Fasting and the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem January 16, 2020 100 By Jose Scott Hello everyone Did you know nnly HALF the insulin your body makes each day is made because of the food you eat. What about the other 50%? You’ve changed the food, but you’re not seeing the results you hoped for. If that’s you, then let me tell you about The 50% Percent Insulin Problem and what you can do about it. Hello, this is old Butter Bob Briggs, I lost 145 pounds and made a video about how I did it called “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off” and you can watch that here on my Youtube channel. But, in this video I want to talk to you about how HALF the insulin your body makes, and yes I said HALF the insulin, fifty percent of the daily insulin your body produces has nothing to do with the food you eat. I call this The Fifty Percent Insulin Problem. Look, everyone in the low carb community understands if you eat a high carb meal, or a snack cake, or even worse, one of those big belly washing soft drinks, your insulin will go WAY UP fast. The message seems so simple. Carbs drive insulin and insulin drives obesity. Cut the carbs, reduce the insulin and lose the weight. Such a simple message, but is that the whole story? The idea that carbs increase insulin is true, and for some simply cutting the carbs they eat is enough to solve their problem. But for others, maybe even for you, this might not be enough, because HALF your insulin problem is not an eating problem. So changing what you eat alone, might not be enough to reverse it. You might need to an add another strategy. In this video I want you to see a side of this insulin problem that isn’t very well known. I call this the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem I want to very quickly, show you a study that will explain what this problem is. Below you can see the name of the study In this study they looked at insulin levels throughout the day in a group of people, half the people were fat, the other half thin. They tested these people’s insulin after 10 hours of sleeping and not eating and came up with the lowest level of constant insulin these people always have in their system, they called this the “Basal insulin secretion rate”, but I’m going to call it their “Fasting Insulin” because whenever you see this number in a study, they call it the “fasting insulin”. In other words, this fasting insulin number is a marker that tells us the minimum constant level of insulin that’s always circulating in your blood regardless of whether you’re eating or not eating, it’s always there. You see, your body releases a certain amount of insulin all day long, it happens while you’re eating and even when you’re not eating, even when you’re sleeping, and how high or how low this constant minimum level of insulin is, can best be tested after an overnight fast. This fasting insulin level could be thought of as the floor or the lowest constant level of insulin, while your level after eating could be thought of as jumping up to the ceiling, or the highest temporary level. We all know our insulin jumps up to the ceiling a few times a day but these high levels are temporary and they depend on what we’ve been eating. On the other hand, the fasting level of insulin is constantly present, like the floor, it is the ground you stand on all the time. And this constant background level of insulin, this floor you stand on, this fasting insulin, tends to be much higher for fat people than for thin people. Now here’s the reason I’m telling you about this stuff. They tested the day’s total insulin to see what percentage of it happened after eating and what percentage of it was this constant background amount. And do you know what they found? They found that this constant background level of insulin, this floor that your insulin never goes below, represented between 45 to 50% of the TOTAL insulin you produce each day. About HALF of the insulin you produce each day is this constant background pool of insulin you always have circulating, regardless of whether you’re eating or not. Fifty Percent of the insulin released each day is released as a constant background level, regardless of how fat or how thin you are. This Fifty Percent Insulin Problem is happening all through the day and this is not dependent on what you’re eating. The skinny people had a lower constant background level, they had a lower floor, on average, but this was still about HALF of the insulin they produced each day. The fat people had a higher constant background level, on average, but this was still about HALF of the insulin they produced each day. This is the fifty percent insulin problem. And if HALF of your daily insulin is higher than it should be, and it probably is, if you’re fat around the middle, then HALF the problem you have with insulin is not caused by what you eat alone. And if HALF the insulin you produce is not caused by the food you eat, then simply changing your food alone may not be enough to fix this problem. And I think that many people who have not been successful losing weight with a low carb diet alone, have found this out the hard way. If this 50% insulin problem is not related to food, what is it related to? The answer is – It is directly associated with how fat you are. As you can see from these graphs from several other studies, the fatter you are, the higher your fasting insulin level. The higher your fasting insulin level, the more background insulin you have all day long. And the sad news is this, some people have higher insulin even when they are NOT EATING, than normal people have AFTER they eat. Just look at this graph from the work of Dr. Joseph Kraft. These people have a fasting insulin rate that is HIGHER than normal people have, EVEN AFTER they eat. Is it any wonder why some people find losing weight almost impossible even on a low carb diet? Especially if they try to solve their 50% insulin problem by changing what they eat alone, but not changing when they eat, and we’ll talk about that more in a couple minutes. As you’ll see before the end of this video, changing when you eat is MORE effective at attacking this 50% insulin problem, than changing what you eat alone. This Fifty Percent Insulin Problem happens all the time, but as we’re about to see, the higher that background insulin is, the higher your insulin goes after eating. So even though the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem is not about food, it does effect how high your insulin spikes after you eat. As you’ll see, in this study published many years before the one we just talked about, they found your insulin levels after you eat are likely to rise 5 to 7 times higher, by one hour after eating, than whatever your fasting insulin level was. If you’re diabetic or prediabetic the spike is likely to come two hours after eating. They found whatever your fasting insulin number is, after you eat, your body will release an amount of insulin an average of 5 to 7 times higher than whatever that level of constant background insulin is. Remember these are averages, for some the spike could be much higher or a little lower. But the important thing to remember is this – the spike in insulin after you eat is based on how high or how low your fasting insulin levels are. To make this a little more clear, let’s look at an example with some real numbers. If a person has a fasting insulin level of say 8 microunits. After that person eats, their insulin will spike an average of 5 to 7 times higher. Their AFTER eating insulin will rise to an average level of between 45 to 56 microunits, which is within the normal range. They ate a meal, but because their fasting insulin number was fairly low, their after eating numbers stayed in the fairly normal range. But lets say a person had a high fasting insulin level of 30 microunits. First, that person is likely to be fat if they have a number that high, and so, after that fat person with a fasting number of 30 eats the SAME meal the skinny person ate, their insulin would rise to 150 to 210 microunits, which is 5 to 7 times higher than that fat person’s fasting insulin number, but more than that, it is is 3 times higher than the skinny persons, who just ate the exact same food. Both people ate the same meal, but the higher the constant background insulin, or what we’re calling the Fifty Percent Insulin Problem, the higher their insulin spiked after eating. Both of these people had a spike after eating, which is normal, but because the 50% insulin problem was much higher in the fat person, their insulin jumped to a level three times higher than the thin person’s who ate the same food that they did. By the way, I found this to be true for myself when I took an insulin/glucose tolerance test in October of 2015. Since being normal weight, I have a fasting insulin level of about 3 microunits and after taking a glucose test my insulin level rose to 18 which is about a 6 fold increase. Then by the third hour I was back down to the 3 microunits of my fasting insulin level. Let’s sum up what we know: Some foods like carbs and lean processed protein, like whey protein powders, cause your insulin to go very high after eating, but this insulin only amounts to 50% of your insulin problem. What you eat determines this number, so when you eat low carb, you keep this number lower. The other 50% of your daily insulin is associated with how fat you are. It is an insulin problem and the best way to solve it is to periodically hold insulin very very low, as low as possible and this low insulin will allow us to begin burning up that extra body fat around your belly, your butt and your chinny, chin chins. The association between how fat you are and how high your constant background insulin levels are, could be pictured as an internal fat thermostat which has been called the “body set weight”. In other words, the higher the fasting insulin level, that constant background insulin that we’ve been talking about, then however high or low that rate is, will determine how high your insulin spikes after eating. All these things are like a thermostat, a thermostat that sets how much fat the body holds onto. The more insulin, the higher the body “sets” your fat weight thermostat. If insulin levels cause the body to set the amount of fat you carry to a certain level, then the question becomes, could you turn down that thermostat by lowering and keeping low your constant background insulin levels? I think the obvious answer is YES. And if you want to turn down this thermostat, you need use the most effective strategy you can find to get insulin down as low as possible and hold it there as often as possible. And when I say as often as possible, I’m talking about adding an element of TIMING to the Low Carb idea. The Low Carb idea is about what to eat and what not to eat to keep insulin low, but what I’m talking about is not about what to eat, it is about the TIMING of eating. Not eating for a period of time, even a short period like 16 to 24 hours, is very effective at lowering insulin. A Short Fast actually lowers insulin BETTER than Low Carb and it’s cheap, it’s simple and best of all, not eating for short periods of time is NATURE’S way to balance the books. Low Carb High Fat is great because in many ways, it imitates fasting, and Low Carb is very effective at lowering insulin. But fasting is the real deal, because any eating raises insulin, no matter what you eat. Low Carb foods are great at keeping the after eating insulin spike lower, but a short 16 to 24 hour fast is fifty percent more effective than even Low Carb at lowering insulin. And the most sustainable strategy you can take is – combining them into a two front attack on your problem, low carb high fat eating, combined with and followed by, fasting for short 16 to 24 hours periods is powerful. So what does fasting do? Fasting 24 hours every other day has been shown to increase how sensitive your body is to insulin. Being more sensitive to something is easily understood by thinking of how alcohol effects you, if you aren’t used to drinking. Just one or two drinks and you’ll really feel it. The same for insulin, if you become more sensitive, then a little insulin will do the job it takes a lot to do now. If your body is more sensitive, then you need less insulin to get the same job done. In the short time of just 22 days of fasting every other day, people became SEVEN times more sensitive to insulin. Seven times more sensitive. Just fasting every other day for about 3 weeks, makes you seven times more sensitive to insulin, folks this is amazing stuff. And it get’s better, on the every other fasting day, their fasting insulin was 57% lower. That’s a lowering of the background insulin and a lowering of the 50% insulin problem every other day by over HALF, by almost 60%. And this not eating every other day, increased the body’s fat burning by 58%. That 58% increase in fat burning is freaking amazing. That’s your belly being burned up at a rate almost 60% higher. And I want to point something out about this study that these graphs come from – the people in this study who were fasting every other day, were NOT EATING LOW CARB on their eating days. They were eating whatever the heck they wanted, so you can just imagine how much lower their insulin would have been if they had eaten a low carb diet on their eating day. Just image how much faster their results would have been, if they had held their insulin lower even on their eating days. In another study, not eating carbohydrates at all for three days lowered insulin 48%. But not eating anything for three days, or fasting, lowered insulin by a whopping 69%. As you can see, Low carb is great, but fasting is almost 50% better than low carb at lowering your insulin. And this one – two punch of eating LCHF during eating times and then short 16 to 24 hour fasts is the strategy I used and the one I recommend to you. No other strategy is more effective. And it is more sustainable. This is something you can do long-term folks. As we’ve seen, not eating for three days lowered insulin almost 70%, but fasting that long might be too hard for some people to do, but the good news is, two-thirds of that 70% reduction in insulin over a three day fast, is achieved in the first 24 hours. In other words, if three days of fasting makes your insulin go down 70%, the good news is, during the first day of that fast, 70% of all the insulin reduction is already happened. So even a 24 hour fast reduces insulin almost as much as a 3 day fast could do and a short 24 hour fast from dinner time today until dinner time tomorrow is really easy to do and much more sustainable long term than a long 3 day fast. Just look what happens during a short fast. After just 11 hours, fatty acids, this is your fat being released folks, fatty acids being released are GREATLY increased. Just look at that steep rise around 11 hours. That’s your big belly slowly but surely being burned up with a little fasting time each day. After just 13 hours, ketones are greatly increased. As you know, ketones are made from your body fat and used by the body as a substitute energy source. Everybody in the low carb world worries about whether or not they are in ketosis, but as you can see, after 13 hours ketones are greatly increasing. You are making ketones while fasting. And these ketones can continue to rise higher and higher for days so long as the fast continues. Longer fasts have a higher rate of ketones, but you don’t have to do long fasts, simply do a good 16 to 24 hour fast and know the ketones are on a steep rise after 13 hours. And Insulin falls a lot by 3 to 4 hours after eating and then falls even further by 10 hours after eating. Remember, 70% of the fall in insulin during a long fast, a three day fast, happens during the first 24 hours. So most the insulin reduction that happens in a long fast, happens during your short fast. So eat a LCHF diet during eating times and use the complete appetite control that diet gives you to not eat when not hungry, this not eating when not hungry is fasting. It’s easy to do, you’re already doing it now when you sleep, all you need to do is extend the time. Delaying eating breakfast for a few hours can give you a 16 hour fast and most of that time you were asleep. Easy. Now, a video like this can’t go into all the benefits of fasting, so if you want to really learn about intermittent fasting, the most complete source of information, and I mean THE most complete source, can be found on Dr. Jason Fung’s excellent blog. He has an huge free 26 part blog series about fasting that is a wealth of information on this topic. There simply is not a better resource about this on the internet and here’s the link. Thank you for watching and I hope this helps you. While you’re here on Youtube, I hope you’ll watch some of my other videos, or visit me on Facebook or visit my blog at www.buttermakesyourpantsfalloff.com CategoryArticles BlogTagsalternative day fasting Butter Bob butter makes your pants fall off calorie cycling compressed eating window fasting high fat hyperinsulinemia insulin insulin resistance intermittent fasting LCHF losing weight low carb meal frequency meal timing the time-restricted eating you 100 Comments Irene says: July 9, 2019 at 8:19 pm My colleague is a devout Muslim who fasts during Ramadan every year (pretty much for one whole month not eating between sunrise and sunset). He's a really cool guy who happily fields our relentless questions, and says that it's hard at first but by the end of it it's fine and almost feels like a reset of the system. Reply soul cheerleader says: July 11, 2019 at 1:37 pm 🙏🏼🙌🏽💕This came just when I needed it most!!GOD BLESS YOU BOB!!! Reply ILOVE2FeelGOOD says: July 12, 2019 at 6:53 am The information presented I'm this video has offered more wisdom and solid information than most doctors on youtube. The only 2 channels of true substance is Dr Jason Fung and this one. Reply Donald Lancaster says: July 17, 2019 at 4:47 pm How have you been, we miss you Bob. Reply Mushabeer Banu says: July 19, 2019 at 4:14 am Can we drink water or black coffee while fasting? Reply yehmiyah says: July 19, 2019 at 1:22 pm super Reply MrKneeV says: July 20, 2019 at 2:19 am I am on my fourth day of a no-sugar no-carb diet (essentially keto, but I am not calculating or counting macros), and I am feeling full all day with very little food – eggs, chicken and broccoli, with proportionately lots of butter and coconut oil. I am staying so full that I hardly feel like eating. I was already thinking of not eating tomorrow when I saw your video. I will see how alternating days works out. Reply Carmela Camba says: July 21, 2019 at 2:53 pm is my understanding correct? That i have to lower my baseline insulin so that no matter what i eat in my feeding time, the insulin spike is lower too? i read the study it said that insulin is released in pulsatile manner, and post breakfast produces 2 pulses while lunch and dinner produces three. Does this mean OMAD is more effective than IF with longer and more than one feeding time? Because if you only eat once, your insulin will spike only once and the rise is much lower. Also this is why there is diabetes epidemic, we break our fast early and feed like 6 times a day, and the insulin pulsatile secretion could be higher after the third meal (the study is 3 meals a day so we are not sure yet) which then became a habit and insulin resistance happens. It is also interesting to note that the meals in the study were 50% carbs! And even when breakfast have less calorie than lunch and dinner, the insulin level reacts the same. It proves that calorie doesn't really matter. Reply Darlene Simmons says: July 24, 2019 at 5:38 pm good information i have learned alot i thank you greatly iwill try Reply Ordinary Observer says: July 26, 2019 at 9:21 am Thanks for covering the topic very comprehensively. Appreciate Reply Yvonne Davis says: July 31, 2019 at 2:15 am You’ve got a new follower! Am feeling better already. Thank you Butter Bob💕 Reply Jan Bun says: August 2, 2019 at 1:49 pm Excellent information and explanations. Thank You Bob Reply John 100 says: August 2, 2019 at 6:12 pm The global central planners want us to have poor health, they say keto and IF is bad for your health and yet folks on this diet feel better lose weight and dont get diabetes. While if you go with the American Medical association's diet your health just deteriorates over time. You are always hungry and it's very hard to lose weight. Eat fat, low carbs the opposite of the AMA suggestion is better for you. Do you think they want to reduce longevity in the population? Reply Denise Lyons says: August 4, 2019 at 7:12 pm Beautiful video thank you Mr. Bob👍🌹🖐 Reply C LB says: August 8, 2019 at 4:17 pm So OMAD? (one meal a day) ?? I've done this before. 🙂 I'm on the keto/carnivore diet and I lost 5lbs in the first week. Reply pamula wallace says: August 8, 2019 at 4:52 pm Hi Bob just did my first fast today 8/8/2019. 20 hours. I felt the fast.. Got hunger pangs it passed. Did exercises did dance exercises. Then mowed the backyard garden finished fast at 4pm today.. Very hungry… Reply pamula wallace says: August 8, 2019 at 4:54 pm Ps I am 71yrs old. Reply tammy jones says: August 10, 2019 at 7:09 am Can u fast when on diabetic meds Reply Vicky Manley says: August 26, 2019 at 11:32 am Great Reply Becky Medina says: August 29, 2019 at 1:57 am Wished you would make videos again… Reply Eleanor Smith says: September 6, 2019 at 12:37 am Thanks I do the 16/8 some days. Because I’m on steroids for RA my sugar is hard to stay down. It’s usually good when I wake up in the morning, @120 to 130. But I can’t get it to stay that low. I’ve been eating 2 big salads a day and that helps, but I’m getting kind of frustrated, if I eat rice, potatoes even in small amounts, it goes up o much. I’m used to eating 3 things on my plate, a meat a veg,and a starch. Most of the time I eliminate the starch, do you know something good that can replace the starch on my plate. I would appreciate any help. Reply Mitchie Tyler says: September 7, 2019 at 8:12 pm Hi, Bob! Thanks for this great video. I also watch Dr. Fung but I understood everything better after you explained it. You have the knack for explaining things clearly! I am doing well on my Keto and fasting journey and I'm finding it to be one of the easiest ways to lose weight. Reply Leon Fuerst says: September 12, 2019 at 7:22 pm Thanks Butter Bob, hope all is well. Reply Ken Saylor says: September 27, 2019 at 1:54 pm Good chat Bob. So much good info kept simple. Reply pleiades says: September 29, 2019 at 3:11 am Hey Bob, you are so inspiring. Please come back to just say hi. Lots of rumours going on. Please put a stop to them by rising like a phoenix back to your audience. You have helped and inspired millions. Just hope that you are well and thriving. Blessings. Reply serenitycarlos2 says: October 8, 2019 at 1:03 pm Wow, just watched this video. Great stuff!We'll understand it better by and by.My mother was on insulin. She hated having to have a needle injection. When my dad suffered a stroke, she started fasting and praying for him. She did this for 30 days. She did the old tyme fasting from sun up to sun down generally not eating or drinking until after 6pm.During a doctor's office visit, I asked him whether she could go on pills instead of insulin. He said, "once you are on insulin, you have to stay on it or you will die." I told him that she had not taken insulin in 30 days because she was fasting for her husband. I said if she was going to die, she would be dead by now.He switched her to pills, metformin and glimipride or something like that. She stayed on that a couple years until a new doctor switched her to Prandin. Eventually she was able to stop all medications for diabetes and labwork showed she was no longer diabetic. She gave all the credit and praise to God. I did also because it was difficult navigating the waters over the years. The medical community wants you to take drugs to maintain your health, but those drugs cause other problems.October 2016 mother spread her wings and flew away to join the heavenly choir. Renal failure probably from the affects of metformin caused her transition. I can smile now when I write this because I can still hear her say, "I'm not diabetic, in Jesus name."Butter Bob explained here what really happened during those days of fasting that changed her life and put her on a better path. It was 2008 when she refused the needle and chose to fast. Her husband passed January 2009. She was able to live a rich golden life right up to the end. Que en Paz Descanse, Mamá! Reply B Beason says: October 8, 2019 at 10:10 pm Butter Bob you help me and my family soooo much to understand fasting and low carb! Are you still making videos? We miss you😢 Reply Franklin Quijote says: October 17, 2019 at 7:02 pm This is very true Base on Inuit people they eat only meat and fats. They are very healthy but the moment they went to Greenland which carbs and sugar was introduce and added to their diet they start getting sick and died this is proven science facts and we are mislead on science . Please read about Brian Peskin. You will amaze we are mislead . . Stay healthy God bless Reply David Conner says: October 24, 2019 at 1:57 am Bob, is lard reusable and if so, how many times? Reply Lisa Robbins says: October 29, 2019 at 11:17 am Bless you for what you are doing Mr. Butter! Reply Ginny Lorenz says: October 29, 2019 at 4:49 pm How can I fast with my hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar)???????? You know, the "I'm going to pass out if I don't get food in me NOW!!! Sincere question. Someone please help me understand. Reply Ulvia says: October 30, 2019 at 11:00 am Mr. Bob, like the way you make the points across, explained everything clearly.New subscriber. Reply Manny Richtofen says: October 31, 2019 at 3:27 pm Outstanding. Reply Sandra Valdez says: November 1, 2019 at 7:20 pm Hi Butter Bob, regarding your grocery store video on buying high fat meats, what is your cholesterol reading after these fats. Reply Inner Circle says: November 7, 2019 at 11:27 am Super content Reply Werner Bezuidenhout says: November 10, 2019 at 12:51 am Hi Bob, so the fasting insulin of fat is higher than the fanting insulin of thin people. Is their insulin higher because they are fat, or are they fat because their insulin is higher? Reply Susie Harrison says: November 11, 2019 at 2:32 pm My morning fasting level IS NOT MY BASELINE… I don't know why I'm different. I'm not diabetic. My morning fasting is like 116… BUT that's at 5 am… by the time I eat breakfast or have coffee, by 8 am, my blood sugar drops to 85. For a week I tested my blood sugar about every 2 hours (noted times of eating) my average range is 85-135 (after eating). However, if I fast 8-10 hours during the day… my blood sugar is about 85. The only time it's hi without eating is in the morning, when I wake up. I'd say my morning fasting sugar before 8am will be a little higher than my average for the rest of the day. I can't find any information on this. The Dawn Affect is specifically for those who are diabetic. I've been told by more than one doctor I am not diabetic, although my morning blood sugars seem high… I think the fasting morning blood sugar actually raises my A1c… because honestly the rest of the day, it's all in the normal range. Why am I different? Reply Charles Hortley says: November 12, 2019 at 7:11 pm Perfect info. Reply Bobby's World says: November 13, 2019 at 7:38 pm Thanks Bob I have been having this very problem was blaming my metformin for keeping me from dropping weight. I did one 24 hour fast and it seam very easy and I was tempted to go longer. because I take meds 2 times a day that need to be taken with food it is holding me back some what . But I want to to do this so badly . Going to see if possible to take meds once a day and try fasting every second day to get the weight off. thanks for sharing your story. I have for the first time in my life at age 58 found a way to lose weight that i feel 100% confident that I can do this. AS i search more I can not believe how deep the lies and miss information goes. New subscriber after see this video thanks Reply M S says: November 13, 2019 at 8:57 pm Does anyone know what an average healthy basal rate actually is?I'm a Type 1 Diabetic on a pump and my basal rate is set at 1U (U=unit) per hour. Since starting keto over a year ago I've lowered my basal rate down from 1.8U per hour. I've adjusted it so that I no longer have a different rate at different times during the day.My bolus rate (amount used per carbs ingested i.e.; one slice of sandwich bread = 30 carbs typically) amount use has also lowered. Still using insulin because I'm still a type 1 diabetic but FAR better blood sugar control and significantly less insulin needed plus less weight.Insulin is a hell of a fat causing drug. Reply Tommy Edge says: November 15, 2019 at 11:50 pm Let's all starve ourselves to death and beat diabetes for good Reply laserleftfoot ttt says: November 16, 2019 at 12:21 pm how old is Butter Bob Briggs?? Reply Bon Pearson says: November 16, 2019 at 2:20 pm Very important information. Reply Tom Tanner says: November 17, 2019 at 8:54 am it's called Insulin resistance, duhh Reply LuC1800 says: November 17, 2019 at 11:23 am You are awesome ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️thank you sir!!! Reply Kevin Gange says: November 19, 2019 at 6:48 am Excellent presentation! Thank you for sharing this important information with all of us! Reply ju ju says: November 20, 2019 at 12:44 pm Yes at my healthiest i only ate when i was hungry. It's a myth that you actually need breakfast. Reply fishtherapy100 says: November 20, 2019 at 5:47 pm Bless you Bob. Reply Barbara Mowrey says: November 20, 2019 at 7:23 pm I’m skinny and I eat very low-carb and it doesn’t work for me. Some mornings I can eat one cracker and peanut butter and my insulin level will be 200. Other mornings I don’t eat the peanut butter cracker my insulin level is 130. I don’t know what you mean by micrograms. I’m in the US. How do you keep insulin levels down when you’re on insulin? I realize insulin is the problem and causes diabetes but what if you can’t eat unless you have insulin? I fasted for a year doing intermittent fasting every day until 2 PM with low-carb vegan eating & high fat and was in emergency nearly dead from starvation. Keytones in my urine were 500. I had to stop doing intermittent fasting entirely. The doctor said that diabetics cannot do intermittent fasting. Reply Kim Seiple says: November 21, 2019 at 3:27 am I sure do miss you, Butter Bob. I wish you would keep making videos. A lot of people miss you. I hope you’re doing well. 😊 Reply BanjoInKorea says: November 21, 2019 at 6:32 am Excellent presentation as usual. I know that insulin is keeping me from losing weight even though I've been eating keto and doing intermitten fasting for 4+ months now. That's because I have diabetes and have to inject insulin. Not sure what the solution to that is. Reply Dan Bujor says: November 21, 2019 at 8:24 am I learned from the ancient Greeks. Concision is the soul of wisdom. The WHOLE story of diabetes in 5 words: Saturated fat blocks insulin receptors. Reply Dan Bujor says: November 21, 2019 at 8:44 am Very well said. Thanks. I do exactly what you say. I fast of food twice 48 hours a week. And of water less than that, because I drink after eating and before starting to eat herbs tea. Witch is not fasting. Reply Sergiu Slobozoaia says: November 21, 2019 at 10:19 am I am triggered by this video!! Reply At Creed says: November 21, 2019 at 7:49 pm Do you have any suggestions for hunger headaches that come when fasting? Reply Amar Lindo says: November 22, 2019 at 5:35 am I am trying at the moment eating one meal a day before 6pm and just snack crackers and cheese, bran cereal or 1-1/2 hand full of raisins. I drink 4-5 bottles of water a day. I am really trying to make a change. Thank you for this video. 😊👍🙏🏼 Reply schumannwillie7 says: November 22, 2019 at 2:51 pm Pure truth. Im doing this omad fast mixed keto 3 weeks in my fat is melting off and im not hungry or tired now. 24 hr fast will cut your grocery bills. Reply Joe Blake says: November 22, 2019 at 10:40 pm Way, WAY too redundant! Said the same thing over and over and over. Reply Bon Chance says: November 23, 2019 at 1:32 pm Bob , thankyou…..you are saving lives !!!GOD BLESS you always Reply Doug Beatty says: November 24, 2019 at 9:01 am yes, in the short term your liver will go crazy and drive up your blood sugar as much as a meal will at times. You fasting level is also temporary. If you think it's not please stop advising people Not having breakfast before checking your blood glucose is not 'fasted'. A fasted state is long enough to produce metabolic phenomena, at least 24 hours to stimulate neurogenesis and other processes that will drive down your blood sugar. Yes, butter helped me lose 100 pounds. You are completely wrong. Simply changing your diet will lower your A1c. I had to do it once to get surgery on a 'poverty diet'. Calorie restriction works too. Cutting carbs make you thinner and lowers your 'fasting insulin'. You really really should not give health advice. Please stop. Reply D Leigh says: November 24, 2019 at 12:06 pm Lol "not eating for short periods of time" ok mate so 16-24 hours us short? Crazy guy! Reply Susan Vaughan says: November 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm Thank you SO much Bob! I'm not much of a carnivore, so this is crucial for me. Reply Katherine George says: November 24, 2019 at 8:02 pm Is it not from sugars released from your muscles when fasting? Reply fly 13 says: November 24, 2019 at 8:34 pm If you're struggling losing weight on low carb, fasting every other day can work better, even if you're consuming carbs on your eating days. Staying low carb while doing this works even better. There, you just saved 21 minutes. Reply RW Fraley says: November 25, 2019 at 6:04 am My worst time is night I seem to have to eat. I think I can fast three mornings a day week I’m going to aim for that thanks bob Reply Freedom O’speech says: November 25, 2019 at 10:12 pm Thank you! For educating me. God bless you. Reply WILLIAM RUSH says: November 26, 2019 at 4:18 am I WAS TOLD BY ROCAEL WAELCH IF YOU WANT TO LOOK LIKE ME DON'T EAT ANYTHING AFTER 5:00 (ANYTHING/EVER) AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD INFORMATION (AND I REALLY WANT TO LOOK LIKE HER) SO I ASK MY WIFE IF THAT WAS O.K. Reply WILLIAM RUSH says: November 26, 2019 at 4:25 am I DON"T KNOW IF IT REALLY WORKS?! AFTER ALL I, I MUST SAY THOUGH (I AM STILL A GUY((LOOKIMNG LIKE MICKY ROONY))) BUTT I LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT?!?!? Reply Mark Wade says: November 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm Listen to this man…he is correct. As to the why, I think our old carb paradigm has changed us metabolically and maybe some of us are past the point of becoming "normal". If you are pre-diabetic, obese and lose weight….if you are like me…it still takes a SERIOUS fast to get glucose under control. I wake up and measure my glucose after 12+ hours of fasting and it can be as high as 105. Much better than when I was 40 pounds heavier….but my lifelong carb-based eating has ruined my body memory for healthy metabolic function (in my opinion). Embrace your hunger….practice the clean-keto program and your hunger will lessen. Reply 7173mach1 says: November 26, 2019 at 6:04 pm Thank you for explaining so well! Now that I understand the 50% problem I feel like I can beat this lifetime weight problem. Reply chazIII7III says: November 26, 2019 at 10:16 pm Thanks Bob. I appreciate it. Reply Carlos Hernandez says: November 28, 2019 at 9:03 am The problem is the fact the we eat to fucking much. Reply Carlos Hernandez says: November 28, 2019 at 9:03 am Sugar is definitely the enemy Reply Carlos Hernandez says: November 28, 2019 at 9:04 am Carbohydrates are addictive the more you eat the more your body wants. Reply Ivan Cubano says: November 28, 2019 at 10:07 pm How much fat is too much fat on Keto diet? I lost a lot of weight, but my cholesterol is TC 12.77 and LDL +10, triglycerides 2.12mmol/L, Any doctor would want to take Lipitor or Crestor…My doctor thinks that fat will keel me or give me a hearth attack or stroke. Anybody have similar situation?: Reply James Dickens says: November 29, 2019 at 1:53 am If I lose weight – – the fat loss occurs NOT in my belly – but ONLY in my feet, legs and hands. When I lose fat in my FEET – then the BONES start to push through my skin and dangerous foot ULCERS begin to form. Even more problematic – the fat in my feet and hands does not grow back – in fact, I have even begun to have HAND ULCERS – while turning a screwdriver or hammering. Thankfully, the hand ulcers heal quickly – the foot ulcers do not heal quickly – and the risk of infection goes through the roof – not to mention a tremendous amount of foot and hand pain – of late my hands are so painful at night it is making it difficult to fall asleep. Anybody have suggestions? I've told my doctors and they look at me like I am lying – a foot doctor told me I didn't have enough feeling in my feet to have pain – but I assured him I did have extreme pain and often very deep-felt like perhaps a bone break. I think that the doctors think that I want pain meds for recreational drug use – but never ask them for any pain meds. At this point I am out of work – on Medicare – and can not afford the copays so I am scrambling to find natural cures – I've been diabetic most likely since college when my fasting blood sugar was 120 – back then they called that a high normal – but today is considered diabetic for a fasting test – I've been overweight all my life but for about 8 years while in the Army – back then I ran 10 – 12 miles a day – weight about 149. Today my weight is 190. I have always had good eating habits – I grew up on a farm with fresh vegetables and have always eaten more vegetables than meats and have gone completely Vegan about a year ago. I was on insulin 32 units a day for 6 years with an A1C of 9 – insulin cost went to $210 so I had to stop and a year after A1C was 9 – so on or off insulin makes no difference??? Paying for that stuff for 6 years only to discover it was doing me no good. Reply OverTheTopCargoTrailer Jerry says: November 30, 2019 at 7:03 am butter ball bob , says the same thing about 1,000 X over and over again, its so boring that you really can't focus on his message. BOB please watch ur video and START OVER…make it 75% shorter !! besides what your saying is total BS…anything below 50 ml is 911 time ..im 310 Lbs or BMI @ 44 and had a A1c 10.4 = 240 ml… with diet and meds i got my A1C to under 6 average my mornings were 80-100ml and the same range 2 hours after eating !! NOT SURE WHERE YOU GET THIS STUFF FROM ?? Reply Truth Hunter says: November 30, 2019 at 2:13 pm Bob – you truly dissect the whole smoke screen that’s been around our diets and food we eat Your video explains many issues obese people have with their weight – which I have never seen presented before The old story of the obese person just eating the same amount as the skinny person – but mysteriously still puts on weight – has been explained by youExtrapolating from your video it would appear the example demonstrated, a “calorie counting” only approach to wright loss is problematic or ineffective for the fat to obese patients. I appreciate your repetition on the key elements as a mechanism to drive home the point – but would love you to do a high impact / non repetitive version of your videoThis will have a higher impact on the younger generations Thanks for all the information you have shared Reply xzktplm says: December 1, 2019 at 12:21 am Butter makes your pants fall off. :))))) Reply TheViewChaser says: December 1, 2019 at 1:00 am Bob you alive bro? Reply rumoret says: December 1, 2019 at 1:50 am In the 1960's we would eat dinner at exactly at 4:00 p.m. We never ate desert…except once a month, and we played outside during the day. I guess….we were fasting without knowing it. LOL Reply MEDIC MIKE says: December 1, 2019 at 3:10 am SINCE THIS CHANNEL DOESNT POST ANYMORE I WOULD SUGGEST ALL OF YOU TO WATCH TOM DE LAURE, DR. BURG, Dr. Nick Zyrowski, ETC ON YOUTUBE. THESE GUYS REALLY HAVE THEIR SHIT DOWN ON KETO, INTERMITTENT FASTING. Reply ppm120667 says: December 1, 2019 at 11:37 pm Fantastic vídeo. Thank you for so much for this. Reply David Webster says: December 2, 2019 at 1:49 pm So 50% insulin problem. Reply Vladimir de Sousa says: December 3, 2019 at 12:23 pm got confused… you said 1/2 of Insulin level is there even without food… so fasting just proves that… doesn’t really lower it in the 24h… Reply You Too says: December 4, 2019 at 3:49 am I prefer faster weight loss results and im pre-diabetic so OMAD makes the most sense. Water Fasting 23.5 hours per day is just what I need to keep insulin and glucose low all day which of course leads to faster weight loss. Reply Get Keto Lean says: December 5, 2019 at 11:31 am This video is epic! Thank you so much Butter Bob! Reply Evets Nitram says: December 7, 2019 at 12:39 pm I've always said that the fatter you get the easier it is to get fat. This explains it. Reply D S says: December 7, 2019 at 10:00 pm You're the best Butter Bob…thank you!! Reply Agronox DT says: December 12, 2019 at 1:34 am You are literally just describing insulin resistance.. Which is corrected over time by reducing the consumption of insulin spiking foods. Reply Leona147741 says: December 12, 2019 at 2:02 pm It easy to understand low carb principles the way you explain them, but I had to watch this video a second time to fully grasp what you explained about fasting to suppress blood insulin and since low carb controls appetite so well, it makes fasting easier. Having control of my appetite due to low carb has been a blessing. As a child I no control of my lack of an appetite and as an adult I had no control over always being hungry. Reply BizAutomation Automating Small Business says: December 12, 2019 at 6:45 pm I don't think there was a need to repeat the same thing over and over and over again, I found it interesting the 1st time, but after hearing it repeated 20x, I found it hard to concentrate. This could have been a 10 min video. Reply Meesh Lathrom says: December 13, 2019 at 6:51 am I have a tumor called an insulinoma. It makes insulin. And it’s reactive. Meaning it goes crazy after I eat with insulin production. I did a meal test at the hosptial (kinda like an oral glucose tolerance test. Only with food instead of the glucose drink.) My insulin rose to 780 Uiu. Normal insulin after a meal is 40-112. The doctors were shocked. Reply throatgorge2 says: December 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm Butter Bob Briggs, huh? Now I got to watch me a movie that has "Butter fu!" Butter Bob says check it out! Reply M B says: December 21, 2019 at 4:07 am "Fasting is the real deal." You've saved someone's life with that knowledge. Thanks!!! Reply Bobby Ocampo says: December 24, 2019 at 7:54 am What to eat after a fast? Reply Order of the True Force says: December 29, 2019 at 1:07 am There's another benefit to this: YOUR LIFE SPAN WILL INCREASE! Studies have been done with lab animals that show that their lifespans are dependent on how much the eat. If you reduce 30% of the food you eat daily, you will live 30% longer. Search for Dr. Michio Kaku talking about this on "Michio Kaku: How to reverse aging" here on YouTube. Reply Bobby Ocampo says: January 2, 2020 at 4:23 am Will it affect fasting if you eat butter? Reply armadillotoe says: January 7, 2020 at 1:51 pm Bob, I hope you are healthy and happy. You helped a lot of people. We appreciate what you did for us. Reply Redeemed says: January 7, 2020 at 9:35 pm Happy 2020 butter bob, you made my pants fall off also 😉 🙂 😉 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.