No, I never worked hard on my eating window. I work hard to avoid night eating, maybe.
And I plan to skip lunch but of course only if I am satiated when lunchtime comes (or at least I am not hungry at all).
IF always came naturally to me. If I need willpower or anything, I don’t do it.
I am the type who usually eats whenever they CAN eat. The only good option for me to fast is being completely satiated or at least unable to consume food.
But it’s not so bad when I am well-fasted.
It’s bad after midnight due to new bad habits.
If I CAN eat at midnight, I am almost 100% I will, it’s not like I can control it… So I aim to eat during the day in a way that makes eating impossible until next afternoon.
I am probably the opposite of a normal faster
I am never very hungry unless I just ate.
Particularly hungry meant: more than just very slightly, borderline hungry. So a proper hunger, no big deal but hunger nonetheless. I find it very obvious that I eat asap when I get it though under certain circumstances I wait.
I don’t need even the borderline hunger to eat. Losing my full satiation is enough BUT when well-fasted, I am able to refuse food in the not hungry, not satiated state. I actually can handle small hunger if it’s only for an hour before lunchtime. It’s WAY better eating together with my SO and anyway, it’s part of my training. Eating at 3pm is very early, I try to avoid this but eating BEFORE it? Nope, not unless I get properly hungry. I am “strongest” before 3pm, I am very convinced I need to stay away from food then (and I almost never want to eat then anyway so I rarely need to put a little effort into it. And even more rare that a little isn’t enough so I inevitably eat.)
If I get really hungry, I eat, no matter what, it’s basic. By the way I ate salt when I got hungry. It obviously did absolutely nothing except filling my stomach with water…
But once in a blue moon my hunger goes away, it’s interesting. I always got progressively hungrier as time passed in the more distant past.
Because I can’t resist the desire to eat. Tiny hunger can be insisting too but I actually talked about the small one that I can handle so it’s no problem. But it’s just the hunger part. There is appetite and many others compelling me to eat. Sometimes I am miserable and weak and even my minimal resistance is gone. That’s pretty rare though. I love being well-fasted, it gives me strength and keep me from being very hungry. That strong hunger comes from eating and it’s very bad sometimes. I have been starving last afternoon, it was probably one of my Unsatiable Hunger day. Fortunately waiting for some hours (after eaten a ton of good food) help. Eating windows are problematic, suffering from hunger and difficulties happen there. Fasting windows are lovely (maybe not the beginning if I stayed hungry), no need to wonder what to eat and I am very nicely satiated (at least very nearly) all the time.
I hope it’s clearer now. I can’t change my core personality or what. I work this way. And I am really undisciplined if it comes to food. It’s not so bad but definitely challenging. I do train myself a lot but it’s merely about using a tiny bit of effort. But eventually I get much better.