For those of you experienced with intermittent fasting and weight loss, I need your expert advice. I finally reached a point through intermittent fasting where I crave healthier foods, don't care for sweets and will choose cottage cheese over ice cream any day of the week. The past month I have gradually increased my workouts, doing water yoga for strength, flexibility and balance. I also lift weights (not overdoing it, but to the point where I simply can't do another rep) and I warm up with 10-20 min. doing 3mp on the treadmill with 1.0 incline. I always do the jacuzzi for 15 min. before and after pool exercises. I feel great, stronger than I have since my 40s.
Before all the working out, my morning BG reading was usually 125 - 150 WHILE TAKING 1,000MG tabs metformin 2 x day and 40 units of Levemir at bedtime (long acting insulin). One day I decided not to inject my Levemir at night and also forgot to take my metformin that morning. I had a BG of about 140 the next morning, so I decided to stop taking Levemir and just take Metformin to see what happened. I noticed absolutely no difference — maybe because I was more careful with my food because I knew I'd stopped the Levemir (or maybe the Levemir is still in my body?). I notice a very slight increase in weight loss (about 1 lb. this week). But I'm wondering if anyone here stopped taking their Metformin or halved the pills — if so, did it make any difference in your fasting BG? Did you continue to do that and did your fasting BG gradually get lower from intermittent fasting?
Other than the fact that I'm stronger and feel much better, sometimes I feel like I'm spinning my wheels with regard to weight loss and insulin resistance. I've only started this lifestyle since the beginning of April. Am I being impatient? How long did it take you? Any advice or cautions? Thanks for any input for things you put into practice and how that worked for you!!
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