Episode 5: Intermittent Fasting? Not so fast [Show Notes]

Do you like food? Sure! Who doesn’t? What if I told you you could lose weight, prevent disease, and live longer, you’d be interested right? What’s the catch? Nothing! All you have to do is not eat… for some unspecified amount of time… with some unknown frequency. Sound too good to be true? It just might be. In this week’s episode, we’re here to help you decide if intermittent fasting is right for you.

We mention a few resources in the episode, which we’ve linked below:

Chew On This:


  1. Cherif A, Roelands B, Meeusen R, Chamari K. Effects of Intermittent Fasting,
    Caloric Restriction, and Ramadan Intermittent Fasting on Cognitive Performance at
    Rest and During Exercise in Adults. Sports Med. 2016 Jan;46(1):35-47. doi:
    10.1007/s40279-015-0408-6. Review. PubMed PMID: 26438184.
  2. Seimon RV, Roekenes JA, Zibellini J, Zhu B, Gibson AA, Hills AP, Wood RE, King
    NA, Byrne NM, Sainsbury A. Do intermittent diets provide physiological benefits
    over continuous diets for weight loss? A systematic review of clinical trials.
    Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2015 Dec 15;418 Pt 2:153-72. doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2015.09.014.
    Epub 2015 Sep 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 26384657.
  3. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Aug;102(2):464-70. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.109553. Epub 2015 Jul 1. Health effects of intermittent fasting: hormesis or harm? A systematic review.
  4. Horne, B. D., Muhlestein, J. B., & Anderson, J. L. (2015). Health effects of intermittent fasting: hormesis or harm? A systematic review. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 102(2), 464–470. http://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.115.109553

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