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    • June 13, 2021, 11:09:04 PM
Intermittent fasting
« on: June 25, 2021, 05:47:51 AM »
I like doing IF (18/6 or sometimes 20/4) a few days a week, as it's easier to keep up with my daily schedule that way. Can phase 2 be combined with IF, or is that counterindicated? I understand that "grazing" is encouraged, so IF is pretty much the opposite. My thinking is that maybe the low blood glucose during the fasting window is beneficial.
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Re: Intermittent fasting
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2021, 06:56:31 PM »
I like doing IF (18/6 or sometimes 20/4) a few days a week, as it's easier to keep up with my daily schedule that way. Can phase 2 be combined with IF, or is that counterindicated? I understand that "grazing" is encouraged, so IF is pretty much the opposite. My thinking is that maybe the low blood glucose during the fasting window is beneficial.
The IF element could be helpful, especially alongside EGCG. No good data on this, however.

So while not impossible, the eating window may add challenges to avoiding blood glucose/insulin spikes. It's possible this could be self-experimented with, alongside eg. gymnema sylvestre, chromium picolinate, C3G, etc., during feeding windows. 
NB. I am NOT a doctor and all information provided is for educational purposes only.

Please consult your physician before attempting anything you read here.


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Re: Intermittent fasting
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2021, 12:56:22 AM »
I like doing IF (18/6 or sometimes 20/4) a few days a week, as it's easier to keep up with my daily schedule that way. Can phase 2 be combined with IF, or is that counterindicated? I understand that "grazing" is encouraged, so IF is pretty much the opposite. My thinking is that maybe the low blood glucose during the fasting window is beneficial.
The IF element could be helpful, especially alongside EGCG. No good data on this, however.

So while not impossible, the eating window may add challenges to avoiding blood glucose/insulin spikes. It's possible this could be self-experimented with, alongside eg. gymnema sylvestre, chromium picolinate, C3G, etc., during feeding windows.
Thanks Josh! I'll keep it up for now, then. And will try to blunt the insulin spike 8)


Re: Intermittent fasting
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2021, 09:33:53 PM »
Cinnamon extract is also beneficial, potentially metformin if you have a friendly doctor. Potentially white kidney bean extract, but I only just heard of that in passing and have yet to research it myself.


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Re: Intermittent fasting
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2021, 06:19:16 AM »
Will try some cinnamon!