It's an interesting book in the quick perusal I took of it; but I am unsure I could read a lot more of it after this simple paragraph:
Originally Posted by Precision Nutrition IF Book; John Berardi
The only positives in that could be number one and three.
One makes me think about studies showing completely contradictory data to this. If eating more frequently, you have better ability to control hunger and maintain satiety.
Easier to maintain a lower bodyfat percentage is VERY conditional and comes with the potential to sacrifice a LOT of muscle tissue (net negative nitrogen balances do NOT make for easier maintenance of muscle tissue AT ALL). Now, in someone who is metabolically efficient, this would truly be the case BUT just about any program would work for said individual.
I bout into Berardi's principles some time ago with Massive Eating protocols and learned that the only thing I could figure was how metabolically inefficient I must have been.
Still, I agree in part - this diet isn't meant for everyone BY ANY STRETCH and that explains it - some of us are simply not going to do well on any program we try...genetics won't allow for it and I don't often throw the genetic card; but this is a time when I will.