So, I am wondering if there is a reason why people who IF seem to typically fast in the morning? I've been playing around with the idea of fasting since my body seems happy eating two meals a day, but I was thinking about fasting in the evening, like maybe 3 or 4pm until bed (at maybe midnight). Are there any benefits to fasting specifically in the morning, or is that just more convenient for people? My reasoning behind this is I get worse junk food cravings at night, so maybe it would be better if I simply didn't eat anything?
Also, as a side note, if anyone has links to studies or experiences of female fasting, I'd be really interested. I read a lot about how IF works differently for men and women which has also made me kind of hesitant.
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on May 12, 2013
at 06:31 PM
I think a lot of people, including me, sleep better when full after an evening meal. I can never sleep when I am hungry so I eat between 12pm until about 8pm and fast overnight and into the morning.
on May 28, 2013
at 02:32 PM
Most people fast in the morning because you have already fasted for 8+ hours overnight, so you then extend the fast by a few hours in the morning
I fast in the morning for that reason too but mainly because im never hungry for breakfast, plus i also like to fast pre/post workout and morning is the only feasable time in my schedule to do that
on April 28, 2013
at 06:20 PM
Weight loss is greater with consumption of large morning meals and fat-free mass is preserved with large evening meals in women on a controlled weight reduction regimen: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9040548
If you're talking about cravings and binges though, fasting isn't going to help, it's just fostering a dysfunctional relationship with food.