Episode 24:  Fasting for Women: Myths, Benefits, & More! (w/ Nadia Pateguana ND)

Dr. Nadia Pateguana joins me for a far-ranging conversation about women and fasting.  Misconceptions, mindset, weight loss, PCOS, & more.  

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro / preview (00:00)
  • Dr. Nadia’s background & role at The Fasting Method (1:24)
  • Men vs women at The Fasting Method (3:51)
  • Nadia’s weight loss clinic in Mozambique (5:31)
  • Women & fasting: is it beneficial? (12:21)
  • Why are women often told not to fast? (13:35)
  • The overweight majority vs the underweight minority (17:05)
  • Specific benefits women get from fasting (20:42)
  • Biggest factors that influence success/failure of women w/ fasting (26:35)
  • The Fasting Method’s clinical experience & success (28:31)
  • Most important mindset features to be successful (29:42)
  • Processed junk food is engineered to be addictive (35:43)
  • Improving your relationship with food (38:29)
  • The pattern of weight loss for women (vs men) (40:47)
  • Weight loss vs improving body composition (43:34)
  • PCOS: background, cause, etc (48:41)
  • How does fasting help w/ PCOS? What results has she seen? (55:07)
  • PCOS success stories (58:41)
  • Where to connect with Nadia (1:02:45)

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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.