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Update! 

After I survived my antibiotics cycle and my j-pouch started behaving I was able to adapt to a 20/4 Intermittent Fasting schedule in two weeks. The first 3-4 days are tough. 

My j-pouch is behaving much better on a 4 hour eating window. Even if I have water diarrhea, it's only 4 hours vs the entire day of eating three meals + snacks. So I'm hydrating much better now which is worth its weight in gold. After two blockages in 12 months I'm sure I was on the path to dying without major changes. 

I wasn't able to tolerate keto when I tried last year, probably because I was snacking on keto friendly foods around the clock, causing my j-pouch to produce water diarrhea around the clock. On this schedule I can likely adapt any dietary choices without risks beyond 4 hours of bad diarrhea. 

This is awesome. I did it for digestive and hydration reasons but I'm also losing around 2-3 pounds a week. We are all fat because of overeating and snacking and in a 4-8 hour eating window, if you don't snack cheat, you won't overeat. That's the general idea. 

It also helps that NIH just proved fasting beats calorie restriction hands-down. That's a different topic entirely but fasting, keto and calorie restriction are the future of disease mitigation without medicine. 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31328895

Cheers to all!

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