Monday, August 25, 2008

Intermittent Fasting discussion

If you are interested in intermittent fasting (for example Eat Stop Eat or Leangains) you might want to check out some discussion boards and mailing lists:

This IF Board has just started so is fairly quiet. I'm sure that Suz would like some other people to drop in

The Yahoo Fasting Group has some very knowledgeable people

This group is devoted to intermittent fasting and its effects on physiology and health. We expect that both practitioners of intermittent fasting and scientists with an interest in the physiological effects of intermittent fasting will want to join. The founding members are both practitioners and scientists. We are interested in the idea that intermittent fasting may be a preferable way of obtaining the health benefits associated with caloric restriction. Although we are interested in many aspects of fasting, including styles, effects and reasons to fast, this group is not about multi-day fasts, colonics, the purging of toxins or the attainment of spiritual goals. Those who are interested in longer fasts (greater than 36 hours) should consider other groups

If you are interested in Fast 5 there is another Yahoo Group:

The Fast-5 diet is a way of eating in which food intake is limited to a five-hour window. The five-hour window may occur any time during the day, but is usually placed in the evening, such as 4-9pm or 5-10 pm. The window is not for continuous consumption -- it's the time when one eats if desired.

During the window, one eats according to appetite, with no restriction on quantity or type of food. During the 19-hour fasting period (which includes sleeping) no calories are consumed, but water and other zero-calorie beverages may be consumed as desired.

The Fast-5 way of eating is appealing to many because it brings appetite in line with activity. Fast-5 is a low-hassle, no-cost, no-drug way of achieving and maintaining appropriate food intake levels. The Fast-5 Diet and the Fast-5 Lifestyle is described in detail in a free downloadable book

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