Updated: Jul 16
I'm sure you've heard of fasting by now - maybe from me! I've had multiple requests from patients, friends, and family to put together an easy-to-follow fasting program, so here I am getting you in at the ground level with me.
First things first, why fast?
Fasting is a way for us to let our bodies heal the way that they were naturally designed to. In addition to weight loss benefits, fasting can lead to better sleep, improved stem cell regeneration, smoother/younger looking skin, and overall better digestion. This all happens due to a process called autophagy. Auto means self, and phagy is to eat up. So essentially we are eating up our own damaged cells. After autophagy, our bodies need to go through a process of regeneration through circulating stem cells. Stem cells are precursor cells that turn into other cells. It’s the closest to a fresh start as you can get!
The most researched eating system to do this is the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet. By tricking our bodies into fasting, we allow ourselves to undergo autophagy followed by stem cell regeneration.
ProLon was developed to give you the benefits of a prolonged fast. It has been shown to:
Reduce visceral fat while maintaining lean body mass
Initiate cellular clean up (autophagy)
Help maintain healthy levels of metabolic markers
And more…all without giving up food!
This diet only needs to be completed for 5 days of the month for 3 consecutive months. To see the best health shifts I recommend eating a pescetarian diet for the remaining 3 weeks of the month while completing this health shifting diet.
If you’re interested in learning more, please click on this link or call my office to schedule a private consultation.