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MJSYKES Posts: 58
2/14/19 4:09 P

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I think it is probably healthy to do even if you are normal weight...provided you get enough calories and nutrition before and after your FMD.

I based my FMD on Longo's research and patent. Like Longo's FMD, I choose foods with very high micro-nutrient density (even more than he does)...and I reduce the protein content of my FMD even more than Longo. Unlike Longo's FMD, I avoid grains and processed foods (as I also do when I'm not fasting). I also eliminated legumes to further reduce my FMD's protein content.

Dr. Mercola is also a fan of modified fasting (i.e., consuming a small amount of calories) instead of water fasting. He thinks the nutrition helps your body cope with toxins that are released when you burn body fat.

Edited by: MJSYKES at: 2/14/2019 (16:09)
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2/10/19 4:50 P

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Are you talking about the Longo plan? (Link didn’t work) I have done this cycle multiple times over the past couple of years. I adhere pretty strictly to the macro new Trent break down, which I believe is 10% protein on the first day and 9% on the other days. I’ve actually never done it to lose weight, and I have never found that I maintain the weight that I do lose on it. But I’m already in my normal BMI range. I have to admit that my eating is not better after having instituted this program. But according to the research, the benefits are still there. My next one will be sometime around the spring equinox.

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2/2/19 1:25 P

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I'm on day 5-1/2 of my second Fast Mimicking Diet and will break my fast this afternoon. You can read about the rationale for my FMD, as well as an interesting conflict with the keto police, here: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
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For my second FMD, I lowered the protein content even more by eliminating hummus (and all legumes) from the diet; I added avocado and a green superfoods powder product. I averaged 795 calories per day, which according to the Mifflin-St. Jeor formula is about 34% of my daily caloric needs if I were sedentary (which I was not). According to the Harris-Benedict formula, my calorie intake was about 31% of my daily needs (if sedentary). About 7% of my calories were from protein.

I weighed 251 when I began my fast on January 28 and this morning I weighed 244. After ending my first FMD, I had gained a couple of pounds by the end of the day (mostly due to rehydration) and a few more pounds during the following week, presumably due to autophagy (internal organs shrink when you are starving and regrow when you refeed). I expect this to happen again.

Edited by: MJSYKES at: 2/2/2019 (13:34)
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