Category Archives for Intermittent Fasting

Fasting Cleans the Brain

Intermittent fasting, or going without food for some period of time, has many benefits. Fasting lowers the level of the hormone insulin, which then allows fat-burning to take place. Weight loss is one

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Calorie Restriction and Intermittent Fasting: Is There Any Difference?

Calorie restriction is the most robust life-extension intervention known. (Full text.) Animals that have their food severely restricted can live much longer — 50% or more longer — than fully

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Intermittent Fasting for Brain Health

Intermittent fasting and calorie restriction induce the process of autophagy, the cellular self-cleansing process that rids cells of junk. Autophagy notably declines with age, leading to a decreased ability

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How to Fast Without Fasting

Intermittent fasting, discussed many times on this site, is a potent anti-aging and health-promoting intervention. It lowers insulin and glucose levels, and therefore can be used to treat diabetes and

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Fasting and the Mechanism of Longevity

Self-cleansing and aging Arguably, the most important driver of aging is the decline in autophagy, the cellular self-cleansing process that rids cells of junk. Aging just is damage, yet at younger ages,

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Intermittent Fasting Decreases Heart Disease Risk

Intermittent fasting — the practice of going without food for any period of time longer than about 12 hours, including sleep time — has many benefits. Among them are fat loss, better insulin

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Stop Eating All the Time

The Most Important Anti-Aging Advice Once when I was talking to someone about my book on aging and the actions that we can take to slow it, this person asked me what was my most important piece of anti-aging

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The Sweet Spot for Intermittent Fasting

Lower insulin means greater fat loss Intermittent fasting — the practice of going without food for some (undefined) period of time — has many health benefits. It can help prevent heart disease,

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More benefits of intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting, the practice of going without food for some defined period of time, often from 16 hours up to 36 hours, has many benefits, as I’ve written quite a bit about. The following are

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How Intermittent Fasting Can Prevent Heart Disease

Intermittent fasting promotes autophagy Intermittent fasting, which consists of going without or with minimal food for 16 hours up to 36 hours – more than that is “prolonged fasting”

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Fasting as part of the Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet and health The Mediterranean diet has been extolled for its role in lower heart disease rates seen in countries of the Mediterranean. Greece, for instance, has heart disease rates

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Low-Carbohydrate Diet Mimics Fasting for Anti-Aging

Fasting and calorie restriction fight aging Perhaps the most well-known and efficient anti-aging intervention in lab animals is calorie restriction, in which restricting food by 30% or more causes an

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Short-term fasting + exercise for fat loss

I’ve previously written about fed vs fasted workouts, and why you might want to choose one over the other. The short answer is that for fat loss, one should consider a fasted workout, and for muscle

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Fasting-mimicking diet slows aging

Prolonged fasting and a fasting-mimicking diet Restricting calorie intake (calorie restriction, CR) in experimental animals by 30% or more is the most robust and effective strategy known to date to slow

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An Intermittent Fasting Schedule for Weightlifters

Fasting boosts muscle mass and metabolism The latest paper on calorie restriction (CR) as it relates to muscle shows that CR in middle-aged rats preserves muscle mass. It does this by activating AMPK,

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Intermittent Fasting Boosters / Autophagy Enhancers

Calorie restriction and its twin, intermittent fasting, are the most robust life extension interventions known, extending life in lab animals and primates, sometimes by 50% or so. Intermittent fasting

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Supplement Timing

I had a request to write a post on supplement timing, that is, how time of day or other timing such as with meals, or whether in the fed or fasted state, matters. I practice timing of supplements myself,

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Muscle, fasting, and health: a rant

  Approaches that don’t maximise/preserve your muscle tissue optimally: – Intermittent fasting – Bulletproof Coffee – Carb Backloading Fads. — Nutrition & Training (@AlexFerentinos7)

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