It’s time to celebrate the fantastic results of the participants in our 19th round of the Data-Driven Fasting Challenge!
The Data-Driven Fasting Challenge ran from Saturday, 5 November to 4 December 2022 and was again full of outstanding achievements!
The Data-Driven Fasting app works as a dashboard for your metabolism, enabling you to monitor and manage the most critical parameters for answering the most vital questions in nutrition:
- ‘When should I eat?’ and
- ‘What should I eat?’
Once you learn to manage your blood glucose before you eat, everything else falls into place.
The image below from June’s DDF app shows her awesome progress over two rounds of the DDF Challenge.
The table below shows the weight loss leaderboard (ranked by % weight loss). As you can see, there was some tremendous weight loss in just four short weeks!
It’s all the more fun to get to do it in a supportive community, with everyone on the same journey.
Premeal Blood Glucose
While most people focus on their glucose after they eat, managing your pre-meal blood is the best way to guide your weight loss journey. The following table shows the change in premeal glucose over the four weeks!
Some people with elevated glucose see their blood sugars fall quickly. However, you don’t have to decrease your glucose that much to make progress. Instead, it’s all about chipping away at your premeal trigger, learning to wait until you’re hungry and need to refuel.
As the participants in the DDF Challenge learn to manage their pre-meal blood glucose, their weight, waist, post-meal, and waking glucose fall into place.
It’s exciting to see so many people quickly move from the prediabetes range to healthy normal blood glucose!
In a world awash with Type-2 Diabetes and metabolic syndrome, we’re thrilled to see many people see such massive improvements in waking glucose.
As people chase a lower premeal glucose, their post-meal glucose follows. The table below shows the change in after-meal glucose levels from before and after the four-week challenge.
In the challenge, we initially guide people to dial back their intake of refined carbohydrates if their blood glucose rises by more than 30 mg/dL (1.6 mmol/L) after meals. This prevents excessive hunger due to reactive hypoglycaemia when blood glucose crashes.
But as you can see from the survey below, many people coming from a lower-carb background already have great post-meal glucose numbers. So once most of your premeal glucose levels are in the normal healthy range, you can get on with chasing your premeal trigger.
The magic happens when we drain our stored glucose, glycogen, and fat. This will leave you plenty of room to store the food you eat and allow you to dip into your stored energy reserves (i.e., body fat) for fuel. At this point, the rise in glucose after you eat drops to normal healthy levels.
Finally, the table below shows the change in body fat across the four weeks, with some fantastic results. Again, managing your premeal glucose guides you to draw down the excess glucose and body fat in your system and address the root cause of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
Thanks again to all who participated in the November 2022 Data-Driven Fasting Challenge. Way to go, and we hope to see you at another challenge soon to continue your journey!
If you’re interested, we’d love you to join us in a future challenge. Our next round starts on 7 January 2023!
To learn more about Data-Driven Fasting. You can check out the links below.
- Data-Driven Fasting Challenge
- Data-Driven Fasting: How to Use Your Blood Glucose as a Fuel Gauge
- Get the DDF Manual
- QuickStart Guide
- The DDF app
- Join Our Community
- Frequently Asked Questions