It has been an interesting journey so far. I fast from 7pm at night to 11am in the morning and overall that is not too bad. It seems when I break it and it after 7pm at night then I get hungrier the next morning than if I stop my fasting at 7pm. Overall, I find that I am not ravenous like I thought I would be and this seems to be working for me. Along with the intermittent fasting we have set our diets at 50% protein, 30% fat and 20% carbs. To keep it that low in carbs that really is only what is found in vegetables and a small amount of low carb fruits. I lost 7 lbs. last week and so far this week have lost another 1.5lbs. I find that I do not feel hungry or deprived on this so far. I know some days I will not be perfect and I try to plan for those days. Example is last Sunday was date night with my husband and we went to the movies. I knew I was going to eat popcorn so that day I had a huge salad with grilled Shrimp for lunch. I knew that day would be higher in carbs and I would eat past 7pm so I set my AM eat time up accordingly as well.
I will not lie as it does take some forethought as to what you are going to have to eat. I generally plan out my next days meals the night before so I am not scrounging for just something to throw in my lunch box for work the next day. It also takes some forethought when grocery shopping as to what you really want to fix that week.
I have also been drinking the Shakeology protein drinks in the afternoon. It is a powder loaded with protein, fats and vegetables. You mainly mix it with water but I was having a hard time getting this down. Now, I mix it with the Atkins protein Mocha Latte drink and find that I can drink the mixture of the two.