Occasional Fasting Prevents Long-term Diet Failure
“The key to prevention of resistance is to periodically sustain very low levels of insulin. If all foods raise insulin, then the only logical answer is the complete voluntary abstinence of food. The answer we are looking for is, in a word, fasting.” – From Dr. Jason Fung
I love this article.
Dr. Fung highlights the fact that eventually, all diets fail. They fail because the body is smart and changes our metabolism to meet the new diet. The way to prevent this is occasional short term fasting.
I firmly believe LCHF is THE diet solution for insulin resistant people, but I also firmly believe LCHF is a tool to accomplish the real cure for insulin resistance – regular short term fasting.
Dr. Fung believes insulin resistance is CAUSED by chronic high insulin itself, and I agree with him. For more about this vicious cycle of insulin resistance causing chronically high insulin levels and in turn high insulin levels feeding back and causing more insulin resistance, see my new video “Drying Up the Root – LCHF and the Fasting Cure”
What Causes “Resistance” or “Tolerance”?
I’m a person who rarely drinks alcohol, maybe a few times a year, so this whole resistance idea is very clear to me. It only takes a small shot of Rum to make me feel the effects of the alcohol. But if I were a regular drinker, even a drinker who only had one shot per day, pretty soon it would take more to get the same buzz feeling as one shot gives me now. My body would become resistant to the alcohol.
Resistance comes from having something on a regular basis, never taking a break and giving the body a REST.
Even this LCHF diet, as wonderful as it is, still causes a certain level of insulin as we eat, but when we occasionally abstain from eating for short periods of time, we cause our body to become more sensitive to insulin. Not eating takes our levels down the most, even more than eating fat. We cause our body to need less insulin to do the same amount of action. Remember insulin resistance, the underlying root cause of many diseases, is a problem of TOO MUCH INSULIN.
LCHF treats the problem by preventing high insulin, but fasting reverses the problem by causing us to regularly live with very low levels of insulin, this sets us on the path from being resistant and needing more, to being normal, healthy and needing less. In my opinion we need LCHF to make fasting easier and sustainable long term.
We can do fasting for 12 – 16 hours each day, as I have done for almost two years. We can skip breakfast after a nights sleep, which by lunch will give you 12-16 hours. We can fast 24 hours every third day or once a week. The good thing is, you can do this in your own natural way and fit it to your lifestyle. The appetite control LCHF gives you, makes it easy. You could eat breakfast one day and not eat again until breakfast the next day, that’s 24 hours, but still eating each day. There is no right system, there is only what works for you, so long as there are regular times that you don’t eat. When you do eat, eat until satisfied.
Most diets cause you to use “will power” to eat less, but this doesn’t work for long for most people. The LCHF (low carb/high fat) diet turns off the “out of control hunger urges” that you’ve struggled with all your life and gives you control, gives you freedom without using “will power”. This will enable to do what is called “intermittent fasting”.
Intermittent Fasting or Short-term fasting.
You need to learn about this wonderful and easy process of not eating and all the many things it can do to help you lose weight and reverse many of the health issues a high insulin level causes.
The most complete source of information on intermittent fasting can be gained all in one convenient book, which I highly recommend.
I’ve written a critical review of some of the parts, but I still think “Eat, Stop, Eat” is the best fasting book you can find at this time.
See my REVIEW at this link – http://www.buttermakesyourpantsfalloff.com/fasting-is-the-cure/
| They call me Butter Bob, but . . .There’s something more to my story than Butter.
Hello, I’m Bob Briggs, I’m a 51 year old man who lost 145 lbs in 14 months.
I’m a middle aged man, but I feel young again and you can too.
It’s not too late.
You Can See My Before and After
You Can Watch My Videos
But, you don’t know my whole story until you understand I lost 145 lbs with both Butter AND Fasting.
Most diets force you to use “will power” to eat less, but this doesn’t work for long. A better way is eating healthy fats, like Butter, which turn off the “out of control hunger urges” that you’ve struggled with all your life. This gives you complete appetite control.
This appetite control gives you freedom without using “will power” and enables you to do what is called “intermittent fasting“.
No diet or exercise plan can DO for you what Short Term Fasting can do.
But until you actually learn all the things intermittent fasting can DO for you, it’s just my word and my story, it doesn’t relate to you.
They call me Butter Bob, but the truth is, I could just as easily be called Fasting Bob.
For more about “listening to your appetite control”, what I call listening to “Your Own Personal Diet Guru” and not eating when not hungry watch:
For more about why you should fast and how short term daily fasting along with a simple LCHF diet can really improve your health watch my new video:
Information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. Individual Results may vary.