Is Lockdown the perfect time to try a Five-Day Fast Mimicking Diet?

A five-day Fast Mimicking Diet (FMD), could be an easy and useful way to keep your eating under control and to reintroduce a healthier diet during lockdown. Designed to mimic the beneficial effects of a water only fast, while allowing you to eat nutritious food, it helps reset eating patterns that may have become disordered during isolation and research has shown It won’t leave you hungry.  

Any form of fasting or time restricted eating is hard to do in our day to day lives, but during lockdown we don’t have all the normal distractions,  dinner with friends or the lure of pastries at a breakfast meeting, that often make us give up on a fast. This is where an easy to follow fast could get your eating back on track.

As Nutritionist Kim Pearson explains,

“You’ve tried the 5:2, sometimes you manage 16:8, now it’s time for next generation fasting. While intermittent fasting and time restricted eating do have proven health benefits, experts argue that you need to fast for longer than a few hours to experience more profound benefits such as upregulated autophagy and stem cell generation. Traditional prolonged fasts involve consuming nothing but water for days on end, but this can be a daunting prospect for many. Enter the fast mimicking diet, a next generation fast that has the same benefits of water only fasting, while allowing you to eat specially designed, nutrient-dense, plant-based mini meals. Designed to be carried out over five days,  three times a year, ProLon is the result of two decades of clinical research trials by Professor Valter Longo and his team at USC.”

 ProLon® meals come in five small boxes (one for each day) that include plant-based energy bars, soups, a variety of snacks, drinks, and supplements, all studied and carefully designed to nourish your body and promote positive changes in metabolic markers, cellular rejuvenation, reduced inflammation, and healthy ageing.

The daily caloric intake with ProLon is between 770 and 1100 calories from healthy, plant-based ingredients that maximise nourishment and provide a pleasant eating experience.  If this sounds scarily little, you might be surprised that fasting in this way does not mean you will be hungry. In a recent survey, Prolon UK, found that nearly 60% of people only felt moderately hungry on the FMD and nearly 20% were not hungry at all. 70% of respondents also said that ProLon impacted their health in a positive way, citing weight loss, rising to the challenge of doing a fast and giving their body a reset at the main reasons they felt ProLon positively impacted their Lives. 

ProLon ingredients are plant-based and do not contain any additives, preservatives or chemicals and they are also gluten free.

The Fast Mimicking Diet is £200 from

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