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Keto Fast with Dr. Joe Mercola

By JJ Virgin

  You're in for a treat: Dr. Joe Mercola, bestselling author and founder of the world's number one natural health website, joins JJ for another episode of the JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show! Today's topic is all about Dr. Mercola's groundbreaking KetoFast protocol that combines the ketogenic diet and strategic meal timing. Listen as Dr. Mercola shares the incredible science-backed benefits of fasting, such as helping with cell repair and boosting longevity. Dr. Mercola also explains how to implement the KetoFast approach, including the ins and outs of a compressed eating window and partial fast, as well as how to figure out the types and amounts of foods you should be adding to your plate. Find out Dr. Mercola's cutting-edge tips on how to time your ketogenic meals so you can jumpstart fat burning and live a longer, healthier life!   Freebies From Today’s Episode Get Dr. Joe Mercola’s 8-Point KetoFast Summary by going to JJVirgin.com/ketofast . Main Points From Today’s Episode Research shows that 90% of people eat over 12 hours a day. Eating around the clock is a prescription for metabolic disaster! The first step of the KetoFast approach is to compress your eating window for at least 4 weeks. A compressed eating window means you're eating all of your calories within 6-8 hours. Dr. Mercola shares an eating strategy you can use twice a week to reap massive metabolic benefits. This strategy depletes the stores of sugar in your liver, triggering processes in your body that help dramatically reduce your risk of chronic, degenerative disease.   Episode Play-By-Play [2:16] Dr. Joe Mercola’s career briefing [3:11] Listener shout-out [4:15] Why you need to prepare your body before fasting [5:12] Risks of multi-day water fasting [7:01] Eating around the clock is a prescription for metabolic disaster. [7:31] Why you should close the kitchen 3 to 4 hours before bedtime [8:44] The top benefits of fasting [11:04] The first step of the KetoFast approach is to compress your eating window for at least 4 weeks. [13:09] Using lean body mass to calculate your caloric needs during a partial fast [14:00] The eating strategy you can use twice a week to reap massive metabolic benefits [14:44] How to determine the amount of carbs and protein to add to your plate [16:56] Collagen is a great support for your connective tissue. [19:06] Hunger isn’t a big issue when you’re metabolically flexible. [19:48] When you’re burning glucose for energy, you’re not able to access stored fat for fuel. [20:00] Scientific research backs up the results of fasting. [22:30] Advantages of a partial fast [23:55] Dr. Mercola’s KetoFast protocol combines the best of the latest science on fasting. [24:22] The importance of preparing your body for a fast [28:53] If you’re struggling with gas and bloating, food intolerance, or any other digestive unrest, try JJ’s Leaky Gut Support! [29:36] Listener’s question: I’m a sugar burner. How do I start burning fat for fuel? [30:13] How to tell if you’re a sugar burner [32:00] The Sugar Impact Diet walks you through how to transition from being a sugar burner to a fat burner.     Mentioned in this episode: Podcast episode: How to Reduce Oxidative Stress to Slow Aging and Protect Your Health with Dr. Joe Mercola Ketofast: Rejuvenate Your Health with a Step-by-Step Guide to Timing Your Ketogenic Meals, by Dr. Joseph Mercola JJ Virgin Leaky Gut Support Sugar Impact Diet JJ Virgin Extra Fiber Become part of JJ’s community JJ Virgin Official Facebook page JJ Virgin on Instagram JJ Virgin on YouTube

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