Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dirty Secrets of Intermittent Fasting Exposed


I don't know about you, but I can't stand the low-rent fitness schlock that keeps clogging up the Internet. What you get is a cheeky headline and a re-hash of yesterday's news, optimized for page views, retweets and an indiscriminate Facebook crowd.

Remember when people actually wrote articles and shared their real thoughts, their own ideas and their actual experiences? That time is long gone. Personally, I don't think anyone should be wasting their time in the fitnessphere. You will not find '7 Surprising Secrets to Fat Burning' or 'Top 13 Back Exercises' in this oozing pit of attention starved bullshittery, so please stop looking, unless you want to be dragged down with the rest of them.

Suffice to say, I'm not really keen on the writing scene around here - but every now and then, I come across something that might be worth your while. Not through the usual channels. Not even on a related subject. But you might be surprised about how much they relate to you when I'm through.

I thought I'd share the pleasure with you today. Here's three a good read that I hope you enjoy, fellas.

P.S. I had to cut it down from three reads to one read, guys. First of all, I think the article in focus today, deserves to have its own post. Second, I had to finish this post in the narrow window of opportunity between recovery from stomach pain (the bad kind), and the unexpected trip to a dying relative...So maybe I'll see you another day with the rest of those reads, eh?

The Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Human and Animal Health

I think Bojan Kostevski understands my dystopic view of science and fitness more than anyone else, given our long nightly talks. You're lucky we met 3 years ago, when I had a more positive and constrained view of how things worked in the scientific field and the fitness industry*. Otherwise, he might not have gotten started on this project in the first place, and that would've been our loss.

*They are more alike than you'd expect, but that's a story for another time.

Kostevski's literature review of intermittent fasting and its potential health effects in human and animals, gives a complete picture of the research up to 2012, when he presented these findings for the first time.

The paper is now freely available for everyone who wants to deepen their knowledge on intermittent fasting. It's been a few years since I looked at it, but it's still a great overview of the subject matter. There's no time to waste, if you've been fiending for some real intermittent fasting science.

The Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Human and Animal Health

As for my involvement, I didn't need do much, aside from a nudge or two in the right direction. He's definitely made it his own thing and I co-sign on pretty much everything. We've had many interesting evenings together, Bojan and I, and he's a straight up guy with a touch of my no-bullshit style, that's for sure.

Let the good times roll...


My name is Martin Berkhan and I work as a nutritional consultant, magazine writer and personal trainer.

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