Keto and Intermittent Fasting

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I went from being voraciously hungry, to preferring to work out fasted and eating 1-2 meals a day. Contrary to belief, voluntarily going without food ups metabolism. Human growth hormone and adrenaline kick in after a certain period of fasting, where autophagy begins to clear out old, damaged cells and clean the body. Really fkn amazing science.

And the glorious, homemade real food glorious meals.

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The modern food pyramid is licoriceed. It is controlled by lobbying groups (corn, wheat), government subsidies, etc etc etc. Grains are cheap.

Over the last 6 months I have read and consumed 200+ hours of audio books related to diet, fitness, and healthy living. I'm no expert by any means, but I've come to realize the mainstream media and what we've been taught about the 'right' way to eat is backwards. Our bodies are built to eat ketogenicly and fast. Eating 6 meals a day is the result of carbohydrates dominating diet and the proliferation of snacking for the food business to earn more dollars.

Why do you think obesity and diabetes is happening to Americans in epic proportions. And isn't going away. Insulin = fat storage. Carbohydrates hit our insulin system the hardest and aren't even an essential part of the human diet. There is no such thing as an 'essential carb' and our body doesn't require them to live. However, essential fats and proteins are.

Two amazing books I recommend are The Obesity Code and Keto Clarity. They will really open your eyes to the state of human health in the modern world.


Keto and fasting aren't just for weight loss. The control appetite - no longer get 'hangry' and you burn fat for fuel. Talk about stamina! My workouts have improved and most of all I want to improve my stamina on the buoy course. Carbs give small bursts of energy because we can store very little, but our body's fat storage is thousands of times larger.

Oh and the food is so. damn. tasty.

It works. I was 155 on the left, 134 a few days ago on the right.
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I cant argue with those results! Hard work pays off, nice job!
 

chixwithtrix

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Id be so Hangry. How do you control the Hangry during the work day?
I used to get so hangry. I literally could think about nothing but food on stressful days.

Give up carbs (sugars) and burn fat.

There is a transitional period where your body will crave carbs since that is all it has even known. But after a while in pursuit of the keto diet the body will stop burning carb/sugar energy and switch to fat energy. The body has tons of fat energy storage so when you don't eat you don't get all that hungry. Insulin stabilizes since fats do not trigger insulin release as much as carbs, blood sugar spikes and falls go away...and the hangries go away.

Pretty simple science really. I love learning about the process!
 
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I'm on the P90x plan.

Pizza, 90 oz of beer, and x amount of hours sitting on my ass. Lol

Seriously though, good work Ashley im a little more inspired to try a better diet and training plan this year.
 
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Nice results, keto works I have lost 23 lbs since Jan 8th. Agree with everything you have found. My only gripe is during lifting it gets darn near impossible to 5x5's, so limited to 3 sets per lift. No glycogen stores. Keep up the good work!