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Old 08-22-2008, 11:21 AM   #1
Andreas Pettas
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Whats the deal with "IF"

I cant seem to get the search function to work. Says I need more than 3 words, even though I search more than 3 words.

Anyhow, I hear people talking about "IF", but I can not find any information on it. I've googled, and looked around, I am just missing it.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:23 AM   #2
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Re: Whats the deal with "IF"

This is a really concise summary of Intermittent Fasting (IF):

WFS: http://www.theiflife.com/2008/02/27/...-start-part-i/

There are a ton of great links on this site, in fact. Mike O'Donnell is the man.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:24 AM   #3
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Re: Whats the deal with "IF"

Intermittent Fasting. Basically going for periods of time without eating.
Check out this site (wfs)

Damn, just beaten to it.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:52 AM   #4
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Re: Whats the deal with "IF"

Andreas,

I read your thread on the 'Activity Factor' and how you've been having trouble mastering your zone calculations.

IF would be a good choice for you to try.

The principle or theory is easy:

Eat to sustain muscle growth/repair and burn fat by choosing foods and meal times that will create an ideal hormone response by your body.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:48 PM   #5
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Re: Whats the deal with "IF"

In order of importance for the person just taking an interest in nutrition:
Paleo (quality)
Zone (quality + quantity and insulin control)
IF (stick with Paleo, Zone can work with this, but it's really more of a stepping stone up to IF + Paleo foods= success-body comp. improved, well being, insulin sensitivity, inflammation, healing, recovery
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:54 PM   #6
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Re: Whats the deal with "IF"

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In order of importance for the person just taking an interest in nutrition:
Paleo (quality)
Zone (quality + quantity and insulin control)
IF (stick with Paleo, Zone can work with this, but it's really more of a stepping stone up to IF + Paleo foods= success-body comp. improved, well being, insulin sensitivity, inflammation, healing, recovery
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:32 PM   #7
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Re: Whats the deal with "IF"

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In order of importance for the person just taking an interest in nutrition:
Paleo (quality)
Zone (quality + quantity and insulin control)
IF (stick with Paleo, Zone can work with this, but it's really more of a stepping stone up to IF + Paleo foods= success-body comp. improved, well being, insulin sensitivity, inflammation, healing, recovery
To piggy back on Derek, I think the Zone works better for the "now" type of eating for performance. For longer than the "now" IF works better for long-term habits. My $.02.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:42 AM   #8
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Re: Whats the deal with "IF"

Here's the start of a piece I have been working on regarding the physiology of fasting. Quite a bit of science: What Happens To Your Body When You Fast? (WFS...my blog)
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:02 PM   #9
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Re: Whats the deal with "IF"

I would strongly encourage everyone to head over to Scott's blog. Read the fasting series... and everything else on there.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:28 PM   #10
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I would strongly encourage everyone to head over to Scott's blog. Read the fasting series... and everything else on there.
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I enjoyed the three that I read, very informative and I will go back.
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