My bf % is just the median between three different bioimpedance devices (which, obviously, has plenty of room for fault). I'm not sure why it would be "hilariously precise". Whether the actual number is 100% accurate isn't entirely my motivation for keeping track. More so, it's using a constant tracking method from a sustained source, taking an average of three separate devices to help maintain something closer to balance. Plus, they all look the same, so I'm never sure if I used the same one.
I'm not fasting strictly for the fat-loss benefits. I'm not fasting strictly for the tremendous amount of energy I have. I'm not fasting strictly for the myriad of other physical and mental benefits I've received thus far. It's a combination of all of these factors. Also, this is a lifestyle choice, not a temporary "diet". I'll likely reduce my fasting to 1 or 2 days a week once I've come closer to my goals, but I genuinely enjoy the fasts. Prehistoric man didn't eat every day. We haven't evolved to the point of needing to eat every day. We just do because the food is more readily available.
I'm not sure how altering my routine would be "damn hard" for me. I have definitely considered strength losses and fatigue issues to be something on the lookout for. And, admittedly, it is quite possible that I may have made greater strength gains had I been eating every day, rather than the small-moderate gains I've made over the past few months.
You ask what kind of we're talking about. If you mean what gains, these are a few that I've gone up in since early November (about 2 weeks after I started fasting):
Squat: Up 70lbs per set (10 x3)
Flat Bench: Up 35lbs per set (10 x3)
Shoulder Press: Up 25lbs per set (10 x3)
Deadlifts: Up 80lbs per set (8-10 x3)
Good Mornings: Up 40lbs per set (8-10 x3)
Hammer Curls: Up 10lbs per set (8-10 x3)
Now, granted, I don't honestly know if these are great gains, or not. I only recently started working out again (Last May was when I got back into the gym). Maybe those gains were in the pipe and coming from May till October. I had gains during that time, also (about the same, but my form was what improved most during that time). My body fat % has dropped by about 4% since November. I've gained much more stamina from my cardio, and feel a million times better than I did at the end of summer.
What constitutes a disorder, in your opinion? A change from the norm? Again, humankind lived this way for thousands of years. Are you suggesting that it is only in the last several centuries that we, as a whole, have conquered this "disorder"? Or, are you suggesting that because humankind was forced to live and function quite efficiently this way that it was not a lifestyle "choice" (which, obviously, it wasn't) for them, so because I "choose" to follow a structure similar to how earlier Man functioned that I - and my way of thinking - is in some way flawed?
Admittedly, the research on the prolonging effects of I.F. is in its infancy. The human body, though, does NOT reach starvation mode after a single day of not eating. The positive effects are, in fact, quite impressive. Seriously, I realize that we live in a time where bro-science (aka word of mouth) is the gospel - especially in certain communities - but realize that there are other methods out there that may be incredibly effective and equally healthy for those individuals who can adhere to its principals.