Episode 61: Ori Hofmekler – Why Stress Is Good!, The Warrior Diet, IF For Muscle Gain, When IF Becomes Detrimental, Gaining Weight With IF, Longevity Vs. Strength, Carb Vs. Fat Fuels, Circadian Rhythms, Eating Meat, And More!



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Welcome to Episode 61 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of What When Wine Diet: Lose Weight And Feel Great With Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

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Today's episode of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast features the grandfather of intermittent fasting himself: Ori Hofmekler!! For all the intense details on Ori' analysis of intermittent fasting, and how it benefits the body, check out his books!!

The Warrior Diet: Switch on Your Biological Powerhouse For High Energy, Explosive Strength, and a Leaner, Harder Body - Ori Hofmekler’s foundational book on intermittent fasting, including its historical background, and how it benefits the body to make you stronger! 

The 7 Principles of Stress: Extend Life, Stay Fit, and Ward Off Fat-What You Didn't Know about How Stress Can Reboot Your Mind, Energy, and Sex Life - Ori’s latest book, which dives into the intense details of how IF and stress can make you stronger!

Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat: The Secret Science Behind Physical Transformation - A very detailed look at dietary and exercise principals to build lean, hard muscle for health and longevity.

Unlock Your Muscle Gene: Trigger the Biological Mechanisms That Transform Your Body and Extend Your Life - A more approachable look at dietary and exercise principles to build lean, hard muscle for health and longevity.

The Anti-Estrogenic Diet: How Estrogenic Foods and Chemicals Are Making You Fat and Sick - How to boost your health and fitness by addressing your estrogen levels through diet and lifestyle.


3:15 - Ori's Story - Fasting And The Ancient Warriors

7:00 - The Spiritual Aspect Of Fasting

8:15 - Choosing Not To Eat Meat (Humanitarianism and Biological Reasons) 

13:45 - Thoughts On Coffee

12:21 - A Food Day In Ori's Life

14:45 - Undereating In The Fasted State

16:00 - Why Fasting Never Fails

18:30 - Tea Vs. Coffee

19:40 - Changed Taste Senses, The Imporanct of Food For Pleasure 

20:20 - Why Fasting Is A Hormetic Stress And Not Detrimental (Heat Shock Protein Response, Autophagy)

24:45 - Overdoing Fasting

25:30 - How Do You Know When Fasting Has Become Detrimental? 

29:50 - Circadian Rhythms - Is Daytime Eating Better? 

37:50 - How Do You Gain Or Maintain Weight With IF?

41:00 - Building Muscle With IF (Muscle Fibers)

42:35 - Longevity Vs. Strength Priority 

43:25 - Mucle Fiber Summary 

47:30 - Carb Vs. Fat Fuel

48:00 - The Role Of Insulin

53:15 -  What Type Of Exercise Is Perfect For IF?

1:00 -  The Need For Real Food

1:03 -  Sugar Solution Teaser!


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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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