16/8 TRE (Time-Restricted Eating) Protocol
This way of doing intermittent fasting involves daily fasting for 16 hours. Sometimes this is also referred to as an 8-hour eating ‘window’ or TRE (Time-Restricted Eating). You eat all your meals within an 8-hour time period and fast for the remaining 16 hours. Generally, this is done daily or almost daily.
For example, you may eat all your meals within the time period of 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. Generally, this means skipping breakfast. You generally eat two or three meals within this 8-hour period.
For me, the best times is fasting from 9:00 pm – 1 pm the next day. So this leaves me with lunch at 1:00 pm and dinner at around 7:00 pm and a little snack just before 9:00 pm.
Of course, everyone can adjust the times to their needs and there is not a set rule for it. Just pick the times that work best for you.
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Who should NOT fast?
You should not do intermittent fasting if you are:
Underweight (BMI < 18.5)
Pregnant – you need extra nutrients for your child.
Breastfeeding – you need extra nutrients for your child.
A child under 18 – you need extra nutrients to grow.
You can fast, but may need supervision, under these conditions:
If you have diabetes mellitus – type 1 or type 2.
Taking prescription medication.
You have gout or high uric acid.
Example of 16/8 TRE Protocol
** This table is just an example and exactly the same what I use for my 16/8 TRE protocol. Adjust the time as you like, for example, you might wish to fast from Lunch to Breakfast. But it has to be continuous 16 hours of fasting. Two 8 hours fasts don’t count.
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