Small Eating Window – Early Results

So I’m on day four of my eating window experiment. My routine is simple:

  • I have a big coffee with some cream when I get up at 6:30.
  • I eat lunch between 1:00pm and 2:00pm.
  • I eat dinner between 6:00pm and 7:00pm.
  • No snacks between meals.
  • No food after dinner.

I’ve been eating very low carb for the last four days. For a couple of days I’ve gone full carnivore. I’m planning to have a very light lunch today, maybe a couple of handfuls of walnuts and a square of 95% chocolate. I’ll have a steak for dinner…with melted butter on top!

Blood Glucose Results

There has definitely been an improvement in my readings when I wake up in the morning (6.5 mmol/L, 7.1, 6.8, 7.0). This means my blood is getting into the low sixes and high fives during the day.

With a bit more fasting, I think I’ll be able to get my blood glucose into the non-diabetic range which is 5.7 mmol/L and below.

Wellbeing

Energy levels have been great and I feel a bit more focused in the mornings and early afternoon. It’s a similar feeling to multi-day fasts. Given that I’m not eating for around nineteen hours between dinner and my next lunch this isn’t a surprise. I’m essentially on a nineteen hour “mini-fast” every day.

Sustainability

This is an easy one to maintain I think. I haven’t had any big food cravings. I do miss the idea of having bacon and eggs in the morning. However, I can always have this at lunch. Who’s going to stop me?

Conclusions

I’m going to fit a one-day coffee/water fast in next week and see if that continues to bring down my morning blood glucose readings. Overall, I’m very encouraged with this new intermittent fasting regime.

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