I'm starting an Alternate Day Fasting (ADF) routine and I wanted to keep track of it here for anyone else who's interested in ADF.
I started keto 3 and a half-ish months ago and aside from NSV's like improved allergies and being able to cycle without fueling, haven't had any results (physical results - weight loss, inches lost, etc). However, with the help of people on this forum, I'm starting to dial in where my potential issues may be (magnesium deficiency, digestion issues, etc). After reading both of Dr Fung's books - Obesity Code and Complete Guide to Fasting - and being inspired by @meganjramos advice on multiple podcasts, I believe that implementing longer fasts will FINALLY help me to lose weight! I've done a couple 3 day (ish) fasts, and do 16:8 most days, but I think doing ADF on MWF every week, plus an extended fast here and there may do the trick. I've cut out weight training for now and am doing simply yoga (active/vinyasa/strength building, not passive) and cycling, each 2-3 days/week, for a total of 6-9 hours of working out a week depending on the length of my rides, plus fascia blasting.
BF 31.5% (recent DEXA)
Fasting BG: 70
Fasting Insulin: 2.2
I started earlier this week with a 36 hour fast on Tues/Wed, and am fasting today. Tomorrow, I'll have a keto coffee in the morning and do a 26-30 mile bike ride before eating any protein.
I'm REALLY hopeful that this "protocol" helps me drive the results I'm looking for!! @DaveKeto - I'm going to keep you in the loop, you've been so helpful in interpreting my lab results and helping me solve this puzzle!