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180DegreeHealth Podcast #2: Glycogen and Intermittent Fasting

A 180D reader writes in…

Here’s one you can address on your podcast if you wanna. Wouldn’t it make sense to eat breakfast as late as possible to use the glycogen storage up and then burn fat? Please keep me informed about your take on this.

And I Matt Stone, flying solo without my compadre Dr. Garrett, take a stab at this one. As usual, I go off on a bunch of unrelated glycogen and intermittent fasting tangents that had less to do with the original question than they should have, but all in all there are a few interesting tidbits. Enjoy, and please leave some comments about what topics you would like to hear next if any. I’ll be more than happy to jump on the ol’ computer and have little mini discussions with myself for your listening pleasure.

  1. Are these just available via iTunes? I want to download to my droid.

    • They aren’t available in iTunes period. You can download them straight from the site on any device.

  2. I read some articles by Ray Peat about the dangers of Iron, but as a pregnant mom of a toddler, I wonder if I should be taking it. This second pregnancy I actually feel better than the first energy wise and I’m not taking any iron supplementation, I also wonder if I should give my toddler iron which pediatricians recommend. they also recommend giving it to newborns but I didn’t do that and I won’t with the new one coming because a newborn’s kidneys liver aren’t effective filters some weeks later. I’d love to hear your perspective on iron supplementation if I am not bringing up too broad of a topic.

    Love this radio, BTW. It really has been life changing, especially after hearing the interview with Dr. Orwell.

    I tried revising the grammar and spelling in this comment, sorry if they’re are mistakes. It doesn’t mean I’m stoopid.

    • Giving iron to an infant sounds really weird. In fact, one characteristic of milk that really stands out is that it is always low in iron, as if the body purifies the iron out in order to make it suitable for an infant. A mother does need good blood volume and red blood cell count, but that has more to do with metabolism than it does iron.

  3. I’m an idiot. I meant Doc Orman. I’m currently reading “homage to Catalonia” by George Orwell. 😛

  4. Wow, I should send these comments to my editor before posting.

  5. Hi Matt, this was a very informative podcast and I appreciate you taking the time to do it. I used to promote intermittent fasting before I adopted the 180 degree approach. The benefits I feel personally from it are impressive so I’m glad to be armed with some facts of how IF lowers your energy usage overall to share with ones I know who are still doing it. Have a great day!

  6. Hello Matt,
    Have you had much success helping older people with your approach…those of us who are in their early 70s? After almost finishing your books, Eat For Heat” & “Diet Recovery 2”,it seems that a lot of the success stories are from a younger demographic and aging athletes who love working out. I still work full time at a computer, seldom exercise anymore (used to walk a lot)and have eaten everyway under the sun, now even your way, with plenty of weight gain. Still I can’t seem to raise my low morning metabolism much more than 6/10 of a point all day. Thank you.

    • Sure. Age makes no difference really. Improvements can happen at any age. Of course, the older you get, the less capable a person if of achieving true physiological excellence. You won’t see anyone in their 70’s winning the 100M dash at the Olympics anytime soon because invariable declines occur with aging, declines that take a toll on the metabolism. So you may notice improvement, you may just not be able to reach 99 degrees F and feel like a 20-year old again, because, the only thing that can make a person feel like a 20-year old is being 20 years old!

  7. Wow, thanks Matt. I’m even more confused than I was before. :p