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Please could someone talk me through 16:8?

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whimsicalname Fri 04-Oct-13 02:05:21

I've been doing 5:2 for a few weeks now and doing well on it, but it makes me tired and horrid to my children. My husband is away next week, so I thought I would have a bit of a break and do 16:8 instead. Do I eat normally but less often or restrictcalories in for 16 hours but not for 8? And how many calories do I restrict to?


whimsicalname Fri 04-Oct-13 11:55:30


KatoPotato Fri 04-Oct-13 11:59:21

I had some success with this, but kept forgetting and would have something at 9pm then forget to wait until 1300!

I was restricting to 1200 (plus excercise) as that's what I do every day!

Willing to try again if you want a buddy?

whimsicalname Fri 04-Oct-13 13:49:32

Thanks Kato. I will try to do 1000-1200 then and give it a shot next week - Mon, Weds, Fri ideally. Then eat normally on the days in between. I tend to walk on those days, but not get a lot of proper exercise other than the inevitable chasing kiddos and carrying laundry up and down stairs which I seem to do interminably.

KatoPotato Fri 04-Oct-13 16:43:30

Okay, we can start on Monday!

whimsicalname Fri 04-Oct-13 18:00:04

Good stuff. I'm in the US, so 5 hours behind. I guess I'll eat between 11 and 7.

KatoPotato Fri 04-Oct-13 22:40:25

Does that mean we can easily remind each other we shouldn't be eating?

I've just obliterated two Reese's cups...

whimsicalname Mon 07-Oct-13 13:31:36

Hi kato are you still 16:8ing today? I'm toying with just doing a full on fast and seeing how it goes. I'm being very strong now sitting next to a toast eating toddler and not swiping!

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