First off, thanks for such a great resource: thought provoking as well as a fine set of exercises. Which brings me to my point...
It only takes an hour of reading on the internet to find out that the bodybuilding/MA priorities for fat loss are:
1. Eat Properly
2. Eat Properly
3. Eat Properly
4. Strength Training
Nutrition is so important that these guys eat 6 meals a day, never more than 3 hours apart, have a special pre-workout cocktail, spike their insulin with high GI foods and protein directly after their workout to increase muscle sensitivity to glycogen uptake, follow that by a meal about an hour afterwards being careful not to partake in anything that contains fat or fibre (which inhibits the nutrients getting to the muscles) but contains a good whack of carbs, take the vast majority of their carbs in the first three meals of the day... the list goes on.
All this to prevent muscle catabolism while burning fat!
The problem is I'm lazy. Actually I tell people I'm too busy, either way the rigmarole of preparing so many small, delicately balanced meals is too time consuming. So I am interested in giving IF a shot.
My goal though is to lose bodyfat, not weight. I see no merit (personally) in hitting a target weight and still being flabby.
So.... can someone please explain to me how IF doesn't catabolise muscle when you are not eating for such a long time? I was under the impression (and please correct me if I am wrong) that when you sleep your body goes into a catabolic state which is broken by having breakfast. If breakfast isn't until 17:00, doesn't that mean a person is losing muscle all that time?
Thanks to all and keep up the fine work