Episode 27: What to Eat *Before* Fasting [Short or Long]

What to eat before short or long fasts, so you can get a smooth start and improve your chance of success.

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro / preview (00:03)
  • What to eat before short fasts (00:36)
  • What to eat before longer fasts (3:57)
  • Getting your ketones up in advance (6:00)
  • My recent experience with keto and fasting (7:28)
  • An even simpler approach:  4 foods for 4 days (9:57)
  • Recap (13:53)
  • Next steps (16:34)

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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.