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  • Eating to enhance a fast

    I just read The Perfect Health Diet and really enjoyed it! My favourite book atm.

    Those guys recommend eating coconut oil (for medium chain triglycerides) and also fibre (for short chain fat production in the gut) during a fast to make it more ketogenic.

    I couldn't find anymore info on the topic anywhere so I thought I would ask you guys

    Would this break a fast or enhance it?

    Would it be good for short 16hr daily fasts or longer ones?
    "My mom made two dishes: Take it or Leave it." -- Stephen Wright, comedian

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    Well technically it won't be a fast but that doesn't mean it won't be good for you.
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
      Well technically it won't be a fast but that doesn't mean it won't be good for you.
      my thoughts as well....fasting = not eating/taking in calories. Eating coconut oil = eating/taking in calories.
      Heather and the hounds - Make a Fast Friend, Adopt a Greyhound!

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      • #4
        So you reckon it would just be calorie restriction and a person would be in ketosis?
        "My mom made two dishes: Take it or Leave it." -- Stephen Wright, comedian

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        • #5
          IIRC, they were advocating a periodic day of ketogenic 'fasting' where the calories consumed would provide some sustenance without affecting ketosis. Basically, you extend your IF into a 36 hour zero carb experience.

          I agree that calling it a fast is confusing.

          Gordo

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