This is a summary of my results from six months of following an alternate day fasting regimen. I'm just an average middle-aged dad-bodied schlub with limited willpower who has made serious mistakes, yet fasting has (so far) produced terrific outcomes and insights I want to share with you. Please Like, Subscribe & Share!
Nothing in this video should be taken as medical advice or recommendation. I'm not a doctor, biologist, or nutritionist: I'm just a fat guy. You are entirely responsible for your own health and decisions.
Reach out to Steve at [email protected]
My 1st video, Intro to Alternate-Day Fasting: https://youtu.be/Dy8S2-wkBno
My 10-Day Extended Fast Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLukVmum2HgH-3zvRoGkT8tn1vxb_Cy2Ew
Eric Berg’s video on Understanding Insulin Resistance and What You Can Do About It: https://youtu.be/iTjDi2ZO0n8N
On your fast days is water only fast, not anything fast, simply reduced calorie fast? Which is it and what is the most effective? I think I could do the water only every other day fast. I'm 43, 5'10" 265lb. Worst shape of my life. I'm miserable.
I’m a type 2 diabetic, I’m legally blind, 5ve year recovery from 3 strokes witch led to me being on Dialysis 3x a week and 45 almost 46 But I have been intermittent fasting for the past 13 or 14 months, an now one meal a day and my body feels better my Treatment’s go a lot better my A1c has been 5.9-6.1 for the past 2yrs I have spring in my getting up now I’ve maintained a weight of 225-230 for the past 3yrs down from 280lbs at the date of the Stroke but I wanna get off another 45lbs
From one schlub to another, great job. Lost 40 in 100 days, mostly keto and some IF, but vlogged my transformation as well with before and after montage. It's good to watch from time to time to relive the journey.
Great video. I wanted to make a video one say similar to yours but wanted to loose some more weight first. I lost over 43lbs from mid February and now it's July. I started with intermittent fasting 12 hrs a day. Then I started Keto. Now I fast 16 hour fasting. But the idea of fasting every other day sounds doable for me now. I found that after switching to 16 hour fasting, I only eat 2 meals a day. Less than 2k calories. I use to have a very serious sweet tooth. Now I eat strawberries and raspberries if I want a snack. The one guilty thing I drink is flavored water packets that contain aspertine which doesn't take me out of ketosis or once in a blue Pepsi zero. (again aspertine). My scale died on me a long time before I started trying my new way of eating. The last time I weighed myself with my old scsle was 285lbs. I know I was eating worse since but didn't care to buy another scale. When I started eating healthy and fasting, I noticed I needed new pants and brought a new scale. Now I weight 243. My goal is 30 more lbs. I don't expect the next 30 to go as fast. It will take time. Last thing.... Now I know so much more, after reading and watching great videos on YouTube, even when I reach my goal, I will not go back to eating like I use to. Everything I'm doing now is sustainable. Thanks for your video.
Dude! You rock! Your story will undoubtedly prove to be an inspiration for countless others! You may make some big pharma shareholders a bit upset, however. How can pharma companies make money on diabetes medications if you can reverse metabolic syndrome by simply not eating? :)
I told myself clearly im fat and I feel uncomfortable when I eat to the point of almost puking, but it feels normal because It’s all I know.. fasting feels uncomfortable because it’s new. & that is what has kept me going! I’m officially 3 days into my fast.
Alternate Day Faster, I like your heart, spirit and your genuineness. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I pray that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continues to bless your journey. I practice IF also, and yes it is working for me. Thank you for being a regular guy(dude) with a great testimony.
Wow, I just came to this video probably because I watched doctor birds videos.
Everything you said, all of the issues you had describe me with precision point accuracy.
I am going to do this in the same way you did it. Beforehand I just wanted to say thank you for making this video and sharing this with both of us out there you need help! Thanks!
I'm currently intermittent fasting (16/8). For the most part it works, as long as I don't binge during my eating window. I also like the idea of this alternate DAY ON--DAY OFF method. I hear so much of myself in your video! This was exactly the kind of testimonial I needed to hear. Believe me--I'm 48 and still struggling with my weight. Love that T-SHIRT btw!👌
When it comes to your eating days load up on the water. Well water or filteres water. Also look into natural foods real foods not man made foods.. no sugar no carbs . Ive lost 20 pounds in 8 day and counting. Averaging 2 2.5 pounds lost a day.. .. those eating days will slow you down if you're still eating horrible foods. You can easily eat 2 or 3 days worth of food in 1 day if you're eating the wrong food..
I have lost 17lbs in 3 weeks. Thank you! I just accidentally ran into this video a month ago and it intrigued me. I decided to try it and it works. I hope you upload another video soon. It's been a year since your last video upload. Thanks again man!
Congratulations!!!!!! 👏👏. Could you tell me what you did to get such great results please? Did you follow a food plan on your eating days? Did you exercise as well? Did you eat bread pasta or it them out completely ? Thanks
I hate to sound stupid, but are you eating every 48 hours? one point you said eating whatever for one meal, next day less than 500 cal usually a salad..... now you are doing keto. for me since Nov '18 I have done 4 60 plus hour water fasts, eat keto not real clean yet, but a couple of weeks lean towards keto vegan....very hard. I was just feeling so yucky with all the meat and fat, oh by the way down 19 pounds, hmmm in 7 months; not right need to lose 100..... this week was a effit week, gained 8. so net 11. I have followed dr berg for 3 years, even 2 years on his special page.... anyway.... grrrrr congrats on your success just so sick of seeing all the success stories, happy for ya all but calling BS for me. just watched a guy who lost 200 pounds in 1 year + 9 days
I’m doing IF 15/9 and it’s done wonders for my appetite and sugar/carb cravings. I also started to incorporate a lot of dark green leafy veggies, cut out 99% of refined sugars and 95% of refined carbs from my diet. I have insulin resistance (check out of the symptoms), high BP 167/100, swollen ankles, back pain (from belly weight), headaches, severe fatigue, allergies. I’ve been doing this for 2 1/2 weeks. My BP last time I checked was 128/90 (still high but getting there), my headaches are gone, allergies severely reduced, swelling in ankles is almost gone, my back doesn’t hurt to sit down and stand up. I don’t know how many lbs I’ve lost b/c I don’t weigh myself but my clothes are fitting more loosely. I have sudden spurts of energy. I do highly suggest fasting but I also highly suggest adding a lot of healthy veg into your diet. That’s when the sugar cravings will start to be curbed. Be patient with yourself. Losing weight goes against your body’s biology. It’s a journey that needs to be done slowly but steadfastly. Accept where you are and that everyone has a starting point. Don’t be afraid to fail, because you will, but every day is a new chance to make better decisions. ❤️
it took me going thru every diet there is on earth to realize that fasting is the key. lost 15 in 28 days.. I feel more clear thinking and so great now.. more to go but on my way. thank you for your video
Heres the truth. "NORMAL" PEOPLE . What u think about working out probably aint. U have to get your heart rate up in zones
U can 100miles if your heart is in a certain rate u wont loose anything. But mass. And some fat
Thats y u remain fat skinny
When your in the gym u need to build.muscle. . Not eating a day or two isnt going to help . Stop trying for the easy way out
Thanks for laying it out, Steve. I'm a little like you in that I started about 315 and now am down about 15 pounds. (6 foot 3) I also checked on the details of fasting after I began, but I read and saw a lot about the KETO eating plan. For me, and I've done something like this before, avoiding carbs such as breads and avoiding sweets works wonders for me. Now when I go past candy bars in a store, I'm not tempted at all. In fact, if I were to eat one I'd feel icky/ odd. My goal is 250 and to me that would be great and I hope sustainable. I can tell my mental alertness is better after eating better and doing the fasting, mostly 16-8.
Wow!!! It’s like hearing my story. Except for my tremors and weakness turned into seizures. I had this problem since a child. I never had my reproductive system to work right from the beginning, diagnosed years later as PCOS. But I have lost nearly 50lbs in a rather short period of time through Keto and intermittent fasting. Then extended fasting (but those were for spiritual reasons). I enjoyed your story. Thanks for sharing.
Like to clarify. I didn’t have seizures as a kid but symptoms of what I know now as insulin resistance. Diabetes run extremely high in my family. I think I am high sensitive to carbs. We didn’t have a lot of junk food growing up. But because we were poor trying to stretch a dollar we ate a lot of rice, beans, bread, pasta and potatoes.
Brother this is exactly the same reasoning I started my blog site and uploading more on YouTube. Congrats! I am down almost 100 in a year from fasting and am now diving into more prolonged periods of fasting. I've been doing the 16:8 daily the past year and it's been amazing.
I was inspired by your video. I'm 6'1 and usually fluctuate anywhere between 225 and 230 pounds. I don't really consider myself to be fat but I do eat and drink what I want when I want which has resulted in me having a bit of a gut. Oh, and I'm 47 years old. I'm gonna give this alternate day fasting a try and see what kinda results I can achieve.
Thanks for Your Honesty, How Very Refreshing, & insperational :)
And Kudos , You've Got This incontrol :)
I'm in Servea Pain with MS in My Spine, & Needing One Of My Hips Replacing, However My Energy Levels Are Low Due To The Morphine i Must Take 3~4 Times A Day, "AM HONEST NO BS",
But Tomorrow Am Starting My 1st Day Fasting, "But i Do HAVE To Eat Alittle Due To My Medications" , i Think My Doctor Would DEFINITELY Hospitalise Me if i Stopped Eating While Taking Medication, So Shhhh :)
Am NOT Going To Be Stupid, Am Going To Be SMART & Take it Gentley,
So Please Wish Me Luck,
Best Of Luck To You, i Know You Can Do it, & i Am Pretty Sure i Can Too :) Thanks Again for Sharing :)
It's also very expensive to be fat, I had five suits in my closet that I can't use anymore, they're all from different stages in my life, all of them a different size, now I have to buy another one! There's also 2/3 of my closet that I can't wear anymore, it's exasperating.
Hello. I've been off my asthma meds for years after increasing my water intake to 3 liters to a gallon I found my breathing was so clear that I was forgetting my asthma meds until I was off of the pills. Part of it could be that I'm in Texas now instead of Arkansas but for a couple of years I still required asthma meds while living in Tx. I was so surprised at how my breathing improved from the water increase that I googled does water cure asthma and came across a website that detailed all of the ailments people can have from not enough water. I also found mixing about a Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water daily helps allergies. No doctor ever asked me about my water intake but there focus is prescribing meds.
Thanks for the input.
I had fasted religiously with 20 lbs off in a short time.
The only problem which stopped me from fasting is my sleep. I lost my sleep and didn’t know how to fix it.
To get my sleep back, I had to slip back to eat lots of food 3-4 times a day.
I ended up in gaining weight back.
Please let me know how to fix this sleep problem while doing fasting.
I love to fast. It has done miracles as was told with the sleep issue caveat.
Please guide me.
Thanks very much,
thank you so much for sharing. It's hard to do an expose like this I think because you can worry about the people that know you and what they might think. But by sharing you've really helped me, someone you don't know. But thank you very much
I have realized over the last year that I am rarely Hungry, but I often am Craving something really tasty. And that tasty, delicious stuff causes you to eat enough of it to actually feed 3 - 5 people! Never hungry, always craving! So now it seems I am going to enjoy and realize how easy it is to fast and get healthy by reminding myself I am not hungry or starving ever. I think a tattoo, which I am against, might be good right on the top of my hands - YOU ARE NOT HUNGRY FOOL !
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