Practice intermittent or extended fasting for weight loss, health, longevity etc?
For the past few years, I've been practicing some form of intermittent, extended, or modified fasting on a regular basis. Fasting was the only way I was able to lose weight during peri/menopause and I continue to do it to maintain that loss and for the well-documented health and longevity benefits. I do a 16/8 to 18/6 fast 5-6 days/week (I was never a big breakfast person anyway) and occasional 72-hour "dirty" fasts (with coffee and coconut milk, etc). I've followed a few 5-day DIY "fast mimicking diets."
Anyone else fasting or interesting in trying it? Would love to hear your experience, thoughts, questions, etc.
Happy to discuss but let's not start with "fasting is starvation" or "fasting will kill you" (it clearly hasn't/won't). i'm a scientist and certified health coach. Interested in discussion but let's keep it constructive and fact-based.