Sunday, May 1, 2016

Intermittent Fasting

Eat Less, Move More?

As I touched on in my Burn Fat with Science post, there is more to the "Eat Less, Move More" theory of weight loss. Dr. Jason Fung does a great job of explaining how "Calories In Must Equal Calories Out" is an oversimplification of a two part problem in this YouTube video. Eating less causes your bodies metabolism to slow down and your basal insulin levels to rise. The result? Every single calorie you eat over your energy expenditure is stored as fat. The solution?

Eat Less Often, Move More!

Eating less often gives your body a chance to deplete the glycogen stores in your liver and turn to your fat stores to get between meals. A novel concept, right? But the concept of "fasting" scares some people, even though some religions practice it periodically during the year and everyone does it for several hours every night.

Bulletproof Coffee is the cornerstone of Dave Asprey's Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. Consuming a little butyric acid and caprylic acid in your coffee keeps you satisfied, while extending the fast from insulin stimulating proteins and carbohydrates that you initiated a few hours prior to sleep. When your insulin levels normalize, you will naturally eat less.

Soon, I will be writing about a specific source of carbohydrate that I have been adding to my diet to help normalize my insulin response and keep me in Ketosis.

Stay well engineered,

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