Keto Diet Facts & Tips

Can I fast for 14 hours?

Yes. A person can receive benefits from this fasting pattern. However, you may not experience autophagy, which has to do with anti-aging and recycling old proteins.

Potential benefits of fasting for 14 hours:

  • Weight loss

  • Cognitive benefits

  • Mood benefits

  • Reduction in inflammation

The sweet spot to see some really amazing fasting benefits is to fast between 16 and 18 hours per day. You could do up to 20 hours of fasting, and even possibly start consuming one meal per day. With this, you may see more intense benefits – even benefits from autophagy.

What you may want to do is take advantage of the time when you’re fasting while sleeping and push it further from there. Try to slowly push your first meal from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., then from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. If you were to consume one meal at 10 a.m. and one meal at 6 p.m., you would have 16 hours of fasting. You could do this for a week or two and then push your first meal to 12 p.m., which would give you 18 hours of fasting. This could produce amazing benefits.

Last updated: Dec 18, 2023 15:47 PM