So if I can share one of the things that has helped me the most in balancing my life and staying healthy is creating a fasting habit. currently I do 14 hour fasts, usually from 8pm to 10am.
My case is a very particular one. I was living abroad and was constantly doing exercise(Crossfit) which pretty much allowed me to not need any extreme measures when it came to diet and eating habits. I then suffered an injury that forced me to come back home(Guatemala) to do therapy on and my active lifestyle dropped quite significantly. As I started to gain wight, not the good kind of wight :P, I thought I needed to make a change.
I do have to say, that before starting to create a fast habit you do have to begin a low carb high fat diet. So thats what I did, along with counting calories. When you limit yourself how much you intake it’s easier to start fasting. one thing I do not recommend is to start long hours of fasting from the starts.
Ease into it, and start with 8 hours one week, then 10, the 12 and so on. 16 hours is supposed to be the optimum in average, but I found that I work best at 14 hours. always be mindful of how you feel and adjust things accordingly.
Feel free to ask any questions and comment on what makes you live a healthier lifestyle ;).