According to a survey of over 1,000 dietitians carried out by Today’s Dietitian and Pollock Communications, intermittent fasting has “officially” surpassed the keto diet as the most popular diet trend.
I suppose it’s not hard to see why, given that IF does not, by definition, rule out any specific types of foods.
Intermittent fasting is certainly a topic of professional and scientific curiosity
With that being said, I don’t embrace it in a dogmatic fashion nor do I believe it to be some sort of magic bullet solution.
I also cannot deny that, in practice, it does represent an appealing framework for the right person who may confer some level of practical and/or physiological advantage from incorporating it on some level.
In other words, it might be considered for some as the icing on the icing on the cake.
If you’d like to learn more about the science/research around IF, today’s post has you covered.
Intermittent Fasting – Your Questions Answered
Given that I’ve produced quite a bit of intermittent fasting content over the last year or so I felt it a decent time to put it all in one place so that those of you who are as fascinated by the topic as I am can have an easily accessible resource to review my views and research.
Let’s take a closer look at what I have on offer.
Article #1 – An Intro To The Science Behind Intermittent Fasting
Article #2 – Working Out Fasted – Does It Make Sense?
Article #3 – Can Intermittent Fasting Alter Your Genetics?
Article #4 – Intermittent Fasting And Insulin Resistance/Type 2 Diabetes
Final Thoughts And A Message To Those Who Are Curious
In each of the articles above I objectively explore different facets of the world of intermittent fasting.
You will notice that, despite my interest in it, I am careful never to elevate it beyond where it is merited to be based on the evidence.
I strongly encourage anyone who may be curious about dabbling with intermittent fasting to discuss it with a health professional who has spent time thinking about the topic.
It is a topic that comes up with some regularity among my clients but one that I strongly implore not be employed in an overly dogmatic or restrictive fashion, as it is not without a certain level of risks and downsides.
With that said, I hope you enjoyed today’s content.
Until next time,
Andy De Santis RD MPH