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Brad Pilon on Intermittent Fasting, Mindful Eating, and Why Chocolate is Great (The Greatist Podcast)

Greatist sits down with Brad Pilon, one of the world's foremost experts on intermittent fasting, to discuss the benefits of short-term fasts, why we shouldn't obsess over calories, and the surprising reasons zen philosophy has a place in health and fitness. Listen right here on Greatist.com!
Brad Pilon on Intermittent Fasting, Mindful Eating, and Why Chocolate is Great (The Greatist Podcast)
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In this episode of the Greatist Podcast we chat with Brad Pilon, the author of Eat Stop Eatthe definitive book on intermittent fasting After spending his childhood watching Lou Ferrigno in The Incredible Hulk,  Brad went on to study nutritional science and, after several years working at a prominent supplement company, left the rat race to write his magnum opus and become a full-time advocate of fasting for health and fitness. 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

  • Why it's important to examine our habits (2:00)
  • The hormonal benefits of fasting (4:45)
  • Fasting's effect on the metabolism (7:30)
  • Whether fasts affects women differently (14:20)
  • How fasting encourages the body to recycle diseased and damaged cells (23:00)
  • Why Brad feels zen philosophy has a place in health and fitness (31:30)
  • The importance of mindful eating and "dining" over "fueling" (38:00)
  • Alcohol and fasting (and Brad's favorite brands of scotch) (42:45)

SHOW NOTES

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