Fasting and the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem


Hello everyone Did you know nnly HALF the insulin your body makes each day is made because of the food you eat. What about the other 50%?
You’ve changed the food, but you’re not seeing the results you hoped for. If that’s you,
then let me tell you about The 50% Percent Insulin Problem and what you can do about
it. Hello, this is old Butter Bob Briggs,
I lost 145 pounds and made a video about how I did it called “Butter Makes Your Pants
Fall Off” and you can watch that here on my Youtube
channel. But, in this video I want to talk to you about
how HALF the insulin your body makes, and yes I said HALF the insulin, fifty percent
of the daily insulin your body produces has nothing to do with the food you eat.
I call this The Fifty Percent Insulin Problem. Look, everyone in the low carb community understands
if you eat a high carb meal, or a snack cake, or even worse, one of those big belly washing
soft drinks, your insulin will go WAY UP fast. The message seems so simple.
Carbs drive insulin and insulin drives obesity. Cut the carbs, reduce the insulin and lose
the weight. Such a simple message, but is that the whole
story? The idea that carbs increase insulin is true,
and for some simply cutting the carbs they eat is enough to solve their problem.
But for others, maybe even for you, this might not be enough, because HALF your insulin problem
is not an eating problem. So changing what you eat alone, might not
be enough to reverse it. You might need to an add another strategy.
In this video I want you to see a side of this insulin problem that isn’t very well
known. I call this the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem
I want to very quickly, show you a study that will explain what this problem is.
Below you can see the name of the study In this study they looked at insulin levels throughout the day in a group of people, half
the people were fat, the other half thin. They tested these people’s insulin after 10
hours of sleeping and not eating and came up with the lowest level of constant insulin
these people always have in their system, they called this the “Basal insulin secretion
rate”, but I’m going to call it their “Fasting Insulin” because whenever you see this number
in a study, they call it the “fasting insulin”. In other words, this fasting insulin number
is a marker that tells us the minimum constant level of insulin that’s always circulating
in your blood regardless of whether you’re eating or not eating, it’s always there.
You see, your body releases a certain amount of insulin all day long, it happens while
you’re eating and even when you’re not eating, even when you’re sleeping, and how high or
how low this constant minimum level of insulin is, can best be tested after an overnight
fast. This fasting insulin level could be thought
of as the floor or the lowest constant level of insulin, while your level after eating
could be thought of as jumping up to the ceiling, or the highest temporary level.
We all know our insulin jumps up to the ceiling a few times a day but these high levels are
temporary and they depend on what we’ve been eating.
On the other hand, the fasting level of insulin is constantly present, like the floor, it
is the ground you stand on all the time. And this constant background level of insulin,
this floor you stand on, this fasting insulin, tends to be much higher for fat people than
for thin people. Now here’s the reason I’m telling you about
this stuff. They tested the day’s total insulin to see
what percentage of it happened after eating and what percentage of it was this constant
background amount. And do you know what they found?
They found that this constant background level of insulin, this floor that your insulin never
goes below, represented between 45 to 50% of the TOTAL insulin you produce each day.
About HALF of the insulin you produce each day is this constant background pool of insulin
you always have circulating, regardless of whether you’re eating or not.
Fifty Percent of the insulin released each day is released as a constant background level,
regardless of how fat or how thin you are. This Fifty Percent Insulin Problem is happening
all through the day and this is not dependent on what you’re eating.
The skinny people had a lower constant background level, they had a lower floor, on average,
but this was still about HALF of the insulin they produced each day.
The fat people had a higher constant background level, on average, but this was still about
HALF of the insulin they produced each day. This is the fifty percent insulin problem.
And if HALF of your daily insulin is higher than it should be, and it probably is, if
you’re fat around the middle, then HALF the problem you have with insulin is not caused
by what you eat alone. And if HALF the insulin you produce is not
caused by the food you eat, then simply changing your food alone may not be enough to fix this
problem. And I think that many people who have not
been successful losing weight with a low carb diet alone, have found this out the hard way.
If this 50% insulin problem is not related to food, what is it related to?
The answer is – It is directly associated with how fat you
are. As you can see from these graphs from several
other studies, the fatter you are, the higher your fasting insulin level.
The higher your fasting insulin level, the more background insulin you have all day long.
And the sad news is this, some people have higher insulin even when they are NOT EATING,
than normal people have AFTER they eat. Just look at this graph from the work of Dr.
Joseph Kraft. These people have a fasting insulin rate that
is HIGHER than normal people have, EVEN AFTER they eat.
Is it any wonder why some people find losing weight almost impossible even on a low carb
diet? Especially if they try to solve their 50%
insulin problem by changing what they eat alone, but not changing when they eat, and
we’ll talk about that more in a couple minutes. As you’ll see before the end of this video,
changing when you eat is MORE effective at attacking this 50% insulin problem, than changing
what you eat alone. This Fifty Percent Insulin Problem happens
all the time, but as we’re about to see, the higher that background insulin is, the higher
your insulin goes after eating. So even though the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem
is not about food, it does effect how high your insulin spikes after you eat. As you’ll see, in this study published many years before the one we just talked about,
they found your insulin levels after you eat are likely to rise 5 to 7 times higher, by
one hour after eating, than whatever your fasting insulin level was.
If you’re diabetic or prediabetic the spike is likely to come two hours after eating.
They found whatever your fasting insulin number is, after you eat, your body will release
an amount of insulin an average of 5 to 7 times higher than whatever that level of constant
background insulin is. Remember these are averages, for some the
spike could be much higher or a little lower. But the important thing to remember is this
– the spike in insulin after you eat is based on how high or how low your fasting insulin
levels are. To make this a little more clear, let’s look
at an example with some real numbers. If a person has a fasting insulin level of
say 8 microunits. After that person eats, their insulin will
spike an average of 5 to 7 times higher. Their AFTER eating insulin will rise to an
average level of between 45 to 56 microunits, which is within the normal range.
They ate a meal, but because their fasting insulin number was fairly low, their after
eating numbers stayed in the fairly normal range.
But lets say a person had a high fasting insulin level of 30 microunits. First, that person
is likely to be fat if they have a number that high, and so, after that fat person with
a fasting number of 30 eats the SAME meal the skinny person ate, their insulin would
rise to 150 to 210 microunits, which is 5 to 7 times higher than that fat person’s fasting
insulin number, but more than that, it is is 3 times higher than the skinny persons,
who just ate the exact same food. Both people ate the same meal, but the higher
the constant background insulin, or what we’re calling the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem,
the higher their insulin spiked after eating. Both of these people had a spike after eating,
which is normal, but because the 50% insulin problem was much higher in the fat person,
their insulin jumped to a level three times higher than the thin person’s who ate the
same food that they did. By the way, I found this to be true for myself
when I took an insulin/glucose tolerance test in October of 2015. Since being normal weight,
I have a fasting insulin level of about 3 microunits and after taking a glucose test
my insulin level rose to 18 which is about a 6 fold increase. Then by the third hour
I was back down to the 3 microunits of my fasting insulin level.
Let’s sum up what we know: Some foods like carbs and lean processed protein,
like whey protein powders, cause your insulin to go very high after eating, but this insulin
only amounts to 50% of your insulin problem. What you eat determines this number, so when
you eat low carb, you keep this number lower. The other 50% of your daily insulin is associated
with how fat you are. It is an insulin problem and the best way
to solve it is to periodically hold insulin very very low, as low as possible and this
low insulin will allow us to begin burning up that extra body fat around your belly,
your butt and your chinny, chin chins. The association between how fat you are and
how high your constant background insulin levels are, could be pictured as an internal
fat thermostat which has been called the “body set weight”.
In other words, the higher the fasting insulin level, that constant background insulin that
we’ve been talking about, then however high or low that rate is, will determine how high
your insulin spikes after eating. All these things are like a thermostat, a
thermostat that sets how much fat the body holds onto.
The more insulin, the higher the body “sets” your fat weight thermostat.
If insulin levels cause the body to set the amount of fat you carry to a certain level,
then the question becomes, could you turn down that thermostat by lowering and keeping
low your constant background insulin levels? I think the obvious answer is YES.
And if you want to turn down this thermostat, you need use the most effective strategy you
can find to get insulin down as low as possible and hold it there as often as possible.
And when I say as often as possible, I’m talking about adding an element of TIMING to the Low
Carb idea. The Low Carb idea is about what to eat and
what not to eat to keep insulin low, but what I’m talking about is not about what to eat,
it is about the TIMING of eating. Not eating for a period of time, even a short
period like 16 to 24 hours, is very effective at lowering insulin.
A Short Fast actually lowers insulin BETTER than Low Carb and it’s cheap, it’s simple
and best of all, not eating for short periods of time is NATURE’S way to balance the books.
Low Carb High Fat is great because in many ways, it imitates fasting, and Low Carb is
very effective at lowering insulin. But fasting is the real deal, because any
eating raises insulin, no matter what you eat.
Low Carb foods are great at keeping the after eating insulin spike lower, but a short 16
to 24 hour fast is fifty percent more effective than even Low Carb at lowering insulin. And
the most sustainable strategy you can take is – combining them into a two front attack
on your problem, low carb high fat eating, combined with and followed by, fasting for
short 16 to 24 hours periods is powerful. So what does fasting do?
Fasting 24 hours every other day has been shown to increase how sensitive your body
is to insulin. Being more sensitive to something is easily
understood by thinking of how alcohol effects you, if you aren’t used to drinking. Just
one or two drinks and you’ll really feel it. The same for insulin, if you become more sensitive,
then a little insulin will do the job it takes a lot to do now.
If your body is more sensitive, then you need less insulin to get the same job done.
In the short time of just 22 days of fasting every other day, people became SEVEN times
more sensitive to insulin. Seven times more sensitive.
Just fasting every other day for about 3 weeks, makes you seven times more sensitive to insulin,
folks this is amazing stuff. And it get’s better, on the every other fasting
day, their fasting insulin was 57% lower. That’s a lowering of the background insulin
and a lowering of the 50% insulin problem every other day by over HALF, by almost 60%.
And this not eating every other day, increased the body’s fat burning by 58%.
That 58% increase in fat burning is freaking amazing.
That’s your belly being burned up at a rate almost 60% higher.
And I want to point something out about this study that these graphs come from – the people
in this study who were fasting every other day, were NOT EATING LOW CARB on their eating
days. They were eating whatever the heck they wanted,
so you can just imagine how much lower their insulin would have been if they had eaten
a low carb diet on their eating day. Just image how much faster their results would
have been, if they had held their insulin lower even on their eating days.
In another study, not eating carbohydrates at all for three days lowered insulin 48%.
But not eating anything for three days, or fasting, lowered insulin by a whopping 69%.
As you can see, Low carb is great, but fasting is almost 50% better than low carb at lowering
your insulin. And this one – two punch of eating LCHF during
eating times and then short 16 to 24 hour fasts is the strategy I used and the one I
recommend to you. No other strategy is more effective. And it
is more sustainable. This is something you can do long-term folks.
As we’ve seen, not eating for three days lowered insulin almost 70%, but fasting that long
might be too hard for some people to do, but the good news is, two-thirds of that 70%
reduction in insulin over a three day fast, is achieved in the first 24 hours. In other
words, if three days of fasting makes your insulin go down 70%, the good news is, during
the first day of that fast, 70% of all the insulin reduction is already happened.
So even a 24 hour fast reduces insulin almost as much as a 3 day fast could do and a short
24 hour fast from dinner time today until dinner time tomorrow is really easy to do
and much more sustainable long term than a long 3 day fast.
Just look what happens during a short fast. After just 11 hours, fatty acids, this is
your fat being released folks, fatty acids being released are GREATLY increased. Just
look at that steep rise around 11 hours. That’s your big belly slowly but surely being burned
up with a little fasting time each day. After just 13 hours, ketones are greatly increased.
As you know, ketones are made from your body fat and used by the body as a substitute energy
source. Everybody in the low carb world worries about
whether or not they are in ketosis, but as you can see, after 13 hours ketones are greatly
increasing. You are making ketones while fasting. And these ketones can continue to rise higher
and higher for days so long as the fast continues. Longer fasts have a higher rate of ketones,
but you don’t have to do long fasts, simply do a good 16 to 24 hour fast and know the
ketones are on a steep rise after 13 hours. And Insulin falls a lot by 3 to 4 hours after
eating and then falls even further by 10 hours after eating.
Remember, 70% of the fall in insulin during a long fast, a three day fast, happens during
the first 24 hours. So most the insulin reduction that happens
in a long fast, happens during your short fast.
So eat a LCHF diet during eating times and use the complete appetite control that diet
gives you to not eat when not hungry, this not eating when not hungry is fasting.
It’s easy to do, you’re already doing it now when you sleep, all you need to do is extend
the time. Delaying eating breakfast for a few hours can give you a 16 hour fast and
most of that time you were asleep. Easy. Now, a video like this can’t go into all the
benefits of fasting, so if you want to really learn about intermittent fasting, the most
complete source of information, and I mean THE most complete source, can be found on
Dr. Jason Fung’s excellent blog. He has an huge free 26 part blog series about fasting
that is a wealth of information on this topic. There simply is not a better resource about
this on the internet and here’s the link. Thank you for watching and I hope this helps
you. While you’re here on Youtube, I hope you’ll watch some of my other videos, or visit
me on Facebook or visit my blog at www.buttermakesyourpantsfalloff.com

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Reader Comments

  1. Ray Jenkins

    I agree & enjoyed your video – in particular the part about hunger – or the lack of it – as a guide. I've acquired fat around the gut & am 68 yrs old. I'm 205 lbs but should be @ 165 lbs . . or even a bit lower. I've done fasting in the past. I tried it to break the cycle of ulcerative colitis I had in my past. After 5 days of water & a bit of clear broth for dinner, the colitis just stopped ! After many months of taking prescribed Prednizone – which made me feel awful & didn't seem to help. This morning after watching your video I decided to skip breakfast & fallow my apatite. At noon I went to the club – did 1 hr of group tennis drills – then 2 hrs of doubles. I had no lack of energy & was not ravenous for food afterward. My blood sugars have been on the increase so I've been prescribed Metformin – which makes the Pancreas put out 'extra' insulin. I will be utilizing IF & curtailing the carbs & monitoring. Thanks for the well searched & presented video.

  2. Woo Jenny

    So so useful!! Love from a person of Hong Kong!! I am more determined to try this 3 days Diet Plan!! And eat whatever πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ I want!! And then another 3 days Diet Plan!! I love to find out how much I can lose after six month trial!! I can collect the data for you, too. Ha! Ha!! My target is losing around 25-30 pounds!! We talk later 😘❣️😘😊!! Thanks again!!

  3. Jerry Parks

    I have lost 25 lbs in a month. I Eat dinner around 6 pm and that's it! I feel great all day I drink water when I feel like I want to eat. Then I eat Keto, I don't care what the negative people say this works long term. Thanks for your story!

  4. becks3

    Thank you very much for your excellent presentation. It was very eloquent and very logical.
    You have shown the way forward.
    If it has worked for you, then it might work for others too provided they are commited like you.

    Bless you! you are a kind soul.
    Thank you once again! People like you are very important in the society. Both for inspiration and aspiration.

  5. barcaman101

    Stated eating twice daily in an 8 hour eating window , the mental focus is amazing. I suffer from ADD and struggle to read a book. Since IF I can read a 300pg book a day.

  6. Diane Verderame

    THIS IS IT!

    OMG, you guys, I have SUSPECTED this. Thank you so much, Bob, for NOT ONLY YouTubing it, but also for providing the studies and citations. I am a nerd, so I have to go through and read them all. However, I understand it completely and believe you and I will start to do this now. I have lost close to 20 pounds, and have hit a plateau. I do believe this will be the way to break the plateau, and finally get rid of my belly.

    Thank goodness you posted this. I'm first going to start 18/6. I'm not doing that right now. I do eat 2 meals a day now, but not the 18/6, Then, like Knuckles from 2 years ago, I'm going to do a Friday to Saturday fast. Dang. I remember the old days when Friday meant happy hour and dinner out! We're a long way from that!

    I will report to you when I have something to report.
    THIS EXPLAINS WHAT I HAVE BEEN MISSING!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING!

  7. bhopperlinc

    Plain spoken, easy to understand videos. I'm fighting the good fight but depression makes it really difficult at times.
    Depression =comfort food

  8. John Smith

    What type of carbs are you on about. Whole food plant based. Or processed carbs just starch and no fiber & very little nutrition.

  9. MYMAKEUPROOM DIVA

    That may not be good for someone diabetic taking medication this my Make the blood sugar to low that can kill someone I think if someone does this ask your doctor to lower your medication and monitor you closely this can be dangerous seek a doctor and do what's best for you not everything seen on the internet is for you I'm not saying this is not good information I'm just simply saying please do this under medical supervision especially if your diabetic taking medication

  10. Rockie mountin

    Bob were are you, do you have any idea how many lives you have and are saving! mine included Thank you sir were ever you are

  11. Ed De

    Great video. I am glad that I found it. I am subscribing. Thanks Butter Bob! I have noticed good results just with fasting 12-14 hours a day. So, now I will definitely push it up to 16-18. And I will eventually try a 24 hour fast once every three weeks on my day off. Great information.

  12. Rome

    Thank you so much Bob. i love this info, it corresponds to Cole's (Snake Diet) info that he has as well. your info is well researched, i've doubled checked it myself and yes its true so now im going to do this and heal myself!!!! thank you again.

  13. rachel diederich

    I was 275 and now I am 155. I had gastric bypass surgery around 11 years ago and kept the weight off. I was taking metformin and also my cholesterol was through the roof. Now I have problems keeping my insulin up so I eat protein with every meal. I eat butter, whole milk, eggs and other fats. My cholesterol is perfect.

  14. monica bella

    Not only food matters! It could be higher if you've got mental stress or are sick, even after a long sleep. And haven't moved enough.

  15. mike walker

    Dude, you spend 21 minutes saying what you could have said in 5 minutes; going around in circles! Intermittent fasting is not a new subject, seems like a
    million people on the Internet talks about it. However, you are the 1st that I heard speak about a baseline insulin level. I had no clue that a small level of instrument is always present in the blood. I'm definite going to research that topic to see if it's true or false. I was taught that insulin and glucagon cannot be present at the same time.

  16. karin pellaers

    Come back Butter Bob. Hope your are doing well and hope you know how helpful you have been for so many people. It would be great to see you back

  17. ColleenKaralee Peltomaa

    Yes, adding the IF/OMAD way of eating puts the balance back in and eating can still be fun – eating to satiation during the feasting window.

  18. THORN

    For less than 2 months on keto + 18/6 fasting + 45 minutes a day intensive evening walking, l have already lost 40 pounds from my previous weight of 230 pounds…!!!
    I'm a man, 61 years old, my height is 6'00"…😊πŸ’ͺ

  19. Janet Farnworth

    Anyone worth listening to talks about the importance of fasting with keto but I've never heard it explained like this before. I'll definitely try 16:8 and 23:1 on alternate days.

  20. John Tollen

    I once asked my older brother who never had anyΒ  fat problem in his life. how he kept the weight off, an he said he only ate once a day. This video seems to confirm what my brother told me. I need to give this a try.Β  Butter Bob, your the best. Thanks.

  21. Bill Fenton

    Well as a type 1 Diabetic I produce 0 insulin, but I am keto and 2-3x monthly do 5 day fasts, and I am almost positive I am beginning to produce it endogenously again

  22. danny4866

    What you're not talking about is INSULIN RESISTANCE! For fat people it's fair to say that their resistance is higher, therefore a meal will spike 3 times more than thinner person, who has LOWER resistance. It would be nice if someone started talking about studies that show how CORRECTIONS can be made in resistance, over time, with keto controlled eating along with intermittent fasting. DUH!

  23. Jennifer Hernandez

    When I do intermittent fasting I check my insulin numbers and it's high and I'm doing low carb.. I'm gonna try to do a fasting for a day.. to see what happens?? When I first started keto I was about 25g carbs now I dropped to about 10g sometimes 12
    But still with my intermittent fasting it's high
    I started to incorporate apple cider to see what that does as well. BUT IT DEFINITELY HAS GONE DOWN A LOT FROM HIGH CARB DIET AND YES I'VE LOST ABOUT 50POUNDS AND STILL DROPPING

  24. Storm Meridian Dee The Broccoli Fox

    Interesting and informative video. You are very inspiring and I want to thank you for all the work you put into this video. I'm currently still shaping my intermittent fasting schedule a bit, but I thought I'd share some little bits of advice for those who might just be getting started. If you wake up hungry because your body is used to eating shortly after waking, start by training your body to drink black coffee (or perhaps black or green tea with nothing added) if you don't already do so. I did this by first removing the sugar I used to put in coffee for about a week, then removed the almond milk I put in it. I found that drinking black coffee and or plain caffeinated teas shortly after waking would suppress my initial hunger and allow me to remain in a fasted state. If you react negatively to caffeine, such as increased anxiety, you may wish to reduce your caffeine intake to a more tolerable level or perhaps find another alternative. It is worth noting, however, that once you have chosen an eating schedule (eating window), your body should stop secreting Ghrelin (the "hunger" hormone) first thing after waking and closer to when your eating window begins. This can take several weeks with consistent practice though, so finding a safe option to suppress hunger that will not take your body out of a fasted state will probably be one of the most helpful things, especially when first starting out. It is also important to do your research, figure out what will work best for you individually and to make sure your plan is safe for you to practice. There are other benefits to fasting not mentioned in this video, such as autophagy, which I would encourage people to do research on as well. I wish you, Mr. Briggs, and everyone who may have read this rather long comment the best on their journey. πŸ™‚

  25. Tanya Katherine

    I love this, Bob! Thank you! Fifty percent has nothing to do with what you eat…exactly!!! Its my night owl sleep schedule that is causing the havoc…and the high stress causing me to stay up with insomnia. Feeling like I am behind in life and will catch up at night time… No, its cheating the system. This is not an eating problem its a lifestyle problem.

  26. Tanya Katherine

    Yes I find it almost impossible to lose weight and I do soooo much exercise and try to eat nothing and still I get bad results because of my stress levels being so high, not sleeping and feeling behind in life from my trauma growing up which causes the dysfunction in my family which leads to more stress – and the cycle continues…until I move out and get a career path to fund my moving out ,and break away from my family! I think i'll get skinny then…when I have my own fridge and don't get attacked by my sister and her boyfriend, or when I am not codependently called upon, on a daily basis

  27. Sandy Strait

    I don't know what happened to this guy. He seems to have dropped off the interweb. He sure has helped me understand the role of insulin and food in my overall health.

  28. Dennis Wilson

    Butter Bob, we all miss your presence on your YouTube channel. I wish you would come back to give us an update on your life and how you've been doing since you stopped making videos.

  29. M.R.

    This message is sooo important in understanding how to truly manage blood sugar! Intermittent fasting is THE WAY to do that. The constant background level of insulin is your A1C3, it's super important to manage your A1C3 not just your blood sugar levels. Your A1C3 is the big picture- it's like looking down from way up high on all the things that cause problems- blood sugar levels, poor sleep habits, dehydration, liver congestion, etc.

  30. zoe straub

    I know I am insulin resistant. I discovered your video 3 years ago. Have been carb free since then. I used to take 150 units of insulin everyday. Now I take 25 a day. I want to stop taking insulin altogether. No matter how high my sugar is . 225 highest. I've lost 40 pounds. I fast 16 to 18 hours a day. I need help.

  31. Irene

    My colleague is a devout Muslim who fasts during Ramadan every year (pretty much for one whole month not eating between sunrise and sunset). He's a really cool guy who happily fields our relentless questions, and says that it's hard at first but by the end of it it's fine and almost feels like a reset of the system.

  32. ILOVE2FeelGOOD

    The information presented I'm this video has offered more wisdom and solid information than most doctors on youtube. The only 2 channels of true substance is Dr Jason Fung and this one.

  33. MrKneeV

    I am on my fourth day of a no-sugar no-carb diet (essentially keto, but I am not calculating or counting macros), and I am feeling full all day with very little food – eggs, chicken and broccoli, with proportionately lots of butter and coconut oil. I am staying so full that I hardly feel like eating. I was already thinking of not eating tomorrow when I saw your video. I will see how alternating days works out.

  34. Carmela Camba

    is my understanding correct? That i have to lower my baseline insulin so that no matter what i eat in my feeding time, the insulin spike is lower too?

    i read the study it said that insulin is released in pulsatile manner, and post breakfast produces 2 pulses while lunch and dinner produces three. Does this mean OMAD is more effective than IF with longer and more than one feeding time? Because if you only eat once, your insulin will spike only once and the rise is much lower. Also this is why there is diabetes epidemic, we break our fast early and feed like 6 times a day, and the insulin pulsatile secretion could be higher after the third meal (the study is 3 meals a day so we are not sure yet) which then became a habit and insulin resistance happens.

    It is also interesting to note that the meals in the study were 50% carbs! And even when breakfast have less calorie than lunch and dinner, the insulin level reacts the same. It proves that calorie doesn't really matter.

  35. John 100

    The global central planners want us to have poor health, they say keto and IF is bad for your health and yet folks on this diet feel better lose weight and dont get diabetes. While if you go with the American Medical association's diet your health just deteriorates over time. You are always hungry and it's very hard to lose weight. Eat fat, low carbs the opposite of the AMA suggestion is better for you. Do you think they want to reduce longevity in the population?

  36. pamula wallace

    Hi Bob just did my first fast today 8/8/2019. 20 hours. I felt the fast.. Got hunger pangs it passed. Did exercises did dance exercises. Then mowed the backyard garden finished fast at 4pm today.. Very hungry…

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