Quote by Justine
I will have to do some research on this, but don't you think the old rule of "grazing" and keeping your metabolism working consistently is a better way to go? Truthfully, I don't know anything about the intermittent fasting plan, but right off the hop, it sounds fishy to me.
Sorry to burst the age old bubble, but the eating little and often to keep the metabolism fired up is just another one of those tales we've just believed forever.
Sure, eating raises the metabolism, there's this 'thing' called the Thermic Effect Of Feeding, the energy required to break down food.
BUT, eating a little raises the metabolism a little, and for a relatively short time. Eating less, bigger meals, raises the metabolism more, and for longer.
There really is no way to hack metabolism buy grazing. The energy requirements to break down a days worth of food is the same, irrespective of how the meal sizings are broken down.
And there is nothing inherently FISHY about hte principle of IF, although many of the books on the subject, the ones that tell you 'you can eat WHATEVER you want' for 5 days of the week are pretty much just trying to make money from people who just refuse to acknoweldge that many of the modern foods they are eating should not be entering their bodies (well at least not too often).