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Lose Weight, While Improving Markers of Longevity

by | May 28, 2020

Lose Weight, While Improving Markers of Longevity

You have likely heard of and may have tried various fasting protocols. You may have wondered, “Is this safe for me, and are there really benefits?”

There are several types of fasting:

1. Time Restricted Eating/Feeding:
Typically, this is defined as a daily pattern of eating during a window of 8-12 hours.

2. Intermittent Fasting:
1-3 days of fasting, usually non-consecutive, per week.

3. Alternate-day Fasting:
Fasting every other day, either by eating nothing, or only eating a few hundred calories.

4. Prolonged Fasting:
4 or more consecutive days of fasting: water only or fasting mimicking diet.

Besides time restricted eating, which I practice the majority of the time, I periodically do the ProLon fasting mimicking diet. It helps me control my portion sizes, feel energized and keeps my weight in check. Research has shown that this type of fasting has many other benefits.

Fast Mimicking Diets or FMDs, are being studied with funding from the likes of National Institutes of Health and the Mayo Clinic. ProLon was scientifically developed and clinically tested at the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. Led by Dr. Valter Longo, the USC Longevity Institute unites multidisciplinary aging research approaches to enhance the healthy years of life. ProLon has been clinically shown to help individuals lose an average of 5.7 pounds after 3 cycles (compared to controls in the study, who did not lose weight), and 1.6 inches off the waist circumference. Overweight and obese individuals lost >8 pounds, mainly with visceral fat reductions while protecting lean body mass.

Remember, visceral fat is the type of fat that is stored in the abdominal cavity. Visceral fat can increase the risk of serious health problems.

ProLon helps people reach their goals by helping manage body weightreducing fat percentage, and improving energy levels along with other benefits, as outlined in the study below.

ProLon FMD is a groundbreaking nutritional program that includes 5 days’ worth of convenient, tasty, plant-based foods, which are all gluten-free and vegan.

The food is specially formulated to put your body in a fasting state, even though you’re eating. The benefits of fasting cycles are well-documented:

  • a reduction of excess fat (especially stubborn belly fat) while preserving lean body mass
  • metabolic balance, which can improve cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure
  • cellular clean up and renewal

Prolon is clinically shown to help promote cellular cleaning, reduce body weight and fat, and decrease hormone IGF-1, which has been implicated in aging and disease.

*View full study here

What is Cellular Clean Up and Renewal?

During prolonged fasting, your body starts a self-cleaning process called cellular clean up (also known as autophagy). Think of this process of autophagy as a biological vacuum cleaner that sucks up old worn-out cells to make room for newer, fresher cells.

Can I Simply Fast on My Own?

Prolonged fasting can be dangerous and difficult to complete on your own. The ProLon program is much easier to complete and it contains a scientifically researched combination of micro- and macronutrients. This unique nutritional formation nourishes your body while still enabling it to enter a fasting state that provides metabolic and cellular benefits. ProLon also helps promote healthier eating habits, and can help reduce food cravings and improve portion control.

ProLon includes a 5-day supply of the nutritional program, including meals, snacks, and teas, an optional complimentary coaching session with a dietitian or nurse practitioner from the L- Nutra team, and access to educational materials including tips on how to successfully take ProLon. Standard shipping is free.

You may order ProLon here.

We recommend that you ask your qualified healthcare provider whether ProLon is appropriate for you.

Disclaimer

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About the Author

Dr. Bojana

Dr. Bojana

Dr. Bojana (Boy•ana) Jankovic Weatherly is an award winning physician, double board certified in internal and integrative medicine. After completing internal medicine residency, she did a fellowship in integrative medicine, trained in functional medicine, nutrition and mindfulness. Her approach is rooted in evidence-based medicine that is personalized to each individual she works with.

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