I am about to begin the Diet Whisperer Plan, having purchased the book recently. However, I am very confused about the concept of intermittent fasting versus calorie restriction.
The two methods of weight loss are very different. Calorie restriction and intermittent fasting have different hormonal responses. For example, ghrelin, our hunger hormone is elevated in calorie restriction, whilst during intermittent fasting, ghrelin levels drop. This means that once you are accustomed to fasting, you no longer feel hungry, unlike calorie restriction, where hunger is common. You can read more in ‘The Diet Whisperer: 12-Week Reset Plan’ in Chapter 12, The Ancient Practice of Fasting, page 120.