Combining 16:8 with 6:1

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  • Hi,

    I started intermittent fasting about 3 years ago.

    First I was on the 5:2 diet for a years and a half when I switched to 16:8 (about a year and a half ago), because it seemed easier to maintain – which it was. I lost weight just like I did on 5:2 and was quite happy with being able to eat what I wanted (sort of) every day, and not having to count calories.

    I’ve now reached a plateau and can’t seem to lose those final pounds. I’ve been considering combining 16:8 with 6:1, which might be what I need to get to my ideal weight.

    When I was on 5:2, I didn’t eat at all on my fast days, because I found it easier not to eat then to eat a little bit and then stop.

    Today is my first fast day in over a year, and it’s going well so far 🙂 I did realize that the combination of 16:8 and 6:1 would mean that I’m not eating at all for 40 hours straight (16+24), but I don’t think that’s a major problem.

    I wanted to ask if anyone else has experience with combining 16:8 and 6:1? And if it has made a big difference compared to just 16:8?

    Thanks in advance for any responses,

    Nele

    FYI –

    I’ve been doing this combo for 5 weeks now, and I’ve lost almost 1 kilogram per week!

    The 40 hour fast (1 whole day of fasting + the 16 hours that I usually do) has not been a problem at all.

    I can still eat all my favourite foods and have had barbecues, roasts, cake, ice cream and still lost weight every week.

    I’d recommend this method 🙂

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