10-30.19 EXERCISE … is far less powerful … than dietary interventions.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine): 

“Step 2: Burn off remaining sugar EXERCISE—BOTH RESISTANCE AND aerobic training—can have a beneficial effect on type 2 diabetes, but it is far less powerful at reversing the disease than dietary interventions. And fasting is the simplest and surest method to force your body to burn sugar. Fasting is merely the flip side of eating: if you are not eating, you are fasting. When you eat, your body stores food energy; when you fast, your body burns food energy. And glucose is the most easily accessible source of food energy. Therefore, if you lengthen your periods of fasting, you can burn off the stored sugar. While it may sound severe, fasting is literally the oldest dietary therapy known and has been practiced throughout human history without problems. If you are taking prescription medications, you should seek the advice of a physician. But the bottom line is this: If you don’t eat, will your blood glucose come down? Of course. If you don’t eat, will you lose weight? Of course. So, what’s the problem? None that I can see. To burn off sugar, a popular strategy is to fast for 24 hours, two to three times per week. Another popular approach is to fast for 16 hours, five to six times per week. The secret to reversing type 2 diabetes now lies within our grasp. All it requires is having an open mind to accept a new paradigm and the courage to challenge conventional wisdom. You know the basics and are ready to get started.” [1]

NOTE – What does it say?

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EXERCISE  … is far less powerful at reversing the disease than dietary interventions.

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And fasting is the simplest and surest method to force your body to burn sugar.

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Calories per hour = 11 x weight /24

How much for equivalent exercise?

STRATEGY:  Ignore exercise as a weight loss strategy.

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
1. What gets your attention?
2. What does it say about Reality? (Any misperceptions to correct?)
3. What does it say that I need to obey? (What should be added to my strategy?)
4. How can I incorporate what is true into my Disciplines? (Specific methods?)
5. What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?

SOURCE – Footnotes:
[1] Quote from The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally by Dr. Jason Fung; Greystone Books (April 3, 2018). Page . Kindle location:

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