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I’ve definitely mentioned intermittent fasting (IF) in the past. I’m a huge fan of this method for timing out meals (or more accurately, the window of time in which you eat), but I’ll admit I don’t really know that much about the practice. I’ve been doing a “lazy IF” for a while, where I basically just start eating around 1pm, and make sure that none of my meals extend past 9pm, but I really don’t always follow this perfectly. In fact, more days than not, this pattern is disrupted.
I’ve been really curious about what the proper way to start IF was, and even more so, how this would work with my current vegan ketogenic diet, especially in light of the fact that I just added a bunch of more intense exercise back in my routine. So, I decided to read up on IF, and start documenting my experience with it over the next two weeks, just to see the impact.
The book I’m using for information is from Dr. Anna Falkowski, who is a naturopath and the clinic director of Vitality for Life in Ontario. The ebook, called A Naturopathic Doctor’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting, has been immensely helpful, as it not only cleared up exactly how to start intermittent fasting, it also sheds some light on the benefits of doing so, and provides a pretty clear path. It was exactly what I needed!
I’m going in with the following questions:
- How will my fasting blood glucose levels be impacted by practicing IF?
- How will my workouts be impacted by practicing IF?
- Will my weight and body composition change at all?
- How will my hunger levels be impacted?
- Is intermittent fasting feasible on a low carb vegan diet?
- How do I feel overall?
Those first three questions, I can back up with data from my glucose monitor, rowing machine, scale and measuring tape. Of course, this isn’t a perfect experiment, and there’s not really a control, but I’ll at least notice patterns and have some interesting data to work with.
The last three questions are pretty subjective, but I think they’re still pretty important. After all, if I don’t feel good eating this way, then losing a half inch around my waist might not seem all that important.
So, over the next few weeks, I will be providing updates about how things are going, and hopefully everything will be a success!
Have you had any experience with intermittent fasting? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
8 thoughts on “Intermittent Fasting on a Vegan Ketogenic Diet: Intro”
Really interested in seeing how this goes. Good luck to you!
Thank you, Lisa!! I am, too!
I was so excited to read about your experience and results and then realized that you are doing it now! It is like binge watching a show and the final episode not working on netflix!!
Haha, Joy, this made me laugh so hard! I’ve been away for a family thing, so I haven’t been able to update, but I will!
VERY interested in your results! Looking at buying your 4 weeks vegan keto plan but would love to know how IF is going for you while doing keto!
Hi Kiki, thanks for commenting!! I finally added an update post, and will definitely have another by the end of the week. Sorry for how long that took!
Great post! The ebook is a waste though. $14 for a 16 page “ebook” is not worth the money. I was really hoping for a bit now substance.
Hi Theresa! Thank you for letting me know about this substantial price hike! I’ll remove the link – for that price you could get a whole book!