i would like to know if any of you have ever heard or tried intermittent fasting?
now before you all freak out at the word "fasting", let me explain it. intermittent fasting involves 15 hour fasts (almost always overnight)...done at random times throughout the week, and has been proven to be very effective at fat reduction while not causing any loss of lean body mass (as long as you maintain your current amount of daily caloric intake). this cannot be said of simply restricting calories for fat loss.
i came across intermittent fasting through crossfit, which i still use as my cardio training. several of the people there have used it and saw good effects from it, i have yet to hear a bad report from using intermittent fasting.
while i do not use intermittent fasting on days that i weight train, i do however include the fast on days i plan to do cardio. as we all know doing cardio early in the morning before eating burns more fat than doing it later in the day after eating. this is the same principle as doing cardio at the end of a 15 hour fast.