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Help! what is intermittent fasting?

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by jeenieleigh, Aug 17, 2020.

  1. jeenieleigh

    jeenieleigh · Newbie

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    Hi All I am a member but not been posting anything for a long time I do hope I'm in the Right place to post this , I am trying to find out what to do about taking my medication, I am type 2 and trying to get rid of stomach fat I have started doing the 5 2 diet from last Monday and Thursday, and for diabetes I'm on 3 slow release metformin 3 per day plus other meds 1 Thyroxine, 1 omeprazole 3 iron tabs,1 20g statin 1 amitriptyline, and sometimes Quinine, plus vitamins and minerals, probiotics, tumeric, vit d, vit b 12 and magnesium which often say take with food, so my question is would you still take your meds even though your not eating breakfast or lunch
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. I'm a big fan of IF. You will have to contact your GP to ask. Metformin is taken with food to reduce its side effects. Good luck.
     
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    jeenieleigh · Newbie

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    Thank you for your reply, can I ask you, how many hours do you fast for,? as I have done 24hrs, and I am reading that its 16 hrs fasting and eating over 8 hrs Jean
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I can't give you advice on your medication except to say that hopefully with a successful intermittent fasting regime you could well end up ditching some of it!
    I tend to follow a 18-6 regime most days not eating until mid afternoon then dinner at about 7 pm
    During the morning I have coffee with double cream which seems to assuage any hunger pangs (although after almost 3 years of IF I don't really get those any more).
    I credit IF and ultra low carb/keto for my results.

    Edit to add the 5:2 diet isn't really an IF regime that I would recommend. Try and get yourself into a daily rhythm which will be easier to follow. Ditch a meal at the start or end of the day either breakfast or dinner (whichever suits your life best) but eat decent portions when you do eat. Avoid snacking.
     
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    jeenieleigh · Newbie

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    Thank you for your reply bulkbiker, I have been questioning about which meal to ditch, as I do like my fry ups in the mornings, but a bit worried that if I ditch lunch and dinner, I would be tended to snack in the evenings as I have been prone to doing in the past
    Also at the moment I am waiting for the covid test results I had done yesterday because I have a cough I have had since about April a tickle cough, but as got worse since about Sunday still a tickle cough but really irritating, as its keeping me awake, and so today I am having manuka honey in a lemon drink , cough mixture, and frozen pineapple to sooth my throat, which wont be doing my blood sugers any good
     
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    jeenieleigh · Newbie

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    Just got my results of COVID-19 test and its negative so just need to treat this blasted cough
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Why not have a fry up at lunch or dinner? Bacon or sausages are just as yummy mid day or evenings.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @jeenieleigh I take a heart med that's supposed to be taken twice/day, With A Substantial Meal, so it actually works. I do a mid-day fast if I'm being good. Just now trying to get back into that.
    I have allergic asthma and twitchy bronchi, which leads to that tickle cough. My go-to is Halls Sugar-free Mountain Menthol cough drops. The menthol can stop a cough for hours, and the other ingredients soothe the throat. SO glad you don't have Covid!
     
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