Sunday, August 5, 2012

BBC discovers intermittent fasting....

Well they've done stuff on HIIT training and an expose of why fancy shoes and sports supplements are generally a waste of they discover intermittent fasting!   I think the producers must be scanning the blogs to find out what the cool kids are into.

The power of intermittent fasting

Scientists are uncovering evidence that short periods of fasting, if properly controlled, could achieve a number of health benefits, as well as potentially helping the overweight, as Michael Mosley discovered.


FeelGoodEating said...'s catchy I guess.

Author says nothing medically proven yet.
Better to eat at least 2000 calories a day.
I ask again, where does that number come from? It is based on what exactly?

I'm going to do a series of posts....and show how to eat less than 1500 calories a day eating delicious food and all top notch ingredients including butter.

It's by keeping that total calorie count down that we create the deficit to get lean....
I'm going to show how easy it is........because there's still this weird perception that calorie restriction is difficult and tedious.

Fabio Piccini said...

This is not true actually.
Ther're tons of proofs confirming the health benefits of IF.
Just go search google scholar for the papers of Dr. Mark P Mattson, Head of Neuroscience Dept at NIA, Baltimore.
You'll discover a new world.
Me too I'm currently researching and publishing on this subject.
Your, in health.
Fabio Piccini MD

enjambment said...

I haven't bothered to watch it yet but my dad has and he says they said that protein is bad for you (something to do with it promoting growth and NOT repair).
If they really have said this, then they are idiots.

Ondrej said...

High amounts (ask bodybuilders) are bad...but they explicitly said that protein is necessary. I think 70-120g a day combined with IF is the best. Average American consumes 90g protein a day. In reality that's like 500g of ham, or 15 eggs, or 12 yoghurts...but let's remember that slice of bread is 5g protein and most sources regarded as fat or carbohydrate contain some grams as well. Mozarella is 20 g etc...

SteveRN said...

I can not seem to watch the video since I am in the states. Any idea how someone in the US can watch the video?

Chris said...

It is on YouTube if you search for it.