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Is 16:8 fasting safe (type2)?

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by lorib64, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. lorib64

    lorib64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    I am a type 2 diabetic in US. My glucose is pretty well controlled with keto diet and metformin, but my weightloss has stalled. I am thinking of intermittent fasting. I already sometimes skip breakfast and feel fine. I don’t have hypoglycemic episodes.

    Is this something I should ask my dr before I start?
     
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  2. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Perfectly safe.

    Although you might consider the PE diet.
    I’m of the opinion that it’s better to have an even distribution of protein throughout the day to preserve or build muscle mass. but this normally not an issue if you’re starting from a high body fat percentage
     
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  3. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you're not on insulin or sulfonylurea drugs, it's perfectly safe. I would go so far as to say that 16:8 is barely fasting. Not to knock the accomplishments of people who do it (inlcuding me much of the time), but realize that for most people the span from dinner to breakfast is likely around 10 or 11 hours. 16:8 is really just adding two or 3 hours of fasting to a standard 3-meal schedule.
     
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    Gosport_Nancy Type 2 · Member

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    I first came across intermittent fasting on the Diet Doctor site and I first saw Dr Jason Fung there too. I have several of his books on my Audible account and listen to them while having a lie down in the afternoon.
     
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    ultradad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if 12 to 14 hrs everyday without food is classed as intermittent i just have 3 meals a day and seems to work ok for me, i am just slowly shrinking away with just walking the dogs now and again :). Last meal is 4-5 o clock and thats it till breakfast at 7-8 in the morning. I am losing 1-2 pounds a week and lost 2.5 stone so far

    I dont think i could fast for a couple of days as i am a bit hungry when i get up but i do admire people on this forum that do it regular and have good results eith there bloods
     
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