Is Intermittent fasting/time-restricted eating some kind of magic? w/ Dr. Andy Galpin

Or is it just skipping breakfast?

Episode 10 Notes:

True to the premise of this show, we don’t do any specific prep before we talk about the question at hand. This time, it bit us in the ass a bit. We had seen the new paper on “intermittent dieting” co-authored by previous guests Eric Helms, PhD, Layne Norton, PhD, and our guest for this episode, Andy Galpin, PhD (among others). We’d assumed the title was just a word choice difference that actually referred to “intermittent fasting.” What it’s actually about the dangers of what’s many people call “yo-yo” dieting. (You can find that paper here:

Dr. Andy Galpin is a tenured Professor in the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton and holds a PhD in Bioenergetics.

We discuss the paper briefly with Andy, but spend the bulk of the episode on intermittent fasting/time-restricted eating:

  • Can you lose weight by skipping meals, but eat the same number of calories later?
  • Is IF just an easy way for some people to diet?
  • Is there some magic thing that happens in the body that prolongs life spans? Wards off cancer? Improves digestive health?
  • Is there are right amount of time to fast?

Our ideas start at about 9:00.

Andy starts dropping knowledge starting at around 22:38.

Huge thanks to Andy for being our expert. You can find him on Instagram: @drandygalpin and his website at  (where there’s tons of free information). You can also find his book with Brian MacKinsey, “Unplugged” on

Hosted by Mike Farr (@silentmikke) and Jim McDonald (@thejimmcd).

Produced by Jim McDonald

Production assistance by Connor O’Neal.

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