Can a pattern that alternates between eating and fasting promote weight loss? What foods are off limits? Dive into a breakdown of common misconceptions about this trendy dietary regimen.
Agree to disagree on clearing out “toxins” my friend... lots of literature shows otherwise.not if you want to get huge n massive!! Good for clearing toxins out if needed!
So improving blood pressure, insulin resistance, digestion, risk of heart disease, inflammation, increasing natural HGH and muscle preservation are not parts of an athletic lifestyle eh? Never mind the benefits unrelated to physical athleticism, such as cognitive function and prevention of chronic mental illness such as Alzheimers.
This makes me sad.Although fasting has been practiced for thousands of years, it's still a subject of intense medical debate. WebMD consulted experts on weight loss and fasting for answers.www.webmd.com
Various types of body detoxification processes, such as fast diets and intestinal cleansing, have become popular. Generally there is no medical evidence to support their claims of effectiveness, and there are risks to some of the procedures.www.health.harvard.edu
I’m not going to bore anyone with scientific data, but fasting has very little research supporting it.
The “toxins” you are removing...exactly what toxins from a balanced diet does your body need removing,,,,rarely is this critical point elaborated on, rather the focus is in weight loss.
It’s not due to toxin removal, it’s due to putting your body into starvation mode. And if people that that’s optimal for performance or long term help...well... can’t help you,
You might be surprised at what I know about pro mma fighters lol.You'd be surprised at how many pro MMA fighters fast. GSP is one that highly recommends it. I would have a migraine if I didnt eat every couple hrs. But I know a few guys that fast weeks before grappling tournaments.
You feel fasting prevents Alzheimer’s , then carry on.So improving blood pressure, insulin resistance, digestion, risk of heart disease, inflammation, increasing natural HGH and muscle preservation are not parts of an athletic lifestyle eh? Never mind the benefits unrelated to physical athleticism, such as cognitive function and prevention of chronic mental illness such as Alzheimers.
You realize that continual scheduled eating directly contributes to insulin resistance, inflammation and leads directly to heart disease, diabetes and essentially every other chronic illness?
The only application where IF might be a complication is elite level bodybuilding competition where you simply cannot stomach the amount of food in the eating window. But nobody's holding a gun up to your head telling you to fast for 23 hours.
If IF doesn't work for you, disregard it and do what works for you. There's no sense bashing something you don't practice or believe in.
While manfreakyca was wrong stating IF is for clearing out toxins, stating that IF doesn't have a place in fitness/athletes is simply delusional.
I did not say cure Alzheimer, as we cannot cure it yet once established. but indirectly, I would say a strong/leading preventative in development of the chronic illness.You feel fasting prevents Alzheimer’s , then carry on.
As far as @manfreakyca and I go way back, he knows I meant it respectfully.
And if you are calling me delusional, I am not the one that feels fasting can reduce heart disease and cure Alzheimer’s. If you feel what you have said is correct, carry on with your fast, whatever works for you
I do have access and have read the two controlled 10 group rat study, and honestly it does have great data, albeit unnecessary to prove my statements.Now In your defence...before I’m too harsh about Alzheimer’s and cognitive function... for the sake of intelligent discussion ...if your information regarding Alzheimer’s is based on the South Korean (I believe?) study that linked fasting to improvements in cognitive behaviour and Alzheimer symptoms by intermittent fasting ...fair.
I have heard this argument before and will acknowledge the study, but respectfully ask you to look closer at the study itself.
This study has long been used to support the notion that fasting improves cognitive function and reduces Alzheimer effects.
This is promising... but you are aware this study that many people draw this conclusion from is based on only two control groups of 10...... RATS.
Nobody wants to go back and forth on study data but be aware when making claims if this common study is your support it is based on only 20 rats.
I’m checking out ...
Look we could argue all day, if you are in a fasting camp, a cross fit camp, whatever. Do what you want ..
just do your homework and if you conclude you think it is something to try to for it