I am an intermittent faster. If I eat, I eat too much. I’m a binge eater. So I go long periods of time without food. My body prefers this way. It feels good to me. Some people can’t and won’t do this, and I don’t blame them.
What does this look like? I often don’t eat anything until 2:00pm. Most days I eat at 11:30am (bowl of oatmeal, peanuts, raisins, etc.) and than a big dinner.
Today, it is 2:30pm and I haven’t eaten yet. I’m not dying of hunger.
This also helps maintain my no sugar diet. I can’t eat sugar if I’m not eating anything.
There was a pretty interesting discussion on reddit today from a sugar addict that discussed some of his triggers.
You can find the discussion here: https://www.reddit.com/r/sugarfree/comments/c5y0y8/sugar_addictbinge_eater_with_a_lot_of_questions/
One of the reddit responders seems to have a similar intermittent fasting program as I do:
If you are powerlessly addicted like me, I find that combining SF with Intermitten Fasting helps. My weakest times of day are late afternoon/bedtime so I start my fasting around 2pm..since I know I’m probably going to make bad choices, I just eliminate the choice completely. A saying that’s always stuck with me is, “If you can’t eat it responsibly, don’t eat it at all.” Also, “If you don’t buy it you can’t eat it!” Don’t keep the foods around that tempt you!
Something to think about anyways.