"Fasting Q&A: Children and Snacking, Food Intolerances Since Fasting, Meals to Break a Fast, Hair Loss, and More. "
In this Fasting Q&A episode, Nadia answers some of your fasting questions:
1. I obviously don't allow my children (11 and 13) to fast. They are hungry quite often though. Should I be guiding them to not eat snacks and to just eat larger meals so as to build a strong foundation of not snacking for their future metabolic health or should I listen to their hunger cues, considering that they are growing, and give them snacks on demand? Healthy snacks of course! What will set them up for future success health-wise? [02:17]
2. I have been into extended fasting for over a year now and have noticed I suddenly have all of these food intolerances that I didn’t have before, or haven't had since I was a little girl. As a child, I was lactose intolerant, but as I got older, I was able to tolerate most dairy. Since I've started extended fasting, I can’t tolerate any dairy at all without extreme flatulence and digestive consequences in the bathroom later. I’ve also noticed increased sensitivity to eggs, amongst other things. Has extended fasting caused these intolerances? [08:32]
3. What are the best foods to break a fast with? Is it best to break with a regular meal or something soft and easy to digest? I’ve heard eggs aren’t a good choice but it seems like eggs would be easy on an empty tummy? [12:22]
4. How many eating days should you have between fasting? I like the 60/40 rule but a lot of people are saying you have to eat half as long as you fasted. Is that from another source besides The Fasting Method because 60/40 is definitely not half and people are pretty adamant in the Facebook group that you have to eat half as long as you fasted. [18:27]
5. I’ve been doing OMAD for the last 4 months and my hair is falling out, a lot. Also, my periods are now very long and heavy, and my anxiety is through the roof. What happening and what can I do to fix it? [22:09]
6. What do you think about taking beef liver supplements to obtain electrolytes?
You recommend taking electrolytes as needed, but how would our ancestors have obtained salt and magnesium? [26:30]
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