Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

I know. It has great short term effects tho and as a human, I naturally prefer to optimize for those.

And my pet theory is that most of the effect in energy levels and well being that people get from IF is actually just from being mindful of what they eat for the first time.

Funfact: everyone feels better when they start eating well. Exactly which trick they use to make themselves eat well isn't too important.

All that to say that so far whenever I talked to anyone who's discovered intermittent fasting and said how much more energy they have now than they did before, when asked about their habits before, it's usually something like "Oh I just ate whatever I could find at random times in the day with pretty much no thought given to what I'm doing"

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact