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Fasting In Ketosis

Fasting in Ketosis About a month ago I began focusing on ketosis again — but my discipline has been erratic. I have been bouncing in and out of ketosis and struggling to get to that magical place where I am keto adapted and no longer care about food. ENTER FASTING I approached fasting in a typical Mary fashion. I listened to about ten podcasts on fasting and intermittent fasting. And then I formulated my plan. Fasting is restricting food but within the keto community it is seldom a water only fast. Everyone recommends you maintain electrolyte balance with salt (in water or just as nibble). Some say that you can have fatty coffee (bullet proof coffee) and still be in fast. Some say you can have bone broth without breaking fast. Regardless, caloric intake should be low. Very low. The point is not to starve yourself but to force your body to go to your fat reserves for your body’s fuel. It’s not that you wont eat lunch. You will be eating the lunches you have packed — on your midsection and ass. OPTIONS Intermittent fasting The general idea is to fast for a greater portion of the day and limit your eating to a small window of time in order to give your pancreas/insulin a break Continue reading >>

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  1. Rcroix

    Hello everyone.
    I have been on the 2:5 for about 6 months and lost about 10kg (over 20lbs) So thank you Dr Mosley!
    A lot of the reviews of the fasting lifesyle seem to suggest that it is just a way to reduce average weekly calories, but I’m sure most of you think there is more going on than simple calorie reduction.
    During the last 10 days I didn’t fast as I was on holiday traveling and found it difficult. Amazingly I did not gain any weight. This has happend on two occasions during the last 6 months.
    I think the fasting days are forcing the body to relearn how to burn fat. I’m a bit confused about the correct scientific terms for this ‘lypolysis’ is I believe the breackdown of fats (into amino acids) and ketosis the burning of
    fat as fuel.
    What ever the terminology it seems like the fasting days teach the body a long forgotten trick of switching from available glucose derived from what we just ate, to reserves stored as fat.
    I suggest that this trait applies to non fast days too, hence the lack of weigh gain during holidays.
    I used to do a bit of distance running and am quite familiar with the concept of ‘hitting the wall’. This is when a runner runs out of glucose and has to switch to fat burning (around the 18mile mark). Often that process is difficult, I have had to sit on the ground for about 3 minutes until my legs felt like they would work again.
    I’m not running now so I can’t try a quick marathon to see if the diet has helped with the switch.
    I welcome your thoughts.
    Good luck
    Martin.
    Perhaps Dr Mosely could weigh in on this with some scientific evidence.

  2. zec4peach

    I love science and this is why I love the 5.2 as it makes so much sense.
    Your body will go into ketosis when fasting for a short time, this is probably why some people get headaches. It will also make you very thirsty and wee a lot as your body tries to flush out the by products from fat metabolism. This is a common symptom of type 1 diabetes but obviously they go into a severe more ketoacidosis due to prolonged lack of insulin and metabolism of glucose and start burning muscle for fuel.
    It’s quite complicated stuff but if you google fasting ketosis there’s loads of interesting info online. Michaels book was lacking in any science stuff which is a shame as I think people are interested.
    I know that athletes or very fit people are more efficient at burning fat as they are used to it so yes I think the 5.2 does reset the metabolism in a similar way.
    I have managed to this this after years of cycling and find I can ride for a few hours on an empty stomach. Always need coffee though !!!
    Z

  3. Nika

    Hey Martin!
    I’m also very interested in ketosis. I tried it out a few weeks ago and didn’t eat any carbs for 1,5 week. I lost quite some weight, but felt like I couldn’t sustain it – I started feeling really weak, dizzy, couldn’t walk straight some days and all in all didn’t get the energy boosts some people boast about.
    So now I just cut carbs on my fast days and allow myself fruit and yoghurt on normal days – still prefer not to eat rice, noodles, bread and potatoes though. Sometimes a baked good or chocolate pudding as a treat, but not regularly. I do think this really contributes to my quicker than average weightloss (7kg in 3 weeks, of which most during that first 1,5 week).
    I’ve also started working out fasted. I do this after work before my only meal of the day, so after fasting for over 20 hours. I do HIIT (Insanity), which combines cardio and strength through bodyweight exercises. So far my results have been worse than when I did the program before when eating regularly, but I’m waiting to see how it goes in two weeks when I do my second fit test. My body is most likely also learning how to switch to burning fat efficiently.
    What you said about going on a holiday, this reminded me of the “carb loaders” I know. They basically cut carbs during the week, then they “carbload” on Saturday – eating everything from pizza to ribs to whatever they want. They say that it doesn’t cause them to gain weight, because the body is still in fat burning mode and the glucose from the carbs goes straight to the muscles, giving the muscles the strength to keep working out through the next week. Hence carb ‘loading’. These people are basically in ketosis 3 days a week (it usually takes the body about 3 days to go into full ketosis).
    These are all bodybuilder types though, who do mostly strength training so it doesn’t really sound like a great idea for me. I wanna be lean, not buff.
    Anyway, long post – gonna head over to the next one
    Annika

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24 Hours Fasting: The Key To A Better Life

Fasting is defined as a willing abstinence from food for a given period of time. This practice has been used by millions of people during the existence of mankind. The 24 hours fasting is a form of intermittent fasting that is becoming popular as it offers several benefits over the classic habit of eating several meals per day. Let's see which are these benefits and how the 24 hours fasting works... The rules in a 24 hours fasting protocol are pretty simple. We basically have one meal per day and we don't eat for 20+ hours. That is typically 20-22 hours window. For maximum benefits, it is important to keep the fasting time over the 20 hours (see more about this in the following). Drinking water is allowed (and recommended). Coffee and tea are also allowed with the only restriction of using no sugar. In modern society, there is a tendency to criticize and ban everything that gets out of the "ordinary" and fasting indeed does break the schemes. However, fasting has been used by millions of people during the existence of mankind. All major religions prescribe days of fasting throughout the year and this is seen by many as a normal practice. We are told by nutritionists to eat 3-5 time Continue reading >>

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  1. __ish

    So, long story short, I remember reading somewhere that a great way to help speed your body's entry into ketosis is to do a 24 hour fast and some low intensity exercise. Trouble is, I can't seem to find where it was that I read that! Did I dream it up? Is this a thing?

  2. __loridcon

    i believe what you read is this:
    http://josepharcita.blogspot.com/2011/03/guide-to-ketosis.html#33EE

  3. __ish

    Yes! Thank you!
    I stopped eating at 3PM and did the wrong kind of exercise tonight instead of tomorrow morning, but that can be remedied.
    Has anyone had success with this method? This will be my first real go at keto.

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The One-day (36-hour) Water Fast

Most people in the modern world have never gone 24 hours without eating. You too? If so, the one-day (36-hour) water fast is the perfect way to begin your journey into water fasting. I remember when I did my first one-day water fast. My plan was to eat dinner, then fast through all of the following day, breaking my fast with breakfast on the next day. This format is ideal for anyone wishing to try out a 36-hour fast. Psychologically, the experience was hugely challenging. Like most people, I’d hardly ever even skipped a meal in my life, and the idea of not eating anything for a whole day seemed almost inconceivable. Every time my stomach rumbled, it felt like the end of the world: I was going to starve! Of course, logically I knew that I wouldn’t, but the rational mind so easily collapses when your deeper, instinctive emotions emerge from out of the subconscious. By the evening, all I could think about was food… In the end, though, I did it. And so can you. Anyone can survive 36 hours without food! So why put yourself through such a terrible ordeal ? (By the way, contrary to my own experience, many people do actually enjoy their first one-day fast, feeling full of energy and Continue reading >>

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  1. __ish

    So, long story short, I remember reading somewhere that a great way to help speed your body's entry into ketosis is to do a 24 hour fast and some low intensity exercise. Trouble is, I can't seem to find where it was that I read that! Did I dream it up? Is this a thing?

  2. __loridcon

    i believe what you read is this:
    http://josepharcita.blogspot.com/2011/03/guide-to-ketosis.html#33EE

  3. __ish

    Yes! Thank you!
    I stopped eating at 3PM and did the wrong kind of exercise tonight instead of tomorrow morning, but that can be remedied.
    Has anyone had success with this method? This will be my first real go at keto.

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