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by 0 · 1 minute ago

Most places I look say that grock would not have consumed coffee.  Yet Coffea canephora, a species of coffee, originates from a large percentage of Africa.  All a cavemen would have need: mortar and pestle, fire, coffee beans.... (more)

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by 1523 · 2 minutes 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 · 2 minutes 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 · 3 minutes 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 2302 · 3 minutes ago

I've done ketosis before and am trying it out again for a few weeks before my trip down to San Diego. Honestly I'm trying to get from 10% bf to around 8% or so (not a Paleo reason...sue me). My main concern is loss of muscle despite hearing it is... (more)

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bridge4342 0 · August 23, 2014 at 10:07 PM

You're probably right about keeping your protein to 170g or less.  If it were me, I would monitor blood ketones to find your protein tolerance level.  Start at 170g and work your way up until you're out of ketosis, or work your way down... (more)

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by 2302 · 4 minutes ago

I've heard that probiotics need food to feed off of so that's the basis of my question. From my research (although it seems to be an unclear topic), the best time to take a probiotic is about 30 minutes before a meal to let it sit in the stomach... (more)

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glib 0 · August 17, 2014 at 2:43 PM

My understanding is no. But eating something that passes undisturbed through the stomach, such as a tbsp of raw tapioca starch, is a small violation of the fast.

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by 0 · 4 minutes ago

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by 47 · 4 minutes 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 · 4 minutes ago

Hi!I've been intermittent fasting for a few months now and I am feeling great.But sometimes when I work out two days in a row, I find myself a bit more tired than I should.My fasting routine consists on skipping breakfast and not eating until... (more)

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by 2302 · 5 minutes ago

The Story: I ran the SF Marathon yesterday (so un-paleo) and am now in pain. I celebrated a good amount after the race and would like to fast today to let my body clear out the crap.The Question: If I fueled properly after the race yesterday (for... (more)

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CD 0 · July 28, 2014 at 3:46 PM

I don't have any pubmed articles to send you, but I think fasting after a marathon is a bad idea. I've coached elite high school athletes, and the literature talks a lot about the zero week at the end of a 12-18 week training cycle. In the zero... (more)

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by 5 · 5 minutes 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 · 6 minutes 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 · 7 minutes 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 · 7 minutes 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 · 7 minutes 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 · 7 minutes 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 · 7 minutes ago

I'll be committing to Paleo for at least the next couple of months and a friend of mine is telling me to fast for 24 hours beforehand to give my digestive system a rest, then slowly ease into Paleo with "light" foods like eggs, etc. Is there are... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 06, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Just say no. Seriously gradually switch to paleo. If you do it over the course of 2-3 weeks you will have no issue adjusting. If you do not, you're much more likely to suffer serious digestive upset. Ketogenic is not a necessity either. I'd advise... (more)

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by 0 · 8 minutes 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 · 9 minutes 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 60 · 9 minutes ago

I typically Intermittent fast (leangains style) 16-18 hours every weekday with a 6-8 hour eating window. I've incorporated raw potato starch into my diet, but I think I might be breaking my fast by ingesting the potato starch first thing in... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · April 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

One of the major benefits of fasting is resting the digestive system so I wouldn't, I don't eat anything at all until my stomach is asking for food, it just makes sense to me. If your fasting then don't eat anything or it isn't fasting, even... (more)

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by 0 · 10 minutes 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 · 11 minutes ago

I certainly do not make a habit of binging. I don't even have a "cheat" day or meal because I'm someone where if I let myself have a little I'll let myself have a lot. But on the unfortunate circumstances where it does happen, what do you... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · February 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Whenever I eat too many carbs I make sure to fast until dinner the next evening (24 hours) and I do some intense exercise when I get up in the morning to burn off the sugar, I know these two things help with stabilizing the excess sugar in my... (more)

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by 0 · 12 minutes 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 · 12 minutes 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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