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On The Lean Saloon I don’t discuss complicated theories of energy-regulatory feedback loop, because mostly they’re unproven. But I do believe that weight gain and weight loss are affected by hormonal regulation, genetics, diminishing incidental activities (pdf), food choices, environmental factors, and internal and external cues. Yes, it’s complicated and they all lead ultimately to overeating and weight gain.
So the much discussed feet or fork, the chanting of eat less, move more, or the basic calories-in, calories-out are all based on oversimplified concepts. They’re like soundbites for dummies, but they may actually help the process of losing and managing weight.
Look, the drivers of overweight and obesity, as well as the hurdles to weight loss, are incredibly complex, so we have to find simple solutions. It doesn’t make us dummies — it makes us smart humans.
Intermittent fasting is wonderfully effective at helping those wishing to lose the extra weight. In the face of pedantic discussions on the multifactorial drivers of the national obesity epidemic (or the stubborn fat you want off your ass), intermittent fasting is the simple and practical solution.
No matter which factors drive the overeating (which may be different from person to person), the simple conscious decision to turn off the valve for a predetermined period makes eating less a little more manageable.
Intermittent fasting. Simplicity to overcome complexity.
Move toward Goodness. You won’t regret it.