Watch: Donna Gates & Bulletproof’s Dave Asprey talk intermittent fasting
Do you really have the facts about intermittent fasting? To ensure you’re doing it safely and effectively, you might want to listen in. In this exclusive Body Ecology Living Podcast interview, Donna Gates and Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof, discuss all things intermittent fasting — with plenty of gold nuggets from Dave’s brand-new book.
Dave shares fresh facts on the science of intermittent fasting
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Here are some top takeaways:
- If you don’t have lunch today, you’re in zero danger of starvation. Studies show that the vast majority of people have at least 60 days of no food whatsoever before they starve to death. And for most people, it’s probably closer to 90 days.
- Black coffee is a big help when fasting because it helps reduce hunger. Black coffee has enough caffeine that it will double ketone production, and ketones help turn off hunger and give you energy. It’s also important to drink coffee that’s been mold-tested, which should help eliminate jitteriness after drinking.
- Phytic acid is another food category to watch out for. If you eat something high in phytic acid, oxalates, omega-6 oil, or histamines, these foods are also high in mold toxins. (Many foods are, and you wouldn’t know it.) All of these foods are going to drive cravings and hunger.
- Intermittent fasting works well when you treat it like exercise. If a 12-hour fast feels right for your body, then you could increase it to 14, but you don’t have to do it every day. Just in the same way you wouldn’t go to the gym and work out really hard every single day, if you over-fast, it can actually stop working.