Fasting mimicking reset – revamp your cells in 5 days
Scientists out of the University of Southern California and the Longevity Institute in Milan have developed this 5 day approach that has similar effects to fasting, however without the negative side effects this can have on gut health and hormone balance in susceptible individuals.
What are the benefits of fasting?
Fasting allows the body to turn on autophagy, our clean-up process. It clears old, sick and mutated cells, including cancer and autoimmune modulators. The low protein content of the 5 days suppresses mTOR, an enzyme that’s important for growth, but if too high too long, makes us age faster and feeds cancer cells.
The fine-tuned combination of high quality fats and plant polyphenols explain its free radical quenching effects (think more energy, focus and radiant skin), plus shrinking your visceral abdominal fat (the stuff around your organs that promotes inflammation and metabolic syndrome) and helps to kickstart a spring weightloss and cleanse.
If weight loss is one of your goals, you may want to follow the 5 day fasting mimicking diet with the metabolic reset protocol, which can be incorporated until the weight loss goal is achieved, or even kept for lifetime.
The below 5 day fasting mimicking approach should not be maintained for much longer than 5 days, as it is missing in protein and it too low in calories for the long-term. However, it is a great strategy to include every 2 to 3 months to reset the body, prevent degenerative conditions, and optimize health at the cellular level.