The more I learn about intermittent fasting, the more I like it. I’ve used it as a fat loss tool for 5+ years, but love reading about how it fights cancer cells improves the immune system, etc. Dr Dan Pompa is an MD who is ahead of the curve when it comes to intermittent fasting.
He has a video where he talks about why intermittent fasting is a way to get the life extension benefits of caloric restriction…without muscle loss, like typical low calorie diets. Here’s that video.
One of his main points is that fat loss is affected by hormones. Intermittent fasting makes your receptors more sensitive to your body’s natural fat burning hormones. This is why intermittent fasting is so much better than creating a calorie deficit with typical diets.
Is Intermittent Fasting the Key to Longevity? – In a culture that feasts 21 times a week, fasting is almost a heretical idea. Yet amidst escalating rates of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer, emerging research on animals and humans suggests that planned, regular fasting may decide whether your twilight years are long and healthy or cut short. The crux of the issue is surprisingly simple: insulin-like growth factor, or IGF-1, levels of which largely determine the rate at which the body ages.[source]
9 Things You Should Know Before Intermittent Fasting – These days, everyone is all about intermittent fasting. The talk centralizes around the physiological and psychological benefits of skipping meals, like not having to carry around twelve Tupperware containers filled with six meals to last an eight hour shift. And how it increases insulin sensitivity, which, when combined with matterful training, creates an ideal environment for partitioning. (Read: more muscle gained, less fat gained.)[source]
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