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FAST THIS WAY: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be (Bulletproof 6)

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Break the rules, not the fast with world-renowned biohacker and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey.

For more than a decade, the Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey has shared his unique point of view and expertise to help fans become the best versions of themselves. From living longer to getting smarter, maximizing performance to practicing mindfulness, Dave’s follow
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Elizabeth
I’m on the fence about this book. There were some things in it that were insightful and that I want to try. I enjoyed hearing about his spiritual fast in a cave, which frames the entire book. Though, it was a little out there for me at times. As a fasting purist, I didn’t like that he repeatedly says that fasting purists are miserable and struggle to make it through each fast. That isn’t the case in my life, and it isn’t the case in many purist IFers’ lives. I think the section where he talks ab ...more
Linda Galella
A big long chat about Dave’s pilgrimage, Fasting and how it might effect or apply to you;

This is NOT your typical health book. The science is spare and Dave’s experiences are everywhere: multiple caves, shamans, deserts, mountains...That’s not to say there’s no science, it’s just not front and center; Dave is - Bulletproof Coffee is.

Fasting is the subject of this book and there’s not much new here. I’ve been successfully practicing IF for a year and thankfully started with Jason Fung & Gin Steph
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B | crumbledpages
May 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gifted
I am someone who practices intermittent fasting and I did some extensive research on that before, so most of things said in this book were already familiar to me. But it was great to know in even more depth about intermittent fasting (IF). The author tells about his journey with IF and how it helped him. He tells us in details about the benefits of IF and how good it is for our health. And it's true. I myself feel very good when I fast. I can relate to the author when he talks about how IF chang ...more
Kaisha
Mar 06, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dave clearly has his preferred method which is the “Bullet Proof Method” and is very derogatory to “fasting purists”. Dave is a bio hacker and is more interested in the short cuts, this books is at times interesting but there are very few deep dives here. I think Jason Fung’s work is a better start for most people since he explains several of the mechanisms for why fasting helps people - and yes, a complete abstinence from food, and food flavors, is what you need to keep your body from releasing ...more
Sean Hyde
Jan 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting take on fasting, that opened my eyes to some new concepts. A lot of overlap from his bulletproof diet book though, so if you've read that, be prepared for some strong review. One of the first things I've read that addresses the differences for men and women as well as really detailed strategies for being successful with fasting. Worth a read if you are interested in fasting, or just having a deeper understanding of how your eating patterns affect your health and wellness. ...more
Ishan Agrawal
Apr 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always despised the theory where it is advisable to keep eating something at regular intervals. I never got benefitted from it neither spiritually nor mentally or physically. Infact it made me less focussed and more prone to weight gain. I am the kind of person who takes maximum 2 meals a day or sometimes even one and enjoy it to the fullest. Quite recently, I come to know that this concept of keeping long duration between two successive meals is known as intermittent fasting and finds it ...more
Karen Stevens
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have purchased an abundance of books on diet and nutrition. Many of them very good - but I have never read one cover to cover before now. It is a subject I find fascinating, but I tend to read pieces of each book, I don’t read them cover to cover. But this one, I did.
I have always been intrigued by fasting - especially from a spiritual perspective - but have never tried it because it sounded like something I personally could not do. But as I heard more and more about the health benefits of int
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Steve  Albert
I read this after it was recommended by pro wrestler Daniel Bryan. I forgive Daniel. At about a hundred pages in a natural question came to me: How many times is this guy gonna plug his effin coffee?! Mine was the hardcover copy from the library so I went to the fasting subreddit and asked if anyone with a Kindle copy would mind doing a quick search for how many times the name of the coffee shows up. My guess was eighty. The answer was 110. Yup, in a 250-page book he manages to plug his coffee a ...more
Zane
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished an 8 day water fast. I liked Dave's approach to make fasting something that should be enjoyable using specific hacks. I included bulletproof coffee in my fast and that served me well. I felt great after finishing the fast and many of my aches and pains in my joints felt better from the body healing the inflammation. I am planning on making fasting more a part of my stack because of how it made me feel. Dave's book does a great job of making you understand not only how to do it bu ...more
Leona
Mar 21, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While this book has a lot of information, (some of it questionable), it also has a lot of... personality. If you’re interested in Dave Asprey, his life experiences and opinions, you’ll enjoy this book. If, like me, you would have appreciated a book half this size with succinct, relevant information only, and without the endless mentions of his bullet-proof coffee formula, this book will irritate you. I much preferred Jason Fung’s Complete Guide to Fasting over Asprey’s self promotional fasting a ...more
Dale
Feb 24, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Don’t waste your money. There are far better books on fasting out there. Dave’s personal story of hue vision quest fast was interesting but would have made a better blog post or magazine article rather than filler in a book.
Srishti
Apr 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Last Sunday, when I finally got a bit of me time, I went looking for a fast paced engaging read, but something different from the usual genres I read. I ended up picking up Dave Asprey's Fast This Way.

I turned the book over, to scan the blurb, it ticked all the check boxes.

•What IF eating the right foods at the right time can actually enhance your fast?

•What IF how you work out and sleep could trick your body into thinking you are fasting?

•What IF it were easy to skip a meal, or two, or three?

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Nikki Peterson
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the all aspect of life take on fasting

I’ve read all of Dave’s books other than the baby one, since that wasn’t a topic of interest for me. I have learned things in all of them that have radically improved my life. Much of it was science and technical information.

I enjoy his podcast and am a customer of Bulletproof, True Dark, and a Biohacker box subscriber. If finances allow, I’d love to experience 40 Years of Zen someday.

I have read many books on fasting since my doctor first recommended
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Jarod King
May 22, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
First off, Dave Asprey is not an "expert" on this subject...he's an opinionated practitioner. If you want to read real science, follow someone like Jason Fung who has spent his whole adult life studying the subject. This book was very hard to get through, as it's just a very long and opinionated (and perhaps a little narcissistic) promotion of Dave's Bulletproof Coffee version of fasting. Nothing to learn here that you can’t learn from experts in much more detail. Would not recommend at all. In ...more
Mark
Feb 01, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are better books on fasting (Jason Fung's for example) but this is an easy read if you want to start to explore fasting and assuming you like Dave Asprey's style; I do. I prefer his other books that go far deeper into a topic and share more cutting edge research. ...more
June
Jul 12, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I followed Dave,
not his way to Cave;
Vision quest,
a metaphor for the best;

But I'm dubious about consumption of supplements up to gram scale.
If activated charcoal avail, I'll pass MK-4 cocktail.
And why does he hate Kale?
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Stephanie  Scott
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this fantastic book in 2 days and am doing the 14-day fast challenge, priceless.
RBaxter630
Jun 29, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bulletproof coffee anyone!?
Jenny
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

A comprehensive look at the mechanics and benefits of fasting. Lots of information for beginner and experienced fasters. Asprey shares hacks to make fasting easier, more effective, and even enjoyable.

I enjoyed his perspective on the spiritual aspects of fasting and the chapter devoted to the particular challenges women face when fasting. Throughout the book Asprey encourages the reader to listen to their bodies and fine tune fasting plans to fit their unique needs rather than adhering to
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Sentimentsbydenise
Mar 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-books
There’s always something to learn, even if one isn’t in full agreement with the author, which is the case in this book. Asprey has a different style of fasting than I do, and that’s okay. It doesn’t mean one of us is wrong and the other right. I’m not a coffee drinker, so his whole Bulletproof empire is totally lost on me. The chapters on sleep and supplementation were the most interesting to me. See? Always something to learn!
Lindzi
Feb 27, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very inspirational. Not only fasting from food, but also from tech, bad self-talk and other sings that don’t serve you. Good facts about women and fasting too. Will try the Bulletproof coffee (maybe tea since I don’t like coffee) with MCT oil on my fasting days. Will also add collagen again on nonfasting days.
Robin Tobin (On the back porch reading)
Hum... Biohack your age... Very interesting
Jonathan Lu
Aug 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Hunger is a biological message, and it is something that you can control. Craving is a psychological need, and it is something that tries to control you." [p8]
"Fasting is a habit changer. You will go without something and realize you didn't actually need it" [p32]

Hacks to help with ketosis
C8 MCT oil (caprylic acid) - converts almost directly in the liver via ketogenesis. As well as caproic acid (C6) and capric acid (C10); butyric acid (C4) should be even more rapid to convert to propanone (acet
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Dannon Nicholes
Apr 22, 2022 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to like this book but it felt too much like a sales pitch. The author mentions the company he started too many times. If I wanted that I would have read his other book Bulletproof diet. I don’t drink coffee and that is his biggest bio hack that he shares in every chapter with no suggestion for a substitution. Of course it is not any coffee but his bullet proof coffee. I did learn about MCT oil that I have been adding to a water/apple cider vinegar drink I do every morning and feel it ha ...more
Karin Mika
I liked this book, but possibly not for the reason that the author wrote it. In the first place, I didn't know this was a diet/lifestyle/empowerment book ... which I tend to hate. I'm sure it only wound up in my queue because it was highlighted by the library and the subtext was too small for me to see on my phone. Nonetheless, I figured I'd stick with it.

The book is, as the title suggests, a book somewhat about dieting and improving lifestyle by engaging in various lengths of fasting. The auth
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Nanci
Apr 19, 2022 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So, in truth, I skipped a bit of this book. I really did try to give it a fair shake. But, It was a little too "out there" for me. I also read, and skipped through, Life In The Fasting Lane by Jason Fung and a couple other authors. Between the two, I figured it equaled reading one whole book. I actually would give the other book 3 stars but both books kind of drove me nuts. I just wanted to get to the point of the process of fasting with some of the science behind it. The Fung book did have much ...more
Natalie
Mar 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David Asprey - Fast this way.

I Brought this book, after hearing a radio interview with David discussing this book and I was very intrigued.

This book is what I have been looking for and is a great read. David explains the different Fasts, how to biohack the body to get the best results, be it Detox, weight loss or other sensory restrictions etc. without the suffering and feeling miserable.

I have learned that you don't have to be in a strict regime with your Fasts, and it's not a case of starvin
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Thomas Lambrecht
May 22, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Following the narrative of a spiritual (shamanic) journey Dave Asprey explains what fasting is, what its benefits are, how to do it in an orderly and fashionable way, and also warns its appliers to the dangers that are lurking in the shadowy corners of our mind.

I, myself, been practising fasting for a long time now, though never like i'm doing it now. Back then i had zero knowledge about it and just didn't eat some periods of the day; without the usage of a smartphone app nor was it grounded in
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Noopur Kothari
Fasting comes naturally to me and I keep fasting every now and then. In previous years, I have fasted in various ways, and from being just on fruits to only being on the water for 3 consecutive days, I have tried it all. No, I am not somebody who falls in the category of people who distance from food to lose some pounds, I did it more for spiritual reasons.

Dave Asprey shares his journey of transformation in the book Fast this way. Yes, the benefits of fasting have been known for ages and in a co
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Martha
Jun 06, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a very quick read and useful. There was still some amount of fluff that could have been taken out and he could have added a little more of the "how to". I find it really annoying when there isn't a layout of how to proceed - especially for women. I mean, he mentions how it's different for us ladies (thank you, Dave) but it would be better to have a bit more detail. I would have wanted a bit more detail on the practicalities if I were a man too. That said, this is a very useful book on fas ...more
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