August 23, 2018

Podcast

#11 – AMA #2: the Nothingburger — results from Peter’s week-long fast between two weeks of nutritional ketosis — and answering questions on all things fasting

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." —William Bruce Cameron

Read Time 9 minutes

Consider this episode a cross between an ask me anything (AMA) and a show-and-tell. Peter discusses his fasting experiment in great detail and answers questions from listeners and readers.

We discuss:

  • Why Peter did a one-week fast and the rationale for front- and back-ending it with a week-long ketogenic diet [6:30];
  • What Peter’s typical diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, and supplementation looks like [11:00];
  • What labs (e.g., glucose, ketones, lipids, inflammation and oxidation markers, thyroid, sex hormones) Peter checked for the experiment [22:00];
  • Peter’s results after one week on a ketogenic diet [29:30];
  • Peter’s results after a week on a water-only fast [48:45];
  • Peter’s results after a week on a ketogenic diet following a week of fasting [58:30];
  • Peter’s “Top 6” surprises from the fasting experiment [1:08:30];
  • Different fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) protocols [1:29:20];
  • What is the optimal protocol, frequency, and duration for fasting? [1:33:00];
  • How to break a fast without GI distress? [1:38:00];
  • “Am I breaking the fast if…?” [1:41:30]; and
  • More.
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  1. What brand is your sodium only bouillon? I can only find with oil or worse yet added sugar. Do you make it yourself?

  2. Peter, How do you manage your electrolytes – during ketosis, during fasting – and generally. I would appreciate hearing from you. I struggle with it a lot.

  3. the lack of acknowledgement of the implications of skyrocketing NEFA and mobilization of the stored PUFA in adipose while discussing lab results was driving me crazy. Explains so many of your questions!

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