Does anyone here use Intermittent Fasting?

Before I discovered my blood sugars were higher than normal, I was dabbling with Intermittent Fasting: 19-hr fast with 5-hr eating window.

Because of a daily antibiotic I’m currently taking, I gave that up and then moved in to High Fat, Low carb eating.

But the temptation to eat during a 5-hr window (which isn’t hard for me to do) and not have to count grams, etc., is luring!

I’d love to hear if anyone has successfully used IF…

I tried that years ago, not related to diabetes at the time. I found that it only mucked up/slowed down my metabolism. If I eat every 2-2.5 hours, then my metabolism stays up, and I’m less hungry or apt to overeat.

I eat about the same sort of things most days, and couldn’t say exactly what the ratios are. Here’s an example of a typical week day’s food, though:

Breakfast (8:00):
All Bran cereal with lots of sliced strawberries or blueberries and skim milk, coffee

Mid Morning Snack (10:00)
Low-fat, sugar-free yoghurt, apple or pear or other fruit, coffee or tea

Lunch (12:00)
Bowl of veggie & bean soup
Piece of fruit or raw veggies with low-fat dip
Diet soda

Afternoon snack (2:00)
cottage cheese with fruit or salt & pepper

Dinner (5:00)
Grilled pork loin chop (marinated in fresh lime and seasonings)
Baked or grilled sweet potato
Steamed asparagus with lemon juice
Tossed salad and fat-free dressing
tea or a glass or red wine

Evening snack (7:00)
Air popped popcorn with seasonings

As you can see, I’m eating pretty much non-stop all day. It’s lower carb than a typical western diet, but it’s also low fat. It’s also low-calorie (yet filling) and I tend to eat more calories on the weekends, when I’m likely to dine out while shopping or dating a fellow who has insisted on hanging out with me for many years.

I’ve never followed any sort of eating plan - I know I was told that I really should eat every 2 hours or so, but I’ve never gotten into doing so. left to my own I graze all day long without issue (or a spike in BG levels) but life day to day doesn’t support grazing for the most part.

I have excellent bgl’s, with A1C1’s usually around 6.4 mmol.