I've read through the various 16:8 threads, but I have a question that I haven't come across an answer too (or I have missed along the line). Does anyone worry about lowering their metabolism on 16:8, if for instance, they are sticking to around 1200 calories per eating window? Once upon a time I plateaued big time on a regular calorie restriction diet - basically maintained on 1200 and couldn't lose. So I'm wondering whether it would be advantageous to add in a higher calorie day each week to help keep my metabolism up?
I started on 5:2, but as usual I struggled big time to keep my calories down, and 16:8 feels easier for me.