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When Does Fasting Turn Into Starving?

When Does Fasting Turn Into Starving?

When Does Fasting Turn Into Starving?

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Is there a fine line between fasting and starvation?

0:00 When does fasting turn into starving?
0:30 How much fat do you have stored?
1:17 The difference between fasting and starving
2:30 Fasting vs. starving symptoms
3:45 When do you know when you’re starving vs. fasting?
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In this video, I want to talk about the difference between fasting and starving. When does fasting become starvation?

You first need to know that the average non-overweight person is carrying around 100,000 calories of fat on their body. They are only carrying about 1,700 calories of stored sugar.

If you weighed 150 lbs, you would burn around 1,000-2,000 calories per day. This means that you have around 67 days worth of calories stored on your body.

The difference between fasting and starving is that with fasting, you’re living off of your fat fuel. When you’re starving, you’ve already used up all of your fat fuel, and you begin burning your muscle and organs for fuel.

If you have 100-200 lbs of extra fat, you have many calories stored.

The effects of fasting and starving are different. When you’re fasting, you don’t feel hungry—when you’re starving, you do.

When you’re starving, you also feel irritable, apathetic, fatigued, and weak. You also develop nutrient deficiencies when you’re starving.

Fasting helps you feel energetic, focus, and calm. Intermittent fasting alone will not cause starvation.

While you’re fasting, make sure you take nutrients, so you don’t develop a deficiency.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

Thanks for watching. I hope this video helped clear up the differences between fasting and starving, and when fasting becomes starving. See you in the next video.

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The 5 Beginner Fasting Mistakes (Almost) Everyone Makes

The 5 Beginner Fasting Mistakes (Almost) Everyone Makes

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Are just start your fasting journey? In this video, I will outline 5 BEGINNER FASTING MISTAKES. If you are already well into your fasting journey, there is still something you can get out of this video. I’m sure of it! SO let’s dive in and I’ll see you in the COMMENTS!!

Fasting too Frequently

As an extreme example, a study from the European Journal of Sports Science journal found that young men ate about 650 fewer calories per day when they limited their food intake to a 4-hour period

Not everyone is going to restrict themselves to a 4-hour eating window, but the point is that with a shorter eating window, the harder it is to eat at maintenance, let alone a surplus

Study #1 – The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

A short-term study found that college women at the University of Virginia who fasted for two days experienced a 75% drop in leptin

Study #2 – Obesity

Another study in obese participants, which involved eight weeks of ADF, found that leptin concentrations were reduced by 21% by the end of the experiment

Big Meal to Break Fast

First, you need to understand that Fasting Increases Insulin Sensitivity

Fasting results in higher levels of proteins called tropomyosin (TPM) 1, 3, and 4, which are important in improving the body’s sensitivity to insulin

And if you workout during your fast, you’re increasing insulin action in skeletal muscles

A study from the journal Diabetes found that strength training increases protein content of GLUT4, insulin receptor, protein kinase B-alpha/beta, glycogen synthase (GS), and GS total activity

Specifically, found that strength training for only 30 min three times per week is enough to see increases in insulin action in skeletal muscle

Overeating – Cell

Metaflammation refers to the chronic low-grade inflammation that contributes to diseases of metabolism such as insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity.

In your body there is a molecule called RNA-dependent protein kinase, or PKR, which points out and fights viruses with other molecules, but if you overeat, it also attacks metabolism

When you eat too much, excess nutrients attack cells that contain PKR, and its response is to fight back by shutting down metabolism because all of these extra nutrients are perceived as a threat

Not Actually Fasting

This one’s pretty straightforward, but consuming certain things during a fast without realizing you’re breaking your fast (i.e. coffee creamers, BCAAs, etc. or following that “under 50kcals doesn’t break a fast myth”) – elevates insulin, hinders the fat burning process

Eating Right before Bed

Diabetologia, 2009

This paper explains how the pancreas (the organ that secretes insulin in response to dietary carbs) has receptors for the sleep hormone melatonin. When melatonin, produced by your gut at night, binds to these receptors, it inhibits insulin production and you become glucose intolerant.

Not Drinking Enough (water and/or electrolytes)

Insulin affects our kidneys in such a way to retain sodium which can lead to a higher sodium/potassium ratio – leads to electrolyte loss

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