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I Want To Go Fast.

Updated: Feb 11

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We are all aware, at least to some degree, of the connection between the food we eat and our overall sense of well-being. It’s obvious that some food will provide better value and sustenance than others, and most of us realize the difference between healthy and unhealthy food (whether we like to admit it or not). In other words, we understand the value that fresh, non-processed food can provide to our bodies both mentally and physically. The reasons we ‘feel better’ after eating a diet of fresh food (versus fried or processed food) is because our bodies are working more efficiently at a cellular level. Everything from our hormones, to our decision-making abilities, all the way to our central nervous system is affected by what we eat (and when we eat it).

There are thousands of peer-reviewed studies and publications available regarding the benefits of fasting and fast-mimicking diets (FMD), detailing the physical conditions it can address as well as the physiology of how and why these mechanisms work the way they do. The information is readily available and continuously evolving on how useful fasting can be as a tool to further optimize our well-being. So what’s the difference between fasting and a fast mimicking diet?

“The best of all medicines is resting and fasting”

-Benjamin Franklin

Fasting, simply put, is refraining from food (and sometimes drink) for a certain period of time. This can be as little as 12 hours or can last multiple days, even weeks. The state of fasting, along with the benefits described above, means putting the body into a state of autophagy, or cellular clean-up. As your body begins to transition into the fasting state, your body’s fat-burning abilities begin to ramp up as ketogenesis begins. This state of ketosis increases with time in a process called cellular rejuvenation. Your body works at maximum capacity during this time, cleaning out old cells and regenerating the cellular response within your body.

Fast mimicking, however, is fasting for a given interval while allowing intake of certain foods and drinks in limited quantities. In other words, it’s fasting but with snack breaks. These breaks, when done properly, still allow your body to reach a state of cellular regeneration (via autophagy) and maintain your body’s lean mass by providing limited sustenance throughout the fasting period. These periods vary, depending on the individual’s goals.

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For those looking to start a fast mimicking diet ASAP, you have a few options to consider. If creating the regimen yourself, there are tons of third party resources available to shop, research and learn from, depending on your individual goals. Please note that for the FMD to work, the intervals and dietary inclusions must be specific, and properly creating a program that will work can be time consuming, and requires a significant understanding of diet, wellness and human physiology. Rather than piece-mealing together something of your own creation, ProLon offers a 5-day fast mimicking package. It includes everything you need, from step-by-step instructions, preparation tips, when to fast, when and what to eat, and even includes the snacks + drinks to use during your fast.

The research and development behind this product line is astounding, with over 20 years and $48 million in research grants! Through a 5-day structured meal plan, ProLon’s FMD is the quickest and easiest way to reach your goals, guarantee yourself a safe experience (over 220,000 user experiences), and save time & money. In both my personal and professional experience, this is the best product for fast-mimicking available today.

The benefits of fasting and fast mimicking are apparent. There is a safe and efficient way to sharpen our focus and enhance our mental clarity by controlling what we include in our diet (and how often we include it). To many, the initial reaction to undergoing an extended period without any food can seem frightening. It might sound scary, uncomfortable, even dangerous to go an entire day (or more) without anything whatsoever to eat! These are natural concerns to have, so don’t stress. Address these concerns as they arise; read the data, do the research, decide for yourself. At the end of the day, science is crystal clear that fasting (and fast mimicking) induces cellular regeneration and induces your body into an improved physical and mental state.

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“Fasting blinds the body in order to open the eyes of your soul.”


As always, be sure to check with your healthcare practitioner before getting started on any new diet plan (fasting or otherwise). And if you’re looking for some specific guidance, or want to get your goals aligned before starting a fast, check our our consultation options available HERE.

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