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Patricia Seip 08-19-2009 07:39 PM

What's up with intermittent fasting?
 
I have read on the Crossfit Journal and on the board that people do their Zone/Paleo with periods if intermittent fasting. Could someone please explain this and the how and the why.

Jeff Evans 08-19-2009 10:47 PM

Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?
 
Look at the Similar Threads down at the bottom and search (w/fs).

Heather Archambeault 08-20-2009 01:37 AM

Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?
 
Check out Robb Wolf's website http://*************/?p=360 (wfs)
here's another IF webpage by Robb http://*************/?s=intermittent+fasting&paged=2 (wfs)
I went to Robb's Nutrition Cert class & found all of it very interesting.

James Forshaw 08-20-2009 02:08 AM

Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?
 
IF, when done correctly, is the most potent fat-loss tool I've ever encountered.

Last year, adding it to the paleo zone that I was already following, I dropped 8lbs in just a few weeks. If I'm 100% honest I kind of overdid it (it was an experiment) by fasting overly long or overly often and it is easy to become dizzy in those circumstances. But performance was fine (I'm quite sure there was a 3 min Fran in there somewhere...) except for maximal strength

And that was 8lbs from somebody in clear single digits bodyfat, so to me anything that does that is very effective indeed. 162lbs was too light though, went back up to 170lbs shortly after.

Scott Kustes 08-20-2009 06:34 AM

Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?
 
Intermittent Fasting 101 - WFS

Tom Gerhard 08-20-2009 05:58 PM

Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?
 
Ditto the above. Read and learn.

My $.02:

I do a daily 15- to 20-hour IF. That combined with paleo and CF has become a terrific lifestyle for me. I've never felt better.

Patricia Seip 08-20-2009 07:35 PM

Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Gerhard (Post 648533)
Ditto the above. Read and learn.

My $.02:

I do a daily 15- to 20-hour IF. That combined with paleo and CF has become a terrific lifestyle for me. I've never felt better.

Tom, then you only eat once a day?

Patricia Seip 08-20-2009 07:44 PM

Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?
 
Thanks so much everyone. Now to study!!

Shaun Frankson 08-21-2009 12:50 AM

Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?
 
Another good article on intermittent fasting

http://www.fit4younutrition.com/article25.html WSF

Yahya Kohgadai 08-21-2009 11:30 AM

Re: What's up with intermittent fasting?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by James Forshaw (Post 647888)
IF, when done correctly, is the most potent fat-loss tool I've ever encountered.

Last year, adding it to the paleo zone that I was already following, I dropped 8lbs in just a few weeks. If I'm 100% honest I kind of overdid it (it was an experiment) by fasting overly long or overly often and it is easy to become dizzy in those circumstances. But performance was fine (I'm quite sure there was a 3 min Fran in there somewhere...) except for maximal strength

And that was 8lbs from somebody in clear single digits bodyfat, so to me anything that does that is very effective indeed. 162lbs was too light though, went back up to 170lbs shortly after.

How was your muscle retention? I'm assuming you kept it paleo. So paleo + IF = Warrior Diet? Do you have any tips that would help keep muscle? Or Is it not even an issue?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Kustes (Post 648011)

bookmarked... thanks!


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