To fast or not to fast….understanding intermittent fasting
Over the past few years intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular, but is it good for us?
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that involves periods of food restriction (fasting) followed by normal eating. Interestingly this pattern of eating has been proven to help in weight loss, disease prevention and increasing the lifespan (1, 2).
Experts seem to agree that it is more beneficial for metabolism than overall daily calorie restriction which may decrease metabolism (3).
The following is an article written by Kris Gunnars who investigates intermittent fasting, its effect on the body, types of fasting and who should be careful with intermittent fasting or avoid fasting https://authoritynutrition.com/intermittent-fasting-guide/
If you are looking at fasting and you are not sure how to approach it around your lifestyle and training then it is important that you speak with a qualified professional who will assess that your nutrient intake is optimal for your health and training needs.