Oh I was here ages ago… I read back.
My petunias are plain (but some are striped and that’s fun but not those fancy frilly ones) but they just grow wild like dandelions in my garden I don’t even think I water them specifically. They are just there, being sturdy.
Definitely not for me. 12 hour is a super huge eating window, it surely works for some (some people have TMAD with a 13 hour eating window), you know yourself best, it easily may be perfect for you but I probably would overeat even with 6 hours. And I probably would lose fat below 30 minutes, no matter my woe… But with a great one, 3 hour might be safe. Longer is just too much longer term.
I never was even remotely slim (so maybe only 20lbs extra fat) so I don’t know what maintaining that would require…
I don’t know what was the norm when I was a child but if I had had my way, I would have had a 8 hour eating window (quite big but I had a bigger one due to semi-forced breakfasts)…
Now I have my way, of course, I am an adult but I am awake for way longer. It’s best if I wait with my first meal…
My SO, on the other hand, is slim. He has a 12-13 hour eating window, a HCHF diet that suits him well and it’s up to his activity if he gains fat or not, he must stand some hunger either way.
I inevitably massively overate on HCHF… Except on OMAD.
I am pretty sure that was the reason my anchestors were healthy and fit (surely they weren’t all slim but not obese or particularly unhealthy). We have good genes but they were very active and that matters a lot. Even my active cats can pull off eating a ton and being slim They started to get thick when winter came and they decided they just want to sleep and eat inside all the time (probably both part had a factor, eating and moving less. I quickly stopped the tendency, my cats won’t get fat).
Had to read back as it sounded so not me
Oh I see. Second meal after a big first one. That’s different. And being close to carnivore does strange things to me. Give me carbs and I eat 2000 kcal twice a day, at least sometimes, even I can’t do that longer term. It feels I can eat forever, I just don’t get a proper stop sign. I am not hungry after a while, my body recognizes calories eventually, even a significant part is carbs but I still easily can eat. Too easily.
But a bigger first meal is totally my thing. No wonder my second meal is way smaller
I can’t do PSMF either, it’s totally insane to me. I need 1600 kcal at least, high-protein and high-fat. I tested it many times, I just can’t go below, only for occasional single days but even that is rare.
Hi guys, after some too relaxed times (still very modest compared to my wild past even after I went low-carb but had my spectacular off days…) I am back. Carnivore(-ish) OMAD (if I can eat big enough meals, I never know with carnivore and OMAD tends to diminish my meals and I need a break after a while, that’s fine) and no coffee, that’s the plan, we will see! I do my best to skip lunch, that should be good enough as I can’t eat before 4-5 pm then (I still can mess up IF as it’s still early but I usually can eat well after that time so 2 meals should be enough in the worst case. well, 3? but in a not too big eating window? but OMAD would be the best). Actually, I think I shouldn’t eat before 5pm and after 8pm without a very good reason but I am me so…
I am serious about a mostly carni April and May so I plan this to be longer term.
I wonder if I can pull off a whole day without coffee… Skipping lunch and doing carnivore sounds super easy and very natural compared to that and I don’t have cream (I actually have but it has a super long shelf life and it’s for emergencies. and I just finished the previous one) and don’t find coffee nice without it anymore. Still. It’s a very stubborn opponent, seems mostly harmless too… It may be but I am better without it. Usually. I am not against coffee as an occasional treat.