Benefits of intermittent fasting with life and wine | Toronto doctors at forefront
Have you heard of the craze with intermittent fasting? Have you tried it? Not like you did in undergrad because you spent all your semester money on "books" in the first two weeks!
We are ruminating and scribing about the craze that was, in part, started or, at least, made en vogue by Dr. Jason Fung. Toronto's own! Dr. Jason Fung, MD, is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets. He has written the bestselling health books: The Obesity Code, The Complete Guide to Fasting, The Diabetes Code, and The Longevity Solution!
Dr. Fung graduated from the University of Toronto and completed his residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
More Canadian content. George St. Pierre (known as the GOAT in the mixed martial arts game) said it changed his life!
Also, Dr. Peter Attia, originally from Toronto, is a doctor in longevity. They are both proponents in their own way! He s also the first person to make the round-trip swim from Maui and Lanai.
WHAT IS IT?
As stated by Dr. Fung, "Intermittent fasting, simply stated, is cycling between periods of fasting and eating. It’s currently a very popular method to lose weight and improve health.
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TAKE BACK CONTROL
Break the fast a little different. Start small. Hit that indoor workout and try to only eat what is necessary.
The process goes in reverse when we do not eat (intermittent fasting). Insulin levels fall, signaling the body to start burning stored energy as no more is coming through food. Blood glucose falls, so the body must now pull glucose out of storage to burn for energy.
Glycogen is the most easily accessible energy source. It is broken down into glucose molecules to provide energy for the body’s other cells. This can provide enough energy to power much of the body’s needs for 24-36 hours. After that, the body will primarily be breaking down fat for energy
So hence you hear "working out on an empty stomach!" But again, moderation! No ultra marathons without the necessary fuel or you can experience the almight cramping.
An no drinking on an empty stomach. So think about how you want to feel before and after!
So the body only really exists in two states – the fed (insulin high) state and the fasted (insulin low) state. Either we are storing food energy (increasing stores), or we are burning stored energy (decreasing stores). It’s one or the other. If eating and fasting are balanced, then there should be no net weight change.