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my adf journey (hopefully)

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by cdpm, May 4, 2019.

  1. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    began adf (alternate day fasting) yesterday
    so today is my first eating day

    im doing adf with 0 calories on the fasting day
    except for coffee cream if i go out with others
    for coffee
    so far im feeling well
    i was doing Omad for awhile
    and liked it but id like
    to try adf
    when i first considered Omad
    i also looked at adf and chose Omad
    now id like to try ADF

    i use insulin so im being sure to measure
    my bs

    if i can i will list my food here
    on the eating days
    and maybe my bs
    onward i go---
     
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  2. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i ate salad and soup
    my bs reading will be posted shortly

    im not able to do this for weight loss reasons at this time
    as i'm medically not permitted any exercise for up to
    a few months from now
    but i understand there are other health benefits
     
  3. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8.7 at the 2 hour mark
    with 0 rapid insulin
    (just my normal bedtime lantus)

    a rather disappointing number
    and surprising considering what
    i ate
    but
    my main goal right now is to eat
    less food and use less insulin

    i just wont buy that salad again
    and the soup is all gone
    so whatever one put me over my goal (4-7)
    wont happen again

    so on to my 2nd fasting day of my adf
    journey
     
  4. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    todays my 3rd day
    and 2nd fasting day
    its going well so far

    i will post some bs numbers later today
     
  5. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    still here
    still doing adf

    i dont know really what to post about it

    my bs numbers are ranging from 4.4 to 7
    4.4 being my lowest
    so no hypos

    i found that my hungriest time is about 8 hours
    before its time to eat
    but other than that no more hunger than normal

    i did start to get confused on what was the eating day
    so i had to make a change
    and that was to eat on even numbered days
    so far its alot simpler
    just get up in the morning check the date
    and eat or not eat
     
  6. Glyko

    Glyko · Member

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    Hi ,

    I want to do adf too.

    For weight loss. Anyone Else?
     
  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Bit of an old thread and we haven't seen @cdpm for a while.
    Maybe start a thread of your own in the fasting section of the forum.

    I intermittent fast every day nothing eaten until mid afternoon.
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Me too. I eat after 3 pm. It means I'm in nutritional ketosis. Usually ketones at 2 mmol/l.
     
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    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    scalloped potatoes (from family no choice today short on food)

    see u in a few days
    going to try adf
     
  10. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    in first day of a 3 day fast
    really hoping to do it
    ive been reading up on
    when your hunger goes away
    so id like to see
    the places i read online say
    3 days

    its going to be hard
    as im always very ravenous
    purpose--
    to see how long it takes
    and
    to see if it comes back less
    or will it be better
    than the constant hunger
    and can i then eat less
    without extreme hunger
    i have done a 5 day fast (just water)
    but this was long before being diabetic
    with the meds
     
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