203: Intermittent Fasting and Your Need for Rules


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It’s been a long time since we last had a podcast episode on intermittent fasting and I thought it was due time to an update, review of the research and to have an honest conversation with you about your need for rules.

It’s common and totally okay to have questions about what is intuitive eating aligned and what is not when it comes to health trends, and even nutrition research. Because intuitive eating isn’t anti-health or even anti-nutrition, and...ALSO...Ultimately, this is your body,and your choice, so if you decide intermittent fasting is for you then it’s your choice to make, but I’m hoping I can give you another perspective on this super popular trend.

Let’s first describe what is intermittent fasting. Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a diet regimen that cycles between brief periods of fasting, with either no food or significant calorie reduction, and periods of unrestricted eating.”

In the episode we discuss:

  • What is intermittent fasting and the different types of IF
  • The reported benefits of intermittent fasting
  • Considerations when reviewing the research on IF
  • Potential cons to practicing IF (side effects)
  • The weight centric and diet focus of the proponents of IF
  • Why IF is inappropriate if you struggle with your relationship with food
  • Why we don’t recommend IF for our clients at Nourishing Minds Nutrition

More insight into intermittent fasting:

Kelsey’s blog post

Previous podcast episode on intermittent fasting

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