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    Fasting - A History Dr Jason Fung

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    Re: Fasting - A History Dr Jason Fung

    Post by chris c on Wed Aug 19 2015, 19:50

    I suspect a big difference may be how overweight you are: you're not really fasting if you're burning body fat, just on a high fat diet without actually eating any . . .
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    Post by merrylizard1314 on Thu Aug 20 2015, 13:57

    @chris c that's how I think of it, too! I won't go into a long tale about my experience, except to say that I have had good results with the ND, but would never do that again, I'd rather water fast. While generally LCHF, afterwards, which was a good move, as I managed to keep my weight stable.since then, and 2Fat Fasts later, I feel in a good state of wellbeing. I exercise by walking, swimming and occasionally rowing and nothing very strenuous, just the normal house and garden things
    I have been intermittent fasting for a couple of weeks. My %fat intake is about 70-80 and I don't eat after 4pm unless we have guests fo dinner. The only thing I ever weigh, or take note of, is cheese, which I have always loved, though now I eat it without bread, or biscuits. On the Fast day, I have water., or sometimes a clear soup. In two years, I have lost over half my body weight. I was lucky, I think, in that my GP never offered me any medication, although I was considerably overweight then, at 127kg and 172cm. My only supplement is fish oil, which I have always taken in winter. And I have a medication for Hypertension, which is not doing very much, and is the latest in a long list of changes and titrations, also not doing very much. This is a bit worrisome, but I think it may all be resolved if I can get my sleeping patterns - or lack thereof, under control. I often don't sleep at all, or have 5-6 hoursat night. I sleep better in summer than winter, and it is winter here now, so it is more difficult. I thought it was a co-morbidity of diabetes, and it may be, or it may be a manifestation of hypertension. But, as I said before, I feel full of good health and energy, and it is my aim to maintain a fully functioning brain and body for as long as it is possible.
    I find Jason Fung's theories appealing, in that they seem sensible, in a way that a Diabetes Educator I met at the beginning was not and who spoke to me as if I were either an idiot or a small child. I was told to eat whole grains at every meal, and when I told her that I already did, and that I'd recently read that certain things , rice, potatoes, pasta and bread should be cut from the diet , she looked at me, shook her head sadly, tut-tutted, then said "That is very silly, what on earth will you eat, if you cut all those things out?"
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    Post by chris c on Thu Aug 20 2015, 17:53

    You met her too? They have a factory that churns them out on a production line.
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    Post by Indy51 on Sat Aug 22 2015, 01:30

    For those interested in Dr Fung's work, he has a new blogpost about how he developed his interest in nutrition and diet:

    https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/my-journey/

    Also, Dr Brian Mowll is having a Q&A webinar with Dr Fung on Thursday, August 27. If you're interested, you can sign up for the webinar here:

    http://www.sweetlifecenters.com/qatelesem/
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    Post by merrylizard1314 on Sun Aug 23 2015, 01:18

    Thanks for the post, @Indy51, just signed up for the webinar and looking forward to it
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    Re: Fasting - A History Dr Jason Fung

    Post by Indy51 on Wed Sep 09 2015, 00:27

    A new article on the 11 Myths of Fasting & Meal Timing by Kris Gunnars of the Authority Nutrition blog:
    http://authoritynutrition.com/11-myths-fasting-and-meal-frequency/

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