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Do you find it easier to do an IF after you consume some organ meats?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 17, 2011 at 7:34 PM

I have been doing IF for some 4-5 years now, but I notice that it is even easier to fast when I have recently consumed liver...

1: Do you have any thoughts as to why this might work? (I have mine, and I'll share them below)

2: Would you be more interested in consuming liver more often, if it helped you IF with ease?

Thanks for the mindtime, Adam

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on November 26, 2011
at 06:17 PM

I've looked out for the effect. I am sure that liver and kidney are satisfying and reduce hunger for many hours. Maybe I need the B vitamins.

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on November 18, 2011
at 10:26 AM

There is even more manganese in kidneys (good for the mitochondria) so I am trying to eat them regularly as well.

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on November 17, 2011
at 07:38 PM

I experienced the same thing when I made a slow-cooked stew that included beef heart.

I attributed it to nutrient density; the low-density meals don't last long and the high-density meals last me about 24 hours.

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on November 18, 2011
at 02:36 AM

I recently had a period of a few weeks with a strangely insatiable appetite... I constantly had the munchies and could never get full. This just happens sometimes and usually runs its course. Well one night I cooked up a pound of pastured chicken livers and ended up eating the whole thing. My appetite turned off like a switch -- I was hardly hungry the next day and the munchies went away. I wonder if I was deficient in certain vitamins, which gave me the munchies, which were satisfied by the liver. This time of year I always crave the organ meats.

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on November 18, 2011
at 12:55 AM

Interesting question, I shall look out for this effect. I sometimes see a big boost in energy and mood after eating liver, so I'm trying to remember to eat it once a week.

559a1bf85bfe38a0fbbf56377c7278b4

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on November 18, 2011
at 10:26 AM

There is even more manganese in kidneys (good for the mitochondria) so I am trying to eat them regularly as well.

559a1bf85bfe38a0fbbf56377c7278b4

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on November 26, 2011
at 06:17 PM

I've looked out for the effect. I am sure that liver and kidney are satisfying and reduce hunger for many hours. Maybe I need the B vitamins.

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on November 18, 2011
at 12:07 AM

I imagine that the consumption of anything disgusting ought to put you off food for a while. When I eat an equal amount of liver in sausage form, the effect is much different, though I suppose there might be a slight increase in satiety, given the nutrient density. I think this would be most pronounced in an individual who is hungry as a result of trace mineral deficiencies, rather than standard macro hunger.

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on November 17, 2011
at 11:53 PM

I eat my liver raw and I have noticed that I usually end up skipping 1 or 2 meals after eating it, never really thought about it much before. I only eat when my body tells me it needs food, so maybe eating nutrient dense foods can lead to natural IFing.

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