Theres no need for me to waste my time watching Horizon etc. Mrs Hman is a BDA and HPC registered Dietician.
I'm a dietician too, and I fully endorse ADF.
(There is no legal requirements to call yourself a dietician, so saying your other half is one holds no water.)
Your profile says your a web developer - I'm not really seeing your point here.
Please advise your current HPC and BDA status - or are you simply delusional?
"Alternate day fasting is another way of reducing the overall amount of calories eaten to help with weight loss," according to Emer Delaney from the British Dietetic Association. From the Boots article
Krista Varady, PhD
Assistant Professor Krista Varady
2008 Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
2006 PhD, McGill University, Montreal
2002 BASc, University of Guelph, Ontario
My research investigates the ability of novel dietary restriction strategies to facilitate weight loss and decrease cardiovascular risk in obese subjects. The most common dietary restriction protocol implemented is daily calorie restriction (CR), which involves reducing energy intake by 15 to 40% of needs daily. Another dietary restriction regimen employed, although far less commonly, is alternate day fasting (ADF). ADF regimens include a “feed day” where food is consumed ad-libitum over 24-h, alternated with a “fast day”, where food intake is partially or completely reduced for 24-h. ADF regimens were created to increase adherence to dietary restriction protocols since these regimens only require energy restriction every other day, rather than every day, as with CR. Recent findings from our lab demonstrate that ADF is an effective means of facilitating weight loss and improving several indicators of cardiovascular disease risk in overweight and obese subjects. Our findings also show that changes in adipose tissue physiology during weight loss may mediate these improvements in vascular health.
Current research activities
Developing novel diet and exercise regimens to facilitate weight loss and decrease cardiovascular disease risk in humans; Examining the intermediate role of adipose tissue in mediating the cardio-protective effects of diet and exercise; Investigating the behavioral factors that influence adherence to dietary restriction strategies
Varady KA, Bhutani S, Church EC, Klempel MC. Short-term modified alternate day fasting: A novel dietary strategy for weight loss and cardio-protection in obese adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2009; 90: 1138-43.
Varady KA, Bhutani S, Church EC, Phillips SA. Adipokine responses to acute resistance exercise in trained and untrained men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2009: In Press.
Varady KA and Bhutani S. Nibbling versus feasting: Which meal pattern is better for heart disease prevention? Nutrition Reviews. 2009; 67: 591-8.
Varady KA, Tussing L, Bhutani S, Braunschweig CL. Degree of weight loss required to improve adipokine concentrations and decrease fat cell size in severely obese women. Metabolism. 2009; 58: 1096-11.
Jaworski K, Ahmadian M, Duncan RE, Sarkadi-Nagy E, Varady KA, Hellerstein MK, Lee HY, Samuel VT, Shulman GI, Kim KH, de Val S, Kang C, Sul HS. AdPLA ablation increases lipolysis and prevents obesity induced by high-fat feeding or leptin deficiency. Nature Medicine. 2009; 15: 159-68.
Ahmadian M, Duncan RE, Varady KA, Frasson D, Hellerstein MK, Birkenfeld AL, Samuel VT, Shulman G, Wang Y, Kang C, Sul HS. Adipose overexpression of desnutrin promotes fatty acid utilization and promotes diet-induced obesity. Diabetes. 2009. 2009; 58: 855-66.
Varady KA, Roohk DJ, McEvoy-Hein BK, Gaylinn BD, Thorner MO, Hellerstein MK. Modified alternate-day fasting regimens reduce cell proliferation rates to a similar extent as daily calorie restriction in mice. FASEB Journal. 2008; 22: 2090-6.
Varady KA, Roohk DJ, Loe YC, McEvoy-Hein BK, Hellerstein MK. Effect of modified alternate-day fasting regimens on adipocyte size, triglyceride metabolism, and adipokine levels in mice. Journal of Lipid Research. 2007; 48: 2212-9.
Varady KA, Hellerstein MK. Alternate-day fasting for chronic disease prevention: A review of human and animal trials. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2007; 86: 7-13.
HN 309 - Nutrition Science II
HN 440 - The Research Process
HN 514 - Advanced Vitamins and Minerals in Human Nutrition
What's your wife's qualifications?