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ImAStripper
02-04-2010, 09:32 PM
I'm just curious as to peoples opinion on this. In short, the book reads that a calorie is a calorie, no such thing as 'clean' and 'dirty' food, meal timing is crap, and protein absorption is more than what you are led to believe.

I've personally been on it for 7 solid weeks and I've had great energy levels, strength is as good as always, and fat loss has been great. Much easier to eat once a day rather than prepare 5 or 6 small meals a day. I find it so much easier to track macros, too!

Anyone have any comments or just want to take a look at it, please do. It worked for me and I would just like to open peoples' eyes to this. I was always a firm believer in meal timing and metabolism slow down and muscle loss and etc.

VikingWarlord
02-04-2010, 11:35 PM
Your assessment of the book isn't quite correct. The difference between "clean" and "dirty" food is made VERY clear. Processed carbohydrates (sugars especially) should be avoided the majority of the time. It's acceptable once in a while but will impede progress if done regularly. It also doesn't really say that a calorie is a calorie since important distinctions when it comes to the sources of those calories. What he says is that it's about your total daily intake and not when that intake happens, but what makes up that intake is the entire basis of the program.

The most useful part of the book is the explanation of metabolic hormones and their manipulation.

Hofmekler uses a lot of hyperbole and marketing garbage but the idea is sound. Eat real food with a minimum of processing, reap benefits. It's been done before but that doesn't mean it's bad. If anything, it's the first one that I can think of that combines something in the vein of paleo (but not quite) with an intermittent fasting protocol. This particular approach has appeal to a lot of people. A lot of people might get turned off by all the warrior talk since it serves no purpose other than the aforementioned marketing garbage.

I've been doing it off and on for just under a year and eating IF style for almost 2. In the middle of reading the book for the 3rd time right now and plan to switch to this system permanently. I had virtually no adjustment period when I decided to use the intermittent fast. After this long, I can't imagine eating any other way. It's a hell of a lot more convenient than having to stop my day 4-5 times to eat.

Yeti Sandwich
02-06-2010, 01:11 PM
I couldn't possibly imagine eating one meal a day...

VikingWarlord
02-06-2010, 01:25 PM
I couldn't possibly imagine eating one meal a day...

That'd probably be because your interpretation of the word "meal" is more traditional. On this diet, my daily meal lasts for about 3 hours.

McIrish
02-08-2010, 08:36 PM
That'd probably be because your interpretation of the word "meal" is more traditional. On this diet, my daily meal lasts for about 3 hours.

So you can't be bothered to eat 4-5x a day but you are willing to eat for 3 hours straight? :confused:

VikingWarlord
02-09-2010, 08:12 AM
So you can't be bothered to eat 4-5x a day but you are willing to eat for 3 hours straight? :confused:

First, I've NEVER been a proponent of eating more often. That mythology is stupid and I've never made a single post that said otherwise. It's always been about comfort. For me, it just happens to be more convenient and comfortable. When I PSMF, I do it IF style because it's more satisfying than eating 4 bites of food every hour.

Second, that meal comes at the end of the day, after work, training, etc have been done. It's the unwind portion of the day. It's really not hard to spend time doing what could be considered "grazing" as long as the plan is followed.