Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Intermittent Fasting Works

This has just been published:

Short-term modified alternate-day fasting: a novel dietary strategy for weight loss and cardioprotection in obese adults

Conclusion: These findings suggest that ADF is a viable diet option to help obese individuals lose weight and decrease CAD risk

I know I go on about intermittent fasting a lot - and usually try to sell Eat Stop Eat at the same time - but there is science behind this.

Here is another one:

Intermittent fasting does not affect whole-body glucose, lipid, or protein metabolism


Act Boldly said...

Not sure the second study is an endorsement of IF -- did you see the comment re decrease in resting energy expenditure and possible weight gain?

Chris said...

I see your point. I suppose I took from that the lesson that you need to adjust calories too. Brad Pilon makes a big thing of the idea that a major benefit of IF is simply from eating less.

Mike said...

im sorry but i cant agree with you about that the metabolism its slow down, i lose fat at exactly eating the same calories as i did when i had the 6meal per day.
If you had to reduce your calories when do I.F, its because people ate less than their maintenance so their metabolism slowed down.
Thats the only reason, if you dont believe, you could ask Martin Berkham.

Chris said...

I didn't say that the metabolism slow down. Did you read the post up last week that said there was no "starvation mode"

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Berkhan, look at his latest pics