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    • Eating Window Affects Obesity


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      If you're looking to get rid of a few kilos of excess fat, but don't want to eat less or move more, then you're searching for the impossible according to old-fashioned nutritionists. Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies think differently. They think it is possible to lose weight without eating less food. If you eat your food within a shorter period of time.

      The concept that the Salk researchers publish about in Cell Metabolism is not new. Martin Berkhan of LeanGains.com and Ori 'Warrior Diet' Hofmekler [[warriordiet.com] have been experimenting with this for years, and with success. It's called intermittent fasting: instead of eating during a period of 16 hours within each 24 hours (i.e. when you're not asleep), you confine your eating to an 8-hour period. Or even less.

      The idea behind intermittent fasting is that people are programmed by evolution to be searching for food for most of the day, and only to consume it at the end of the day. With the modern food industry we no longer do this. We snack and eat all day long.

      Humans are actually excellent at burning stored fatty acids, but if we want to develop this mechanism we need a longer fasting period than the eight hours we spend in bed each day. That's why intermittent fasting helps fat loss, and often leads to more physical and mental energy too.

      The researchers tested the theory on mice. They were given ordinary feed [N] or calorie-rich feed containing extra fat [F]. The mice in half of both groups were allowed to eat whenever they wanted [A], the others were only allowed to eat during an 8-hour period.

      After about four months the FA mice had put on a lot of weight. The mice that had eaten the same food, but had fasted for 16 hours a day were considerably slimmer. But the FA and the FT mice had all consumed the same amount of calories. The researchers found a similar, but smaller, difference in the mice that had been given normal food.

      The T-groups burned more calories. So you burn more calories if you confine your eating in a 24-hour period to a relatively short 'food window'.




      Intermittent fasting reduces the production of inflammatory factors in the fat tissue and increases insulin sensitivity, the researchers discovered. As a result, the organs and muscles absorb more nutrients from the bloodstream after meals.

      "More studies are necessary to define the relationship between temporal eating and obesity in humans", the researchers conclude. "The results presented in our study with mice suggest that tRF could be a nonpharmacological intervention in humans that could prevent obesity and its associated metabolic disorders."

      Source:
      Cell Metab. 2012 Jun 6;15(6):848-60.

      Source: http://www.ergo-log.com/confining-ti...u-slimmer.html
      Comments 10 Comments
      1. wtmdcg91's Avatar
        wtmdcg91 -
        Hmmmmmm they may be something to this!!
      1. jkahn923's Avatar
        jkahn923 -
        leangains. If you havent read up on it, your out of the loop. It works!! I do it and so do the people I turn on to it and it works for almost every single person in terms of both muscle growth and fat loss.
      1. OrganicShadow's Avatar
        OrganicShadow -
        I've been doing a lot, a lot, a lot of research and reading about IF protocols along with setting it up myself. 2 reasons: 1) it does make sense 2) my work life makes the whole "2-3 hour" business nearly impossible... which I also think is bogus (especially now).

        Lyle McDonald co-authored LeanGains. If Lyle McDonald says it works... by God, it works.
      1. ballerj63's Avatar
        ballerj63 -
        Good ****. IF is the way to go
      1. wtmdcg91's Avatar
        wtmdcg91 -
        Originally Posted by jkahn923 View Post
        leangains. If you havent read up on it, your out of the loop. It works!! I do it and so do the people I turn on to it and it works for almost every single person in terms of both muscle growth and fat loss.
        I don't think i am out of the loop... A lot of stuff come up and it takes time to explore and see if it works for you cause we all different and that is a great thing! Some fasting i already do and it works to a certain extend Like with everything the body gets accustomed and then that great thing don't work anymore .... so i take everything with a grain of salt..........
      1. OrganicShadow's Avatar
        OrganicShadow -
        Originally Posted by wtmdcg91 View Post

        I don't think i am out of the loop... A lot of stuff come up and it takes time to explore and see if it works for you cause we all different and that is a great thing! Some fasting i already do and it works to a certain extend Like with everything the body gets accustomed and then that great thing don't work anymore .... so i take everything with a grain of salt..........
        The body develops an immunity to the way we eat. You can't stay on a single diet and expect amazing results the rest of your life. Tricking the body is how you make the big shifts. Therefore doing some form of fasting can eventuality plateau as much as any other.
      1. clarkis's Avatar
        clarkis -
        Would it be beneficial to take in some BCAAs during that 16 hour fasting time? Or could that decrease the nutrient absorbing of the meals during the non-fasting time?
      1. Dorean's Avatar
        Dorean -
        This is great information. I'm not a breakfast person anyway, and since you do most of your fasting during the night when you sleep...this is a great idea for me!!
      1. OrganicShadow's Avatar
        OrganicShadow -
        If you intnd to train in a fasted state its almost imperativeyou take in, as per LeanGains, 10g BCAA's prior to a workout. Other than that this is where Im gonna say its trial and error. I highly doubt a dose of aminos is gonna affect insulin sensitivity later when breaking fast. A lot of this is hormonal inductions for catacholamines, IGF, and insulin.

        Theres a really good article somewhere around here on the cortisol/insulin fiasco that happens via breakfast. I start work at 6AM and wont break fast until 4PM when I get home. Made life a lot easier. I do take in about 6g beef aminos around 12 though.
      1. ballerj63's Avatar
        ballerj63 -
        Originally Posted by OrganicShadow View Post
        If you intnd to train in a fasted state its almost imperativeyou take in, as per LeanGains, 10g BCAA's prior to a workout. Other than that this is where Im gonna say its trial and error. I highly doubt a dose of aminos is gonna affect insulin sensitivity later when breaking fast. A lot of this is hormonal inductions for catacholamines, IGF, and insulin.

        Theres a really good article somewhere around here on the cortisol/insulin fiasco that happens via breakfast. I start work at 6AM and wont break fast until 4PM when I get home. Made life a lot easier. I do take in about 6g beef aminos around 12 though.
        I take bcaa's when training fasted. It seems to help. Only problem is I like to train with a lot of volume, and my performance when training is suffering. I guess I might have to cut a few sets...

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