28 episodes

The Fasting Method Podcast is your source for the science of intermittent fasting, offering the best advice and most compelling insight on what it takes to lose the weight for good.

Co-hosted by world-leading fasting experts, Megan Ramos and Nadia Pateguana, N.D., each episode takes a deep dive on a range of hot topics, and answers listeners' questions about fasting.

The Fasting Method Podcast The Fasting Method

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 231 Ratings

The Fasting Method Podcast is your source for the science of intermittent fasting, offering the best advice and most compelling insight on what it takes to lose the weight for good.

Co-hosted by world-leading fasting experts, Megan Ramos and Nadia Pateguana, N.D., each episode takes a deep dive on a range of hot topics, and answers listeners' questions about fasting.

    Fasting Q&A: eTRE, Weight-Loss Plateaus, Fasting and Menstrual Cycles, Dawn Phenomenon

    Fasting Q&A: eTRE, Weight-Loss Plateaus, Fasting and Menstrual Cycles, Dawn Phenomenon

    Episode #27 
    In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:
    1. I’ve heard Dr. Fung say to skip breakfast, but recently in one of Dr. Nadia’s groups, I heard her recommend early time-restricted eating. Could you clarify this for me? [00:47]
    2. This coming February I will have been fasting for two years. I fast 18 hours a day and exercise almost daily. I have hit the world's biggest plateau the last 6 months and just cannot lose any more inches/fat/weight. I'm definitely becoming more toned, but I'm not really getting smaller. I'm wondering if I'm at my body's resting weight or if I need to shake things up with my eating? I eat very balanced meals with protein, carbs and veggies. I could probably stand to NOT eat a cookie here or there. Since listening to your podcast, I have been sprinkling in one 24-hour fast a week and this week I am aiming for two 24-hour fasts. [08:26]
    3.  I've been fasting for a couple of months. I have read a lot about the fasting cycle with the menstrual cycle and I have heard you say it's easier to do longer fasts in the first week of the menstrual cycle. That's actually what I'm doing - three 36 or 42-hour fasts in my first week. The rest of my cycle I do 18-hour fasts and only 12-hour fasts in my 4th week. With that «protocol» I have lost 20 pounds in 3 months, but should I limit those longer fast to the first week of my cycle? [14:13] 
    4. How much does gluconeogenesis/the dawn phenomenon impact blood sugars early in the morning? A family member who is fasting and is type 2 diabetic has blood sugars of 150 or so at 6am but 95 later in the morning during a fast. I suspect the dawn phenomenon but I have no idea how much it could impact someone’s blood sugars. [20:20] 
    Episode Links
    Dr. Jason Fung’s article: The Critical Importance of Meal Timing
    https://blog.thefastingmethod.com/the-critical-importance-of-meal-timing-for-weight-loss/
    Have questions you want us to answer? Please email them to: podcast@thefastingmethod.com

    • 26 min
    Fasting Q&A: Calorie Deficit, Vegan Keto, Acronyms, Cooking Oils

    Fasting Q&A: Calorie Deficit, Vegan Keto, Acronyms, Cooking Oils

    Episode #26 
    In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:
    1. Does fasting for fat loss still require a caloric deficit? [01:08]
    2. I've had success eating keto (traditional) with IF, and I've had success with a vegan diet (not keto) until I started relying too much on carbs like beans, rice, and potatoes. Do you think a vegan keto diet is a realistic way to eat while incorporating IF? [09:01]
    3. I’ve heard a few acronyms that I don’t recognize: PCOS, CGM and IBS (although IBS is more common and not specific to fasting). For those used to fasting and the TFM Community discussions, these are common terms. However, I believe that those not versed would be left wondering about them and possibly looking them up. I know I had to look up PCOS when I first heard it. [13:56] 
    4. I’m confused about which cooking oils are inflammatory and why. Can you please address this? [20:48] 
    Episode Links
    Sam Feltham’s 5000 calorie trials:
    http://live.smashthefat.com/why-i-didnt-get-fat/
    Have questions you want us to answer? Please email them to: podcast@thefastingmethod.com
    Learn More About Our Community: https://www.thefastingmethod.com
    Join our FREE Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/TFMNetwork
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    • 28 min
    Fasting Q&A: Maintenance, Metformin, Optimizing Fasting Days, Weight Gain While Fasting

    Fasting Q&A: Maintenance, Metformin, Optimizing Fasting Days, Weight Gain While Fasting

    Episode #25 
    In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:
    1. I have been fasting on and off for years and had moments of great weight-loss success, but it seems like as soon as I stop I put the weight back on, regardless of how well I'm eating. Am I just fated to have to continue fasting forever to keep my weight down? [00:40]
    2. My doctor wants me to start taking metformin, but I would like to incorporate fasting to bring down my A1C which is currently 7.1%. What are the benefits (if any) of using metformin for someone who is just starting on their fasting journey? Can you even take metformin on fasting days? [06:24]
    3. Every fast is different. Why is that? I have been experiencing
    euphoria and loads of energy while fasting, and fasting has been
    wonderful. I have also been down, tired, and with no energy while
    fasting. I'm thinking that the answer could have something to do with
    water and electrolytes. What can I do to optimize the fast
    and feel euphoric more often? [16:10] 
    4. Have you ever had someone gain weight while fasting? Are there common mistakes that people make if this is the case? [22:01] 
    Sign up for Nadia’s Masterclass here:
    https://www.thefastingmethod.com/programs/masterclasses
    Have questions you want us to answer? Please email them to: podcast@thefastingmethod.com
    Learn More About Our Community: https://www.thefastingmethod.com
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    • 29 min
    Hot Topic: Weight Loss

    Hot Topic: Weight Loss

    Episode #24 
    In today's episode, Megan and Nadia tackle the topic of Weight Loss. 
    Some of the topics covered are:
    TRE (Time Restricted Eating) Therapeutic fasting: “Fasting is NOT a diet, it is a therapy that you must commit to if you’re looking for reversal of disease or weight loss” Therapeutic ranges of fasting, 24h, 36h, 42h, 48h Weight-loss journeys - Men vs Women  How much weight do you lose during a fast? Body Composition vs Weight Loss Biggest Fasting and Eating Mistakes Learn More About Our Community: https://www.thefastingmethod.com
    Join our FREE Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/TFMNetwork
    Watch Us On YouTube: https://bit.ly/TFMYouTube
    Follow Us on Instagram: @fastingmethod

    • 48 min
    Fasting Q&A: Coffee and Tea, Menstrual Cycle, TRE, and Resistance Training

    Fasting Q&A: Coffee and Tea, Menstrual Cycle, TRE, and Resistance Training

    Episode #23 
    In this Fasting Q&A episode, Megan and Nadia answer your fasting questions:
    1. You say not to nurse coffee that contains cream.  Is it OK to nurse a cup of black coffee or hot tea (without caffeine in it) during your  fast? [02:20]
    2. During the week before menstruation should I not fast at all? I would love a guide that gives a general idea of what types of fasting are recommended related to where a woman is in her cycle, keeping hormones in mind? [10:47]
    3. I decided to do time-restricted eating for life and it's working for me, but I don't understand why it's working for me? [20:03] 
    4. Is resistance training in a fasted state, specifically longer fasts of 72 hours, a waste of time when there’s no intake of protein before and after sessions to trigger muscle protein synthesis? [27:55] 
    Have questions you want us to answer? Please email them to: podcast@thefastingmethod.com
    Learn More About Our Community: https://www.thefastingmethod.com
    Join our FREE Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/TFMNetwork
    Watch Us On YouTube: https://bit.ly/TFMYouTube
    Follow Us on Instagram: @fastingmethod
    LINKS:
    Blog posts about exercise and fasting:
    https://blog.thefastingmethod.com/category/exercise/

    • 36 min
    Expert Guest: Dr. Terri Lance Part 2

    Expert Guest: Dr. Terri Lance Part 2

    Episode #22 
    In today's episode, Megan and Nadia interview their colleague, Dr. Terri Lance, AGAIN.
    Coach Terri is a PhD Behavioural Psychologist and Certified Health Coach for The Fasting Method. 
    Listen in as they continue their conversation about: 
    •  Mindset “exiting” COVID, shift from lockdown/isolation to “real life”
    •  Going into summer - most common issues and how to overcome them
    •  How to avoid self-sabotage and creating healthier habits
    •  Dopamine and how to use it for motivation 
    •  Slowing down and breaking out of automatic thought processes
    •  Terri’s upcoming Masterclass
    Listen to Terri’s previous episode here: https://youtu.be/B9Wbuw0MtI4
    Learn More About Our Community: https://www.thefastingmethod.com
    Join our FREE Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/TFMNetwork
    Watch Us On YouTube: https://bit.ly/TFMYouTube
    Follow Us on Instagram: @fastingmethod

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

Paperroof ,

Wow thank you!

Just found your podcast and I am catching up. Every episode is gold!! I’m listening twice as you answer questions and help us navigate through social media noise to get to the facts based of your clinical experience and research. The pace is perfect, very easy to listen to and you both come off as very caring and intelligent without being condescending! So, thank you : )

Lolli_Rose ,

So many good episodes!!!

Their explanation of TRE is just what I needed! And I’m looking forward to trying “fat fasting” the week before my cycle. Also, I love the conversation with Dr. Terri. So many wonderful things said there! Really enjoying everything from these two ladies!

azuki84 ,

Podcast claims caloric deficit is not required LOL

Yeah a bunch of clowns talking on this podcast

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