It is strange how we call it IF, but there's often nothing intermittent about it; we start eating as soon as the clock strikes noon, 3pm, 5pm whatever. I IF'd daily for several months in a row in the Spring and early Summer, but now I'm just trying to throw it in there a few times per week. Like others around here, I seem to do better sometimes when I take a day like Saturday and eat a ton of food over a 12-14 hr period (not unlike your starchy carb binge), then spend the next two days eating very meager amounts. A little shock to the system. I'm also doing one long endurance effort per week, and have not been fond of IF'ing on those days.
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