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Two things brought us (the five authors) to this book: On the one hand, great books like “The Longevità Diet / The Longevity Diet” by Valter Longo. On the other hand, first fasting experiences we had personally experienced. Whether it was juice fasting, intermittent fasting, therapeutic / buchinger fasting, water fasting or base fasting – each of us had already tried at least one of them.
In the end, it seemed evident to us: According to the current state of science and respective studies, “mimic fasting” with its five-day fasting program is the most promising method. This rather new fasting method seems to allow you to eat more than you would with the classic fasting methods and their diet plans, but you still get all the advantages / health benefits of those fasting programs. Be it in the context of diabetes, weight loss, anti-aging, or stem cell activation.
Our conclusion is that the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) is an experience that everyone should have once in their life. Yet, fasting without any assistance is difficult, especially when you want to prepare everything yourself. We learned this the hard way, but that is what eventually gave rise to this book. We tried the ProLon mimic fasting kit and we recommend it especially if you want to put as little effort into food preparation as possible. However, we thought that in order to do it 100% right, we needed a do-it-yourself approach and this meant preparing everything freshly by ourselves.
Originally only intended for us, we developed and tested recipes, came up with a fasting guide including best practices and tips for friends or for ourselves any time we would mimic-fast. In other words, this work contains everything that we would have wanted to know when we started mimic fasting for the first time, including a thought-through meal plan. Eventually we put additional work into it in order to make it look nicer and make it sharable with others like you. All of this while also saving you as many hassles or unnecessary headaches as possible.
Over 30 FMD recipes are waiting to be cooked and eaten during your future mimic fasts. After such promising research results in recent years, we would like to make the potential benefits of mimic fasting on health and longevity more accessible to you – and make your fasting days as culinary as possible.