Fasting and fasting mimicking diets have been shown to be beneficial for many individuals, whether it be for weight loss, diabetes control or as part of a cancer treatment plan.
The 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. There are a variety of benefits of completing a fasting mimicking diet, from decreasing unhealthy abdominal fat to improving blood glucose control and inflammation to decreasing cancer markers.
Who shouldn’t do the LFD?
Since the LFD is a calorie restricted diet with very low protein, some people cannot do the LFD. For others, medical clearance before and/or supervision during the LFD will be required. If you have any of the below conditions, please contact your health care practitioner or our clinical nutritionist before purchasing the LFD.
You are unable to complete the Longevity Fasting Diet if:
- You are pregnant
- You are breastfeeding
- You have signs of a current infection* eg fever, diarrhoea, cough
- You are underweight, malnourished or have experienced protein deficiency
- You suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia
- You are an athlete who has a high training load or is competing
*If you have signs of a current infection then it is recommended that you do not purchase the Longevity Fasting Diet until your symptoms resolve.
You are unable to complete the Longevity Fasting Diet if you are allergic to, or are unable to consume the following:
- Seeds including sesame seeds
- Coconut products
- Foods that are not low FODMAP
You can view the full LFD ingredients list here.
You must consult your doctor or medical professional* before purchasing the Longevity Fasting Diet if you have:
- Diabetes (type 1 or 2)
- Cardiovascular disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- A history of fainting
- A genetic mutation that blocks the ability to produce glucose from glycerol and amino acids (gluconeogenesis)
- Low blood pressure or are taking medications for hypertension
- You are on prescription medications
You must also consult your doctor or medical professional* before purchasing the Longevity Fasting Diet if:
- You are over the age of 70
- You are under the age of 18
*If your healthcare practitioner is not familiar with The Longevity Fasting Diet or if you have any concerns about being able to safely complete the Longevity Fasting Diet then you should contact Integrative Nutritionist Kaytee Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org before purchasing the Longevity Fasting Diet.
How often should I do the LFD?
Your health status determines how frequently you should complete the LFD.
- Once a month for those who are obese or overweight with at least two risk factors: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer or neurodegenerative disease
- Once every three months for those who are of an average-weight with at least one risk factor: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer or neurodegenerative disease
- Once every four months for healthy people with a normal diet who are not physically active
- Twice per year for those who are healthy and physically active