Episode 43:  5 Stages of Extended Fasting [Benefits, Smoother Transitions, & More]

5 stages of water fasting: Benefits, pitfalls, and how to make it easier.

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro / preview (00:04)
  • Overview of stages (2:14)
  • Stage 1: Fed (3:32)
  • 5 days / 5 stages (5:46)
  • Stage 2: Transition (6:30)
  • Stage 3: Ketosis (10:32)
  • Stage 4: Rejuvenation (14:10)
  • Stage 5: Rebuilding (20:34)
  • Next steps (24:24)

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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.