The word autophagy, coined by Nobel Prize– winning scientist Christian de Duve, derives from the Greek auto (“ self”) and phagein (“ to eat”). So the word literally means “to eat oneself.” Autophagy is a form of cellular cleansing: it is a regulated, orderly process of breaking down and recycling cellular components when there’s no longer enough energy to sustain them. Once all the diseased or broken-down cellular parts have been cleansed, the body can start the process of renewal. New tissues and cells are built to replace those that were destroyed. In this way, the body renews itself. But it only works if the old parts are discarded first. (1)
(1) Fung, Jason; Moore, Jimmy. The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended (Kindle Locations 2195-2200). Victory Belt Publishing. Kindle Edition.
To improve weight loss do these four things:
- High-intensity interval training
- Sleep more
- Limit your carbohydrates to 20 g or less per day + all the vegetables you’d like to eat
- Intermittent fast and eat only once per day