Intermittent Fasting

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Quick-Cast-Final-300x263Coach Rob covers the concepts and the potential benefits of Intermittent Fasting. Can you the endurance athlete benefit from implementing an Intermittent Fasting pattern? Have a listen and learn if Intermittent Fasting is right for you. Oh yeah, it’s our Birthday too!

When I think of fasting there are several things that come to mind such as religion,
medicine, weight loss, and ancestral diets but can fasting improve our athletic performance?

We cover quite a bit such as:

  • What is Fasting?
  • Medical applications
  • Medical applications
  • Mental health
  • Immune system
  • What is  Intermittent fasting (IF)
  • Types of Intermittent fasting (IF) Patterns
    • The 16/8 Method
    • Eat-Stop-Eat
    • The 5:2 Diet
    • Alternate-Day fasting
    • The Warrior Diet
    • Spontaneous Meal Skipping
  • Ancestral diets such as the paleo diet
  • What actually happens in the body when we fast
  • The Myth of starvation mode in Intermittent fasting (IF)
  • So can IF help athletes in ways other than just losing fat?
  • Hormones affected and or improved with Intermittent fasting (IF)
  • Is IF for everyone?
  • How does Coach Rob plan Intermittent fasting (IF)?
  • Celebrating our 1 year Birthday on the Endurance Quick Cast

Links to websites and studies used in this show.
http://suppversity.blogspot.com/search?q=intermittent+fasting
http://ajpendo.physiology.org/content/263/6/E1144.short    
https://www.dietdoctor.com/renew-body-fasting-autophagy
https://www.dietdoctor.com/fasting-and-cholesterol
https://www.dietdoctor.com/fasting-and-growth-hormone
https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-to-maximize-fat-burning
https://www.dietdoctor.com/fasting-affect-brain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starvation_response
https://authoritynutrition.com/intermittent-fasting-guide/    
https://authoritynutrition.com/6-ways-to-do-intermittent-fasting/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasting#cite_note-9
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/03/12/fasting-for-three-days-can-regenerate-entire-immune-system-study/
http://news.usc.edu/103972/fasting-like-diet-turns-the-immune-system-against-cancer/
https://news.usc.edu/63669/fasting-triggers-stem-cell-regeneration-of-damaged-old-immune-system/

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