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Dec 25, 2017

Jimmy Moore is a best-selling author, host of the longest running health podcast on the internet, and a living example of the benefits of a low-carb diet. He was 410 lbs. 12 years ago and it wasn’t until his own mother in law gave him a Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution that made him rethink his life and his perspective on what “healthy eating” really is. He would then lose a total of 180 lbs. a year later and shrink his waist by 20 inches and has since lived a low-carb lifestyle.

Today we’re going to talk about the topic of fasting especially intermittent fasting, its benefits, and a few tips on how to not just start with fasting but also succeed in it.

“If you have fears about this, don't fear it. Just try it. There's no harm, you're not going to die." Jimmy Moore

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Jimmy became passionate about fasting because of the paleo community and its many experts.
  • Thomas Seyfried said If you want to prevent cancer, go on a one week fast once a year.
  • People on a ketogenic or low-carb diet will have an easier time with intermittent fasting.
  • Intermittent fasting won’t work on sugar burners aka people who regularly eat large amounts of carbs.
  • It’s best to eliminate the idea of “snacks” in between meals to start. Compensate by eating enough during actual meal times.
  • Some of the benefits of intermittent fasting include cancer prevention, reduces the onset of certain illnesses, lowers insulin levels, and improves mood.
  • The ketogenic diet and fasting complement each other when it comes to resetting your body’s systems and optimizing its functions.
  • Some of the common mistakes of people who start with intermittent fasting are consumption of artificial sweeteners thru “diet” beverages, people take it easy during fasting instead of living their normal lives, and some try to fast before the holidays which causes them to “flip out” and crash.
  • Fasting revs up your metabolism by 10%. It also won’t make you lose muscle if you have fat, even as low as 8% body fat is enough to be used as fuel.

Key Takeaways:

  • Don't fast before the holidays or any special occasion because you'll succumb to temptation, fail at your fast, and inevitably not enjoy life. The goal of fasting is to let you add more to life, not take life away from you.

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