While some can dive into the diet, for most the gradual process is best—the body will adjust to the new eating
pattern. Start with cutting carbs, increasing the good fats (coconut oil and butter) to replace the energy from the carbs,
cutting sugar, limiting protein, and skipping breakfast (intermittent fasting), low carb dinner.
Intermittent fasting: go on a 16-hour fast (7 PM until 11:00 AM) or longer, thus extending nighttime fat burning to midday.
At night because of not eating, there is low glucose and thus low insulin. If hungry, drink tea or coffee without sweeteners.
Yes, no artificial sweeteners. If quite hungry, then eat a little celery or greens, still hungry, then a few peanuts or
cheese. There is an adjustment period to low carbs, low sugar, skipping breakfast. As your body adjusts to the pattern,
you will find that you will have more energy and mental acuity from metabolizing fats. Sculpture your diet for compliance.
Dr. Jason Fung writes: Not eating is more important than what you eat. Not eating extends the night-time cellular healing
Alternate day fasting: One program doesn’t work for all situations. Those with the greatest issues of weight
and type-2 diabetes will likely need to progress to alternate day fasting. Dr. Jason Fung, a nephrologist, in his clinic
has mostly end-stage diabetics. He has used alternate day fasting to get them off their diabetes medication and lose weight.
You can still delay your first meal on the non-fasting days.