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Intermittent Fasting Experiment

I am eating 2 hours per day, then not eating for 22 hours.


Intermittent Fasting Experiment


I just started watching Dr. Berg's videos about two weeks ago. You are right about the abundance of knowledge he seems to have about this subject. I'm trying a few of his suggestions. Good luck with your quest, I look forward to hearing about your success!!

Thee wanderer

Hi Andy,

I think it is important for your viewers to understand that there is no easy silver bullet weight loss diet. The things we know as definite facts about nutrition and health have not changed significantly in the last 20-30 years, but there is always some new fad diet to encourage people to believe in miracle cures. The things proven to improve your health are simple, but not easy for many people to follow: eat healthy (for most people, that means eat more fruits and vegetables and less red meat and processed sugars), exercise, and don't smoke. The one thing proven to help you lose weight is to decrease your total calorie intake. Certainly if you are fasting more than you are eating, your calorie intake will likely decrease, as long as you don't use the eating time to indulge in binge eating of junk food like processed sugars or high sodium snacks. This can also be achieved by eating smaller portions and by decreasing amounts of processed meats/carbohydrates in favor of fresh fruits and vegetables. To improve your overall health and maintain weight loss, you need to change your lifestyle permanently, not just for a short time and then return to your previous way of eating. As someone who has been sober for more than 20 years, I know you understand this better than most, but your viewers should be careful not to invest too much of their hope in Atkins, Paleo, Perlmutter, or Berg without a true dedication to changing their lifestyle. I suggest looking up David Katz, MD, director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale for a good, balanced perspective on nutrition and health.


Jeff, Thee Wanderer, The intermittent fasting is an extreme lifestyle change, not sure a person could do more? I think you need to read about intermittent fasting, You are addressing any of the scientific propositions, you are talking about fad diets.. The proposal of intermittent fast is this, we eat, sugar enters, it spikes insulin, which is a moderator or sugar in the bloodstream. Ii finishes it work around 3-6 hours after any meal. when there is no need for insulin, then the question is then what? The Intermittent fasting concept, is one fast for 22-16 hours. The body systems operate highly different when there is no insulin, and most humans never go longer than about 8-10 hours without an insulin spike by some foods. Doctors have almost a zero success rate with obesity. There are truly people who do not watch calories, eat like bears, and do not get fat. So yes, 100 percent, there is no weight loss possible without some adapting, or lifestyle change. I will try to survey Dr. Katz - TED Talk The real problem is this, even the academia who study obesity, they fail to tell the public, they seem to publish. I 100 percent know how to make a lifestyle change, after 30 years of sobriety, and living anywhere on the planet, I can adjust to anywhere, but regular lifestyles keep promoting the same failed dogmas. To only eat 2 or 4 or 6 or 8 hours windows in a day is again an easy lifestyle change, make one rule. People do listen to the doctors, and it is almost never succeeding.

As a rule of thumb, taking advice from a person who has never had the same problem, and solved it, is sort of off the path.

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