In my opinion, Nephrologist Jason Fung is the most important brain to follow in the fasting space.
the linked 37 minute podcast is from the JJ Virgin Lifestyle podcast. here are my notes:
- Fung has a free 12 week introductory program
- He’s helped thousands of people
- Dr Fung starts with his story.
- instead of treating diabetes, its better to prevent it
- losing weight was one way
- the calories in calories out model isn’t helpful
- 100 calories of cookies is NOT the same as 100 calories of broccoli
- in the 50s we ate 3 times a day, now its 6 times a day
- we’ve been fasting as a species for 1000s of years.
- every major religion has periods of fasting
- our bodies are smart, when we fast, we preserve lean mass and burn body fat
- basal metabolic rate ramps up while fasting, think about a hungry wolf
- fasting increases energy because you’re opening up access to body fat
- after a long term people don’t get as hungry as people who do calorie cutting
- what’s an appetizer? it’s a small amount of food to get you hungry
- eating a little bit of food doesn’t decrease hunger it increases hunger
- we are telling people to eat an appetizer 6 times a day, and just when you get hungry, we stop
- then we wonder why we’re hungry
`12 hour fasting should be the minimum
16 hours is the next level
then maybe 24 hours of fasting, or OMAD, one meal a day, maybe 3 days a week
some people do 5 and 7 day fasts – the hunger dissipates at day 3
Lets figure it out! The Fasting Motivation podcast is not medical advice.
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