FMD - Effective Fasting Mimic Diet

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FMD - Effective Fasting Mimic Diet
FMD - Effective Fasting Mimic Diet

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Video: Fasting mimicking diets (how it works and the science behind) 2022, December

Elena Kondrashova


Fasting times are considered clinically important to stay healthy and youthful. All fasting strategies, consumption of the minimum amount of calories are inherently curative, which means they should be short-lived. Their meaning is to create extreme conditions for the body for a short period, when cellular "cleansing" with the release of stem cells occurs. A short fast is a way to speed up your metabolism and reduce your immune load.

The Fast Mimicking Diet (FMD) was developed by the Longevity Institute of the School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California. Its meaning is to drastically reduce the calorie intake and protein content of food once a month for five days in a row.

Thus, you achieve the main goal of FMD - reduce IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1. - RBC Style) to the optimal level, which serves as a powerful impetus to prolong life. Foods recommended as part of the diet improve the body's detoxification capacity (due to indoles and folates). This helps to reduce the inflammatory process - the main trigger of any disease. Four days after the end of the diet, you can return to your normal diet.

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Photo: haoliang

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Healthy people who look after themselves and have regular physical activity are recommended to undergo FMD every six months. While overweight people with risk factors for diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurodegenerative disorders - once a month.

Some of the effects of the FMD diet include reducing visceral fat (even after returning to a daily diet), preventing breast cancer (important for carriers of the mutated BRCA gene), lowering blood pressure, preventing Alzheimer's and autoimmune diseases.

Not recommended for: pregnant women, people with liver and kidney diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, low blood pressure, athletes during active training and competition. Do not use FMD in hot weather.

Approximate diet for the first day:

- Breakfast: 70 g avocado. A little salt and pepper to taste.

- Lunch: ½ cup spinach, ½ green apple, ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, 1 tbsp. l. dill, 1 tsp. olive oil.

- Afternoon snack: 7 black olives.

- Dinner: ½ cup spinach, ½ green apple, 10 peeled almonds, 100 g cooked lentils, ½ tsp. olive oil, ½ avocado.

You can drink 1 cup of coffee and 2 liters of water with ½ lemon a day.

Sample diet for the next four days:

- Breakfast: 70 g avocado. A little salt and pepper to taste.

- Lunch: ½ cup spinach, 10 peeled almonds, ½ cup boiled barley, ½ tsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. nut butter.

- Dinner: ½ cup broccoli, ½ green apple, 100 g boiled lentils, 1 tsp. nut butter.

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