Thank you for the welcome I got for my previous post. I am really glad to be here- thanks for making up such a helpful forum!
I am currently in week 3 of my BSD and very pleased with how things are going. I have lost almost 10lb and rapidly losing inches from my waistline, which is a huge motivator to keep going!
I have always been a slow loser on any diet (which I now know must have been due to insulin resistance) so I am particularly delighted to see the weight going so fast, and to see the difference in my clothing!
I have a few questions, I hope someone with a bit more experience in the BSD can help me.
1. How do I know what I “should” be eating?? I know that I need to adjust my mindset, coming from the low-fat diets (I’ve been on slimming world on and off for years…) and I find that i’m not sure what I should be eating. According to myfitnesspal, i’m not eating enough calories. I’ve been skipping breakfast, doing roughly 16:8 IF, so lunch is usually something like a big salad with smoked salmon, bits of cheese and tbsp of mayo. Dinner something like a bowl of soup with grilled chicken breast and stir fry. I am not hungry but i don’t feel like I have my head wrapped around what I “should” be eating, so would appreciate any advice.
2. I would love to do longer intermittent fasts, however I find myself getting very hungry at around the 18 hour mark. In the diabetes code, Jason Fund claims that hunger will go, but I haven’t seen that for myself. Any advice on this?
3. JGwen, thanks for posting the link about skin tags. I have lots of them lately and was wondering what caused it! How soon do you think I can be lowering IR, and seeing them fall off??