Episode 33:  How to Break a Long Fast [3 Tips & 7 Specific Foods]

What to eat after a prolonged fast (a few days or more), and why.

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro / preview (00:04)
  • What happens in the body during prolonged fasting? (2:25)
  • Principle 1: Low-carb (5:20)
  • Principle 2: Start slowly (6:04)
  • Refeeding syndrome (7:36)
  • Principle 3: The goal is to get healthier (9:53)
  • Specific foods to break your extended fast (10:41)
  • Summary (13:17)
  • Next steps (15:04)

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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.