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    Live Longer Through Fasting?

    Can fasting make you live longer, slow down the ageing process, reduce your chances of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; as well as improving cognitive function?

    Watch this on the BBC’s Horizon while you can (it won’t stay up long-term!):

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01lxyzc/

    Michael Mosley has set himself a truly ambitious goal: he wants to live longer, stay younger and lose weight in the bargain. And he wants to make as few changes to his life as possible along the way. He discovers the powerful new science behind the ancient idea of fasting, and he thinks he's found a way of doing it that still allows him to enjoy his food. Michael tests out the science of fasting on himself - with life-changing results.

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    I haven't fasted on a regular basis for a while, I used to all the time when I was younger. I noticed that when the missus was away for a couple of days a few weeks back that I didn't eat for well over 24hrs and didn't really notice at all that I hadn't eaten. Felt pretty good.

    I'm pretty sure its a good way of clearing a bit of junk from your body and plus it was a regular thing, not out of choice, that people used to go through all the time.

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    I think some people could lengthen their lives by thinking less about health. But indeed lab rats seem to live longer if fed less. We overeat, to be sure. Even 'thin' people are often ten pounds overweight. Our standards have got pretty bad.

    One good idea I've come across is to avoid eating before noon.

    Another good idea is to use smaller plates. Typical plates are large enough for two or three meals.

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    I am unable to see the documentary, since I'm not located in the UK. But I remember reading about some group of people in Japan, if I recall correctly, who lived to much greater ages than other people in Japan, supposedly because of their tradition of never eating till they were completely full. That's not to say the same must be the case for our own people, as different populations have different metabolisms, but it's interesting nontheless.
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    Studies show that intermittent fasting I.e eating little or nothing one day and then eating plenty the next works as well to control weight as a steady calorie controlled diet. It doesn't have the draw backs of calorie restriction either, which include a lack of energy and lowered libido.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renownedwolf View Post
    I haven't fasted on a regular basis for a while, I used to all the time when I was younger. I noticed that when the missus was away for a couple of days a few weeks back that I didn't eat for well over 24hrs and didn't really notice at all that I hadn't eaten. Felt pretty good.

    I'm pretty sure its a good way of clearing a bit of junk from your body and plus it was a regular thing, not out of choice, that people used to go through all the time.
    Sounds plausible, your body can spend its resources for other purposes than digestion. I sort of "fast" on a regular basis simply because I feel I have more energy on an empty stomache. I usually eat nothing until the late afternoon or evening when I return home and it doesn't feel unhealthy. I'm not really hungry during the day either, so I see no problem with it as long as you drink enough.

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    Hmm, interesting, but i couldn't see myself doing this.

    I cannot work, or even just think straight when i haven't eaten anything. The only thought on my mind then is food

    Last thursday i went out cycling without a proper meal first. I thought that wouldn't be a problem and boy was i wrong. I literally just couldn't go on at one moment, i just ran out of energy completely.

    I've got quite a fast metabolism though, perhaps that has something to do with it.
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    I think so, too. I've got a pretty slow metabolism, this is probably why it works for me. I know several people who literally faint when they don't eat regularly and their blood glucose level drops.

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    Fasting is a no-go for me.

    I become really irate if I'm hungry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Granraude View Post
    Fasting is a no-go for me.

    I become really irate if I'm hungry.
    If you eat a lot of carbs the blood sugar will go up and down quickly, and this will cause you to be irate, feel like you have no energy etc. After I switched to a high fat diet my energy levels are better and more stable. Fat food saturates your hunger for longer periods of time, and I have good experience with fasting on this diet.

    Usually I only eat twice a day and still feel full and have no lack of "fuel" to go on. You don't need much carbohydrates, the body can still synthesize glucose from other sources.

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