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Lose Fat with Dr Pat: Food Addiction, Fasting and Freedom

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Let's talk about obesity and diabetes.  

Food Addiction and Fasting

Myths of Fasting

Types of Fasting

Type 2 Diabetes

-Insulin, obesity and insulin resistance

-Fructose and hyperinsulinemia

-Fatty Liver 

Myths of Fasting: 

  1. Fasting will make you lose muscle/burn protein

  2. The brain needs glucose to function

  3. Fasting puts you in starvation mode/lowers basal metabolism

  4. Fasting will overwhelm you with hunger

  5. Fasting causes overeating when you resume feeding

  6. Fasting deprives the body of nutrients

  7. Fasting causes hypoglycemia

  8. It’s just crazy


Fasting: A practical guide: 

  1. What can I take on fasting days?

  2. I get hungry when I fast, what can I do? 

  3. I’m addicted to bread or pop, or sugar, what can I do?


Four Steps to Treating Diabetes

(Stop putting sugar in and burn remaining sugar off)

  1. Avoid Fructose

  2. Reduce refined carbohydrates and enjoy natural fats

  3. Eat real food

  4. Fast


Addiction to Food

  1.  Metabolic drive - avoiding hypoglycemia

  2.  Dopamine deficiency getting high(er)

  3.  Morphine receptors in brain- gliaden and glucose

  4.  Centers for obsessive thoughts and behaviors- caudate nuclei

  5.  Habit(s)

Insulin, hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, fructose, fatty liver, diabesity


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