Welcome to the OptimumU Time Restricted Eating feature or sometimes referred to as intermittent fasting. Time-restricted eating refers to limiting food intake to certain hours of the day, without any real attempt to reduce your caloric intake. Choose from different versions of time-restricted eating or manually create your own. These versions of time-restricted eating are 6:18, 8:16, 10:14, 12:12, where, as an example with the 8:16 method, all of the day's calories are consumed 8-hour window, leaving 16 hours for fasting.
Time-restricted eating may trigger some beneficial health effects, such as reduced fat mass, increased lean muscle mass, and reduced inflammation. Whatever your health goals and motivation are, we are glad you are here. We do not know everything about food and how it affects our bodies, but what we can say with confidence is that snacking after your last meal adds calories, leading to increased weight.
We look forward to your new you and have a supportive community in the OptimumU Community on Facebook, so if you ever get stuck, please let us know how we can help. If you have success, share that too. We all love hearing that.
Water, coffee, and tea do not seem to break your fasting diet, but it seems like anything else will. Some studies out there talk about ketones not breaking a fast, but for our general purposes, we will keep it simple and limit it to water, coffee, and tea.
Please note - Fasting longer than 24 hours should only be done under a healthcare provider's supervision.