Friday, March 31, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

The Real Reason “Eating Less” Increases Lifespan

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The Reason Restricting Calories Increases Lifespan

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Timestamps ⏱

0:00 – Intro – Caloric Restriction & Aging
1:13 – Join Thrive Market Today to get 30% Off Your First Order AND a Free Gift Worth up to $60!
1:54 – Mitochondrial Hormesis
3:10 – Periodic Caloric Restriction
4:08 – mTOR
5:08 – AMPK
7:26 – NAD
9:22 – Don’t be in a Deficit Every Day


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45 thoughts on “The Real Reason “Eating Less” Increases Lifespan
  1. As someone who has always been more of an “all or nothing” individual, even to my downfall,..this kind of approach appeals to the new mindset that I’m wanting to adapt. Somewhere “middle of the road”. Also seems to be ideal in various parts of life. Thanks Thomas 👍🏼

  2. "Costa Rican diet" LMAO. I love how they chose to market a diet that is indistinguishable from 20+ other countries in the region because the country is more appealing to tourists than those other countries. My guess would be that of all the other countries that are almost identical in cuisine, Costa Ricans have one of the more unhealthier diets being that they are richer and more Americanized.

  3. Can someone help me with this 90 day carnivore challenge I'm doing right now. I'm a month in and I have gained 12 pounds. I have listened to Ken Berry and he as well as everybody else said don't worry about the calories. Apparently, that is all bullshit or I'm doing something wrong. All I have eaten is beef, butter, bacon and eggs three times a day. I have no inflammation issues with any food so if that's all this diet is good for I'll go back to keto after this challenge.

  4. Thomas I sincerely look forward to your videos in a daily basis! I get excited to hear what you’re going to talk about because I love the science backed information, and I know you wouldn’t put it all out there without practicing what you preach, so thank you 😊🙏

  5. Maybe the mentality shouldnt be about a constant deficit. Less frequent eating is a better way of suggesting less stress on the body, but that doesnt mean overall in a weekly synopsis that your calories were restricted. For example instead of 21 meals in a week (give or take higher and lower calories) at a weekly intake of 14k calories or 14 meals in a week at a caloric value of 14k in that week. Which one do you think promotes longevity.

  6. 👍 Good to know as I am always running on a slight calorie restriction 3-4 days/week. This may explain why I have been able to dodge covid-19 since it emerged as well the flu and cold to date

  7. So someone that trains at the gym 5 or so days a week at the gym and puts In heavy investment into those training sessions are doing more harm then good as far as longevity goes?

    Does anyone have anymore information as to where the "line" is as far as exercise goes?

  8. I just saw a report that says fasting is hard on the kidneys because they have to strain to keep electrolytes in check, any thoughts about this?

  9. So excited you are connecting with Sinclair's work. I got to meet him 2 years ago when he was presenting his research for his book, Lifespan over here in Boston. What I would give to engage in conversations with you both now that I am about to graduate as a psychologist who is focused on whole foods and functional nutrition!!! Thank you for keeping up on new research. I am still maintaining my 120# loss for 5 years now and your work had a huge role in my education of regaining my health. Thank you!

  10. Wouldn't it be great, if you could stay in a caloric deficit your whole life? Imagine, your body would perfectly adapt and adapt to even less calories continuously, until you could survive by eating a single peanut each day, or, as some yogis claim, even by consuming no calories whatsoever? Imagine this adaptation wouldn't compromise your immune system? In reality, though, this is called either starvation or anorexia, depending on whether you fall victim to it or do it (kind of) deliberately. And in both cases, if not reversed, it will eventually lead to your certain death.

  11. It's understandable and logical. Just like the car, the more you use it in the abusive way with lack of maintenance, it's not going to last, and for sure it's ugly. My 20 years Avalon serviced me smoothly all its life without any problem, beautiful and powerful until it got into a total lost crash. It's simple, fed with good gas grade, regular periodic maintenance, drive properly, giving it a couple relax breaks on long trips, and it will reward you back with good service. Save you time and money from unnecessary mechanics visits. Exactly same with our body. Making it work extremely, constantly, and without a good caring, life will end soon or sufferings and costs. Simple to understand.

  12. This is really informative and interesting! I was wondering if you could answer a question for me. Have you ever used any of these custom meal plan tools? I got one from Next Level Diet to help me maintain my physique and I actually like their plans. Was just wondering if you've heard of or tried any of them yourself. Thank you!

  13. This is why (real) fasting (as opposed to TRE) paired with feasting on protein works. You also get HGH. Fasting is better than starving yourself, mostly because you're not starving yourself. Pushing "caloric restriction" misses the point and does a disservice to the audience.

    PS: This also makes perfect sense in terms of our genetic history. Our ancestors experienced (real) intermittent fasting (not TRE.)

  14. I'd like to see some conversation around "weekend feeding," where there's low-to-no calories during the week, with a keto break-in Friday and a more liberal feasting weekend.

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