by Begonia » Apr 17, 2019 I’m wondering if anyone else is trying this? I decided to give it a go and am on day 3. Wondering what your experience has been like if you tried it or are doing it as a life style change. I’ve put on some weight - mostly belly fat - after menopause. Not a lot of weight but enough that my clothes are tight and getting tighter. That combined with a back injury and suffering the pain/tension cycle makes it hard to exercise like I used to. My hot flashes and pain cause sleeplessness which makes my cravings go thru the roof. So, after careful consideration I’m giving 18:8 fasting a go. I’ve suffered from hypoglycaemia most of my life but it has settled down in menopause, or I’m not sure I would attempt this. Currently I’m fasting between 6 pm and 10 am, sometimes 7 pm to 11 am if supper runs late. For a fairly slender gal who is used to snacking whenever it’s needed, this is a big change. I do find my cravings have settled down considerably and I eat with more focus and appreciation. I always did, but that’s kicked up a notch. I do get hungry in the morning. Drinking lots of herbal tea and so far no headaches although some mild grumpiness during the fast phase. I still am not getting enough sleep and mild grumpiness is my normal, so hard to say it’s the fasting. Strangely my energy level seems fine, and I’m not feeling confused or light headed. That’s a big surprise. I’d love to hear from others that are doing this as well!