Ketogenic Diet – Fasting

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So I heard about the book the “Complete Guide to Fasting” through one of the many podcasts I listen to, probably a Jimmy Moore one considering he is a co-author. I have a few issues with Jimmy Moore, but you can’t deny he has helped the movement overall (whether he is doing more harm than good now is up for debate). This book was actually going to be called Fasting Clarity, which I think is a much better name. However I think Jason Fung wanted to distinguish it as mainly his book, and not be part of Jimmy’s “Clarity” book line.

A link to the book is below.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Guide-Fasting-Jason-Fung/dp/1628600012/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476953540&sr=8-1&keywords=complete+guide+to+fasting

Normally I see something and become obsessed with it and buy it immediately. However the book wasn’t out at the time (it is now). Anyway I have completely lost interest in it, and will not be buying it. This is not because I don’t believe in fasting and its benefits. I do. It’s because I already do Intermittent Fasting naturally. This is sufficient for me at the moment, as I do not have major weight to lose and I don’t have any metabolic issues to fight.

I have been doing Keto/LCHF for 10 months now. The first 3 months I ate proper breakfasts, like the keto classic Bacon & Eggs. Then I progressed onto only having a Veg Smoothie and Bulletproof Coffee for breakfast. Now I just have a pint of water!!!

During the week I do not eat until my Lunch break at 1pm, then I don’t eat again until 7-7:30pm. That’s it until 1pm the next day. I don’t snack. I generally have some nuts after my salad after lunch, and a dessert after my food at night. Usually some berries and double cream or 90% dark chocolate.

The weekend is a little different. I do usually eat breakfast, like a Keto Full English. I also snack more, but still Keto friendly snacks. However I still normally only have 2 big meals throughout the day.

So basically I am in my own Intermittent Fasting zone, and currently I have no interest in experimenting with multiday fasts. So until I do get interested in longer fasts, there is no point in reading this book for now.

Below is Jason Fung’s website. Which is a powerful resource about LCHF and how your body is affected by the modern western diets. Well worth a look.

https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/

  1. Great post. Totally agree on the fasting. I sometimes do 18 hrs btwn meals but that’s just because I’m not hungry. I only eat when I’m hungry & I don’t call it fasting, however long the interval is. A whole book on fasting?? Mmmm.. really?? I also have BIG issues with JM & his credibility.

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    1. JM probably started out with the right intentions but it seems more about money and ego now. Don’t mind him making a living out of it, but his ego is annoying. I think he’s around the tipping point where he had a positive impact to now harming the keto way of life.

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  2. I agree that IF seems to follow on naturally from a low carb diet. I have been low carb since June. Yesterday I got up and I didn’t feel like breakfast so I but a sachet of coconut oil and almond butter in my bag in case I was hungry later. Then I forgot. I was busy and had my lunch (Stilton and walnut with salad leaves) about 4pm. Before LCHF I wouldn’t have been able to cope with that – I would have been hypo and hangry! It’s amazing the difference it makes!

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