I honestly can't remember where I found this, but I think someone put in up on twitter. It's about Intermittent Fasting and calorie restriction and their affects on glucose metabolism and protection from damage to the brain.

The part I want to emphasize most if that IF is not simply a weight loss tool...it is a way to improve you health and longevity. In fact, the study points out that IF mice did not weigh less than mice that ate a regular diet. They ate the same amount of average calories as the regular diet mice but received the benefits of calorie restriction. IF seems to offer more protection from neuronal damage than calorie restriction and also has a greater positive effect on insulin levels and IGF-1 concentrations.

There are so many benefits of IF that it's hard for me to understand why I had never heard of it until about 6 months ago. In our food-obsessed culture, anything that can change our addiction to food and eating is a GREAT thing. IF has made a big difference in my life. I no longer feel like I am tethered to the refrigerator all the time. I no longer feel I have to eat every few hours even if the choices are poor. I can choose NOT TO EAT and that is OK! It is such a relief to not always be thinking about my next meal, and the fact that IF can do that while ALSO offering so many other benefits to my health is awesome!