Tricking my brain

Yesterday I started a five day Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD). I’ve done this kind of thing before and I always seem to feel energised from it, even before the five days are over.

FMD was developed by dr Valter Longo, an Italian-American Cell Biologist and Biogerontologist. It is basically tricking your body into believing that your fasting. The idea is that you eat only a percentage of your normal daily calorie intake for five days. It’s important that the food that you eat is nutrient dense and stays under a certain amount of calories.

As I said, yesterday I started the FMD. This time I used a meal example online from dr. Jockers,

I was fairly motivated when I started. However during the day this motivation lowered a little and my mind started thinking about ways to not finish the five days. However, I already informed some people that I was doing this, so I also felt I couldn’t just stop. Last night I decided to just go to bed really early, so the day would be a bit shorter. This sort of worked. Until I woke up during the night and couldn’t sleep again until about 3 hrs later. A broken night. Not ideal, but I wasn’t hungry.

This morning I woke up and felt surprisingly ok. A bit tired, but not too bad and still not particularly hungry. Today I’m only eating twice, so not being hungry is helpful. It’s too early to say I’m energised but I do feel quite positive. I have decided to join my son in the gym later on to do some treadmill action.

One of my meals yesterday


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