I lost 40 lbs last year, partially by intermittent fasting.
I gained about 20 of it back, 10 good, 10 bad.
In trying to gain the good 10, I stopped the fasting, but have now started again to drop the bad 10.
Has anybody else done this and if so, has stuff come out of you that is so repugnant that you can’t believe you ate anything that would create that?
Conceptually it makes sense, because the point is to get rid of the “extra” that your body is holding on to. But my son accused me of a war crime for using the basement bathroom.
I have tried intermittent fasting but don’t tend to do well with it. When I’m hungry & I don’t eat, I lose energy & get headaches.
I never had bowel distress whether on or off it. Your issues are worse while fasting or not fasting?
My big epiphany enabling me to hold onto the good weight while keeping off the bad was to eat plenty of protein (upwards of 1 gram per lb of body weight each day) while staying active with muscle exercises several times a week.
I kept weight down by eliminating junk, but I also wasted muscle. Keeping protein up has made a huge difference.