1) Enhanced metabolic training in the direction of fat metabolism
2) Lower insulin levels and fewer insulin related diseases (Metabolic syndrome, degenerative diseases, Alzheimer's, common cancers)
3) Greater tolerance for fasting makes it easier to tolerate not eating - this give you "metabolic headroom" -it makes you more functional and resilient - You are a Porsche with a 40 gallon gas tank instead of a truck running on lead acid batteries.
4) If you exercise while fasting, the lack of insulin in the fasting state improves the fat-mobilizing and insulin-sensitizing benefits of the exercise.
I eat around noon and again about 9 pm most days. So every 24 hours has a 15 hour fast and once in a while up to 18 hours.
Incidentally that is pretty similar to Martin's Leangains approach - 16 hour fasting / 8 hour eating
Plus, if I am in a rush to get to work, I am sometimes just too busy in the morning.
Then there is mobility - Z Health, Intuflow or whatever. Since the seminar with mc I'm doing more and more mobility stuff each day.
Now the thing that I was thinking about was how both of these have something in common - they give me the sense that I am doing "something" even on days that I am not training.
I train Krav Maga one day a week and do a gym session another day - as prescribed by Doug McGuff basically - and walk alot. I don't train much....but fasting makes me feel like I have a task for that day or part of a day. Something to concentrate on. Similarly mobility work is a task, some easy work that loosens me up. Not training, not proper exercise, but at least I am doing something....
OCD as I said!