Intermittent Fasting

The most simplistic explanation of intermittent fasting is nothing (except water) between supper and breakfast. No bedtime snacking!

While 12 hours of fasting and 12 hours of feasting, technically, is intermittent fasting, the most popular schedules for intermittent fasting are 16:8 (16 hours fasting and 8-hour eating window) and 18:6 (18 hours fasting and 6-hour eating window). If we really pay attention to the science that says 4-6 hours should intervene between meals, it follows that we should eat only two meals a day. You can eat breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner, whatever fits into your lifestyle.

Note that this advice is given for healthy adults, and it does not apply to babies and children, to pregnant women, or to people with gastroparesis. Intermittent Fasting is perfectly safe for most healthy adults, including diabetics with no other major health issues. If you are on medications of any kind, please consult with your doctor before attempting fasting (beyond just not eating/drinking between supper and breakfast). Be sure to monitor your blood sugar closely to make sure your fasting/pre-meal blood glucose stays in the normal range of 70-99 mg/dL (3.8-5.6 mmol/l).

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