Autophagy, OMAD, Longevity, Intermittent Fasting...

healer333

New member
Joined
Jul 8, 2018

Happyflowerlady

New member
Joined
Jul 30, 2018
Location
Alabama
I have started with intermittent fasting, and I am now doing that in conjunction with my plant-based diet.
I have only started last week; but so far , I like it, I have lost about 5 lbs, and not feeling much hunger at all, like on a restrictive diet plan.
I have been reading about the health benefits of IF, and it seems to me that it is an important thing to do, whether you are doing it for weight loss or just to increase the health of your body.
The fasting time frame gives your body a chance to heal itself as well as just burning up body fat. The autophagy part of “eating” diseased cells is important for everyone, not just dieters.
 

Happyflowerlady

New member
Joined
Jul 30, 2018
Location
Alabama
I have been reading about insulin resistance, and some of the effects that it has on our bodies, and apparently one of the side-effects of insulin resistance can be muscle loss, because it is connected with low levels of human growth hormone.
The two hormones work in sync, and when that sync is messed up, then the body suffers the results.
When we eat carbs, we produce insulin to send the glucose to our muscles for energy, and to our liver for glycogen stores. However, when a person over eats on carbs, or lives on processed carbs and not natural Whole Foods, then we can become insulin resistant, and when that happens, the cells refuse to let the insulin come in with the glucose. Since the blood sugar can’t be allowed to get too high, the insulin ends up sending the glucose to the fat cells and stores it as fat instead of burning it as energy.
Even worse, is that a fat person makes five times as much insulin as a slim person, when they eat the identical food.


So....hypothetical scenario......two people eat a piece of apple pie, One person is overweight, one is slim. The fat person produces 5 times as much insulin as the slim person; but because of insulin resistance, he doesn’t get the benefit of using the nutrients from the food as energy like the slim person did.
The slim person enjoys his pie, burns the carbs as energy, and happily goes on about his day. The overweight person, has no energy, because all of the sugar in his blood went into fat cells, so now his blood sugar is too low again, and he is hungry.
He eats the rest of the apple pie.
Of course, it doesn’t do him any good either, all due to insulin resistance, and even worse, he now has more body fat, and is still craving food.


Once the body has digested food, and after we go to sleep at night, then our body goes into restorative mode, burns fat, and produces human growth hormone. This is when our muscles are rebuilt, and bad cells are burned up as food, and the body regenerates itself.
It takes about 4-6 hours after our last meal before we finish digestion, and burning up the glucose, and start using fat ketones as fuel.


Now, when we are doing intermittent fasting, OMAD (one meal a day), then during the fasting period, several amazing things happen !
The first thing is that fasting lowers our insulin resistance better than anything else can do. A 3 day fast will lower a person’s insulin resistance by about 70%. The good news is that about 2/3 of that happens during the first 24 hours, so simply eating one meal a day, and fasting for 16-23 hours will lower your IR almost as much as a 3 day fast, and the more you do IF, the more it lowers your insulin resistance.


The other thing that IF does is increase your HGH levels. In men, it can increase up to 2000%, and about 1300 % for women.
When HGH increases, you can build/retain your body muscle mass better, and it also helps with anti-aging.


I am not done yet !
This is only from testing with mice, but they found that when they restricted their feeding time, even though they were given the same amount of food to eat, the mice did not get old-age related dementia like the mice that were allowed to eat whenever they wanted to eat.
Most mice started to develop dementia at about 9 months of age, but the mice who fasted didn’t start to develop this until 24 months, almost their whole life span !
This correlates to about 20 years for a human, so this lowers the chances of Alzheimer’s , especially if a person continues in the OMAD food plan.
 

Happyflowerlady

New member
Joined
Jul 30, 2018
Location
Alabama
I am now into my second month of OMAD, and I like this better than any other weight loss plan that I have tried !
There are no restricted foods, as long as they are eaten during the one meal that you have every day. I usually stick to low carb foods because as long as you are burning fat for fuel, you have a virtually unending supply of fuel, so you don’t get hunger pangs like you do when you are eating high carb and burning sugar as fuel.
I am feeling better, hardly have aches and pains anymore, which is awesome for someone who is almost 74 years old !
I am slowly losing weight, and toning up my muscles with eating the better diet, too. I would like to lose weight faster, but slow and steady is better for my health.
If anyone is interested in checking out the OMAD style of eating, here is a good website started by a man who lost about 80 lbs , and it has a lot of great information about how to start this diet, and how and why it works.

https://omaddiet.com
 

NurseMary

New member
Joined
Jan 4, 2018
I have stopped snacking then gradually moved to 2 meals a day in an 8 hour window. Then a few times have done the One Meal A Day. I felt great that day.

My concern if you are over 40 and you do OMAD several days in a row won't the metabolism adjust and one would loose most of the benefits?

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
 

Babyblue

New member
Joined
Mar 21, 2019
My husband has been doing the keto diet with fasting (optimal meal gaps) and he is looking and feeling great. He is literally looking years younger too. He is almost 50 and looks younger then my 30 year old friends who live hard and fast. There is an interesting website I found about this called optimizing.health where they talk about a health protocol created around this idea. The future of antiageing and managing age related issues me thinks. C60 is also another great thing to add in to the diet, with some shilajit.
 

Babyblue

New member
Joined
Mar 21, 2019
I have stopped snacking then gradually moved to 2 meals a day in an 8 hour window. Then a few times have done the One Meal A Day. I felt great that day.

My concern if you are over 40 and you do OMAD several days in a row won't the metabolism adjust and one would loose most of the benefits?

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

You do not lose the benifts at all as you are merely placing your body into a more natural way of living. The way most animals live in nature. Our bodies used to go without food and water for extended periods and are created to work that way. The whole 3 meals a day was created around the working mans routine. The fact our bodies can start taking out the trash once we stop overloading them says something about our natural way of maintaining health and functionality.
 


Top