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
Fasting for Weight Loss
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
At its core, fasting isn’t any more complicated than simply taking a break from eating, and intermittent fasting can be thought of as occasionally taking a break form eating. However, there are nuances to fasting, and these nuances determine whether or not fasting is right for you or will ‘work’ for you. In this sense I think fasting is very similar to weight … [Read more...] about Fasting and Weight Training
There is recent debate about women and the safety of fasting. It IS TRUE that many women have had problems when they added fasting into their diet and nutrition plan. But, the question becomes, was the problem the fasting? It should come as no surprise that there are obvious gender differences in how the human body works. From the way genders look to their unique … [Read more...] about Should women fast?