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by 4181 · 33 minutes ago

Is there any evidence that fasting without water is better than with? I have read things like 'one day of dry fasting is better than 3 days of water fasting', but can this be true? If it were, what is the logic? I thought water was used to clear... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · December 19, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Going without water is a very bad idea. There are no health benefits from it, only risks. People can die after just a few days without water in hot weather. It's an extremely stupid thing to do. Abstaining from food is entirely different... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Can anyone enlighten me on intermittent fasting to lose body fat? Thank you!

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jake3_14 0 · November 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Stefanie Ruper, a self-educated nutrition consultant on women's health issues, advises against IF for women. You can learn more on her website, Paleo for Women.

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by 1523 · about 13 hours ago

I came from the LeanGains camp where you probably shouldn't be consuming anything above 10 or 15 calories during your fasting period. I've noticed a lot of people talk about using coffee, or coffee with MCT oil or butter, until they "break" their... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · December 31, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I agree. I believe the real benefits of fasting come from the autophagy process. When you consume pure fat, even though it does not illicit an insulin response, it still provides useable exogeneous energy for your body, so it doesn't have to tap... (more)

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by 4181 · about 13 hours ago

Are the benefits of fasting due to less stress on your gut and if so would a low calorie form of fasting be as beneficial, say eating a few egg yolks and coconut oil/butter a day? Or would this confuse your body and negate the positive effects of... (more)

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jakeA 0 · May 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM

From what I understand doing intermittent fasting while not restricting calories in the end (eating at maintenance) has all the benefits of caloric restriction with additional benefits due to the fasting state. I suggest you read this article by... (more)

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by 83 · about 13 hours ago

I go walking everyday on my lunch break, when i eat VLC i find i don't have much energy, i lack that spring in my step, if i go up to 200g carbs then it comes back, but then the last 2 days i've been fasting, all i've eaten is one avocado... (more)

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CD 0 · September 05, 2014 at 1:40 AM

tatical energy is a survial mechanism.  Your body responds because it needs to in order to get more energy (food).   Carbs are not the devil, 5 day fasts are not health seeking.

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by 47 · about 13 hours ago

My blood sugar is usually around 250, even though I eat high-fat-low-carb, walk everywhere, and do tai chi in the mornings. Medications havent helped - after years of trying different things, the only thing that worked was fasting.I did a 24 hour... (more)

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Harry 0 · August 06, 2014 at 3:10 AM

I am in the same boat. My diabetes was controlled for seven years with Metformin. Then several things, including antibiotics made my blood sugar shoot up to around 250. (I also was off Metformin for a couple weeks.) My response was to cut carbs... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I'm wondering if the benefits in fasting, can actually be achieved with zero carb diet as well? Such as, DNA repair, HGH, brain function and so on. Doesn't ketosis arrive when your in zero carb diet, or fasting? So maybe, as long as you don't eat... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 26, 2014 at 1:04 PM

ZCZero Carb, which isn't a great idea, is just that, you don't eat any carbs. This is used when you want to reset your insulin response, and also for fat loss. However, prolonged zero carb, if done without enough protein can be problematic as it... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

When I eat less on certain days I'll still eat throughout the day but eating less then usual. Sometimes I can get by with a small breakfast, hardly any lunch and have a large meal at dinner time. I tend to skip meals on various days.

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Yuki 0 · July 19, 2014 at 6:47 AM

It's close - If you completely skipped the lunch, you'd be doing about a 12 hour fast every time you do this. It's not as effective (in my opinion) as a 24-hour fast less frequently, but it will still have some benefit on things like your insulin... (more)

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by 4181 · about 13 hours ago

Simple question, would there be a benefit to eating only vegetables and a little fruit once or twice a week and then the other days eating a paleo style diet? Intermittent fasting allows 500 calories during the day (without protein) and that would... (more)

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Chronic 0 · July 15, 2014 at 4:45 PM

I usually do a full fast (36 hours with no food at all) once every couple weeks but if I didn't then i'd make sure to have days where I go very low on protein. I generally restrict protein to around 75g per day aswell.If you eat lots of protein... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I have a bad anxiety condition and sometimes it flares up while fasting. Is it OK to use the amino acid Theanine during a fast (IF)?

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HeyItsMePH 0 · June 26, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Could you please elaborate? Due to my anxiety condition my cortisol levels are probably elevated. But why should one not fast with high cortisol levels?

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Hi everyone, I was just wondering what you guys do in the morning for breakfast if you have a routine...? I've always wondered what people do...I'm always being told different things like eat an hour within waking or eat small meals during the... (more)

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DawnseyDoll 0 · June 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I eat small amounts every few hours, so I actually eat about 8 times a day. This is what works for me. I have some fruit and an egg.

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by 3280 · about 13 hours ago

Recently, I stopped eating breakfast, and only have black coffee. I'm able to only eat twice/ day (noon and 6pm) - no snacking. I estimate I'm eating 1,700 calories / day. I went from 195 to 187 over about 5 weeks. When I told a friend of my... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · June 15, 2014 at 3:19 PM

After re-reading the protein chapter in The Perfect Health Diet (one of my all-time favorite health books:... (more)

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by 952 · about 13 hours ago

Hi all,(Please upvote if you find it interesting, this is am important question for me)Thank you for sharing it! Is there any scientific evidence to support the answer to this question?What of the following types of fasting should one do if he or... (more)

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John_11 0 · June 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

If you are curious, there are some good answers in comments here http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2014/04/alternate-day-fasting-well-researched.html

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Please help me to understand.i'am planning to try 6 days very low/zero carb+1 day 80-100 grams carbs from fruits dairy and nuts.if am fasting every day at least 16 hours,will i have any glucagon in muscles after night fasting or not,and if i have... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 09, 2014 at 5:52 PM

If you're eating enough food / nutrients and able to adapt, you should be good to go. Walking / jogging should be a breeze without too much effect on glycogen. Walking / jogging in a zone 1 heart rate while in ketosis is just about all... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Hi, I suffer from "carb face" and generally have to be on a very low carb diet in order to reduce the water retention predominantly in my face. I've noticed that 2 things help. The first is 24-hour water-only fasting. The second is high... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 03, 2014 at 7:56 PM

The magnesium thing hints to me that you might have an electrolyte issue. If you also have muscle aches when it's not logical to have them, then I'd definitely suspect an electrolyte imbalance. You might recheck your carb amounts in your diet... (more)

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by 2302 · about 13 hours ago

I typically do a 20 hour fast 2-3 times/week...would ingesting an ACV drink (ACV, warm water, lemon, cayenne) effect any benefits of fasting? I know it has 0 calories, however I try to avoid most things beyond water/tea to allow my... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · April 26, 2014 at 12:15 PM

I have seen some of the evidences for Organic Apple Cider fast that really helps in weight loss.Apple Cider Vinegar has being considered as one of the excellent remedies for Weight loss.Apple cider vinegar's many other health benefits include... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I've been doing a daily fasting regimen for a while now but I'm looking to switch to alternate day fasting for the extended fasting period benefits. However, in the past when I've done >24 hour fasts I've found it hard to sleep and a bit... (more)

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Desmond 0 · March 18, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Although I do not do ADF, I usually fast for ~20 hours 2x-3x per week. You might be interested to read The Perfect Health Diet...they say that fasts over 24 hours tend to have a negative effect on your immune system (and prob a few other... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I am an avid CrossFit-er and have been eating Paleo for a little over a year now. I have recently decided it's time to lean out just a bit more and see how fasting helps with body recomposition as well as gains in my lifts/metabolic conditioning... (more)

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ikicksit 0 · February 18, 2014 at 5:21 PM

For me in a fasted state (16-18 hrs) I can bang out a heavy squat strengthening program FS: 3x10, BS: 3x10 and vice versa (for example) followed by a 15-20 min WOD. I have been teetering in and out of a ketogenic state for a few months now... (more)

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by 787 · about 13 hours ago

Does anyone know what causes the energy burst & feeling of your body being light during fasting/IF? I'm thinking it's when you start to burn fat for energy/enter ketosis? When I approach 18+ hours fasting there's a kind of shift,... (more)

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MasterVycen 0 · January 28, 2014 at 6:53 PM

I get this feeling whenever I skip a meal I've been eating daily for a while. It feels really good and all I can say about it is that because it's such a positive feeling, I believe I should fast more often.

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I'm a 22 year old female and I'm considering fasting once a week.. i.e. not eating anything for the whole day, so I guess it would be a 36-hour fast. I'm not sure about IF, I just don't think I have enough self-control to not eat for 14-16 hours... (more)

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mbmac 0 · January 20, 2014 at 4:58 PM

i just read the yoga of eating by charles eisenstein. first book i've ever read that suggests eating what you want to eat, when you want eat, by listening to and trusting your body. he suggests that often what we eat is not what we want, but is... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Hi. I am currently having bad diarrhea and it has been lasting for almost 4 weeks now. (I have episodes like that every 3 month, for about 13 years, nobody could ever figure out why, they never lasted THAT long though) anyway that is not the... (more)

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blackjack 0 · January 17, 2014 at 11:02 PM

I never had success with any form of diet for hashimotos LDN has been amazing though... my TPO went from 2500 to 450... and i believe it will be lower on my next labs

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by 154 · about 13 hours ago

So, there was this study - http://bit.ly/1dRXIbp - a while back in the UK where subjects were placed on an 800 calorie/day diet (600 calories from shakes and 200 from veggies, spread throughout the day). There was some success in drastically... (more)

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astrologychick 0 · January 02, 2014 at 2:47 AM

I did this for a long time, although not for healthy reasons or in a healthy way. About 10 years ago when I was modelling I used to only eat one time a day and that meal would be pretty moderate - 10 pcs of sushi for example. But I was eating... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

My normal routine is to eat dinner about 7, then I don't eat again until lunch the next day. Since I've been trying Paleo (only a week) I am very shaky about 10-11 am. I have to eat to get my blood sugar up and eat IMMEDIATLY. It just hit me... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM

This may smooth out over time, but you need to pay attention to WHAT you are eating. Are you eating enough natural fats? Sufficient protein? Are you eating too many carbs? If you have insulin issues (that's a long fast so, it's hard to tell... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I've seen all these comments/questions about fasting should you fast on the paleo diet??

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samc 0 · December 12, 2013 at 3:48 AM

You don't have to. Consider however that Paleo age people didn't have access to round the clock food sources so chances are they weren't eating 3 meals a day with unlimited snack potential. By fasting you are giving your body a chance to clean... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I've been good about strictly taking in 0 calories during my intermittent fasting, but recently, I've decided to embark upon 1 full-day fast every week. Unfortunately, I've also been turned on to the idea of "superfoods"--namely, cacao, bee... (more)

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ATdischargingfoul 0 · December 12, 2013 at 1:44 AM

I really appreciate all your guys' answers. Some thoughts: Dave Asprey (@bulletproofexec) had a shaman on his podcast last week that said coffee taken in a detoxed state commonly achieved through intermittent fasting can open neural pathways... (more)

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