How frequently should you do the Fasting Mimicking Diet? | Valter Longo

Parent Episode: Dr. Valter Longo on Resetting Autoimmunity and Rejuvenating Systems with Prolonged Fasting & the FMD

Positive effects of the fasting-mimicking diet may persist for up to three months after completion. An individual's health status dictates how frequently they should practice a fasting-mimicking diet. For example, an athlete on a strict diet may prefer twice a year, whereas an obese person may choose monthly. Some individuals favor this strategy for weight loss as it requires them to struggle for five days and then allows them to eat without restrictions for the remainder of the month. In this clip, Dr. Valter Longo explains how frequently the fasting-mimicking diet can be practiced and his hope that it may support sustained weight loss.

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