howdy! newbie to the forum and am looking to try ef - again. i’m t2d but not on meds. i’m able to control via diet, but i’ve not been eating well lately… i was keto and lc most of last year with success, but fell off the wagon (okay, i jumped from it like it was a speeding train!) i undid all the great work i did (15 lbs back on) and am ready to keep change my woe for good. i want to try to reduce my insulin resistance and lose weight (about 20-25lbs total).
i tried ef a month ago, but in a bonehead move, i started when i was out of glucose testing strips. i was on day five of a water only fast when my strips arrived and i tested my bs, which came back as 52. i panicked, i mean, my meter beeped all red and angry at me like i had come home 3 hours after curfew, so i broke my fast. i struggled with that decision for about 15 minutes as i felt fine, and no different as i had the past few days, when i didn’t know my bs level. i’m sure my bs had been that low for at least a day or two, but because i now knew, i couldn’t stop thinking i’d have a seizure or fall into a coma while doing something horrible, like using a porta-potty at a chili cook off.
i’d like to try it again and am wondering if there are any peeps out there who are t2d and are successful with ef greater than 5 days (my goal was 7 for my first try). if so, would love to hear your experience or any advice. mahalo!