This attempts to refine and elaborate on a question posted back in February. My question is prompted by a December 5 posting on the Perfect Health Diet website, which discusses a 500-calorie salad in the context of an intermittent fast (the recipe includes spinach, cranberries, and coconut oil). The salad is included as part of the fast (I believe "breakfast").
I recall reading a secondhand comment attributed to Martin of Leangains that said he allows a small amount of cream (less than 50 calories' worth) during fasting.
What Intermittent Fasting protocols do you find most useful for weight loss, athletic performance, and/or general health and well-being? Do these techniques include any caloric intake?
(For what it's worth, my fasts are of two varieties, both essentially skipping breakfast and lunch. In one version, I have a bit of heavy cream in coffee in the morning; in the other, I drink tea only (no calories). In both cases I have dinner as normal. The latter version seems to feel more "correct" to me. But I have no real data.)