Why? First, intermittent fasting triggers a hormone called growth hormone. Growth hormone is the main hormone that spares muscle protein breakdown in your body. It protects it.
Cortisol, the stress hormone, and insulin both cause destruction of your muscles. So stress, eating sugar, having instant resistance, being a diabetic destroys your muscles. Forty hours of fasting did not trigger any breakdown of skeletal muscle. I did not find the study he was talking about but I found this one, SIX things I have Learnt from forty-hour Fasting https://annfoweraker.com/tag/40-hour-fasting/
Can the Keto Diet Decrease Your Fitness Performance? No.
Dr. Berg refers to studies that demonstrate the increase in performance for athletes. I was unable to find the link to the studies he referred to.
In this video Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. D’Agostino who tells us how the Ketogenic diet increased the performance of navy deep sea divers. Here is the link, Dr. Mercola and Dr. D’Agostino on Ketogenic Diet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LDc5TxOcvA
When you run your body on ketones, you get less oxidative stress, meaning that your organs and tissues don’t break down as easily.
Two of the top ultra marathon runners are on keto. One of them, Zach Bitter, took the US record for a 100-mile event, done in 11 hours and 40 minutes.
It depends on the amount you are consuming, and the frequency.
It is unlikely you will gain weight on vegetables. You might think “potato”; of course, you will gain weight on potatoes, especially if you cook them and release their sugar, which will cause a problem with your blood sugars.
The first thing that will happen is you are going to lose your appetite for sugar when you completely stop taking sugar for two weeks. Why? Because every time there is sugar consumption, a hormone activates and pushes your blood sugar down, causing a low blood sugar situation (hypoglycemia to some degree). This causes you to crave sugar, but by getting rid of sugar from your diet, you get rid of the sugar cravings, too.
Hypoglycemia Definition: A condition caused by very low levels of blood glucose or sugar, which is common in diabetic people.
In part one, we covered the benefits of lowering insulin, fat burning and autophagy.
Part two will cover a list of food and drinks people can or cannot have while fasting and their effects on insulin, ketones and actual weight loss. (Start the video at the 6:50 minute point)
Here is a list of food and drinks and we are looking at insulin, ketones and actual weight loss.
Coffee. Coffee is going to have an insignificant effect on insulin. There is hardly any carbs, protein or calories. It will have a zero effect on ketones, weight loss or weight gain. If you consume a tremendous amount of coffee with all the caffeine it could increase cortisol and activate insulin. Stress can make you fat because stress mobilizes your own protein, which then will be converted into sugar, which then could raise insulin too.
Are you on the ketogenic diet, and want to know how to get your spouse on board?
First of all, it helps to realize there are many different viewpoints about keto. Your spouse might not have the same perspective that you do. I recommend healthy keto, but they might be mentally rejecting it. So, first, find out what they want to accomplish. Is it weight loss, lowered inflammation, more energy, or focus? Keto can provide these results.
So, focus on results, keep it easy for them to implement. They need a win! So you might not want to jump right into the healthy keto version. You want to make it easy and comfortable with the foods they’re used to eating, but without the carbs. If we look at the difference between healthy keto and dirty keto, the macros are exactly the same. Low carb, moderate protein, high fat.
This is an overview of how powerful fasting is for various parts of your body.
BRAIN- Fasting stimulates BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor). It is like Miracle Grow for the brain. BDNF helps repair and regenerate neurons. Fasting also helps with stress resistance, neurogenesis (nerve support cells), mitochondrial production, and reducing inflammation. It helps if there is damage as in Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s.
BRAIN FUNCTION- Fasting helps improve the number of mitochondria, the energy factories in all body cells including your brain. You will have better memory. You will be able to focus. You will have better cognitive function.
INFLAMMATION- Fasting decreases inflammation, which is deadly inflammation on the different parts of the body. There is nothing more powerful than fasting to handle inflammation.