Question asked by Sasha Myers 2008 days ago

Just read a great article written by Nia Shanks, 'Three Methods of Intermittent Fasting' and was wondering other's thoughts?


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Answered by Karin Singleton 2008 days ago
I don't know ......

I do believe that people should learn to recognize hunger and eat only for that reason. They should also recognize when they are full and stop then. That means for me personally that I eat like a baby - every few hours. I don't make a production out of planning those 'meals', and it works beautifully for me. I am not sure why the author of the blog described this as so difficult and all but impossible when dining out with friends.

The forms of intermittent fasting as discussed in the blog would definitely not work for me. I would not be able to function properly if I did not eat for 12 hours or so.

I would like to see more research data rather than the anecdotal evidence that the article provides.

Answered by Marlan Eller 1995 days ago

I think that article was pretty cool stuff! It seems to be a lot of theory and "what if" and "well this works and this works and this works..." Being more academic, I want the real world results. I need some studies, some numbers, all that jazz...

I think in theory it's a great way to change things up every so often. I think a lot of people overlook the fact that diet can be seen as a form of training. At least in my eyes it can be. Just like it's important to get variety in your workouts, it's important to get variety in your diet! None of those suggestions are permanent plans to stick to, obviously, your body will get used to it and cease to respond to it.

Great article though! It's thought-provoking!
Answered by Anonymous 2008 days ago

I am very glad that You asking this question.If You would like to be fat and sick-
definitely use Intermittent Fasting.Please use more reputable sourse of information
from Diabetic Assosiation of America and from Dietetic Assosiation of America.It's
save Your Life,Time and Money!.
With regards,Miroslava.
Seems abusive to the body, especially the metabolism. Glad it metions to do what YOU feel is right because, for me, this won't be it.
Answered by Sasha Myers 2001 days ago
Thanks for the input, everyone!

I have tried 24hr fasting periods and didn't like them. However, I have had a lot of success with IF. Specifically, using the Leangains method that was developed by Martin Berkhan (16hr fast/8hr feed). He has a LOT of compelling information on his site (taken from peer-reviewed literature).

I have used this method to "cut", as well as to gain muscle. The key is caloric/macronutrient manipulation. I like eating this way, I function well with this method, and, shockingly, I am never hungry. I find this very sustainable (for ME, anyway).

I tend to not recommend this to clients (unless they REALLY want to know what it is about) for a few reasons.

1. This still requires you to count calories. I find that people without experience who use this method can find themselves severely under-eating.

2. On the flip side of the coin, some people will complete their daily fast and use that as an excuse to completely binge eat. Not cool.

3. In order meet caloric requirements, you need to eat BIG. Some people simply cannot get used to eating a lot of food. (It is not uncommon for me to eat 4 chicken breasts in one sitting on off-days.)

That being said, I think this is a powerful tool when used correctly. Trust me, no one was more skeptical than I was until I tried it.

A lot of the fasting controversy comes from individuals who seem to think that metabolism is a function of meal frequency, which is not the case. I would definitely get into the literature, as there is some surprising information, if you look.

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