Given the seemingly growing interest in LG and Intermittent Fasting, I wanted to put together a list of conclusions and rationales that MB has put forth in his many blog posts. I love reading his detailed explanations, but also understand that not everybody has the same interest and/or time to do the same. As a result, this thread is dedicated to identifying the primary "take home points" and significant conclusions/assertions spread throughout leangains.com and MB's many off-blog interviews and discussions.
This thread is meant to run parallel with Kleen's LG/IF discussion thread -- NOT REPLACE IT! Kleen has nicely laid out a "how to" guide that has been complimented with a ton of user input regarding LG/IF methodology and how to succeed with LG. Instead, this thread is aimed to lay out the research and subsequent conclusions that ultimately manifested in the LG protocols -- essentially, the research-oriented "why" aspects surrounding the development of LG. Additionally, I'll link the information to where I found it so those of you who are interested in reading more can investigate the information for yourselves. This compilation may be particularly useful for individuals new to the LG/IF game that want to better understand the reasons it "works" for so many of us.
I'll be combing through MB's posts and discussions and continuously updating and expanding this list until I've covered the majority of his analyses. This will take a little while to fully take form, but I should end up with a concise list of the primary LG arguments that will certainly make discussing the concept significantly easier. I know it will help me familiarize myself with the information even more, and hopefully it proves information to a few of you as well!