What is the Fasting Mimicking Diet and Should You Try It?



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What is the Fasting Mimicking Diet and Should You Try It?- Thomas DeLauer

Questions that will be answered within this video:
– What is a fasting mimicking diet?
– How does a fasting mimicking diet compare to fasting?
– What does the research say about the results of a fasting mimicking diet?

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44 thoughts on “What is the Fasting Mimicking Diet and Should You Try It?

  1. I know this is an older video but going to say it anyway. Your awesome, thanks man.

  2. I’ve been trying to understand the fasting mimicking diet better and you explained it so well in this video! 👏🏻

  3. I just did this. Interesting side effect, back pain. Read could be electrolyte issues. Added some in and almost all good now. Also, they just created fast bars. Would be cool to see a video on your thoughts for those. I got samples and may use them to do OMAD.

  4. Hello, I am happy I came across this video because I was very puzzled as to how this can actually mimic an actual "fast". I did try it and it was very easy to do. I discovered that for what I am looking to do is go much deeper for rejuvenation/regeneration. I was really confused on how this program could keep you in autophagy because you are actually eating. Also, because the bars had honey in them that also made me very confused. I have moderate fatty liver disease and I believe the only type of fasting that is going to help me is a water fast. I need my liver to release that glycogen on its own rather than supplementing it with the drink. I am at a point in my life where I simply cannot lose weight. So, I figured I need a reset of some sort. Thank you for all of your fantastic knowledge and videos!!!

  5. This video is the reason I hit the unsubscribe button. You are not qualified to review this man’s work and did yourself a disservice by attempting to. Remember who you are – a celebrity trainer and health author. You are not a noble prize award nominee. Dr Longo is a Jubilee winner for his revolutionary work in his field. I have a suggestion for a future video. Please review the diets of the blue zone populations Dr Longo has worked so closely with and compare these centenarians and their diets to the keto lifestyle approach you espouse. There must be an equivalent to the blue zones for people who follow the keto lifestyle you promote, right? Oh wait… there’s not.

  6. The hating in this video is strong. It seems you’re more insulted he is selling products (RIGHT in between you shilling a tea, lmao), than the usefulness of his diet (which was targeted to those who can’t/won’t fast btw).

    Funniest part: his product revenue goes to charity. Yours go to your pocket. And you mad, lmao

  7. So for anyone who wanted some direct feedback on this. I did a keto diet about 2 years ago. I tracked my weight everyday and in 90 days I lost 41 pounds.
    Now I've put a little weight back on do I decided to do keto again this week. I peed on a keto strip, nothing. I did thr fasting mimicking diet for one day. Today I pee on the strip, it's deeeeep purple. One day! Holy crap.
    I can tell I'm in keto because yet again I went from cravings day one to no appetite day 2.

  8. what should we be eating for a low cal fasting mimicking diet. is 500 cal a day is good enough or should it be more like 250 calories . pls make a vid about how should we do fasting mimicking diet in a healthy way for cancer protection

  9. He also says that fasting alone is not as good as his fmd, which sounds like marketing angle to me, he says he found fasting alone didnt provide the benefits as fmd.

  10. After listening to a number of Dr Longo’s seminars I’m pretty sure part of the reason he came up with the mimicking fasting diet was to help ‘pacify’ all the oncologists who do not subscribe to fasting, as a form of treatment for cancer patients who are receiving chemotherapy. He mentions them on most of his YouTube videos.

  11. I guess saying Dr. Valgo Longo has created a "marketing machine" and "monetizing it" suggests he's making a profit for himself. Dr Valter Longo receives no monetary benefit from the commercial products made by Prolonfmd dot com… he receives no salary, no consulting or any other monetary benefits from the company he founded. He is entitled to money from shares and has already declared that all that money will go towards foundations and research. So it seems, a shade or two, on the hypocritical side to use that terminology, or even mention it, when this channel is obviously geared toward personal (TD) monetary benefit. Simply describing FMD and pros/cons/benefits should have sufficed.

  12. I se you recommend Ujido Green tea while fasting. But there is 5 calories in it. Does this break a fast? And also i see severel tea types in my local store with 2-4 calories in it per 100ml water. Are this safe to consume during a fast? Or would it be optimal to consume zero calories during a fast? Is it calories in all tea types? Or is herb tea perhaps calorie free? Am not doing it for the weight lose, but for all the other healt benefits

  13. FMD? Surely one size doesn't fit all? Would my 240 lb. cousin do the same daily calorie count as me at 130 lb.? I intermittent fast daily and only eat about 1500 calories a day split between two meals. What should my total calorie expenditure be for a day and still be fasting mimicking?

  14. Thank you. Very informative! I would think this is great for detoxing and refresh as you say. Possibly also for losing weight, but you'd have to make sure you're not replacing the body fat you aim to metabolize during the fasting period with diet fat. In other words, if you eat too much fat, that food fat will get metabolized first and this will restrict any weight loss.

  15. I did this fast mimicking diet by Prolon (Valter Longo's firm) a few months ago and it did not convince me at all. Very expensive and the soups are so high carb that they kicked me out of ketosis all the time (and even tasted ugly!). So, I think I didn't have any autophagy at all. Also my body didn't show those great effects of rejuvination and fat loss I experienced with water fasting for two days.

    Moreover is the downside: You always always think of eating: When can I eat the next small meal? Why so few today? Instead of just leaving food aside and concentrate on other things when water fasting.

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  18. Going to give this a go, love keto feel amazing really won't to notch it up a level.

  19. The fasting mimicking diet was initially developed through a grant from the National Cancer Institute for use with cancer patients (short terms fasts protect patients against the toxic effects of chemo), which is why it was designed to mimick fasting and not possibly contribute to cachexia. It was then developed commercially for use mostly targeting metabolic syndrome. Your review was weirdly not positive in spite of a mostly positive review, with unexplained disses such as "weird things going on there" related to the use of almond meal as a price point thing (actually, it's almonds, not almond meal, for the crunchy bits), and I guess viewing it as some kind of moral failure that it doesn't give one the mental resilience of a "real fast". I have several patients who failed to correct their metabolic derangement on ketosis in spite of compliance (a couple due to SNPs on FTO re: increased insulin resistance with saturated fat), and for whom water fasting was too risky due to their diabetes and prediabetic reactive hypoglycemia. They all had significant reductions in inflammatory markers after three cycles of fasting mimicking, with robust maintenance of weight loss, waist circumference and biomarkers after returning to their normal diet. While Longo has financial interest in L-Nutra, profits are turned over to foundations. I'm not sure how tomato, squash and minestrone soups are "odd combinations of soups". "His own study" is "very biased"? How's that? Are you referring to Min Wei et.al. Sci Transl Med 2017? Yes, there are foods that will stimulate autophagy but in a statistically significant way not a clinically significant one. Eating chocolate while on a regular diet – no matter how healthy – is not going to give you any meaningful autophagy. Consuming leucine will immediately stop any autophagy. There is even doubt that 16/8 IF gives humans any at all.

  20. Dr Longo is a Doctor and he has been researching and studying autophgy in study groups for a while. You might want to read up on what he has done before he created this prolon diet. I think this might be the solution to getting regular people to want to try some form of fasting without giving up food. The science/result behind the FMD is different from Keto. So folks can have a choice to try both during different times. Also, I think the procedes form the sale is going back into research.

  21. How much protein is too much and can some animal products be used i.e. butter, egg yolks, heavy cream? Are micronutrient deficiencies a concern? So many questions to unpack!

  22. Sounds like this diet would trash libido, muscle, and testosterone but be great if your into that suffering kind of thing 😳

  23. I don't know if you're aware of this or not, but when you;re wearing a lavaliere, such as in this video and when you go to the stores for your runs, your audio sounds decent. But when you're speaking in your kitchen across your counter, your audio is horrible. Sounds like you're in the back of a deep dark tunnel. Who ever is your audio guy, I would suggest you bring this attention to him. After all of this time, he should have caught this and corrected it.

  24. One thing missing from Fat mimicking diet is the absolute rest and healing comes from not processing anything at all for several days of course that needs to be accompanied with the proper restart procedures and to re-populate to get with the good bacteria. So if you’ve been eating a lot of processed foods an actual fast might be the best way to start after going keto for a while and then maybe later on with FMD…

  25. I’m currently on day 14 of a 21 day water fast. I’ve been following Dr. Kongo for a while but I just found out about the fasting mimicking diet recently and it sounds interesting and worth a try. After referring I plan on trying this diet along with intermittent fasting to see how it makes me feel because people have been getting good results from it. Fasting will always my 1st option but it’s good to try other things too.

  26. this guy must taste really really good since he is selfprepping his meat so very well, isnt it true that a keto diet would tenderize the meat of any creature?

  27. As a scientist myself, I love you and your channel Thomas and I watch your videos daily but you cannot compare yourself and your business to real scientists like Dr Longo who actually dedicate himself to curing cancer patients.

  28. In general Thomas is always talking about losing weight, but I don't think that's a goal for himself. How do you GAIN healthy weight on keto? More calories?

  29. Yes,I totally agree with those who watch this video and think that you made Dr Longo , this brilliant and generous scientist , worse than he deserves to look.
    I don't think you did it intentionally but , anyway, if I were you I would add correction showing my consideration for this man who devoted the revenues derived from his "mimicking diet" to charity.By the way did you in this video mentioned these donations to charity?

  30. I was just researching this last night! Your video has perfect timing to add to my education on this. I have a lot of respect for Dr. Longo which is the only reason why I even considered it, but it's hella expensive (happy to hear he donated the proceeds, but still). I believe in Longo's research and recommendations, it just isn't for me – I don't think I could stop at the provided food. Glad there are good options out there for people though. Thanks for your review and breakdown of the science of this diet!

  31. He doesn't make money off Prolon. He has said this many times. I have done this diet 3 times and it is been the only thing to help relieve my autoimmune disease. I believe it is amazing for people struggling with illness.

  32. I've been subscribed to your channel for 2 years, and value your information and advice. The one and only thing that I HATE is when you insert random unnecessary clips of rodents. At least give a warning. But do we really need the disturbing visuals?

  33. I'm a huge fan of the channel and appreciate the analysis, but I feel the tone you used when talking about Dr. Longo was a bit off…sounded sort of passive-agressive and a lil uncomfortable to watch…

  34. That fadting mimicking plan he sells is super expensive for food you can buy yourself basically just portioned out for a huge profit lol just fast with electrolytes and no food you will get more benefits as autophagy and stems cells are never paused by calorie intake dudes a scam lol

  35. At the beginning, 2016 they said you needed a doctor or nutritionist certificate of approval to follow this Prolon program.
    Now it can be self made.

    We receive and publish this note from the Valter Longo Foundation.

    A doctor's or nutritionist's certificate is no longer required since, in line with the results of the clinical studies conducted, being the Fasting Miming Diet kit used by over 200,000 people who have not reported serious adverse effects, the protocol has proven to be sure.

  36. Not with this diet ready made products. They're full of bad ingredients. 🤢

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