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Intermittent Fasting: Feast or Famine (literally)

March 16, 2015 1 min read

Currently one of the biggest diet fads is intermittent fasting.  It suggests that you can skip anywhere from one meal to an entire days’ worth of meals. Can skipping meals and depriving your body of much needed nutrients be a good thing? I will break down the purported claims of intermittent fasting and let the cards fall where they may.
    • Helps people manage their eating behavior: Since you are not able to eat when you are bored, depressed, or stressed you essentially teach yourself to listen to your body and not binge eat when you typically would.
    • Decreases Body Fat but Preserves Lean Muscle: IF claims that fasting decreases your insulin levels. This is GOOD because lipolysis (i.e. the process whereby your stored fat is broken down for energy) will finally be able to occur! In addition it is reported that in a 2010 study by Awad S, et al, published in Clinical Nutrition, it was revealed that up 40 hours of total fasting does not stimulate catabolic processes that lead to skeletal muscle atrophy.
    • Growth hormone secretion increases as you fast: IF claims that the growth hormone is a fat burning hormone.  (I did not find any evidence to support this claim)
    • Removes toxins from the body: IF claims that unwanted toxins can be flushed out of the body leaving you more pure and energetic during fasted state. (Again, I found no evidence to support this claim either)
So that is the basic claims of IF (intermittent fasting).  You may find more research and information on the topic here by Dr. Solomon and her fat loss system. nofood

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