Free Weight Loss Resources from IDM

Happy New Year to everybody! I took a couple of weeks off from the blog to spend with family and friends. I ate more than I should have, and definitely ate many things better left on the table. Now, like everybody else, I’m looking to lose some of those holiday pounds. This happens every year, but luckily I plan for it, and will increase the amount of fasting I do to compensate for those dietary indiscretions. For me, fasting is not particularly difficult, but for those new to fasting or low carb diets, it can be a daunting task.

For this reason, the Intensive Dietary Management (IDM) Program, run by myself and Megan Ramos provide a number of educational programs that can help with fasting. There are paid programs but also a number of free programs that I encourage you to take advantage of. In this post, I’ll highlight some free resources that I think can be very useful. You can sign up for both the 12-week introductory fasting program and the fasting community (Facebook) right from the home page of www.IDMprogram.com.

We’ve developed these resources over the course of the last year, but released them mostly towards the end of 2018, so many of you may not be familiar with them. The most important components for weight loss, in my opinion are to have the proper knowledge, and then be part of a community that encourages you to follow through. In many cases, people don’t understand fasting and even if they do, they are surrounded by people who sabotage their progress. So the most important part of starting on the road to using fasting for weight loss is education and being part of a community that supports you. Luckily, the IDM program has free resources to help you.

12-week Introduction to Fasting Email course

The idea of this course is to provide some basic information about fasting and how it can help with weight loss. You simply sign up on our home page, and you will receive a weekly email that provides some basic education. The topics covered include

  1. Fasting History
  2. Fasting vs Calorie Restriction
  3. Physiology
  4. Fasting and Weight Loss 1
  5. Fasting and Weight Loss 2
  6. Autophagy
  7. Fasting and Muscle Loss
  8. Growth Hormone
  9. Exercise
  10. Fasting and Cholesterol
  11. The #1 Rule of Fasting
  12. Fasting Regimens

This gives a very brief overview of topics and you are then free to explore the rest of our free blog for more related topics on fasting. You simply need an email address to sign up for our free introductory email course on the home page of the IDM program website.

Fasting Community

The second important component of weight loss is to find a supportive community. For that, we’ve put together a free Facebook Fasting support group called ‘The Obesity Code Network’ Anybody and everybody is free to join. Facebook is kind of a Wild West sort of place, but our moderators hopefully make it a little more inviting and supporting.

Podcast

Finally, check out the new Low Carb MD podcast with Drs. Brian Lenzkes and Tro. This podcast, will feature both myself and Megan on a regular basis to discuss clinical aspects of fasting and practical tips to help you along the way. Megan is scheduled to be on once a week to answer questions about fasting.

IDM Physician’s Network

If you need a physician to oversee, check out our IDM Physician’s Network which lists doctors that support the therapeutic use of fasting.

Best of luck to everybody!

2019-01-09T18:10:29-04:008 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Fung is a Toronto based kidney specialist, having graduated from the University of Toronto and finishing his medical specialty at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. He is the author of the bestsellers ‘The Obesity Code’ and ‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’. He has pioneered the use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal in his IDM clinic.

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MERY

Thank you, thank you, thank you beautiful equipment¡

Helen Badmone
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Helen Badmone

How can I get this free course. Thank you

Marcia
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Marcia

So happy to have found a doctor close by, who supports fasting. Thank you for all the resources you provide.

Susan
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Susan

Thank you Dr Fung – changing the world, one fast at a time 🙂

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Mohamed

I am a thin glucose intolerant individual first diagnosed with high sugar but through a low carb diet no longer on any medication as I was also experiencing lows on Metformin. I have to watch my carb intake. With a BMI of 22 and fit How is this possible. If I fast my weight may drop as glucose issues are relevant to obesity right?

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Are there any idm doctors in Vancouver BC?

rachel
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Unfortunately not that I know of. I am in Nanaimo but can’t even find a family physician here yet. Keep an eye on our physician’s network page and hopefully some will come around. https://idmprogram.com/idm-physicians-network/

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I would do IF and then have mostly fat at a higher caloric value (calculate your macros). You won’t burn body fat if you are supplying your body with enough fat from food.