Along with carb-paranoia and veganism, one of the more popular diet trends in recent times is “intermittent fasting” (IF). Long time readers will know the concept leaves me cold; the research to back all the lavish claims made for IF simply doesn’t exist. More research has emerged indicating IF is not all it’s cracked up to be, in the form of a recent randomized clinical trial that studied the effect of IF in middle-aged participants.
To say that intermittent fasting (IF) advocate Martin Berkhan took offense to my 2010 article about IF would be a massive understatement. Yours truly addresses the angry Berkhan’s highly misguided criticisms.