Fasting Q&A: IBS, Raised Cholesterol, Fat-Loss Maintenance, Busting Plateaus, and Erythritol

In this Fasting Q&A episode, Nadia answers some of your fasting questions:

1. I have IBS-C and a gluten sensitivity, along with ever changing hormones as I am perimenopausal. I’m trying to find the best regimen to help. Of course weight loss would be nice but my main goal is to rid myself of abdominal pains, severe constipation, and nausea. [01:43]

2. My mom has type 2 diabetes and is taking Metformin. I have convinced her to do at least 16 hours of fasting a day and she has been doing this for 5 months or so. She says her glucose levels are much more stable but her cholesterol has gone up. Should she worry? [09:21]

3. Once you have reached your fat-loss goal, how do you transition to a maintenance schedule without gaining back the weight? And what would a good fat-loss maintenance schedule be? [15:10]

4. I started fasting about a year and a half ago with a very mixed schedule and was successful in losing about 25 lbs in 8 months. Since then I’ve been at a plateau for another 8 months. I find it hard to not eat at least once per day. What are your thoughts on ADF with the 500 cal vs without the 500 cals? [17:35]

5. I don’t think I’ve heard you discuss the sweetener erythritol. I realize that it may still not be great for sugar cravings, but does it affect insulin? If I had a small amount in my tea, would it break my fast? I’ve seen conflicting messages? [25:16]

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