Very interested in IF, although I think I'll be doing 24 hours on days I'm not working out. Otherwise, I read that between 12-16 hours was a good place to start. Would it be harmful, beneficial, or no difference at all to fast from bedtime to lunch the next day on a daily basis? I've been doing this the past three days out of laziness, but was wondering what kind of affect it'd actually be taking?
Please don't be offended but 12 hours seems a bit laughable. The whole IF thing is getting quite absurd. Next week people will be proud because they manage to IF between breakfast, lunch and dinner? Isn't it rather normal that one will automatically "fast" for about 12 hours with the whole sleeping thingy in between dinner and breakfast. Also, didn't Berkhan write that most benefits start after about 16 hours of fasting? JM2C
Leangains is an excellent resource. A lot of people participate in some form or another of intermittent fasting, so definitely, give it a shot for yourself. I only caution you to refrain from doing so if you're already highly stressed or your food is not in check. As far as implementation goes, a 16 hour fast from dinner to lunch the next day is a great place to start and what Martin Berkhan (of the aforementioned Leangains) recommends for his clients.
dinner to lunch the next day is a good way to start, I still think the best IF out there is The Warrior Diet that seems to have fallen out of favor by the more aggressive marketeers.
Leangains is to IF what Robb Wolf is to Paleo. Check him out
The warrior diet allows you to eat fruit during the day if hungry and then to have one big meal at night, i am following this diet but i have eggs with butter instead of fruit, the reason i switched from fruit to eggs was that fruit was making me MORE hungry, but now i have eggs and butter at 4pm monday to friday and can go easily without food until 8pm when i have my dinner which is always a low carb high fat dish, this is working for me.
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