In this episode, Donna Reish, author of “Fasting Inferno” Youtube parody and Intermittent Fasting blogger, describes her fasting experience five months in with a forty pound weight loss, one jean size reduction, and more. She describes her twenty hour fasting period each day and OMAD/3–One Meal a Day divided into three parts. She happily describes her husband’s four months of IF with an average of 21 fasting hours a day and forty pound loss. Listener Lessons this week focus on “How IF Works WITH Your Body”! Amazing things happen to our body—things that we always wanted to have happen or be able to carry out on our own but were unable to. However, with Daily IF, these things happen naturally. These include fat adaption, forcing the body to release fat each day/going into ketosis through IF. (We go into it 20 fold more frequently with IF!) Human Growth Hormone is released—with tremendous benefits, including vibrancy, energy, balancing cortisol, and more! Insulin sensitivity works in our favor with IF! No energy crashes and no uncontrollable cravings! The hunger hormone, Ghrelin, is brought under control with IF. And finally, Appetite Correction (AC) is achieved—so we are able to control emotional eating, binge eating, overeating, and more. Daily IF does for our bodies what we always wanted to do ourselves but were not able to since these hormones were controlling us negatively. How cool is that?
Podcast/Videocast Episode 17
A. My Experience
1. Five months in—
a. down one size, 13 pounds,
b. 20 hours average, no restrictions except for
I. ) Opening window with low carb food more than half the time;
II) OMAD/3–One Meal a day divided into three parts—open window with snack; meal two or three hours later; snack or dessert before closing eating window if desired
c. Fat adapted/in mild ketosis during longer fasting windows
2. Four months for my husband
a. Down 40 pounds!
b. Average 21 fasting hours
c. No restrictions except for clean fast and eating a huge plate of vegetables (salad or stir fried or roasted) every eating window with meal
B. Listener Lessons: How IF Works WITH Your Body
1. Body becomes fat adapted
a. 10-12 hours your glycogen reserves become low
b. Fat cells release fat off the body in order to survive
c. 12-24 hours of fasting—research shows that a 60% increase in energy from fat is burned with Daily IF (with the biggest amount coming at the 18 hour mark)
d. Puts you into ketosis during the fast
e. Improves memory and cognitive function
f. Decrease in aging and disease related hormones with ketosis
g. Fasting is shown to increase ketosis 20 fold in a person compared to keto diet increasing it 4 fold
h. Ketosis is a more natural state—ancestors followed
I. Weight management and disease fighting
2. Human Growth Hormone Increased
a. Younger looking/acting, vibrant, energetic
b. Working out fasted makes HGH super high
c. Balances cortisol (stress hormone), HGH, insulin all for anti-aging
3. Insulin Sensitivity
a. Hormones related to insulin—PCOS, PMS, etc.
b. Insulin remains stable so no energy crash
c. Insulin remains stable so cravings super reduced
a. Hunger hormone
b. Hunger hormone is under control in 1-3 weeks of consistent Daily Intermittent Fasting
c. We can train this hormone through IF
5. Appetite Correction (AC)
a. Works best with real food
b. Works in shorter eating windows really well (or 2 episodes as opposed to grazing)
c. Stops you from eating naturally!
d. Helps heal emotional eating as this mechanism makes you want to stop eating
Below are a couple of links to books I use and love. I am an affiliate for Amazon.com. If you click on the links below I will earn a small commission. Thank you for your support of this blog!
5 Ways to Find Me and Find Out More About Daily Intermittent Fasting!
(1) FB Group for Support and Daily Help
(3) IF Journal Podcast at iTunes
(4) YouTube channel
1) “Delay, Don’t Deny” book (amazing!)
2) “The Obesity Code” book
3) “Feast Without Fear” book
4) “The Complete Book of Fasting” (Jason Fung)
5) “Appetite Correction” book
6) “9 Facts About Plexus Slim” article
9) “Fasting Inferno” blog post with fun YouTube song and lyrics!