IDM Round Up – June 28, 2019

Special Guest Series

Dr. Ken Berry: How to Talk to your Doctor – Final Episode

Dr. Ken Berry has spent the last decade battling the epidemics of obesity, insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes. He’s the author of the acclaimed book Lies My Doctor Told Me, and hosts his own channel on YouTube –

Over five weeks, Dr. Berry is hosting a special guest series for members here on IDM: ‘How to Talk to your Doctor.’ Whether it’s a ketogenic or low-carb diet, many health care providers in the US, Canada and around the world just don’t understand this way of eating yet, nor the many associated health benefits.

So, don’t miss this series so you can get the knowledge you need to talk to your doctor!

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My favourite fasting schedule

For best results, Coach Nadia Pateguana prefers 2x48h IF

IDM’s recommendation for weight loss is widely known as the ADF (Alternate Day Fasting) Regimen. Most often our clients are instructed and taught to follow a 3×24/36/42 Intermittent Fasting Schedule when they are looking to lose weight. Most do very well and as such this has become our “Gold Standard.”

Other common fasting schedules include the daily 16/8 and the famous “OMAD” (One meal a day). IDM has numerous resources on all of these and information on why ADF might be more successful for weight loss than these last two.

A few people also enjoy and do some EF (Extended Fasts) for weight loss purposes. This is less common and often must be properly supervised for safety reasons. Dr. Fung mentions in some of his blogs that longer fasts, although have the potential for more results, are a double-edged sword. There are also more concerns associated. More isn’t necessarily better.

My very favourite fasting schedule for weight loss is a 2x48h IF. Much less common and possibly more intimidating. Forty-eight hours of fasting? Two whole days without eating? Twice in a week? Let’s compare the 2x48h IF to our most common 3x42h IF. I have found that most people that can do a 3x42h, can do a 2×48 and actually find it easier and more socially flexible.

Why? First, if you can make it to lunch on the second day of a fast, it is very likely you can fast a little longer until dinner (most people will report that they are not really that hungry, but they eat because it is “time” to break their fast). Secondly, during a 3x42h you are likely fasting all day Monday, Wednesday and Friday (nomad= no meal a day).

When you are doing a 2x48h, you fast all day only Monday and Thursday. That’s only two days of a full fast, as opposed to three. The other days, you eat 2mad (two meals a day) on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, and omad (one meal a day) on Tuesday and Friday. It might be convenient to eat a later meal on Fridays sometimes, as this can often be a social day. This is why the 2x48h is my favourite fast for weight loss. It allows for flexibility.

The best part is that you do not have to choose one or the other. One week you can do 3×42 and the following week 2x48h and alternate as you see fit.

2x48h per week

Monday             nomad
Tuesday             omad 48h
Wednesday      2mad
Thursday          nomad
Friday                 omad 48h
Saturday           2mad
Sunday              2mad


Welcome to Keto Camp!

Keto weight loss coach Dan Quibell kicks off the latest camp

Keto weight loss coach Dan Quibell will be hosting a 30-day keto program starting July 1. The camp offers great insights like Ketofy your kitchen, supplements and electrolyte training, quick start guides, recipes, motivational videos, science primers and so much more.

Keto Camp is the perfect complement to fasting. Quibell himself has lost over 90 pounds and maintained this loss for more than two years, and he has used his approach to train thousands of clients.

For all the details, visit here

You might remember Quibell for his 30-day bacon diet experiment a few years back! He managed to lose 20 pounds and improve his blood work, too. Quibell is an innovator and great inspiration.


IDM needs volunteers

If you’re in the GTA and can help, please let us know.

We get so many requests from wonderful people like you asking to volunteer their time to support IDM. Well, now we need your help! Email us if:

1) You’re in the Toronto area and can come to IDM in person 5+ hours a week
2) Have your own laptop (negotiable)
3) Are interested in volunteering your time for data entry

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Don’t miss Megan Ramos speaking this Sunday!

At Weight Loss for the Driven Women, hosted by Jennifer Ludington

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It’s no sleight of hand

Why magician Penn Jillette fasts 23 hours a day to maintain his 100-pound weight loss

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Dr. Fung on JJ Virgin’s podcast

Fasting for Weight Loss and Optimal Health with Dr. Jason Fung

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