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RE: 10 day water-only fast completed
(08-09-2018 04:57 AM)RichieP Wrote:  Any mental benefits to fasting? Anyone experienced definite improvement in cognitive function for work, concentration, memory etc?

I do when I'm on an intermittent schedule. If I eat during the day I tend to get slow and sleepy for work - even if I eliminate carbs.

Light eating or fasting during the morning and part of the afternoon and then eating a large meal or two in the evening is my protocol. Pretty similar to the warrior diet.

I try not to eat too close to bed or else I will wake up tired since my body spent the night digesting food.

When I did my 3 day fast I had issues concentrating. That may have been relieved if I continued it or supplemented with minerals.

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08-09-2018 01:03 PM
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RE: 10 day water-only fast completed
I dont mean short term boosts, but rather any long-term significant improvements to cognitive function?

E.g. We know aerobic exercise improves memory and executive function.

When I've fasted in the past, my brain goes through all kinds of states ranging from "can barely read" to absolute clarity, to random creative tangents and realizations. But that's not necessarily an indicator of improvement to baseline.

Hopefully it's doing something useful. We know it ramps up autophagy, BDNF production, etc. I just wonder if the effect size is anywhere close to that of exercise + healthy diet, and whether it's really worth incorporating fasting long-term.
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08-14-2018 03:54 AM
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RE: 10 day water-only fast completed
Does the gallbladder suffer with such a diet?
08-19-2018 10:41 AM
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