sirtuin Posted November 12, 2015 Report Share Posted November 12, 2015 (edited) I'm curious if some eating windows, macronutrient cycles, and meal frequency practices might offer health and longevity benefits beyond others. One practice might include a large calorie restriction on some days, and a higher amount of calories on other days (possibly at a surplus for hormonal health), which achieves a net caloric reduction on a weekly average. I've also heard of a "fasting mimicking diet" which reduces calories / protein / carbohydrates greatly for less than one week, achieving a net caloric reduction on a monthly average. I've also read about "carb cycling" around activity and "protein fasting" performed once weekly. Exercise and higher levels of non-exercise activity has been mentioned to create a caloric deficit. Then, there's daily intermittent fasting. At one extreme, there's the 22-24hr daily fast with a single large meal. Or, a 20hr fasting and a 4 hour "eating window." Or, 18/6 -- two meals. 16/8 -- two, three, or more meals. Or, two meals a day, with 12 hours between meals. With a focus on health / longevity biomarkers, is there an optimal way to practice CR through IF? Edited November 12, 2015 by sirtuin Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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