Thank you for the suggestions Jennie,
When I started on this way of eating I set myself different targets along the way along with rewards. As well as “rewards” for each stone, I also set myself rewards for larger targets. For example I really needed to upgrade my car, so I set that as my reward for discarding the first 3 stone. I also have a plan for when I get to target, To go on a riding holiday in the States.
Fasting breaks into different categories.
TRE Time restricted eating is when you have an eating window during a day, so for example you may see people talking about 16:8 or 18:6 as their fasting:eating windows.
ADF is Alternate Day Fasts. usually 36 or 42 hour fasts. Often done in a pattern of fasting monday, wednesday and friday.
EF Extended Fasts are more than 2 or 3 day long fasts depending on which group you are following.
Having stayed low carb and discarded enough weight that to carry that weight of animal feed I need to use a wheelbarrow,, because its too much to sling in sacks on my shoulders. its a bit frustrating that I still have to be so exacting on carbs. While I built strength and thrust taking part in a 3 month research project on weight training I discarded a minimal amount of body fat. – I still have to stick at 20g ish to stay in ketosis and if I come out it takes a couple of days to get back into ketosis.
The theory is that prolonged periods of low insulin are needed to help the body reverse insulin resistance. Wendy and I are supporting each other with our experimenting with ADF. But I guess to be fair that means I need to pick up a new set of bathroom scales so I can record progress. I have decided to put the money saved on food each week into a pot to spend on myself at Easter.