WHAT IS IT?
The Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) is the newest form of fasting.
It is an approach to fasting that effectively tricks your body into thinking it is fasting while allowing some food intake. A fasting-mimicking diet aims to reap the benefits of fasting while minimizing the challenging parts of fasting, such as hunger, fatigue, and headaches.
These pathways control autophagy – a formal “self-eating,” which is an intracellular degradation process that allows cells to recycle damaged intracellular components to generate energy and provide building blocks to create new cellular structures.
The cells in the body do everything to keep us alive such as breathing and making energy. The more clean-up that happens, the better you feel and the less risk there is of health problems occurring in the future. The FMD speeds up autophagy (more clean-up). More autophagy is a good thing. Autophagy helps eliminate “sick” cells in the body that cause disease and promote aging.
Benefits of FMD:
- Cellular clean-up
- Mitochondrial Health Longevity
- Immune System Support Neurological Health
- Metabolic Health and Weight Loss Adaptation to Stress
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The 3-5-day fasting mimicking diet is a dietary approach that involves a carefully designed five-day cycle of reduced calorie intake to mimic the effects of fasting while still providing essential nutrients.
You follow the diet three to five days per month, then you resume your usual eating pattern for the rest of the month.
CAN I LOSE WEIGHT BY FASTING FOR 5 DAYS?
Yes, it’s possible to lose weight by following a 5-day fasting-mimicking diet, as it can lead to a calorie deficit, burning stored fat for energy. Some weight loss may remain after the fasting is completed.
WHAT CAN I EAT ON A FASTING-MIMICKING DIET?
On a fasting-mimicking diet, you typically eat plant-based foods like soups, nuts, seeds, and specific low-calorie meals provided by the diet plan, while avoiding most animal products and high-calorie foods.