Ketofastosis is a ketogenic lifestyle that applied wet fasting from 20 pm until 12 pm. Ketofastosis is a combination of ketogenic and fasting. Ketogenic is a low-carbohydrate high-fat and moderate protein diet. Whereas fastosis itself is fasting on ketosis which means fasting in ketosis conditions. Ketogenic is not a diet but a lifestyle that must be applied for life. Ketosis is a condition in which the human liver produces ketone to be used as fuel or energy used throughout the body especially the brain. Ketosis occurs when the body no longer has carbohydrate glucose intake as a food source to be processed into energy.
- Frequent fasting
The Ketofastosis lifestyle is more fasting than eating. The duration of fasting (fasting window) is longer than the duration of time for eating (eating window). The balance (homeostasis) obtained by fasting is the root of true human balance. Where in conditions without food (fasting), humans will be able to find their best potential in terms of Psychology, Metabolism and Immune System. This happens because fasting will train the body’s adaptive abilities to stress and threats that occur in the body and create adaptations to form a concrete and perfect balance.
- Very Low Carbohydrate
Ketofastosis’ lifestyle is to consume more food from animal elements that are rich in fat and protein than foods made from vegetable elements which (in general) are more dominant in carbohydrates. Fat is the most stable energy source in the body and has a much greater energy potential than carbohydrates (glucose) with a ratio of the same number of molecules. Another advantage of fat (FFA or Ketone) as a substrate for energy is the low ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) produced from the process of degradation of its carbon chain, to obtain ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) / Bioenergy. Carbohydrates that are used as the main energy source will create the effect of dependence on food, and conflict with human essence as a species that should be most efficient in using energy and most able to survive in various natural conditions. Conversely, fat will be an efficient energy source and does not create the effect of dependence on food every day. This is certainly in line with human evolution which is productive and active on earth as the most superior creature on earth
- High Physical Activity
The Ketofastosis lifestyle is more moving/active than sitting/silent. The active body gives positive stimulation to the body’s metabolism (metabolic hormesis), especially in conditions of fasting (fasting and low glucose). Hormesis (challenge) to the body’s metabolism in fasting conditions is a strategy used to train and strengthen the capacity of the human body to get the ideal internal balance of the body (homeostasis). The body will continue to burn glucose at feeding conditions, especially with an intake that is rich in carbohydrates and sugar. And leaving the fat in all parts of the body. By actively moving during fasting, the body will always burn fat (FFA & Ketone). Like physical exercise with weight training (Resistance Training) or endurance (Endurance Training). The body’s adaptability to fasting conditions can always be improved by regular and consistent training. In fact, Fasting and Sports have many similarities in providing various benefits in terms of human health, such as: Increase the decrease in reserve fat in the body (Fat Loss) Increases the sensitivity of the hormone insulin Increase in metabolism Making bad bacteria in the intestine starving Extends the human life span Improve excessive hunger Increase satiety faster
- Low Stress
Ketofastosis’ lifestyle is to make all activities worship (worship) so as to bring calm in the soul and high spiritual condition, routinely doing recreation, and always thinking positively.
- Sleep Quality
Ketofastosis’ lifestyle is adequate rest, every night sleeping early (under 10 pm), with quality sleep, so that you wake up again the next day in a fit and cheerful state. The hours of activity, meals and rest hours adjust to the rhythm of the body which has a very regular and repetitive biological clock every day (circadian rhythm)
- morning to evening (6:00 to 3:00 p.m.) we need to do lots of activities.
- Afternoon tonight (15.00-21.00) effective time for food intake.
- Night (21.00-02.00) is the most effective time to sleep. Because of quality sleep
- early morning (02.00-06.00) wake up fresh and fit to start activities early in the day