I'm hoping you can help me out with a little project for our forum update
As you know, we are soon going to change our name to FastDay to reflect all the different methods of intermittent fasting used by forum members. At the same time we want to revamp the site with some new features and generally make it more awesome! I am currently busy writing some 'how to' pages for newbies to supplement the FAQs with more info on the different methods of fasting as well as stuff on how to start fasting, tips and tricks, how fasting benefits our health etc. and of course I have gleaned the information I needed to write these pages from the wonderful contributions from all you great forumites. Now I just need a bit more help...
I would like to include some quotes from forum members to illustrate why they chose their particular fasting method. For example, "I chose 16:8 because I don't miss breakfast at all and having an eating window stops me from snacking in the evenings".
If you would like to contribute your story as to why you chose 5:2, 4:3, ADF, 16:8 or whatever method you are currently following for me to include in these new pages (and are happy to have your story published and your user name included), please post it here or PM me!
As well as the fasting method story, I'd like to collect some real-life experiences of what it's like to fast with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes (what practical aspects are there that are different for you, how did fasting help/hinder you manage your condition).
Finally, I would like to include some info to help people who are moving to intermittent fasting from other diets, such as weight watchers, slimming world etc. It would be really helpful if there is anyone who can give me some info on what it's like to change from the WW/SW method of counting points or syns (is that right?) to calorie counting just two days a week. Are there any tips that are specific to people who have been following other methods?
If you would like to help with the medical conditions or the WW/SW etc transitions, could you PM me so we can discuss what kinds of things need to be included?
Hopefully, together we can create a really great resource of info for new people to help them decide to give fasting a go and how to get started.
Thanks everyone in advance!