Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Does IFing still do you good if you eat the same amount? page

  1. #1
    Goldensparrow's Avatar
    Goldensparrow is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    The South, USA
    Posts
    404

    Does IFing still do you good if you eat the same amount?

    I IFed this morning and didn't get to start eating when I was beginning to get hungry, which meant by the time my first meal rolled around I was starving. I ate twice as much as I normally would have if I had breakfast. So the question is are there still benefits to IFing even if you eat about what you would've eaten had you not IFed?

  2. #2
    yodiewan's Avatar
    yodiewan is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    3,528
    Yes. There are benefits independent of calorie restriction associated with fasting. Search pubmed (or just Google) for studies if you want detials.

  3. #3
    gordo's Avatar
    gordo is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    712
    +1 That's the whole point.

    Gordo

  4. #4
    MikeEnRegalia's Avatar
    MikeEnRegalia is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Germany (near Nuremberg)
    Posts
    825
    The idea is that while fasting your body switches into a different mode of operation - as soon as you eat something, this mode is disrupted. In this alternate mode the body focuses on repairing tissue, and even if you eat the same amount on average as you would without fasting, there could be a benefit from allowing your body to occasionally enter this alternate mode. Or rather: Enter it more often or for longer durations, since even people who are on the SAD enter it during sleep. :-)

  5. #5
    kennelmom's Avatar
    kennelmom is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Upstate of SC
    Posts
    1,328
    if'ing isn't necessarily about calorie restriction...though many folks tend to spontaneously eat less in an abbreviated feeding window. To answer the question -there does seem to be benefits to eating the same amount of calories in a shorter period, than spreading them out over the day. Mark wrote a blog post or two about it and you may want to check out the leangains site as well.
    Heather and the hounds - Make a Fast Friend, Adopt a Greyhound!

  6. #6
    Dragonfly's Avatar
    Dragonfly is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Port Townsend, Washington
    Posts
    3,736

  7. #7
    strom's Avatar
    strom is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    1,087
    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    REally helps with digestion giving it a break.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •