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What are your results from a Fasting Mimicking Diet

Post by MJClark » Mon Dec 20, 2021 7:27 am

In his book "The Longevity Diet" Dr.  Valter Longo promotes what a vegetarian/Pescetarian/Mediterranean style diet for longevity. But he also recommends a fasting mimicking diet a couple times of year, more if you have particular health conditions. It is a five day diet with the following:
  • On day 1, you consume 1,100 calories. Of those calories, 11% should come from protein, 46% from fat and 43% from carbohydrate.
  • On days 2 through 5, you’ll consume just 725 calories per day, with a macronutrient breakdown of 9% protein, 44% fat and 47% carbohydrate.
I am thinking about giving his a shot after the first of the year and I was wondering if anyone else in here has done it, and if so, what were your results. For me, I want to kick start some fat burning in my midsection as well as reset my system. I know that there are studies that indicate that a 72 hour fast will boost your immune system and stem-cell production, but I was curious if something like this will also provide the same results. 
 


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Re: What are your results from a Fasting Mimicking Diet

Post by smokinjoe » Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:24 am

I don't want to hijack this thread, but i would rather do the fast than try to do a mimicking diet.

So anywhere from one meal to a whole day.

But if you can do this, you will be able to have a full day of meals and benefit from fasting. I assume you have no weight to lose. If you did have weight to lose, perhaps regular fasting would be more suitable.
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Re: What are your results from a Fasting Mimicking Diet

Post by MJClark » Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:40 am

smokinjoe wrote:
Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:24 am
I don't want to hijack this thread, but i would rather do the fast than try to do a mimicking diet.

So anywhere from one meal to a whole day.

But if you can do this, you will be able to have a full day of meals and benefit from fasting. I assume you have no weight to lose. If you did have weight to lose, perhaps regular fasting would be more suitable.

 
I have done up to a 48 hour water and black coffee fast, but really have not been able to get past that threshold. The FMD is a 5-day program and I wanted to see if I can hit the results for stemcell regeneration and immunity reset, which appears to happen around 72 hours. 
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Re: What are your results from a Fasting Mimicking Diet

Post by NewLifeScience » Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:43 am

Hi MJClark.
This is a great idea. The one thing I was told by PHD on diet was to limit protein to 15g per day for at least 5 days. That will maximize the autophagy and stem cell activity, and immune boosting activity.

Normally, I would never be able to do a 5-7 day fast. But last year I went to my house-project in Nova Scotia (i live in Ontario) to prep the house for sale. This was in August and I had to self-isolate for 14 days. So i brought food with me. It was beautifully sunny. Under these circumstances I was able to do a 7 day fast. I actually lost 18 pounds and it started a fantastic weight loss trend. I feel like I lost around 6 years of age.

So if i were to do it again, I would do the FMD. I suppose I would prepare most meals in advance. It is totally worth it to do this fast. If it can produce the same results as the crazy fast I did - I say go for it. and try to do it twice more within a year.

Good luck and please keep us updated.
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Re: What are your results from a Fasting Mimicking Diet

Post by CeeJayBee » Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:03 pm

I have just finished a week of fasting mimicking. I rarely have the self control to NOT eat after 5:30 pm (dinner time) but I managed to hold firm for 7 days, I kept my protein low and my portions small. 

The only indication i was doing it right is that I feel great. I may even have lost a couple pounds.. which is great because I gained a couple over the holidays.
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Re: What are your results from a Fasting Mimicking Diet

Post by michaeljkelly » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:23 pm

So I guess the benefits are similar to real fasting, boosting Nad+, promoting autophagy and lowering inflammation. I assume it isn't quite as good as the real thing, unless you there is a proven, precise what to get such results.
 
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Re: What are your results from a Fasting Mimicking Diet

Post by NewLifeScience » Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:17 pm

I am ready to start this diet.

Can anyone offer an authoritative link for this diet?

I have done the real thing for 7 days, but i don't think i will do it again for a long while.
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