The 5-Day Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD): My DIY Version – Day 5

Day 5 report: The FMD is officially over this evening! It’s been a good week and I have felt good on the diet, except for some hunger and light headache on day 3. Could I do the diet a few extra days? Absolutely! But I am fantasizing about eating a very, very large avocado for lunch tomorrow. It occurs to me that eating so little makes you more conscious, more aware and more appreciative: of smells and flavors. And you savor every bite. Will this carry over into next week?

Day 5 dinner: pureed carrot and butternut squash soup with roasted cauliflower and a side dish of sautéed zucchini and onion.

Also some thoughts about what to eat on day 6, Refeeding Day: what Prolon recommends and what I think I will do to support stem cell creation past the end of the fast.