The other thing is that although I do 16/8 the reality, for me, is actually nearer to 19/5 on most days and I almost never 'bust' my window but if I want to I DO, and I ENJOY it!
Hope this helps and good luck,
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shachat wrote: I've been experimenting with 16:8 recently and getting on well with it.
What I'd like to know is whether 16:8 carries the same health benefits as 5:2? I'm sure this information is somewhere on this forum but I can't find it. Can anyone point me in the right direction or tell me the answer, if they know? Has anyone had their blood indicators tested after doing only 16.8 for a while?
I really want to know - if 16:8 does have the same health benefits then I'd like to switch over entirely from 5:2 to 16:8 because I find it so much easier. And I'm very encouraged by others posting here about continued or renewed weight loss doing 16:8 only.
DeeWidiastuti wrote: Hi everyone!
I'm new to the forum, but i've been lurking for a few days and I'm happy to have found this thread! I've been doing 16/8 IF since early September, although only about 3 - 4 days a week, and my eating windows are usually more like 18/6. So far I have lost about 2 kg in 3 weeks, which to me is awsome!!
I really don't like calorie counting but doing this has made gradually made me more aware of what I eat. I also found after several days of 16/8, my eating portions have been naturally reduced, so I'm happy with this approach.
I'm building up my "courage" to add 1 fast day a week (6:1 + 16/8). The thought of eating only 500 cals a day (possibly in one meal) is daunting . But I've read some posts (like Ballerina's post) that shows success in combining 16/8 and 5:2 so I'm gonna give it a go. Wish me luck!
Ps. I really enjoy reading through the threads in this forum, a lot supportive and fun people here, very informative too!
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