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    How to Avoid Bonking?

    Todd Allen, I listened to the podcast at the Ketogenic Athlete that you recommended. It was fantastic and really started to make me think about adopting a ketogenic diet and merging it with my 5:2 fasting routine. And then I quickly devoured the book you suggested, "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance." Both the podcast and the book have fully converted me. I plan to begin easing my way into ketosis and seeing how it goes. I know it will take some time to become fully fat adapted. I'll be using keto strips to test my urine daily. I've also changed my fasting days so that they always fall on days when I am lifting weights, not running. Thanks So Much, John
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    How to Avoid Bonking?

    Drewab, I hadn't even considered that aspect of it. But you're right. It's just not a good idea. I need to find a more suitable way. Thanks, John
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    How to Avoid Bonking?

    Mccoy, I do strength training Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I run or cycle, often for hours, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. I have been doing water fasts Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I'm finding it extraordinarily difficult to fast on days during which I exercise for more than an hour. Today, I ran 12 miles in a fasted state. I am thinking that I have a few options. Option 1 - Switch my two fast days to Mondays and Wednesdays because I don't have very long workouts on those days. Option 2 - Eat 500 calories (as suggested in 5:2 diet) on Tuesdays and Thursdays when I train for more than an hour. Option 3 - Instead of fasting two days every week, do a 3 day water fast once per month. I guess some variation of one or more of these options could also be considered. What do you, or anyone else with any deep insight into this type of matter, think would be ideal? Thanks, John
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    How to Avoid Bonking?

    Todd Allen, Many thanks! I will be listening to the episode you suggest tomorrow. I have a feeling the website you suggest is ideal for me. I look forward to familiarizing myself with it. Thanks Again, John
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    How to Avoid Bonking?

    I'm so glad I posted this! This is precisely what I hoped to inspire! Vigorous debate! I want to compete in an ultra marathon. I also want to practice a CR (intermittent fasting) lifestyle. So, the question is, what is the best way to find balance between my need to train for hours at a time and my desire to practice intermittent fasting. Right now, I do a water fast Tuesdays and Thursdays. I have just received one of the books recommended above and will read it soon. I think eating complex carbs and healthy fats during long training sessions is the way to go. I see ultrarunners loading up on pizza and soda and candy and caffeine. It blows my mind. In response to Barbara C. Hansen quote above: How does she explain that the average ultra runner's telomeres are the length of the average person 17 years their junior?
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    How to Avoid Bonking?

    That sounds fascinating and ideally suited for my purposes! Low Carbohydrate Performance is already on the way and I preordered the paperback edition of Lore of Nutrition. I'm excited to read both books! Thanks!
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    How to Avoid Bonking?

    Todd Allen, Thanks for the suggestion! The book is now in my Amazon shopping cart. John
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    How to Avoid Bonking?

    Mccoy, Thanks so much for your response. I think your suggestion of consuming some fruit during long exercise sessions is on the money. I will begin trying that immediately. John
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    How to Avoid Bonking?

    I'm relatively new to calorie restriction. I began by doing the 5:2 split and upgraded to doing a water fast on every Tuesday and Thursday. I'm finding that when I exercise on those days, whether it be cycling or running, I bonk (run out of steam) quickly. Sometimes I run or cycle for several hours at a clip. What should I do? What is the best way to avoid bonking, yet maintaining a CR lifestyle? Best things to eat during endurance exercise sessions (5 hours plus)?
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    Intermittent Fasting and Telomere Lengthening

    Thank you so much for your input. I genuinely appreciate it. I got into this based upon the Dean Ornish Telomeres Study: Effect of comprehensive lifestyle changes on telomerase activity and telomere length in men with biopsy-proven low-risk prostate cancer: 5-year follow-up of a descriptive pilot study The participants significantly lengthened their telomeres by lifestyle changes alone. I read the study and thought, I could do that and more. That’s what I’m spending the next 10 months working on. TA-65 is definitely on my radar, as is HGH and Epitalon. I wish there were more studies on all sorts of therapies and drugs related to Telomeres!
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    Intermittent Fasting and Telomere Lengthening

    Hey Ken, Thanks so much for your input! I am unfamiliar with Life Length, RepeatDx, Cycloastragenol, and TAM-818. I will look into all of them. I read and enjoyed The Telomere Effect and will add The Telomerase Revolution to my stack of books to study. I have had my ATL measured by Teloyears. Have you submitted a sample to Teloyears? My intention is to attempt to lengthen my telomeres as much as possible through natural methods (fasting, whole foods diet, exercise, meditation, sleep, etc) before exploring pharmaceuticals. I think it will be interesting to see if I am successful and if so, by how much. I was hoping others had measured their telomeres prior to adopting a caloric restriction or intermittent fasting lifestyle so that I can get an idea of what kind of results, if any at all, can be reasonably expected by intermittent fasting. Thanks again!
  12. I have embarked upon a quest to lengthen my telomeres. Intermittent Fasting is one technique I am utilizing in my effort. The type of Intermittent Fasting I am practicing is water fasts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Has anyone had their telomeres measured? Does anyone have any input and/or suggestions regarding my objective?
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    Fasting

    Thank you both, Todd and Mccoy, for the advice. I have decided not to take any vitamins on fast days. Mccoy, I have managed to control the impulse to gorge myself on non fast days. I am eating a plant based, whole food diet that most closely resembles the mediteranean diet. I have lost about 23 lbs. in 7 weeks and my body fat percentage has dropped from 26% to just over 20%. I hope to get my body fat percentage down to about 10%.
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    Fasting

    I recently began intermittent fasting. On Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week, I drink water only. I also take vitamins. I am concerned that all the vitamins I take (Vitamin C, D, Resveratrol, Fish Oil, Niacin, Arganine, DHEA, a Multi Vitamin, and Curcumin) could trick my body into thinking it is eating, thus preventing me from enjoying all the benefits of the fast. Does anyone have any insight into my concern?
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    Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) Sourcing

    Wow, thanks so much for the fantastic response to my inquiry! That really explains it!
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