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Intermittent Fasting & Hunger – What the Science says

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent Fasting & Hunger – What the Science says

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The Science behind what is really making you hungry when you’re fasting.

This video will explain why hunger won’t get worse and worse while fasting and why keeping your blood glucose and insulin low & why trying a keto diet will help you adapt to fasting a lot easier.

When I first started doing intermittent fasting, handling the hunger was quite difficult. I tried several things to try and make myself less hungry without breaking the fast, but what was most helpful was knowing that it would go away on its own, and why this was the case. So, I hope that this video helps those of you trying out prolonged or intermittent fasting – hunger is pretty much inescapable, there is going to be some level of discomfort when trying out fasting, but it’s very encouraging to know that things will change and hunger will naturally go away.

0:59 – Why hunger is rhythmic & doesn’t just get stronger over time
3:13 – Why low Salt may be cause of your hunger while fasting
5:00 – How Insulin works
5:36 – How Glucagon works
6:10 – Insulin Makes you Hungry, Glucagon doesn’t
7:51 – Ketones/Ketosis & Hunger
9:27 – Why you shouldn’t go overboard on protein
9:59 – Letpin, the satiety hormone

You can find a pdf with the transcript and links to studies mentioned here:

Dr. Jason Fung provides some useful information about fasting in “The Obesity Code” –
Jimmy Moore’s book “The Complete Guide to Fasting” (with Jason Fung) is another good resource –

Featured Music:
Broke for Free’s ”Summer Spliff”
Deal The Villain “Sweet”

Shoutout to Aubrey McKenze for the gauge (insulin rise) animation idea

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