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David Jockers, DNM, DC, MS
Hey, Dr. David Jockers here. And today I’m going to tell you what happens in your body when you do a 24-hour fast. What that means is when you eat a meal, let’s say you ate lunch on Wednesday at 12:00 and you finished at 1:00, and then you fast till, let’s say 12 or 1:00 the next day. So it’s in a sense, it’s one meal and roughly 23, 24-hour period. What’s happening in your body when that happens? Well, first off, for the first four to six hours or so, your body is burning the energy you took from your last meal. So the first four to six hours, you’re just breaking down the fats, the proteins, the carbohydrates, and particularly using the carbohydrates for energy. Some of the dietary fats that you consume, you’re going to use those for energy as well. The proteins you’re usually using to make new cellular complexes, new enzymes, and things like that and regenerate muscle tissue.