The concept of fasting and fasting mimicking diet (FMD) has gone mainstream in recent years. Fasting mimicking diet can help us to lose weight, extend lifespan, and improve overall health. Indeed, fasting has been linked to a lower risk of diabetes, improved cardiovascular health, better brain function, weight loss, and more. I am not affiliated with a brand (meaning that I don’t get paid for sharing my opinion). But, like many things, it is an experiment for me. So, I collected as much data and recorded my experiments.
Our bodies can survive without food for a long time. For instance, Ray Cronise water fasted for about 30 days. He also helped a famous magician Penn Jillette to lose 105 pounds. Unfortunately, both Ray and Pen were facing dangerous health conditions. So, a word of caution, stick to obtaining from food anywhere between 12 to 24 hours and yearly periodic fasting with food. I found it completely safe. As always, talk to your physician and address your common sense. Significantly, for ladies, prolonged fasting can interfere with our monthly cycles.
What the heck is a whole-food, plant-based diet (also known as WFPB)? And why, with so many options and an abundance of different choices, should you pick a whole-food, plant-based diet? Marketers, dietitians, fitness experts, activists, doctors, friends, and family fight what should go to our plates. Not to mention that we are dealing with eating for nutrition and entertainment, ethical, emotional, and other reasons unrelated to food. However, the following article is not about ethics, morals, activism, etc. Instead, we will unpack why you may consider a whole-food, plant-based diet based on science and experience.
Sometime during the dark night of the soul, none of my old tricks seemed to work. As I watch the storm and the darkness wrapping around my brain and my heart, the scale number went up. As I tossed and turned through the darkness of the starless night, the old nemesis, the ripper, was cackling by my head. I knew the feeling, I’ve been here before. There is a way out, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t reach the door to the other side.