Sip Kitchen’s Longevity Fasting Diet is based on the published clinical research from the “Fasting Mimicking Diet” (FMDTM). The FMDTM is the culmination of decades of ground-breaking work on longevity and on the biochemical pathways by which cells age by Dr Valter Longo and his team at University of Southern California (USC) Longevity Institute.
The 5-day FMD was developed to promote healthy longevity through:
In April 2017, outcomes from the first randomised clinical human trial of participants completing the FMDTM for five-days a month for three consecutive months were published.
The outcomes of the study were reported as including:
In essence, this carefully constructed diet allows your body to initiate a set of highly coordinated protectionist measures that we are biologically capable of but which most of the time remain dormant due to our ready and stable supply of food. It allows your body to enhance its performance, rejuvenate its cells, and thrive under such circumstances.
Fasting and fasting-mimicking diets have been shown to be beneficial for many individuals, whether it be for weight loss, decreasing unhealthy abdominal fat, improving blood glucose control, decreasing inflammation, or decreasing cancer markers.
Sip Kitchen’s LFD is intended primarily for healthy individuals who want to improve their health, those who have sub-optimal markers for chronic conditions, and overweight individuals who want to better manage their weight and metabolic markers.
Start with listing your health goals and then prioritising them in order of importance. Be aware of your current stress level and any significant lifestyle factors (travel, family etc). This should help steer you in the right direction. It is important to understand your stress levels ahead of undertaking a fast, especially for middle-aged females. Too much added stress by way of a stringent protocol or extended fast is likely to be counterproductive and can disrupt hormones. A couple of days a week of eTRF (Early Time-Restricted Feeding) combined with a healthy wholefood diet may be enough to begin with.
If you need guidance on understanding what’s right for you, please discuss with your GP or health professional.
Slim individuals who have no major health issues and are interested in anti-aging/longevity may choose to complete the Longevity Fasting Diet 1-2 times per year, in combination with including one of our MY800 meal plans or using Time Restricted Feeding.
A busy individual with signs of metabolic syndrome who doesn’t have the time or inclination to prepare food mid-week and tends to eat whatever’s readily available may be more suited to a more intensive My800 approach such as 5-days on 2 days off for several weeks to accelerate biomarker improvement, then progress to maintenance via 5:2 intermittent fasting. For more information on MY800 visit <insert link>
A menopausal female may be best suited to completing the Longevity Fasting Diet once a year, with My800 3 day meal plans or 5:2 intermittent fasting used more regularly for weight control as it contains more protein which is important for menopausal women
An athlete may be best suited to doing 3-day MY800 meal plans 2-4 times a year (not in heavy training weeks) to maximise NAD+ and improve fat burning/adaptation.
Dr Valter Long’s clinical recommendations on frequency for undertaking a FMD™ are as follows: