Episode #355 – Feast Famine Cycling: Autophagy, Cleansing and Muscle Growth

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In This Episode:

  • 04:10 What happens when you fast?
  • 05:00 The goal of being resilient to stress
  • 06:55 Hormone optimization during Feast Famine Cycling
  • 07:55 What happens to our thyroid when we fast? 
  • 09:00 How to move to a ketogenic diet
  • 11:00 The importance of hydration and regular exercise
  • 13:30 Are you over-eating? What are the signs?
  • 15:15 The importance of stimulating our para-sympathetic nervous system
  • 16:00 Appreciating mindful, whole-body eating

Feast Famine Cycling! Sounds fun, right? We know that when we fast and eat less, we turn up self-healing and autophagy. And the results of that are truly incredible. 

The problem is that if we do it for too long, we run the risk of throwing off our natural hormonal balance. So it’s critical that we undergo Feast Famine Cycling.

Learn all about the cellular benefits of autophagy and how NOT to impact muscle development as well as hormone development when we fast in this fascinating episode of Functional Nutrition that has also gained a lot of traction online as one of Dr. Jockers’ all-time favorite YouTube episodes!

Our ability to burn fat for fuel has never been easier thanks to Dr. Jockers and his ‘Feast Famine Cycling’ strategies. 

It’s super important to pay attention to these steps carefully so that you can avoid any unwanted symptoms and not throw off your hormone balance. Be sure to take notes with this training before you put your Feast Famine Cycling into practice! Please join us.


“When you fast, your body gets really good at using energy in the most efficient manner possible.”   

-Dr. David Jockers

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