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It appears that fat contributes 44% of calories in the fasting mimicking diet. Though this high % may work well for those who are say APOE 2/3, I wonder it will work just as well for those with APOE ¾? I am basing this question on the APOE gene-diet where more carbohydrate is recommended for APOE ¾: https://www.google.com/patents/EP2038866A2?cl=en
The % recommended for APOE ¾: 20% fat;, 25% protein, and 55% carbohydrate.
There are so many mixed studies on whether people with the apoE4 allele should eat a higher carbohydrate versus fat ratio. What is more clear is that a higher polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat ratio may be important since saturated fat increases LDL particles and apoE4 also dramatically increases LDL particle number.
Additionally, the FMD has positive effects on lipids, including lowering triglycerides and LDL. While the FMD is high in fat, the fat is from polyunsaturated and monounsaturated sources! That’s an important distinction.
I am adding apoE4 to my genetic report this week and will be discussing some plausible interventional approaches there. :)
Did you ever formulate a FMD that the rest of us can follow?
My understanding is that Valter’s book actually has a whole foods example. That’s probably your best resource!
Prior to the release of his book, I did try to improvise something that roughly matched the macro and caloric targets he brought up during the conversation. It’s important to realize, however, that improvisation like this cannot be said to have been scientifically proven to have the same effects that Valter’s FMD has. I think that has a lot of value if you’re going to go through the trouble of going through with something that might, at the very least, be mildly unpleasant (which fasting for 4-5 days could be said to be).
With that said, here is my example…
The appropriateness of doing something like this is also affected by your overall health status, which means you should almost certainly consult a physician first. And drink lots of water.
One benefit of going through the real fasting-mimicking diet is also that they give you a questionnaire that helps assess whether you should be seeking medical supervision while embarking on your mimicked fast. Plus, you get to know that you’re doing it right!
Question: If I eat a few packages of miracle noodles (zero calories) will that adversely affect the fast? I’m wondering if my body has to digest even zero calorie bulk, that the process of digesting doesn’t qualify as fasting.
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