Comment: Autophagy...

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There's a word for what your body does when you fast, and the word translates to: self digestion. The sick and the old cells get munched down first.

Autophagy... Which apparently kicks in within 18-24 hours of a fast. If one is keto-adapted, going 24 hours without food is pretty easy. If you want to maximize your autophagic effect, try going on a water only fast for a week.

You lose weight. You feel light. You feel empty.

That's what happens when you're using fat as fuel...

You don't get sleepy after lunch.

Ah, "the itis." Technically called reactive hypoglycemia, caused by over secreation of insulin in response to a glucose-laden meal.

"From what I can see from the video, Jon looks to be sporting a little abdominal obesity, which would imply a degree of insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia. People with this disorder tend to over secrete insulin in response to carb intake causing an overshoot and reactive hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), which will indeed result in sluggishness."

Strangely, you have more energy than before - more than when you were eating.


Neither strange nor a paradox. That's exactly how you should feel when you're using fat (dietary or stored) as fuel. Fat supplies more ATP than glucose. If you're able to use fat effectively as fuel (keto-adapted), you will literally have more energy than if you're burning glucose.

Leptin and your health Dr Rosedale