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Confused and in need of guidance

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by Bildad, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Kailee56

    Kailee56 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I believe the dry fasting is supposed to accelerate autophagy and/or possibly weight loss. Not necessarily part of diabetes management. I also think it is only done for short periods. I recall people talking about doing it for 12-18 hrs. Much like the religious fasting of Ramadan (? can’t spell, sorry).

    As I said, I doubt it is something I would do. It is just interesting, especially since I seem to see more people recommending it and talking about it’s benefits vs those of water fasting.
     
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    The science in autophagy is very young. It is my understanding that autophagy would need about 48 hours to be triggered therefore dry fasting would for that long would be ill advised.

    Edit to add.

    Not altogether convinced about Walter Longo's Fasting Mimicking Diet, sorry.
     
  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Sorry Bildad, I am derailing your thread with comments about autophagy (its how I term Good Housekeeping for the body).
    I shall stop now.
     
  4. Bildad

    Bildad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's OK. It is not something that I can see myself ever doing. I am finding a 16:8 way of life is suiting me so far. There is a lot of head changes for me at the moment.
    Not eating breakfast
    Eating Fats
    Not eating grains etc
    Cutting out sugar I was / am sugar addicted.
    It seems to be completely opposite to what I have done for the last 50+ years. Old habits take quite a lot of unlearning but I am getting there 1 step at a time.
    The encouraging part is that it is working- I am losing weight and my bg numbers are amazing. So I will keep on going!
     
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  5. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    May be relevant - a new video of Mike Mutzel at Low Carb San Diego on Fasting, Autophagy and Exercise:




     
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