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IF and autophagy: Protein timing more significant than food timing?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 06, 2013 at 6:17 PM

I try to incorporate intermittent fasting without obsessing about it. My usual eating window is 6 hours, sometimes 5. Generally, I just try to stop eating by 5/6pm. I am interested in learning more about autophagy. I read a comment recently saying that when it comes to reaping the benefits of autophagy, there's not much difference between fasting from food per se and fasting from protein. So you could eat vegetables between your protein meals and it would be effectively more or less the same as doing IF.

I don't intend to start eating outside my usual window. My question is: Would it enhance/prolong autophagy to eat protein once a day rather than twice?

This would not require a big effort on my part. My eating is usually structured this way regardless. I'd happily make it a personal rule in order to reap even marginal benefits.

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Fascinating article; thanks for sharing.

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Great question.

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on March 07, 2013
at 12:25 AM

Maybe try changing things up a bit..everything works till it stops working. It seems our bodies get used to routine so sometimes changing things up is a good idea. Be it through exercie or meal timings or whatever. You could try doing a fast for 24 hours and drink only bone broth and maybe sum light veggies and see if you notice any good results.

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on March 06, 2013
at 09:41 PM

Yeah great question, I've been waiting for autophagy to become more studied when it actually starts and the benefits, so far nothing.

I guess you could always give this guy some money since he seems to be the only one trying.

Dont believe anything anyone says about autophagy. Its still along way off from knowing when and if it occurs in humans.

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Fascinating article; thanks for sharing.

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