Maggie

I'm adhering to a restricted eating window with a 16:8 fasting protocol and I've set my energy requirements to achieve a 2 lb a week weightloss. It's working but it's early days as I have 55 lbs left to lose. Lately, I've been working on moving my last meal from a snack at 8 to meal at 6 or 7 p.m. so that I can break my fast earlier than 12 noon. If I'm hungry I can have a light breakfast. But more often than not, once I have my coffee with a couple tablespoons of either milk (not cream) or almond/oat milk, I'm good until 12 or 1:30. So my my fasts are now more like 17:7 or 18:6. Of course, if I feel I absolutely need to eat something, I do. Since I started around May 22, I've gone from 238 lbs to 210 lb. What I find so remarkable about this fasting experiment, is the way my appetite has changed. I don't feel the need to snack all the time.

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  • Primeofmylife2021

    Hi Maggie,
    I did the 16/8 (or more) along with food tracking (1200 calories +/-) and 10,000 steps daily and achieved a 65 lb weight loss during COVID. It was my secret to success. I was with SparkPeople, but they have revamped the program and so I’ve moved here to Cronometer. Stick with it and you will reach your goal. I’ll cheer you on! Great idea using the Google Calendar to remind you about the fasting/eating window. Bravo!
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    September 9
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      Maggie

      Thank you for the encouraging words. I've lost approx. 30 lbs so far. I've slowed down a bit but I'm sticking with it. Reading up on plateaus and set points.For fasting, I downloaded the Fastic app and I use that now for reminders. It prompts me to drink water and move as well. Cronometer is so great for ensuring I make nutritionally dense choices. Or at least, I can see where a multivitamin is required.

      You've done amazing during Covid. It's been a challenging time and closing the eating window has made a big difference for me. Thanks for the support!

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