I've been doing IF for a couple months just about now (for reference I weigh just under 220 at 6'5, around 10%-15% bodyfat, when I started IF I weighed 235) , here is what I have experienced:
Broke multiple plateaus
More energy throughout the day (more energy for explosive lifting (I regularly do cleans/deads/squats/box jumps/squat jumps), more energy for studying)
Easier to focus (during lifting or otherwise)
I tend to eat healthier, I have lost any taste I had for sugar/crap foods
slowly losing extra fat while increasing strength
Haven't found any yet - except for having to take the time to respond to silly comments like:
Originally Posted by TrueBias
In a nutshell, IF sounds like another quick fix and a miserable one at that.
That's quite the conclusion to draw based on the 'data' you've shared (your friend's account, which you have admitted to not even knowing if he adhered fully to the protocol)
I used to eat every 2 hours, 'ohh my metabolism is so fast' (like we can somehow 'feel' our metabolic rate, relative to others, right?) crammed shakes pre/post training, casein before bed, the whole bit -. Not sure what you mean by saying it's a quick fix - care to elaborate? It has been nothing but (an incredibly valuable) lifestyle change.