Episode 12: Exogenous Ketones,The “Official” Fasted Period, Body Odor, Taking Medication, IF Symptoms, Artificial Sweeteners, Insulin, And More!

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Welcome to Episode 12 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

In today's episode, we address some foundational fasting topics, like when does the fasted period actually start, and what is the role of insulin? (You WANT insulin sometimes!) We also go more rogue with topics of body odor, exogenous ketones, and much more! Enjoy!

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3:00 - Genetic Tests (check out Melanie's Blog Post: How To Get Your Genetic Data (For Free) And Interpret Your Genes!)

9:55 - Listener Q&A: Regina - When Does The Fasted Period Start?

14:30 - Listener Q&A: Leslia- What Are Symptoms Of Beginning IF?

17:40 - Listener Q&A: Leslia - What Food To Take With Medicine While Fasting?

21:00 - Listener Q&A: Miolani - Is Body Odor During Fasting Normal?

25:45 - Listener Q&A: Fabian - Are You Doing Something Wrong If Not Losing Weight With IF?

29:10 - Listener Q&A: Fabian - Are There Benefits To Exogenous Ketones?

33:45 - Studies on Exogenous Ketones

25:45 - Listener Q&A: Fabian - How Does Diet Soda Or Artificial Sweeteners With Meals Affect Insulin?

41:45 - Studies on Artificial Sweeteners ADD THEM!!!

43:50 - Why Insulin Isn't Always Bad


Green Tidings Organic All Natural Deodorant

DeSouza's Liquid Chlorophyll (Internal Deodorizer)


Metabolic effects of exogenous ketone supplementation – an alternative or adjuvant to the ketogenic diet as a cancer therapy?

Effects of exogenous ketone supplementation on blood ketone, glucose, triglyceride, and lipoprotein levels in Sprague–Dawley rats

Consuming aspartame with and without taste: differential effects on appetite and food intake of young adult males

The effect of sucrose- and aspartame-sweetened drinks on energy intake, hunger and food choice of female, moderately restrained eaters

Effect of covert nutritive dilution on the spontaneous food intake of obese individuals: a pilot study

Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota


BUY Melanie's What When Wine Diet: Lose Weight And Feel Great With Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine, Gin's Delay, Don't Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle, and/or Gin's Feast Without Fear: Food and the Delay, Don't Deny Lifestyle

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com  

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

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