Eating in a 6-hour window and fasting for 18 hours might help you live longer

  • metta

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    Dec 28, 2019 8:19 PM GMT
    Eating in a 6-hour window and fasting for 18 hours might help you live longer

    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/12/25/health/intermittent-fasting-live-longer-wellness-trnd/index.html
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    Dec 28, 2019 10:12 PM GMT
    "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. icon_rolleyes.gif

    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. icon_sad.gif
  • metta

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    Dec 29, 2019 7:33 AM GMT
    ^ I know several people that have done very well eating this way as a lifestyle. If you try it you might want to gradually work towards it. For example, stop eating at 9pm - 11am (that would be 14 hours, a good start). I also know people that do it for 12 hours and that works for them as well.
  • jocked_and_lo...

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    Dec 30, 2019 4:29 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    So I dunno. I'll think about this approach, see if it’s for me. Nothing else has done much good to this point. icon_sad.gif


    Anyone unfortunate to have spent any time reading all the threads you post about all the lavished decadent dishes and liquor you consume clearly knows why the weight isn't coming off.

    God, sometimes I think all of this is a game for you to see who will call you out on all these overtly paradoxical posts you create from one thread to the next.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 06, 2020 11:51 AM GMT
    Fart_Echoes said
    Art_Deco said
    So I dunno. I'll think about this approach, see if it’s for me. Nothing else has done much good to this point. icon_sad.gif


    Anyone unfortunate to have spent any time reading all the threads you post about all the lavished decadent dishes and liquor you consume clearly knows why the weight isn't coming off.

    God, sometimes I think all of this is a game for you to see who will call you out on all these overtly paradoxical posts you create from one thread to the next.
    Meanwhile you are constantly harrassing Art everytime he posts something on here. Never have anything pleasant or positive to say. Always being critical and nasty towards others because they just don't suit your narrative. What is the matter with you?