I often get asked my opinion on the optimal length of a fast, unfortunately I don't ever have a clear answer. To be honest, a 24-hour fast isn't THAT much better than a 20-hour fast, in the same way that a 20-hour fast isn't THAT much better than a 16-hour fast, which of course isn't THAT much better than a 12-hour fast. However, this doesn't mean that a 12-hour and 24-hour … [Read more...] about Optimal Fasting Length
Here’s a really interesting study result for you. When researchers studied the effect of various diets on cycling performance they found no difference between people who fasted 24 hours the day before versus people who overate by double their daily calorie needs the day before. While this is good news (fasting doesn’t affect next day sport performance), what really stood … [Read more...] about Break your Fast, still burn more fat.
Fasting for 24 hours, once or twice per week, combined with resistance training is what has always worked for me. Or, at least it’s what has worked for me from when I first started fasting in 2006 until now. Yet, every now and then I veer off course and chase whatever shiny new object the nutrition and fitness world has to offer, and it has a lot of shiny objects to … [Read more...] about On the Surety of Fasting
My father was a sailor. If you needed to find him, he was at the boat. If you were wondering what that weird new tool was that suddenly appeared in the garage, you didn’t have to ask, you just knew… it was for the boat. I heard sailing story after sailing story. And from this, I can tell you with absolute certainty that nutrition and weight loss are a lot like … [Read more...] about Adjust the Sail
The human body operates of itself. You don’t need to think about how to properly fire your nervous system, or to regulate your blood flow, or to grow your hair in order for these things to happen. In a sense, you do these things without you. You lose weight when you do not eat. Your muscles repair and grow while you are resting. As long as you stay out of your own way … [Read more...] about The Human Machine