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On FluffyChix's recommendation, I got "The Alternate Day Diet" by James Johnson, MD. Love it! I really like how he cites the research and evidence. I'm about half way through and started ADF today. I've done it before, but preferred 16:8 IF, which I am struggling with due to exercise demands and the doggone ulcer. BUT the restricted caloric intake is so easy and can be timed to meet my biking/ hiking routines. And I can eat small Snacks spread throughout the day if my tum ulcer is needing something for the acid to work on.

Anyway, thanks FC for a great read that is scratching right where I itch right now! This journey is such an adventure - so many new things to learn and tools to unpack.

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I’ve never followed a diet but inadvertently do intermittent fasting, as well as alternate day fasting to some degree, some days just wind up much lower calories than usual especially with doctors appointments, errands or laundry. I might go from 6pm dinner to 12:00 lunch except for tea in the morning I like yogi slim life caramel apple spice with a bit of ripple milk. Every so often I switch things up. And might vary my calories a bit. I do stick to low carb even though post surgery I haven’t counted, for now it’s Protein and calories. And track what I eat. Daily weight. And maybe a note for the day. Like if I’ve had a dr. Appointment.

I have to manage things as best I can without the benefits of exercise. Which due to my chronic illness isn’t possible. Just basic things like a shower, laundry, dr. appointment, errand, is like a triathlon to my body. Sometimes just getting up in the morning is equivalent to a workout.

i think adding things like IF can be beneficial to Better utilize the tool that is bariatric surgery. It helps solidify the reality that our bodies don’t need as much food as we think.

also I have to say

@FluffyChix always has awesome advice.

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