My experience fasting this past Sunday was very instructive. It was not the tortured ordeal I remember fasting to be and I was quite enthusiastic after the experience. Apparently, ketosis is a great way to experience fasting. Thank you low carb diet! For the record, I plan on fasting once a month as my religion prescribes, plus perhaps an occasional fast when someone is in need. But I am now looking forward to it. I also realized that I can probably skip a meal now and then without problem. For example, when I am traveling and there isn't really anything I can eat in the morning at the hotel. This will be the case in Paris this summer.
Here are some other interesting articles and blog posts about intermittent fasting.
- This empirical article looks at the results of "alternative day fasting." Fast every other day, eat what you like on the days you eat. Just read the abstract and summary.
- Is intermittent fasting healthy? This is a blog post from the Primal Blueprint site, a blog devoted to eating like our primal ancestors.
- Michael R. Eades, M.D. has a lot to say about intermittent fasting.
- So does the guy who made the Fathead movie.