Originally Posted by Kamran Haikal
What exactly is Intermittent Fasting? What types of it are there? What are the benefits? The Drawbacks? Something that comes to mind is muscle loss and lowered metabolism, so what would be the arguments against such claims about Intermittent Fasting?
Sorry, newbie here. I tried searching for the answer using the forums, but didn't exactly get the answers I wanted. Any help would be greatly appreciated?
There's a whole section in the forum dedicated to IF...you can get all the answers there...but to cliff note:
- IF is fasting intermittently. Some do it for 15hrs a day....24 hours a day....every 3rd day...lots of options.
- Fasting is no food, no juice, only water
- Benefits many including decreased insulin resistance and weight loss
- drawbacks like lowered metabolism and muscle loss are supposed...but many here can maintain and gain muscle, lose fat and still IF. It's not a calorie restrictive plan...it's fasting but you still need to eat plenty of protein and such during your eating phase. Also your type of training will also dictate whether you burn fat or destroy muscle. Lots of variables.
That's my free info....any more and you have to buy the book from Robb Wolf the resident guru.