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1st fast and medication

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by tinydemon, May 16, 2018.

  1. tinydemon

    tinydemon Type 2 · Member

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    Hi everyone! Sorry if this has been asked before. I've been lchf for 3 weeks and am doing my first fast today. I ate at 8pm last night and I haven't had my morning meds (metformin, empagliflozin,) yet as they should be with food. What do other people do? I'm was aiming for 16:8 fast but I'm still feeling ok (bloods 6.1 on waking, 4.8 just now at 2.30pm) and wondering if detrimental to aim for 24 hours if I feel I can! Sorry for the long post! Michelle.
     
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    Terrytiddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @tinydemon . I started back on LCHF on 30th April I do 18/6 fasting. Nothing after 20.00 till 14.00 next day, only black tea water and vitamin water as needed. I find this easy as I don't have much of an appetite in the mornings. My Bs were 16.6 when I started they are now down to single figures with the last 5 days being between 4.5 and 5.6 this is after 12 hour fast and done in the morning. I also go for 20% carbs. I'm also on Metformin and Glicazide so have these with first lot of food, then take others with last lot of food about 19.00 ish. We are all different so just see what suits you. Good luck.
     
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    tinydemon Type 2 · Member

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    @Terrytiddy thank you for your reply! I will do just that and see how it goes. I don't think I'll get to 24 hours but was concerned if I did, that I'd only be getting one lot of medication in! I think it'd be wise for me to do 16:8 for now and possibly longer if meds (hopefully) change! And congratulations on your readings! Great news!
     
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