Hi, I’m a 51 yo female, not menopausal yet, but I guess peri-menopausal, and this time around, I’ve been on a strict keto diet since mid-March 2022. I’m trying to make this a permanent change rather than a temporary strategy to lose weight, which we all know doesn’t work or last long term. Anyway, I’ve been sprinkling in some 16/8 IF days, usually around 2-3 days a week. After reading several topics in this community, I’m now thinking about moving to TMAD. I usually don’t have a problem skipping breakfast, so switching to just lunch and dinner wouldn’t be a big challenge for me. But, I typically snack one or two times between lunch and dinner, and it sounds like I should stop doing that. My snacks are usually cheese, or bell peppers with almond butter, or nuts like almonds, cashews, and macadamias.
Getting to my actual question, for those of you doing TMAD, does that also mean you are doing 16/8 IF at the same time? Or, do you sometimes vary the time you have lunch, for instance, so that you haven’t actually gone 16 hours since the last meal? Also, I enjoy the snacks I listed above, so would I just eat those at the same time I eat lunch/dinner instead of separately as a snack?