Starvation is not fasting. The latter is built around a diet to optimize both health and well-being.Shelley K said:Tens of millions of people worldwide fast every day because they don't have a choice, and I don't see how it particularly benefits any of them.
It sounds like you might not be getting enough fat and/or salt. Most of my carbs come from tomatoes and eggplant. Leafy greens are good, but not enough on their own. Avocadoes are a necessity for me - a veg and a fat - mostly a fat. Also, try adding a small serving of nuts between meals - salt and fat. Sometimes, in the morning, I find coffee alone might upset my stomach - it's rare, but when it happens I eat a small piece of cheese and keep going.Lilly_Frost said:For those of you who fast for a long time (14+ hours), don't you have problems with your blood sugar dropping? I do keto, and the few carbs I get tend to be of the leafy-green variety, but even so, if I go more than 6 or 7 hours without eating, I get a terrible headache/shakes/nausea.
I consume nearly 0 carbs. My IF schedule is no food until 6:00 pm, and I stop eating at 9:00 pm. During the fasting period, I drink only water, including two glasses a day laced with Himalayan Pink Salt for the potassium and minerals. That takes care of the headaches and could ameliorate your shakes and nausea.Lilly_Frost said:For those of you who fast for a long time (14+ hours), don't you have problems with your blood sugar dropping? I do keto, and the few carbs I get tend to be of the leafy-green variety, but even so, if I go more than 6 or 7 hours without eating, I get a terrible headache/shakes/nausea.
Pretty much this for me as well. I generally eat two meals a day, late morning and evening, sticking with high fat hamburger and steaks. I've felt much better since going that route and have far fewer cravings.Anarchist said:I've experimented with 5/2, 6/1, and longer water fasts, and am a longtime member of the FB group Principia Lenta.
I understand the link between fasting and autophagy, but I stick to IF these days (generally 18:6).
FWIW, I eat 100% meat. Some carnivores fast (both water and dry fasts), but most of us either stick to IF or dismiss fasting altogether (i.e. eat when hungry).
Totally second the Dr. Fung recommendation; not only does he back up his talks with solid research and examples, but the guy has a gift for taking more esoteric bits of biology and making them understandable to those of us who haven't dealt with cell science in decades.Annie B said:I highly recommend looking up Dr. Jason Fung's videos on intermittent fasting and insulin resistance. It's very interesting watching and he's an actual doctor who backs up what he says with studies and research you can look into further.
Same here, eating mostly ribeyes and porterhouse. And I've never felt better.JDMatheny said:I generally eat two meals a day, late morning and evening, sticking with high fat hamburger and steaks.
If you'd like to investigate this way of eating, I recommend this site: http://justmeat.co/Puddleduck said:Could those who've said they eat only meat expand on that a little? I'm very curious. I didn't know anyone did that, since it's my understanding that vegetables contain necessary nutrients that meat doesn't.