Combining the Keto Diet With Intermittent Fasting may help you reach ketosis faster than a keto diet alone. Here's what Martina and Dr. Eric Westman say.

Intermittent Fasting With Keto Diet Ft. Martina And Dr. Westman

Clubbing the Keto Diet With Intermittent Fasting may help you reach ketosis faster than a keto diet alone. It may also result in greater fat loss. However, while this method may work wonders for some, it\’s not necessary to mix both. Here\’s what Martina Slajerova and Dr. Eric Westman\’s thoughts on it are:

What Martina Slajerova Has To Say:

Martina Slajerova is the creator of the KetoDietApp.com and International Best Selling Author of various Keto Diet Cookbooks. Martina holds a degree in Economics and has worked in auditing, but has always been passionate about nutrition and healthy living.

When she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. She had no energy and found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. That’s when she decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods and started following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

After having to witness the incredible benefits of low-carb eating firsthand, Martina and her partner created KetoDiet, a tracking, and planning application with hundreds of low-carb recipes, which is now one of the bestselling apps on the App Store and Google Play.

Then, in 2012, she launched the KetoDiet blog, which helps millions of people follow a whole-foods-based, low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle. Since 2016, she\’s authored 6 low-carb & keto books to help people follow a healthy diet and to show them that this way of eating doesn\’t have to be complicated or boring.

According to her, KetoDiet is not just about losing weight at any cost; it\’s about adopting a healthier lifestyle. Her mission is to help people reach their goals, whether it\’s someone\’s dream weight or simply eating healthy food.

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Martina\’s Experience With Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

So in my experience, I would say quite it\’s quite different from the experience of many other people. And that\’s because I have a thyroid condition and I cannot really do prolonged fasting. But I sometimes do Intermittent fasting for up to 24 hours. I usually don\’t go over that because I know it won\’t have a positive effect on my thyroid. So I try to keep it out. Or below 24 hours, the most common fasting I do is just skipping a meal and that can be anything from 12 to 16 hours fasting.

Martina talks about her own experience with Intermittent Fasting where she states that her experience is different from others. She adds that she doesn\’t go for Prolonged Fasting because that doesn\’t have any positive effect on her Thyroid. Martina also mentions that she sometimes does Intermittent Fasting but only up to 24 hours. She further adds that if she goes into Intermittent Fasting she skips a meal and ranges from 12 to 16 hours fast.

Martina\’s Thoughts On Intermittent Fasting And Time Management

I find that it\’s definitely good for time management because when I\’m really busy, I use intermittent fasting. It\’s a tool for me to monitor everything that is happening in my life, I will just have two main meals. This also saves me quite a bit of time by not having to cook. It\’s something you should be doing if you feel it\’s right for you.

Martina mentions that Intermittent Fasting is a good means of Time Management for her when she\’s really busy. She adds that it is a tool for her to monitor everything happening in her life. Martina says that she just takes two main meals and she is basically sorted. She finishes by saying that it saves her quite a lot of time by not cooking. Martina recommends Intermittent Fasting With Keto for anyone who feels, it\’s right for them.

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Why It\’s Not Recommended For Beginners

I wouldn\’t definitely recommend it for people that just started following the Keto Diet. They should wait for maybe four weeks before getting used to it. The low carb intake gets keto-adapted before they try intermittent fasting because it has to feel natural. It cannot be something they force and something they suffer.

Martina doesn\’t recommend Intermittent Fasting along with Keto to people who have just started their journey. She recommends them to wait for four weeks before adopting it. Martina says that Low Carb Intake should make them Keto-adapted first so that it\’s more natural. She adds that it should not be something they force and suffer through.

What Dr. Eric Westman Has To Say:

Dr. Eric Westman is the Director at Duke Keto Medicine Clinic, Founder at Adapt Your Life, and Associate Professor Of Medicine at Duke University.

Dr. Eric Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine and founded the Duke Keto Medicine Clinic with Dr. William S. Yancy Jr. in 2006 after 8 years of clinical research regarding low carbohydrate ketogenic diets.

Dr. Westman is a Past-President and Master Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and Fellow of The Obesity Society.

He is an editor of the textbook: Obesity: Evaluation & Treatment Essentials, and author of the New York Times Bestseller The New Atkins for a New You, Cholesterol Clarity, and Keto Clarity. Also, he is the co-founder of Adapt Your Life, an education and product company based on low carbohydrate concepts.

He is the course coordinator for MED415c, a Fourth-Year Medical Student Elective on the Medical Management of Obesity, and a faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Training Program.

How Frequently Does Dr. Westman Is Asked About Intermittent Fasting

People ask me if, I can couple my intermittent fasting with a ketogenic diet? How well is it? And how frequently can I do it? So in my teaching that I learned and that I teach other people, I don\’t tell people to fast. I teach them during some hours of the day, to not eat.

Dr. mentions that he gets a lot of questions like, \”Can I couple Keto With IF?\”, \”How well IF is?\”, \”How often should I do it?\”. He says that what he has learned and what he teaches, is not to fast but to just not eat during some hours of the day.

The Simple Basics

If they\’re not hungry, it might seem like it\’s a little different because if you fast from inside, because you\’re not hungry, this is a good thing. But if you fast, because you tell yourself I\’m hungry, but I can\’t eat that during this time of day. That\’s in my teaching, is not a good thing.

Dr. Westman says that if someone fasts because they are not hungry, that\’s a good thing and it will feel good from inside when they fast. He adds that if someone tells them they are hungry but they can\’t eat, he believes that is not good and shouldn\’t be done.

How It\’s Evolving Overtime

Now what we\’re finding is that like different kinds of cars and motorcycles and brands of shoes, there are different ways to do Ketosis. And I see to it that people eat real food eat when they\’re hungry. Don\’t eat when you\’re hungry as sort of the safer side. It\’s an advanced tool for me to tell someone to eat less, intermittent fasting, or eat one meal a day.

Dr. mentions that like different types of cars, motorcycles, and shoes, there are different ways to do Ketosis as well. He says that he teaches people to eat real food when they are hungry and suggests using Intermittent Fasting to eat less or starting OMAD.

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