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Thanks Dean,

 Great suggestion on taking less than 1 per day - that amount would also get me just above RDA level as well,

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If we eat whole grain cereals in non-neglible amounts then we should be able to hit the Se RDA. I was curious so I checked yesterday's Se contributions, half a Brazil nut (2 grams) gave me 70% RDA, whereas a similar, slightly larger contribution, 79%, was provided by 175 grams whole grain bread.

With whole grain cereals and yogurt I would have reached the RDA regardless of brazil nuts or supplements. But that of course implies a certain level of calories with a nontrivial contribution of carbs-containing foods.

 

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I wanted to postpone a few months the next FMD to consolidate muscle hypertrophy, but the body intelligence suggested to me otherwise. I started developing a slight aversion for food and feeling nauseated after eating. So, that means it's time for the 11th FMD. 1st day, 69.4 kg bodyweight

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3rd day. No hunger, a little exercise with light weights, a little more sleepiness. Maybe the body becomes accustomed to the FMD after some cycles, maybe this time I had an advatage provided by the higher bodyweight.

The following food has been distributed in 2 meals and is pretty convenient to follow when working. Carrots, almonds and 20 gr bread with tahini eaten while working, at 10-11 AM.

Steamed zucchini dressed with EVOO and chestnuts at night.

Edit: I inserted the summary, about 720 kCals with P/C/F = 9%/41%/51%

 

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Thanks for this, mccoy. I might try it. Actually, I was thinking of trying the real Longo box, then transition to this, so I can compare.

The 0s for cashews, etc. are a glitch, I assume.

But do you count the olive oil, I don't see it reflected?

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9 hours ago, Ron Put said:

Thanks for this, mccoy. I might try it. Actually, I was thinking of trying the real Longo box, then transition to this, so I can compare.

The 0s for cashews, etc. are a glitch, I assume.

But do you count the olive oil, I don't see it reflected?

Ron, that's a good idea to start from the standardized FMD, where you are sure to follow the real deal and have no concerns but those to unpack the items.

The zero means that in that day I'm not eating those foods, what I do is to input a set of more likely foods and then choose from them, zeroing those which I don't eat. It's an optimization technique since it's easy to choose the option 'input previous day' and I have the whole choice of many items I usually eat (in a regular day or in a FMD day).

I'm eating 20 grams of EVOO per day, which contributes 177 kCal, I inserted the summary in the previous cronometer snapshot, 51% fats, 41% carbs, 9% protein.

This time I feel very good with this choice of foods, either from the logistic and the physiological point of view, so I'm going to keep it unchanged as far as possible.

Conceptually speaking, the Prolon box is studied to give you exactly the standard dosage, for those people who don't want to bother with designing their own FMD, those who start out like yourself and especially so for those who are on a medical procedure, so the box ensures the proper homogeneity, it's seen as a medicine.

Conceptually speaking, I noticed that Longo's FMD may be adapted to one's own requirements. Keeping the calories unchanged, there are infinite sets of foods we can ingest, it is possible to change a little the carbs and fats percentages, the fiber content, the number of meals, the foods we find more satiating or palatable and so on. Protein should not be increased above the suggested threshold of about 20 grams, whereas carbs can be lowered and, if desired and tolerated, they may even be decreased further to obtain a keto-FMD, which may have advantages for those who are at an advanced level in following this practice (Dr. Peter Attia sometimes suggests keto-FMDs to his patients).

As I hinted before, maybe for this optimization, maybe for the adaptation after various cycles of FMD, this time it's going like a breeze to me, no hunger, no excessive weakness or sleepiness.

At the end of it, the FMD really would seem just like every other activity or sport you take up: you start, do some mistakes, learn, adapt the theory to your individual setup, acquire proficiency, optimize, become good at it, eventually reap the benefits. 

A word of caution for those who are reading this: the frequencies raccomended by Longo should be followed. Doing an FMD too often may be detrimental. 

 

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FMD over. 4th and 5th days I used exactly the same menu of 3rd day since it seemed to be optimal.

I used no supplements at all.

Results of this FMD

  • Bodyweight decreased exactly 0.5 kg per day,
  • Level of energy was good, on 3 out of 5 days I had  some light workouts
  • the cognitive level was good, except maybe on the 1st day
  • Hunger was practically nihil
  • I've been active on all days, with a full-time job and some long drive commuting
  • Fasting glycemia on the 6th day (just after the FMD) was 80 mg/dL, lower than my usual value
  • Blood pressure on the 6th day was 120-70, which is my average, may have been influenced (increased) by the cold shower I had before the measurement
  • Hunger is significant on the 6th day (just after the FMD)
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