Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Losing weight with Intermittent Fasting

For a great success story that has a cameo appearance by non-other than Eat Stop Eat, check out Richard Nikoley's latest blog post here:

Success with Intermittent Fasting

I think Richard's story fits perfectly with the Eat Stop Eat phiolosophy of flexible periods of intermittent fasting combined with a time-efficient weight training program.

BP

PS - Here's some great feedback I received over Email from Sue Grady
in Pennsylvania

"I love your book, EAT STOP EAT. great information, thank you for finally telling the truth! I just finished my first fast, and you are right. i actually felt *fantastic* without food in my system."

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5 comments:

rnikoley said...

Brad:

Thanks for the link, but it blows up because of an extra 'http'.

Here it is for y'all...

http://www.honestylog.com/root/2008/02/a-path-in-pictu.html

...and yep, I love Brad's book and have recommended it to a ton of people. I had actually begun fasting a few times before finding it and it sure helped me refine the method, understand what was going on, and most particularly, made me confident that I was actually doing something beneficial to my body in many respects.

If you're fasting, or thinking about it, don't go without getting Brad's book.

He made a prediction earlier that EatStopEat will be the next Atkins. I wanted to write and tell him that he'll know he's hit it big when stories start popping up about "starvation diets."

julien said...

Brad, curious what you think of this:

http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2008/03/03/real-life-extension-caloric-restriction-or-intermittent-fasting-part-2/

madmax said...

I second Julien's question. Dr. Eades was very critical of IF suggesting that it raised insulin resistance and blood pressure among other things.

Brad Pilon said...

Hi Julien and Madmax,

I've read Dr. Eades posts and I'm going to be very careful with what I say because to me it reads like the beginning of a PR campaign for a new book (IF plus protein power?).

I have a lot of respect for Dr. Eades so I definitely wouldn't want to stand in the way of a new book release.

Many of his points are valid. Fasting for 3 days does cause a mild insulin resistance, however this is transient and is due to the increased use of FFA's as a fuel, and goes away as soon as eating recommences.

In my opinion his points on thermogenesis are not supported by the available research, and seem to a main point that would differentiate a new book on IF from other IF books like Eat Stop Eat.

If you read my blog than you know my opinion on these sorts of things.

BP

Anonymous said...

I'm confused, and don't have the time to re-research this, because I'm late to work.

I have been successfully IFing since February 1st BECAUSE of Eades' support of Intermittent Fasting. I am reading THIS blog to find even more about it.

I have gotten rid of 10 lbs so far, and feel absolutely fine.

And, I credit Eades for this.