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Old 11-15-2016, 18:22   #1
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Went to the doctor's yesterday morning fasting for an annual check up and blood work at 9:30 AM. Doctor was late and I only got to see one of his PAs. By the time I got out it was nearly 11 AM. From there went to take my son-in-law's tractor back to the dealer for some warranty work. Got back home about 1 PM, and decided instead of eating, I would just go 4-5 more hours and have a 24 hour fast. My numbers yesterday were [email protected]:30 AM, [email protected]:30AM after cup of black coffee and glass of water, [email protected], [email protected]:45PM, [email protected]:45PM after putting in about 3 miles worth of steps since 3PM, [email protected]:40 PM 2 hours after having a ham, salami, turkey, cheese sandwich in a low carb wrap to break my fast, then a [email protected]:40PM at bed time after a cup of HWC whipped up and 13 blackberries dumped in with it an hour earlier.

I'm going to try again when I start graveyards on Friday night. I'm going to try and do 4 successive 24 hour fasts, only eating when I wake up. If not then try to keep the eating in an 8 hour window and doing 16 hour fasting. I will have to remember to use my blood ketone meter next time.

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The very short time I did a 16-hr fast (skipping breakfast) did improve my overall BG level and got me deeper into ketosis. I had to stop after about a week and havn't yet been motivated enough to do it again.

From what I read when I was researching this, is that it is beneficial to diabetics.

I wish you good success with IF.

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IF seems to wonders for non diabetics who are trying to get fit. I have tried it, to some degree and havn't seen a lot of difference. But I havn't been that strict with it, and my overall fitness hasn't been that great.

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Well this graveyard shift has been a disaster for any structured fasting/intermittent fasting attempts. Even if I would have not taken any food with me, lack of will power resistance to fried catfish would have derailed me the first 2 night. Being given a quart bag of boiled shrimp last night got me last night, I couldn't be rude and refused it.

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mbuster.....my experience while working in a manufacturing operation for 20 years taught me, that working graveyard did nothing for diet or exercise!

Fortunately, I did not have to work it for long, so I never adjusted to the sleep issues....and that made my eating and exercise habits very poor! Lucky for me I had not yet become a diabetic....!

As always, my hat is off to all who do shift work! Nothing about it is easy.....

Thanks for sharing your perspectives.....always good stuff it is!

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I work rotating shifts swapping from days to nights each week. all shifts are 12 hours. It makes getting into a routine very difficult. only 33 more years until I can retire.

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I work rotating shifts swapping from days to nights each week. all shifts are 12 hours. It makes getting into a routine very difficult. only 33 more years until I can retire.
Yes, it's a real pain in the tush making anything have any semblance of routine. About 15 years ago someone told me they could see shift work being hard to get used to but after a while you would. I told them I wanted to know how much longer I had to go to get used to it. I'd worked shift work for 25 years and was not used to it yet. After 40 years, I'm still not there yet.

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IF seems to wonders for non diabetics who are trying to get fit. I have tried it, to some degree and havn't seen a lot of difference. But I havn't been that strict with it, and my overall fitness hasn't been that great.
What I think is one should not just skip meals. Instead, we should eat properly at the proper time. And also there are certain supplements available in the market that can be consumed with regular diet. Even people with medical conditions can consume them after consultation with a doctor.


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What would be the proper time to eat, when one is hungry? If only getting hungry once or twice or six times a day, would that not be proper?

Eating properly is pretty subjective and means different things depending on perspective, i.e., paleo vs keto vs vegan vs SAD, etc.

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What would be the proper time to eat, when one is hungry? If only getting hungry once or twice or six times a day, would that not be proper?

Eating properly is pretty subjective and means different things depending on perspective, i.e., paleo vs keto vs vegan vs SAD, etc.
I totally agree. For nearly 60 years, eating "properly" was three squares a day. I thought departing from that was just crazy. Now, on LC/HF, eating "properly" is two meals per day 12 hours apart - at MOST. If for some reason - social, etc. - incites me to go beyond that it's uncomfortable and immediately cleat that it was inappropriate. I could easily eat less than - like skipping the second meal and just eating once a day without any harm. In fact lately I feel a little "stuffed" too much of the time and I'm considering trying one meal a day plus a few cups of coffee with heavy cream. So, somewhere between those to options is my own "eating at proper times".

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