"The long-term effects of intermittent fasting require more research that isn't available yet, and the studies that do exist are narrow. The clinical trials focused on overweight young and middle-age adults, so the benefits and safety can't be generalized to other groups, the authors said."
Oh, so in other words the effects on a septuagenarian like myself are unknown? Well, sign me right up, I’m just looking to lose weight, to hell with any health risks.
And it’s not clear to me how this 6/18-hour cycle is done. So I could eat from noon to 6 PM, and then I don’t eat again until noon the next day? Heck, I basically do that now anyway. Hasn’t helped so far. Today I had a bowl of soup at 1 PM, that may be it for the day. No breakfast, no dinner planned.
And even when I do eat, it’s actually very little in quantity. Now quality is another issue, I have indeed learned to like fine food after a career of Army field rations. But even then I avoid fatty & fried things, anything high calorie, and I naturally dislike junk food.
So I dunno. I'll think about this approach, see if it’s for me. Nothing else has done much good to this point.