Fasting with MS

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  • I’m keen to start intermittant fasting as the weight loss will be good for me.

    Ive had Ms since 2009 and am wondering if i’m ok to start?

    Hi andyhop – there is limited evidence regarding IF and MS but seems to suggest that there may be potential benefit as a result of the anti inflammatory effects of fasting. You may be interested to see a discussion thread on the MS society web site Good luck and let us know how you get on if you decide to try it. Best wishes, Michael

    I’ve had MS for 25 years and I have been on the fast diet for 4 weeks. I’m feeling a lot less ‘foggy’ mentally. Still not able to jump for joy(!) but I’m sure you should have a go at this diet . My MS has not got any worse whilst on the fast days and they are not difficult. Just keep up the liquids, tea, coffee or water. Good luck!

    I was diagnosed with rrms 16 years ago and am having good results with this diet and today I weighed myself, I have lost 7 pounds in 5 weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

    Diagnosed 18 years ago. I have been doing 5:2 for 4 weeks. Have not weighed myself yet, but clothes feel big. No effects on the MS … still in remission. This is way easier than anything else I have tried.

    Way to go Lisa. I agree this is easy. Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

    Been on fast diet for 6 month with MS.
    Several of my MS symptoms (eg.bladder control and restless legs)have disappeared
    But I’m not losing weight other than muscles ๐Ÿ™ Iยดm thinking about going to fasting every other day.

    I suffer with bladder problems. Hope this diet helps them. Way to go Per a ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have Primary Progressive MS which means that it is less about inflammation, more about nerve degeneration. After 11 years of steady decline I am now in a wheelchair and obviously pretty immobile, although I can just about get around at home with crutches, holding on to furniture and helpful husband. This, coupled with being 63 and almost through menopause, has contributed to a bit of weight gain, mainly around my tummy and midriff which I detest, I do not eat that much. Really – that is not a myth on my part.. I like the 5 2 diet in that because I do not get very hungry, so fasting days are not hard and eat very healthily on other days. I have also noticed that I have a little more energy when fasting, whereas a meal can incapacitate me afterwards. My problem is that when I started this regime in early January I weighed 73.8 kg. When I weighed myself this morning, 8 weeks later, I weighed 73.8 kg. I was the same a month ago and vowed to leave it a month before weighing myself again so that any change would be more apparent. I feel healthier in myself but am very disappointed in the lack of any weight loss and am still with the tummy. I have increased things to to 2 days eating, one fasting. No difference. Whilst I am sure it would help to be more active, I am a bit restricted in what I can do, and it can be exhausting doing anything other than ordinary daily tasks. I do not take medication for my kind of MS so that can’t be a cause. I am sure I do not need 2000 calories a day so aim for 1400 on non fast days, and around 350 on fasting days. I would welcome some kind of advice or explanation, but feel that there is probably always an exception to a rule, and maybe I am it. I would appreciate Michael’s comments and others with same experience. Thank you.

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