Weight Loss, Set Point Theory, Metabolism and Thyroid Hormone

Do adaptive changes in metabolic rate favor weight regain in weight-reduced individuals? An examination of the set-point theory. Weinsier RL, Nagy TR, Hunter GR, Darnell BE, Hensrud DD, Weiss HL. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Nov;72(5):1088-94. [FREE FULL TEXT] From the study: Abstract BACKGROUND: Obese persons generally regain lost weight, suggesting that adaptive metabolic changes favor return … Read more

Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Rhythms

I had a blog idea comparing various cleansing/detoxification schemes with intermittent fasting, with the gist being that there are some similarities. Both probably make you feel better for largely the same reasons, but that fasting is better and free. With detoxing and cleansing, it seems that someone is always trying to separate you from your … Read more

Intermittent Fasting Improves Heart Attack Survival, A LOT!

Anyone familiar with my blog, or me, will know that I have a pretty fair obsession with intermittent fasting for what are becoming more reasons than I can easily count. So what is particularly interesting about this paper, contrary to other papers where they have animals or people start fasting to prevent problems, this one … Read more

Intermittent Fasting Maintains Muscle when Dieting

Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss? Varady KA. Obes Rev. 2011 Jul;12(7):e593-601. [FREE FULL TEXT] Abstract Dietary restriction is an effective strategy for weight loss in obese individuals. The most common form of dietary restriction implemented is daily calorie restriction (CR), which involves reducing energy by 15-60% … Read more

Intermittent Fasting Types and Terminology

Intermittent Fasting and Human Metabolic Health. Patterson RE, Laughlin GA, Sears DD, LaCroix AZ, Marinac C, Gallo LC, Hartman SJ, Natarajan L, Senger CM, Martínez ME, Villaseñor A. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2015 Apr 6. My comments: I usually read several papers a day and try to find time to blog … Read more

Intermittent Fasting and/vs Calorie Restriction Diets

Intermittent fasting dissociates beneficial effects of dietary restriction on glucose metabolism and neuronal resistance to injury from calorie intake. Anson RM1, Guo Z, de Cabo R, Iyun T, Rios M, Hagepanos A, Ingram DK, Lane MA, Mattson MP. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 May 13;100(10):6216-20. Epub 2003 Apr 30. Abstract Dietary restriction … Read more