New Study on Fasting

Kind of cool that research is backing what I’ve been teaching in Kinobody for a long time.

A new study just got published 4 days ago.

The title:

Fewer Meals May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

Here’s the intro:

“When intermittent fasting became all the rage among Hollywood celebrities, skeptics balked at the idea of skipping meals. But new research suggests the celebs might not have been that far off. The review found that a specific type of restricted eating may reduce the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health. Known as time-restricted eating.”

I started intermittent fasting in 2008.

So it’s been about 15 years.

Time-restricted eating simply makes sense.

If you always have food or “food energy” in your system, you never access stored body fat.

You want to have periods of time when you are running on empty.

When you have to access your fuel reserves…

Your stored body fat.

People are terrified of hunger for some reason.

To me, hunger is the best thing ever because this is when the body fat is getting released and burned for fuel.

Bring it on!

When I’m hungry, I also feel energized.

Not giving in to hunger also builds up your self-discipline.

And when you let yourself get a little hungry each day, you can completely transform your body in 6 months.

What is funny is that it’s now trendy to use cold showers to build discipline and mental toughness.

I guess it could work.

I’m not saying it’s a bad thing…

But you can do the same thing by pushing your first meal back.

Letting yourself get hungry for a few hours.

Fasting builds self-discipline while burning body fat.

The cold shower thing doesn’t have as many tangible benefits.

Okay, back to that study…

I’ll list some of the findings.

  • Fasting for 12 to 14 hours may reduce the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes and improve overall health.
  •  Time-restricted eating can help regulate hormones responsible for appetite regulation and energy levels.
  • Time-restricted eating can lower insulin and glucose levels, and improve insulin resistance and brain health.
  • Time-restricted eating can positively impact the gut microbiome, potentially reducing inflammation and metabolic disorders.

They made one final point that really stood out to me.

There isn’t any need to do those 48-72 hour fasts that have become trendy over the past few years.

“The researchers found that other types of restricted eating, such as fasting for days on end, provided few benefits.”

There’s no additional benefit to fasting for days.


Here’s a tip to make fasting much more effortless.

Mix a glass of Octane in cold water several hours after waking up.

I know some guys will drink this shortly after waking up for energy.

That is one way of doing this.

But I prefer to drink Octane right as hunger begins (it works so well as an appetite suppressant).

Here’s how I do it.

  • 1 cup of coffee 1-2 hours after waking up
  • Octane 1-2 hours after that
  • 1 more cup of coffee 1-2 hours after that

On days I’m lifting weights, I’ll do it after Octane or that final coffee for the day.

Caffeine in coffee reactivates the L-theanine in the Octane.

Even if you drink that coffee several hours later.

Give this a shot.

Octane + Time-restricted eating.

This is a potent combo for getting shredded.

Talk Soon,

Greg O’Gallagher

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