Originally Posted by LeafUF
His posts to facebook and twitter have gotten angrier and angrier lately. But rarely does he explain what is making him so mad. I finally stopped following because it was 3 or 4 angry rants between the good information and studies he usually posts. Then recently he basically said he was planning on quitting because he was sick of the bs.
I can tell you I've retrenched a bit from Berkhan. I do believe that his recommendations are unnecessarily complicated (carb cycling, supplements, etc.). I further believe that the most 'magical' thing about IF is that it is a way, that works for some people, to establish a convenient calorie deficit.
These days I'm just more inclined to tell people I stay lean by skipping breakfast. That's usually enough to get a rise out of people without bringing fasting into the mix.
Also, Anthony Colpo has upbraided Berkhan for his 'angry rantings' of late. Seems that Berkhan got uppity when Colpo challenged him on the claims he was making for fasted training.
Colpo is a bit of an a**hole. But I believe he's more sensible than Berkhan. For Colpo, it's ENTIRELY about calories. He tells people that if they want to lose weight they have to reduce calories. For people who want to lose weight without cutting calories, he tells them, in no uncertain terms, that they are going to have to take up an incredibly active pursuit.