episode #172

Metabolic Flexibility and Intuitive Fasting With Dr. Will Cole



Understanding how to gain metabolic flexibility and food peace through intuitive fasting. What are some warning signs for blood sugar and insulin dysregulation, common types of fasts such as OMAD and time-restricted eating, and how to approach fasting as a woman. We also discuss Will’s fasting protocol to build up fasting tolerance, how to use strategic carbohydrates for cycling, and fasting with exercise.

Intuitive Fasting Quiz: https://drwillcole.com/intuitive-fasting-quiz

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Episode Overview:

  • 10:00 Introducing Will
  • 14:37 The Philosophy Behind Intuitive Fasting and Eating
  • 24:14 Defining Metabolic Flexibility
  • 28:35 The Bio-Individuality of Ketosis
  • 34:00 Auto-immunity and Ketosis
  • 37:03 Signs Insulin and Glucose Dysregulation
  • 40:30 Will’s 4 Week Fasting Protocol
  • 51:40 Differences Of Gender In Fasting
  • 59:05 Clean Carbohydrates
  • 1:01:24 What Breaks A Fast?
  • 1:05:00 Exercise And Fasting
  • 1:08:16 Psychological and Spiritual Benefits Of Fasting
  • 1:15:15 Will’s Fasting Regimen
  • 1:17:30 Conclusion


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