Fasting Benefits + Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet

Want fasting benefits but feel like you can’t go days without eating?

Learn how the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) can help you gets all the benefits of fasting, without giving up food.

Fasting improves health in a number of ways because it uniquely stimulates a cell clean-out process called autophagy.  With my family history of dementia and type 2 diabetes, fasting is especially important for me.  However, the idea of going days without eating is just…off the table. See what I did there? 

Fortunately, there is a way to cheat the fasting system.  The Prolon FMD is a 5-day meal kit that allows you to eat at least three times daily while still getting into ‘fasting mode’.  Everyone can benefit from a Prolon fast 2-4 times per year as a routine ‘clean-out’ to support longevity and metabolic flexibility.  Then, for people who are working to improve metabolic health (i.e. improve weight, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, blood lipids), I recommend a 3-month starting protocol of one ProLon fast per month, then once quarterly ongoing. 

In this episode, I interviewed Dr. William Hsu, endocrinologist and the Chief Medical Officer of L-Nutra, the creator of the Prolon FMD. 

What I enjoyed the most was our discussion about how the outdated (yet common) approach of ‘eating small amounts often’ is opposite of what our physiology needs and expects.  Also, fasting (or fasting mimicking) provides benefits not only during the fast but also BETWEEN fasts.  This happens because fasting helps to reset our metabolic flexibility (ability to switch between using carbohydrates or fat for energy). 

In this episode, we discuss:

– What happens when we fast (i.e. lower IGF-1 and higher growth hormone, autophagy)

– Why fasting is an evolutionary adaptation

– Who is best helped by fasting

– Diet considerations between fasts

– Fasting considerations for women

– Exercise and fasting

– How to incorporate Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) as a means of achieving fasting benefits while still eating

Interested in trying out a 5-day Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet?  You can get one box OR a set at a first-time discount with free shipping PLUS 10% off AND a free set of free Fast Bars!  Use code ERIN25 at checkout: https://prolonfmd.com/ 

Check out the full episode at:

https://erinskinner.com/empowerednutrition/fastingmimickingdiet

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