A highlight from What's the deal with intermittent fasting?


A production of iHeartRadio. Hey, and welcome to the podcast. I'm Josh, and there's Chuck, and Jerry's here too. And this is Stuff You Should Know. I can't believe how good you've gotten at this after 15 years. Oh, yeah. Thank you. Thank you. It's amazing. I've had a lot of practice. Pull something like that out here. 16 years in, 15, whatever it is. Sure. I mean, I'm full of surprises, I like to think. Speaking of surprises, we want to issue a little COA right off the bat here. Good idea. And a little trigger warning. This topic is about intermittent fasting. And, you know, there's just a lot of baggage wrapped up anytime you're talking weight loss and techniques diet and especially fasting. If you've ever struggled with disordered eating, fasting can be very problematic, obviously, even intermittently. And there's just a lot of emotion and feelings wrapped up in all this stuff. So we just want to let people know if the title didn't give it away. We're going to talk about the ins and outs and the science of intermittent fasting. Yeah. I've had disordered eating pretty much my whole life. And when I tried intermittent fasting, it really set it off. Oh, really? Interesting. Yeah, for sure. Unfortunately. And I also noticed I kind of plateaued really quickly because I was using it to lose weight. But one of the things I didn't realize, Chuck, is that I guess I did kind of realize it, but it's not at the forefront of your mind that there's a lot of other reasons besides weight loss that people engage in intermittent fasting. Based on some studies that have come down the pike over the last couple of decades, and especially the last decade, that show it's quite conceivable that if you engage in intermittent fasting for a prolonged period of time, all sorts of health markers, like blood cholesterol, blood sugar, insulin resistance, all this stuff, can really improve. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

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