Fasting and the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem August 7, 2019 100 By William Morgan Hello everyoneDid you know nnly HALF the insulin your body makes each day is made because of the food you eat.What about the other 50%? You’ve changed the food, but you’re not seeingthe results you hoped for. If that’s you, then let me tell you about The 50% PercentInsulin Problem and what you can do about it.Hello, this is old Butter Bob Briggs, I lost 145 pounds and made a video about howI did it called “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off”and you can watch that here on my Youtube channel.But, in this video I want to talk to you about how HALF the insulin your body makes, andyes I said HALF the insulin, fifty percent of the daily insulin your body produces hasnothing to do with the food you eat. I call this The Fifty Percent Insulin Problem.Look, everyone in the low carb community understands if you eat a high carb meal, or a snack cake,or even worse, one of those big belly washing soft drinks, your insulin will go WAY UP fast.The message seems so simple. Carbs drive insulin and insulin drives obesity.Cut the carbs, reduce the insulin and lose the weight.Such a simple message, but is that the whole story?The idea that carbs increase insulin is true, and for some simply cutting the carbs theyeat is enough to solve their problem. But for others, maybe even for you, this mightnot be enough, because HALF your insulin problem is not an eating problem.So changing what you eat alone, might not be enough to reverse it.You might need to an add another strategy. In this video I want you to see a side ofthis insulin problem that isn’t very well known.I call this the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem I want to very quickly, show you a study thatwill explain what this problem is. Below you can see the name of the studyIn this study they looked at insulin levelsthroughout the day in a group of people, half the people were fat, the other half thin.They tested these people’s insulin after 10 hours of sleeping and not eating and cameup with the lowest level of constant insulin these people always have in their system,they called this the “Basal insulin secretion rate”, but I’m going to call it their “FastingInsulin” because whenever you see this number in a study, they call it the “fasting insulin”.In other words, this fasting insulin number is a marker that tells us the minimum constantlevel of insulin that’s always circulating in your blood regardless of whether you’reeating or not eating, it’s always there. You see, your body releases a certain amountof insulin all day long, it happens while you’re eating and even when you’re not eating,even when you’re sleeping, and how high or how low this constant minimum level of insulinis, can best be tested after an overnight fast.This fasting insulin level could be thought of as the floor or the lowest constant levelof insulin, while your level after eating could be thought of as jumping up to the ceiling,or the highest temporary level. We all know our insulin jumps up to the ceilinga few times a day but these high levels are temporary and they depend on what we’ve beeneating. On the other hand, the fasting level of insulinis constantly present, like the floor, it is the ground you stand on all the time.And this constant background level of insulin, this floor you stand on, this fasting insulin,tends to be much higher for fat people than for thin people.Now here’s the reason I’m telling you about this stuff.They tested the day’s total insulin to see what percentage of it happened after eatingand what percentage of it was this constant background amount.And do you know what they found? They found that this constant background levelof insulin, this floor that your insulin never goes below, represented between 45 to 50%of the TOTAL insulin you produce each day. About HALF of the insulin you produce eachday is this constant background pool of insulin you always have circulating, regardless ofwhether you’re eating or not. Fifty Percent of the insulin released eachday is released as a constant background level, regardless of how fat or how thin you are.This Fifty Percent Insulin Problem is happening all through the day and this is not dependenton what you’re eating. The skinny people had a lower constant backgroundlevel, they had a lower floor, on average, but this was still about HALF of the insulinthey produced each day. The fat people had a higher constant backgroundlevel, on average, but this was still about HALF of the insulin they produced each day.This is the fifty percent insulin problem. And if HALF of your daily insulin is higherthan it should be, and it probably is, if you’re fat around the middle, then HALF theproblem you have with insulin is not caused by what you eat alone.And if HALF the insulin you produce is not caused by the food you eat, then simply changingyour food alone may not be enough to fix this problem.And I think that many people who have not been successful losing weight with a low carbdiet alone, have found this out the hard way. If this 50% insulin problem is not relatedto food, what is it related to? The answer is –It is directly associated with how fat you are.As you can see from these graphs from several other studies, the fatter you are, the higheryour fasting insulin level. The higher your fasting insulin level, themore background insulin you have all day long. And the sad news is this, some people havehigher insulin even when they are NOT EATING, than normal people have AFTER they eat.Just look at this graph from the work of Dr. Joseph Kraft.These people have a fasting insulin rate that is HIGHER than normal people have, EVEN AFTERthey eat. Is it any wonder why some people find losingweight almost impossible even on a low carb diet?Especially if they try to solve their 50% insulin problem by changing what they eatalone, but not changing when they eat, and we’ll talk about that more in a couple minutes.As you’ll see before the end of this video, changing when you eat is MORE effective atattacking this 50% insulin problem, than changing what you eat alone.This Fifty Percent Insulin Problem happens all the time, but as we’re about to see, thehigher that background insulin is, the higher your insulin goes after eating.So even though the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem is not about food, it does effect how highyour insulin spikes after you eat.As you’ll see, in this study published manyyears before the one we just talked about, they found your insulin levels after you eatare likely to rise 5 to 7 times higher, by one hour after eating, than whatever yourfasting insulin level was. If you’re diabetic or prediabetic the spikeis likely to come two hours after eating. They found whatever your fasting insulin numberis, after you eat, your body will release an amount of insulin an average of 5 to 7times higher than whatever that level of constant background insulin is.Remember these are averages, for some the spike could be much higher or a little lower.But the important thing to remember is this – the spike in insulin after you eat is basedon how high or how low your fasting insulin levels are.To make this a little more clear, let’s look at an example with some real numbers.If a person has a fasting insulin level of say 8 microunits.After that person eats, their insulin will spike an average of 5 to 7 times higher.Their AFTER eating insulin will rise to an average level of between 45 to 56 microunits,which is within the normal range. They ate a meal, but because their fastinginsulin number was fairly low, their after eating numbers stayed in the fairly normalrange. But lets say a person had a high fasting insulinlevel of 30 microunits. First, that person is likely to be fat if they have a numberthat high, and so, after that fat person with a fasting number of 30 eats the SAME mealthe skinny person ate, their insulin would rise to 150 to 210 microunits, which is 5to 7 times higher than that fat person’s fasting insulin number, but more than that, it isis 3 times higher than the skinny persons, who just ate the exact same food.Both people ate the same meal, but the higher the constant background insulin, or what we’recalling the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem, the higher their insulin spiked after eating.Both of these people had a spike after eating, which is normal, but because the 50% insulinproblem was much higher in the fat person, their insulin jumped to a level three timeshigher than the thin person’s who ate the same food that they did.By the way, I found this to be true for myself when I took an insulin/glucose tolerance testin October of 2015. Since being normal weight, I have a fasting insulin level of about 3microunits and after taking a glucose test my insulin level rose to 18 which is abouta 6 fold increase. Then by the third hour I was back down to the 3 microunits of myfasting insulin level. Let’s sum up what we know:Some foods like carbs and lean processed protein, like whey protein powders, cause your insulinto go very high after eating, but this insulin only amounts to 50% of your insulin problem.What you eat determines this number, so when you eat low carb, you keep this number lower.The other 50% of your daily insulin is associated with how fat you are.It is an insulin problem and the best way to solve it is to periodically hold insulinvery very low, as low as possible and this low insulin will allow us to begin burningup that extra body fat around your belly, your butt and your chinny, chin chins.The association between how fat you are and how high your constant background insulinlevels are, could be pictured as an internal fat thermostat which has been called the “bodyset weight”. In other words, the higher the fasting insulinlevel, that constant background insulin that we’ve been talking about, then however highor low that rate is, will determine how high your insulin spikes after eating.All these things are like a thermostat, a thermostat that sets how much fat the bodyholds onto. The more insulin, the higher the body “sets”your fat weight thermostat. If insulin levels cause the body to set theamount of fat you carry to a certain level, then the question becomes, could you turndown that thermostat by lowering and keeping low your constant background insulin levels?I think the obvious answer is YES. And if you want to turn down this thermostat,you need use the most effective strategy you can find to get insulin down as low as possibleand hold it there as often as possible. And when I say as often as possible, I’m talkingabout adding an element of TIMING to the Low Carb idea.The Low Carb idea is about what to eat and what not to eat to keep insulin low, but whatI’m talking about is not about what to eat, it is about the TIMING of eating.Not eating for a period of time, even a short period like 16 to 24 hours, is very effectiveat lowering insulin. A Short Fast actually lowers insulin BETTERthan Low Carb and it’s cheap, it’s simple and best of all, not eating for short periodsof time is NATURE’S way to balance the books. Low Carb High Fat is great because in manyways, it imitates fasting, and Low Carb is very effective at lowering insulin.But fasting is the real deal, because any eating raises insulin, no matter what youeat. Low Carb foods are great at keeping the aftereating insulin spike lower, but a short 16 to 24 hour fast is fifty percent more effectivethan even Low Carb at lowering insulin. And the most sustainable strategy you can takeis – combining them into a two front attack on your problem, low carb high fat eating,combined with and followed by, fasting for short 16 to 24 hours periods is powerful.So what does fasting do? Fasting 24 hours every other day has beenshown to increase how sensitive your body is to insulin.Being more sensitive to something is easily understood by thinking of how alcohol effectsyou, if you aren’t used to drinking. Just one or two drinks and you’ll really feel it.The same for insulin, if you become more sensitive, then a little insulin will do the job it takesa lot to do now. If your body is more sensitive, then you needless insulin to get the same job done. In the short time of just 22 days of fastingevery other day, people became SEVEN times more sensitive to insulin.Seven times more sensitive. Just fasting every other day for about 3 weeks,makes you seven times more sensitive to insulin, folks this is amazing stuff.And it get’s better, on the every other fasting day, their fasting insulin was 57% lower.That’s a lowering of the background insulin and a lowering of the 50% insulin problemevery other day by over HALF, by almost 60%. And this not eating every other day, increasedthe body’s fat burning by 58%. That 58% increase in fat burning is freakingamazing. That’s your belly being burned up at a ratealmost 60% higher. And I want to point something out about thisstudy that these graphs come from – the people in this study who were fasting every otherday, were NOT EATING LOW CARB on their eating days.They were eating whatever the heck they wanted, so you can just imagine how much lower theirinsulin would have been if they had eaten a low carb diet on their eating day.Just image how much faster their results would have been, if they had held their insulinlower even on their eating days. In another study, not eating carbohydratesat all for three days lowered insulin 48%. But not eating anything for three days, orfasting, lowered insulin by a whopping 69%. As you can see, Low carb is great, but fastingis almost 50% better than low carb at lowering your insulin.And this one – two punch of eating LCHF during eating times and then short 16 to 24 hourfasts is the strategy I used and the one I recommend to you.No other strategy is more effective. And it is more sustainable. This is something youcan do long-term folks. As we’ve seen, not eating for three days loweredinsulin almost 70%, but fasting that long might be too hard for some people to do,but the good news is, two-thirds of that 70% reduction in insulin over a three day fast,is achieved in the first 24 hours. In other words, if three days of fasting makes yourinsulin go down 70%, the good news is, during the first day of that fast, 70% of all theinsulin reduction is already happened. So even a 24 hour fast reduces insulin almostas much as a 3 day fast could do and a short 24 hour fast from dinner time today untildinner time tomorrow is really easy to do and much more sustainable long term than along 3 day fast. Just look what happens during a short fast.After just 11 hours, fatty acids, this is your fat being released folks, fatty acidsbeing released are GREATLY increased. Just look at that steep rise around 11 hours. That’syour big belly slowly but surely being burned up with a little fasting time each day.After just 13 hours, ketones are greatly increased. As you know, ketones are made from your bodyfat and used by the body as a substitute energy source.Everybody in the low carb world worries about whether or not they are in ketosis, but asyou can see, after 13 hours ketones are greatly increasing. You are making ketones while fasting.And these ketones can continue to rise higher and higher for days so long as the fast continues.Longer fasts have a higher rate of ketones, but you don’t have to do long fasts, simplydo a good 16 to 24 hour fast and know the ketones are on a steep rise after 13 hours.And Insulin falls a lot by 3 to 4 hours after eating and then falls even further by 10 hoursafter eating. Remember, 70% of the fall in insulin duringa long fast, a three day fast, happens during the first 24 hours.So most the insulin reduction that happens in a long fast, happens during your shortfast. So eat a LCHF diet during eating times anduse the complete appetite control that diet gives you to not eat when not hungry, thisnot eating when not hungry is fasting. It’s easy to do, you’re already doing it nowwhen you sleep, all you need to do is extend the time. Delaying eating breakfast for afew hours can give you a 16 hour fast and most of that time you were asleep. Easy.Now, a video like this can’t go into all the benefits of fasting, so if you want to reallylearn about intermittent fasting, the most complete source of information, and I meanTHE most complete source, can be found on Dr. Jason Fung’s excellent blog. He hasan huge free 26 part blog series about fasting that is a wealth of information on this topic.There simply is not a better resource about this on the internet and here’s the link.Thank you for watching and I hope this helps you. While you’re here on Youtube, I hopeyou’ll watch some of my other videos, or visit me on Facebook or visit my blog at www.buttermakesyourpantsfalloff.com CategoryArticlesTagsalternative day fasting Butter Bob Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off calorie cycling compressed eating window fasting high fat Hyperinsulinemia insulin insulin-resistance intermittent fasting lchf losing weight low carb Meal Frequency meal timing the time restricted eating you 100 Comments Bettina F says: February 28, 2019 at 5:56 am What about fasting every day for 18 hours? And what's your take on dry fasting every day? Reply Loriketo says: March 1, 2019 at 4:50 pm Love your videos Bob ! Reply husserliana says: March 2, 2019 at 7:03 am The guy keeps repeating himself for 20 mn, I've been slapping my head thru it thinking "spit it out"! wtf!… OK. If your fasting insulin levels are low it's because you're developing insulin resistance, a condition now known as "METABOLIC SYNDROME", which is diabetes in the making, and the fatter you are, the most likely you have this disease. The word of advice is lose weight, decrease your waist size which is one of the most deadly markers, fast intermittently, exercice, cut carbs dramatically, take your diet and life style seriously and read on the subject, which I think this guy hasn't. Read Dr Jason Fung's books for example. Reply Katmandoo says: March 3, 2019 at 4:20 am Just imagine if one would go plant based, and excersizing. Lean mean burning machine. Reply Ray Jenkins says: March 5, 2019 at 1:58 am I agree & enjoyed your video – in particular the part about hunger – or the lack of it – as a guide. I've acquired fat around the gut & am 68 yrs old. I'm 205 lbs but should be @ 165 lbs . . or even a bit lower. I've done fasting in the past. I tried it to break the cycle of ulcerative colitis I had in my past. After 5 days of water & a bit of clear broth for dinner, the colitis just stopped ! After many months of taking prescribed Prednizone – which made me feel awful & didn't seem to help. This morning after watching your video I decided to skip breakfast & fallow my apatite. At noon I went to the club – did 1 hr of group tennis drills – then 2 hrs of doubles. I had no lack of energy & was not ravenous for food afterward. My blood sugars have been on the increase so I've been prescribed Metformin – which makes the Pancreas put out 'extra' insulin. I will be utilizing IF & curtailing the carbs & monitoring. Thanks for the well searched & presented video. Reply Woo Jenny says: March 6, 2019 at 1:54 pm So so useful!! Love from a person of Hong Kong!! I am more determined to try this 3 days Diet Plan!! And eat whatever 😋😋😋 I want!! And then another 3 days Diet Plan!! I love to find out how much I can lose after six month trial!! I can collect the data for you, too. Ha! Ha!! My target is losing around 25-30 pounds!! We talk later 😘❣️😘😊!! Thanks again!! Reply eren mori says: March 12, 2019 at 7:29 am keto-diet-takes-care-of-body-fat?–(reduce)0 Reply Nick Allan says: March 15, 2019 at 8:26 am Well done! Reply Highway Star says: March 17, 2019 at 2:25 pm Say the same thing 10 times in a row. I’m 62. I’d like you to make your solution before I die. Reply Jerry Parks says: March 19, 2019 at 10:48 pm I have lost 25 lbs in a month. I Eat dinner around 6 pm and that's it! I feel great all day I drink water when I feel like I want to eat. Then I eat Keto, I don't care what the negative people say this works long term. Thanks for your story! Reply 0nes And Zer0s says: March 20, 2019 at 7:18 pm You missed your calling. YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN A DOCTOR. Thanks man you are great. Reply R. Ann Rousseau says: March 25, 2019 at 9:02 pm You are showing glucose not insulin Reply Todd Dana says: March 26, 2019 at 4:38 am Thank you, Bob. Its helped me tremendously. Go look in the mirror and make sure that man knows he is a hero. Tell him everyday. Reply becks3 says: March 26, 2019 at 6:10 pm Thank you very much for your excellent presentation. It was very eloquent and very logical. You have shown the way forward. If it has worked for you, then it might work for others too provided they are commited like you. Bless you! you are a kind soul. Thank you once again! People like you are very important in the society. Both for inspiration and aspiration. Reply Francine Amougou says: March 28, 2019 at 10:54 am Great video.Thank you for the detailed and simple explanations. Reply barcaman101 says: March 30, 2019 at 6:32 pm Stated eating twice daily in an 8 hour eating window , the mental focus is amazing. I suffer from ADD and struggle to read a book. Since IF I can read a 300pg book a day. Reply Casa Del Amo says: March 31, 2019 at 3:00 am breakfast 11AM, then diner 4-6pm Reply Diane Verderame says: March 31, 2019 at 5:22 pm THIS IS IT! OMG, you guys, I have SUSPECTED this. Thank you so much, Bob, for NOT ONLY YouTubing it, but also for providing the studies and citations. I am a nerd, so I have to go through and read them all. However, I understand it completely and believe you and I will start to do this now. I have lost close to 20 pounds, and have hit a plateau. I do believe this will be the way to break the plateau, and finally get rid of my belly. Thank goodness you posted this. I'm first going to start 18/6. I'm not doing that right now. I do eat 2 meals a day now, but not the 18/6, Then, like Knuckles from 2 years ago, I'm going to do a Friday to Saturday fast. Dang. I remember the old days when Friday meant happy hour and dinner out! We're a long way from that! I will report to you when I have something to report. THIS EXPLAINS WHAT I HAVE BEEN MISSING!THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING! Reply bhopperlinc says: April 1, 2019 at 11:08 pm Plain spoken, easy to understand videos. I'm fighting the good fight but depression makes it really difficult at times. Depression =comfort food Reply John Smith says: April 3, 2019 at 10:57 pm What type of carbs are you on about. Whole food plant based. Or processed carbs just starch and no fiber & very little nutrition. Reply Elisabeth Fueller says: April 6, 2019 at 12:33 am We love your resapie s. Good job Reply Banglaroad says: April 7, 2019 at 2:52 am why this guy needs to read what he wanna to say? Reply Linda Parker says: April 7, 2019 at 6:57 pm Thank you Butter Bob. Reply Rima Ibrahim says: April 7, 2019 at 10:07 pm Try Ramadan! Reply MYMAKEUPROOM DIVA says: April 8, 2019 at 7:18 am That may not be good for someone diabetic taking medication this my Make the blood sugar to low that can kill someone I think if someone does this ask your doctor to lower your medication and monitor you closely this can be dangerous seek a doctor and do what's best for you not everything seen on the internet is for you I'm not saying this is not good information I'm just simply saying please do this under medical supervision especially if your diabetic taking medication Reply Tim Rapson says: April 9, 2019 at 7:36 pm This is very helpful info. Thanks for explaining all this. Reply Rockie mountin says: April 9, 2019 at 10:19 pm Bob were are you, do you have any idea how many lives you have and are saving! mine included Thank you sir were ever you are Reply Seth Jones says: April 11, 2019 at 1:49 am Very interesting. Thanks Bob. Reply Ulfhednar says: April 11, 2019 at 1:58 am You need to live’n up your background. It’s looks like you’re doing this video in an old ladies bathroom. Reply Kathy says: April 11, 2019 at 9:53 pm I had no idea whey protein powder raises insulin… Wow… Reply Steve In England says: April 15, 2019 at 12:54 pm 6:10 is the graph, if you want to skip the long, repetitive intro! Reply Bradford Townsend says: April 19, 2019 at 9:24 am Bob where are you? Reply Ed De says: April 20, 2019 at 10:28 pm Great video. I am glad that I found it. I am subscribing. Thanks Butter Bob! I have noticed good results just with fasting 12-14 hours a day. So, now I will definitely push it up to 16-18. And I will eventually try a 24 hour fast once every three weeks on my day off. Great information. Reply tradeeagle says: April 21, 2019 at 10:20 am Bob you are a great coach and teacher. I hope one day you return to making videos. Reply Veronica Mahan says: April 21, 2019 at 10:17 pm What about chewing gum? Having coffee when I get up and 4hrs later??What do you suggest?TIA Reply S.N M says: April 22, 2019 at 8:28 pm You are awesome Butter Bob. You present the facts in simple way that common man can easily understand. Reply wanda Thomas says: May 8, 2019 at 2:46 am Noooow I understand why my fasting blood glucose is so high! Reply Sherri Hurst says: May 9, 2019 at 2:30 pm Butter Bob slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night! Reply Rome says: May 11, 2019 at 3:33 pm Thank you so much Bob. i love this info, it corresponds to Cole's (Snake Diet) info that he has as well. your info is well researched, i've doubled checked it myself and yes its true so now im going to do this and heal myself!!!! thank you again. Reply D K says: May 11, 2019 at 6:53 pm This guy explains things way better than most of these doctors Reply rachel diederich says: May 15, 2019 at 2:58 pm I was 275 and now I am 155. I had gastric bypass surgery around 11 years ago and kept the weight off. I was taking metformin and also my cholesterol was through the roof. Now I have problems keeping my insulin up so I eat protein with every meal. I eat butter, whole milk, eggs and other fats. My cholesterol is perfect. Reply Janet Newbill says: May 16, 2019 at 12:00 am Excellent video butter Bob very well explained …I sure wish you were back on utube you are missed . Reply monica bella says: May 16, 2019 at 7:56 am Not only food matters! It could be higher if you've got mental stress or are sick, even after a long sleep. And haven't moved enough. Reply monica bella says: May 16, 2019 at 8:03 am A high even good fat diet is supposed to cause arteriosklerose and heart damage. What do you think about that, Bob? Reply Ann D says: May 16, 2019 at 8:33 pm he explains it the best and honestly without selling anything. Reply mike walker says: May 18, 2019 at 5:54 pm Dude, you spend 21 minutes saying what you could have said in 5 minutes; going around in circles! Intermittent fasting is not a new subject, seems like a million people on the Internet talks about it. However, you are the 1st that I heard speak about a baseline insulin level. I had no clue that a small level of instrument is always present in the blood. I'm definite going to research that topic to see if it's true or false. I was taught that insulin and glucagon cannot be present at the same time. Reply karin pellaers says: May 21, 2019 at 12:28 am Come back Butter Bob. Hope your are doing well and hope you know how helpful you have been for so many people. It would be great to see you back Reply ColleenKaralee Peltomaa says: May 22, 2019 at 5:43 am Yes, adding the IF/OMAD way of eating puts the balance back in and eating can still be fun – eating to satiation during the feasting window. Reply rush7777me7777 says: May 23, 2019 at 2:15 am I’m a metabolic medicine specialist and this is an excellent summary Reply Jacques Gauthier says: May 23, 2019 at 10:45 pm If you eat butter and use a belt, which one wins ? Reply THORN says: May 24, 2019 at 3:03 pm For less than 2 months on keto + 18/6 fasting + 45 minutes a day intensive evening walking, l have already lost 40 pounds from my previous weight of 230 pounds…!!!I'm a man, 61 years old, my height is 6'00"…😊💪 Reply Rick Jackson says: May 29, 2019 at 8:35 am Thank you Bob. this information is what I've been looking for. Reply Rosetta Denton says: May 29, 2019 at 3:39 pm Wow my life just got better. . Thank you Jesus Reply Rosetta Denton says: May 29, 2019 at 3:44 pm Thank you so much. You confirmed what God had given me. To live a life if fasting Reply Janet Farnworth says: May 30, 2019 at 2:11 pm Anyone worth listening to talks about the importance of fasting with keto but I've never heard it explained like this before. I'll definitely try 16:8 and 23:1 on alternate days. Reply pizza man82 says: May 30, 2019 at 6:23 pm Sorry man but whey is the best wat to loose weight. Build muscle and loose fat. Reply khairul fikri says: June 1, 2019 at 9:34 am Great, Thank You 🙂 Reply John Tollen says: June 1, 2019 at 7:09 pm I once asked my older brother who never had any fat problem in his life. how he kept the weight off, an he said he only ate once a day. This video seems to confirm what my brother told me. I need to give this a try. Butter Bob, your the best. Thanks. Reply seapearltoo1 says: June 2, 2019 at 11:42 pm Butter Bob…do you sell the "Butter makes your pants fall off" shirt you are wearing? Reply Bill Fenton says: June 6, 2019 at 10:59 am Well as a type 1 Diabetic I produce 0 insulin, but I am keto and 2-3x monthly do 5 day fasts, and I am almost positive I am beginning to produce it endogenously again Reply Alexandra says: June 6, 2019 at 12:53 pm Come back, Butter Bob. Reply Rayder42 says: June 7, 2019 at 4:51 am Love your videos Bob. Very informative and inspirational! Thank you! Reply danny4866 says: June 7, 2019 at 5:22 am What you're not talking about is INSULIN RESISTANCE! For fat people it's fair to say that their resistance is higher, therefore a meal will spike 3 times more than thinner person, who has LOWER resistance. It would be nice if someone started talking about studies that show how CORRECTIONS can be made in resistance, over time, with keto controlled eating along with intermittent fasting. DUH! Reply wwmilanl says: June 7, 2019 at 7:27 pm Hey Thanks for the Video very informative, THANKS Reply Jennifer Hernandez says: June 10, 2019 at 12:14 am When I do intermittent fasting I check my insulin numbers and it's high and I'm doing low carb.. I'm gonna try to do a fasting for a day.. to see what happens?? When I first started keto I was about 25g carbs now I dropped to about 10g sometimes 12 But still with my intermittent fasting it's highI started to incorporate apple cider to see what that does as well. BUT IT DEFINITELY HAS GONE DOWN A LOT FROM HIGH CARB DIET AND YES I'VE LOST ABOUT 50POUNDS AND STILL DROPPING Reply Dahlsyar Storm says: June 12, 2019 at 7:59 pm Interesting and informative video. You are very inspiring and I want to thank you for all the work you put into this video. I'm currently still shaping my intermittent fasting schedule a bit, but I thought I'd share some little bits of advice for those who might just be getting started. If you wake up hungry because your body is used to eating shortly after waking, start by training your body to drink black coffee (or perhaps black or green tea with nothing added) if you don't already do so. I did this by first removing the sugar I used to put in coffee for about a week, then removed the almond milk I put in it. I found that drinking black coffee and or plain caffeinated teas shortly after waking would suppress my initial hunger and allow me to remain in a fasted state. If you react negatively to caffeine, such as increased anxiety, you may wish to reduce your caffeine intake to a more tolerable level or perhaps find another alternative. It is worth noting, however, that once you have chosen an eating schedule (eating window), your body should stop secreting Ghrelin (the "hunger" hormone) first thing after waking and closer to when your eating window begins. This can take several weeks with consistent practice though, so finding a safe option to suppress hunger that will not take your body out of a fasted state will probably be one of the most helpful things, especially when first starting out. It is also important to do your research, figure out what will work best for you individually and to make sure your plan is safe for you to practice. There are other benefits to fasting not mentioned in this video, such as autophagy, which I would encourage people to do research on as well. I wish you, Mr. Briggs, and everyone who may have read this rather long comment the best on their journey. 🙂 Reply Marcie Johnston says: June 15, 2019 at 4:01 pm Would a sugar free cup of coffee stop the fasting benefits in the morning? Reply Paradox Dea says: June 15, 2019 at 8:27 pm We luv you, Butter Bob! Reply Tanya Katherine says: June 20, 2019 at 4:18 am I love this, Bob! Thank you! Fifty percent has nothing to do with what you eat…exactly!!! Its my night owl sleep schedule that is causing the havoc…and the high stress causing me to stay up with insomnia. Feeling like I am behind in life and will catch up at night time… No, its cheating the system. This is not an eating problem its a lifestyle problem. Reply Tanya Katherine says: June 20, 2019 at 4:23 am STRESS! Reply Tanya Katherine says: June 20, 2019 at 4:26 am Yes I find it almost impossible to lose weight and I do soooo much exercise and try to eat nothing and still I get bad results because of my stress levels being so high, not sleeping and feeling behind in life from my trauma growing up which causes the dysfunction in my family which leads to more stress – and the cycle continues…until I move out and get a career path to fund my moving out ,and break away from my family! I think i'll get skinny then…when I have my own fridge and don't get attacked by my sister and her boyfriend, or when I am not codependently called upon, on a daily basis Reply Tanya Katherine says: June 20, 2019 at 4:32 am You've covered EVERYTHING!!!!! Thank you 🙂 Reply KETO Uber LA says: June 20, 2019 at 5:34 am im FAT adapted……. what if i lower my fat and increase my protein… will i still lose fat…. Reply Neasha's Tribe says: June 20, 2019 at 9:10 am I will be glad when the medical community will get on board with this! Great Video 🙂 Reply Kelyn says: June 20, 2019 at 3:16 pm Butter Bob Briggs Hi Butter Bob! 🙋♀️ How are you doing? Reply Sandy Strait says: June 22, 2019 at 8:30 am I don't know what happened to this guy. He seems to have dropped off the interweb. He sure has helped me understand the role of insulin and food in my overall health. Reply Racked and Ready says: June 23, 2019 at 3:44 pm Thank you Bob this will help my intermittent fast program much more! Reply Chuck Cassel says: June 25, 2019 at 10:17 pm Repeats until6:00 then starts Reply bjorn2fly says: June 25, 2019 at 11:49 pm This guy is on to something, actually he thinks exactly the same as me. Reply Sabbi says: June 26, 2019 at 3:15 pm Great video 👏🏾👏🏾 Reply MAX HARPER says: June 27, 2019 at 8:33 pm Why arent doctors telling us about this? Reply Dennis Wilson says: June 30, 2019 at 5:47 am Butter Bob, we all miss your presence on your YouTube channel. I wish you would come back to give us an update on your life and how you've been doing since you stopped making videos. Reply Squisher says: July 1, 2019 at 4:37 pm get to the fucking point mate Reply vulcanswork says: July 1, 2019 at 4:38 pm Thank you so much for this precious information. Reply M.R. says: July 2, 2019 at 4:12 am This message is sooo important in understanding how to truly manage blood sugar! Intermittent fasting is THE WAY to do that. The constant background level of insulin is your A1C3, it's super important to manage your A1C3 not just your blood sugar levels. Your A1C3 is the big picture- it's like looking down from way up high on all the things that cause problems- blood sugar levels, poor sleep habits, dehydration, liver congestion, etc. Reply zoe straub says: July 8, 2019 at 5:57 pm I know I am insulin resistant. I discovered your video 3 years ago. Have been carb free since then. I used to take 150 units of insulin everyday. Now I take 25 a day. I want to stop taking insulin altogether. No matter how high my sugar is . 225 highest. I've lost 40 pounds. I fast 16 to 18 hours a day. I need help. Reply Irene says: July 9, 2019 at 8:19 pm My colleague is a devout Muslim who fasts during Ramadan every year (pretty much for one whole month not eating between sunrise and sunset). He's a really cool guy who happily fields our relentless questions, and says that it's hard at first but by the end of it it's fine and almost feels like a reset of the system. Reply soul cheerleader says: July 11, 2019 at 1:37 pm 🙏🏼🙌🏽💕This came just when I needed it most!!GOD BLESS YOU BOB!!! Reply ILOVE2FeelGOOD says: July 12, 2019 at 6:53 am The information presented I'm this video has offered more wisdom and solid information than most doctors on youtube. The only 2 channels of true substance is Dr Jason Fung and this one. Reply Donald Lancaster says: July 17, 2019 at 4:47 pm How have you been, we miss you Bob. Reply Mushabeer Banu says: July 19, 2019 at 4:14 am Can we drink water or black coffee while fasting? Reply yehmiyah says: July 19, 2019 at 1:22 pm super Reply MrKneeV says: July 20, 2019 at 2:19 am I am on my fourth day of a no-sugar no-carb diet (essentially keto, but I am not calculating or counting macros), and I am feeling full all day with very little food – eggs, chicken and broccoli, with proportionately lots of butter and coconut oil. I am staying so full that I hardly feel like eating. I was already thinking of not eating tomorrow when I saw your video. I will see how alternating days works out. Reply Carmela Camba says: July 21, 2019 at 2:53 pm is my understanding correct? That i have to lower my baseline insulin so that no matter what i eat in my feeding time, the insulin spike is lower too? i read the study it said that insulin is released in pulsatile manner, and post breakfast produces 2 pulses while lunch and dinner produces three. Does this mean OMAD is more effective than IF with longer and more than one feeding time? Because if you only eat once, your insulin will spike only once and the rise is much lower. Also this is why there is diabetes epidemic, we break our fast early and feed like 6 times a day, and the insulin pulsatile secretion could be higher after the third meal (the study is 3 meals a day so we are not sure yet) which then became a habit and insulin resistance happens. It is also interesting to note that the meals in the study were 50% carbs! And even when breakfast have less calorie than lunch and dinner, the insulin level reacts the same. It proves that calorie doesn't really matter. Reply Darlene Simmons says: July 24, 2019 at 5:38 pm good information i have learned alot i thank you greatly iwill try Reply spike email says: July 26, 2019 at 9:21 am Thanks for covering the topic very comprehensively. Appreciate Reply Yvonne Davis says: July 31, 2019 at 2:15 am You’ve got a new follower! Am feeling better already. Thank you Butter Bob💕 Reply Jan Bun says: August 2, 2019 at 1:49 pm Excellent information and explanations. Thank You Bob Reply John 100 says: August 2, 2019 at 6:12 pm The global central planners want us to have poor health, they say keto and IF is bad for your health and yet folks on this diet feel better lose weight and dont get diabetes. While if you go with the American Medical association's diet your health just deteriorates over time. You are always hungry and it's very hard to lose weight. Eat fat, low carbs the opposite of the AMA suggestion is better for you. Do you think they want to reduce longevity in the population? Reply Denise Lyons says: August 4, 2019 at 7:12 pm Beautiful video thank you Mr. Bob👍🌹🖐 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.