Fasting Section


 Skip a meal, eat once a day, do not eat for a day, do multi-day fasts ... there are a lot of fasting options.   Extended fasting is the quickest way to get into fat burning mode.  It also promotes autophagy, a process in which your body devours cells or parts of cells that have passed their best before date.  After the fast ends your body makes new and improved cells and you end up healthier.

Fasting: a nice short summary

Again I have started a section with a "What I've Learned Video".  A good presentation on fasting to start things off.

Caryn Zinn on Fasting

A good video on fat and fasting.

Eating Once A Day

Time restricted eating is a type of fasting.


The benefits of fasting ... the body cleans house.  This research won a Nobel prize in 2015.

Valter Longo: The short Presentation

Valter is a world expert on aging and the benefits of fasting.  Now you know why I try to do a multiday fast 3 or 4 times a year.

Valter Longo: The Longer Presentation

This video is a longer version of the one that is above.  It can get technical in places but is a good summary of what he has done.

Valter Longo: A good discussion of his work.

I have this discussion saved as a podcast on my iPhone.  Good listening on a nice walk.

Mark Mattson: Why Fasting Bolsters Brain Power

Mark is chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging. 

The Man Who Fasted For 383 Days

  • This paper talks about a man who did a medically supervised fast for 382 days and lost 276 pounds in the process.

382 day fast (pdf)


Guido Kroemer: Autophagy

This video get pretty technical in places.