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  • Fast This Way

  • Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be
  • Written by: Dave Asprey
  • Narrated by: Dave Asprey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (144 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Break the rules, not the fast with world-renowned biohacker and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey.

For more than a decade, the Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey has shared his unique point of view and expertise to help fans become the best versions of themselves. From living longer to getting smarter, maximizing performance to practicing mindfulness, Dave’s followers look to him for his take on the most effective techniques to become healthier and more powerful than most doctors think is possible.

Asprey has been fasting for years, long before it gained widespread popularity, and if you’re a fan of Bulletproof coffee and The Bulletproof Diet, you have been enjoying some of the benefits of Intermittent Fasting too.

In Fast This Way, Dave asks listeners to forget everything they think they know about the ancient practice and takes them on a journey through cutting-edge science to examine the ways novice fasters and Intermittent Fasting loyalists can up-end their relationship with food and upgrade their fasting game beyond calorie restriction.  

  • What IF eating the right foods at the right time can actually enhance your fast? 
  • What IF how you work out and sleep could trick your body into thinking you are fasting?
  • What IF it were easy to skip a meal, or two, or three? 
  • What IF fasting is different for women, can be personalized to your genes, and can impact your mental health?
  • What IF all fasts could be created equal?

Fast This Way is a compelling listen through the latest thinking on fasting and gives listeners the manual and toolkit to make the most of their fasts and their personal biology. 

©2021 Dave Asprey (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Well worth it - motivated and hopeful to jump in.

Great audiobook. Read by the author and it’s a great listen. A couple chapters in and I decided to start an intermittent fast and kick start ketosis again. Mainly the book has inspired hope in me and challenged me to engage my health journey again. It explains why things are the way they are and how they can change. So, day two of intermittent fasting and ketosis today and I’m not even halfway through the book. Thanks!

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  • 2021-03-29

Do not listen to this ego maniac

I just got this book and am totally shocked at some of the BS this guy is taking about. He literally says that you should have oil and butter in your coffee (the Bulletproof coffee that He invented and markets BTW) and that it will not break a fast.
UM, yes. Yes it will break a fast. Sure you can use it in conjunction with fasting, but you are NOT fasting if you are consuming fats and proteins, no. You will not stay in a fasted state, if you eat, no. lol

He even goes as far as to state anyone who just fasts with black coffee and people who tell you "not to eat while fasting" are purists or trying to sell you something (coming from this guy??) and "If you are into self-flagellation feel free to fast".
Ok. This is Ridiculous - and if you are new to fasting, go get one of the best selling books by an Actual Doctor like Jason Fung.

No, you cannot consume calories and be fasting. Yes, you can fast cleanly for amazing health and weight loss results.
SMH - what a Crook this guy is.

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Nothing new

Dave just repeats info from his previous books. Save your audible credit for another book.

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Great, great book!

Dave wrote a great book if you're looking for the essential, not overly complicated science, lots of anecdotes, and observations from personal experience and observations. Love it.

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Heal thyself for free

I just wanted to say that David's approach to fasting is logical analytical and inspiring for all. The worst thing you can say to anyone is that if they want to improve the quality of their health then they need to do this one thing and do it exactly as I tell you to with no deviations. David makes it clear that their are many ways to approach such life altering methodologies and he actually makes it doable and fun. Take a listen and you may be pleasantly surprised that it is not as daunting as you thought. I am on my second go round on this audio book simply because it keeps me motivated, cheers.

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Teaches the least expensive and effective "diet"

I wish I found Dave's tone a little less smug but maybe I am just jealous? I would recommend this book to anyone interested in fasting, including women (there is a full chapter on the different challenges for women). Sustainability of any lifestyle is the key and Dave gets it. Being a fasting Nazi is not sustainable.

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worth my time

hes so honest about the whole process and genuinely seems to just want it to be a good process for the reader. I'd recommend the book and the lifestyle to anyone wanting to up their life game

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Bulletproof fasting

absolutely love audiobook I've listened to it twice now. delivered with humour and clarity, insightful references and research. thank you so much Dave

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Amazing logic & explanations to follow

The book was very engaging and relatable. It predicts certain behaviors that can come out as a result of applying a concept while fasting and addresses it to give power to the reader/listener to overcome those stages and reach the desired goal.

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Wow. Great job on this one Dave!

Dave did a great job on this one. Everything you need to know and want to know. You don't know what you don't know but this hits so many topics regarding fasting. It is a manual for a how to and the women's specific chapter was great for my wife, we had no idea on the differences in the fast abilities. It just did not occur to us. Great job Daver.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-01-31

Good read even if you already fast

I have passed through many of the same fasting and diet strategies and fads as the author. Over the past 3 years I have gradually started fasting because nothing i had tried seemed to help me sustainably manage my weight, energy level and mental focus. Orthodox strategies all failed for me despite reasonable compliance..

i am a practicing physician and surgeon who at times has to discuss obesity and weight management with patients. How could I have conviction and credibility with patients when as hard as I tried I was failing. Several colleagues told me about their success with fasting, 5/2 diets and intermittent fasting. The physiologic basis for fasting is proven. I started slowly but stuck with it and have felt good and often great, and steadily lost weight.

I got this book because I wanted to get further personal motivation and have a really good stump speech for my patients. Dave has filled in a lot of details for me. This book is not a heavy-handed rigid unsustainable approach but rather a comprehensive gentle, realistically achievable description about how to transform how one thinks about and interacts with food to get the best out of life. If you struggle with being overweight and/or fatigue and you think you can't possibly fast, or truly need to eat 3 meals a day let Dave coach you to a bunch of new perspectives.

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  • 2021-02-25

Bulletproof Coffee and a Spiritual Journey into a Cave

After listening to this audio book I’m walking away mostly disappointed. I was looking for something much more technical and helpful as far as scheduling, motivation techniques, and this book just didn’t speak to me. The author’s product and company, Bulletproof Coffee, is mentioned CONSTANTLY. This book felt more like a really long advertisement for his product, website, and almost constant self indulgence.

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  • Volcov
  • 2021-02-18

Good but too much self promotion (ie: product promotion)

This was a good book. It had some great tidbits on how to fast and how to make fasting less strenuous. The downside was that David endlessly plugged Bulletproof Coffee. I mean endlessly! I think he mentioned it 100 times throughout the book. That really took away from some of the good parts.

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  • Steven Ruijf
  • 2021-03-21

PDF needed

Excellent book and I enjoyed every minute, I just really wish it had a PDF.

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  • K. Skoog
  • 2021-06-04

Do You Like Coffee?

If you don’t like coffee, don’t buy this book. Are you already comfortable fasting? If so, don’t buy this book. The author spends 45 minutes talking about coffee until I wanted to scream. I hate coffee, it makes me very sick, and I can’t handle caffeine either. How can he assume everyone can drink coffee on an empty stomach? It was rude and disrespectful in the way that making narrow assumptions about people is always disrespectful.

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  • Kaplooka
  • 2021-01-21

the chapter for women is worth it by itself.

i have made a lot of notes which usually means quite a bit of good content. great job Dave

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  • S. HALE-BYRON
  • 2021-01-30

You will learn as much as you want to...

There is tons of info in this book. I loved it and listened to it while going through the 2 Week Fasting challenge. It will reach you all you need to know about fasting in all its variations, man or woman. Don't go without it!

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  • Lisa M.
  • 2021-01-24

The whole picture on fasting

I have been IF very occasionally after reading The Obesity Code and was looking for something to further explain the benefits and to provide supplement suggestions. The credible science presented in an understandable manner is exactly what I was searching for. The bonus of the hacks to make it easier, the history and inspiration - all presented in a reasonable, "find what works for you" tone make this a very worthwhile investment - even if you are already embracing intermittent fasting.

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  • Jay Deubler
  • 2021-01-31

Life Changing

Wow - this hit home for me in a way no other book has. The style, ease, and story telling wrapped by data just sticks. I am inspired to fast for clarity, fast from weasel words and mostly fast from hate. Read the whole book and you will not only understand but be inspired as well.

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  • Jay Roos
  • 2021-01-29

Excellent

For me, this has been one of the best health books I have listened to. It answered some questions I have wondering about for years. Well done

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