Hey, I've been doing paleo for about 5 months, and IFing for about 3. I've seen great results and I don't have too much more to lose. I do a 16/8 IF schedule most days. However, it's kind of inconvenient sometimes and I've been thinking of just doing it a couple days a week or stopping altogether. Would this hinder my progress or make me gain back the weight I've lost?
i've done the 16/8 split for a couple months before and came off of it after having some sleep issues. i didn't gain any weight back while eating normalized paleo diet and still lost weight, although at a slower rate. gaining weight has more to do with the content of your food rather than whether you're if'ing or not, although if'ing can indeed be a useful tool in breaking through a plateau or speeding the process up.
I believe that stopping would be counter-productive.
I'm in about the same spot as you - 16/8 IF and very near the goal I set when I started several months ago. I've been wondering if the best way to transition would be to reduce the days I IF or to reduce the hours/day spent in the fasted state?