LeanGains / Intermittent Fasting (“IF”) – 12 days in


Another IF experience post. A recap, I started the whole thing Monday a week ago, and I had written an early post on this experience here.

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LeanGains / Intermittent Fasting (“IF”) – First thoughts


Here my first experience with the LeanGains style intermittent fasting (“IF”) protocol that I have been following since Monday.

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LeanGains / Intermittent Fasting (“IF”)


Alright, being in France I have been putting on some weight lately – not too much, but the trend is worrying. I did lose quite a lot of weight by counting calories, and I don’t mind doing it again. However, I have obviously learnt a lot on the way, and it seems to me that there are easier ways.

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Archevore Diet and Paleo 2.0

Paleo 2.0It seems Kurt Harris has decided to call his approach Archevore. I am not sure whether this is replacing Paleo 2.0, or whether Archevore will be his flavor of Paleo 2.0, like Primal Blueprint is Mark Sisson’s. (UPDATE: from what I understand it is the latter – P2 is the framework, and AD is his flavor of it)
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Comment for @CharlotteGFE on carbs

I spent a fair amount of time composing a comment over on @CharlotteGFE’s blog “The Great Fitness Experiment” (link later when off the iPad), so I thought I might as well reproduce it on my blog. Here we go
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A comparison of Zone, Atkins, and other diets

Gary Taubes is citing in his book a fascinating study that compares the impact of the Atkins, Zone and other diets. The diets compared are the following

  • Atkins: 20g of carbs / day for 2-3months, then 50g; unlimited fat & protein (at this level of carbs this diet is arguably almost Paleo as well)
  • Traditional: calorie restriction, carbs 55-60% of cals, fat < 30%, saturated < 10%
  • Ornish: fat <10%; meditation & exercise
  • Zone: 30/40/30% of cals from protein / carbs / fat

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Nutrition and Metabolism

I have just put up a page on nutrition and metabolism – it is rather long (it is one of the appendices of a book that I am working on). It looks the various views of the nutrition world (Calories-In/Calories-Out “CICO” vs It’s-The-Insulin-Stupid “ITIS”), the latter being expressed in many of the modern diets (eg Atkins, GI, Southbeach, Zone, Paleo/Primal) and what they say about how to lose weight.