Angela discusses the benefits and misconceptions surrounding fasting, beginning by explaining why someone might consider fasting, such as flipping the metabolic switch from using glucose to ketones as fuel, increasing energy levels, improving brain cognition, in weight loss.
Angela discusses the benefits and misconceptions surrounding fasting, beginning by explaining why someone might consider fasting, such as flipping the metabolic switch from using glucose to ketones as fuel, increasing energy levels, improving brain cognition, and aiding in weight loss.
Angela also talks about the fact that fasting can help preserve muscle and enhance autophagy, the cellular recycling process.
"Many of the benefits that you've probably heard across social media are things like you're going to have higher energy, you're going to feel like you get better brain cognition and mental focus."
"Fasting in general is going to work probably better for women who have a lot of excess calories that they need to lose. They have a lot of stored calories in their body that they can tap into."
"In men, we saw a positive impact in LDL cholesterol. In women, we saw no shift in LDL cholesterol."
"There was minimal to no effect on autophagy, and there was what we call enhanced sympathetic activity."
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