I think with the reasons behind the eating disorder you described (empowerment, control, etc), there is a way to avoid falling into starving yourself but still being able to fast. IF for females is best at 14 hours, not 16 which is better for men... Google MDA for the details on that. Sleeping hours also count. So, if you are interested in fasting for the health benefits, let dinner be your last meal, finish up by 6 or 7pm, go to bed early, then eat breakfast at 8 or 9 am for a 14 hour fast. That way you don't skip meals which results in that empowered feeling that is addicting. Keep a normal day schedule. Read up on MDA for the benefits of fasting, and his post on who should not fast. There is more to it than losing weight. And he also suggests you eat primally for a few weeks before fasting. The main thing is to know the why behind your actions. If you are fasting simply for a feeling of control, then don't do it. If you are fasting because you like the feeling of being able to fast better than someone else (perfectionism/ego boost), then don't do it. Be "judgement day" honest with yourself.
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IF And Eating Disorders