The impetus behind this was to get my weight down as soon (and safely) as possible, as I think my weight has been a major reason why my snoring at night was preventing my wife from getting any decent sleep and driving her crazy. This has been a recurring issue in our marriage for most of the last 14 years.
Not that I blame her; between her being sleep-deprived, work stress, contractors currently working at our house, and who knows what else, she's been rather unhappy/on edge for a while now. Gotten to the point where she's been sleeping in our spare bedroom for the last several weeks. I don't like the arrangement, but I do understand the why behind it, so a new focus is getting my snoring under control ASAP so she can sleep in her own bed again.
I've been sticking with an 18-hr fast between 6pm (our normal dinnertime) and 12 noon the next day. Ice water first thing in the morning, followed by coffee w/ a splash of creamer. Lunch at noon, no afternoon or after-dinner snacking, and more water/Powerade Zero. I have one beer a night, before dinner, (no more lunchtime beers, even with wings) and then water/Powerade until bedtime.
Been cutting out a lot (but not all) carbs and sticking with protein, some fats, and non-starchy veggies. Also eating less calories overall.
I've also been checking labels more closely to see roughly how many carbs they contain; I'm profoundly thankful that Frank's wing sauce has 0 carbs, so Buffalo wings/drumsticks/BSCB are still on the menu.
Today is Day 4 of this endeavor, and so far, I can tell my sleep (duration and quality both) are improving, and I think the snoring is starting to decrease, too. No more hunger pains in the morning; easier to wait until noon to eat.
Got a long ways to go; took many years to get to this point, so I expect it'll take some time to slim down to where I want to be. But I expect this to be a fairly permanent change going foward.