Episode 6: Intermittent Fasting

How many times did you eat yesterday?  Does it matter?  We spend so much time thinking about what to eat, we ignore the question of when to eat altogether.  Join me as I share how I answer the question of when should I eat.  How I answer this question is the most significant thing I’ve learned in my journey, and is responsible for my shift from an insulin resistant person to an insulin sensitive person.

2 thoughts on “Episode 6: Intermittent Fasting

  1. So I have been using intermittant fasting, eating only during 8 hour window for several months and when I follow it (probably 4-5 days a week), I feel GREAT and look much leaner. I WISH I could skip breakfast like you, but find I am only successful if I skip dinner. It’s harder with social things, but ok. Listening to what you just said about employing insulin every time you choose to eat, if even only a bite of chocolate, do you recommend keeping your eating to only 2 meals during that 8 hour window, or do you think it doesn’t matter as long as you stick to the window? Also, I have found carbs to be my enemy. Now that I’m using fasting, is it ok to eat at least a small amount of complex carbs without it adversely affecting me? Learning every day. Thanks for sharing your research.

    1. Thanks Barb for your comment – sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I need to setup some sort of alert so I can see when these comments come. I’m on quite the technology learning curve! I think skipping dinner is BRILLIANT. It would make social situations so much simpler! Regarding number of times that you eat during your window, it really depends on what your goals are. My goal is to not overeat – which I define as eating out of impulse or eating things that are not on my protocol without planning for it ahead of time. I enjoy the freedom of not feeling controlled by food on the days I don’t overeat, and I want to give myself that gift every day. I want to use food as fuel, not entertainment. Flour and sugar has been my nemesis – not limited to the calories they contain – but the self perpetuating desire for more they seem to create. I find that my body is tolerant of one occurrence of eating carbs – it doesn’t hit my glucose or weight – but I do find that one occurrence creates desire for more. And after indulging in two, three or four modest occurrences it adversely impacts both my glucose level and weight.

Leave a Reply