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Intermittent Fasting: Can it Slow Down Your Metabolism? (w/ Dr. Cabral)

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8 Things That Are Slowing Down Your Metabolism

Video taken from the channel: Siim Land


8 Tips To Restore Your Metabolism After an Eating Disorder

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Buteyko Breathing Exercises in 3 minutes by Patrick McKeown

Video taken from the channel: Buteyko Clinic International


8 Mistakes That Don’t Allow You to Burn Fat Faster

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Sadly, you have a slow metabolism. Or you can’t seem to lose weight. Or both. Related: Find the Best Fat Burning and Weight Loss Supplements If you can’t speed up your metabolism to save your life, you’ve come to the right place. This article focuses on habits and practices that can slow down a metabolism.

Health experts identify the everyday habits that can lead to a slow metabolism and offer tips on how to give it a boost to stay healthy. The post 11 Everyday Habits That Secretly Slow Your. Spacing out meals far apart lets your metabolism really slow down by the time you eat again.

4. Low and slow Lila Seeley. For exercise that is. Keeping your workouts low intensity for a shorter duration not only ensures that you don’t get too high of a caloric deficit, but it also help keeps your metabolism slower.

A highly effective method of how to slow down your metabolism is to sit down as much as possible. You can sit in the car, at your desk, on the couch, at the table, and at other places. Just keep in mind that while this will slow your metabolism, it is also very bad for your health. Trying having a meal or snack before going to bed. If you exercise an hour a day, but spend the other 23 hours sitting or lying down, your metabolism will slow down.

Sitting for longer than 20 minutes can put your body into a more relaxed, non-energy-burning state. If your job keeps you chained to a desk or behind the wheel, get up once an hour to move around for a few minutes. Foods that have a higher fat content will also slow down your metabolism because it cannot be digested quite as easily as some other foods that slow your metabolism down. It is important to remember to stay away from fried and fast foods and munch away on low-fat desserts, baked chips, nuts, seeds, eggs, avocado, fish etc. 2. Exercise Mildly.

You’re not crazy – if you’re over 60, or even as young as 50, your metabolism is slowing down on you. It’s a natural part of the aging process – insert eye roll here – but seriously, it’s inevitable. While we do want to briefly cover what’s happening to your metabolism, rest assured there are ways to increase it, and we’ll show you how.

1. Your Genes. Metabolism is how your body changes food into energy. If your body is slow at burning calories while you rest or sleep, you probably got that from your parents, through your genes.

Skip meals. If you want to decrease your metabolic rate, start skipping meals. This is not a healthy way to lower your metabolism, but it’s effective. Skipping meals causes the body to think that it might have to start preparing for famine, causing it to lower its metabolism in an effort to save energy. In addition to helping you feel full, high protein intake can significantly increase the rate at which your body burns calories (6, 7, 8).

The increase in metabolism that occurs after digestion is.

List of related literature:

Accelerate Metabolism 5.

“The Warrior Diet: Switch on Your Biological Powerhouse for High Energy, Explosive Strength, and a Leaner, Harder Body” by Ori Hofmekler
from The Warrior Diet: Switch on Your Biological Powerhouse for High Energy, Explosive Strength, and a Leaner, Harder Body
by Ori Hofmekler
North Atlantic Books, 2007


“Linda Page's Healthy Healing: A Guide to Self-healing for Everyone” by Linda G. Rector-Page
from Linda Page’s Healthy Healing: A Guide to Self-healing for Everyone
by Linda G. Rector-Page
Traditional Wisdom, 2000

Exercise can also increase metabolism.

“Natural Bodybuilding” by John Hansen
from Natural Bodybuilding
by John Hansen
Human Kinetics, 2005

Remember that the thermic effect of food can increase your metabolic rate from 5 to 15 percent after a meal, and the more small meals you eat per day, the faster your metabolism will be.

“The Supercharged Hormone Diet: A 30-Day Accelerated Plan to Lose Weight, Restore Metabolism, and Feel Younger Longer” by Natasha Turner
from The Supercharged Hormone Diet: A 30-Day Accelerated Plan to Lose Weight, Restore Metabolism, and Feel Younger Longer
by Natasha Turner
Rodale Books, 2013

The only true solutions have to take into consideration ALL THE FACTORS that either help or reduce the metabolism.

“The Power of Your Metabolism” by Frank Suarez
from The Power of Your Metabolism
by Frank Suarez
New Leaf Distributing Company, 2009

Decrease metabolism: MAOI.

“Clinically Oriented Pharmacology” by Dr J G Buch
from Clinically Oriented Pharmacology
by Dr J G Buch
Quick Review of Pharmacology,

To do this effectively the metabolism has to slow down.

“I've Made Up My Mind...Don't Confuse Me with the Facts!” by Chris Axon
from I’ve Made Up My Mind…Don’t Confuse Me with the Facts!
by Chris Axon
Xulon Press, Incorporated, 2007

It accomplishes this through several mechanisms, including lowering the basal metabolic rate, reducing general activity levels, and stimulating the appetite.14 Raising leptin levels reverses these effects, which is one of the reasons you feel better when you stop restricting your calories and return to normal eating.

“Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body” by Michael Matthews
from Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
by Michael Matthews
Waterbury Publishers, Incorporated, 2019

Eat too few calories, and your body will either lose weight or slow down your metabolism; that is, slow down the rate of chemical reactions related to anabolism and catabolism, leaving you with less energy.

“Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food” by Jeff Potter
from Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food
by Jeff Potter
O’Reilly Media, 2010

You have to give your metabolism a reset period.

“The Dubrow Diet: Interval Eating to Lose Weight and Feel Ageless” by Heather Dubrow, Terry Dubrow, MD, FACS
from The Dubrow Diet: Interval Eating to Lose Weight and Feel Ageless
by Heather Dubrow, Terry Dubrow, MD, FACS
Bird Street Books, 2018

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  • I don’t really like to eat a lot of burgers and I think this is going to sound really weird, I don’t like pizza, fries meh but I still have a little belly

  • Is keto ever a good idea for women long term? Because I can’t seem to tolerate carbs at all. I have a naturally muscular body type.

  • intermittent Fasting & OMAD with keto diet will definitely not slow down your metabolism. According to Dr Jason Fun,. If your caloric intake is about 2500 to maintain your weight but since your eating once it would be tough to eat 2500 calories all in 1 meal, you will be full about 1800 calories. As a result you’ll be in a caloric defecit but your body will make some adjustments by automatically eating on its own using your stored body fats to cover the defecit of 500-700 calories =2500 calories which is the reason why your metabolism will not slow down plus the effects of intermittent Fasting will actually speed up your basal metabolic rate.

  • People say that you are supposed to eat regular calories on fasting but then how do you lose weight? If you don’t look at calories, if your body has all the energy it needs why would it turn to fat stores?

  • Diet Plan called Custokebon Secrets kept appearing here on many videos and I thought they were scams. However after my cooworker follow it, and finally lost a lot of weight by using it without starving herself. I’m persuaded. Do not take my own word for it, search for Custokebon Secrets on the google search engine.

  • Decided to stop doing 20-22 hour fasts cos I was eating from 5pm-11pm. I should try to get my food in between 96 some days and only fast 3 days per week.

  • Hello it’s been 15 years since I have had an eating disorder but my body isn’t recovering due to my thyroid. As a a teenager I was very obese but went on a diet when I was 21 and got obsessed with losing too much weight which led to anorexia and bulimia. Fast forward 15 years later I don’t have any eating disorders now but the body feels like it’s starving even though I eat plenty of food. I take medication for my underactive thyroid but it’s not helping. It’s been really frustrating for 15 years. I have recovered mentally from my eating disorder but the body keeps going backwards and now my metabolism is out of whack and I’m always hungry. I live in Australia and no doctors understand why I feel like I’m starving all the time.

  • Fantastic video!!, Something that I am currently working on, the carb cycling, boosting my metabolism and intermittent fasting! Thank you so much for all you do! Excellent content, looking forward to continue to learn/follow you!

  • To everyone who overeat like me all u have to do is drink a lot of water and then think something disgusting like bugs on food ����

  • On the chart introduced @ 4:52 there is an ‘Afterburn Training’ category. Would that mean HIIT training? Do you know what they used in the study?

  • Respira hasta que sientas que no obtienes suficiente aire.
    Respira ligero
    Respira muy lento.
    Respira muy suave.
    Muy silencioso.
    siente como si hicieras una caminata ligera.
    Fuera de la mente
    Dentro de la respiración
    Observa Tu boca se llena de saliva
    Respira muy suave y muy ligero.
    Respira Lento, amable y suave
    Todo lo que tienes que hacer es sentir el aire que entra y sale de tu nariz.
    Mientras más lento y ligero respires traeras a tu cuerpo del estado de Stress a la relajación…

  • who else was accidentally starving themselves and then developed anorexia for the past 4 years and been eating 200-600 calories a day and don’t want to blow up like a balloon when they eat the right amount.

  • Drinking pop/soda is one big mistake people make when trying to lose weight. Occasionally having a can isn’t bad but with lunch and dinner daily is havoc on your body

  • Bright side is my all to go to for all questions they give you an insight that you can very easily coordinate into your lifestyle. Thank you for all your lifestyle help I truly love you guys

  • So is like having a cheat day once a week a bad thing for the thyroid? i usually do omad and do fasted exercise every 5 days a week and 16:8 on one of the weekends and btw im 17

  • I wonder if there is a difference between someone who is trying to lose a lot of weight and where Thomas is today? I have been doing fasting with great results and have tried to decrease the frequency and it really interfered with my weight loss. I thought that the calorie counting is misleading in terms of “lowering my metabolism” because if I am burning fat I am adding the stores calories that I am utilizing.

  • Here’s my personal suggestion: Try to create a deficit of 500 calories per day. Achieve this deficit by combining diet and exercise. I’d recommend aiming for an even split between the two to get that 500. 250 calories from each of these is a pretty achievable thing for most people if they stick with it. If you do this every single day you will lose around 1 pound a week. I believe any plan that aims to lose more than 1 pound a week is on the straight and narrow highway to failure.

    You also need to accept a couple things upfront if you want to lose weight and keep it off:

    1) You didn’t gain the weight in a few weeks or even months. You are not going to lose it all in that amount of time either.
    2) As you lose more weight you will have to decrease your calorie intake or increase your exercise. Many people give up because they see results in the first few weeks to a month and then the numbers either stop or even going in the wrong direction. As you lose weight your body needs less energy for the same lifestyle. This means you need to eat a little less or exercise a little more progressively throughout your journey. My suggestion would be to increase the deficit by 50 calories a week after the first month. Understand though that this is not really an added deficit, just maintaining the same deficit percentage as when you started.
    3) Maintaining a healthy weight is a life long challenge. You are not embarking on a 3 month, 6 month, 1 year or whatever journey. You are embarking on a journey that will need to last until they tag and bag you.

    The good news is that if you reach a healthy weight you can start weight maintenance instead of weight loss. Maintaining your weight is actually pretty easy as long as you eat healthy and exercise 3-4 days a week.

  • This seems contradicting to Dr. Fung saying and showing clinical trials that show an increase in BMR with Alternate Day fasting? He also talks about how your body doesn’t recognize calories, it only recognizes hormones. Im confused, just when I thought I was beginning to understand fasting!

  • Breathing through my nose only for a few minutes makes me feel like i have to catch my breath with my mouth. Aside from that, i think I’ve developed dyspnea basically overnight from major stress and esophagitis pain with associated anxiety and panic attacks. Will this help with both problems?

  • This is an excellent video.
    That said, I have yet to meet a person who fasts everyday (for longevity reasons) that has not changed their body composition.
    To me, fasting has one goal: feeling better. The result is almost instantaneous. If my body shape changes in the process, then fine. But what I know for sure, is that I already feel better when fasting. My goal is already achieved. If fasting becomes as complicated as dieting was during the last 20 years, then there’s really no point.

  • So as someone who has been fasting every day with OMAD on 1800 calories, how do i get back to my normal range? (I am still losing fat with these numbers normally)

  • We start yesturday fasting for one month as a muslim we start fast at 5.30 am morning and the break fast at 8.30 pm no water no food no nothing untill 8.30 pm. This is make flush for our body.

  • I actually gain a lot of weight during recovery and more during pregnancy. Now I’m severely over weight but asking myself how to safely lose weight without triggering anything.

  • This is dangerous rubbish. See Buteyko Method in Wikipedia Hyperventilation does not cause asthma or other illnesses. Nose breathing with lip pressure counteracts
    asthma naturally by a reflex.
    Mr. McKeown as an Irishman should kiss the Blarney Stone again and give up breathing exercises.

  • I made this mistake 1 or 2 years ago, sometimes you don’t really understand something fully unless you fuck up. now I realize where I was overdoing things. you’ve covered all the areas as I was prepared. I’ve watched another video on this subject. this time I’m doing things different.

  • I feel totally relaxed after a deep breath….I never understood how Buteyko gets away with gaslighting us that this is not the case

  • #6 is False. IF should have a longer period of time fasting and a shorter period of eating. 16 Hrs Fasting and 8 hours to eat anything you want.

  • Wish you could go over brain fog, how it incapacitates you and being dysregulated for so long. It’s hard for me to move forward and when I do have clarity it always rears it’s ugly head to where I’m overly anxious do back into freeze….so sick of this. It’s been years of this…which has made me isolate and now have a sleep fear phobia. Anyways hope to hear from you. So I sabotage due to probably learned helplessness and the brainfog is the coping mechanism due to emotional abuse and narc stuff. Gaslighting.

  • Hope you answer this! How about still fasting with different caloric intake and more flexebility with the time(eating window)… so we get more time to eat then caloric intake increase without skipping fating and the benefits from it. I think this solve the problem, at least in my opinion!
    I fall in trap very easily when I am not fasting and it is always not so easy to fast after not fasting days. Who agree with me?

  • Around 27:20 about carrying burdens. I feel my family sees me like my mother although I’ve been exposed to more education and I’m well aware of a lot of things. When I think of myself having a child I feel like people don’t think I can take care of one… I’m starting to think it’s something like your talking about.

  • Thanks! Very useful. I eat very healthily and exercise regularly with a good mix of boxing and weight lifting but some days I feel so lethargic for seemingly no reason. Think this may be why.

  • This is Anapanasatti sutra practiced in Wat Suan Mokkh in Thailand. Why is it called Buteyko technique? He simply took it from Shakyamuni Buddha and called it his!!!

  • Ok I have a question, if you only eat 1000 calories and your body wants more I was under the impression it would use your body fat to make up the difference. If that is true why would this slow down your metabolism? If your body wants energy the body will find it? What am I missing?

  • I don’t understand how he can say that this shouldn’t be stressful, but then he says you should feel like you’re not getting enough air. If I feel like I’m not getting enough air, I’m going to panic, which is pretty stressful to me. So, I really don’t understand what he’s talking about.

  • Would you say 24-72 on a regular basis boosts metabolism? If so, aren’t people that are fasting a lot gonna have a very high metabolism (considering they aren’t inhibiting it in other ways)? Am asking because fasting usually makes people poop less thus maybe it’s an indication for a slow metabolism

  • Siim! speaking about tyroid, the reason why T3 goes down on Keto is because T3 Sensibility goes up exponentially as carbs are reduced in the system less T3 is needed in order to produce the same effect. Same happens with Leptin and also insulin, SENSIBILITY is more important than CONCENTRATION, when it comes about Hormones.

  • My Story: tl:dr Wish I never dieted and restricted calories. It all started when watching a video of George Russell the formula 1 driver doing his exercises topless. He was fit and I wanted to look like him, so I became engulfed in loosing body fat. So I went on a calorie restricted diet from December 2019. Did it for 6 months and lost about 10kg. I was 77kg and went to 67kg so I was already healthy, being a 182cm male. I felt pretty good after the weight loss but unfortunately most of the weight lost was in my legs, arms and neck, mostly muscle and bit of fat. My ribs started to show too. Last few weeks I’ve snapped (proving that the body will always win with hormones) and pretty much eaten meals till my stomach is full and gouging in food. Every day it ends up bloated. Sucks because I realise now I lost a lot of muscle. My arms and chest were so broad, now they look quite pathetic. I could do more than 12 push ups pre diet, this morning I tried and could only do 6. No women or guy respects a skinny guy. Scary looking back at my behaviour, I showed signs of disordered eating: became obsessed with food (watched tons of food challenge, mukbangs, nutrition vids, followed chefs and food on insta), was so cold even with 5 layers on, sex drive vanished (literally haven’t touched my d since then) a lot more moody, counted calories, fasted, pooped only a couple times a week and weight checked every day. (all these common in the Minnesota experiment). Just don’t do it people. Wish I never had. Now trying to lift more weights and eat normally. It’s going to be a long road back. But I’ve been getting night sweats lately and feeling warmer so I think my metabolism is increasing. Once I hit 80kg I’ll be back to normal and will never diet again. Thank you for your video

  • Breathing is a crucial part of Yoga, practice for thousands of years by Hindu’s. What’s new? This is a new name for an age old technique.

  • Awesome. Thank you for sharing this with us. I’m using this a lot in my practice aswell. This really helps for patients who I treat with headacks. Thank you so much. I also let them read about you and your findings. It is so much easier for them to start breathing true there aperture. Is it allright for you that I use it? We as physio specialist would love to learn more from you. Also about breathing and sports, one of our Physio’s is specialist in running problems, so this should be one subject to be discussed in the treatments.

  • Eine Suche nach “Buteyko Pseudoscience” führt zu 550000 Ergebnissen.

    Die Buteykoatmung war wirkungslos. Tägliches Rumpfbeugen aus dem Yoga hat mein chronisches Asthma geheilt

  • If I eat 1200kcal per day normally, but on Saturday I eat around 2500kcal, on Sunday around 2000kcal, will my metabolism slow down?

  • I can’t digest anything you are naming to speed up metabolism. Its been decades now I can’t digest anything and have trouble eliminating. Thank you for this video

  • Getting just a little confused here. As i understand it, we limit our carbs and food intake to allow fat burning with KETO. But it seems there’s also the metabolism dilemma. Doing too much IF can limit calories and possibly lower our overall metabolism. So we have to watch out for that as well. KETO tells us WHAT to burn (as in body fat) but Metabolism is the RATE at which we burn fat… so we shouldn’t ignore that as well. Please correct me if I am wrong. Trying to understand Metabolism as well as fat burning in light of the KETO diet in conjunction with IF.

  • Very informative little girl with olive oil was precious. I have to disagree about cardio work outs there seems to be this battle over weight training sculpting and cardio.I think both are beneficial if your moving your burning calories period. Thank you for video ��

  • It still surprise me, just how some people don’t know about Custokebon Secrets, even though lots of people get great result with it. Thanks to my cousin who told me about Custokebon Secrets, I’ve lost plenty of weight with it without starving myself.

  • Hey! So I’ve been big all my life and within the last 8 months I’ve lost over half of my body weight by starving myself and over exercising. I went from 285lbs 8 months ago to the 133lbs I currently weight now. I’m an 18 year old male who is 6 foot 1. So basically I need to eat a lot and whatever I want, stop the exercising in order to get some weight back and solidify my system back to a healthy weight? Please help girl!

  • why do Ou speak about cheeses,butter and dairy if your own recovery was rather vegan,plant based????????????like i read your articles and brainswasED…

  • A year after recovery, I relapsed a little bit. But I dont have extreme hunger like I used to. Its actually the opposite. I rarely get hungry. Ive had small “binges” on chips, ice cream, oreos, etc. but then I just feel extremely full and disgusting after and then feel full for days. I feel colder than normal, I have no energy, and I keep getting constipated. Please help

  • Not sure when I should stop breathing in. Should I inhale to my lungs are totally filled or should I just slowly breath in for a few seconds and then start to exhale?

  • Well calories are the same. If you eat avocado and almonds worth of 3000 calories you will gain weight for sure. Having caloric deficit will make you loose weight

  • So i am hectomorph and have a fast metabolism, so what would be perfect for me? I tried out eating 1 day nothing i felt that day at the end especially really tired and brain fogged,the next days after the fast as i started eating i gained weight and more fat on the body even i didnt eat that much calories as i usually do…i felt like my bodys metabolism slowed not sure what to do.

  • The problem with cardio, some people do it because they just love it. I like cycling. Enough to do around 800km last month. Nice video man.

  • Getting on keto, and fasting helped me to lose weight and improved my ability to breath through the nose by reducing fungal infections. I also took some anti-fungals or fungicidal supplements. I can breath through my nose much better that I can do these exercises.

  • I´m trying to recover from bulimia and anorexia but it´s so hard bc I have a lot of digestive problems.. I ate almost 3000kcal at the biggining but now I can´t digest anything and I´m eating around 1500 1700 kcal but I´m still so bloated and during the night I feel like all the food is still in my stomach:( I´m trying to eat more dense foods that are caloric dense but I still have the restricting mentality.. I already gained 15 kilos and I don´t want to gain any more!:((

  • The real story of The Biggest Loser was the over exercise component. If they had waited to work out after weight loss, the results would be better.
    It’s not like they could bring a personal trainer home.
    I lost weight, and have been maintaining it because I didn’t work out until I got below ideal. So many people assumed I worked out to get my results because they could see my muscle at the end.
    I generally ate once a day. Fasting was key.

  • Guys I need help, I don’t know what to do anymore. I’ve been depressed for years and I’ve never wanted to be anorexic. I want to eat and I’m really hungry but I just don’t have an appetite. When I try to eat I only eat a little bit. I’m not getting the food I need. I really need help. How can I fix what’s going on?

  • I’ve only listened to a little of the beginning of this and I’ve already lost a lot of respect for Tom. You say if you fast too much it could be detrimental. If you fast too much it is detrimental or it wouldn’t be too much. That’s the kind of sentence structure makes me realize that you’re not thinking or else you’re wanting to cover your ass so much that you’re not wanting to communicate anything.

    when you say if you fast your metabolism will go down That’s in direct contradiction to what’s been found by Dr Jason Fung.

  • I let myself eat whatever i wanted on Saturday and ate 10k calories. Then on Sunday, i ate about 4k and today im at around 2500 so far. It will probably be around 4k again. When can I go back to eating like a normal human? I have my energy back and im no longer cold, but I feel awful about myself when I eat this much

  • I just want to know: how long do we follow these tips after recovery? Forever? Wouldnt it be harmful to always eat more salt, all processed stuff, not exercise still till forever? Please respond!

  • I wish they would stick to one body type, give a decent protocol to follow (explaining why it works) and then move to the next type of body type.

    I’m a big guy, muscle and fat (6’6″-340 lbs), who feels comfortable eating OMAD for extended periods of time, but I’m interested if I should strive to eat around 2000+ calories per day. What is a good protocol? I don’t necessarily care if I slow down my metabolism if I still get the results I want. I DEFINITELY want the benefits of autophagy but also the boosts in HGH. As far as not getting enough phytonutrients from one meal, wouldn’t juicing solve that problem?

    I want to put on muscle while shedding pounds. I think I would weigh around 250 lbs if I was fairly lean (I was 240 in high school at 6’3″, and shredded, but also had more muscle).

  • This was super helpful! Thank you ��. I’m growing some capacity…yay! But when I think about releasing my survival energy, it feels overwhelming because of the trauma from in utero through my early 40s. When I start releasing, will the stuff coupled with specific events release with it? I have so much it feels like it will take forever to release it all.

  • Hi, thanks for sharing this interesting video! Do you also recommend this method for people who suffered from anorexia nervosa a long time?Because I experience indigestion and other digestion issues since I started recovery what makes it difficult to eat regularly because at the moment I often still feel very full after breakfast. Do you think that this method would be advisable anyway?

  • Mixing way too many different types of food during your meal. I usually try to have no more than three on my plate. The stomach needs consistency in order breakdown all the ingredients we are sending down there.

  • I’m recovering from EDNOS and once fasted 10 days, which ruined my metabolism. But can I still intermittent fast? I really enjoy it but will it be bad for my metabolism?

  • Would love a video on how to raise your metabolism and maintenance calories back up coming out of a cut to reduce rapid fat regain

  • On 2-26-2019, in Keto & Metabolism: Long-term Effects on Ketogenic Dieting, at 5:21, Thomas says “What if I told you that the ketogenic diet actually doesn’t affect your resting metabolic rate?” He backs that up with scientific studies in respected journals. Not opinions, as expressed in this one.

  • Real interesting. I’m an ectomorph and I’m doing great on Keto and intermittent fasting. I’m shedding fat, preserving muscle and my mental clarity is great. Currently at 9-10% body fat from about 15%. So much in terms of results is in what you eat and when you eat.

  • A web search for Buteyko pseudoscience found 550000 hits. Buteyko breathing was completely useless for me. My chronic asthma was cured with yoga (forward standing bends touching my feet). Daily training is needed.

  • Thanks for the videos. So helpful. I have a too long history of severe restricting and overexercising. I can’t even believe I did it for so long and that my body actually survived it. I’m eating now and have stopped exercising, and you’re right, I have not gained any weight.

  • Mine is quite bad gaining weight on 1400 cal and 12 mile run(weight restored) I can lose but then I gain it again, it often takes 3 hours daily to avoid eight gain negative labs for hyopothyroid. I am quite large, My relationship with family has been affected and I have stopped going out in public as much. I am also mad at the medical team as my weight is solid fat no strength. What is wrong with it. I am now afraid to eat and extremely cold and feeling weak

  • Its still astonish me just how some people do not know about Custokebon Secrets (search on google) even though a lot of people lost a lot of weight with it. Thanks to my buddy who told me about this. I’ve lost a ton of weight.

  • I suffer from chronic fatigue. The problem I have is when I do intuitive eating. At some point a few months in when eating a lot of fat and sugar, my liver area starts to burn and hurt, I stop being hungry and I feel like vomiting for 3-4 days and it gets real scary. Do you have any clients that this has happen to?

  • I am struggling understanding why you want to increase the levels of CO2 in your blood by applying this exercise. And why you want to activate your sympathetic nervous system instead of allowing yourself to be relaxed and digest. Increasing the levels of CO2 in your body will make your blood to become acidic. And diseases thrive in an acidic environment. The ideal is to be alkaline! And by the way I tried this exercise and it didn’t work. It actually made me feel horrible. I had to use my usual techniques to balance back my levels of pH to feel better again. I will continue my studies and revisit this technique in the future. As per now, this is really going against of what I believe.

  • is it normal to have felt more anxious after finishing the video? I have had shortness of breath episodes that happen mostly when I do sports. I already went to a heart doctor and I have nothing but the last crisis was huge, I was very accelerated with the feeling of being out of breath after a leg workout. Where can I start? i feel lost, i have been doing a lot of research in the last few days but i don’t know where to start changing my breathing pattern especially when i workout because i very fast heart bit and this leads to anxiety and fear.

    exercise should be something to combat stress but in my case sometimes I end training even more anxious

  • hi, thanks for your tips! Do you have any video about how to deal with pressure and pushing from other people when recovering. Sometimes my familiy or friends don’t understand that I have to take it step by step when eating together otherwise fear will set me off if someone is constantly paying attention to my plate and making comments.

  • Another great vidoe Elisa. I’ve alwasy been told my cold hands and feet are due to Reynauds. No one has ever told me to eat more warming foods vs cooling foods. So glad to have found your videos and information.

  • I don’t understand, @ 11:46 he said if ur only eating 1000 calories while intermittent fasting over a long period of time, and then you eat 1800 you’ll start gaining weight.. how does this make sense? if you’re only eating 1000 calories… and then you start fasting.. your body will dventually start burning fat stores assuming you have a suitable amount to use. so wouldn’t your metabolism go up since your tapping into it?

  • Hi, what you would think about imt in this kind caloric shedule; 18-6h time period total 1200kcal a day. First day 3 meals, second 2 meals, third 1 meal, fourth prolonged 24h h water fast. then daily up from 1 to 3 meals and again water fast for 24h. By the way your videos is seems a lot scientific a knoewledgeible good info, thanks.

  • I have scoliosis and hypermobility so core exercises help me so much with back pain, it is definitely about the mindset. No hit, no cardio, just some some minutes of using your own body weight to help if you have some sort of problem like me or low bone density. Mind you I said a few minutes!

  • Skipping dinner solves so many problems as fat cells r insulin resistant at night insulin sensitive at day so they easily store fat after sun set.

  • This view of metabolism change with daily fasting is at odds with Dr Jason Fung’s view and the studies he references to support his view. I am not saying this is wrong, but metabolism change has lasting effects and the truth needs to be determined.

  • I had to move back in with my mom after having freedom for several years. The damage to my health couldn’t be more obvious… weight gain like I’ve never experienced, plus what appears to be rheumatoid arthritis. The stress of raising my son in her house and constantly encountering the same toxic methods of child rearing that she used on me is re-traumatizing but eye opening. I’m grateful for this experience but I have got to find a way out before my health fails further.

  • Thomas, I just wanted to send you a brief message to express my thanks and gratitude for all the great health information and for sharing your very educative opinions on keto, fasting, and overall just doing what’s right for your body to live a long life and become a healthier person! Keep up the great work! Many thanks again to you! You have a lifelong subscriber and advocate for your channel here! Much respect to you ��

  • When inhaling/exhaling, does it matter how long the duration of the breathe is as long as it is light and through the nose? Or is it the same as the control pause exercise where you take a short duration of a breathe?

  • Hey I was just wondering could you help me. I am in anorexia recovery and I have gained some weight but still need to gain more. Can I start minnienaud even though I’m half way through recovery xxx

  • Just wanna share my experience: I had stuffed nose for about a year, maybe a year and half, without finding a solution. I went to doctors and they only gave me some nose drops and sprays to use for some time. They did help, but only for a short time until I had to take another dose. This was no permanent solution. I knew it, doctors knew it. I was told to keep the given treatment until the end and if the treatment does not fully solve the problem then I’ll probably have to have some kind of operation to widen the nose canals (or something like that). Luckily, few weeks before this I accidentally found out about Buteyko. All the problems I had for over a year were solved withing 10 minutes of doing these exercises (restricted shallow, breathing).
    The things that made my case much worse are all the lies about “deep” breathing. I would get stuff nose and I would try all kinds of other “deep breathing” exercises that only made things worse. One time I almost went unconscious.

  • sorry, but i tried all that you said, didnt work. I also cant drink less than 3.5L of water per day else i get a so bad headache that medicine wont heal, takes 2-3days with it, i cant feel well, i cant process thoughts well, my body naturally demands A LOT of water. I have bad circulation and water retention tho. I gained 60 kg in a few months eating 400kcal a day and doing gym, not budging at night, i started eating better and body seemed to respond but sadly its gotten even worse, now i need to eat 200kcal per day else those 400kcal will put on 1-2kg the next day, I dont have any problems already checkedwithdoc except of extremely rare real low insanely low metabolism. So im worried body will respond worse, i might need to eat only a lettuce per day else i get fat. There was a time id get 1kg fromdrinking 200kcal of light milk only all day. Seriously, and stress i cant get rid of, my family used military torture on me and i cant live far from them because i am brazilian poor as a fucked nearly homeless, i spent from my age 3 and half begging for food and job until my actual age of 32 now, they never give me jobs, i need to survive trying to sell shit on streets. I cant afford to go out and have fun, i dont have friends, i cant do my hobbies else family punishes me but i cant really do most of them because i cant afford to replace my broken rig, i almost died of starvation so many times inmy life since child until now, i tried doctors to try to lose weight and eat like a normal human being but theyonly stole my money. i no longer hae money and i think honestly i wont find a cure. Regardless if i work outor not, eat better or not, eat more warm food or not, body doesnt respond. I think i have a rare level of slow metabolism syndrome and no doctor can help me because the ones in brazil are way too ignorant and corrupt, the ones worldwide want moneythat i cant offer. I believe ill hit 150kg soon being 5`1 eating 200-400kcal per day. Sadly. I will never be happy with my body, due tofamiliar torture and lifetime poverty, i developed a bad skin infection that all dermatologists gave up curing, it wrecks my skin to the point i get scars all over and cut bits, black head even behind my knees for example, i think its 3 skin problems in one, all over nearly my entire body, i also am rare type of stretch all over my body, i have it even on my knees and ankles….i cant dress pretty because theyre bigger than 2 thumbs. etc reallynobody can help me and was thinking of asking guiness book to register my scenario as worst in the world, lowest metabolism and the creepiest skin issue that nobody can find a curefor and for being stretch rarely any skin on. Anyway i wish i could have help for free, but i never got help, humans are shit and will never give a damn, ill die hating humanity and God. I also had so bad ulcers that almost penetrated tru my stomach cuz doc way too ignorant gave me wrong medicine and it got worse, i take now right medicine and eat cabbage all the time to not let it open, but eating 1 lettuce a day to not get fat might reopen my stomach and kill me before hunger does or my metabolism does due to overweight of 150kg which is toomuch for my heighbt, ill die before reaching that. Thanks for thetips, sadly, i think theres no saving for me…

  • Siim, if someone is eating carnivore or a very low carb keto diet, how often should they fully break ketosis and have some good fruit/roots? Once a month? Or once every few months?

  • For a vegan, what warming food might you recommend for someone like me who won’t eat processed foods like vegan icecream, bread, vegan cheese, etc?
    Also, I don’t eat any salt…

  • All amazing pointsdidn’t even think about the water or the warming/cooling foods!!!
    Keep making videos you are saving lives Elisa you deserve so many more followers!

  • I know this is an old video, but I wanted to point out that intermittent fasting does not automatically presume caloric restriction. If you only eat one meal a day, but consume all your calories at that time, then there’s no change, except that you’re not hammering your insulin multiple times a day.

  • So I don’t know where else to ask this question, so i’ll ask it here. Maybe someone can help me…any advice would be appreciated.

    I’m 5’5″ and I was 17 when my ED was at it’s depths. (I’d had the ED mindest all my life, but only then was I physically participating it) I went from 135lb to 96lb in almost a year. It started off with restriction and over exercising with the occasional purging episode. (I lost my period a long the way, tho it returned when I hit 120lb)

    At the worst of it I was eating 400 700 calories a day and exercising for over an hour a day. It wasn’t until a year after it all started that I finally caved in and told my family how much I was struggling…I started “recovery” and started eating again. Everything was “okay” at first but as you’ve mentioned before, I started bingeing and of course that freaked me out. So I turned to bulimia. (My family no longer allowed me to exercise and made sure I ate, so I had no other way to compensate for the bingeing)

    Before, when I restricted, I didn’t purge by vomiting very much. Only very rarely. But when the binges started so did the purging. I only stopped because it messed up my electrolytes and blood pressure so badly that I would pass out. I also started having chest pains. Those two things, along with the emotional tole it took on myself and my family, really gave me a wake up call. I stopped purging.

    Anyway, the binges kept happening until I hit the 135lb 145lb range. But of course, while I was physically recovered, I was not mentally recovered. Especially since most of my clothes no longer fit and I now had the same fat rolls that sent me over the edge in the first place.

    So this is where I am now. I’ll be 20 next month and for the past few months i’ve been restricting and exercising excessively. I have anywhere from 800 1,400 calories a day and I do cardio for at least an hour and a half or longer a day.

    Obviously I feel like shit. I was 146lb and I lost down to 139lb until my weight loss stalled. Now i’m not losing at all despite working out excessively and restricting. I guess my question is…I know something is wrong. This isn’t normal. But if I do the MM guidelines, i’ll definitely gain those 6lbs back that I worked so hard to lose. Not to mention i’m not skinny. I’m very flabby and chubby. I don’t need to gain any more weight. I’ve gone beyond the weight I was pre-ed but I don’t know what else to do to fix my metabolism or hunger cues…

    Any advice? from anyone? i’m so confused and defeated.

  • More than than a year ago I was under tension and sick but after I recovered, I’m facing breathing problem or breathless at evening at evening since last one year. Is this exercise going to help me?

  • Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with bloating?
    I’ve been recovering for almost three months now but I never experienced extreme hunger, I don’t get hungry at all. Do some people have this issue as well? I also workout 30 minutes 5 days a week cause I though it would increase my hunger but nothing happens. The big issue for me is that I’m scared of eating carbs and fats and mainly focus on protein. Does anybody have an tips? ��

  • I am a classic example of how over dieting and over exercising and over fasting will lower metabolism. I was maybe 20lbs over weight in my thirties and began a long pattern of water fasting for 10 or more days regularly; plus exercised (a lot of cardio) and ate low calorie but not low carb; finally by my late 50s I could no longer starve off the extra weight, and was beginning to put on 5-6lbs a year until I was over sixty pounds overweight; that’s when I went low carb to lose the weight, and cut back on cardio. I do not lose weight easily despite being very disciplined. You can seriously lower your metabolism.Younger folks need to believe that starving yourself will slow your body’s metabolic rate. I’m a fan of fasting for healing, but it’s will slow down metabolism for most people. I’m a senior now and it is true your body slows down with age, despite my regular daily 2-3 mile walks and serious weight training 3x a week. A day or two of fasting is fine, sensible exercise, and eating a good very low carb diet is best.
    Edit: I was always a poor sleeper and finally took steps to have the best sleep environment:no lights, cool, quiet, blue light blockers, etc. Sleep is key to weight and mental clarity and feeling positive.

  • okay I found where u address obese people never find ding their hunger cues…video….will I gain weight if I don’t restrict….thanks Elise…your videos are God sent!

  • Hi Siim,

    I’ve been facing bloating issues for years now I’ve performed endoscopy trying to figure out the root cause but it seems everything is fine internally in my stomach.

    I think the reason for bloating is stress, anxiety, soda consumptions, oily food etc.

    Can you suggest me some healthy diet to get rid of bloating and gas?

    Also, what exercises and meditations should I follow for the same?

    Awaiting for your response.

  • I would appreciate If you did not show a cow being cooked when you mention protein. I’m sure other vegetarians subscribers would like that as well.

  • I have a deviated septum and it’s really hard for me to get air through that side of my nose. That worries me a lot with regard to dealing with any sort of respiratory issue, such as the coronavirus. I may need to breather through my mouth.

  • Is it a bad idea to mix a sweet potato and a fatty fish like mackerel? I bought your book and you say pair potatoes with something like fish but can a fatty fish like mackerel work?

  • You’re amazing Elisa, I’m 14 months into recovery now and your videos have kept me on track throughout. Every time I reach a stumbling block you bring out a video that addresses the exact point I’m worrying about. It’s like you read my mind!!!! You’ve taught me to turn my diet mindset on it’s head, I’m learning to view all the new things that are happening to my body as positive and desirable (weight gain, sweating, hot hands and feet) Thank you Elisa from the bottom of my heart. You really are the voice of reason in this diet/appearance obsessed world. I’m happier than I’ve ever been. Wish I could give you a big hug xxxxx

  • Great great video! One of the best you’ve made for sure. Love that you really bring broad information and bring in info that does not create a black-white picture. The body is complicated and when people don’t understand it well, many tend to do things to extreme and suffer from it because they don’t pay attention to details like you’re mentioning here.

  • I don’t know why but all my life I skipped my meals, I was eating one or two meals a day, never eating at night because i couldn’t sleep well. And now I have 30 years old and I’m skinny, and one day I asked a girl what she does because she was looking so good and healthy, and she told me that she is eating everything at any hour when she feels hungry,and then I started thinking what big mistake I’m now I started to eat when my body tells me to.

  • Isn’t a fast metabolism often just a metabolic system that wants to get rid of allergenic foods like gluten, fibre, phyric acid etc.

    On a carnivorous diet, effectively 90% my metabolism is ‘slow’.

    Let me eat pizza and pasta with some cruciferous vegetables and some beans and my metabolism is like a Ferrari. And I also feel like shit.

  • Dear Irene and team, what a great talk yet again! Thank you for your wonderful work!

    BTW, here’s some interesting etymological information about the word “Personality”:
    -In Ancient Greek: prósōpon [
    πρόσωπον] meant face; appearance; mask used in ancient theatre to denote a character or, more generally, a social role
    -In Etruscan [φersu] A mask. A masked individual, often performing in funerary games. An actor.

    -From one or both of these two sources it finally went into the Latin persona: person. Character. Mask. Person, personality.
    (Not wanting to be a smartass at all, it was Alan Watts who mentioned this first 😉

  • my parents are broke and so we don’t have much food. we have ramen, bread, oatmeal, soup, and milk. i’m trying to recover from anorexia. im mid way to having a full anorexia body, and i want to be my chubby self again. it hurts when i lie down, and my knees hurt when i walk. do you know if i’m able to gains weight with the food i have?

  • This video doesn’t seem to make much sense. Its supposedly about does IF lower your metabolism. However you guys never actually address this question. All you talk about is reducing calories lowering your metabolism, which happens whether doing IF or not.

  • The steroids slow down or what, with my Metabolism? And if i eat soy feed eggs too? Can you ask your doctor, please? Thank you.

  • How do you stop drinking so much water? It’s been difficult for me for years and isn’t helping my eating disorder recovery because it makes me nauseous and I force it. Also, how do you know when you can restart exercise? I do overexercising now but am decreasing it. Scared to go cold turkey since I have been adding more calories. I’m not extremely underweight like I use to be and have gained thirty pounds since then but still not considered healthy body weight by my dietitian. When will I know to restart? Is it when I have less obsession? I don’t even allow myself to sit unless I’m in class, eating with friends, or when it’s 10 or 11 at night.

  • Ditch ALL artificial sweetners they sabotage your insulin levels. When intermittent fasting I made this mistake. I then stuck to water and 2 cups of black coffee a day. Just by that and the healthier diet the weight just started to fall off me as ketosis was kicking in way more efficiently and have a day off every 4 days as it says to your body don’t panic you’re not starvinf and helps the weight loss even more. And eat potassium and magnesium rich foods also your body will be deprived of them I can promise you that these are so essential for your nervous system

  • I have been doing alternate-day fasting since June 2019 and I had to stop in late January because I wasn’t losing any weight despite fasting for 36+ hours. I found out that my weight loss started to stall when I stopped eating dairy and apparently yogurt and milk have a lot of iodine in them.

    I had all the symptoms of hypothyroidism — hair loss, extremely dry skin(cracking heels, palm as dry as the dessert), no weight loss, fatigue, depression, mood problems, no motivation — and when I found out that these are symptoms of hypothyroidism, I did some research and figured I needed more iodine and selenium.

    I started eating kelp and brazil nut in proper amount and 2 weeks after that, I noticed that:

    My palms and feet were sweating again(and now they are no longer dry)

    I could jump out of my bed anytime.

    No more feeling “doom and gloom” for no reason.

    My hair stopped falling out in clumps.

    I’m starting to lose weight despite eating 3 meals a day(I had to stop my alternate-day fasting because I was so fatigued before)

    I could do push ups again.

    My motivation came back.

    No more fatigue.

    So, the biggest lesson I got from this is that the thyroid is very very very very important and if your thyroid is slow, you gotta take a step back and optimise your thyroid first.

    You’ll need iodine, selenium, zinc and in fact, there are a lot of thyroid blend supplements out there. Just look for a good one and you’ll be feeling better and lose weight easier.

    I am back doing my alternate-day fasting but with more caution. I make sure that I get enough iodine, zinc and selenium before I go on longer fasts.

  • I come from restrictive eating and I’m really short. Now I eat more than 2000 calories a day with only a little excersise and I’m not sure if I really need this amount of calories or if my hunger and fullness signs are damaged:(

  • I have asthma and anxiety, often when my asthma flares up or starts bothering me i get very anxious, I experience chest tightness and shortness of breath which will trigger the anxiety and its an on going cycle of hyperventilating and stress, this does somewhat help but does anyone have any advice?

  • Its still surprise me just how lots of people do not know about Custokebon Secrets (just search it on google) despite the fact that lots of people lost crazy amounts of weight with it. Thanks to my personal mate who told me about it. I’ve lost tons of weight.

  • im sure my metabolism is screwed. i been if fasting since nov. i lost 29lbs. now i been stuck at the same weight for almost 3 months. i moved my windows and nothing has changed…im frustrated….-a 31 year old mother of 2 from oregon

  • this is brilliant and life saving, but can I be a bit cynical to say that, unfortunately, there is no profit in promoting this no-side-effects method

  • Its all about timing, i m endomorphe and i eat everything in certain dose, i make sure to fast 18 hours and in the 6 left hours i eat 100% of protein/fat/carbs, making sure my insulin spikes

  • 100 calories is 100 calories….

    That’s like saying $100 Dollar bills is not the same as one $100 bill…

    Yes nutritionally speaking you get more out of the healthy option. But saying that calories aren’t equal is moronic.

  • There’s literally zero high quality evidence to support that the Buyteyko breathing method works. All research supporting Buyteyko’s method has relied on reports of how individuals perceive their state of health however, quantitative data suggests no objective health improvement has occurred.

    Nose breathing is good and should be encouraged (nitric oxide improves certain aspects of health). However, light nasal breathing isn’t going to improve your asthma or allergies ect.

    Look at the online research for yourself.

  • I was likely the most skeptical person about breathing techniques on the planet. They NEVER worked for me. Guided meditations would say take a big breathe in and out (which is good perhaps once) but to do that throughout the meditation (5-10mins). I would always end up light-headed, jittery and restless. I couldn’t understand why. After watching this video and doing the exercise I felt nothing but serene. Yes the hunger for air is a little alarming at first but I truly felt warm, sleepy and relaxed (and happy even). I can’t wait to delve more into this technique as it truly is the first thing that has ever worked for me in terms of breathing!!! Xx

  • I am a big fan of diet breaks! All the studies I have been reading are clearly showing that diet breaks prevent the slowdown of metabolism.
    Nice video. Thanks!

  • On the video at the 5:21 min… when Dr Tear bag said “we have to looking at the Tyroid hormone test”… Thomas looking at into the camera..! Lol!

  • What do you think of alternate day fasting? Looking to lose fat and maintain muscle. So far have had good success with fat loss. Will this slow down metabolism?

  • Skeletal muscle is unnecessary? It makes no sense to weaken a starving body by consuming muscle and preserving fat. Any muscle loss associated with water fasting is water loss or disuse atrophy. Fat is there for a reason.

  • What about all of us who don’t caloric restrict while doing IF? I eat about 2000 calories in a 4 hour eating window. Unfortunately this video doesn’t answer my question if my metabolism will slow to Fasting or not.

  • Pretty discouraging and frustrating vid.
    1/ The whole discussion was base d on an alleged <1K IF intake. 800K was referred as well. The false assumption = the false conclusion. GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT.
    2/ Thomas, if I understood him correctly, contradicts his own previous vids: the autophagy boosts the hormones, esp. the growth one.
    3/ The guest was evidently talking about dirty keto. The clean keto implies consumption of carbs, from berries and vegetables.

  • I wanted to lose weight but ended up restricting my calories a lot and now I find it hard to eat more than1200 calories I don’t know what to do with my life it’s been a long time (7months) and now I feel like I’m gaining all the weight back and I’m sooo afraid I don’t wanna go back to being fat

  • hey want to start recovery, but I have a healthy bmi cause I was relasping so I already gained enough weight. So I am gonna eat 1800cal a day (my plan cause thats already way too much I eat about 400600 calorie right now)and I am scared to gain weight cause I already gained enough:(

  • Our liver accounts for approx 27% of energy used in our BMR. I’m guessing since Keto seems to increase liver function we’re going to see an increase in BMR all else being equal. Just my hypothesis.

  • What you don’t touch upon is that you can still consume 2000+ calories during OMAD, your metabolism isn’t going to slowdown if you are still consuming high calories.

  • fo you think vegan diet is a way for body recovering from.anorexia as its said to be easily degested?on rhw other hand,it has a lot of fibre so i am fearing whether evwry nutrients can adbsorb….and this complete amino..

  • Went from 206 to 181 in 2 months. Didn’t change must except did intermittent fasting. Stuck here but I can add working out or keto if I need to. Love fasting

  • News flash Thomas: you can EASILY eat 2000k in 3-4 hr eating window. More like 3000. Eat some fatty meats, ghee, cheeses, you can easily use these calorie dense foods to get there. Btw, eating strictly three meals a day, no snacking between, is considered intermittent fasting by some. Dr Berg suggests this as a way to get into IF. Back in the early 20th century, people were leaner because they didn’t eat like many do now: so many damn snacks all over the place. People today jam food down their gullets all day long these days. No wonder diabetes and heart disease is rampant in the USA.

  • It is hard to not exercise for me. I walk to school and then when I am going to my next classes, I have to climb a lot of stairs. I do try to take short cuts because they hallways are very long.
    Also we exercise in gym class.

  • Is there a way you can increase your metabolism to where it was when you were eating ex: 1800 calories/day when you’re now eating 1000. (To have a higher metabolism without having to eat more)

  • Can you still exercise BUT eat back everything you burn if you are recovering from anorexia? I’m an athlete and okay water polo. I started recovery after a year last week and my season starts in a month. I dont know what to do…

  • I do IF 4-5 days a week. I give myself a break on the weekends and I eat 2 big meals and a snack during my window (I do 16:8 most of the time) but to be honest I have no idea how many calories I eat in a day, I hate counting! I just love how I feel on IF and I haven´t really lost much weight (been on IF two months) because I am very insulin resistant but I just feel amazing while I´m fasting. I don´t like the idea of doing it only 2-3 days a week. I don´t do keto yet but I want to in the near future! My husband is an ectomorph so I´m trying to figure out our diets because we both have very different types of bodies.

  • I find I crave carbs a week before my period. I wonder if thats what I need week before my period increase carbs, then decrease next 3 weeks. Natural carb cycling? Just a thought.

  • I’m at a point where if I eat over 800 kcals a day, I gain weight:( I don’t think I have an eating disorder because I don’t try to starve myself too much and I very rarely purge (only did it 2 or 3 times) but my metabolism is so slow I can’t take it anymore.

  • Should I weight train?please give me advice mines really extreme very puffy can I do 3 meals a day without seconds but snacks in between is this best to do?

  • i need your help please..i have been starving myslef for about 6 months..i got damon braces at the same time i lookl really unhealthy idk why did i do that…my eyes look so big idk what to do..i have been eating well for one months idk if it is helping…i do not even leave my house anymore idk if i will be ok again can i heal without hospital help


  • Last year I did the snake diet and essentially did 1 meal a week for like 4 weeks since I was pretty overweight. Could this have permanently damaged my metabolism? I noticed it was harder to stay lean once I got to that point. But, I also was not tracking calories, just eating clean.

  • This was seriously SO helpful! I’ve been listening and following all of your pointers for intermittent fasting but I continued to be super stubborn about how often I was doing it and finally realized doing it 4 days a week (16-18 hr fasts at a time), just wasn’t working for me! This makes it all make sense

  • Dear Friend….
    CO2…. Is this the best vasodilador…. Dr. Butyeko…
    Even best of… Hate Yogis can absorb only 50 percent of oxygen they breathe in…
    Hyperventilation leads to low blood oxygen levels…. Hypoxia..
    Reduce breathing rate… Say from 12…15 times a minute to… Less than ten….
    Slow breathing… Higher CO2 level… Oxygen supply to remotest parts…
    Fast breathing…. Lower CO2…
    It leads to Hypoxia…
    CO2 is life Supporting…
    Christian Bohr.. Work on Hemoglobin…

  • I think one point y’all missed is that people think it’s gonna come off in just acouple days.

    So far in 2020 I’ve went from being
    220 lbs. to atleast 181lbs. It’s taken a lot of work and is coming off slow, but that’s better than never coming off.

  • I was struggling to understand why the first time I intermittent fasted I lost 11 pounds in 3 weeks. I stopped fasting during the holidays and gained it all back. This video has helped me understand why. I am a endomorph and I think fasting 20 hours a day for 14 days was too much. I was hungry so my body held on to fat. Thank you for your guest speaker and helping me understand too much fasting is not for my body type. I will try every other day and implementing Keto.

  • I’m doing OMAD because I want to lower my triglyceride. I lost about 20lbs in about 4 weeks and I need to lose about 16 lbs in order to be a normal BMI weight. Should I stop now or continue omap to reach my goal?

  • Why are you only talking about starvation calories of 500-600 calories per day when doing IF. You are consuming your OWN fat when you are fat adapted on a keto lifestyle so your body as access to more calories than you actually eat. Burning your own fat should prevent your metabolism from slowing? That wasn’t mentioned? I haven’t heard that this low calorie number is anyone’s goal on Keto? I have 1 or 2 meals in a 4 hour window and can easily consume 1,300-1,600 calories and lose weight. Meals that could include burgers, salmon, cheese, eggs, steak, huge mixed vegetable salads with blue cheese, zucchini fritters with sour cream, zero sugar chocolate mousse… all help me get plenty of nutrients and calories while fasting for 16-20 hrs. You mentioned that we aren’t getting nutrients from fat or protein…what happened to vegetables which are a necessary part of the keto diet??? On one meal a day, you may eat a bit less calories and nutrients but Dr. Berg says it won’t slow your metabolism since your body does consume your own fat and learns how to recycle nutrients. When you want to sustain your body weight or gain all you do is increase the fat and carbs of the 1-2 meals to give you more calories and still allow some healthy, healing fasting every day. If you really want to gain then adjust and have 2 bigger meals in a wider window. This extreme calorie restriction with no vegetables diet that this video is talking about isn’t a keto lifestyle and then you wouldn’t have the nutrients to recycle. Fasting for 16-20 hours makes your body more efficient and it doesn’t necessarily mean you would have an extremely low total calorie count by the end of the day. What it comes down to is that IF prevents frequent and chronic insulin spikes! iI want to have the lowest insulin exposure for the MAJORITY of the week, not just 2-3 days. When you have been fat adapted for a while, you should have what Mark Sisson calls metabolic flexibility be able to have a high carb day and go back to ketosis quickly. Your body is able to use whatever is available for fuel. I may have an high carb day once in a while with fruit and starchy vegetables… but I never will I go back to grains or a frequent eating pattern since it only has a negative effect on my body.

  • I’ve been trying to recover for 5 months, but I only properly started to eat more and gain weight without restriction since Christmas.

    I’ve gained a bit of weight and I’ve only got about 10 lbs to go. I’m not sure about my metabolism??? I think it is getting better, but I still haven’t experienced night sweats. I’m currently quite cold. I experience extreme hunger, but I try not to eat all day… after lunch I have no food until dinner. Then after dinner I eat a bit more.

    wHat dO I dO?????

  • I have bee in fasting for about two months daily with a four or six hour eating window. I have noticed my caloric need to have gone way down (-500ish cal). I’d like to know if any of you know how I might go about increasing my metabolism again the most efficiently and with the least side effects

  • Hey Thomas, I hope you can help me!
    I have been so, SOOO freaking cold fore several days, and I am sleeping with a fleece jacket and a duvet just to bee okay warm, and my hands are cold as ice, and cracking all up.
    I would like to know if that is because I might not get enough calories per day?
    I intermittent fast (12-18h) most days the last 2-3 weeks, but I still have difficulté getting enough calories on my not fasting days also, especially if you have to retract the calories burned in the day.
    I use carb manager to get an idea of how much of what I can eat not to get to much carbs and get enough fat….but I achieve more than 100% of each, so what do I eat more of to get more calories? To much protein is not good for the insulin either right, so do I have to drink MCT oil fore the rest? ����

  • I was also drinking far too much water. I had hypothermia, had diluted the salt in my blood and doctors at the hospital told me I would’ve caused brain damage if I’d continued to drink so much (around 5 ltrs). I don’t comment much but your videos are really inspiring me:) Thank you!

  • Starting right now…..i breath as per Patrick McKeowans instructions..makes sense to me and the proof is immediatel. Thank you!

  • I wonder, what about the Wim Hof Method? This information seems counter-intuitive to Wim’s Method, breathing deeply 30-40 times and holding your breath for as long as you can, any thoughts on this?
    I think as deep breaths as good health, a good intake of good energy all around us, is this brainwashed misinformation? Don’t think so?

  • i always see that this works for everyone that does it, but it only leaves me struggling for more air. i wish this could work for me but right now it only makes things worse.

  • The heck? You’re telling me to eat carb now? I have no craving for it and I’m doing 16/8 fasting with no problem. And now my metabolism is messed up? I wanna cry now.

  • but what if you are eating the same amount of calories and fasting or even doing 1 meal but still giving yourself 2000 calories or so?

  • I Thank God for the education you bring and share with us. And you do it in such wonderful way. Thank you Irena for great work you do. Would it be possible to do deeper talk about chronic insomnia? I think there are lots of folks having the condition and not linking it with childhood trauma.

  • I’ve been on ketos, IF, and 1,000 to 1500 cal a day, I’m a kidney transplant, diabetic with the keto and IF I feel great better than I felt since I was diagnosed with diabetes, 1984 I gained 50lb since my transplant 9-11-01 from surgeries and stroids so far I lost 15lbs slow, but my blood sugars are excellent my dosages dropped by 20 units and one insulin sometimes I don’t even use, I workout 3x a week but about to change to 4x more volume my Saturday is for a kali class 1 1/2 hour and I work 10hr day 4 days a week at a big plant. My question is should I take a break with the IF

  • Thanks for another terrific topic. As someone mentioned earlier, it was so articulate. Thank you for explaining self sabotage so clearly. For someone who swims in a sea of jumbled thoughts and emotions most of the time, you bring such clarity to the muddle, and intuitively I know what you’re saying holds so much truth.

  • Note: An Ayurvedic doctor is not an actual doctor. I’ll get my spiritual guidance from the Bible and my physical health guidance from the western world thank you.

  • Thank you so much for making this video! I have been in recovery for a year and a half now and i have been doing a lot of these things such as drinking too much water and exercising, and instead of becoming healthier i gained a lot more weight and my bones feel weak. I learned a lot by watching this video. Im going to stop drinking so much water, stop exercising for a while, and listen to my body about when to stop eating. (I had anorexia and then binge) Please wish me the best of luck so that i can restore my once really quick metabolism. Thank you! ❤️❤️

  • I am currently recovering from bulimia. I do judo which is a sport that requires weight control. Ever since I was 12 years old I was dieting so its been 6 years since I have this mind set of only eating salads and about 1200 calories a day. I gained a lot of weight even though i was purging it and Im just afraid to eat a normal amount of food. I just have that trauma to gain weight. Also, I cant fit in as many food compared to when I was like 11. Can you please please help me. God bless you.

  • I tried this while having a panic attack and this is really, really not useful for that haha. Will try when brain isn’t shrieking.

  • Hi, I hope that you see this and help me. I’m 17 years old. I had anorexia since age 14 to 16, and now I have basically b/p eating disorder. I’m fucked up, I don’t know what to do. I don’t like how I look and my metabolism is fucked up too, even if a eat little and vegan I gain, and I binge and I purge. I want this to stop, I don’t want this anymore. I want to eat healthy, have a good metabolism, and feel good. But I don’t want to gain any more weight, I am in a healthy one, but i don’t know how to fix my metabolism in my case

  • “I deserve to be myself.” When I say this out loud I feel anxiety Creep up the back of my neck and shoulders. When I say it to myself inside, I smile. What could this be? I have my own idea but desire your take on it. Thank you in advance for your reply.

  • If my ventral vagal nervous system wasn’t robustly built when I was a young child, can I robustly address that now?

    I loooove music and ‘Singing’ and I looove nothing more than putting on a playlist of good music and singing with passion the words with the meaning and the message. Is this that robust answer? it feels so good for the soul ����

  • Is there any evidence-even anecdotal evidence, let alone empirical data-that Buteyko breathing helps people? Are there people who have had conditions alleviated by Buteyko, and if so, do you have videos of them? Can you document athletes whose performances were helped by it?

  • Hello. My daughter was recently diagnosed PNES (psychogenic non-epileptic seizure) She is 23 years old. She was diagnosed as epilepsy when she was 8 years old and taking seizure meds ever since. Can somatic experience help her? Thank you.