I'd love to hear how intermittant fasting (IF) goes for you, too. I'm not interested in calorie restriction so much, but I'm absolutely fascinated by IF, which is essentially the idea of eating all one's calories in a shorter time period. During my two-week trial with it, it seems to be just as effective for me as LFRV in detoxing and shedding weight. I want to go back and experiment with it more. However, the interesting thing is that I found that for me, IF was much less effective when I failed to drink enough water. I'm wondering if you've experimented with IF and lots of water (rather than the dry fasting that Tonya advocates). I am not buying the dry fasting as good for health. I find that not drinking enough water only slows me down, slows down detox, and slows down other metabolic processes in my body. But I'm still am curious about other's experiences...
Ultimately, I'd love to combine LFRV and IF (but with no calorie restriction).
I am writing about it on my blog, if you want to follow my experience:
I am not sure about the dry fasting either, but I am doing for now.
There are some negative side effects of ketosis. One negative side effect is that the process of making ketones changes the PH of the body, making it more acidic. This can damage bones, teeth, and lead to osteoporosis. While ketones can provide energy for most of the nervous system, some parts of the brain only accept glucose and will die once the body runs out of protein to convert to glucose. Fat is never converted to glucose.
Remember too that the body needs many other things besides energy: it needs vitamins, minerals, and other stuff I don't even know the names of. Without certain vitamins the body is unable to process proteins, break things down, or basically function. When fasting this is a problem particularly with water soluble vitamins, which we need to replenish every few days or risk deficiency.
I can see Julie has progressed a LOT from Sept 2009. I was a bit confused till I read the date. ;)
I eat enough to last me till the next time food sounds good. Bit like sleep. I get enough. :)