Dr. Jason Fung about the “fad of fasting”

Why is fasting good? How can it be a great treatment for diabetes and obesity? And why is the advice to “snack all day long” outdated and misguided?

There’s nobody who’s better at explaining this in simple terms than Dr. Jason Fung. Here’s a new interview by Ivor Cummins.

The Fat Emperor: Dr. Jason Fung and Fat Emperor – ‘The Fad of Fasting’

Part two of the interview:

Part two of the interview

Dr. Jason Fung also held a presentation at the recent Low Carb USA-conference in San Diego, which will be available soon on the membership pages. Update: Here it is.


Intermittent Fasting for Beginners

Earlier with the Fat Emperor

RD Dikeman on Why People With Type 1 Diabetes Should Avoid the Disastrous High-Carb Diet

Interview with Low-Carb Doctor David Unwind

The Cause of Heart Disease – and the Tests That Can Save Your Life

Video with the Fat Emperor

The Engineer Who Knows More Than Your Doctor – Interview with Ivor Cummins

Videos with Dr. Jason Fung

  • Part 8 of Dr. Jason Fung's diabetes course
  • The essential problem with type 2 diabetes
  • The 2 big lies of type 2 diabetes
  • The cause of obesity

One comment

  1. Eddie
    When first diagnosed with Diabetes (supposed T1 LADA per my Endo) over two years ago, I started to make lower carb sweet alternatives, such as muffins and cakes with almond flour and small amounts of sweetener such as honey or maple syrup. I used these treats as snacks in between breakfast, lunch and dinner! While this strategy certainly helped to slowly get my off sucrose and other sugars, it still obviously was increasing my BG levels.

    In the last 12 months or so, I have moved to the stricter low carb diet outlined on this site and other resources such as the Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Diet and the results on my BG levels are fantastic! My last HBA1c result in June 2016 was 5.5% and in the last two months I have taken zero Bolus or Basal insulin with regual BG values between 4.0 - 7.0 mmol. Looking forward to my next HBA1c check in two weeks, I expect the it to be <5.5%. Also, since moving to this stricter low carb approach, I have no requirement for snacking between meals because I am not hungry at ALL! I typically get hungry 6 hours after each meal, but I can go without a meal if needed (of course because I am not taking any insulin at the moment). Some days I do the 16:8 intermittent fasting, but most days I do 12:12 with 3 meals, mainly because I still love good food and I go to the gym 4-5 times per week.

    Love the talk and this approach is definitely working for me!

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