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August 6, 2012 7:50 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19112549


This is a really interesting article - I am not convinced by it - and there is no medical evidence - but has anyone had any success / failure in doing this sort of "fasting" (doesnt seem like fasting to me though!)
August 6, 2012 9:27 AM
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This is a really interesting article - I am not convinced by it - and there is no medical evidence - but has anyone had any success / failure in doing this sort of "fasting" (doesnt seem like fasting to me though!)
There is medical evidence

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3017674 compares continuous and intermittent approaches to achieving a 25% calorie reduction. 75% on two days a week or 25% 7 days a week.

http://www.ajcn.org/content/90/5/1138.long looks at 75% reduction and ad-lib alternate days.

One of the breast cancer researchers at South Manchester has a paper on intermittent low carbing in preparation.

I shall watch the programme tonight.
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August 6, 2012 11:25 PM
Thanks Yarwell - that'sreally helpful! - did you watch all of the programme? I've recorded it - we get up at 5am and I couldnt stay awake any longer - but the first half seemed interesting. Not sure about that american chap that ate masses of fruit for breakfast and restricted his calories........... and now it looks like high protein / low car while possibly helping weight loss may do the opposite - arggh! confusion!!
August 6, 2012 11:42 PM
Lots of info here

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/599982-intermittent-fasting-faq
August 7, 2012 12:21 AM
Thanks very much Chris - sorry I didnt find your helpful post first - fairly new to this and still finding my way around the forums!:
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