Not sure if you caught the news clip on TV reporting on intermittent fasting. Brad Pilon (author of Eat Stop Eat) is featured in the clip! However, the dietician at the end basically reports that it is unhealthy and can break down muscle tissue.
We see this constantly. Information given to the public regarding health and nutrition is often incorrect, and this is no exception. This is very scary…and sad. How can we ever expect to be a healthy nation when people are getting misinformation?
Eat Stop Eat includes FIVE research articles to back up the fact that muscle is NOT broken down using the short term intermittent fasting recommended in Eat Stop Eat. The fact is that when using ESE, to prevent muscle wasting, you have to incorporate some type of resistance training.
In fact, ESE takes on many popular fasting myths and uses solid research studies to smash all of them.
Fasting Myths (All disproven in Eat Stop Eat)
- Fasting slows down your metabolism (SIX research studies included disproving this one)
- Fasting will make you weak and unable to exercise (FOUR research studies included disproving this one)
- Fasting will cause foggy thinking and loss of memory (TWO studies included disproving this one)
- Fasting will cause muscle wasting (FIVE research studies included disproving this one)
- Fasting causes dips in blood sugar (TWO studies disproving this one)
- And many others…