Category Archives: INTERMITTENT FASTING

Alcohol while fasting … 02-20.72

QUOTE (emphasis mine): Sweetened dessert wines are obviously full of sugar and are not recommended. However, moderate consumption of red wine does not raise insulin or impair insulin sensitivity and therefore may be enjoyed. Up to 2 glasses a day … Continue reading

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10-16.70 Artificial sweeteners that raise insulin should be expected to be harmful, not beneficial.

QUOTE (emphasis mine): “Despite reducing sugar, diet sodas do not reduce the risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, strokes or heart attacks. But why? Because it is insulin, not calories, that ultimately drives obesity and metabolic syndrome. The important question is … Continue reading

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01-16.69 But what happens if the liver is already crammed full of fat?

QUOTE (emphasis mine): “INSULIN IS NORMALLY released when we eat. It directs some of the incoming glucose to be used as energy and some to be stored for later use. In the short term, glucose is stored as glycogen in … Continue reading

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01-16.70 Experiments proved that fructose caused the development of insulin resistance in humans.

QUOTE (emphasis mine): “At the liver, fructose is rapidly metabolized into glucose, lactose and glycogen. The body handles excess glucose consumption through several well-defined metabolic pathways, such as glycogen storage and de novo lipogenesis (creation of new fat). No such … Continue reading

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01-16.69 Obesity is a hormonal, not a caloric imbalance.

QUOTE (emphasis mine): “The simple truth is that weight loss comes down to understanding the hormonal roots of obesity. Insulin is the main driver. Obesity is a hormonal, not a caloric imbalance. There are not one, but two main considerations … Continue reading

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01-16.68 Instead of skipping a meal, we concoct all sorts of intricate rules:

QUOTE (emphasis mine): “SKIP A FEW MEALS” ASK A CHILD how to lose weight, and there’s a good chance he or she will answer, “Skip a few meals.” This suggestion is probably the simplest and most correct answer.  Instead, we … Continue reading

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

QUOTE (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 … Continue reading

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01-16.66 INTERMITTENT FASTING AND CALORIC REDUCTION

QUOTE (emphasis mine): “INTERMITTENT FASTING AND CALORIC REDUCTION THE ONE CRUCIAL aspect that differentiates fasting from other diets is its intermittent nature. Diets fail because of their constancy. The defining characteristic of life on Earth is homeostasis. Any constant stimulus … Continue reading

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01-16.65 Decreasing food intake is matched by decreased energy expenditure.

QUOTE (emphasis mine): “There are, in fact, no species of animal, humans included, that have evolved to require three meals a day, everyday. It’s unclear to me where this myth originated. Daily caloric restriction does, in fact, lead to decreased … Continue reading

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01-16.64 Blood glucose levels remain normal as the body switches over to burning fat for energy.

QUOTE (emphasis mine): “Blood glucose levels remain normal as the body switches over to burning fat for energy. This effect occurs with fasting periods as short as twenty-four to thirty-six hours. Longer fasts reduce insulin even more dramatically. More recently, … Continue reading

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