I’m starting the ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet tomorrow! The more I read the science about fasting mimicking nutrition, I am both curious and excited to try it for myself. Over the past year I’m not feeling as energetic and "optimal" as I once was. I can feel my metabolism slowing down a bit and I’m often tired. I also struggle with weight loss and have been stuck at my current weight for a long time. Although I’ve been eating vegan for about 10 years, I could still improve my food choices sometimes and perhaps that is starting to catch up with me. I typically fluctuate between eating nearly raw and plant-based for a few days at a time, but I cannot maintain it and end up grabbing something "easy vegan" when my schedule gets busy. I also eat too much sometimes. I hear great things about the health benefits of ProLon and I've even read that it impacts your food choices after the fast is done. I’m hopeful for some positive results.
I picked up my ProLon kit today from Dr. Joel Kahn, a good friend of mine and a cardiologist in my area. Dr. Kahn is also a renowned expert in plant-based nutrition and is certified in metabolic cardiology. I’ve already done a lot of reading about ProLon and I have familiarized myself with many studies supporting it. I opened the box to find 5 boxes, one for each day. There was also a water bottle inside for the provided drink mixes. Each daily box contains all the food and beverages you’ll consume for the day. The food is pre-packaged into little packets. You are permitted to have unlimited water and herbal teas each day, and you can also have one cup of black coffee if desired. I read through the instructions provided inside the kit, which are fairly self-explanatory. Tonight I’m eating something I would normally eat (half a falafel wrap and some sauteed brussels sprouts). I’m looking forward to getting started in the morning!