This thread is the continuation of another started July 2014 discussing new information about insulin resistance and the fasting protocols of Dr. Jason Fung of Intensive Dietary Management. That thread has 21 months of individual experimentation and examining his blog posts and videos that helped many find a healthy fasting and eating plan suited to their lifestyle.
But now Dr. Fung has published his first book, The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss.
It is a brilliant distillation of his thoughts on insulin resistance, how that has contributed to the obesity epidemic and what you can do to overcome your insulin resistance, reverse diabetes, and lose weight. It is very well written, simple to understand, with many supporting studies. Much easier and quicker than reading back through every post on his website, or the previous 176 page thread.
** Find previous thread here: http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthre...63&page=1&pp=15
For anyone already fasting, please add your thoughts about the book and the plan to this thread from now on, maybe how you have incorporated it in your life. For anyone new, below is my overview of some basics. Others please add their favorite Fung video, blog post or insight here.
Dr. Jason Fung is a Toronto-based kidney specialist. His website is the Intensive Dietary Management program, his plan primarily to “cure diabetes naturally”. http://intensivedietarymanagement.com/blog/
The website has hours of two lecture series about Obesity and Diabetes that have information which was eye-opening, especially to the idea of fasting. Recently, he has been working with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, of DietDoctor, who has added an 8 part Fasting video course, his top lectures, and a very extensive FAQ section on the membership site (free first month). His presentations there are more polished, and in a top-quality production. http://www.dietdoctor.com/member/presentations/fung-2
The Two Big Lies about T2 Diabetes
is one of my favorite talks on both DietDoctor and his website.
“What to Eat”:
April 2014, he published his “Dietary Index” of the foods to eat. https://intensivedietarymanagement....-index-idm-2-2/
Since then, and in the book, he seems somewhat more LCHF, but his food plan in broad brush is:
“There are Five basic steps in weight loss:
1. Reduce your consumption of added sugars.
2. Reduce your consumption of refined grains.
3. Moderate your protein intake.
4. Increase your consumption of natural fats.
5. Increase your consumption of fiber and vinegar.”
“When to Eat”:
His new contribution to the Low Carb conversation is the timing of meals for weight loss, i.e. fasting. He has sample meal plans for both the 24 and 36 hour fasting protocols in his book, followed by FAQs. There is also a history of fasting and practical fasting advice; the crux of the matter or his protocol is saved for the final 35 pages. Highly recommend anyone buy the book for this part, but the fasting guidelines were previously on his website, and are saved here: https://web.archive.org/web/2014090...ient-resources/
His book is at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Obesity-Code-...t/dp/1771641258