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Type 2 Diabetes Curable! But Mosley’s New Book has HUGE Typo

Type 2 Diabetes Curable! But Mosley’s New Book has HUGE Typo

I was over at a buddy’s house when he opened some mail, and in it was Michael Mosley’s new book The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet. I was like, “Oh that’s the 5:2 guy, he’s cool he’s into intermittent fasting.” At...

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Chad Reilly July 24, 2016 5 Comments

Exercise vs Intermittent Fasting for Longevity

Exercise vs Intermittent Fasting for Longevity

Differential effects of intermittent feeding and voluntary exercise on body weight and lifespan in adult rats. Goodrick CL, Ingram DK, Reynolds MA, Freeman JR, Cider NL. J Gerontol. 1983 Jan;38(1):36-45. Abstract Male wistar rats were housed in laboratory cages or...

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Chad Reilly March 8, 2016 No Comments

Weight Loss, Set Point Theory, Metabolism and Thyroid Hormone

Weight Loss, Set Point Theory, Metabolism and Thyroid Hormone

Do adaptive changes in metabolic rate favor weight regain in weight-reduced individuals? An examination of the set-point theory. Weinsier RL, Nagy TR, Hunter GR, Darnell BE, Hensrud DD, Weiss HL. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Nov;72(5):1088-94. [FREE FULL TEXT] From the study:...

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Chad Reilly February 18, 2016 No Comments

Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Rhythms

Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Rhythms

I had a blog idea comparing various cleansing/detoxification schemes with intermittent fasting, with the gist being that there are some similarities. Both probably make you feel better for largely the same reasons, but that fasting is better and free. With...

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Chad Reilly February 8, 2016 3 Comments

My Favorite Intermittent Fasting Educational Videos

My Favorite Intermittent Fasting Educational Videos

For those of you who don’t like to read, this blog about intermittent fasting educational videos is for you. I have been doing intermittent fasting for 6 months now, and I have a number of comments to add since making...

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Chad Reilly October 20, 2015 1 Comment

Intermittent Fasting Maintains Muscle when Dieting

Intermittent Fasting Maintains Muscle when Dieting

Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss? Varady KA. Obes Rev. 2011 Jul;12(7):e593-601. [FREE FULL TEXT] Abstract Dietary restriction is an effective strategy for weight loss in obese individuals. The most common form...

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Chad Reilly September 2, 2015 No Comments

Alcohol Fights Fat (in moderation)

Alcohol Fights Fat (in moderation)

Alcohol consumption, weight gain, and risk of becoming overweight in middle-aged and older women. Wang L, Lee IM, Manson JE, Buring JE, Sesso HD. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Mar 8;170(5):453-61. [FREE FULL TEXT] Abstract BACKGROUND: The obesity epidemic is a major health...

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Chad Reilly August 19, 2015 No Comments

Short Term Fasting Increases Metabolic Rate

Short Term Fasting Increases Metabolic Rate

Resting energy expenditure in short-term starvation is increased as a result of an increase in serum norepinephrine. Zauner C, Schneeweiss B, Kranz A, Madl C, Ratheiser K, Kramer L, Roth E, Schneider B, Lenz K. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Jun;71(6):1511-5. [free...

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Chad Reilly July 8, 2015 3 Comments

Intermittent Fasting Types and Terminology

Intermittent Fasting Types and Terminology

Intermittent Fasting and Human Metabolic Health. Patterson RE, Laughlin GA, Sears DD, LaCroix AZ, Marinac C, Gallo LC, Hartman SJ, Natarajan L, Senger CM, Martínez ME, Villaseñor A. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2015 Apr 6. My...

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Chad Reilly May 6, 2015 No Comments

Eat Less for More Muscle?

Eat Less for More Muscle?

Always looking for something for nothing, this might be the ultimate. When I was a competitive bodybuilder and weightlifter I was always force feeding myself to gain weight and compete in higher weight classes, and as fun as that sounds...

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Chad Reilly April 17, 2015 No Comments