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The Peter Attia Drive

Jan 20, 2020

In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter answers a wide range of fasting-specific questions from subscribers. Peter starts by defining the various fasting protocols, details his own personal fasting regimen, explains his revised plan for 2020, and provides a ton of value to anyone interested in fasting. Once again, Bob Kaplan, Peter's head of research, will be asking the questions. If you’re not a subscriber and listening on a podcast player, you’ll only be able to hear a preview of the AMA.

If you’re a subscriber, you can now listen to this full episode on your private RSS feed or on our website at the AMA #11 show notes page.

We discuss:

  • Defining the various fasting protocols [1:00];
  • Why Peter plans to switch to a 3-day fast once per month in 2020 [11:00];
  • How Peter uses his CGM to gain insights into the depth of fast [13:15];
  • Peter’s supplement protocol during fasting, and why he eats a ketogenic diet leading up to a prolonged fast [17:00];
  • Peter’s exercise regimen during a fast [23:30];
  • Peter’s hunger levels during a typical 7-day fast [26:45];
  • Fasting observations—Core body temperature and thyroid hormone [30:30];
  • Fasting observations—Glucose, BHB, and hunger levels [33:15];
  • Peter’s sleep protocol during a fast [40:15];
  • Does Peter observe any differences between men and women in their ability to fast? [47:00];
  • How Peter prefers to break a long fast [50:15];
  • Importance of community support while fasting, and is there a perfect fasting protocol? [52:00]; and
  • More.

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