“Experiments With Intermittent Fasting”

Better late than never? From late 2011. Email From Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon.

Longtime listener, first time emailer. :) I have followed your blog for a while, and enjoyed your presentation at the Ancestral Health Symposium.

I wanted to let you know about a new free e-book I’ve just released along with Dr. John Berardi and Nate Green, on our experiences with intermittent fasting (IF).


We’ve often been known for fairly middle-of-the-road nutritional advice, but behind the scenes we get up to some fun self-experimentation. The book covers the available research on IF and explores the experiments that John and I did on ourselves.

Our findings? Obvious to you: If you’re smart about IF, you end up lean *and* muscular. If you’re dumb about IF, you end up weak, sickly, and looking like beef jerky.

In other words, power and speed athletes can use IF intelligently to drop fat almost painlessly while staying strong. Pretty awesome deal.

Your readers might enjoy this free resource — I thought you might be interested in sharing it with them.

I’ve done various forms of fasting for years now, just that’s it’s more random than ever. Kinda like today. It’s 7:15 pm and while I’ve felt hunger a few times since I ate last night, nothing pressing. But just this time. Serendipity, I guess.

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  1. Zach Bush on November 22, 2013 at 20:20

    …or they could just direct their readers to leangains.com

  2. Richard Nikoley on November 23, 2013 at 08:16

    Why not both? Both resources are free info.

  3. Skyler Tanner on November 23, 2013 at 09:02

    The PN resource is certainly more comprehensive, taking into account just about every variation of popular fasting forms and accounting for the good and bad of each through experience. It’s great stuff.

  4. Richard Nikoley on November 23, 2013 at 10:06

    I sense that Martin has a bit of a chip on his shoulder about others taking his work and not giving him credit. Some is legit, but not all, and I think it’s rubbed off on some of his readers. But oh well. And also, he’s not blogging anymore either. I think he got miffed because he put out an offer for a paid newsletter that was $20 PER MONTH I believe, and probably not a lot of people took him up on it which ought not surprise anyone.

  5. Rita on January 22, 2014 at 09:50

    Okay, I’ve been reading up lately on how IFing is bad for women, especially for fertility. As a 36-year old woman trying to get pregnant, this definitely concerns me. I eat LCHF, an add probiotics and potato starch as supplements. The IFing really helped me slim down, but I’m concerned about ye olde ovaries. Do you know anything about this?

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