01-16.67 Increasing the timing of meals has a far more detrimental long-term effect on weight gain.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine): 

“The reverse is also true. Does increasing meal size or frequency contribute to obesity? A recent randomized controlled trial comparing the two demonstrated that only the group with increased eating frequency significantly increased intrahepatic fat.36 Fatty liver is instrumental in the development of insulin resistance. Increasing the timing of meals has a far more detrimental long-term effect on weight gain. Yet, while we obsess over the question of what to eat, we virtually ignore the crucial aspect of meal timing.” [1]

In other words, feasting must be followed by fasting. When we remove the fasting and keep all the feasting, we get weight gain. This is the ancient secret. This is the cycle of life. Fasting follows feasting. Feasting follows fasting. Diets must be intermittent, not steady. Food is a celebration of life. Every single culture in the world celebrates with large feasts. That’s normal, and it’s good. However, religion has always reminded us that we must balance our feasting with periods of fasting—“atonement,” “repentance” or “cleansing.” These ideas are ancient and time-tested. Should you eat lots of food on your birthday? Absolutely. Should you eat lots of food at a wedding? Absolutely. These are times to celebrate and indulge. But there is also a time to fast. We cannot change this cycle of life. We cannot feast all the time. We cannot fast all the time. It won’t work. It doesn’t work. [2]

NOTE (my commentary)

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only the group with increased eating frequency significantly increased intrahepatic fat.

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Increasing the timing of meals has a far more detrimental long-term effect on weight gain.

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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]  “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss” by Dr. Jason Fung, Timothy Noakes

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