Trying Keto and Timed Eating

clover flowers pink wood sorrel

Since I’ve discovered (just the other day) that “timed eating” and the Keto diet offers hope for curing PKD, I am looking closely at the Keto diet plan.

Timed Eating is Daily Fasting

Timed eating means eating only during a small section of the 24 hour period. It is fasting each day during hours that make fasting easiest. I began my own schedule on August 24th. I eat only after 11:00AM and then eat all my food before 5, or 6:00PM. I tried to end at five, but found it too difficult so I’ve moved it up an hour.

I’ve found this schedule to work very well for me. I do drink black coffee in the morning. Drinking things that do not contain calories are okay during a fast. Tea and water are other liquids are okay. The benefit of this fast is that I’ve now gone 17 hours without food, if I stop at 6pm the night before and eat at 11am.

The only problem I have is trying to eat enough good food within those 7 hours. And reducing carbs, to help get into ketosis, is a challenge. It means giving up lots of food I normally eat. Bread and pasta are obvious, but also milk and juice are not Keto friendly.

Eating The Keto Way

The Keto diet plan is also something I’m trying to grasp. It’s a high fat (good fat) and low-carb eating plan that is meant to raise ketones. From everything I’ve read, ketones burn fat, not sugar, which benefits us in many ways. To get to that point, carbs (that turn into sugar) and sugar supplies in the body, must be used up first. Hence the low carb diet. We want our bodies to burn fat.

Although there is much to be said about Keto and low-carb diets (good and bad) this article mentions it’s ability to Boost Brain Health. The page mentions Alzheimers, Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease. And now I see that ketosis could reverse PKD by reducing cysts on the kidneys. It really sounds like a cure-all.

Guess what? You won’t hear doctors telling you about this. In fact, the PKD website doesn’t even mention it. But they have lots of information on fundraising to “find a cure”. What if food and fasting is the cure?

Can we cure disease by eating the right food? What if we fast, or go without eating for hours at a time, will that help us be healthier? Gosh, it seems crazy to think that we have the ability to heal ourselves, doesn’t it?

More to come.

Author: Pam

I grew up in New England but spent most of my life living in central Florida. I blog about boating, gardening, knitting and my work as an online designer.

2 thoughts on “Trying Keto and Timed Eating”

  1. I love the flower photos on this page! And I too do the restricted eating plan – someone told me that any extra hours that your body doesn’t have to work on the food you’ve eaten is good, so some days, if I’m busy, I won’t eat till lunchtime (and might even have porridge then, in the winter!) but other days I am hungry by 10.30! Well done on listening to your body about what it wants, and not just blindly following an eating plan (don’t like the word die-t!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I love that you said porridge. Is that like oatmeal? It makes sense that our bodies shouldn’t always be digesting food. We can get on with doing other beneficial stuff inside ourselves. I don’t like the word diet either because it has bad meanings that really shouldn’t be there. I should call it a “better way of eating”.
      I came across some blog posts which I wrote and never published because I got sidetracked. Now I need to link to them, so will have posted a lot at once, which will seem like overload. The flowers are from clover growing in my yard. Good luck with your “eating program” as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

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