January 8, 2021 Dr. Carolyn Mai

If you’ve always wanted to reap the benefits of a fast while still eating food, then the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) might be right for you!

Prolon Diet: What It Is, Who It’s For, And Why You Should Try It

If you’ve always wanted to reap the benefits of a fast while still eating food, then the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) might be right for you!

This five-day program has been proven through clinical trials to induce the benefits of a fast, such as enhanced weight loss, improved energy, and autophagy (cleaning out old cells) while eating a variety of mostly plant-based foods with specific nutrients designed by Prolon.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet, including what it is, who it’s for, and why you should try it.

What is the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet?

The Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) is a five-day meal plan that is designed to provide all of the health benefits of a water-only fast but without the hunger or low energy levels.

The Prolon FMD allows you to eat scientifically researched micro and macronutrients in exact combinations that help provide nourishment but aren’t recognized by your body as food.

These nutrients help curb hunger and provide energy while your body continues to operate as if you are doing a water-only fast.

The Prolon FMD was invented by Valter Longo, Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California and The Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan.

Longo created the diet after researching how specific diets can mimic fasting to enable the body to experience the health benefits of a prolonged fast without the hunger pangs and energy dips associated with most fasts.

The Prolon FMD features mostly plant-based foods that do not contain unnatural ingredients or preservatives. Prolon meals come in five small boxes, one for each day).

Day 1

Fasting State

The body transitions into a fasting state & fat-burning mode so it can begin cellular clean-up.

Day 2

Fat Burning & Ketogenesis

Fat-burning ramps up, contributing to the initiation of ketogenesis (ketone production). By the end of this day (48hrs), ketosis may occur.

Day 3

Autophagy

Cellular clean-up (autophagy) begins. Fat burning & ketone production/utilization continues and increases.

Day 4

Cellular Rejuvenation

Cellular cleaning/renewal & fat-burning continues.

Day 5

Renewal

Your transformational journey is completed. Re-feeding beyond day 5 will fuel a better you.

Day 6

& Beyond

Nourish the body by breaking the fast.

List of foods offered on the Prolon FMD meal plan:

They include plant-based soups, snacks, drinks, supplements, and energy bars that help nourish your body while providing the same anti-aging, cellular-cleansing actions on your metabolic markers.

      • Soup blends: Minestrone, mushroom, minestrone and quinoa, tomato, vegetable, butternut squash and quinoa, butternut squash, white bean and spinach, and black bean
      • L-bars (energy bars): choco crisp bar and nut-based bar
      • Olives: garlic-flavored olives and sea salt olives
      • Snacks: kale crackers
      • Drinks: L-drink (tropical berry and orange flavors), hibiscus tea, spearmint tea, and spearmint lemon tea
      • Supplements: NR-1 vegetable powder with vitamins and minerals; algal oil (omega 3 dietary supplement)

Health Benefits of the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet

The Prolon FMD was developed based on the 20 years of extensive research that was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The research was conducted at the Longevity Institute and Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute of the University of Southern California.

The Prolon FMD is the first and only clinically proven fasting-mimicking diet. It’s also the first-ever fasting diet that doesn’t require you to skip a meal.

Research shows that FMD can help reduce markers associated with aging, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease (1). The Prolon diet has also been shown to help patients lose an average of 5.7 pounds and 1.6 inches off their waistline.

The Prolon FMD can also help you achieve better weight loss, enhance your energy levels, and trigger the cleaning out of unused cells in the body (autophagy).

Here is a list of the proven health benefits of the Prolon FMD:

      • Enhances the body’s internal detoxification process of cellular cleaning that naturally occurs after three days or more of fasting
      • Helps promote weight loss, especially in the belly area
      • Provides scientifically-proven ingredients that contain a combination of micro and macro-nutrients designed to nourish the body while going through a fast
      • Prolon meals were created by some of the world’s best chefs and scientists to ensure that the meals are nutritious and taste good
      • The meals are easy to use on-the-go and contain mostly plant-based ingredients, such as dark chocolate, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and herbal teas

Who Should Use The Prolon FMD?

As the Prolon FMD provides all the benefits of a fast without sacrificing nutrition or calories, doctors recommend the diet for everyone from the elderly to the highest-performing athletes.

Those with an increased risk of certain diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, may want to use the Prolon FMD as a preventative measure to keep themselves healthy.

If you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease, talk to your doctor about how the Prolon FMD can help reverse or reduce your symptoms.
The Prolon FMD provides similar benefits to intermittent fasting. For this reason, many athletes are drawn to the diet. However, unlike intermittent fasting, the Prolon diet allows athletes to consume the calories and nutrition they need when they need it without going long periods without food.

The Prolon FMD may help athletes maintain a more lean body mass while reducing body fat to gain an athletic advantage. Along with providing a fuel source for athletes, the Prolon FMD helps trigger autophagy to clean out old cells to rejuvenate the body.

Additionally, the Prolon FMD does not contain performance-enhancing ingredients or human growth hormone. It’s perfectly safe and acceptable for all athletes to help speed up the body’s recovery and repair process.

Why Should I Try The Prolon Diet?

The Prolon Diet is an exciting new five-day cleanse that has been proven to induce the benefits of a fast without starving yourself. You can still eat real food on the diet, and your body will still experience the same amazing weight loss and cleansing process of a real fast.

Traditional fasts are hard to maintain, causing participants to quit the diet and return to their old eating habits. The Prolon Diet is easy to maintain, which leads to better results and sustainable change in one’s diet.

Experts recommend doing the Prolon Diet once every three months to stimulate cellular cleansing of dysfunctional cells that might be causing you to feel run down and fatigued.

Do not start the program if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have an allergy to nuts or any of the ingredients in Prolon, or are considered underweight by a healthcare professional. Avoid strenuous exercise during the five-day cleanse as you are already reducing your calories.

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