It Looks like I have begun an intermittent fasting type of diet without being aware of it.
I have always been very active, and still am.
while never diagnosed, I believe hyperactive to be a correct description.
I normally ate large quantities of food eating and snacking constantly throughout the day.
I’ve always said that I used to eat 4k calories/day just to stay alive.
If I spent a very strenuous, active day and did not eat I would loose as much as 10# that day from an already thin 135# frame.
I believe I would begin to burn muscle tissue.
It would take me 3 months to regain that lost weight.
Also, I have been a night owl all my life.
No matter how tired I got, I’d come alive every night about 9pm and rarely ever get to sleep before before midnight. I am still a night owl in my 70’s.
When I was in my 40’s My weight began to slowly climb, rose up more in my 50’s, and more in my 60’s.
My metabolism also began to noticeably slow down in my 60’s, even more so in my 70’s.
In my 40’s my weight went up to 147#, my 50’s 155#, and 60’s 165# with brief periods of higher weight.
165# has been holding in my 70’s.
While I know by other’s standards, I am not fat, I do feel like I am.
I’ve blamed my weight gain on having been a constantly eating hyperactive in my younger life. Older, with my metabolism slowing down, I have still been habitually eating like a hyperactive.
I was never very interested in breakfast but always ate it to keep my intake up.
A couple of times recently, I greatly reduced my food intake for a short period, fasting for a day or more.
This time, about 2 weeks ago, I did it again but added eating a small snack each evening between 9 and 11pm.
Now, I rarely get hungry in the day. But if I do, I drink some water, and feel fine again.
Drinking water on an empty stomach during the day used to make me nauseous.
I have modified the evening snack into a small meal.
If I see a need to, I can enlarge the meal to keep from loosing too much weight.
I got curious about a Week ago and began to look around, finding descriptions of intermittent fasting that seen to describe what I’ve been up to.
It has been 2 weeks now. I feel very comfortable with it.
I am beginning to see a bit of weight loss, … maybe too soon to tell for sure.
While it may be purely a passing perception, I’m feeling much greater mental clarity, especially, in the mornings, and a generally better overall feeling of health.
I have not been at this very long so far, but it feels right, and online articles seem to back up what I have been experiencing.
I will continue on with it to see what happens.