Dhru Purohit Podcast
#242: How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Feel Better with Dr. Jason Fung
Sometimes the most powerful thing we can do is nothing at all. That’s how I like to look at intermittent fasting. Embracing planned periods without eating has numerous well-researched benefits for our health and longevity. And it’s not just about weight; it’s also about cellular clean-up, which reduces the risk of chronic disease and increases our healthspan in the process. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Jason Fung about using intermittent fasting as a tool for optimal health and why dietary advice based on the energy-balance model has only made the obesity epidemic worse.
In this episode, we dive into:
-What role fasting plays when it comes to optimal health and longevity (6:34)
-Why autophagy is so important for health and longevity (7:46)
-The most important thing for turning on and off autophagy (11:28)
-Why we age and common things that contribute to it (14:52)
-How calorie restriction increases longevity (24:34)
-Calorie restriction vs. fasting (28:11)
-The calorie debate (32:07)
-Understanding calorie deficit, weight loss, and the energy-balance model (40:12)
-The problem with the “calories in, calories out” model of weight management (48:04)
-How Dr. Fung incorporates fasting into his life (53:50)
-Three key things to focus on for successful behavior change (57:10)
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