#257: Reduce Inflammation, Recharge Metabolism and Create Balance with Intuitive Fasting with Dr. Will Cole

If You Want to Start Allowing Your Body to Do What It Was Created for, You Should:

  1. Use Dr. Will’s 4-week fasting guide to clean out your cells
  2. Start listening for your intuition and making notes of the foods that make your body feel great
  3. Find your own sweet spot when it comes to metabolic flexibility and fueling your body with what feels good for you
  4. Integrate wellness into your life infused with a true knowledge of what your body loves and hates

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Episode Summary

If you want to feel good, have energy throughout the entire day, get a good night’s sleep, and successfully achieve your ideal weight, it is essential to get your inflammatory levels under control. Inflammation is the driver of most major diseases, but the good news is that you can use food and fasting to fight inflammation and regulate your hormones.

Gain Metabolic Flexibility and Find Food Peace

Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional-medicine expert who consults people worldwide and specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach. His new book, Intuitive Fasting, shows how to use the powerful benefits of flexible intermittent fasting to gain metabolic flexibility and find food peace.

Intuition Is Key

We all have an inflammatory response system that is unique to us, which is why Dr. Will encourages the use of intuitive fasting to learn what your body loves and hates. Fasting allows your cells to clean things up and allows your body to burn fat for fuel first and sugar for fuel when you need it. Dr. Will wants you to use fasting as a way to grow in your intuitive awareness of what feels good for your body specifically so that you can adopt fasting practices into your life long term. 

The combination of flexible, vacillating, intermittent fasting, along with a nutrient-rich ketotarian diet, can help you find your unique sweet spot, increase your metabolic flexibility, and fuel your body with the foods you love.

Not Another Fad Diet

While the idea of fasting may seem like another fad diet, it couldn’t be further from that. Our bodies and genetics are designed to make the most of fasting in a healthy way, and the benefits of fasting are literally coded into our DNA.

In addition to fasting, a ketotarian diet can mimic the same benefits of fasting, allowing for more powerful results. Finding the right foods for your body and when to eat them can help stop inflammation in its tracks and allow you to really get aligned with what your body needs from you.

Have you ever tried fasting? Are you looking to have your intuition guide you in the way you take back control of your health? Share your thoughts on Dr. Will Cole’s Intuitive Fasting framework with me in the comments below!


“Stress eating isn’t intuitive eating. And I want people to get to a place of intuition, a deep knowledge of what their body loves and what their body hates. And a great way to still that noise, to quiet and calm that noise, to recenter yourself and ground yourself, is intermittent fasting or intuitive fasting.” (8:53)

“We are all going to be coming into this system of intuitive fasting at different points in our wellness journey.” (12:49)

“This is not a fad diet where we are just punishing our body with deep fasts. We are finding that balance, and that is where metabolic flexibility resides.” (18:35)

“I really want to encourage people, whether you are going through the things we are talking about or you know someone you love, really wake people up to the fact that these things are overcomeable, improvable, supportable things! And your body is amazingly resilient.” (24:09)

“Through the pairing of flexible intermittent fasting and a clean ketogenic diet and clean carb cycling, from there, you can really know what your body loves and what your body hates. You will have a clear knowing, and that to me transcends a protocol or a diet or a plan.” (30:49)

In This Episode

  • How to start intuitive fasting and why it works so well for gaining metabolic flexibility (7:10)
  • Recommendations for your fasting journey after the initial first four weeks (12:32)
  • Which life-giving foods you should be focusing on and how you should be eating (14:10)
  • Benefits that you can expect when increasing your metabolic flexibility through fasting (19:20)
  • Why becoming more intuitive about your health is the cornerstone of sustainable wellness (29:40)

Resources Mentioned

Dr. Will Cole Website

Intuitive Fasting by Dr. Will Cole

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Related Episodes

Essentially You Episode #133: Understanding Inflammation and Your Individual Food Triggers with Dr. Will Cole

Essentially You Episode #32: Calm Inflammation with the Ketotarian Diet with Dr. Will Cole

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