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When they are disrupted, individuals typically have an increased risk of metabolic disease and diabetes. Research on how fasting (and how much fasting) can promote a more robust circadian rhythm is still very much developing, but some animal studies suggest the benefits may also include improved sleep and longevity. Intermittent fasting can be a safe choice for weight loss, but it all depends on how you approach it and how your body responds. Fasting is not for everyone and you shouldn’t try intermittent fasting if you are pregnant, diabetic or healing from a traumatic event such as surgery. “The evidence that intermittent fasting benefits the health of overweight people is already very strong, and its potential to slow or reverse certain diseases looks very good,” says Mark Mattso.

In terms of your physical health, intermittent fasting isn’t necessarily harmful to your body. Calorie reduction, achieved by this practice, could benefit your waistline. However, it’s been noted that some folks may eat more than they intended when they break a fast, thereby counteracting the desired effects.

Dieting is the #1 cause of the onset of an eating disorder. So, even if it had been proven that without a doubt intermittent fasting would improve health (it most certainly hasn’t), I still wouldn’t recommend it because it’s not worth slipping back into an eating disorder or risking the development of. Intermittent fasting, like most other diets, can be hard to stick with.

In a study conducted at Harvard, 38% of participants dropped out ( 2 ). This is reflective of real-life because IF can be a. It may also help boost metabolism. A 2017 study suggests that intermittent fasting leads to greater weight loss and fat loss in men with obesity than regular calorie restriction. Research from.

Proponents say intermittent fasting is a safe and effective way to lose weight and improve your health. “Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for. Intermittent fasting is officially more than a diet trend. The eating regimen has exploded in popularity, largely because of what it doesn’t require: counting calories, tracking macros, labeling foods as.

Periods of fasting less than 24 hours (20 hours fasting, 4 hr eating) or ‘Warrior’ style fasting can be done daily. The term ‘healthy’ always depends upon what your goals are. If you are simply trying to lose weight, then fasting can be done as needed for that.

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On the other hand, one should not fast for more than three to five days unless he is under the care of a physician who does understand and believe in fasting, or someone equally experienced.

“The Autobiography of Herbert W. Armstrong” by Herbert W. Armstrong, Philadelphia Church of God
from The Autobiography of Herbert W. Armstrong
by Herbert W. Armstrong, Philadelphia Church of God
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Intermittent fasts, especially fasts between sixteen hours and twentyfour hours long (such as a weekly twenty-four-hour fast) can significantly reduce insulin levels and allow the brain to engage in neuronal autophagy.

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by Ben Greenfield
Victory Belt Publishing, 2020

The point of intermittent fasting is to prevent the body from producing insulin—therefore, no food should be consumed during the fasting time.

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While I don’t normally recommend intermittent fasting, this is an option for intermittent fasting enthusiasts.

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Most people report the best, most consistent results when the fasting window is 16 hours or more.

“The Laid Back Guide To Intermittent Fasting: How I Lost Over 80 Pounds and Kept It Off Eating Whatever I Wanted” by Kayla Cox
from The Laid Back Guide To Intermittent Fasting: How I Lost Over 80 Pounds and Kept It Off Eating Whatever I Wanted
by Kayla Cox
Kayla Cox, 2018

For example, a person who intermittently fasts might not eat for sixteen hours per day and then eat two or three meals within an eight­hour window.

“Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life” by Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
from Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life
by Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
Asymmetrical Press, 2015

Because of the risk of refeeding syndrome (see here), we do not often extend the fasting period past fourteen days.

“The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting” by Jimmy Moore, Dr. Jason Fung
from The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
by Jimmy Moore, Dr. Jason Fung
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If he cannot do all the days successively then he is recommended to fast for six days successively and does the other days the way he wishes.

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from Concise Description of Islamic Law and Legal Opinions
by Muhammad ibn Hasan Al-Tusi, Abū al-Faz̤l ʻIzzatī
ICAS Press, 2008

Intermittent fasting, which is also known as alternate-day fasting, is a relatively new and popular approach to weight management that involves interspersing normal daily caloric intake with a short period of severe calorie restriction.

“Handbook of Obesity Treatment, Second Edition” by Thomas A. Wadden, George A. Bray
from Handbook of Obesity Treatment, Second Edition
by Thomas A. Wadden, George A. Bray
Guilford Publications, 2019

Intermittent fasting (IF) is the conscious choice to abstain from food for health-promoting reasons such as spiritual, cleansing, or detoxing or as a method to ameliorate a disease.

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by Diana Noland, Jeanne A. Drisko, Leigh Wagner
Springer International Publishing, 2020

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  • It would be cool if you could do a video on what everyday foods we can eat at the end of a fast. There are lots of videos on what not to eat and some that promote things like seaweed and bone broth but not everyone has time to cook up a soup during a work day or lots of money for healthfood shop items. Some simple ideas would be great. Thanks

  • Sir.Hats off to people like you.I pray that God will give you wisdom to do more such videos for the well being of the people.��������

  • Can you exercise normally while intermittent fasting or should we do them on off days. I’d also check out Doctor Oz’s website. He has spoken on fasting before. I know you can drink water on fasting days. Is it contradictory to what your talking about with the water weight here.

  • you don’t overeat. you just break your fast (18-24 hrs) and you eat a simple meal you would normally eat preferably healthy. Then you eat how you would usually eat the rest of the week. its very simple

  • IF is not a diet first and foremost Second withdrawing food for several days is not intermittent fasting. You can’t say you like what this correspondent does and then say IF is bad. Totally misleading with blanket statements about IF.

  • I’m into fasting because is this stric.
    For me the problem of other diets is that “allow” me to eat any time. And when I start I can’t stop.
    This help me to don’t monitore my hundry/craving every minute, is stressful. But with IF I don’t have to worry about it.
    Other wise i binge out of control.

  • I am a 57 year old insulin sensitive woman?What if I have hypoglycaemia incidences?Should I fast 16:8?Should I take medication for it?

  • I basically eat every other day, and when I do I consume a good amount of calories.
    In other words, when I eat, I eat on a slight caloric surplus, and then fast for 36 hours. Once you hit the 18-24 hour mark, you’re running on fat for energy, so the next 12 hours until you eat, you’re just burning pure fat.
    the caloric surplus helps muscle regeneration so the muscular loss is basically nonexistent.
    I try to do 3 36-hour fasts every week but sometimes I only get 2 in.

  • This question is perfect. When i was a teen i had an ED. Today i have 38 years old and after having my baby i gained some weight. I started IF on August last year and lost 10 kg, I’m really short but i have 46 kg, i’m too thin now and i ‘m terrifyed of gaining weight. When I started IF i was very happy and enjoying myself, but now I don’t know��

  • Really interesting an dwell presented. I’m at ease with 16:8 but recently tried a couple of 24hr fasts and found sleep hard because my brain was racing not through hunger but just everything. Maybe it is just a bit of training and it will quiet down.

  • I have lost 120 pounds, 20 inches off my waist. So I did the opposite, I started eating 3 smaller meals + 2 snacks, I count carbs, eliminated salt, sugar and fat. My glucose went down from 550 to 85-100 my A1c was 5.2 last time I checked, I was starting to go blind and couldn’t read or see very well anymore because of the glucose. The dr already eliminated 2 of my 4 diabetes medications and told me we could eliminate even more if I keep it up. My cholesterol went down from 300 to 100, triglycerides down from 380 to 160, my uric acid is under control, my testosterone levels also increased. I eat about 2100 calories per day and walk 2 to 3 hrs per day plus light weights. I also don’t suffer from hypertension anymore or Cardiac Syndrome X as frequently. I had chronic migraines the worst one lasted two yrs 24/7, I have only had minor problems since then. I learned balance in my life.

  • Started ADF (alternate day fasting) this week! Watching, not counting, my calories on eat days. I find, with being in the beginning it’s hard mentally. My fridge and pantry are full! I wanna taste it all!

  • This is what I hate. A man promoting people to skip meals and deeming food as an enemy. Imagine a younger female viewer watching this… I just don’t understand how people are allowed to promote fad diets like this…

  • I am doing a 20/4 schedule with Sundays being a full day fast. It took about a week for my body adjust but now I don’t have hunger and my energy levels are normal. I do my workouts the hour before my first meal, which is 3 pm. I follow a keto diet when I break my fast and get plenty of nutrition in that 4 hour window. I drink a lot of really good water (not all water is the same). It is not a difficult regime and for folks that are healthy overall this should be no problem. If you are overweight then you can’t find a better way to burn fat, especially around the mid section, if you follow an intermittent fasting schedule and a keto diet along with exercise.

  • No restrictions. I can lift heavy, light or do cardio workouts. Cool!!
    I would feel uncomfortable doing it without drinking water. Staying hydrated is always essential. I was raised on water not soda or juices so that’s fine. I hate warm water though but during the workout I tolerate it. Thank you.

  • 10 years paleo one meal a day not good for the long term, high TC and LDL, high blood pressure, chest pain, etc. And weight increased 3 kgs in the later part of the period. Short term fantastic.

  • I’m 6’1 185 Pounds. I’ve been gaining some healthy weight for the last 4 months.. I would like to try IF 16/8, but I don’t wanna lose any weight. Is it possible to Gain or maintain my weight with IF??

  • If you cut your protein intake, it might be a sign that you don’t eat enough protein to rebuild your muscle tissues.. but the overall calories doesn’t affect muscle soreness.

  • Wondering about blood pressure. I’ve been on Bp meds for years, take my bp nightly. Now I seem to have low blood pressure since doing Omad. Wondering if the diet and bp readings are related?

  • All these so-called health professionals are stuck on this three meals a day thing! and he says that we are designed as humans to eat a coupleTimes a day, how does he know he didn’t create the human body life is about experimenting to see what works he’s not the only right person so he thinks, there’s way too many people experts! with varying opinions hard to tell what’s right and somethings doesn’t work the same for everybody either

  • Thanks for the info Lee. Suggestion, instead of saying “Eat less calories than you burn”…lets try “burn more calories than you eat”. Easier to understand.

  • I mostly do a 16:8 fast at least five days a week, occasionally I’ll manage an 18 hour fast. I feel so much better than I used to, no more sluggishness or brain fog ����

  • i’ve heard the advice to eat 6 small meals instead of 3 full meals is WRONG. True?

    i’ve also heard the advice that you gain more weight from dinner because you sleep right afterward is WRONG. True?

    thx!

  • When I do IF, I end up binging later and actually eating more calories in a day and gaining weight! Everyone is different but I’m sick of hearing about these “magic” strategies.

  • Mate 5.15 in you talk about intermittent fasting and switching from carbs to fat burning for fuel but you haven’t discussed anything about the ketogenic diet! Intermittent fasting is one thing and the keto diet is something else, you are confusing people by your presentation.

  • I wonder why people still don’t believe in herbal treatments, I was on diet for good 5 years due to diabetes, this real weigh me down and caused serious depression. I later found @aluya_herbals on Instagram who sent me the cure, I have no sign of diabetes in me again. Don’t fall for scammers. check his handle for confirmation… Reach Dr Aluya on email: [email protected] outlook.com, WhatsApp: +2347031846539, Instagram: #aluya_herbals.

  • The white guy is racist and wrong!!!! He does not understand evolution I’ve doing 1 meal a day for 2 years with the best results and not suffering!

  • It probably depends on how your body reacts to fasting, but I personnally never heard about someone who passed out doing intermitent fasting.

  • Hi Autumn! Thanks for all your info, it’s really amazing information that is helping me to make the correct nutrition choices. I’d like to know what your thoughts are on ‘juicing’ like the extraction of fresh fruits and veggie combinations daily. I know about celery juice but what about having these everyday? eg. Beet, carrot, apple, ginger, turmeric? (Obviously it’s better to ingest for fiber reasons) Thanks:)

  • I wasn’t expecting him to take the stance that he did, but I’m very “impressed” with Lee’s knowledge now. I think it is evident that Lee actually researches what he makes on and doesn’t subscribe to things of the past like 5-6 small meals a day. He also knew about the various types of intermittent fasting and doesn’t say that you lose muscle if you don’t eat for 2 hours. Good job Lee, hope you read this.

  • It’s not “auto-fay-g” it’s “aw-toff-o-g” in both US and UK English.
    Anyway, my baseline is 16:8, although when I can prolong that by an hour or two I do, but still make sure to take in the same amount of calories. Fasting isn’t a license to eat as many calories as you want within a specific window. Might try going for a 24 hour fast where I still end up eating 500 or so calories, but so far my limit is nineteen and a half hours.

  • This was great!!!! I’ve wondered about this question as well since I’ve struggled with eating disorders in my past. Thank you������

  • I’ve been doing 12-16/8 for 2.5 weeks. I still feel uncomfortably hungry. I’m not trying to lose weight, just trying to be less carb/food dependant for practical reasons, i.e. tired of having to eat all the time, and when it’s not convenient.

  • Dr Vijayaraghavan. Sir, You are blessing of God for huminity. Sir Please give the alternate of wheet, Rice and it should be free of gluten and Carabs. So that Could be free from (Cure) diabetes. ۔…… Thankyou.

  • I don’t understand why people like the every 3 hour eating. It’s fucking uncomfortable and inconvenient. I’ve also noticed that it messes up my digestive system. I’ve gotten better results with intermittent fasting.

  • I’ve been IF for six months now. Generally eating one meal a day for 2-3 days in a calorie deficit, then I have one day off where I eat two meals or so and I have my cheat meal then back in again. Works for me. Helps me eat healthier and continue to lose weight

  • This “Dr” does not know what he’s talking about. First Keto, I lost 40 LBs in 4 months. Now I’ve been doing OMAD for almost a year and it has trasformed my life.

  • CBS! People have been fasting for thousands of years.. Back in the day they lived to ripe old ages.. Fasting is good for the body in moderation. NOW FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUPS AND GMO’s! They are deadly. All of the boxed foods and GMO produce is deadly. Why dont you do a piece on Monsanto Bayer or Dow..?
    Oh thats ok i know you would never anger your sponsors..

  • I found it easier to naturally fall in the 16:8 pattern. I somehow have very less inclination to eat in the morning. I do have 2 cups of tea with sugar and milk though, and 2 cups of green tea without sugar or milk. In the afternoon I break the fast with high carbs meal and fruits or salad. In dinner also I eat a high carb meal. I am loosing weight. I seem to be retaining the muscles. I work out 3,4 times a week.

  • IF is not a diet; it is a life style. IF is not a fad. People have been fasting since the beginning of time. This doctor obviously does not fast. He is a little overweight. The medical community has been giving alot of bad advice.

  • It would help your credibility if one pro wouldn’t completely knock out another one. Keto and cheap are two completely incompatible properties. Avocado, fatty fish… every single source of non-dairy fat for keto costs an arm and a leg.

  • I practice “intermitent fasting” but no pattern. I skip breakfast unless I am doing a lot of exercise in the morning and sometimes I skip dinner. I have never been fat, but I started skipping breakfast at age 17-19 just because I didn’t care for it. Now I have discovered it is a thing.

  • I am new to the channel, great info! I’ve been doing IF for a month now, and the benefits I experience is so profound that I don’t think I am ever going back. I did IF for the cognitive reason and I discovered IF pairs really well with low-carb diet. Personally, I like 18:6 quite a lot. And I do notice changes on the scale after day 10.

  • Thank you Dr. for the video. It’s is speaking in similarity with Dr. Fung and his approach. It is logical and hits on the root cause. I have also been reading on another school of thought, the Whole food plant based diet, and it has equal success stories from various groups of people. My head splitting question is which approach is more suitable? Is keto good for Long term especially for heart health?
    I am a T2 diabetic with oral meds with Metformin and glipzide. Please advice which more suitable for an individual depending on the case.

  • Whitney would you recommend an early dinnertime to ensure maximum overnight fasting time? If so, how early? Do you have any suggestions for how soon after waking to eat breakfast or a snack? Additionally, is there much research on whether a small evening snack (around 100 calories) interferes greatly with the benefits of intermittent fasting?

  • I have watched your video so far & my question to you sir what type of fat is good for diabetes & high triglycerides? Pls if you… thanks ����

  • If we have fibroid n uteral cysts. Can we do intermittent fasting coz I read intermittent fasting disturbs hormonal balance in women. Please reply sir
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  • Imho I would encourage people with an eating disorder to at least try it. (With supervision)It could help reset things/hormones, etc and I would also get them to get checked to make sure they aren’t low on essential things like basic vitamins/minerals (like iron, vitamin D) and I would also encourage people to get off of any restrictions they currently follow (like low carb) also to reset certain essential hunger hormones and mood basically. I think the benefits (if it works) would outweigh any small side effects that they are already probably experiencing anyway from certain disorders

  • I loved his point on insulin medication. Many doctors are not open to this idea. He is true. No doctor say that cut the carbs I will reduce the insulin amount. He will say eat more times in a day in small amounts. Those people who are using insulin should take care coz of this diet, sugar levels will abruptly go down which may lose your consciousness.

  • Lee, any knowledge on a juice fast (eat sick and nearly dead film, google it) for fat loss? Is it possible and safe to juice fast and weight train to get lean?

  • eat what you want how you want if it makes you feel good. youre gonna die either way. best not to waste that limited life googling diets and typing every little thing into a phone app

  • i do 16:8 fasting i still eat the same number of calories just in a shorter window. i had already reversed my type 2 diabetes but it took a1c into the 4s really enjoyed the video

  • i ear one meal a day and take a multivitamin. don’t think about macros at all. jason fung’s complete guide to fasting made it sound like you don’t have to.

  • If you know you are going to a party, just plan ahead. Eat pretty strict for the few days before the party, then you can go and eat junk food and not feel bad. And if you want, you may even want to do a 24 hour fast the day after if you really pig out lol.

  • I’m at 16/8 and have been for over a year. Lost a bunch of lbs. Now I’m at almost zero carbs. I’m 72 and feel like 35. Really! EVERYTHING is better. I’m also a carnivor.

  • Excellent explaination!Sir,plz make one more video in which u look straight into the camera & speak in only English to make it reach a wider audience.

  • only when u eat food ur body produces insulin. insulin n HGH cant co exist they hate each other (well they can but not very well) fasting enables ur body to tap into its fat stores for energy rather then using food for energy the longer u fast the more HGH gets produced. HGH burns fat builds muscle. insulin starts the repairing process

  • An egg?! Totally not healthy. If you saw how the chickens are raised you definitely wouldn’t want to eat it. They take too many antibiotics

  • Great video! I am currently trying to recover from an ED, and I’m naturally not hungry in the first part of the day. I have to make myself eat by a certain time, otherwise, time passes, and I fall easily into the I’ve waited this long, I’ll wait even longer mentality. Sometimes it’s 3 pm, and I’ve not eaten anything. Having to retrain my hunger signals. I know it will come back sometime, with consistancy!

  • Bring a better doctor next time CBS, he clearly knows nothing about Intermitten fasting. Intermitten fasting short for IF has transformed millions of people’s life. Search for INTERMITTEN FASTING on the whole internet and you wont find 10 people who says bad thing about it. Every single person who does Intermitten fasting sees result within a month or sometimes a week. If you are fat, start today, if you are thinn person, this is not for you.

    I quit intermitten fasting 2 years ago because my weight is in balance. I lost 10KG with in 2 month. If I ever need to lose some weight, i know what to do. Thanks to IF, i can live healthy life. Anyway IF needs to be done in the correct way.

  • 2 meals a day little to Noo carbs plenty of water good fats proteins plenty of veggies Noo wasted eating junk & results will come. 20/4 16/8 the truth + exercise!!

  • You have to lay down a plan with the right amount of calories and macro nutrients and follow it.. You can’t just eat as long as your full and guess that you’ll be in a caloric deficit by the end of the day..

  • haha I’m 28 hours fasted right now and pretty energetic:) i’ve been doing 36+ hours fasts for over a year now and the results I’ve gotten (fat loss and muscle gain) don’t compare to anything else

  • Thanks for your reply, but most of the time it’s not planned “hey let’s go to the….”. But doing a fast the following day seems to be a good idea:)

  • Fasting is the worse diet you can do for dieting.. because you will lose muscles cells first before you start burning fat cells.. thats why most people who dont eat breakfast has too much fat then muscles mass..

  • I do the restricted time feeding, and i managed to bring down my eating window to 5 hours, so i fast for 19 hours daily and i feel great.
    But honestly people you have to find out what works for your body and at the end of the day healthy food is king.

  • My experience says doctors never support such things… they are slaves of pharma companies…they don’t help in any trouble during therapies other than their prescribed medication…

  • I’m 54 and I started 16-8 IF and Keto March 1st and went from 218lbs to 191 and lost 4 inches off my waist. I can actually see some stomach muscles that I thought were gone forever. I have since switched to 20-4 IF as I don’t get hungry very often and if I eat to much I feel sluggish. So I’m able to control my intake and it’s easy to do. I cut out breads, pasta and rice and all sugars. I feel like I’m 30 again. This isn’t a diet it’s a lifestyle change that I will hopefully continue for the rest of my life

  • Amazing video, simple explanation with humour. Thank you. Will you kindly do a video on low carb high fat vegetarian diet please?? Once again..Thank you ��

  • thank you lee that was very informative i started the intermitted fasting in the new year for like the first 2 weeks i lost a couple of pounds but nothing so major but i was just trying it and now im back to my normal eating im at 188 to 195 pounds of weight bmi is 29.6 im still in the over weight category so im trying to bring it down to 16 % close to lean body mass im only 5″ 8″ 52 years old i just wanna be fit and lean thank you lee your very helpful love you as my coach

  • If we stick to three meals a day, how would our protein shake tie in? Is it possible to eat *set* amount of grams of protein of your ideal body weight and still be in a calorie deficit?

  • You should train equally as you were training before. Make sure to properly cycle your workouts between a high volume / low intensity and a low volume / high intensity routine, as you would do during a mass building phase.

  • I’ve been doing IF for about 6 months and I’ve lost a considerable amount of body fat and still maintaining muscle mass. This was a great video, Lee. The hunter-gatherer philosophy of it is what sold me. Thanks for the re-affirmation on IF. Nice to hear from someone in the know that I’m not crazy for doing this.

  • I basically eat every other day, and when I do I consume a good amount of calories.
    In other words, when I eat, I eat on a slight caloric surplus, and then fast for 36 hours. Once you hit the 18-24 hour mark, you’re running on fat for energy, so the next 12 hours until you eat, you’re just burning pure fat.
    the caloric surplus helps muscle regeneration so the muscular loss is basically nonexistent.

  • I have a history of disordered eating and decided to try intermittent fasting. Looking back, I decided to try it for similar reasons that I have done other restrictive things in the past: I don’t want to be fat. I want to control. I wanted to cope. But a lot of us turn to these “healthy” alternatives of restriction because it is acceptable to other people. I even asked my brother who is a trainer before starting to add a level of accountability. And, as a trainer, he said it was fine.

    Now, for the first couple of weeks, it was great. I didn’t bloat, I was thinking clearly, I felt amazing. I also started walking about 5k to work around the same time and only went to the gym to lift weights twice on weekends.

    When I went to visit family for Christmas, everyone commented on how much weight I had lost. I didn’t see it. I felt less bloated, but I didn’t think I had lost weight at all. (cue in the body dysmorphia, which is comorbid with my disordered eating).

    Anyway, I defended fasting because I felt great and just kept going with it. Until my 5th vital sign went MIA.

    For those who don’t know, menstruation is a 5th vital sign for people who have ovaries.

    Because my eating disorder starting when I was only a couple of years into my period, I have a history of period irregularity and hormonal imbalance. When I was about 16, I didn’t get my period for 6 months. And it has gone for 3 months, 5 months, 4 months over years. And when it is “regular” I get it about every 35-38 days.

    I had been my version of regular before intermittent fasting. I had a decrease in PMS symptoms and my mental health was good.

    After I began intermittent fasting, 38 days passed and my mood was all over the place. I got extreme cramping (couldn’t even walk) and got no period. 50 days came and passed. I had a hugely messy fight with my loving partner where I was mean and nasty and crying at literally everything. I felt awful. I just wanted my period to come. I continued fasting.

    Until, 56 days came and no period. I decided to eat breakfast. The next day, I bought a prenatal vitamin, a fish oil, and vitamin E and took it. I also ate breakfast again. On Day 58, my period came.

    Look: I am not an expert. But I know from my experience that because of my history of disordered eating during my teenage years, when I had just started my cycle, my cycle never really got a chance to know what being regular meant.

    So I can’t do as much cardio as other people. I can’t work out as intensely or as frequently. And I can’t fast for a period of time that might make my body think that I am starving myself again. I just can’t.

    People who are recommending intermittent fasting need to be mindful and conscious of women in my category. They need to make sure that they are educated about how fasting affects hormone levels in different people and stop peddling it as if it is something that should be GREAT for everyone.

    Because when people like me try it and fail, we are likely to think that we are broken. That we are doing this miracle health thing but getting more unhealthy. You owe it to us to either educate yourself so that you don’t give generalised information or simply say hey: I don’t know how this might affect these kinds of sensitive groups.

    This video was a step in the right direction but was definitely not enough.

  • I just found your channel by accident! Have watched your videos and I love the way you say things in simple manner for me to understand.. Beautiful Sir..Thank you Sir. You are just a wonderful wonderful person.

  • Dr. I ( 40 years, Asian men )started with 102 kg and now 91 kg after 3 month nearly with following steps.
    1. 16:8 fasting
    2. Low carb
    3. Walking 1 hour every morning

    Even 11 kg low it’s not appearing so advice me please tnx

  • i’m on intermittent fasting from past 3 years living around with 10 percent body fat building muscle and can enjoying my meals every day

  • I’ve just recently started eating in a deficit to lose some body fat and lately due to my training my body has been so much more in pain and soreness, i train the same intensity as i was while eating in my surplus. Is it possible that im feeling a lot more pains from my training due to less calorie intake?

  • i better be drinking water if ur fasting:P u will fuckin die lol. u cant go over 30+ calories while fasting or it will break the fast

  • I did IF for 5 months. I used to train whilst in fast, run 5 miles and do allsorts. I never had a problem with headaches etc. I used to eat between 1pm 9pm.

  • I think this is really just me, but my stomach is not able to take in large meals (not even medium sized ones) after more than 14 hours of not eating. So I end up eating too little and losing weight way too fast, or getting sick trying to get enough calories. I wish my weak ass stomach could handle fasting, but sadly it can’t…

  • What about the growth hormone effects? Apparently your growth hormone goes up and its also good for digestion to give it a rest every so often. The real issue for me is whether meal frequency increases metabolism or whether fasting for 16 hrs increases fat burning. Which is best?

  • I dry fast for 23 hours most days.
    Never felt better.
    No more more craving or hunger.
    Get a good 8 hours sleep.
    Excellent video thanks for sharing.

  • Yes, I intermittently fast. I’ve begun recently, so I don’t know what works best for me. I’m 17 years 9 months old. I sleep for 10-11.5 hours every night. I begin eating 1.5-2 hours after waking up, and continue for a 9-9.5 hour window, the last thing being milk. Two meals, lunch and dinner basically. I plan on reducing the eating window a bit, and sleeping earlier and waking earlier.

  • I basically eat every other day, and when I do I, consume a good amount of calories.
    In other words, when I eat, I eat on a slight caloric surplus, and then fast for 36 hours. Once you hit the 18-24 hour mark, you’re running on fat for energy, so the next 12 hours until you eat, you’re just burning pure fat.
    the caloric surplus helps muscle regeneration so the muscular loss is basically nonexistent.

  • I suffered from anorexia and i still do struggle with it. I tried intermittent fasting and before i knew it the thoughts of hey you dont need to eat you’re fine! just escalated. Then I wasnt drinking water. Then my muscles were hurting and this went on for two days. I really dont think that if you have a history of starving yourself, that intermittent fasting is smart. Ive been in recovery for quite some time and I consider myself to be fairly strong, but the urge to stop eating or drinking altogether is too easy to return to. Because eating disorders are mental illnesses, they are far from black and white. This is just my personal experience.

  • Most important is we show our concern towerds societies that many people eat empty stomach due to poverty by decreasing food chain load.

  • It took me 4 months to lose 3 pounds eating low calorie and exercising last year. 2 years before it took a year to lose 27 pounds. Really? I decided to try IF for two weeks, just to see if I liked it. 3 days in I had lost 4 pounds. I’ve been watch Dr. Jason Fung and I’m starting to think that mainstream doctors do know this works and counting calories doesn’t. It’s just that IF doesn’t fit their agenda.

  • You still have to be in a caloric deficit in order to lose bodyfat.. IF is not a miracle solution ; if you end up eating too much calories in your day, you’ll still gain weight.

    Also, IF is not the same thing as IIFYM.

  • hey lee, the 6 days i have had a serious infection in my throat which totally killed me and i was not able to lift or do anything. I was unable to eat so i went from 184 Lbs to 170 over 6 days. Is there anything you can suggest for me that will help get the weight back and get the muscle back?

  • Sir I am 28 years old mother of 2 year old child I am diabetic from 5 year I am without medication my blood sugar empty stomach 136 it’s high started keto but could not get low still no carbs no sugar I am on vegan more how to eat vegan diet on keto

  • THIS DR. IS PART OF THE SYSTEM..THE SYSTEM THAT KEEP PEOPLE SICK ENOUGH TO BUY MEDICINE, GET SURGERIES, AND KEEP THEN IN BUSINESS! WHAT THIS QUACK IS SAYING IS WHAT GOT PEOPLE OVER WEIGHT, CANCER, DIABETIC,ETC.! THREE MEALS A DAY WILL NEVER ALLOW PEOPLE TO TAP INTO THE POWERS OF THEIR OWN BODY…THE HEALING POWER OF AUTOPHAGY!!!! THE QUACKS OF THE SYSTEM HATE AUTOPHAGY BECAUSE IT IS FREE FOR HUMANKIND AND IT TAKES MONEY AWAY FROM THE QUACK DOCTORS AND THE SCIENTIST WHO MAKE DRUGS FOR SALE!!!!! PLEASE! PLEASE! GET YOUR POWER BACK PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The weight you loss is probably related to water loss in majority. Just go back on your regular diet and training plan.. things should come back quite rapidly.

  • Keeping a carb cycling when bulking is the best way to avoid gaining to much fat ; you can just adjust it accordingly to your goal, adding more high carb days and less low carb days during your cycle.

  • I don’t think Lee mentioned this, and it may not happen for everyone, but I find on a day after a fast, I seem to have quite a lot more energy/strength. For example, I fasted yesterday, and today at the gym (note: I have not been for 2 weeks for various reasons, but usually I got 3-4 times a week for 2.5+hours a time) I manage to put a significant increase on my max rep push up number. Also if I go for a run on a day after a fast I can sprint faster, for way longer. So that is another benefit!

  • I’m a 19 year old girl that weighs 65kls before fasting (16/8). In like 1 month of fasting I lost 1kl. But they said that teenagers shouldn’t do fasting?

  • I started in in August of 2017 with water fasting. After 21 days of only drinking Water, Plain Tea, and Black coffee, I realized how amazing fasting is. I have been doing 20:4 for 6 days a week since then. I have lost 50lbs and my health at 37 is the best it’s ever been. IF keeps me in control.

  • 8 months in to IF, I’ve found it’s much easier for me to actually keep track of what I eat, since I only have to remember what I ate up to 5 hours ago. You learn to deal with the hunger within the first week, after that it’s a non-issue.

  • I do not have an eating disorder so I hope those who do get the guidance and support they need. With IF I finally found sustainable control of my gut health and weight loss. Planned meals and Autumn’s videos help me stay on track the most!

  • It’s gonna be hard to bulk up doing intermitent fasting, since you need lots of calories and a steady supply of nutrients throughout your day in order to build muscle mass so, I wouldn’t do IF while bulking.. it’s more of a fat loss technique.

  • Hey Autumn! Autumn here! I suffered from anorexia n bulimia when I was 16. Im 5’8 started at 130lbs n dropped down to 95lbs. During bulimia stages my weight shoot up to 170 lbs.. I recovered at the age of 21. I tried intermittent fasting last year n my bulimia relapsed.. I’m on recovery now but I’m very good focused and always hungry and i eat about 2500 calories a day. I definitely don’t recommend it for people with history of eating disorder.. not worth the risk.

  • imo I think it’s really dependant on the person’s metabolic rate, e.g for someone who is really thin and is having trouble gaining weight with high metabolic rate wanting to gain rate effectively then I think it is reasonable for them to eat 6 meals a day as their food are digested and processed more quickly than someone who does not have a high metabolic rate.

  • Hgh doesnt make you into a muscular beast yes it goes up 1000percent but its not to build huge muscle its a replacement to save and hold on to and saving your muscle and organs while you are fasting people over think it

  • I wouldn’t recommend the rely only on veggies and fruits juice as nutrients source. In fact, you would lack of protein (wich is the most important nutrient) and healthy fats.

    You probably could consume this while you’re fasting, but you need to get your protein and healthy fats from other sources in the end of your day.

  • NATURE-CURE IS BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT

    [ By Acharya S. Swaminathan ]

    What is the Nature of the Vital Force or PRANA SAKTI, that indefinable something which is the Power in every organised structure, that Power which can neither be seen nor assessed nor measured?

    Where does it come from and what must be done to economise its expenditure?

    These are questions that must be clearly understood by every seeker of knowledge, seeker of Truth.

    With all the advance that modern science and technology can boast of, it has not been possible for it to mechanically produce this ‘PRANA SAKTI’ OUTSIDE the body.

    Science and technology will never be able to do this at any time even in future.

    It has not been possible for anyone to take this PRANA from out of the living body and to bottle it or to preserve it, Nor has anyone succeeded in converting any type of mechanical energy [ e.g. electricity, magnetism, etc. ] into PRANA for ”transmitting” it into the living [or the dead ] body to activise ‘ it. Prana can not be manufactured even within the body through any process.

    Every individual is born with certain reserve of this ”PRANA SAKTI”. In other words it is inherent in the organism. It is spent little by little in our each and every activities physical and mental that the individual engages himself or herself in, day after day.

    There can not be an action with a corresponding expenditure and the power spent in every type of action -physical or mental, internal or external -is Vital Power, that is power from within and not power from outside.

    When the Vital Reserve gets completely exhausted, after it has been fully spent, death ensues.

    The socalled ”calorie theory ” which presumes that the digested part of the food ”energizes ” the body is a myth a total myth. If only it is possible to manufacture energy within the body day after day, as the calorie faddists claim, at least a few intelligent men in the world could have so lived that their ”income ” of energy is always maintained at a level far in excess of their ‘ expenditure’ of energy and should thus have been able to maintain the human body indefinitely free from any type of degeneration and avoid death.

    The world had been in existence for millions of years and there had not been not even a single instance of anyone having prolonged his life indefinitely through intake of food or any other manner.

    Food can not digest itself, it has to be digested, The VITAL POWER digests the food. Now, digestion is action and,as stated earlier there can not be an action with a corresponding expenditure of power, So in digesting anything that is taken in as food, PRANA SAKTI is spent. FOOD IS THUS A TAX ON VITALITY..

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  • I really like the intermittent fasting diet, was wondering if the typical dynamic kettle bell training is good to couple with these diets, and what is your opinion on kettle bell training, thanks Lee for the great info

  • Lee ur 110% right, I bin doing the fasting for over a year now an I made better gains with it then eating all day 2-3 meals work just fine

  • Dear Dr Dan, I recently bumped in to your you tube videos and is considering to sign up for the carbdodging plan.I have a question for you re the intermittent fasting (and possibly longer fasting as well). As you know, when we fast the body produces cortisol to promote gluconeogenesis etc to release glucose. It essentially creates a sympathetic overdrive right? So, why should we be putting our body under sustained cortisol effect when we fast and possibly cause more adverse effect from the sympathetic overdrive state? Will it lead to increased cardiovascular issues in the long run(high BP etc)? Also, high levels of cortisol can lead to fat redistribution and visceral deposition, muscle mass loss etc in the long run. I dont think there is any hardcore evidence re cortisol related issues while fasting states as no properly controlled human studies (longitudinal/ randomised etc) exist addressing these possible side effects.Ho can we therefore be sure that keeping body in these prolonged stress states are beneficial in the long run? I would really appreciate your response.Thank you for your time.I am not against IF/any type of fasting so to say, but want to make sure it is absolutely safe before embarking on such a life style

  • So disappointed in the lack of accuracy in this report. Stop jumping on the bandwagon do some real research before you call something a fad,, Fasting has been around for ages.

  • 40/8 interm and want to switch to 68/4 in a fee months. All loogs great. My biggest problem is I travel a lot and the time difference makes all of this even worse to handle as sometimes you need to eat at midnight as it would be mid day at home. Has anyone managed to make this work or change the timing for s short period (1-2 weeks up to 1 month) and still get similar results? Thanks!

  • My most dramatic weight loss has been with a 36-12 interval. The trick is not to beat yourself up if your ravenous on a fast window. Step 1. Drink alot of water. Still ravenous? Step 2. Eat an all green salad of lettuces, microgreens, herbs and celery dressed with salt, pepper, and some lemon/lime juice. Still ravenous? Step 3. Eat normally and reset your fast for the next day.

  • 1:24 “16:8” Two meals per day is hardly “intermittent fasting”. It’s only fasting at all because someone in government decided “three meals per day” is optimal. For many people, two meals per day is just standard, and they wouldn’t consider it any kind of “fasting”, intermittent or otherwise.

    You may as well call sleeping 8 hours per night “intermittent fasting”:D

  • Keep the body guessing. Keto 2 days a week. Alternate day fasting 3 days a week, 2 balanced lower carbish days. I used to be IF but after a long plateau i decided it was time to change it up.
    Between the fasting, low carb, 1.5 hr exercise 3 days a week, and a gastric sleeve.
    I’m off my diabetes meds and down 65-67lbs depending on the day of the week.

  • This was surprising to me. I’m definitely not able to help or advise anyone with an eating disorder. I will try to ask more questions before sharing what works for me.

  • I get the opposite, if you are heavy and a binge and fast bulimic the psychologist sent me to a nutritionist. “Why are you here, you have a self control issue. Eat less exercise more. It’s easy.” I passed out 4 times after fasting for 48 days. Only drinking black coffee, water, double weight smart vitamins and double calcium. I went from 22 to 14. No help for us. I went back to bingeing and couldn’t stop. Level now at 18. But i still binge just less often.

  • Sir, I understand what you are saying, what I don’t understand is why is it that Diabetics must eat something or they may go into a diabetic coma, why do doctors prescribe insulin to diabetics. I have had young and old family members die of diabetes.

  • Very effective, I tried. I was pre diabetic with high bp and had joint pain for years. Now I not only reduced weight but also became healthy. Increasing SGPT is now in normal stage.

  • I’m in a later stage of recovery from my ED and I’ve found the lack of nutritional focus in the recovery process was harmful to a certain extent. I feel like I was taught to eat whatever I could and wanted, and dropped there. However, now I don’t know how to restrict in a healthy way. Every time I try to cut out junk food to be healthier I end up reverting back to my old habits because I was only taught TO eat, not HOW to eat. Additionally, the feeling of narrowing my food to healthy choices now feels like “restriction,” which was so avoided in recovery. The emotions I had during my ED and early recovery stages bubble back up when I restrict my eating whatsoever and I fall into depression.

  • Yep, and when you fats you are still allowed to drink water or any 0 calorie drinks. You should be drinking plenty of water during the fast. And no problem.

  • Exactly what I experienced…. for a youtube vid, i wanted to try IF for a week. I quit in 3 days…. eventhough my relationship with food is super healthy now. The restrictions that come with IF had too much overlap with my eating patern when i was heavily undereating, overeating, vomiting….
    IF gave me a lot of stress and anxiety and made me feel all the things I used to feel when my relationship with food was super unhealthy….:
    I CANT eat right now, im fasting….
    I HAVE to eat right now and I am super hungry so I’ll eat super big meals…..
    I only have 30 minutes left before my eating wondow closes, let’s eat lots of food so i wont get hungry….
    HUGE NO FOR ME. Just dont understand I’ve never heard anybody speak about this issue…. But I will, because these 3 days scared the shit out of me… Thanks ladies <3

  • I have just started following your channel and your videos have been so helpful ♥️ I’ve suffered with PCOS for 3 years now and I would love to know your thoughts on intermittent fasting and women with PCOS or other similar disorders.

  • Even plants eats plants fish eats fish new born baby the moment born wants milk to survive..crore of theroies created but ZERO COMMON SENSE ZERO INTUITION ZERO INSTINCT NATURE HAS ITS SIMPLE RULE AND ALSO IF YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH ISNT HEALED DISEASE WILL KEEP COMING BUT THIS ALSO FACT IN DISEASE ANIMALS,BABIES AND NATURE STARVE THERE TUMMY DONT EAT FOOD

  • Fasting is they key to a long healthy happy life. I’ve been doing it for a little over a month. I’ve lost weight, but that isn’t the best part. I have more energy, clarity, I sleep through the night.

  • hay lee,
    are you sure about eating just 3 meals”or less” a day for weight loos? what about metabolism!!
    i think that will increase my weight “storing more fat”, becous of surviving strategy?
    i always hear about frequent meal burn more fats!

  • Started 6 weeks ago… also a daily exercise program… I’m not over weight and have very minimal body fat… my interest comes from the anti-aging and overall health benefits. Weekdays I typically do an 11-13… weekends 8-16… I started riding a bike in the evening this past week… i needed to add something to help with my energy increase.

  • I have always wondered why so many people with a history of eating disorders also become vegans? There seems to be a high stat on this. Thoughts?

  • Protein shake should be considered and counted as a normal meal. And yes, you can create a caloric deficit while still consumming the good amount of protein. You have to find out how many calories you need and adjust your fat and carbs in addition to your protein intake to create the deficit.

  • If people are fasting and then “binging” on food, but still loosing weight, your point against it is invalid… this is the whole point of this “diet” plan.

  • So… I didn’t quite catch it… Does that mean do eat in the morning and fast later in the day? Or fast in the morning and eat in the afternoon?

  • With IF, you are not harshly restricted to the kinds of foods you can eat,as long as its healthy.I haven’t given up fruit and sometimes I will have bread
    I do 18: 6 fasting and it’s become easy to stick to

  • tried the IF diet for a couple of months in the beginning of my weight loss journey. Yes I did lose weight but it was really hard escpecially as I went to the school at the same time. It was like my body was att 100% and my brain was in the clouds, some days I felt like shit and couldent focus right. I have sense quit IF and just sticking a “regular diet” aka calorie defecit which is the only thing you need to lose weight. After quting the IF diet I have still lost weight and I feel great. This was my experience and we are all different for some it works and for some it doesent you just gona need to find the best way for you.

  • “Rules” for eating, or push-back against them, would be a good topic to address. I don’t know where that comes from, but it’s not helping.

  • You didn’t address addictions to sugar. Which was me. Eat good protein and fat, no high glycemic carbs for two months. All my cravings went away which aloud me to eat better and less.

  • If you are on Induction of Atkins it is easy to go a day w/o eating. If you are doing any very low carb diet it is easy to go a day w/o eating but I can’t see anything as a fast if you eat from sunup to sundown. As well, one meal a day is not really a fast. It’s just your way of eating. If you eat on monday but not on tuesday and then you eat on wednesday, then you fasted on tuesday. OMaD is OMaD it should not be called a fast.

  • Awsome ��. Beautiful. I am a doctor and a fitness enthusiastand i say he explained nicely. Need people like this in health industry more.

  • Islam recommends fasting one month a year to clean the body well then intermittent fasting during the year….. people use to wonder how a little child ten years old can fast..it is doable… now everyone takes about fasting as a way to treat all health problems….if we follow our prophets we should solve our struggles on every level..because it is Devine law.which is never change…all about human benefits

  • I do ADF and do 8/16 on my eating day. I really like this schedule for all of the reasons you mentioned, especially regarding the benefits of autophagy. I am also vegan (low carb) and would like to know if you have have prepared began meals/menus. This would help me know that I am getting the nutrition I need to stay healthy. Any comments that you have for me will be appreciated.

  • Sir u are great, and u speak practical, iam a doctor and like all ur lectures. Intermittent fasting is practiced in Islam, every monday and Thursday in a week, and three days in a month, ie 13,14,15 th of lunar calendar, it is practiced by a practicing muslim, and fast in a month of Ramadan,. Just to obey ALLHA.

  • I’m the one who asked Autumn the same question before, and thanks so much for the video and advices given from Autumn and Kati. Although I’m still suffering Eating disorder, I believe there’s a way help me out and back on track. Thank you Autumn anyway, you helped me a lot:)

  • As someone with an eating disorder something that helped me a lot was my doctor telling me to focus on eating. I felt stressed because they didn’t want me to count, measure or pick apart everything. It felt so stressful just eating something without thinking about it and making sure it was “perfect” even though MY idea of perfect was extremely unhealthy and changing all the time. It really bothered me to not have certain foods that were okay and foods that weren’t. I really wanted them to help me choose foods to eat but they wanted me to stop trying to focus so much on cutting things out and trying to get me to focus on eating in general. They gave me extremely board guidelines basically just telling me to aim to have protein, fiber and fat with each meal. I get really hung up on eating the same thing everyday if I decide it has the right macros and I’m trying to work on eating more of a “rainbow” of foods. It isn’t easy because that want to make it just right is there and might always be there but I’m trying to focus on eating something even if it isn’t “perfect” to me because I need food to have energy and for my body to function.

  • I tend to be on 16 / 8, I have my eating window 10am 6pm, it’s works for me. Funny I don’t feel hungry, I had 4 boiled eggs at 10 am this morning and will not have anything until 5pm except coffee or water. Only been on KETO for 6 months and have reduce my BMI from obese to overweight, I have a liver scan on next Sat to see where my NAFLD is up to. I don’t actually miss carbs either.

  • Very honest and informative, thank you. I personally struggle with IF and low-carb since I’m running 1 or 2hrs every 2 days, early mornings (and being also on a vegan diet). I see very much the benefits but this is still a work in progress for me

  • I follow 20:4 intermittent fasting plus a full day fast every week.

    Results:
    Reverse aging(improvement in skin quality)
    Sustainable weight loss
    Better adaptability for sudden changes in meal routine and timings.

  • We being a future doctor so much to learn from you sir, drugs are not the always a solution for everything our body itself has a mechanism that can deal with many big problems

  • I have been keto/low carb strictly with intermittent fasting from 8 hours of eating to several days of fasting for 8 months and not lost any weight. I’m very strict and consulted a weight loss “expert”who told me my body thought I was going into starvation mode and stored everything as fat, and did not believe in the amount of fat in keto even though I was not eating the recommended daily amount, and told me it’s slowed my metabolism down so much it made it impossible for me to lose weight. He suggested I eat 3 meals a day with 2 snacks!! I’ve done heaps of research into nutrition and keto and even cooked compliant food for my son with late onset type 1 diabetes who was rated the worst case 10% in the world and was bedridden due to severe hypersensitive neuropathy who could barely walk and now is off all medication and insulin, his sugar levels are normal but still insulin resistant so needs to be diet controlled for life, and is now running 10 k’s per day. However non of it is working for me. I don’t know why and the so called expert even told me to stop eating Avocados and eat fruit, to which I replied I only ate very low amounts of berries as fruit is very high in sugar and that avocados have many times more magnesium then a banana which is just Full of sugar which is something I never eatl. Can you please help me on my journey as I just want to lose at least 15 kg and I feel like I’m doing all the right things and not getting any results. I can’t download your free lists because when I tried to press the download button it asked me to pay for the premium YouTube subscription which I can’t afford being on a disability pension. I hope you can answer my questions and help me on my journey to losing weight. Thank you kindly JOANI

  • eating more frequent meals is surely a better way to go than it is to be bloated and overeat at one time, but it’s also more about a practical point of view. When bulking, eating 3500+ calories, for example, can be hard to eat in 3 meals (it’s a lot of food at once..). So 6 meals is an easiest way to get all these calories in. As for the fat loss phase, as long as you keep training hard and do your cardio, your metabolism will stay high.

  • Yes I can let you know…in Cambodia 3 months IF & high fat/low carb…went from 76kg.-68kg.
    Came back to Australia continued to do that, 3 months later…went from 68kg-77kg.
    ???

  • There was a study that just released how type 2 diabetics benefit from fasting and actually increases insulin resistance not decreases.

  • Ive lost so much weight with intermittent, and keto. I have tried calorie restricted diet with carbohydrates, but i was hungy constantly. But in intermittent fasting and keto, i was not bery hungry, i felt satiated, yet lost weight.

  • Twice a week, I fast for 24 hours. Today’s one of my days, and I’m doing a more in-depth tune up; 36 hours! The longest I’ve ever fasted was 72 hours!

  • For the record. Hunter-gatherers eat everyday. Their primary source of calories for the most part, except in extreme environment, is not meat, which is not an everyday thing, it’s vegetables, fruits and cereals, etc. In general getting them is the women’s everyday job. They are not that different than us. Just so you know.

  • I do 16/8 with lunch and dinner and slowly work into 18/6. I find this routine easiest to stick to and very effective in shedding off a few pounds.

  • Eat 1/3
    Drink 1/3
    Keep empty 1/3
    For healthy living.
    If you have any health issues or overweight, intermittent fasting may help till you overcome

  • I would love to switch to Intermittened fasting and a lower carb diet than have I now at least. The problem I need to solve rn is, that I really do have to take medication in the morning and in the evening that I can’t just leave out or take in an 8 hour window thanks to cummulative based side effects. I need to space them out 12 Hours. And I do have to eat something with them, because otherwise they will be taken up in the gut too fast and I will have have side effects. So my question is: Should it still work to go into ketogenic state if I eat foods that are rich in fat in the morning and in the evening. Basically following a ketogenic diet in the morning and evening and eating only one meal during the day with carbs? If so, have any of you some experience with this?

  • “Bulking” is about caloric surplus, so yes, you can bulk while IF. Time your first meal to be after your workout and you’ll see more benefits because the body is more receptive to nutrients after a workout. IF increases hormones that help to use fat stores for energy, working out fasted helps spare muscle, and your natural growth hormone levels are higher while in a fasted state. Lots of benefits. Go to LeanGains com for more info and check out Brad Pilon as well.

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  • That’s as illogical as it gets. The body: “Wait a minute, I’m starving and need nutrients. Let me use up all my muscle and jeopardize the possibility of finding a food source.”

  • From an overall health standpoint, I think these 24+ hour fasts regularly aren’t the best. Call it broscience, but moderation seems to be the lesson in most cases. I can see 3 meals, or even 2 big ones in a 24 hour period as OK. But IMO some guys overdo it, neglecting things other than their precious muscle to fat ratio.

  • The hardest thing for me was finding the right time to IF. Today I did 11am-5pm and I believe this is the best eating window for me.
    The only problem I see is Im not that hungry when other times Ive been hungry all the time. Today was a good day. Not losing at fast as I would like and it is discouraging but I have alot of weight to lose so can understand it taking me longer to become fat adapted.

  • Love you sir……… If it would have been coming from a keto freak…..it would have been so flashy…..but beauty in your video is the simplicity…… Please keep up the good work