I’ve been doing 19:5 for a very long time. Eat just one large meal around noon and stop eating around 4 pm. Snack in those last 4 hours. Lately have been doing something like 21:3 3 times a week because I can swim on those days in an indoor pool and so it is easier to push back the big meal from 11 am. to 1 pm.
Goal is to increase the time I’m in ketosis in order to burn more body fat. I’ve gotten pretty close to my ideal weight, but am still interested in reducing body fat as much as possible. I think that when one plateaus and isn’t losing any weight, one can still be reducing body fat.
I call myself an “almost vegan,” as I follow Joel Fuhrman’s GBOMBS diet but eat a small amount of turkey every day, but no dairy. Very focused on both ketosis and autophagy. For autophagy, I’m trying to do one 48-hour fast each month — the first Monday of each month. I find that if I can be very busy with things during that Monday, it is easier to go without food that whole day. But if I’m idle, then it is a problem.
With IF, I’ve dropped from 195 to 146 — I’m 5’7″. I think my ideal weight is 140. But a very lean 140. I think the 3 days doing 21:3 will get me there.