Eat Stop Eat w/out Calorie Restriction

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 27, 2012 at 4:13 PM

I am starting to try this 24 hour fast as described in Eat Stop Eat. He says it is helpful to cut calories because you don't eat for 24 hours, but I was hoping to still get in all of my calories after the fast (I'm going from noon to noon, so I got my food in for bfast and lunch yesterday, then have lunch and dinner to get calories in today). Seems like fasting can just be good for the body beyond fat loss.

Do you think this would still have a good effect on my body? I feel like the calorie restriction is mainly for fat loss, but eating Paleo already helps with that (although I do want to drop a few % off my body fat).

Really just looking for any opinions on this approach...thanks!

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on December 09, 2012
at 01:18 AM

IF could help you with your fat loss goals even if you're eating at maintenance calories due to the increases in growth hormone output, lipolysis, etc.

Video about the benefits of IF: Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Best Regards,

Dean Bocari


on November 27, 2012
at 04:28 PM

I'm a fan of IF for reasons other than calorie restriction (autophagy chief among them). That being said, I have had success following the LeanGains protocol with the occasional unplanned 24 hour fast being thrown in. For instance: if I am 16 hours into LeanGains and I'm not hungry, I will on occasion lengthen the fast. Just remember that while intermittent fasting can be good for the body, starvation is not.


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