Diet Experiment- Blood Sugars/ Fasting/ Overeating

Diet Experiment- Blood Sugars/ Fasting/ Overeating

I am by no means an expert!

Far from it!

I would like to know how my particular body functions. How hormones play a role in the way we feel, perform and behave.

For the last few weeks I have been looking more into the dieting approach of Fasting. Not so much for the weight loss but for several other reasons:

  1. Autophagy- (“self-eating”) is a detox process your body undergoes to clean out damaged cells and regenerate new ones. Supposed benefits: better immunity, increased mental focus, better memory, further offset of aged diseases

  2. Keep blood sugars low as often as possible. This is purely to prevent my body from producing insulin too often. Which can lead to metabolic disorders, inflammation, cloudy thinking, and weight gain or harder time losing weight.

  3. Prevent overeating. As a binge eater, I currently feel the need to eat all the time every few hours. I love food too much and doing a bit of self control may aid in my recovery.

My experiment will be long and have several subsets. I will start with the first and easiest questions to answer first:

1) How does my body respond to food in the form of blood sugars? and how does it respond to fasting again using blood sugars as a marker. What do these markers indicate and why are they important?

2) Will intermittent fasting aid in developing a new eating behavior that will elevate my reckless diet now current?

3) How long and how often will i need to intermittent fast to see a benefit of Autophagy for my individual body?

Each of these questions will be answered individually alongside documentation. Stay tuned!