting” is a model of eating in which you eat your meals in a specific window of time in one day or over a series of days. For instance, a person might eat in an 8-hour window, “fasting” for the remaining 16 hours in the day. A person may eat only in a 5 hour window, likely taking in two meals, and “fasting” for the remaining 19 hours in a day. In my particular intermittent fasting schedule, I eat one meal in a one hour window, “fasting” the additional 23 hours in the day.
In that one hour, I eat a diet low in carbohydrates, high in fibrous vegetables, along with a healthy protein. My meals fall in the 500-1000 calorie range and are usually under 10 grams of carbohydrates. That’s my basic plan and I lost 70 pounds in 5 months on it, in the easiest diet I have ever tried. It has been easy in terms of implementation and it has been the most successful in terms of the speed of weight loss.
I am creating this page as a resource for anyone interested in following my progress who, hopefully, may give this approach a bit of a try. As I work on adding the information, I will say what I have been telling friends and especially family (with common genetics): We probably all have different reasons we gain weight, struggle to lose weight, and cannot maintain our weight. This particular diet has been so shockingly successful for me that my eating cycle (or related blood sugar spiking) must be a key reason I have struggled with my weight. It may be a key reason for you too. The only way you will know for sure is if you try it. I think you owe it to yourself to give it a go. Try it for 2-4 weeks, following the low carbohydrate approach. Keep the calories in check. If you are not astounded then perhaps it’s not the model for you.