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The Fasting Method Podcast is your source for the science of intermittent fasting, offering the best advice and most compelling insight on what it takes to lose the weight for good. Co-hosted by world-leading fasting experts, Megan Ramos and Nadia Pateguana, N.D., each episode takes a deep dive on a range of hot topics, and answers listeners' questions about fasting.

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Member Transformation: Melinda Reames
36:06

Episode #33 

In today's episode, Megan and Nadia’s Hot Topic is the amazing transformation of a very special guest, Melinda. Melinda is a member who has become a huge part of the TFM Community and is now part of the TFM team. She shares how she went from “Sick Melinda” to creating a new identity for herself as “Healthy Melinda”. 

Listen in as Melinda shares how:

  • after one year of starting the TFM program, her A1C has dropped to 5, she is no longer a type 2 diabetic, and has lost 109 lbs
  • she is now active enough to keep up with her 2-year-old grandson
  • the foundation to her success has been figuring out a comfortable fasting “Holding Pattern” for when life gets in the way.
  • she has become part of the TFM Family as a Community mentor, providing support, guidance, and compassion to other members.

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Jun 28, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Chia Seeds, ADF for Weight Loss, Gut Flora, and Stress Hormones
39:51

Episode #32

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. I know you have mentioned chia seeds (in water) as a way to gently break your fast, but can I use chia seeds as a training wheel during a fast because they give a feeling of fullness? [07:25]

2. I do 18:6 daily and a 48 each week. It took much effort to get my gut health stabilised. I have completed a couple of 5-day fasts in the past, but now I am worried about what a 5-day fast does to the good guys in my gut. With no fibre coming in, how do they survive? I don’t want to compromise my good gut flora, but I’d like the benefits of autophagy and stem cell generation. [13:44]

3. I’ve been ADF’ing for 6 weeks. I typically fast 36hrs, only consuming plain water, salt, and 2-3 cups of black coffee. I am 46 and have had seven pregnancies. I have hardly lost any weight, only a couple pounds. What am I doing wrong? On my eating days, I eat 3 meals over 12hrs, lower carb but not keto, and add 2 Ts cream to my coffee those mornings. I mostly do not snack. I find it very hard to fast 42hrs. Would three 42-hr fasts be more effective than ADF with 36hr fasts? Does it take a while for results when peri-menopausal? [18:42] 

4. As someone “recovering” from PTSD, I have been taught skills and tricks to reduce cortisol and adrenaline. From a recent podcast I learnt that fasting increases these and I am now concerned that it may create effects counter to what I am trying to achieve to reduce PTSD symptoms. Have you had patients with a similar concern? Is there perhaps a difference in duration, or other helpful hormones released at the same time, to differentiate it from the perpetually elevated stress hormones after PTSD? [28:21] 

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Jun 21, 2022
Expert Guest: John Clary
38:14

Episode #31 

In today's episode, Megan and Nadia interview their colleague, Coach John. 

Listen in as Megan and Nadia chat about how they met John and his journey with:

  • reversing type 2 diabetes
  • losing 225 lbs weight and maintaining it for over 2 years
  • looking 20 years younger but feeling FORTY years younger!

John tells us in detail how he started his journey, how he initially lost weight and got off all his medications for diabetes, hypertension, heartburn, and how he has kept his A1C normal since then. 

Also, find out what Coach John has been doing within TFM in regard to men’s health for our clients.

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Jun 14, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Night Shifts, Coffee and Cream, Fat Fasting, and Markers of Insulin Resistance
33:11

Episode #30 

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. I am a nurse, and I work night shift (7pm-7am). I usually follow a 20/4 IF eating schedule on my days off, but I’m struggling to figure out how to fast on my night shift schedule when I work 2-3 nights in a row. Do you have any suggestions for fasting and a night shift schedule? [01:06]

2. Does coffee with heavy whipping cream break a fast? [08:38]

3. What and how do you eat when doing a "fat fast”? Do you still recommend following TRE? [15:51] 

4. Most doctors will order fasting glucose and insulin, cortisol, and A1C to check for insulin resistance. Are there other markers (laboratory or clinical) to know if your IR is improving after, say, a year of fasting? [24:29] 

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Jun 07, 2022
Hot Topic: Type 2 Diabetes With Special Guest Wende Eccles
50:55

Episode #29

In today's episode, Megan and Nadia tackle the Hot Topic of Type 2 Diabetes with a very special guest, Wende, a member that has become a huge part of the TFM community. Listen to how Wende reversed her Type 2 Diabetes after struggling with it for over 40 years! 

Nadia and Megan talk to Wende about how she found TFM, got off insulin and ALL other diabetic meds, dropped her A1C, and lost weight. 

And for an extra special bonus, listen to how Wende has blown all her doctors away!

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May 31, 2022
Expert Guest: Dr. Melissa Hague, OBGYN
48:27

Episode #28 

In today's episode, Megan and Nadia interview Dr. Melissa Hague, OBGYN. 

Listen in as Megan and Nadia speak to the expert on Women’s Health on the following controversial topics and myths:

  • Is fasting “bad for women’s hormones”?
  • Does fasting cause thyroid and adrenal damage?
  • Should women eat higher carbs during the second phase of their cycle for progesterone production?
  • Why should women with PCOS reverse this condition BEFORE getting pregnant in spite of abundant fertility treatment options?

You can connect with Melissa here:

https://wesleycarephysicians.com/locations/heartland-womens-group/

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May 24, 2022
Fasting Q&A: eTRE, Weight-Loss Plateaus, Fasting and Menstrual Cycles, Dawn Phenomenon
26:37

Episode #27 

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. I’ve heard Dr. Fung say to skip breakfast, but recently in one of Dr. Nadia’s groups, I heard her recommend early time-restricted eating. Could you clarify this for me? [00:47]

2. This coming February I will have been fasting for two years. I fast 18 hours a day and exercise almost daily. I have hit the world's biggest plateau the last 6 months and just cannot lose any more inches/fat/weight. I'm definitely becoming more toned, but I'm not really getting smaller. I'm wondering if I'm at my body's resting weight or if I need to shake things up with my eating? I eat very balanced meals with protein, carbs and veggies. I could probably stand to NOT eat a cookie here or there. Since listening to your podcast, I have been sprinkling in one 24-hour fast a week and this week I am aiming for two 24-hour fasts. [08:26]

3.  I've been fasting for a couple of months. I have read a lot about the fasting cycle with the menstrual cycle and I have heard you say it's easier to do longer fasts in the first week of the menstrual cycle. That's actually what I'm doing - three 36 or 42-hour fasts in my first week. The rest of my cycle I do 18-hour fasts and only 12-hour fasts in my 4th week. With that «protocol» I have lost 20 pounds in 3 months, but should I limit those longer fast to the first week of my cycle? [14:13] 

4. How much does gluconeogenesis/the dawn phenomenon impact blood sugars early in the morning? A family member who is fasting and is type 2 diabetic has blood sugars of 150 or so at 6am but 95 later in the morning during a fast. I suspect the dawn phenomenon but I have no idea how much it could impact someone’s blood sugars. [20:20] 

Episode Links

Dr. Jason Fung’s article: The Critical Importance of Meal Timing

https://blog.thefastingmethod.com/the-critical-importance-of-meal-timing-for-weight-loss/

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May 17, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Calorie Deficit, Vegan Keto, Acronyms, Cooking Oils
28:34

Episode #26 

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. Does fasting for fat loss still require a caloric deficit? [01:08]

2. I've had success eating keto (traditional) with IF, and I've had success with a vegan diet (not keto) until I started relying too much on carbs like beans, rice, and potatoes. Do you think a vegan keto diet is a realistic way to eat while incorporating IF? [09:01]

3. I’ve heard a few acronyms that I don’t recognize: PCOS, CGM and IBS (although IBS is more common and not specific to fasting). For those used to fasting and the TFM Community discussions, these are common terms. However, I believe that those not versed would be left wondering about them and possibly looking them up. I know I had to look up PCOS when I first heard it. [13:56] 

4. I’m confused about which cooking oils are inflammatory and why. Can you please address this? [20:48] 

Episode Links

Sam Feltham’s 5000 calorie trials:

http://live.smashthefat.com/why-i-didnt-get-fat/

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May 10, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Maintenance, Metformin, Optimizing Fasting Days, Weight Gain While Fasting
29:01

Episode #25 

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. I have been fasting on and off for years and had moments of great weight-loss success, but it seems like as soon as I stop I put the weight back on, regardless of how well I'm eating. Am I just fated to have to continue fasting forever to keep my weight down? [00:40]

2. My doctor wants me to start taking metformin, but I would like to incorporate fasting to bring down my A1C which is currently 7.1%. What are the benefits (if any) of using metformin for someone who is just starting on their fasting journey? Can you even take metformin on fasting days? [06:24]

3. Every fast is different. Why is that? I have been experiencing

euphoria and loads of energy while fasting, and fasting has been

wonderful. I have also been down, tired, and with no energy while

fasting. I'm thinking that the answer could have something to do with

water and electrolytes. What can I do to optimize the fast

and feel euphoric more often? [16:10] 

4. Have you ever had someone gain weight while fasting? Are there common mistakes that people make if this is the case? [22:01] 

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May 03, 2022
Hot Topic: Weight Loss
48:50

Episode #24 

In today's episode, Megan and Nadia tackle the topic of Weight Loss. 

Some of the topics covered are:

  • TRE (Time Restricted Eating)
  • Therapeutic fasting: “Fasting is NOT a diet, it is a therapy that you must commit to if you’re looking for reversal of disease or weight loss”
  • Therapeutic ranges of fasting, 24h, 36h, 42h, 48h
  • Weight-loss journeys - Men vs Women 
  • How much weight do you lose during a fast?
  • Body Composition vs Weight Loss
  • Biggest Fasting and Eating Mistakes

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Apr 26, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Coffee and Tea, Menstrual Cycle, TRE, and Resistance Training
36:20

Episode #23 

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. You say not to nurse coffee that contains cream.  Is it OK to nurse a cup of black coffee or hot tea (without caffeine in it) during your  fast? [02:20]

2. During the week before menstruation should I not fast at all? I would love a guide that gives a general idea of what types of fasting are recommended related to where a woman is in her cycle, keeping hormones in mind? [10:47]

3. I decided to do time-restricted eating for life and it's working for me, but I don't understand why it's working for me? [20:03] 

4. Is resistance training in a fasted state, specifically longer fasts of 72 hours, a waste of time when there’s no intake of protein before and after sessions to trigger muscle protein synthesis? [27:55] 

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LINKS:

Blog posts about exercise and fasting:

https://blog.thefastingmethod.com/category/exercise/

Apr 19, 2022
Expert Guest: Dr. Terri Lance Part 2
48:53

Episode #22 

In today's episode, Megan and Nadia interview their colleague, Dr. Terri Lance, AGAIN.

Coach Terri is a PhD Behavioural Psychologist and Certified Health Coach for The Fasting Method. 

Listen in as they continue their conversation about: 

  Mindset “exiting” COVID, shift from lockdown/isolation to “real life”

  Going into summer - most common issues and how to overcome them

  How to avoid self-sabotage and creating healthier habits

  Dopamine and how to use it for motivation 

  Slowing down and breaking out of automatic thought processes

  Terri’s upcoming Masterclass

Listen to Terri’s previous episode here: https://youtu.be/B9Wbuw0MtI4

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Apr 12, 2022
Hot Topic: Lipedema
46:26

Episode #21 

In today's episode, Megan and Nadia tackle the topic of lipedema with the experts, Leslyn Keith and Catherine Seo, from The Lipedema Project. 

Some of the topics covered are:

What is Lipedema vs Lymphedema? 

What is the impact of diet, specifically low carb and healthy fats? 

Why does puberty, pregnancy, and menopause exacerbate lipedema? 

How is this condition different from general obesity? 

What does lipedema look like typically, or, rather, is there anything typical about it? 

Learn more about dietary and fasting recommendations that will be addressed in detail at the upcoming Ketogenic Revolution for Lipedema and Lymphedema Virtual Symposium [April 29 - May 1] that Megan will also be speaking at.

LINKS:

The Lipedema Project website:

https://lipedemaproject.org

Ketogenic Revolution for Lipedema and Lymphedema Virtual Symposium: https://learn.lipedema-simplified.org/keto-revolution-2022

Facebook Groups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LipedemaKetoWOE

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LipedemaSupport

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Apr 05, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Post-menopausal Bleeding, Loose Stools After Breaking Fasts, No Gallbladder and Keto, Hashimoto’s and Fasting
25:57

Episode #20

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. I’ve been in menopause for over two and a half years and doing IF for the past year. I have done a couple of extended fasts. I belong to a women’s fasting group on Facebook and have read that a couple of women in menopause have started menstruating again and, weirdly enough, that just happened to me. Is this because of IF and have you seen this happen? Please tell me it does not mean I have a chance of getting pregnant! [01:22]

2. I get diarrhea about an hour after eating on OMAD. I have tried to eat a small amount and wait for a half hour, or longer, before eating again. I try to chew thoroughly and slowly, but nothing seems to help. [04:57]

3. Is keto and a higher fat intake (even though its healthy fats) without a gallbladder harder on my pancreas to process fats or should I maybe try a Mediterranean diet and fasting. I have a lot of weight to lose. [09:53] 

4. Does fasting do more harm than good for people with Hashimoto's? [17:26] 

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Mar 29, 2022
Expert Guest: Dr. Jason Fung
44:44

Episode #19

In today's episode, Megan and Nadia FINALLY interview the co-founder of The Fasting Method Program, Dr. Jason Fung. 

Dr. Fung talks about the benefits of health coaching and highlights the connection between diet and emotions. Hear Jason's take on how our habits have changed over the last few decades, influenced by external factors and how this "new environment sets us up to fail” and not that our "will-power" is now weaker. Learn from Dr. Fung how "obesity spreads like a virus" and how community is so much more important than even diet and fasting for success: "Trying to do it yourself is impossible" ..."it takes a village". 

Jason, Megan and Nadia talk about the TFM community and the power of peer support vs. the "top-down" medical approach and why the Community members have been so successful in maintaining their healing and weight loss over the years.

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Mar 22, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Insulin Levels, Erectile Dysfunction, Working Out Fasted, and Peri-Menopause
44:07

Episode #18

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. When you refer to lowering insulin level, is that the same as lowering blood sugar level? If it is not the same, how do we know our insulin level is lowering? [08:36]

2. Do you know if intermittent fasting plays a role in improving endothelial function? More specifically, helping with erectile dysfunction? [16:29]

3. I was just wondering what were your thoughts on working out during a fast? I have read other sources stating that working out after hour 16 (when fat burning is ramping up) would help to burn more fat? [22:32] 

4. Would three 42-hour fasts be more effective than ADF with 36-hour fasts? Does it take a while for results if in peri-menopausal? [34:06] 

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Mar 15, 2022
Expert Guests: Coach Larry Diamond and Kay Lynne Diamond
50:34

Episode #17    

In today's episode, Megan and Nadia put their colleague Larry Diamond and his wife, Kay Lynne, in the hot seat! 

Larry has been a coach for the Fasting Method Program since 2018 and he and his wife have lost almost 200 lbs combined! They share how they lost all that weight, how they've kept it off, and how they are helping TFM clients and the Community in their own journeys. 

Tune in to hear about the numerous health issues they have resolved.

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Mar 08, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Protocols for Weight Loss, Eating Days, and Menstruation Issues
23:45

Episode #16

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. I have been fasting 3 x 42 starting from last month and I'm losing my period. Am I fasting too much? [00:40]

2. How do we know if we’re eating enough on our non-fasting days? [02:44]

3. What is the best protocol for weight loss? [08:09] 

4. How should I start fasting?  When do I know how to increase my fast? Is that when I stop losing weight? [10:46]

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Mar 01, 2022
Hot Topic: Women and Fasting
36:09

Episode #15

In today’s episode, Megan and Nadia tackle the topic of Women and Fasting. 

How does hormonal and metabolic health relate to insulin resistance?

What has PCOS taught us about insulin? 

How do men and women differ in their weight-loss journey? 

Is fasting “bad for our hormones”?

Listen as Megan and Nadia talk about other related topics such as: fasting and menstrual cycles, weight loss and menopause, fasting and fertility, and "The PCOS Plan" book (co-authored with Jason Fung).

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Feb 22, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Dry Fasting, Alcohol, Diet vs Fasting, and Hashimoto's
30:11
Episode #14

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. What are your thoughts on dry fasting? [01:38]

2. Does alcohol sabotage fasting results? [07:26]

3. Is fasting more important than diet? [11:05] 

4. Can you fast with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis? [20:40] 

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Feb 15, 2022
Expert Guest: Coach Terri Lance, PhD
53:30

Episode #13   

In today's episode, Megan and Nadia put their colleague, Dr. Terri Lance, in the hot seat! 

Coach Terri is a PhD Behavioural Psychologist and Certified Health Coach for The Fasting Method. 

Find out how Terri lost 85 pounds and reversed her type 2 diabetes and how she is now helping TFM clients and members with mindset and other behaviour strategies. 

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Podcasts featuring Terri:

https://bit.ly/YTPlaylistTerriLance

https://lowcarbmd.com/episode-42-terri-lance-from-idm

https://huddlehaven.com/2021/07/13/intermittent-fastingthe-fasting-method-with-dr-terri-lance/

Monday Mindset Podcast:

https://bit.ly/MondayMindsetYT

Mindset Matters episodes:

https://bit.ly/KWPMindsetMatters

Feb 08, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Working From Home, Keto/High-Fat Diet, Maintenance Protocols, and Bacon
43:58

Episode #012

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. How to break the habit of eating when fasting, especially when working at home near the fridge and while the rest of family is eating as normal. [03:04]

2. Is ketosis needed for fasting? And is eating lots of fat needed? [11:30]

3. Does bacon break a fast and stop autophagy? [22:45] 

4. Which fasting protocol does Megan and Nadia follow to remain healthy and lean? [31:39] 

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Feb 01, 2022
Hot Topic: Extended Fasting
44:40

Episode #11   

In today’s episode, Megan and Nadia tackle the topic of Extended Fasting. Are Extended Fasts better than Intermittent Fasting? When did we recommend EFs in the clinic vs IFs? How often should someone do an EF and how do you build that fasting muscle? 

Listen in to Megan and Nadia’s top tips for Extended Fasting strategies.

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Jan 25, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Coffee Creamers, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, Mental Health, and Sweeteners
29:27
Episode #10

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. Is unsweetened almond/coconut creamer in coffee enough to break a fast or interfere with fat-burning mode during a 36 to 42 hour fast? Or does it depend on the amount used? [00:58]

2. Hi guys! I’m so happy about your new podcast I’m a big fan of your program! I was wondering if you have more information about fasting for nursing moms or even pregnancy. Is it safe? Would it effect milk production? [03:46]

3. What are the benefits seen with fasting and mental health? I feel mentally well when I’m fasting compared to eating frequently and poorly. What science can I tell myself regarding this topic? [07:19] 

4. What do you think about chewing xylitol gum to improve fasting breath? Does xylitol trigger insulin? Please rank honey, maple syrup and xylitol for use during my 10-6 eating window days. [14:40] 

Links

Bitten Jonsson’s website:

https://www.bittensaddiction.com/en/

Dr Georgia Ede’s website:

https://www.diagnosisdiet.com

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Jan 18, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Flavored Coffee, Feeling Cold, Menstruation, and Switching Up Your Fasts
45:42

Episode #9

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. I find that drinking black regular/unflavoured coffee is hard (on my stomach as well as well as on my stamina!!!) but I find it easier to drink black flavored coffee so that I don't have to add milk to it which would be my preference. By flavored, I mean the beans are flavoured (the company says that even their flavored coffees have only 5 calories in a cup of coffee). I do not add flavored syrups. Is it OK to drink flavored coffee or does it break my fast? [01:36]

2. Fasting during menstrual cycle? [22:45]

3. Feeling so cold during a fast that it stops you continuing. [14:18] 

4. Since I’m not losing weight on the 16:8 fasts after two months, I want to start 24 hours of fasting. What will happen in, let’s say a year, when I hopefully lose weight and get off some meds and go back to just 16:8. Will I regain the weight and will 24 hours of fasting be a lifetime thing?  [33:49] 

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Jan 11, 2022
Hot Topic: New Year Recovery Plan
51:00

Episode #8 

In today's episode, Megan and Nadia share their go-to strategies for recovering from holiday off-plan eating. 

Find out why fat fasting is the perfect way to set yourself up for success in 2022 and borrow from the gym mindset for getting back up to speed after the holidays. And of course, don't forget the electrolytes.

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Jan 04, 2022
Fasting Q&A: Sugar, Alcohol, and Common Issues with Fasting
46:33

Episode #007

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. Is it true that you shouldn’t eat sugar and fat at the same time? Is it bad for you? [01:14]

2. Alcohol during the holidays: should you, shouldn’t you? [08:20]

3. Should you fast if you’re feeling sick this holiday season? [17:56] 

4. Diarrhea when breaking a fast? [25:35] 

5. Does fasting cause binge eating? [34:08] 

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Dec 21, 2021
Expert Guest: Megan Ramos
51:22

Episode #6

In this episode, Nadia "turns the table" on Megan and we find out how she and Dr. Jason Fung started IDM, when The Fasting Method program went online, and what the future holds for TFM.

Megan shares her own health journey from diabetes, PCOS, fatty liver, and an almost 80-pound weight loss as Dr. Fung's first IDM "patient" in 2012.

The Aetiology of Obesity lecture series by Dr Jason Fung:

Part 1: https://youtu.be/N0Lw0rtRq3s

Part 2: https://youtu.be/_bFc3qVOBJA

Part 3: https://youtu.be/O45Z8gcSA3I

Part 4: https://youtu.be/irQNg0-OSBg

Part 5: https://youtu.be/YTc8kS5mDa8

Part 6: https://youtu.be/UPO52VaQXyY

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Dec 14, 2021
Fasting Q&A: Ending an Extended Fast, OMAD, Keto and Low-Carb, and More
33:27

Episode #005

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. When should you end an extended fast? [00:30]

2. I am starting a 30:16 cycle and hope to move onto a 3x42. I have about 10 pounds more to lose. I feel very satisfied with one meal a day and 800 calories, but I am concerned that I might damage my metabolism if I go very long on OMAD (one meal a day). Is that something that is OK or should I make sure I get more calories 3 or 4 days a week? [09:08]

3. When doing one-meal-a-day, how much should you eat and/or how long should you eat? [17:50]

4. When it is said, “Intermittent fasting is not about diet,” why are we told to do keto or low-carbohydrate diets? [24:56]

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Blog post by Jason Fung, MD: 

The #1 Rule of Fasting

https://blog.thefastingmethod.com/1-rule-fasting/

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Dec 07, 2021
Hot Topic: Recovering From the Holidays
50:05

Episode #4

In today's episode, Megan and Nadia go over some strategies for recovering from holiday eating. They share some strategies for "getting back on track" when life gets in the way. Whether the holiday eating went according to plan or not, there is a way to making better food choices and begin fasting more easily again.

Blog posts by Jason Fung, MD:

How to Recover From Holiday Feasting

https://blog.thefastingmethod.com/how-to-recover-from-holiday-feasting/

Thanksgiving Weekend & Our Top 4 Holiday Eating Strategies

https://blog.thefastingmethod.com/thanksgiving-weekend-top-4-holiday-eating-strategies/

Vacation Weight-Loss Plan

https://blog.thefastingmethod.com/vacation-weight-loss-plan/

Blog posts by Megan Ramos:

Our Top 5 Strategies for Dealing With Holiday Meals That Go Sideways

https://blog.thefastingmethod.com/our-top-5-strategies-for-dealing-with-holiday-meals-that-go-sideways/

Surviving All of the Holiday Parties

https://blog.thefastingmethod.com/surviving-all-of-the-holiday-parties/

What is Fat Fasting and When Should You Do It?

https://blog.thefastingmethod.com/what-is-fat-fasting-and-when-should-you-do-it/

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Nov 30, 2021
Fasting Q&A: Milk, Sweeteners, Measuring Ketones, and Counting Carbs
33:35

Episode #3

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. Why can’t I put milk in my tea while I’m fasting? [02:30]

2. I know Dr. Fung says, “No,” to sweeteners, but how about monk fruit? Is there another way to sweeten my tea or make desserts? [09:45]

3. Do I have to check my ketones? [18:40]

4. Do I have to count carbohydrates? [26:29]

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Nov 23, 2021
Expert Guest: Nadia Pateguana
39:32

Episode #2

In this first Expert Guest episode, Megan puts Nadia in the hot seat and asks her to share her journey to fasting.

Nadia shares what she has learned over the last 18 years working in Mozambique, Canada, and Portugal. Intermittent Fasting has completely changed the trajectory of her career from traditional, naturopathic medicine to consulting for The Fasting Method as their Women’s health expert.

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Nov 16, 2021
Fasting Q&A: Weight Loss, Keto, Salt, and More
39:44

Episode #1

In the first Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:

1. I've been fasting but not losing weight. Why is that? [01:40]

2. Do I have to do Keto in order to fast? [09:10]

3. Does ___ break a fast? [16:26]

4. Do men lose weight faster than women? [25:43]

5. How much salt do I need? [29:54]

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Nov 09, 2021
Introducing The Fasting Method Podcast
29:13

In today's episode, we share our journey from illness to being able to help the people we work with lose weight and reverse the chronic and "incurable" type 2 diabetes.

Truth be told, we started this podcast because there is so much misinformation out there about intermittent fasting. Today our team at The Fasting Method has worked with over 16,000 adults worldwide helping them achieve sustainable weight loss and improve blood glucose levels through various fasting strategies and real, whole-food nutrition principles. We believe we have a responsibility to bust these fasting myths and set the record straight.

And we're not just practioners of fasting; it's saved our lives. We've struggled with obesity, type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and fatty liver disease. We were able to take the lessons we learned throughout our own journeys and apply them, first to our clincial practice and then to our online community, and now we want to bring them to you in this podcast.

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Nov 05, 2021