For some time now, the buzz in the fitness industry has been about the concept of intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting (IF) is a pattern of eating that alternates between periods of fasting (usually meaning consumption of water and sometimes low-calorie drinks such as black coffee) and non-fasting. There is evidence suggesting that intermittent fasting may have beneficial effects on the health and longevity of animals—including humans—that are similar to the effects of caloric restriction (CR). (source: wikipedia)
The idea of intermittent fasting as a health promoting diet is interesting and controversial, because the general consensus for years now has been that many small meals are better for health and weight loss because it allows for stable blood glucose values throughout the day. Personally, I must admit that I’m still a bit skeptic as to whether this style of eating really could be a good idea. For those of you that, like me, are curious about the subject – here’s some informative online resources that I’ve found:
Experiments with Intermittent Fasting – Free PDF by the Precision Nutrition team.
An Objective Look at Intermittent Fasting
A Critique of the ISSN Position Stand on Meal Frequency