I finished the second day of my second attempt at intermittent fasting three hours ago, after not eating anything for approximately 28h. The first day was only 3 or 4 days ago and I was worried I may have difficulties due to those two days being too close apart – which is my experience from the first time I practiced eating this way, but it was actually very easy. I’m thinking this is probably due to the fact that I have more weight to lose now. It’s possible that when I get slimmer I will need to reduce the frequency a bit.
I’m wondering, however, why dietitians speak so negatively about fasting? The only thing I found difficult about it was the social side of it, the fact that people didn’t understand my choice and insisted on forcing their opinion on me while pushing plate of food in front of my face ‘because you may pass out.’
Otherwise is was a perfect diet: it reduced the amout of food that I ate on non fasting days naturally, without me thinking about it (I presume that was due to the fact that I got better at recognising when I’m actually hungry and when I only wanted food) and it gave me at least one day a week when I didn’t need to worry about what’s for dinner while on other days I could eat normal food instead of worrying if it’s low calorie or not.
And yet, it’s so easy to find negative dietitians’ opinions online about intermittent fasting. It apparently shouldn’t be used for loosing weight as it doesn’t teach us how to eat healthily so when we stop doing it we put the weight back on. But surely, if we loose weight by eating healthily and then stop eating this way, we also put the weight back on?
It does make me think that possibly intermittent fasting is just too easy and if it becomes popular dieticians would have to look for another source of income. And this is, unfortunately, how a lot of neurotypicals are: they are not that much interested in the truth, instead they will provide people with information that will validate their own existence and profession. They have no problem with doing that whatsoever. They don’t worry about it being unfair on people who look for solution to problems.
Autistic people are much less likely to do that because for us, in a lot of situations (I don’t want to say here all the time as that would be overstatement) the truth is paramount. Yet, it’s neurotypicals that rule the world. Does that mean the truth is not important? I think we should all reflect on that for a bit.