I didn't mean to imply that this was an official, funded, university study. Besides, it would be relatively pointless to collect data on a test population of one (we could make you the control group though, and, then, we would have some numbers to crunch!) It would be pretty cool to have blood work and microarrays and all of that stuff done, but I don't have the resources to do that. Sorry.
In the future, I am intending to examine how intermittent fasting affects metabolism. Specifically, I would like to look at how the increases in Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, IGF1, insulin sensitivity and action, as well as other growth factors and stress proteins resulting from intermittent fasting affect overall tissue repair, growth, and function (especially, in conjunction with training.)
But, for now, I am simply applying my studies of endocrinology and the evolution of the hominin diet to manipulating my body composition (yes, I did mean hominin before someone corrects me.) As the only extant, predatory primates humans react in many novel ways to dietary deprivation, overfeeding, and composition (the other chimpanzees really aren't all that predatory; problems processing cholesterol, etc.)
Taking these and other factors into account, I intend to restrict my caloric consumption to a carefully planned 4-8 hour window surrounding training (this will vary to some extent.) Although a lack of funds prevents me from enacting my ideal dietary protocol, I will choose foods based on rates of assimilation and other properties to get the most bang for my buck.
I will also be diverging from the typical, modern diet (post-Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions) by taking in more fiber (25g/day minimum) and ensuring proper sodium/potassium, fatty acid, and acid/base ratios. I don't want you to be misled into thinking that I equate natural with optimal.
In fact, I believe that the manipulation of naturally occurring mechanisms via stimuli that weren't common to our evolutionary history is a really under researched area of science with great potential for enhancing performance and overall health. On the other hand, I also believe that it is necessary to counteract the deleterious effects of modern life. Just some things to think about. I'll keep you updated.
Oh, by the way, I'm not writing a book (maybe, that was a joke because I have a tendency to ramble.)