You have PCOD, that is an issue, that affects hormones. Someone I know has PCOD, she has resorted to this solution - she has left rice, completely cut it off from her diet, she is okay with potatoes, diary in her diet, but rice is almost zero. She eats all the veggies (curry, gravy, soup etc). And it worked for her. I personally think it worked for her because it might have been the first time in her life she stopped totally eating rice. She still maintains the same diet and will probably maintain it for a long time if my assessment is right. She will also probably never switch back to rice at any point of time. I don't know much about IF. However I can say that I am doing IF unconsciously and I really don't like it, but I have not much choice. I used to eat by 7-7.30 pm and I used to have my breakfast at 9.30 to 10 am. I really didn't want to have breakfast that late, but I am a religious person and I don't have anything to eat before my prayers for the day are done. If I have to finish my chores and prayers, the earliest I can do is by 8 am. I am a morning person and I don't prefer cooking in the evening. Nowadays, I am trying to shift the chores to evening, but it's not easy for me. My energy is highest in the morning. I need fuel to start off the day with. That's how I have been since my childhood. It's a different matter that prolonged gap between dinner and breakfast has given me a lot of problems like acidity and anxiety and a bloated tummy. As for Sadhguru's videos, I have watched them, I have a lot of respect of respect and admiration for him. I do follow his advice to the extent I can. He says sleeping for 5 hours is enough and you don't need much food to eat, but people miss out on the key factor - he does meditation regularly, he does it to the extent of switching his brain to another mode. If you see his videos, he is extremely calm and composed, he answers in the most diplomatic manner possible. Many people don't agree with his answers, but most of the time, if not all the time, he has managed to keep the questioner's mouth shut. There is no argument to his answers. He basically has found out a way to deal with stress, he can deal with people, he is not like us normal folks physically and mentally. I don't think he has health issues. And he is a man. To put oneself in his position in my opinion is not correct unless we do *everything* that he suggests. Finally, if you are able to cope with IF, go for it, but please remember this is not something you can do on and off. I am having my own weight issues, I know why I am having them, I am getting overwhelmed by them. I also know that cutting down on food will not work for me. I have indulged in wrong kind of food in the past 4 years and I think the reason was entirely stress. Handling issues, being disciplined, having the clarity and strength of mind is very important according to me now. I have a lot of learning to do, I am trying to be more organized, but it is not easy. I wish I was organized right from the beginning, at least if I had been guided that way, I would have been much better than how I am now. God has been really kind to me, but off late I have realized the importance of self-love, of being organized, of having to make myself a priority. Women in our society are shamed and guilted into subservience. It is a very fine balance we need to maintain. We shouldn't be torturing and stressing ourselves out in the process is my point.