Mark Sisson wrote this: http://healthdivas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/should-women-fast.html
I wonder how safe this is... Men's libido seems to increase when fasting, but women's disappears? Any fasting experts here? Here's a little poll I found on this subject: http://fastingforum.healthdivas.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17
Constructive and well informed answers please!
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on September 18, 2012
at 06:56 AM
There is so much research that needs to be done on fasting in general (especially among women). If you are fat adapted, I would recommend some n=1 experimentation to see how your body responds to it. What approach were you considering? A LeanGains approach (intermittent feeding) or more of a Eat Stop Eat protocol (24 hour fast once a week or so)? My wife seems to have responded well to a 14 hour fasting window followed by a 10 hour feeding window. However we are still in early stages of experimentation and the review research is so new or non-existant we are really on our own.
Some background on her: 28 y/o female, 5'4' 124 lbs. AM consumption of "Bulletproof Coffee" (high fat consisting of grass fed butter and MCT oil coupled with low toxin coffee), we have also used coconut oil in the coffee with similar effect. She is fat adapted and the exercise routine is heavy resistance training coupled with running and cycling (triathlon training currently). I would start with the 14/10 and chart progress and results from there. Definitely keep track of your results as they are needed in the community!
on September 18, 2012
at 07:04 AM
I came across this podcast, what do you think? Stefani Ruper: Intermittent Fasting, Paleo for Women, and Disordered Eating
on September 19, 2012
at 05:21 AM
I do intermittent fasting on a daily basis. I have been doing this for a month or so now. I do have bulletproof coffee, which does not interrupt the fast, and do not eat until lunch time. I try to keep it no more than 14 hours, but I have gone 16-18. At 16-18 I am starving and the only reason I have not eaten is because my work schedule did not allow time. For women no more than 14 hours is suggested. I count from when I last ate the night before until I eat the following day. We tend to eat late, 9 pm or so.
Since I have been doing this my libido has not changed. I also have energy to do workouts fasted as well. If your body is fat adapted your energy levels should not drop.