Losing weight is one health trend that never seems to go out of style. People will try just about anything to drop a few pounds. Fasting, or the abstinence from eating, has been gaining a lot of attention recently as one of the best ways to lose weight, reverse disease, and even promote longevity. But there are a lot of misconceptions about fasting, which is why Doctor Joel Kahn decided to try a fasting mimicking diet for two months to clear up a few things. Here is what he learned.
What Is The Fasting Mimicking Diet?
The fasting mimicking diet, or FMD, is a collection of work conducted by Doctor Valter Longo and his team at the University of South California on longevity. It is designed to regenerate and rejuvenate the body’s cells to slow down the aging process, lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation and fasting blood glucose levels, and promote quick and healthy weight loss. The FMD has been clinically proven to help people lose an average of 1.2 inches from their waist and five pounds of body weight with the first five days.