Tips and links for those practicing Intermittent Fasting (IF). 5:2 or Alternate Day Fasting (ADF)

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Breadandwine Sun 07-Oct-12 00:27:12

This is where those posters who have been IFing for a while can pass on any tips they may have on how to get the best out of this new WOE (way of eating).

It's also where you should post any new links on the subject that you come across - and would just get buried in a very long thread.

I just wanted to get this thread underway, so that GreenEggs can link to it in the new 5:2 thread (the 5th in just 2 months!) that's she is currently planning.

Lazysuzanne Mon 13-Jan-14 20:41:15

Thanks for the sourdough support, not sure if I'll persevere but I'm finding the relevant bits on your blog very helpful thanks

Lazysuzanne Mon 13-Jan-14 20:47:27

not suggesting iF isnt beneficial, quite the contrary I've always been in favour of longish periods without food, I love a bit of calorie restriction.

It's more his exercise recommendations that I'm a little hmm about, of course exercise is better than no exercise.

Breadandwine Mon 13-Jan-14 22:01:47

Oh, sorry. confused

Haven't read the HIIT book yet - got it on order.

Lazysuzanne Tue 14-Jan-14 11:49:07

I'm about to read the book (very cheap on kindle!) I just wasn't too impressed with his interview with Richard Bacon.

I like that he mentions that exercise improves insulin sensitivity, I see that as the main benefit of exercise and I get so tired of people who insist that exercise isn't worth doing because you only burn x amount of calories.

wildwater Thu 16-Jan-14 18:38:19

After a year doing 5:2 I realised there is a big difference between being hungry and being empty. Empty without gnawing hunger pains (what were they anyway - my guts protestng at all that food?) is GOOD. To me, it means my body is doing what it needs to do without the added burden of digestion. smile

TalkinPeace Fri 17-Jan-14 19:39:21
Breadandwine Sun 02-Feb-14 19:58:50

Self-control - a limited resource!

Fascinating lecture with much relevance to fasting and weight loss:

www.52fastdiet.co.uk/resources-links-f3/self-control-t11121.html

Thanks for the link, B&W.
There is still quite a debate about whether self-control has a limited supply.

Some refs re a paper disagreeing with Roy Baumeister: [[https://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/self-control-may-not-be-a-limited-resource-after-all.html Ref] and ref

Oops, should be Ref and Ref

Breadandwine Mon 10-Feb-14 20:20:44

Fascinating explanation - and demonstration - of how exactly fat leaves our bodies - 80% of it leaves as CO2. Who knew?

Breadandwine Fri 18-Apr-14 12:27:23

Effects of IF on men.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23582559

Small study confirming what we already knew.

Breadandwine Sat 03-May-14 16:51:00

Here's an explanation of what happens when the body's weight hits a plateau.

Posted by Betsy on thread 43.

TalkinPeace Thu 15-May-14 15:41:55

Bump for the newcomers on the main thread

Breadandwine Fri 16-May-14 23:24:11

Diabetes study - 2 meals a day versus 6.

Mention in the comments section that it's also good for weight loss.

ElBombero Mon 02-Jun-14 22:55:53

Shameless marking

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