I just finished my sixth round of the ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) last week! The program has been a gamechanger for me, so I wanted to write a follow up to my post earlier this year. I’m not a spokesperson for ProLon but feel strongly about its benefits. I’ve experienced great results including lowered cholesterol and improved thyroid levels. My appetite has changed and I’ve lost stubborn fat that appeared suddenly when I turned fifty. I’d given up hope of shedding even three or four pounds, and now ten months later, I’m down 20. I feel great. Crazier yet, I look forward to my “fasting” week and plan on repeating it sporadically throughout the year.
My earlier post on ProLon goes into detail about how the diet works with a day to day account during my first round. Since then, each subsequent round has been easier. I clear the calendar of social events for five days and cut back on caffeine the week prior. To prevent muscle loss, workouts are reduced to walking or light pilates. The ProLon kit contains the ONLY food allowed, so to reduce temptation, I do marketing for the household before I start.
The diet stems from Dr. Valter Longo’s groundbreaking research on fasting’s positive effects on longevity, aging, and disease prevention detailed in his book The Longevity Diet. ProLon, a company Longo helped found but from which he receives no financial benefit, created a five-day FMD kit of plant-based foods designed to shift your body into a fasting mode while still consuming calories. In 2018, ProLon FMD was awarded the first-ever patent on longevity and Longo was named one of TIME’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care.
The FMD has been fantastic for me. I feel the best I have in years and am shocked at the weight loss, especially at my age. My husband has done three rounds with me and has enjoyed many of the same benefits.
To read the specifics about ProLon FMD, click here.
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The information and opinions expressed are my own. I am not a healthcare professional and you should always consult your physician, doctor, or healthcare provider before beginning any weight loss, nutrition or exercise program.