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The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting Paperback – October 18, 2016
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The Complete Guide to Fasting
By Jimmy Moore and Jason Fung
Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting.
Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven’t thought about—yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.
Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it’s an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In The Complete Guide to Fasting, he has teamed up with international author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it’s so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health.
Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand.
About the Author
During the course of treating thousands of patients, it became clear to Dr. Fung that the epidemic of type 2 diabetes and obesity was getting worse. The prevailing dietary recommendations for reducing dietary fat and calories were clearly ineffective. In response, he founded the Intensive Dietary Management program (intensivedietarymanagement.com) to provide a unique treatment focus for type 2 diabetes and obesity that promotes simple yet effective dietary changes rather than focusing on medications.
Jimmy Moore catapulted onto the health scene in 2004 after a phenomenal 180-pound weight loss enabled him to come off prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems. He is the energetic personality behind the uber-popular blog Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb and the host of the longest-running and top-ranked iTunes health podcast, The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show, as well as Low-Carb Conversations and Keto Talk. He has interviewed well over 1,000 of the world’s top health experts and has dedicated his life to helping people get the best information possible about nutrition so they can make the right decisions for their health. He’s the international bestselling author of The Ketogenic Cookbook, Keto Clarity, and Cholesterol Clarity. Learn more about Jimmy and his work at www.livinlavidalowcarb.com.
- Publisher : Victory Belt Publishing; 1st edition (October 18, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1628600012
- ISBN-13 : 978-1628600018
- Item Weight : 1.9 pounds
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Every time I tell someone about this, their first response is that there is no way they could do it. Stop the excuses!!!! If you want to lose weight, get healthy and fit into those clothes that you can't fit into anymore, do this. Try it. You have absolutely nothing to lose. It truly makes your life easier and it's free to not eat. We are just not meant to eat all the time.
By Steelcomic on January 14, 2019
I am 50 years old and female. For the past 3-4 years I have been struggling with my weight (I am 15 lbs over where I should be). I thought I was doing everything right in terms of diet coupled with exercise. I would eat a low fat diet and was eating 6 small meals a day. One day, while searching the internet for clues as to why I was struggling to shake these 15 lbs, I learned about insulin resistance, prediabetes, and Syndrome X. This is when it occurred to me, maybe I am prediabetic? Maybe I have insulin resistance? Maybe my glucose levels are too high? And yet, every year, during my physical, my doctor would run the standard blood work, share my results stating "everything is normal".
Well, one day last year, I decided to run over to CVS to buy the equipment diabetics use. I checked my fasting blood sugar and the reading was over 106. I called my doctor to ask to have my glucose levels tested. My fasting glucose results were 110. And yet, she told me it wasn't anything to worry about? Really? Well maybe in the grand scheme of things 110 isn't high, but what about over time? Will my fasting glucose levels keep rising as my weight increases?
That's when I decided to take matters into my own hands. A friend introduced me to the keto diet and I decided to try it, coupled with intermittent fasting. Well, flash forward one year later and my fasting glucose levels are now 82 and I'm down 13 lbs. I managed to lower my fasting glucose levels by following a keto diet coupled with intermittent fasting.
Funny thing is, I found IF easy because I was never a fan of eating breakfast, or eating 6 small meals a day. Skipping meals is something I have always done so intermittent fasting comes naturally to me. I was never skeptical about fasting, or thought it was unhealthy. In fact, I think we eat too much food. I disagree that it's healthier to eat 6 small meals a day. I say it's better to not eat all day long.
I've been hearing and reading from skeptics who say, "Skipping meals is so unhealthy." Baloney! Says who? Who says skipping meals is unhealthy? Dr. Fung is right when he says, [and I'm paraphrasing] "The people who benefit from you eating all day long are the people who say fasting is unhealthy." Friends and family who reject my new way of eating are simply afraid of what they do not know or understand. I often hear people say to me "Oh I could never skip a meal." Sure you can. Have you ever tried?
I also hear a lot people say they are following some version of the paleo diet, claiming we should all be eating like paleolithic man. All the while eating 6 small meals throughout the day. I' am not an expert on paleolithic man, but it seems to me, paleolithic man didn't eat 6 small meals a day or eat pancakes made with coconut flower. I would bet he went days without food.
Listen, if you're struggling with your weight and/or struggling with high fasting glucose levels, buy this book, practice the different fasting methods offered in the book so that you can find the one that's right for you. I prefer to fast 16 hours every day and 22 hours on the weekend, but that's just me. Try IF. Stop eating so much food. Stop eating 6 small meals a day. Learn to listen to your body. Learn that hunger does go away, that it won't increase. You won't regret it.
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Books great. Arrived on time. 5 star.