Powerful BENEFITS OF FASTING & Still EAT

Powerful BENEFITS OF FASTING & Still EAT


Hello Health Champions. Today we’re going to talk about the fasting mimicking diet.
That is how you can still eat a little
bit while still getting most of the
benefits of fasting so we’re gonna talk
about what the fasting mimicking diet
traditionally is but we’re also gonna
try to understand it and see how we can
improve it. Coming right up hey I’m Dr.
Ekberg I’m a holistic doctor and a
former Olympic decathlete and if you
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anything. So the fasting mimicking diet
is a thing it’s a patented method and it
was developed by Valter Longo he’s got a
PhD and he’s been doing research for a
long time he’s originally from Italy but
he’s in California for the most part and
he’s been doing a lot of research on
fasting and aging and nutrition and how
calorie restriction and different
metabolites and hormones affect these
different variables and in that process
he came up with a way where you can get
most of the benefits of fasting while
still eating a little bit and this is a
big step forward because a lot of people
need the benefits of fasting but a lot
of people are not willing to go on a
five-day water fast they’re not capable
or ready mentally to make that shift so
what the fasting mimicking diet says is
that you can get the same benefits which
are basically you can lower blood
glucose you can lower blood pressure you
can reduce insulin you can reduce
triglycerides you can reduce
inflammation all of these measured on
blood work and it is very powerful in
losing weight and all of these are of
course involved with insulin resistance
and metabolic syndrome so if you find a
way to reduce insulin resistance to
unclog the body to stop the clogging
process
you’re gonna get a lot of these benefits
and the method was in large part
originally developed for treatment of
cancer for part of treatment for cancer
so it is inducing and maintaining
autophagy which has been shown to be able
to reduce cancer prevent reverse cancer
etc so here’s the principle of that diet
is that you reduce your calories
dramatically for about five days and
during that time you also reduce the
carbs you reduce the protein and you
increase the fat so you’re gonna eat 800
calories and 47% of those are gonna be
carbs only 9% are going to be protein
and 44% are gonna be fat so now you’re
gonna say depending on what your
background is if you never heard of low
carb or keto you’re gonna say that oh
well that sounds interesting
if you’ve already done a lot of keto and
low carb you go oh my god what do you
mean low carb that’s sky high carb and
that’s true so when they say that this
is low carb low protein high fat that’s
relative to the standard American diet
because that promotes sixty or more
percent of calories from carbohydrate so
when we take them down to 47 then that’s
lower and when we increase the fat to 44
that’s more than the 30% that’s
recommended so we all have to put this
in perspective and we have to realize
that most of these this method these
benefits are for people who have never
made any changes before so in terms of
grams what this means is you would eat
about 94 grams of carbs 18 grams of
protein and 39 grams of fat and again if
you’ve done low carb and keto then
you’re gonna go that’s not low carb
that’s like three four times the carbs
that I eat so we all have to remember
that and put that in perspective so the
biggest change the main difference that
the most radical departure from any diet
is the low protein and there’s a reason
for that and it is that you have all
these different nutrient sensors in the
body you have the the insulin and you
have the mTOR and the AMPK and so forth
and they respond differently to
different macronutrients and if we can
get the ratios right then we can
maintain we can induce we can maintain
and we can sustain autophagy so basically
the number one thing that turns off autophagy is protein so autophagy is the
recycling mechanism to clean up it’s a
very powerful healing and detox and
repair mechanism that we have in the
body but it primarily responds to
protein so the whole deal with this
fasting mimicking diet is that you can
maintain autophagy even if you eat 800
calories as long as your proteins are
very low so that’s the key that we have
to have in mind so then the idea is that
you do this for five days per month so
in the beginning assuming that you’re
going from just any old diet whatever
that have got you sick in the first
place then for five days you eat 800
calories with this macro arrangement and
then you do that three times so for five
days you eat low carb then the rest of
the month
you eat so-called normal and you do that
three months and then once you’ve gone
through it for three months you probably
have reversed a lot of these markers and
then you can go back to eating your
normal diet and then you maintain your
health by doing this once every three
months or once every six months
depending on what your lifestyle is and
what your tendencies are for insulin resistance and weight
gain and so forth so part of this patent
and part of this whole idea is that you
can also buy a package you can order a
package and you pay some money and you
get everything that you’re gonna eat for
that period of time and the advantage is
that you get the exact calories you get
the exact macronutrients you get the
exact proportions and you don’t have to
think about it there’s no learning curve
you just open up the box and you do what
it says so it’s very very convenient but
now the question is though is it optimal
is this really the absolute best way to
do this which we’re going to talk about
and is it cost effective so this just
depends on where are you on your
learning curve are you willing to spend
the money or are you willing to learn if
you have a little bit of money you don’t
mind spending it and you are not willing
to take the time to learn then go for
the package because you’re gonna be able
to get a lot of these benefits without
changing a whole lot of other things but
on the question if it’s optimal I would
argue that it’s not and that we can by
being willing to learn which is why
you’re watching this channel in the
first place
by will being willing to learn we can
enhance this we can do it at a much
lower cost and we can get even better
results so really what the package is
about it’s getting some or getting
significant benefits with the least
amount of change and learning right so
it’s not a bad thing I’m it’s awesome
because the vast majority of the
population have never heard of low carb
or nutrition or whole food and they’re
not there yet so this is a great entry
place for those people but if you’re
willing to learn a little more than we
can take it one step further so I want
to talk about how we can make this even
better how do we get the optimum benefit
and how do we spend less money and how
do we maintain it how do we not just go
for some benefit but we go for the
optimal long-term benefit right so if we
combine Keto or low carb high fat if we
have the body fat adapted already when
we do the fasting mimicking diet then
we’re gonna be in a much much better
place so here’s what that would look
like so the calories on a typical keto
diet would be about 2,000 and then we
have about 5% carbs 20% protein and 75%
of calories from fat and this is kind of
vary depending on the size of the person
anywhere from 1,500 to 3,500 maybe the
carbs are going to vary maybe from 5% or
from 0% to 10% so these are just rough
numbers but you get the idea if we
convert that to grams on a traditional
ketogenic diet we’re gonna be maybe 25
grams of fat hundred grams of protein
and 150 170 grams of fat now if we take
that if we take the fasting mimicking
diet a little step further and remember
that they they came up with these
numbers probably because it’s better
than the standard diet all right they
have to do certain things to get results
without rocking the boat too much right
it’s a step in the right direction and
to avoid a lot of the controversy they
probably decided that people are used to
having their carbs so if we let them eat
a little bit of carbs then they’re gonna
feel more like normal but what I would
suggest this if we take this with a keto
approach then we take it down to 800
calories and we keep our 25 grams of
carbs that we are accustomed to in our
ketogenic diet so whatever you’re doing
just keep doing that if you’re on keto
if not then learn some of the keto stuff
before and we
got lots of videos for that and then the
protein is going to be the big change
it’s gonna go from a hundred grams down
to 18 grams because we’re reducing both
the number of calories and the
percentage so this is the key this is
the reason the fasting mimicking diet
works is the very low amount of protein
that is going to sustain the autophagy it’s
going to allow you to eat some food but
still be in autophagy and with the
autophagy you get all those anti-aging
benefits you get the healing benefits
you get the stem-cell benefits and so
forth and then the fat is going to be a
very high percentage at 78% but the
total amount will be lower because we’re
eating less food so if you’re already
fat adapted which would be awesome then
you’re not going to have any problem
still eating one or two meals a day if
you’ve done some intermittent fasting
and that’s why it’s so such a good idea
to be in keto and low carb high fat
before and if you’ve done intermittent
fasting then this is going to be such a
smooth transition if you go straight
from a standard American diet into doing
the fasting mimicking diet then you’re
probably going to be able to suffer
through the five days you’re gonna tell
yourself I can do five days but you’ll
feel miserable while your body is
transitioning and getting into fat
burning and so forth but if you’re
already fat burning it’s gonna be really
smooth so let’s expand a little bit on
the benefits we have we talked about
these benefits of fasting that we’re
going to still get most of them with the
fasting mimicking but what’s the benefit
of doing the keto modified a keto
fasting mimicking diet as opposed to
regular fasting mimicking diet well
if you get fat adapted first then you’re
gonna have a much easier transition and
you’re gonna get deeper levels of autophagy and insulin reduction
insulin resistance so we want to
understand that insulin resistance and
autophagy is not a switch that you flip
it’s not an on-and-off thing it’s a
gradual thing you have more or less of
it even people on a standard American
diet are gonna have a some amount of
autophagy just that’s just how the body
cleans up but you’re gonna have many
many many many times more autophagy
which is what we’re looking for if you
do the fasting here we’re just look into
increase the benefits to get a higher
percentage of benefit so if we think
about this as insulin resistance on
these two graphs then if you’re doing
the standard American diet if you sort
of think that if you don’t want to learn
anything and you just think hey I’m
gonna eat normal which is high carb
whatever they recommend and then I’m
gonna suffer for five days then you’re
gonna get a yo-yo thing you’re you’re
gonna get some benefits but then in
between you’re basically just going to
eat enough garbage again enough insulin
stimulating food to offset the benefits
you’re not going to get a huge amount of
long-term improvement so the red would
be insulin resistance that while you’re
eating normal you are still sort of
promoting insulin resistance and then
you do your five day fasting mimicking
and you get some insulin sensitivity you
get some etaf Egeus and benefits but
then you go right back so the fasting
mimicking is just enough to offset the
other bad stuff that you do whereas if
you do a low carb if you’re already
reversing insulin resistance then the
you’re already below the line you’re not
promoting insulin resistance at any time
in the month now you’re gonna get a much
much deeper effect you’re gonna have it
for a longer period of time
you’re
get into it much quicker because you’re
basically already there and the total
benefit the amount of reversing insulin
resistance is going to be much larger
and now you are not just compensating
for what the bad stuff that you do
you’re actually moving toward long-term
health and if we imagine a similar
scenario for autophagy then it would
be almost the same except that autophagy
would be present to a lesser degree
that if you’re eating your standard high
carb processed food regular food diet
then you would just barely get in it
would take you a few days to get into so
you’re doing this for five days it
probably takes you a good two days three
days even to get into a significant
amount of autophagy and then you go right
back to eating and now you’re kind of
undoing that and you’re just getting
ready for the next five days to to
recover whereas if you’re on a ketogenic
diet and you’re eating two or three
meals you’re probably not in a ton of
autophagy but you’re you get more autophagy
than if you ate a high carb diet
during the time that you’re fasting
you’re not so far away from the auto
fuji so you’re more likely to have some
degree of autophagy in the mornings for
example when before you eat so now
instead of having two three days to get
into autophagy you’re probably in
autophagy within 12, 18, 24 hours because
you’re so close already and now you can
spend almost the entire five days just
building on that momentum and then when
you get back out
you’re not instantly undoing all the
good that you did so why would we do
fasting mimicking as opposed to just
plain fasting because fasting is still
gonna get you all these benefits and it
will be even better but here’s why the
fasting mimicking diet is better than a
water fast and the number one thing
obviously is that it
easier it’s more acceptable for most
people and even if you’re already fat
adapted it’s still easier because it’s
not such a mental barrier to to get into
it you know if you’re going to be able
to eat a little bit then you could
probably go five days instead of maybe
two or three days on a water fast so you
go longer and therefore you get more of
the autophagy benefits with less effort
so to speak and if it’s easier then you
can also do it more often
so if you just sort of had the the
mental strength to do a water fast of
three days every couple of months now
maybe you can do it once a month and not
really feel that it’s much pressure and
the other issue is about weight so if
you have a ton of weight to lose
then you’re gonna lose weight faster on
the water fast but if you don’t have a
lot of weight to lose and if you want
some of these autophagy benefits so for me
it’s hard to do a lot of long three four
five day water fast because I sort of
have to eat myself up I have to gain
back the weight between each time but if
I do a fasting mimicking diet then there
is less weight loss because I’m putting
in some calories I’m putting in maybe
roughly half or close to half of my
usual calories so the weight loss will
be a lot less it’ll be easier to
maintain it longer and do it more often
and I still get that sustained autophagy
benefit and like I said the key to
understand is it that it’s the protein
that you have to watch you get better
results if you watch the carbs as well
but it’s the protein that’s the key
you’ve got to keep that down which means
that this is basically a vegan diet for
these five days you’re going to be vegan
because virtually every animal product
is going to have too much protein to
keep you
then that 18 to 20 gram range so I would
suggest that you get yourself your
glucose meter and your ketone meter and
you give this a try you start tracking
you start measuring and you see how
these numbers compare and you’ll
probably find that your ketone will be
really good your glucose ketone ratio
will be really good even though you’re
eating some calories you’ll be able to
sustain your autophagy you’ll be
getting most of these benefits even
while eating a little bit if you enjoyed
this video make sure you also take a
look at that one thank you so much for
watching and I’ll see you in the next
video

100 thoughts on “Powerful BENEFITS OF FASTING & Still EAT

  • If you would like to learn more about fasting watch this video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1zjLsnHDPo&list=PLpTTF6wMDLR7jgylgzCHKgvS7prb8eqPT

  • I can easily do a 3-5 day fast. Im not hungry at all after day one. With fasting mimicking I get hungry again as soon as I eat.

  • Great explanation. Thanks. Impossible for carnivour diet. ☹ nothing left just bone broth. Anyway, I fast for weight lost, mixing water EF, keto and carnivore, depending what's in fridge.

  • I noticed I lose weight faster when I do not eat breakfast in the morning. I would work out in the morning, and eat mid afternoon one hearty meal for the day. Of course, Whole Foods.

  • If one is weight training and/or performance biking and running/racing, what supports muscle and strength building? Seems to me with such little protein one is going to loose strength and have sore muscles day and night. I’m OMAD but not Keto and have a ton of fish and good veggies at one sitting, even add protein supplements on multi activity days. Never hungry, never feel weak. For long duration events like 5 hr bike tours I stop OMAD and eat before, during, and after on that day. I actually feel hungry then. The first water fast I did was 4 days, lost over 11 lbs. I don’t have enough fat on me any longer to do that again, unless I stop activity and sit around. Don’t want to do that.

  • Thanks for the info doc. BTW, how would this diet affect my gym workout? Being low protein and all. I am more or less keto since a long time.

  • What a brilliant idea!
    I'm certainly going to do this.

    I wonder how MCT oil would behave in this keto/autophagy 800 cal diet.
    flex or no flex?

  • Excellent video thanks. I had two attempts at a water-only 5 day fast but had to stop after around 60 hours due to my blood sugar going far too low, my ketones skyrocketing, and strange things happening to my vision. Probably due to me being a bit underweight. I normally eat LCHF (whole food) two meals a day so I am well fat adapted. So last attempt I did my own version of a fasting mimicking diet. I had the odd coffee with cream, and up to two cups per day of home made bone broth or Bieler’s broth which would have kept protein and calories low but was still quite satiating. That did the trick and like you say, I will be able to do this again every month or two.

  • 9:55 Minor mistake… you've said 25g of fat… and it should be 25 g of carbs 🙂
    Other then that the video is great as always. Very informative.
    GJ Dr. Ekberg.

  • I have a question. I‘m doing IF 20-4 and healthy Keto für almost 6 weeks now. Its going great, no more cravings and i am satisfied with everything i eat. The only problem i am having is with „no 2“. I only have to „go“ every 4-7 days. I am 35, 196cm and 85kg. I come easily over 2000cal per day. Is this low frequency unhealthy in an way?

  • What makes the difference with other diet kits that doctors and biologists are putting out since they know people buy anything if its doesn't require any sacrifice. People move more and eat properly.

  • Love your videos and have learned so much so thank you for all you do. Can you recommend a quality decaf espresso one can purchase online?

  • The Japanese guy that discovered autophagy said that it doesn't begin until 48 hours into a fast. I took his course online.

  • Thanks Dr. Ekberg! This may have solved my water fasting problem. I can't get sufficient sleep while on a water fast. I always told myself that if I could have just a little food on my stomach, then I could get enough sleep to keep going. The problem was never hunger. It was simply sleep deprivation which made it hard for me to function throughout the day.I will do this with significantly less food. Again, thanks.

  • Very insightful and another tool to place in my fat loss goals as I’ve been promoting your channel for insights, thank you Dr. Ekberg

  • Thanks you for the explanation Dr.Ekberg. I have one question: In the video, you explain how the low protein intake triggers autophagy because of receptors in the body that react to it. Later you say that in addition, higher insulin sensitivity and being fat adapted/ketogenic will make the autophagy more effective. Maybe you have explained in one of your other video's why that is, but it was not clear (to me) from this video why that is. Can you explain the reason for this, or point to the relevant video that explains it? Thank you in advance!

  • Thank you very much for this very clear video…as usual. Done it ( keto version) with avocado, rocket , macadamias, olives, electrolites and a multivitamin. I reduced the per day calories to 700 more in line with my weight. As I love and follow a keto diet, after 36h I was allready at a GKI under 1. I did stop after 4 days as I thought enough autophagy and I am not someone who did it to lose weight, bu I did! My face skin was glowing after. Intend to do it twice per year.

  • Dr. Ekberg, I would like to see you talk about specific foods and amounts in a video when you say what a 2000 calorie day. And also what 800 calories would look like. Portion size and exact food too.

  • So could we keto people just fast for 5 days and have fat in our coffee and mct oil.
    We still get autophagy and have calories coming in. Easy

  • Do you think the Prolon box is better than a very low calorie diet subscription box such as a juice fast or meal replacement box for the week?

  • Great video! Could you do a video on getting into Ketosis with Glycogen storage disease or diabetes type 2 without hypoglycemia.

  • Great video! Could you make a video about breaking a fast. There is lot of discussion that is almost an art form of what you should consume after a fast. Does it really matter or are people just presenting their conclusions as facts?

  • I’m glad there’s another solution to take the weight off !
    I’m fat adapted ketogenic mimicking going to work this into my diet plan
    Since January 10th I just stopped eating all sugar including fruit.
    No artificial sweaters, Dairy and gluten. I have lost 33 pounds in 25 days sounds incredible right but it’s probably do to my exercise regime 30 + miles of walking including a couple of hours swimming per week!
    Currently I’m doing One meal a day.
    Drinking water only with my fasting.
    Thanks Doc!

  • I fast with bone broth. I use it a couple of times a day. If I get hungry I add a tablesppoon of grass fed butter to the broth or drink chicken fat souo. I can go several days doing this with no hunger. When I go back to eating I do a lunchtime OMAD carnivore with bone broth in morning and adternoon. Ive maintained a 200+ pound weight loss for over 23 years now.
    Lost the weight with low carb then keto about 10 years ago and moatly carnivore the last 8 years. Bone broth is my go to and has been for about 3 years.
    Ive overcome type 2, heart failure, kidney disease and a nasty auto immune disease. At 64 I have no ED and the only issue I still have is stage 2 kidney failure. But I was stage 4 looking to have ti go on dialysis . Dodged that bullet with carnivore. Ive held steady at stage 2 for 5 years now.
    A1C was 4.3 last bloodwork.
    Thanks to doctors like you that tell the truth about low carb, fasting and keto. You are changing the world.

  • Important to note the FMD pack is low saturated fat. The fibre in it and probiotic also have an effect on gut bacteria.

  • Wishing you had a column for Cals. e.g. 800 C. diet with 18 g protein EQUALS 72 Cals of protein and 630 Cals of fat. If we've been on keto for awhile, we already know what 25 g of carbs are/feel like. Anyway…most of us still think in terms of Calories, not grams. We can picture it in our heads because we grew up on CALORIES. So a column with grams x 4, grams x 8, etc. would probably be helpful but I appreciate what you're doing. Thanks.

  • Great video Dr. Ekberg, as always very informative. Question though, is there a mistake in your macro?

    Carbs
    47% = 94g

    Protein
    9% = 18g

    Fat
    44% = 39g (should this be 88g?)

  • Dr Sten, this is logic for daily eating habits. Eat either one meal a day OMAD or eat vegan for the early meals and protein only in the last meal. Right?

  • Dr. Ekberg…Thank you for your info and inspiration… I have been fasting for over 45 years… and have tried many different styles of fasting… There is a way of looking at the body as different types of storage and keeping that storage clean and refreshed.… I would enjoy hearing your comments about using fasting to cycle our adipose storage… Thereby keeping it cleaner with less toxic buildup?

  • Go to Dr Darren Schmidt on YT. His FMD way of eating is 5 days – green powder drink and avocado 2x per day. Day 6 is 24 hr water fast, day 7 go back to your regular way of eating.

  • Please make a video on how to restore lost Kidney function, if one kidney is already super small due to medical malpractice (size of a kidney bean) and the other is performing poorly. This person is going through dialysis few times per week. I believe fasting and Keto could help. Just need better advice from you. Would greatly Appreciate it.

  • It sounds unpleasant compared to just longer fasts. Are 56 or 72 hour fasts as effective as this? Why repeatedly torment yourself with the promise of food only to eat a tiny bit and still be hungry? When I fast I am not hungry and I have all that time left over to live and do non-food related things.

  • I rather fast and eat protein then start loosing hair. Nothing against fat I think it is essential for the body but if humans were suppose to eat 70% fat then animal would be primarily fat not protein. Lastly the point of fasting is to move to a catabolic state “autophay” Eating anything including fat stimulates insulin and you are in anabolic state. People don’t complicate things tracking ketons and sugars, give me a break, most people don’t even keep track of their calories.

    I really like and enjoy your videos but this one is totally wrong advice! Specially since what you are recommending “vegan” lacks the vitamins humans need.

  • You mentioned the option of a pre-built package – like a kit – that takes the guesswork out of trying to eat the correct grams of each category of foods. Where can I find that?

  • Just wondering if the jump from 5% to 12.5% carbs is enough to kick most people out of ketosis or is that not a concern for this period of 5 days?

  • I bought a 3 pack of the FMD from PROLON… and did the fasts. I did respond very much like my water fasts. Similar ketone and glucose readings. I then DIY FMD by doing what you suggest. I figured the key was keeping protein below 20 g and carbs below 20. A lot of butter coffee and avocado.

    I try to do a 3-5 day fast once per month

  • Thank you Dr. Ekberg. I think you might have solved a particular diet problem for me. I've been doing Keto with intermittent fasting for 6 months and have lost all my excess weight. Sadly, I have Rosacea and fasting/autophagy has not helped that. I've been taking low dose antibiotics along with vit, min, vit E, collagen to help my skin but without the med it comes right back. The antibiotic keeps me from fasting, so now thanks to you, I might have found a way to mimic fasting!!!

  • no no no Mimicking is not for me. How can I track this 18g of protein, and make sure its not getting 19g…..I find this impossible.
    I stick to my old Keto and IF (16:8) lifestyle.

  • I love your videos but I have to admit your phrase, "Health Champions" is very negative and turns me off. Are your videos not for me if I am not a "Health Champion?"

  • I'm in my 2nd day of planned 3 days water fast.
    after watching your video… would you recommend me breaking my fast with fast-mimicking recipe?
    personally, i love eating tons of vegetables + olive oil…
    would you recommend i eat a ton of springmix salad with lots of olive oil, and some guacamole?
    curious. thank you in advance.

  • Vidro only for american average diet and full of sci whitebiard etc We are not all anericans and we are not interested in becoming doctors or dietologists… ai f uoy want give info that concern all of the people a d without unnecessery sci details

  • It makes soooo much more sense when you explain subjects. Such a pleasure to not only learn something on a deeper level (such as FMD) but to easily understand it. You do that so well…thank you!

  • As always, thank you for such smart and well explained information. I really appreciate how you lay things out. I also did want to comment that I eagerly tried this protocol to gain some autophagy benefits…….using home foods, lots of veg, but oh my gosh, the stomach bloating! I felt miserable ? My body clearly does better on proteins and fats. ? So after 3 days, I’ve gone back to my regular keto/carnivore ways with my 18/6 plan. I am thinking if I want to fast mimick again, I should just do super low proteins with lots of fat, and really lay low on the carbs? Opinion anyone? Thank you kindly ?

  • Could you please talk DETAILS about SALTS. Because nobody hardly talk in details about SALTS and what salts do to our bodies.
    Everybody is saying salts cause high blood pressure….

  • Started Keto way of eating January 2nd 2020 so far lost 10 lbs. this video made so much sense to me and now be able to follow this plan I believe with ease. I basically have been doing this as on Saturday’s I allow myself my favorite food at our local bakery where I have bread (Currently living in Germany the land of bread )?. Reducing protein not a problem, increasing fat I will have to track but first thought is avocado. So happy I started following Dr. Ekberg

  • Today is day 1 of this fmd for me. Thank you for explaining this in such great detail! I am hopeful this will enable me to have an extended fast, as I am at my goal weight and get too hungry to fast more than than 48 hours.

  • My understand though, is that calories reduction reduces one's metabolism, thus fasring is similar or better with no side effect,

  • thank you dr. I have been doing a 23 hour fast 5 days a week m-f just drinking water and then eating one meal a day generally at 5pm. my meal is generally 800 to 1000 calories m – f
    on the weekends I eat two sometimes three healthy meals on saturday and Sunday. with one healthy snack.
    dr. can you please let me know if I am getting the benefits of autophagy and reducing my insulin resistance following the method I describe or do I need to make a change to what I am doing. my goal is to get maximum results. the meals I eat are keto. I drink nothing but water. coffee or tea after 5pm m-f . and drink the same on the weekend at will. thank you doctor.

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