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- Know when fat burning begins during fasting
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- Discover when cellular healing intensifies during fasting
- This video is part of the Fasting & Longevity Summit
David Jockers, DNM, DC, MS
Hey, Dr. David Jockers here. Today we’re talking about the top three reasons to do intermittent fasting. Number one is fat burning. When your body, see at normally your body’s either burning sugar or burning fat. If we’re continually eating, particularly if we’re eating higher amounts of carbohydrates, then our body is going to be focused on burning sugar as its kind of primary fuel. And it will also burn fat but to a lesser extent. When we start going for a longer period of time without food then our blood sugar starts to drop. We start using up sugar that’s in our liver, that’s in our muscles. We call that glycogen stored sugar. We use that for energy and then once that gets to a certain threshold our body says, okay, we need to start burning our fat. Our fat is, you know, like our bank reserve, right? So we’re now dipping into our savings account.