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What's a good fasting setup/schedule to maximize autofagi?


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#1 illerrre

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:22 PM

Hi guys,


For half a year or so I've been trying to stick to 18 hours of fasting. I'm not managing it every day, but would say that I'm breaking the fast two days a week.


Anyhow, I've heard that 18 hours a day may not be enough to actually benefit much from increased autophagy. Is this true? 


If it is, do you guys recommend any schedule that would good be to reap the benefits of increased autophagy?

I'm thinking like doing 36 hours of fasting once or twice a week instead of the 18 hours or combine the 18 hours with one or two days of 36 hours.

What do you think?

Edited by illerrre, 14 July 2019 - 04:27 PM.

#2 tunt01

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 06:56 PM

18-20 hours daily fasting.  exercise at the end of the fast.


continuous fast 4-5 days once per month.

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 08:49 PM

1 year fast maybe 

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#4 Bruce Klein

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 11:06 PM

Quite a bit depends on your diet... if ketogenic, you'll benefit much sooner. 


There are a number of worthwhile videos explaining this issue, but the following is probably up there in terms of quality of information - by Dr Stan Ekberg. 


I've started the video as the point where he explains when Autophagy likely starts ramping up: 



#5 BieraK

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:30 PM

As I know the best fasting schedules:
-5 days or more of a fasting mimicking diet (yes, a diet that makes your body believe you are in fasting mode) developed by Valter Longo


-5:2 diet, so two days in the week you take very low calories from IDK because I have never done, but you could read about this, looks at the books from Michael Mosley. The diet was developed by Michelle Harvie

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