Dr. Jason Fung – ‘Therapeutic Fasting – Solving the Two-Compartment Problem’ August 30, 2019 100 By Bertrand Dibbert Related posts: Biggest Diet Mistakes: 7 Foods To Never Eat | JJ Virgin Are Statins Harmless? Part 3: Mayo Re: Practical Advice WILD RIDE Full Interview: Chuck Smith Managing Heart Attack Risk: Autophagy, Fasting & Plaque/ Inflammation CategoryArticles BlogTags#lowcarbvail and Dr. Jason Fung insulin resistance intermittent fasting LCDU LCHF Low Carb Down Under Low Carb High Fat Low Carb Vail Low-Carbohydrate Diet Nephrology the therapeutic fasting www.lowcarbdownunder.com.au you 100 Comments EX MIUWU103 says: July 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm Any questions, I got 2 seconds left. Reply i. zak says: July 25, 2019 at 11:02 pm I call him Doctor "right?" Reply Pablo Horteg says: July 26, 2019 at 12:20 am This works. The 18:6 rule is the easiest way imo. Don't eat breakfast, eat lunch at 12pm and have dinner before 6pm. Eliminates unhealthy snacking and is easy to do (you are fasting as you sleep). You will lose weight (unless you absolutely gorge yourself with McDonalds during the feed window). Other advantages also — save time, save money, concentration boost, willpower boost. Reply JMichael Taylor says: July 26, 2019 at 4:51 pm Wow! I started doing alternate day fasting in 1999. Was just an idea I came up with. Made sense to me. I have a nice medical background, so, why not use it?! I was told it wouldn't work, it was too radical, my Veterans Administration doctors told me it was unnecessary, and loved ones thought I was a bit off. Well, it was working! Now, this doctor comes along 20 years later and verifies what I had previously done. This does work, folks. It requires discipline on your fasting days, but don't give up. It gets easier as you do it more often. Good luck, good health, and I hope you are successful! Reply Fred Cory says: July 26, 2019 at 9:40 pm If it wasn't for Gary Taubes, Dr. Fung would still be a conventional nephrologist merely managing the ravages of diabetes. Reply Library Files says: July 27, 2019 at 8:41 pm This is good if everything is working normal. However, I think that it’s more complex than this. I think their are many pathways to diabetes. My blood sugars go into the hundreds yet, when I exercise, my sugars drop into the 40s if I push hard enough. I produce insulin but why do I get hypoglycemic and my energy drop to the point where I become ataxic? Reply P MB says: July 28, 2019 at 1:20 am "..just like the Lions, Tigers, and Bears… we are built that way" ; I enjoyed his discussion,… enlightening. Reply Mr man says: July 28, 2019 at 4:39 pm its fake,,,i fast for 1 year and i now weigh only 2.4 kg Reply ouivalerie says: July 30, 2019 at 5:09 am The entire population was skinny back in 60s, 70s….all the years past…..skinnier as it went….there were occasional fat people that didn't get like 400 lbs, super fat was like 200 lbs…..something happened…probably cows milk and cheese and the hormones….it's irreversible…..we can find ways to tweak our selves….thyroid medicine used keep anyone skinny….when it was a good brand..I hear doesn't exist now……..Money got so hard to get with sharks taking all….people were like not motivated to move without knowing they were paid…..it's motivation too…..Motivation was so strong before we didn't think about eating between meals…..3 meals kept people skinny enough….it might be too much….but the livers and intestines of the population seem to me to have all the clog….from the junk for sale and junk in vitamins and medicines and fake things in pills and junk in pills. Reply Graham Itzstein says: July 30, 2019 at 11:06 am Well, I've been needing something to get me motivated to lose weight, and this has done it for me. What an interesting guy, and what an informative video. I was a bit worried that, as an insulin dependent type 2 diabetic, that the fasting might make it harder to maintain a steady level of my BSL readings. I figure if i do regular monitoring to see what effect fasting is having on my BSL's, it shouldn't be a problem to adjust accordingly.Thank you Dr. Fung. Reply Mike Kelley says: July 30, 2019 at 11:13 pm Yeah, after four days of fasting I'd kill a few people and then I'd lose weight on the jail diet. So — good? Reply Scott Bryant says: July 31, 2019 at 6:18 am Great video he so right I been use with my health and my clients. Reply Christopher Barclay says: July 31, 2019 at 4:46 pm I think we need to go "Cave" as in caveman. Caveman did not always eat on a regular basis. He walked a great deal and probably ate mostly meat. No wheat, no sugar, no rice, etc. They did not exist back then. Reply Stephen Berson says: August 1, 2019 at 4:57 am After reading Jason Fung's description of how the body utilizes stored fat and sugar when fasting I was surprised to read further where he states fasting 'POSSIBLY" CAN REVERSE HIGH BLOOD SUGAR. I would think based on his statement the body definitely would lower the blood sugar when fasting but I guess he isnt confident or sure. That makes me skeptical of the benefit of fasting in addressing type two diabetes. Reply Xymo Nau says: August 2, 2019 at 5:53 am People in concentration camps were on reduced calories and every one lost weight, so what this man is saying is nonsense. Reply Dez Nicole says: August 2, 2019 at 11:38 pm I cant seem to get past a 50 hours fast, mentally I feel drained, tired, lethargic.. But I am healthy, I dont have diabetes or any other kinds of health issues. How long does it take till the body starts burning the fat off the body and producing energy and focus??? How much water should I be drinking while fasting? Can I go one day dry (no water) next day some water? Reply Neal Catapano says: August 3, 2019 at 9:11 pm Here I am, August 2019, just started this week. Ridiculously overweight, blood pressure and diabetes problems. Will report back with how I do. Reply cbell3408 says: August 3, 2019 at 10:54 pm Excellent information 👍👍😊 Reply Kathy Noggles says: August 4, 2019 at 10:29 pm How often do you recommend a person do a true fast and how many hours? Reply First Last says: August 5, 2019 at 11:38 am ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ Reply Prashanth K S says: August 5, 2019 at 3:14 pm You spoke so much about low calories diets that didn't work as it reduced metabolism. Then you started saying fasting works.Isn't fasting but extreme low calories diet? Are you stressing on the days that you eat to maintain metabolism? Then you show benefits of fasting but say is not complete fast and they still are eating 500 kcals. Is that not similar to low calorie diet? And then you say people fasted for 380 days? Is that starvation fast? Is that low calorie fast? What you are saying is so vague and confusing. I've read a lot about IF and Keto and even practiced it. But you seem to be saying the same thing and talking about it in two different voices and perspectives. Help me make sense of what you spoke here? My point is, you never clearly differentiated fasting vs low cal vs starving and why each works or doesn't work. Reply Nathan Taylor says: August 5, 2019 at 3:17 pm Doctors v Doctors. Weight specialist v weight specialist So much information; who do you believe ? Well Dr. Fung receiving a Nobel Prize Award just might be the one to listen to….My partner and I bought both books and been doing the intermittent fasting with a little excercise for about two months now and our physical and mental status are very healthy. Fat loss is around 13lbs and there is literally no mental swings anymore our mental health is very relaxed…my fat loss goal was 20lbs but I'm thinking going to 30lbs puting me at 175lbs at 5"9…another thing is the constant sluggish feeling is completely gone. Reply Justareader says: August 6, 2019 at 12:26 am Prolonged fasting rocks!Furthermore, a whole food plant-based diet is the only thing EVER proven to reverse and cure cardiovascular disease PERIOD! Reply TheQueenLioness100 says: August 6, 2019 at 4:35 am Can you drink kumbocha while fasting? Reply KHRN2014 says: August 6, 2019 at 7:14 am I can listen to him talk all day. Yes, the content, but his voice and accent! Reply Deborah Barnes says: August 6, 2019 at 5:18 pm I like what he is saying but wish he would just get to the point. Repeating too much. Reply 57ashdot says: August 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm IF is a fantastic tool for anybody who is fitness minded. Short, controlled fasts that let you hit ketosis for ~6hrs a day. Reply David Westfall says: August 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm I've lost almost 50 lbs since February with intermittent fasting and light strength training 3x a week. I feel way better in general (including after I eat), I have more energy, and a better ability to concentrate. I highly recommend this guy's advice. Reply C Haz says: August 7, 2019 at 3:59 pm Well…… with a reduced metabolism you can't eat as much, but the candle is burning lower and your life should be longer due to that, as long as you don't let the weight go back up. Reply Laurieburnell Laurie says: August 8, 2019 at 3:08 pm How do you get adequate nutrients and electolytes? Reply Tim Semerdjian says: August 8, 2019 at 9:42 pm Are you a Vulcan ??? Because everything you say is ….. Logical !! Reply Larry30102 says: August 9, 2019 at 1:42 am I would like to ask about anaerobic and aerobic metabolism as it relates to exercise. Have been taught that generally speaking after one hour of aerobic exercise glycogen stores are depleted and a person needs to go to a protein sparing/carb energy replacement to stave off muscle breakdown for energy. Fat utilization and convertion for energy is harder to convert in an exercise environment above ‘zone 2’ (low aerobic stress). Any thoughts. Reply Genaro Seisdedos says: August 9, 2019 at 2:33 am This is totally amazing! My uncle lost 65 Lbs and he ended up weighing 70 Lbs, counting the coffin… Reply sheptone says: August 9, 2019 at 1:55 pm What about electrolytes? So many drinks have artificial sweeteners or sugar. Reply Sue Jones says: August 10, 2019 at 2:37 am I love this doctor Reply Defender2516 says: August 10, 2019 at 10:03 am I fasted for 21 days and lost about 16 pounds. The first 2 weeks were the hardest, and I would always torment myself by watching food shows. But then after 2 weeks, I just gave up and didn't care about food anymore. It was only after I started eating again that my cravings came back. Either way, it was a very good decision for me and I look better and i'm much happier. Reply Gun Fors says: August 10, 2019 at 11:20 am I love keto and IF, the best I've ever done for health and weightloss. Reply mark Martin says: August 10, 2019 at 11:27 pm Theres no long lived populations or centenarians that lived on a low carb diet . you cant even find a few long term low carb healthy people , but the fasting part is point on. Reply 7peso says: August 11, 2019 at 9:38 am Thank you Jason Fung! Best lecture (on fasting) ever. Reply Pete W. says: August 11, 2019 at 11:43 am He won me over once he said “you feel like SHIT”!! Reply A A says: August 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm Keto is bad if not during intermittent fasting because on plain keto you will lose muscle mass because the body can conserve more energy by burn muscle than fat. And fasting is muscle sparing because of the extra human growth hormone released. Reply Kate Whitley says: August 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm I've noticed that the older I get, the bigger my freezer gets. =( Reply charles schauer says: August 12, 2019 at 6:17 am Motivated to get back to it Reply Edward Fox says: August 13, 2019 at 12:03 am Wonderful! I've done a few two and three day fasts now and was surprised by how easy it was once I'd made the decision. Btw you rarely enjoy a meal as much as when you break it. Reply C Pal says: August 13, 2019 at 5:43 pm Dr. Jason Fung is a Jedi Master! Reply Memes. Many Such Cases! says: August 14, 2019 at 4:09 pm the decrease in metabolism is from losing fat and muscle the decrease in metabolism is from losing fat and musclethe decrease in metabolism is from losing fat and musclethe decrease in metabolism is from losing fat and musclethe decrease in metabolism is from losing fat and muscle Reply Misfit 648 says: August 14, 2019 at 9:49 pm 😅 Silly question but how did people in the past get their electrolytes during fasting? 🤔 Reply Aaron McCann says: August 15, 2019 at 3:29 am Great video but I had to stop short because of too many "right?"s Reply manjri Joshi says: August 15, 2019 at 3:51 am This doc will save some lives , for sure hez saving mine !!! Reply bruce montgomery says: August 15, 2019 at 6:43 pm I get most of Dr Fungs lectures but when it comes to fasting for a diabetic type 2 condition, he does not explain for how long does someone do this? My Dr has me taking metformin, glipizide, Atorvastatin and Lisinopril. I would love to get off these drugs. I also never had a weight problem, if anything, I had a problem keeping weight on. I was 250 but have been maintaining 210 or so without even trying. I also have Graves disease which could explain that i guess. I would also love to know what i should eat everyday,its very difficult just eating salad. Reply William Martin says: August 16, 2019 at 2:42 am Dr. Fung's calm speaking at the conclusion indicates debate peace, at rest . Great style. Reply SpyTrac HCS says: August 16, 2019 at 4:40 am But Doc, what about Food corporations? What's going to happen to their profits once people stop eating 3 times a day for several days throughout the week? Reply Torok Akos says: August 16, 2019 at 3:22 pm Is a good terapeutic diet, not only for sibo, its good for gallbladder sludge to, to prevent the gallstones. And for fatty liver! 3 days waterfast cleans the bile sludge. This is another huge misunderstanding by today's doctors, the bile sludge. The Bile sludge is a much more complex problem. Bile sludge is a disease of the fatty liver and the injured gallbladder wall complex. Bacterias fungus adhere to the damaged gallbladder wall because the bile is not sufficient quality and quantity. If the patient eat any sugar , carbs, or soluble fiber, the gallbladder gas because of the microbes in the gallbladder wall, inflates the gallbladder, leading to further damage to the gallbladder wall. The only cure for gallbladder sludge is , a carnivorous diet with the sometimes 2-3 days waterfast, and the daily jogging, nothing else! Thanks for watching. Reply More L says: August 16, 2019 at 3:37 pm I have been on Keto for 8 months, lost 33 Lbs (I'm not obese, I'm not super overweight, just needed to bring down 2 sizes from my Fat 6 to my normal 4) .. found this video and now I understand what just happened to my body … everything was going great and loving everything he was explaining, I even subscribed to his Chanel .. then he totally LOST MY ATTENTION because he had to use the damn guy who tried to destroy America !!!! The weakest EX(thank God) President .. with a Motto that FAILED MISERABLY … sorry but Bye Reply CAROLYN Bealer says: August 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm Great info. Should I fast if hypoglycemic (low blood sugar). Have a 5.7 (pre-diabetic) 72 yrs Reply Lieutenant Data says: August 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm Does the fat in your arms and legs before the mid section? Maybe that’s the reason people think you burn muscle? Reply t. ismail bilolo says: August 17, 2019 at 6:22 am There is nothing negative about the content of this video…how are there any dislikes …..to everyone who is concerned with mind and body health let's share and like this video to the max….I started keto and IF I feel great. I wasn't even fat just a little guy a d bloating after eating bread and soda…so I went gluten free a d then gave up soda and discovered keto and it just made sense Reply Evian says: August 17, 2019 at 6:58 am The more hungry I am the more fussy with food I am. I so dislike these moments. Reply ironjohnlad says: August 17, 2019 at 10:51 am Every time I hear him I learn more. And just to reinforce his message. I reversed Type 2 diabetes through low carb and intermittent water only fasting. Also I had under active thyroid and I am now off the thyroid medication and my levels are normal ! In the UK (maybe world wide ? ) Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed as 48+. Pre diabetic 42-47. Normal is 20-41. In October 2017 my HBA1C test showed an underlying blood sugar level of 65. By June 2018 it was down to 40. It went down to 37 by December 2018. It did go up is 39 on July 2019 when I stopped the fasting. I am now back on fasting and feeling great ! I want another test in October to make sure there is nothing else wrong. This man is my hero ! I have non alcohol related fatty liver disease. I am hoping that this is reversing as well, but the doctors are reluctant to do another scan. My moods have improved as well, also my capacity to learn, and my memory has improved. I wish I had known about this years ago ! Reply ironjohnlad says: August 17, 2019 at 11:55 am The problem with the calorie theory is that it's just like – wrong ! Love it this man should have a Ted Talk ! Reply Neel Patel says: August 17, 2019 at 5:05 pm I think he is ‘riiight’…😂 Reply Zoey Schafroth says: August 17, 2019 at 8:57 pm I just want this information in my head at all times. I don't want to forget it. Reply Eternal says: August 17, 2019 at 10:52 pm Can anyone explain why there's such a difference between fat oxidation and carbohydrate oxidation between days 21 and 22 at 25:00? Reply Rob Diggeden says: August 18, 2019 at 8:17 am I have been on Keto about 3 months. (Historically I was a big eater and drinker) I just completed my first extended Fast. Five complete days fluids only. I couldnt believe the lack of serious Hunger Cravings. Next time 7 Days! Reply John C says: August 19, 2019 at 12:32 am Well that's disappointing,. I thought the title said therapeutic fisting. That WOULD have been informative…. Reply Natalia S says: August 19, 2019 at 4:28 am How about gall bladder stones? They developed during fasting. I got bunch of stones after fasting. Reply Natalia S says: August 19, 2019 at 4:30 am Also I fasted on water for 2 weeks several times and NO, energy do not increase. You getting weaker and weaker every day. Reply Rudolf Kroseberg says: August 19, 2019 at 5:41 am I did a couple of multi-day water fastings. Works like a charm and isn´t that difficult. Plus, your brain clears up significantly once Ketosis kicks in. Reply Suburp212 says: August 19, 2019 at 8:02 am great presentation Reply Suburp212 says: August 19, 2019 at 8:03 am If you fast, the great industrial food industry will get less profits to pay their CEO's millions in revenues by the end otf the year. So, it is not recommended. Reply Kim says: August 19, 2019 at 1:20 pm I stopped watching this video at about minute six, due to the offensive cursing! I am frequently surprised that seemingly intelligent people will insert unneeded/unwanted cursing, into an otherwise thoughtful, helpful, video. Reply Blonks T says: August 19, 2019 at 3:14 pm Fantastic lecture Reply GrandmaGaga60 says: August 19, 2019 at 8:56 pm I always said I wish there was a pill that would substitute for eating in order to lose weight, not having to think about food. As a Muslim, I have never had any trouble with our yearly 30 day sun-up to sun- down fasting. Keto plus fasting is my longed-for magic pill! Reply Tiffany Ortiz says: August 20, 2019 at 12:56 am I need to fast. My poor body…what I’ve put it through, trying to lose weight, year after year after year 💔 Reply Isabella Langridge says: August 20, 2019 at 4:40 am Awesome Dr. Awesome video. Awesome information. Awesome presentation. I love u Dr. Fung Reply sir bilbo dabnz says: August 20, 2019 at 9:11 am Mylife has been horrible for the last 10 years of having diabetes. From depression to trying to drink myself to death for years. Been in and out of hospitals with sepsis,utis, gross stuff happening to my body. Leaving ally friends and family out of my life so they don't see my like this. I thought life was over. Then I saw a guy named David goggins on Joe Rogan podcast. He's a real life superhero I say this people he's saving mylife one day at a time. One month ago I said to myself I want to live. I was 275 iam em now going to the gym twice a day and doing intermediate fasting and iam now 245 working my butt off. It's a struggle I fall off once in a while then I remember what David says people only are using 40% so I go at the gym tell I can stand it's working thank you to these people like Dr. Here and David goggins, Joe Rogan for giving my another chance in life. Reply Paul Duffy says: August 20, 2019 at 7:52 pm Does 30mg Adderall break your fast?Does Ibuprofen break your fast?Does Melatonin break your fast? Reply Joe Kahno says: August 21, 2019 at 11:29 pm Great information, except for the part where he implied that cockroaches and insects are NOT running the world. The policies and proclamations coming out of most national capitals do not seem to be biased in favor of human beings. Reply catalin tican says: August 22, 2019 at 8:47 am Medical science has become a scam in much of its practice. Let's spread the word and help the real doctors! Let us isolate the salesmen disguised as doctors! Reply Mark Lawson says: August 22, 2019 at 9:58 am Not easy to starve yourself. So now we are back to blaming the victim. What happened on fast day 382 that he didn't go to 383? How is restricted calories different than fasting? What about the inability to control appetite, my fault? Okay I get the compartment partition problem but what about hormones re appetite? I hurt, if I don't eat and I have pain, I could go for the record at 383 cays. Lets go….but how do you keep me from breaking my restraints and eating a nurse? Fat people should not have hunger and that ya'll don't address that bothers me. Lawson di Ransom Canyon any analyst could find me. Peace. Reply MrDrofinnah says: August 22, 2019 at 5:22 pm this guy is really good… i love his simplistic way of comparing a refrigerator and a freezer… and it makes such perfect sense… Reply Al May says: August 23, 2019 at 12:25 am will fasting every other day also help lower my blood pressure. I am looking for natural ways to lower blood pressure without medicine Reply Erik Anthony says: August 24, 2019 at 4:36 am This explains how I was able to lose so much weight a few years back. My eating window was only 4 hours long. From 2-6 pm. I lost over 100 lbs in about a year and a half. Reply Rebecca McIntosh says: August 24, 2019 at 7:10 am Thanks GOD for the YouTube channel and the messages from Dr Fung regarding fastings the best cure for diabetes. This is amazing knowledge for the ones who have an ears to hear. Reply Jade says: August 26, 2019 at 12:27 am When i fasted for 3 days i woke up feeling refreshed and full of energy.Its as if eating would make me feel sluggish. Reply Lexie Mae says: August 26, 2019 at 4:31 am Intermittent fasting works. I love it! I lost 30 lbs without trying. Reply Lexie Mae says: August 26, 2019 at 4:53 am Is this ok for teens? Reply MELANIE manzano says: August 26, 2019 at 7:08 am thank you dr fung for this wonderful information about health.. i tried this because of my health since i gave birth to my baby and he's died after i gave birth beacause of my higblood,increase also my sugar and difficulty of breathing now i get better almost 4days fasting and i will continue this lifestyle because i want to live long and wishing again to have another baby in the future now i realized health is wealth tlaga lalo n pg namatayan ka ng anak dahil sa wlang desiplina sa pgkain kya ako ngkaroon ng highblood now i suffering heart disease but thank you dr fung now i feel better because of you.. love from Philippines 🙂 Reply Robert Macleod says: August 26, 2019 at 8:01 pm i do it. feels great Reply Fred smith says: August 27, 2019 at 6:38 am People that are not on keto and diabetic or pre-diabetic need to watch their sugar levels carefully the first couple of weeks! I thought that's one thing he should have had in the video. Before on keto I almost passed out while driving I'm a second or third day of a fast, needed to get carbs fast, didn't know any better at the time, chose a candy bar. Reply RunAMuckGirl2 says: August 27, 2019 at 10:07 am Dr Fung said "Right" 152 times in 36 minutes. That's 4.22 times a minute. He threw in a few "like" and "ok" used in the same way he was using "right." It's unnecessary and extremely irritating. Other then that it was an interesting talk. 🙄 Reply Sandip Phadtare says: August 27, 2019 at 12:32 pm Our Dr shrikant jinka 24 year ago please read this he is phenomenon Reply David Coomber says: August 27, 2019 at 2:17 pm The ego of this creep, you need to fill in a application to follow him on Facebook Reply Johnanna Burke says: August 28, 2019 at 4:44 am I love and respect China Reply Dead Brain says: August 28, 2019 at 5:19 am حاولت اترجم المقطع الى عربي لو تبون اترجم مقاطع ارسلو لي Reply Superhero Reviews says: August 29, 2019 at 4:25 am thank you for this amazing video , this tips will help me to lose wieght i hope will help you so @t Reply Amrit Kaur Khalsa says: August 29, 2019 at 10:31 am THNX FOR SHARING, Mmmm, I am too thin and had always the opposite problem than the fat people have! But I cannot have breakfast at the breakfast time! So I eat around 12:00 or 13:00 hs every day and then have 2 meals, and if I get hungry again I try not to do it after 20:00 hs., and if I do not eat bread, milk products and suggary stuff I feel just great! If I eat bread it will charge me with 3 days of deep tiredness, JUST 1 PIECE OF BREAD OR 1 CAKE!! It is too expensive, so I am not eating it, milk products and suggar included, and grains, nooooo, not anylonger! Reply Sean Cusack says: August 29, 2019 at 1:49 pm I have often heard proponents of fasting talk about cavemen diet and the fact that Hunter gathers would have had periods of enforced fasting, but the truth is there was shortages of food for many people in the western world right up until the mid twentieth century. I am a farmer and I am Irish and I know that food shortages were common all through the nineteenth century even leaving aside the devastating famine of the 1840s. There are also times of the year when farmers stores were bare. Complete food security is something new and even today is not a reality for everyone on our planet. Thanks Dr Fung Reply Sean M says: August 29, 2019 at 3:15 pm Metabolism nonsense. Yes a person who loses 200lbs will need less calories when they weigh 150 lbs. Metabolism slows down .it's not a bad thing. Yur not going to be able to eat the amount. Get over it. Reply Roxanna Weaver says: August 29, 2019 at 5:05 pm I've never believed in "weight loss diets". They don't work. It has to be a lifestyle change, a new lifetime way of eating. I have gone back to the way we ate when I was a child and weren't so "good-off" as most of the people where we lived. 2 meals a day on weekends and during the summer, during school it was 3 because we got lunch at school, little to no sweets, no processed foods. One Sunday a month everyone fasted from Saturday night until 6pm on Sunday when we had a small meal. My family made their own bread, made meals from real unprocessed food and we cooked with lard and bacon fat!! Now I've found that the Ketogenic "Diet" is basically the same thing that I lived with as a child and am doing now. The only thing I have changed from then to now is I'm not eating grains and cooking with bacon drippings or lard again instead of Crisco and using real butter instead of margarine which I did for decades after leaving home. Strange how things come together sometimes. Although, unlike in my childhood where I didn't have an addiction to sugar, I struggle with that craving very much every so often these days. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.