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- Jul 30, 2020
- DX FIBRO
Intermittent fasting seems to suit some people really well and there are lots of different formats to try - good luck with it Badger!Very interesting thread, I hope to lose weight this year and will keep an eye out for advice here. It's very difficult when pain and fatigue stops you from exercising along with weight gain from medications. I've put on a lot of weight in the last few years from drinking too much and eating junk food although I usually don't eat much during the day.
I'm going to try fasting 16 hours a day and eating something reasonably healthy during an 8 hour window and see what happens. It's meant to help a lot so hopefully IBS and reflux will settle. Apparently during the second day of fasting the body begins burning fat reserves. Some fast 3 days a week to help weight loss.
Working out while doing other things as mentioned earlier and low reps sounds positive. I've been trying to see everyday tasks as exercises in themselves as I'm not able to work out properly. Hopefully incorporating gentle movements will help.
All the best for the future, hoping you be able to lose weight and feel better 👍
Yes, it's really hard when everything feels like it's stacking up against us. You've been through such a lot, so definitely give yourself maximum credit for getting through it all, even if a few bad habits helped you along the way! I'm also inclined to drink too much whenever I hit crisis mode. Always trying to strike a balance between re-finding my self-discipline and being forgiving of myself in those periods. Sometimes, we just have to survive, and wait until things get a little brighter. I think you're doing fantastically 💪