Have lost 30 lbs. in about 12 months with 19:5 intermittent fasting and the GBOMBS diet. The weight loss also has targeted fat, that is, ketones, so my waistline has gone down noticeably.
Cronometer has been a valuable tool because it helps me not go over a calorie limit each day, and I can manage each day’s intake so that I come in a little under the number of calories it says I should be eating for my age and activity level — I never before knew what that number was. Cronometer also has given me a much better sense of how caloric each food actually is.
Don’t even think about 19:5 intermittent fasting anymore because it is just the way I eat. Losing the weight slowly over that 1 year period has been easy to do. I haven’t felt like I’ve been missing out on food at all, but the focus has been on nutritionally dense food. No processed food at all, 98% plant based, a very small amount of meat (white meat/turkey, which is very lean meat and low in saturated fat) each day. Lots of leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, and beans.
One thing that has become very obvious to me with Cronometer is that everyone should be taking a general vitamin pill, as it is so common to be deficiency in many of the micronutrients when one doesn’t take such a pill. So it’s just a kind of insurance policy to avoid those several likely deficiencies, which you won’t even know you have without using such a tool.