The reason I ask is because I want to know the difference if there is one. Also when is the best time to "IF"?
Thanks in Advance..
Yes, mostly. Skipping meals is IF, but IF isn't necessarily skipping meals. You can still eat three meals with IF if they're in a condensed window. IF is typically more of a conscious decision though.
I would suggest the leangains blog for more on IF.
I like the way you put it. There is a lot of buzz around "IF" in the paleo community. Lot of people don't eat breakfast, and they don't call it intermittent fasting. They just call it "I am not hungry in the morning". They don't even realize how much benefit they get by simply not being hungry in the morning.
I try and follow more of the 'intermittent' part of intermittent fasting. I try to go about 18 hours after my last meal before eating, but this varies widely. Today I went about 15 hours before I decided that I was hungry and ate. Last Friday I went almost 24 before I decided to eat. Some days my body wants food soon after waking up and it wants me to eat all day, some days my body is perfectly fine without food until well over 24 hours have gone by since my last meal. Listen to your body; once it learns what it needs (thanks to eating paleo), it is actually very good at telling you what it wants.
I always hear "studies show that people who skip breakfast tend to eat more during the rest of the day and don't lose weight". These "studies" dont take into account the quality of food and lifestyle. I eat breakfast at 11 or noon so I'm not skipping it just pushing it back until later. I'm not an expert on insulin spikes and blood sugar as it relates to hunger but i think that might have something to do with why paleo peeps arent insatiable. I would love to know more. Anyone? Anyone?
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