He identifies different approaches to IF:
- Skipped Meal:
- Condensed Eating Window: (Like Fast5)
- Early and Late:
- Single Twenty-Four Fast (like Eat Stop Eat)
- Alternating Day Fast for Week (or more):
Let your choice(s) fit with your personal/family schedule, natural rhythms, and your personality (some of us are meticulous planners and some are more spontaneous – “and that’s O.K.”). The point of IF is this: episodic deprivation takes your body “off the track” for a while and allows systems to reinvigorate and recalibrate (also known as up-regulating and/or down-regulating gene expression).
Mike had a similar post on his IF life blog:
Intermittent Fasting 101 - How to start
If you are interested in some of the relevant science I still recommend Brad Pilon's Eat Stop Eat book.