streetracer101 wrote:There's more data on intermittent fasting. UC Health here in CO is currently conducting one of the biggest academic studies ever. A friend has been doing it and has lost about 40# in the past year.Ryeguy wrote: ↑Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:27 pmI have a colleague who swears by partial fasting. It seems to work for him so who knows?streetracer101 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:19 pmWater fasting is supposed to help build your immune system. The thought process is that the induced stress of going into a ketotic state helps your body get rid of damaged/poorly functioning cells more rapidly, leading to increased proliferation of new healthy cells, thereby boosting your immune system. I read a couple interesting meta-analysis studies that show little to no harm, with potential prolonged benefits of improved glucose metabolism, lower blood pressure and lowered cholesterol. Here's an interesting NIH article on it: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5819235/Ryeguy wrote: ↑Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:01 pmI'm not certain I would be starting a fasting diet right now.
I'm not a physician, but everything I have read suggests the best way to maintain a strong immune system is to eat a healthy diet, perform moderate exercise (nothing too extreme i.e. running a marathon) and get adequate sleep.
I'm actually trying to tone down my exercise a little bit. I was going to try to do some speed work to ramp up my 10K times, but figured this was not the month to be fooling around.
It's obviously a very fringe-y topic, but I am in good health, young -ish and in pretty good tune with my body. I'll tap out before any badness happens.
I'm just trying to minimize my variables and not rock my immune system boat as it were.
This is a very temporary thing. I'll be back to drinking and eating red meat by the weekend
I started int fasting in mid January and I’ve lost 20lb so far.
It’s not drastic at all.
On my work days I don’t get home until 830, put kids to bed, take shower... I wasn’t eating dinner until 10pm on those days (3-4 days a week).
So I don’t eat dinner on work days.
I eat lunch and don’t eat again until breakfast the next day- i sometimes I stretch it out to lunch for a full 24hr.
On days I’m home I don’t eat breakfast. So I’ll go dinner on day one (6-7pm) to lunch on day two (1pm or so).
I’m not strict, so i average 14-16hr in between meals.
Besides the weight loss I feel better overall and I sleep better at night.
It’s also helped me stop drinking as much. Except for this stupid pandemic. I’ve been drinking more and sometimes breaking my fast for beer. I need stop that because I really like my results.
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