I’ve had what seems like a landslide of inquiries from our athletes about intermittent fasting (IF) in the past month. It’s clear this is the next big trend/fad in dieting, but it’s much more than that. It might really work wonders for your health, your strength, and your body fat percentage. It’s important, though, to get your info together first.
Dr. John Berardi did a great job with a short book on his self-experimenting, and it’s free here. This is a must read, especially if you’re trying to figure out what kind of fast to do.
It’s also important to remember that it’s no magic bullet. One of Dr. Berardi’s most important points:
First, eat right. Second, eat the right amounts. Third, mess with the timing. If you are struggling with #1, don’t even get started on controlling portions or fasting.
There are tons of IF protocols out there…do your research. Be smart.