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Fasting Duration: Beginner's Luck

Saturday, April 07, 2018

As I began my 9th-weekend fasting, I also like to figure out the ideal duration for fastings.

1) Metabolism slows down after 72 hours of fasting. 2) Autophagy rises rapidly at 36-72-120 hours then levels off (There are different types of autophagy and this is a new field. No definitive answer yet). 3) Gary Wenk said that 30% caloric reduction prolongs life.

My contention is that the CR should be done through fasting, not by eating every day on 30% less calorie. The body will just lower metabolism if you try that. Not eating for 2 days as the case with what I'm doing, I'm achieving a 30% less caloric diet without the downside of slower metabolism. 2 fasting days, divided by 7 = 28%, Bingo!

At this point, I dropped the ideas of fasting longer than a few days at most as longer fast has diminishing returns. I'm going for the number of cycles and consistent behavior. IOW, I can do the weekend fasting (60-hour) for the foreseeable future. At the end of the year, I hope to have over 40 cycles of fasting.
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"My take-away from this is that while there is certainly value in fasting longer, there also seems to be an element of diminishing returns once a fast passes the 36 hour mark. As such, I’ve designed my fasting protocol to get close to the 36 hour mark with as little stress and discomfort as possible."
besynchro.com/bl
ogs/blog/the-profound-bene
fits-of-fasting-and-autophagy


Number of fasting cycles promotes stem cells regeneration
www.cell.com/cell-stem-c
ell/fulltext/S1934-5909(14
)00151-9


Gary Wenk at TedTalks:
www.youtube.com/
watch?v=4SvkaK2Al0o
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  • _CYNDY55_
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  • HMBROWN1
    Best wishes! Please blog and let us know about the outcome of your weekend fasting.
    224 days ago
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