In the world of fasting, a myth persists—that you must entirely stop eating to unlock the benefits associated with fasting. However, obtaining the same results as water fasting is entirely achievable without putting your body into stress-mode due to prolonged deprivation.
Contrary to the popular belief that fasting demands total abandonment of food, fasting-mimicking presents a unique and sustainable solution. Water fasting, known for its potential stress on the body, can be challenging to maintain. Research conducted by Dr. Valter Longo revealed that most individuals struggled to complete water fasts due to the difficulty of sustaining such a regimen without any food.
Now, the question arises: How can one obtain the rewards of fasting without entirely eliminating food? The answer lies in a scientifically calculated balance between macronutrients (carbs, proteins, and fats) and micronutrients, including essential vitamins. Combined with a strategic cycle of reduced calorie intake and regular eating, this approach allows your body to achieve the same metabolic state as a complete water fast!
Here is the science behind fasting-mimicking:
1. Reduced caloric intake and macronutrient ratios
During the fasting-mimicking phase, you consume a significantly reduced number of calories, ranging from 40% to 60% of your normal daily caloric needs. This reduction, along with a specific ratio of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, mirrors the metabolic effects of traditional water fasting.
2. Specific nutrient composition
Fasting-mimicking isn't just about cutting calories; it's about precision in nutrient composition. Our fasting mimicking program reSET is carefully crafted to provide essential nutrients while maintaining a low-calorie count. This includes a carefully calculated balance of macronutrients and micronutrients, ensuring your body receives optimal nourishment.
3. Duration matters
Embarking on a fasting-mimicking journey spans 5 days. This is the perfect number of days for your body to induce metabolic changes without putting too much stress on your body like with more extended fasting periods.
It is recommended to do eSET several times a year, depending on your age and your overall health status. Alternating between periods of reduced calorie intake and regular eating allows your body to experience the transformative effects of fasting without the need to completely give up food.
Curious? Let us guide you
If the idea of achieving real metabolic changes without a prolonged fast intrigues you, reach out to us! Our next Guided reSET will start on December 11th. Five days of delicious soups, snacks, and shots that will benefit your health before feasting during the upcoming holidays. Our team is here to guide you through the science and the entire journey of reSET. Uncover the gentle yet transformative path to a healthier, more vibrant you.