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.
Can you drink alcohol during a fast? I assure you I'd love the answer to be yes. As a person who practices intermittent fasting once or twice a week, I can tell you that there have been days were I've considered breaking a fast solely for a nice pint of Guinness. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I will think of every excuse in the book outlining why I should be … [Read more...] about Alcohol and Fasting
Intermittent Fasting has become exceptionally popular over the last couple of months, which is probably both good and bad. Good that it raises awareness of a style of eating that could help a LOT of people. Bad that people are already trying to make fasting more complex then it needs to be. In my opinion it has also lost its way a bit. So today I thought I would share … [Read more...] about Intermittent Fasting – What it means to me
I've thought of about a million different ways to explain this...and the best I've come up with is a fictional story... So here it goes. Why Eat Stop Eat works well for women. Janet first met Kevin when they were in college. Kevin was 6'2" and 205 pounds. While he wasn't an "athlete" he worked out regularly and maintained a fairly muscular build for his … [Read more...] about Why Eat Stop Eat works great for women