It's obvious that women lose weight slower than men, and that we shouldn't go too low on the body fat % for the sake of our fertility and general health.
However, I still haven't seen a scientifically based reason why women shouldn't IF, or should IF less than men. Do we release exaggerated amounts of cortisol during fat metabolism compared to men, or something like that? What actually happens to a woman's body that doesn't happen to a man's during a fast? Studies are a starting point but I need to talk actual biochemical mechanisms to be convinced of this.
I regularly skip breakfast now, and I am losing weight steadily so far and feeling much better for it. I'd need pretty convincing evidence to make me stop doing it!
Last edited by CaveWeirdo; 06-18-2012 at 05:44 AM.
Start weight: 238 lbs (March 2012)
Current weight: 205 lbs (July 2012)
Loss so far: 33 lbs!!!
WOE: Primal + IF
Movements: Hiking, sprinting.
Goal: to see my abs some time in 2013!