I'm curious as to whether intermittent fasting, like eating once a day (warrior's diet?) or eat stop eat has an impact (especially negative) on your mental performance.
I'm aware of a study showing during the month of Ramadan, when people fast all day, the number of traffic accidents increased. But I thought that since Ramadan is fasting of food and water, the dehydration could potentially impact your mental state.
In another example, children who eat breakfast tend to do better at school than those who do not. This would be a model of eat stop eat, because (I'm assuming) the children skipping breakfast eat only lunch and dinner, so thats a 16 hour fast and 8 hour feeding window. Is the result true because low income children cannot afford to eat breakfast, and they tend to do worse in school? Or is it because the feeling of hunger, (which they are not used to, which also would be almost nonexistent in a ketogenic, low carb diet) is distracting them from their school work?
The reason I am curious is that fasting-based diets are coming into vogue for weight loss and lean muscle growth, and I'd like to know the effect this might have on other aspects of my life.