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Unread 08-18-2018, 12:49 PM
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Bought the book. Read the whole thing. Here's my thoughts.

1) Not a book about IF. More about his personal journey and the realization that freedom (aka, flexible dieting) is the key to adherence. IF just helps some people with adherence. I really enjoyed this part of the book. He's a good writer.

2) The diet is really just The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook 2.0.

So he comes to the conclusion that we need way more protein than previously thought because [reasons]. End result is typical "calculate your calories, subtract 500/day." But then, get 50-60% of those calories from protein.

When I run those numbers, it puts me exactly in the 1.5-2.0 g/lb LBM range that RFL recommends for weight training.

Eat lots of fibrous greens (like 1kg broccoli/day), some fruit before/after training. Be flexible with the rest of your diet (within reason).

So really, its just taking RFL and adding in enough "other stuff" until it becomes a sustainable long-term fat loss program.