Remembering Kevin Moore

Fasting Talk (Episode 1): Meet Your Fasting Talk Cohosts, Preventing Ghrelin, No Gallbladder, Fasting For Women


Veteran health podcaster, blogger, international speaker, and bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” teams up with Toronto, Ontario Canada-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung from IntensiveDietaryManagement.com and Dr. Fung’s Clinical Director at his Intensive Dietary Management Program clinic Megan Ramos on this podcast dedicated to answering YOUR questions about intermittent, alternate day, and extended fasting. Jimmy and Dr. Fung are the coauthors of the 2016 international bestseller The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting and, along with Megan, are happy to provide this podcast as an additional resource for anyone curious about going on a fast to improve their health. We love hearing from our listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in as Jimmy, Dr. Fung, and Megan kick off this brand new podcast by sharing more about themselves as well as answering a few questions for you today in Episode 1. And if you missed our special Episode 0 last Friday, you’ll get to hear more on why your cohosts are so passionate about fasting.


KEY QUOTE: “The first couple of weeks (of fasting), they’re just gonna suck. You have to get over that and let yourself get adapted to it before you can really make a decision on whether this is a good option for you or not. The more you do it, the easier it gets.” — Dr. Jason Fung

Here’s what Jimmy, Dr. Fung, and Megan talked about in Episode 1:

– Hear each of your new cohosts share their fasting stories and why they decided to start this podcast

1. How do you prevent ghrelin being stimulated which could ostensibly slow your metabolism during a fast?

I’m excited about your new podcast all about fasting.  I have a question for you that I haven’t heard addressed anywhere. How do you avoid stimulating ghrelin that will slow your metabolism while fasting?

Thanks for your work,


KEY QUOTE: “You know what we need–a Facebook page called Fasting Females. Somebody set that up. I would love to see a bunch of women who have been successful at fasting share their stories. This meme that women can’t fast isn’t gonna change until people see evidence otherwise.” — Jimmy Moore

2. Is fasting contraindicated if you have had your gallbladder removed?

Hey guys,

What about fasting when you have had your gallbladder removed? I’ve heard this stresses the liver the Whole30 book says fasting is not recommend for people without a gallbladder. I’m curious if that’s true or if there is a difference between intermittent and extended fasting. I’ve tried to find some research about this online but no good answers have come up. I asked my gallbladder doctor about this, he had no options for me either. Any information you can provide would be appreciated.



3. Why does the notion that fasting is not good for women continue to linger?

Hey Dr. Fung,

I’ve heard several prominent health experts like Mark Sisson and others online who say women should probably not fast. I don’t understand why this idea of fasting being detrimental to women is so commonplace because I’ve seen nothing but success using it. I’m 48 years old and a mom of three who has used a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet with regular exercise and yoga to be healthy. But my weight and fasting blood glucose levels had been going up. That’s when fasting changed all of that for me enabling me to lower my weight, reduce my waist size, and lowering my blood sugar, insulin, and A1c levels. Why is there such negativity about fasting for women promoted so heavily especially in the Paleo community?

Thanks for your books and great work!


KEY QUOTE: “The first time I did a 7-day fast, I was mentally excited that I got to eat something. I wasn’t physically hungry. So I started cooking and I broke my fast with six olives. After eating the olives, I was stuffed! People think they’re gonna be ravenously hungry after extended fasting and they’re just not.” — Megan Ramos

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Don’t forget to check out the show notes section of Episode 1. Megan and I will be back next Friday with more answers to your questions about fasting. If you have a question about fasting you’d like for us to address in a future episode of “Fasting Talk with Jimmy Moore & Dr. Jason Fung Featuring Megan Ramos,” then email it directly to me at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. Spread the word about this new podcast and let us know what you think! Be sure to leave us a review on iTunes. THANK YOU for listening!

  • Martin

    Jimmy, are you sure, are you absolutely sure, that fasting will always work for you? You probably still remember that moment when nutritional ketosis stopped being a miraculous weight loss tool which let you eat copious amounts of butter and still lose body fat…

    My point is, like ketosis, fasting has its benefits and applications, but I would be cautious with being over enthusiastic and putting all the bets on it until you really know how it’s going to work for you mid- to long-term. Time will tell…

    • LLVLCBlog

      If your definition of the word “work” means weight loss alone, then perhaps in that narrow definition nothing truly works for everyone forever. But that’s not the context by which I am viewing nutritional ketosis or fasting. Ketosis didn’t stop working, I have just found that my severe insulin resistance requires I add a little something more to keto in the form of fasting. Never claimed it was some miracle anything. It’s merely a tool in the toolbox of being as optimally healthy in this damaged body that I am dealing with. Thanks for your comments and listen into the podcast to realize this is about so much more than simple weight loss my friend.