27 Feb ProLon: Frequently Asked Questions
ProLon is the world’s first fasting mimicking diet (FMD). It’s the result of decades of research and is an effective way to support weight loss and optimise health.
As a team of nutritionists specialising in weight loss, ProLon is a dietary approach we frequently recommend to our clients. Working with a nutritionist to optimise your weight loss can significantly improve your short and long term results. You can book a complimentary call with us today if you would like to find out more.
Here, we’ve put together a few frequently asked questions to explain more about what ProLon it is and how it works.
WHAT IS PROLON?
ProLon is a five day fast programme that activates the body’s abilities to protect, repair and rejuvenate itself. It enables you to benefit from the benefits of prolonged fasting, without having to stop eating altogether. Developed by leading researchers at the University of Southern California, it is the result of extensive research spanning two decades. Kim Pearson worked closely with ProLon’s UK team the US scientific team on it’s launch in the UK.
DOES THE PROLON DIET WORK?
The fast mimicking diet induces regenerative and rejuvenating changes, positively affecting a wide range of markers that contribute to ageing, such as inflammation, visceral (abdominal) fat and fasting glucose (blood sugar). It acts as a true cellular detoxification and of course, will promote weight loss.
Read more about the benefits of fasting here.
DO FAST MIMICKING DIETS WORK?
Fasting mimicking diets (FMD) have shown effectiveness in reducing insulin resistance, liver fat, inflammation, and aging markers. This diet involves consuming specially formulated food with controlled dietary macros for 5 days followed by normal eating for 25 days monthly. The latest research by USC Leonard Davis School Professor Valter Longo demonstrated significant health benefits of FMD, including improved metabolic markers and reduced biological ageing by an average of 2.5 years.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL I LOSE?
This varies for everyone and depends on factors such as your age, your gender and how much body fat you have to start with. In a clinical study the average weight loss was 5.7lbs and 1.6 inches off their waist circumference, over three ProLon cycles (one a month for 3 months). Many people we have worked with have lost around 5lbs over one ProLon cycle.
However, it’s important to remember that a certain amount of the weight loss will be water weight. Eating smaller amounts of food also means there’s less in your digestive system. So not all weight loss you see on the scale will be fat loss. Taking measurements before and after your ProLon cycle can help you identify how effective ProLon is at helping you lose body fat. Here is a guide to how and where to measure yourself when losing weight.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU DO PROLON?
The fast is designed to be done three times over three months to start with, ideally with 25 days in-between. As a maintenance it should be carried out three times a year for a typical healthy person. However, you should always follow the advice of your doctor or nutritionist.
CAN YOU DO PROLON FOR 10 DAYS?
The makers of ProLon advise against carrying out two consecutive five day fasts. They explain that there have been no studies to test the impacts of carrying out a FMD for 10 days and that in certain people, this could be unsafe. ProLon is low in certain nutrients such as protein. For this reason, it’s safe to carry out for a short, five day period. However, if you continue the fast beyond the five days, or fast more regularly than advised, you risk depleting your body of the vital nutrients it needs to function optimally.
WHAT WILL I EAT?
You receive a box filled with five smaller boxes of food – one for each day. It couldn’t be more straightforward to do. The fast consists of nut bars, soups, olives, kale crackers, herbal teas and supplements with a schedule detailing what to eat when.
HOW MUCH IS PROLON?
The FMD costs £199 per five day cycle or £189 per cycle if you subscribe.
PROLON DISCOUNT CODE
You can use this link and enter our discount code KP10 to get 10% off your order.
DOES PROLON GET GOOD REVIEWS?
We have received so much positive feedback from clients who have experienced the benefits of doing the FMD. Commonly reported benefits include fat loss and reduced bloating to improved mindfulness around food. You can read reviews from our clients and members of the press here.
Read Lisa Armstrong’s review of ProLon in The Telegraph here: The 800-calorie fast that promises to shift the pounds in 5 days.
WHO SHOULDN’T DO PROLON?
It is important to note that fasting is not right for everyone. Anyone with an active infection or disease, a history of syncope (fainting), those taking regular medication and unless specifically recommended to by a qualified and experienced practitioner. Although research has demonstrated that fasting can help improve blood sugar regulation, fasting should not be recommended to medicated diabetics due to the risk of blood sugar levels dropping too low. Extended periods of fasting are not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. FMDs cannot be done by individuals who are allergic to the ingredients in the programme which include nuts and soya. Fasting is not recommend for anyone with an eating disorder.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
There are two ways to do the FMD.
- If you would like to do the fast by yourself and feel that you don’t need additional advice or support, you can purchase ProLon directly from the company website. You can enter our discount code: KP10 to get 10% off your order.
- If you’re looking to take a more comprehensive approach to imprvoing your nutrition and health, we recommend joining one of our Intelligent Weight Loss Programmes. Your dedicated practitioner can understand your goals and ensure you continue seeing results once you transition back to regular food. We invite you to book in a complimentary call with Kim to learn more about how we can help you. Each of our programmes include an comprehensive initial assessment, a bespoke health plan and ongoing support to ensure you achieve your goals.