Episode 11: Extended Fasting, Weight Loss, Hunger, and more! (Q&A #1)

Today I answer several of your questions, covering various aspects of extended fasting, weight loss, and more. (Full topic list below.)  

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro (00:07)
  • What are the benefits of fasting? (1:15)
  • Will fasting wreck your metabolism? (2:07)
  • Extended fasting (3:16)
  • Strict fasting vs dirty / modified fasting (4:20)
  • What if I feel weak or hungry during a fast? (6:20)
  • Salt and other supplements (7:50)
  • What to drink when fasting? (10:04)
  • How to break a prolonged fast? (12:07)
  • What “breaks” a fast? (14:09)
  • How ghrelin works (17:09)
  • Exogenous ketones (18:45)
  • Weight loss questions (21:00)
  • What to eat when not fasting (26:05)
  • Healthy vs unhealthy fats (26:38)
  • Should everyone eat low-carb? (30:37)
  • Putting this info in action (32:19)

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.