I'm trying to limit my caloric intake by condensing my eating window. I know that the purpose of IF is not to restrict calories so much as condense the time taken to ingest them, but I've found that I am rarely inclined to increase my meal size at the end of a fast, so it's been effective.
The only problem I'm having is that I get pretty bored with just a cup of black coffee or plain tea between when I get up each day at 6am and when I eat at 12pm.
I want to continue with a 16/8 fasting program for at least a couple of months to see how my body adapts, but I've been reading about both the Warrior Diet and Bulletproof Coffee.
The Warrior Diet, unscientific and anecdotal though it is, seems to have mislabeled itself. Hofmekler doesn't advocate one meal a day following a "water fast" as much he recommends making it a "protein fast," saving the day's intake of meat and cooked vegetables for the last meal of the day. Earlier in the day, he suggests raw fruits and vegetables for "enzyme benefit and lack of digestive weight.
In addition to reading Hofmekler, I was also reading about Bulletproof Coffee. While I have a hard time imagining how anyone ingest an 16oz containing 100grams total of butter and MCT oils, I do enjoy a pat of Kerrygold or a tablespoon or two of coconut oil blended into coffee now and again. I would like to do this more often, but my coffee intake is usually in the morning during my fasting period.
To bring this all back round to my original point, have any of you experienced any gains/drawbacks from consuming healthy lipids during the first part of the day, instead of a complete water fast?
I hope this makes sense; I would love to hear some other perspectives.