Hey there Hackers!
I wanted to enquire about the process of autophagy, more specifically how protein inhibits it. I've been using intermittent fasting for about 4 months now and I enjoy it, both from a training perspective, as well as eating. I would say that I'm healthier because of it. I wouldn't say I've lost much weight, but that could be from a broken metabolism, or me disobeying the common law of thermodynamics. I'm babbling, I'll get to the point.
I've been interested in the whole "Bulletproof" concept for a while now, and going for a more organic way of living (even though I can't afford it... it's more the ideas behind it and the benefits that can be had). One concept that interests me is the Bulletproof Coffee.
Now, varying sources say that ingesting ANY type of food will inhibit autophagy and negate the benefit of fasting. Dave, on the other hand, states that it is the consumption of protein/carbs that does the damage and that consumption of fats can perhaps even PROMOTE autophagy within the body.
I'm probably going about it the wrong way, I've been using MCT Oil and Westgold Butter (I'm an Aussie) in what I feel to be substandard coffee, and yet feel pretty good on it. But for all of you scientific hackers out there... are there any studies that can further show that the ingestion of fat won't inhibit autophagy and that it is protein/carbs that do?
If you've made it through all this... thanks.
p.s. If Dave Asprey himself could chime in on this, it would be greatly appreciated :)
asked byCricket (365)
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on February 26, 2013
at 08:35 PM
Good luck ya'll. There's hardly ANY research studies on autophagy. anyone claiming to have any solid knowledge about when autophagy actually starts it's just blowin' smoke
on January 29, 2013
at 06:40 PM
I have been doing the bulletproof diet with IF for a month now, and I really enjoy it too. I too am curious about the fat thing in the morning. I drink bulletproof coffee in the morning and only eat from 2-8 pm. In my curiosity, I tried doing it without the BP coffee and it was pretty horrible (I was hungry, irritable, and unfocused). Whether it's technically breaking your fast or not, the fats from the BP coffee seem to give me the brain boost that Dave talks about. I have looked for other sources on the matter, but all I get are body building forums with little or no scientific data. Maybe it's just too new of a concept for there to be data on the matter yet. I am tracking my own progress and blogging about it at: http://bulletproofcoffee.wordpress.com/
I have thought about doing an extended period of IF without the BP Coffee but every time I seriously consider it I talk myself out of it haha. If you find any more info or figure anything out yourself, please let me know and I will do the same! Do you have a blog or anything?