Has anyone tried intermittent fasting?
It's supposed to help you live longer and keep you healthier overall. Has anyone done it? I've heard a lot about it in CrossFit and Paleo communities and I recently watched a BBC documentary about a middle age man who improved his healthy by doing 5 days normal/2 days fasting. It seems like it's on the brink of research still though.caridad722 by:
It is an interesting idea, but I don't think I could do it! I can barely go a few extra hours without eating if for some reason I have to miss a regularly scheduled meal. ;)
I think this may be one of those things like the various sleep schedules (some people take several short naps instead of sleeping all night) that works very well for some, and not at all for others. I'd be skeptical if they claimed it was the best option for everyone...
I listen to Nutrition Diva podcasts and she addressed this very issue in one of her episodes - http://nutritiondiva.quickand... Among the potential benefits she mentions are reduced stress and inflammation in cells, and reduced overall calorie intake (even if you end up eating a bit more at the meal right after your fast). She includes links to several studies about the potential benefits. The episode also includes a link to the blog of a man who experimented with intermittent fasting; you can read about his experience here - http://inhumanexperiment.blog...
I can't say I've done a lot of this myself (I love food too much!), but when I have managed it, it feels like a nice break for my body.
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