I was excited to read this morning,
, in post #2004 about your new eating strategy!
Yours is from a different book, but sounds close to plans advocated in Blue Zones (those with higher rates of healthy centenarians) and in the book that got me started on Intermittent Fasting, which Iíve been pushing on friends and family during last 3 years.
That book is called FAST DIET, by Michael Mosley. A catchy title, but really more of eating strategy than ďdietĒ, detailing huge benefits of Intermittent Fasting, which can be even just one day a week and includes a tiny meal at beginning and end of day, so hardly a "fast". Book can be ordered here (used less than $6): https://www.amazon.com/FastDiet-Revi.../dp/150110201X
Husband and I saw television special on PBS by Dr. Mosley telling about the many health benefits which seem to be derived from allowing body to actually stop eating for extended period of time.
Benefits seem so great ó lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, lower blood sugars, lower IGF-1 (high levels are linked to cancer), even better brain performance ó that about 3 years ago I started immediately with two days a week; husband started a somewhat modified version, shall we say.
We next read a followup in Wall Street Journal saying that studies show benefits even when having just a long period (say 6p-10a) without food ingestion, which sounds like the plan that you are now using and which husband decided was better for him.
Plus, youíve included many elements of Blue Zone eating for better health, such as cutting out processed foods, refined sugar and increasing whole fruits and vegetables.
I donít know for sure, but think you might be a middle baby-boomer, similar to me, which puts us in the life stage when suddenly realizing being healthier as aging would be a very good thing.
How can we get the younger generation to realize that sooner? Only by our good examples, I guess, which is why we post here.
For me, the next major step, which created more clearly seen health benefits, beyond simple weight loss, was aerobics, for which I think the discipline became possible from a daily yoga and meditation routine.
Find that routine under Forum called Life Beyond Horses: Hobbies, in a top thread saying Yoga, if wanting to join my 40-year experiment towards being Healthy2aHundred, or however long we make it.
Thanks for sharing the lifestyle changes youíre trying. Iím going to love reading about how itís going for you on this road to healthier!