Is Fasting Right for You?

There are many different types of fasts and while they can be beneficial, they may not be best for everyone. We’ll discuss several different types of fasts, who can benefit from intermittent fasting, and which fast may be best for you.

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Is Fasting Right for You? - intermittent fast

Intermittent fasting is a period of time where you don’t consume any food and you just consume liquids. Intermittent fasting has become popular because it shows tremendous promise for fat loss, preventing cancer, building muscle, and increasing resilience.

There are different types of fasts ranging from water only to bone broth, butter coffee, masters cleanse, or elemental diets.

Fasting can be very effective for metabolic conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and fatty liver. These conditions are linked to high insulin, and fasting can be helpful for this.

However, fasting may be risky and problematic for other people. At the other end of the spectrum are those who exhibit signs of burn out. This presents itself as conditions such as adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue.

If you’re someone who experiences a lot of fatigue, you’re under a lot of stress, and you feel depleted, then fasting may not be a good option for you. Also, if you’re under weight, then fasting would not be recommended. In this group of people, it’s typically cortisol and stress hormones that are the problem, and fasting tends to increase the levels of stress hormones in the body.

There are two ends of the spectrum. Those with insulin related disorders may benefit from fasting, while those with cortisol imbalances may worsen with fasting. There’s also the group of people in the middle of the spectrum. These are people who might be present with gastrointestinal issues such as IBS and IBD. This group of people may do well with a modified fast.

A modified fast is where you consume a high nutrient liquid. Elemental and semi-elemental diets are hypo-allergenic, gut-friendly meal replacement shakes that are very easy to digest; they give your gut a break, but you have sufficient calories, so you don’t activate the stress response.

The length of a fast can vary greatly depending on the purpose and the conditions. It can be as short as fasting through one meal, or it can last several days or weeks. It’s advised that you work with a skilled practitioner if you’re fasting for an extended period of time.

Types of Fasts

Bulletproof Coffee Fast

Bulletproof Fasting is the same as intermittent fasting, except you consume a cup of Bulletproof Coffee in the morning. The healthy fats from grass-fed butter and MCT oil give you a stable current of energy that sustains you through the day.

Step 1: Finish dinner by 8 pm

  • No snacking after dinner – go to bed whenever you want.

Step 2: Drink Bulletproof Coffee in the morning

  • Bulletproof Coffee is a mix of brewed Upgraded Coffee beans, grass-fed butter, and MCT Oil. You can find the complete recipe here.
  • Drink as much Bulletproof Coffee as you like in the morning. You can have another cup before 2:00 PM if you get hungry. No coffee after 2:00 PM or you won’t sleep.

Step 2.5: (optional) Work out

  • This is not necessary to gain muscle and lose fat, but it helps. If you’re going to work out, lift something heavy right before you break the fast in step 3. You will need to sleep more if you exercise.

Step 3: Do not eat until 2pm

  • This means you’ve not had anything to eat except Bulletproof Coffee for 18 hours.  This should occur from the time you wake, through the morning, and into the afternoon. If 18 hours is too long, start with a shorter fast and increase from there.

Step 4: Eat as much Bulletproof food as you like for 6 hours (until 8 pm)

  • The number of meals you eat during this time is irrelevant, as is the amount of calories.

Master Cleanse


  • To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body.
  • To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system.
  • To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body.
  • To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles.
  • To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels.
  • To build a healthy blood stream.
  • To keep youth and elasticity regardless of your years.
  • To purify mind, thoughts, and to get in touch with your spirit.


  • 2 tablespoons of organic lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons of organic grade B maple syrup
  • 1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • Ten ounces of filtered water

Consume at lease 60 oz a day for a period of days, usually 10. No food is consumed during this period.

Elemental Diet

Elemental diets have been in use since the 1940’s in hospital settings. More recently, interest in elemental diets has increased for use in various conditions of gastrointestinal/digestive impairment under medical supervision in outpatient settings.

An elemental diet requires minimal digestive functionality for assimilation and meets the distinctive nutritional requirements of patients with impaired gastrointestinal function. The elemental diet formula contains a balanced blend of macronutrients fortified with essential vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes to

ensure comprehensive support as a sole source of nutritional intake for limited periods.

It’s recommended to work with a skilled practitioner to determine the best elemental diet protocol for you.


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