In this video, Dr. Berg talks about fasting-exercise and the glycogen reserve. When you fast, it causes mild stress in the body, the body then adapts and increase the resistance to stress and disease and the body is in repair mode.
In order to receive the benefits of fasting, you must fast for at least 16 hours and the frequency of eating decreases the benefits. In order for you to get into the fasting state to get the benefits, you need to deplete your glycogen reserve and get into fat burning where you are actually living off your fat and ketones. There is about 1600 to 2800 of glycogen stored in the liver and in your muscle. The glycogen that is stored in the muscle can’t be used in the rest of the body. Adding exercise speeds up the depletion of glycogen reserve.
Depletion of Glycogen Reserve:
• No Exercise – between 12 to 22 hours
• Mild Exercise – between 60 to 90 minutes
• HIIT - between 20 to 40 minutes
When you add exercise to fasting and you are adapted to fat burning, you won’t have any issues with blood sugars and you will feel really good.
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.