Periodic fasting as good as calorie restriction?

Russell Turpin deafbox at
Tue Apr 29 05:07:18 PDT 2003

Gavin Thomas Nicol:
>In Japan, common wisdom is that an occasional 1-3 day fast (water only) is 
>good for the health. I've done it a number of times, and I
>.. notice I'm generally much more alert for about a week afterward.

That's a clear evolutionary adaptation. Your
body figures if you haven't eaten in a couple
of days, you need to start paying more
attention, in case something around is edible.

Some people would say that sex works the same
way. ;-)

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