One method of intermittent fasting is to do all your eating within an 8 hour period, then you fast for 16 hours. This is why a lot of people believe in skipping breakfast and not breaking the nightly fast until noon.
Which I could never, ever do. Morning through lunch is when I am hungry. I could skip dinner, easy. Since I usually eat breakfast around 7am, I'd just have to fast from 3pm onward.
Also, in fasting you don't have to completely eat nothing. It could just be minimal calories. I often eat only a small amount of low calorie food at dinnertime. So what happens if I eat only like 200 calories around 6pm and nothing for the next 13 hours? What benefit am I getting?
Another method is to alternate days of eating normally with days of eating only like 20% of your normal calorie intake. That seems much less appealing to me.
Here's two articles from the Marksdailyapple.com blog on methods and benefits for intermittent fasting:
The Myriad Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
Who Should and shouldn't:
http://www.marksdail...ing/#more-19814 (Actually, that article is of little use to most of us.)
Anyone know of other methods, advantages, etc?
Edited by alternativista, 12 September 2011 - 03:34 PM.