Category Archives for "Insulin"

Sep 18

Episode 22: Thinking About Food, Low GI Sweeteners (Monk Fruit, Stevia), Eating Window Rules, Tracking Fasting Vs. Eating, Pets & IF, Carb Counts For “Low Carb”, Keto Breath, And More!

Carbs , Fasting Approaches , Insulin , Intermittent Fasting , Ketosis , Sweeteners , Windows

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Welcome to Episode 22 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of The What When Wine Diet: Effortless Weight Loss - Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

5:33 - Listener Q&A: Karen - Do You Stay Rigid In The Eating Window Start Time, Or Base it On The End Of A Prior Window?

6:20 - Listener Q&A: Joyce - When Does The Fasting Window Start?

6:45 - Listener Q&A: Sarah - Do You Track The Fast Or The Eating Time? 

14:59 - Listener Q&A: Jen - How Many Carbs Can You Have And Still Be Low Carb? Should You Do Keto Or Add More Carbs?

24:12 - Listener Q&A: Julie - How Do You Know If You Have Keto Breath And/Or Are in Ketosis?

32:15 - Listener Q&A: Magdalena - Feedback On Exogenous Ketones 

Video Interview: Mark Mattson talks about benefits of intermittent fasting

36:50 - Listener Q&A: Magdalena - Does Thinking About Food Make Fasting More Difficult?

42:03 - Listener Q&A: Magdalena - Do Sweeteners With GIycemic Indexes of O Affect Insulin? (Monk Fruit, Stevia, etc.)

45:09 - Listener Q&A: Magdalena - Can IF Work For Pets?

STUFF WE LIKE

Primal Freeze Dried Pet Foods

Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Dry Cat Food

Homemade Breath Spray! Mix a drop of Organic Peppermint Oil with some water, in these perfect cute glass bottles!

Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks by Dave Asprey 

Ketone Measuring Strips (For Measuring Ketones In Urine)

Ketone Breathalyzer (For Measuring Ketones In Breath)

Window - Fasting Tracker App

Melanie's Free IBS Guide Comparing 300+ Foods For Identifying Food Sensitivities (includes Low Fodmap, Gaps, SCD, Cedars-Sinai)

REFERENCES

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com  

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

BUY Delay Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

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Jul 31

Episode 15: IF Weight Loss Vs. Other Diets, Stalls, Changing Windows, Vegan Fats, Eating Whatever You Want, Insulin, & More!

Fad Diets , Fasting Approaches , Insulin , Intermittent Fasting , Vegetarianism , Windows

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Welcome to Episode 15 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of The What When Wine Diet: Effortless Weight Loss - Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Hi friends! In this episode, we discuss how much and what type of fats you should consider as an IF Vegan, how to break a stall, and whether you should adjust your windows. We also discuss how much weight we lost from IF specifically (compared to other diets), and tackle the issue of whether or not you can eat "whatever you want" in your fasting window. Lastly, we take another stab at the poorly misunderstood insulin!

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

2:35 - Intermittent Fasting On Vacation

4:40 - Listener Q&A: Pamela - If You're Vegan, Do You Need More Fat From Nuts And Seeds When Doing IF?

4:40 - Listener Q&A: Doug - What Should You Do When You Hit A Stall? Should You Go Back To Normal Eating?

4:40 - Listener Q&A: Doug - Should You Not Do The Same IF Pattern Every Day So The Body Doesn't Get Accustomed To It?

12:10 - BCAAs

13:50 - Keeping Your Body Guessing

17:15 - Listener Q&A: Winnie - How Much Weight Have Melanie And Gin Lost From IF Specifically?

17:50 - Gin's Weight Loss From IF

24:35 - Melanie's Weight Loss From IF

27:09 - The 5 Bite Diet

29:00 - Listener Q&A: Marie - Why Do Some People Think You Can Eat Whatever You Want In The Eating Window?

29:40 - Why Insulin Is Not Always Bad, And Why You DO Want Insulin With A Meal

STUFF WE LIKE

Omega 3 Supplements For Vegetarians (From algae!)

The Yoga Of Eating

REFERENCES

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com  

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

BUY Delay Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving us a review in iTunes - it helps more than you know! 

intermittent fasting coffee
May 22

Episode 5: The COFFEE Episode!

Coffee , Insulin , Intermittent Fasting , Metabolism

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Welcome to episode 5 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of The What When Wine Diet: Paleo And Intermittent Fasting For Health And Weight Loss, and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle. In this episode, we tackle COFFEE in all its glory! We'll talk about its health benefits, how it affects the fasted state, how you should (and should not) drink it for the best results, the details on MCTs and Bulletproof Coffee, and much more! We also answer listener questions about using essential oils while fasting (and let ya know how to make your own AWESOME homemade, non-insulin spiking breath freshener), as well as what to do if you're insulin resistant and/or not seeing results within a few weeks of starting IF.

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

4:05 - Coffee!

8:20 - Coffee Health Benefits

11:25 - Coffee and fat burning

12:30 - Bulletproof Coffee

14:15 - MCT Oil and Metabolism

19:30 - The Shangri-La Diet

21:00 - MCTS and Ketones

22:15 - Coffee And Sweeteners/Flavors

25:00 - Using Cream In Your Coffee When Transitioning To IF

26:20 - Listener Q&A - Mary Lyn: Fasting And Essential Oils

32:05 - Listener Q&A - Felicity: Slow Results With IF And Insulin Resistance 

STUFF WE LIKE

Check out the STUFF WE LIKE page for links to Bulletproof Coffee, The Hungry Brain, and The Bulletproof Diet.

Homemade Breath Spray!: Mix a drop of Organic Peppermint Oil with some water, in a cute glass bottle (these are perfect!!)

Trace Minerals (Awesome way to add minerals to your water during your fast!)

REFERENCES

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving us a review in iTunes - it helps more than you know! 

May 15

Episode 4: Insulin, Metabolism, And Intermittent Fasting, Night Shifts, Extended Fasts

Extended Fasts , Insulin , Intermittent Fasting , Metabolism , Night Shifts

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Welcome to episode 4 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of The What When Wine Diet: Paleo And Intermittent Fasting For Health And Weight Loss, and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle. In this episode, we delve into the science of Intermittent Fasting! We'll discuss the role of insulin in hunger and weight loss, the differences between calorie restriction and intermittent fasting, and how IF affects the metabolism. We also answer listener questions about losing weight with IF when you work night shifts, and provide our thoughts on doing extended (rather than intermittent) fasts.

Note: We had a slight issue with some of the audio quality this episode, but everything will be back to normal next week! ​

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

4:15 - The Role Of Insulin In Intermittent Fasting 

15:35 - Calorie Restriction vs. Intermittent Fasting

20: 40 - Intermittent Fasting And The Metabolism

26: 40 - Listener Q&A - Kay: Intermittent Fasting For Night Shift Workers

32:10- Listener Q&A - Barbara: What are the benefits of an extended fast?

STUFF WE LIKE

Check out the STUFF WE LIKE page for links to The Obesity Code!

REFERENCED STUFF

Twenty-four-hour energy expenditure and urinary catecholamines of humans consuming low-to-moderate amounts of medium-chain triglycerides: a dose-response study in a human respiratory chamber

Meal frequency and energy balance.

Resting energy expenditure in short-term starvation is increased as a result of an increase in serum norepinephrine.

Compared with nibbling, neither gorging nor a morning fast affect short-term energy balance in obese patients in a chamber calorimeter.

Feeding frequency and energy balance in adult males.

Effect of 6-Month Calorie Restriction on Biomarkers of Longevity, Metabolic Adaptation, and Oxidative Stress in Overweight Individuals

Long-term Effects of Dieting on Resting Metabolic Rate in Obese Outpatients.

Effect of meal size and frequency on the thermic effect of food

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving us a review in iTunes - it helps more than you know!