Tracking Your Progress

This section of Data-Driven Fasting FAQs addresses the most common questions we see when people start tracking their blood sugars in pursuit of weight loss, reduction in body fat, diabetes reversal or improved body composition. 3.1 Are My Blood Glucose Levels Before or After I Eat More Important? Most people focus on limiting the rise …

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Low-Carb vs Low-Fat:  What’s Best for Weight Loss, Satiety, Nutrient Density, and Long-Term Adherence? 

Over the past half-century, the official medical recommendation for weight loss has been a low-fat diet. Most dietary guidelines tend to echo this sentiment and recommend reducing fat.  For example, the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend a meagre 20-35% of your calories from fat.  But in recent years, there has been a resurgence in …

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Optimal Amino Acid Intakes for Weight Loss, Satiety and Health

Amino acids are the smaller ‘building blocks of life’ that make up the macronutrient protein. We know from protein leverage and our satiety analysis that we continue eating until we satisfy our body’s demands for protein.  So, getting enough protein without excess energy is the most critical factor for feel fulling with fewer calories.  Unfortunately, …

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How to Break “Food Addiction” by Understanding Your Brain Chemistry

Do you ever feel ‘addicted to food’?    You may have heard that ‘sugar lights up your brain with dopamine just like cocaine’.   With that logic, it’s no wonder so many people claim they feel addicted to eating! But sugar isn’t the only thing that gives us a dopamine hit.  There are many other things that trigger …

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