You would have to have been living under a stone for the past few years not to have been aware of the massive trend in diets which involve an element of fasting whether it be Michael Mosley 5:2 diet or Time Restricted Eating and indeed I have incorporated such methods into weight loss programmes for some of my clients and with great results! Apart from weight loss fasting claims huge health benefits including:
Improved concentration and feeling more alert
Lower insulin and blood sugar levels (including reversing type 2 diabetes)
Reduction in inflammation
Better stress management
Faster recovery after exercise
Lower risk of cancer
Improved brain function
Lower risk of dementia
Now I’m a pretty disciplined around food and capable of a tremendous amount of willpower when I choose, but I absolutely hate the thought of fasting despite the promise of such tremendous health benefits. Simply going without breakfast fills me with absolute horror! Why else would you get up in the morning?
So, I was very excited when I was introduced to ProLon, the first and only 5 day fasting Mimicking diet and I couldn’t wait to try it out.
So how did I get on?
You need to plan to do ProLon when you know you have a clear 5 days with very little going on in the dairy socially.
I started my first 5 day fast on a Sunday which worked well as I was all done and dusted by the following Friday and able to enjoy a perfectly normal weekend.
I found the first day easy, you do get slightly more to eat on the first day, subsequent day became more restricted but nevertheless it was all massively manageable.
The food for the 5 days comes in a big box with 5 individual boxes inside, one for each day of the fast with instructions as to what to eat and when, it really could be easier.
Breakfast each day was a nut & seed-based bar sweetened with honey, which was delicious, I tended to have half for breakfast with a black decaffeinated coffee, saving the other half for a mid morning snack with a mug of herbal tea. Lunch and dinner was always a vegetable based soup sometimes with kale crackers. Other snacks included olives and a delicious nutty chocolate bar.
I did feel a little hungry and lightheaded on the third day but nothing too serious and by the time I got to day 4 I was very much in the swing of it, the end was in sight and I was able to look forward to the weekend. I felt a tremendous sense of achievement on completion of the 5 days.
I roped my daughter in to doing this with me which was a big help as we were able to compare notes and keep each other motivated.
You learn a lot about you’re eating habits through doing this, just how often you go in search of a snack which you probably don’t really need.
So what did I gain from my experience?
I wasn’t doing this fast in order to lose weight as I don’t really need to. Nevertheless, my body statistics did improve. My Tanita body monitoring machine is able to monitor fat mass, muscle mass, fat around the middle etc. I lost 3 lbs but more importantly it very definitely was fat (not muscle or water) and what is more it was from that very stubborn area of fat around the middle which is very difficult to shift. I didn’t lose any muscle at all which goes to backing up one of ProLon’s great claims. In terms of long-term weight management, it is very important to maintain muscle mass. Crash diets tend to reduce muscle mass big style which is why they don’t work, they ruin your metabolism and programme weight gain going forward.
If you do have weight to lose you would lose more than I did, ProLon report between 5 and 7 lbs and certainly I’ve had clients who’ve done the same, in just 5 days this is pretty remarkable!
The main benefits I got from doing ProLon were clarity of mind, improved mood, greater focus and improved energy levels, better looking skin and the results were long lasting.
ProLon is £200 per five-day cycle, yes, I know, ‘eye wateringly expensive,’ but don’t forget that this will be your only expenditure on food for 5 days, going out for coffee or dinner will not be an option and as an investment in health it really is worth every penny.
I can give you a code for a £10 discount, but you’ll need to contact me first to fill in a short health questionnaire as not everyone is suitable for this diet. You can contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me on 07711497243.
I have done three cycles of ProLon and I can’t begin to tell you how good it makes me feel. I have tended to use it pre or post holidays and post-Christmas almost like a detox. It’s a great way of losing weight quickly or kick-starting weight loss as part of an ongoing weight loss regime.
I will be doing another round of ProLon myself starting Monday 27th July and posting about it in my Facebook group Unleash your younger self. If you wanted to join me at this time we could all benefit from the mutual support through my group.
I’d be happy to have a chat by phone 07711497243 if you’d like to know more about ProLon, and don’t forget that I’m running regular FREE 30 minute Weight Loss Reviews by phone every Wednesday afternoon. You can schedule you call here