I found it took a couple of weeks to adjust to fasting but now I wouldn't go back. I fast between 14 to 18 hours everyday (I don't have a set rule but listen to my body) and then usually eat one big meal and one or two smaller meals or snacks. I tend to adjust this on the fly depending on what I'm eating or have eaten, so if I'm at a celebration and there's loads of food or cake I'll cut down on what I eat later or earlier. I eat pretty healthy most of the time but with this approach I can eat pizza, have some beers and all the other fun stuff without piling on the pounds. Without doubt the best thing I've done in terms of lifestyle and I would never go back.I found I grow more if I only workout two or three days a week. I was overtraining a couple of years ago and hated taking a day off but quickly realized I needed not only recover time but a lot more than most due to my age. And I go for higher reps rather than higher weight. I tore my shoulder really bad (could hear and feel it tear) as I brought the bar down on the bench press. Needless to say I couldn’t do any benching for almost 9 months!!!! Couldn’t even do my preferred wright with dumbbells as it still pulled on my shoulder. That sucked.
I have not ever done fasting . Mentally I don’t think I can do it. I’ve wanted to try. For me it’s more small healthy snacking instead of 3 big meals. I can eat a handful of almonds and a banana or appl and be full an find for another couple of hours.
Walking! Now that I also like to do. Easier onthd body and therapeutic for me. I can walk for miles! love it!