Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet Day 3 Review: The Brainfog Is Still There!

Prolon Fasting Mimicking Review

Prolon offers a daily email to offer words of encouragement. Day three's email said "Some people find day 3 to be challenging".

Great. That's exactly what I want to read when I wake up at crack-thirty in the morning with a caffeine withdrawal/fasting/brainfog headache. Ugh.

Day three on the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet offer another round of sparse meals: L-Bar, Butternut Squash Soup, Kale Crackers (damn, I was happy to eat those!) followed by White Bean and Spinach Soup for dinner. I supplemented the day with more tea, water, sparkling water and the L-Drink.

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Day 3 on the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet

I found myself really looking forward to that morning coffee. It seems like a decadent treat that is almost sinful. And I love it.

That peanut butter and jelly was calling my name! 

I have my coffee around 7:30 and as I made my daughter's breakfast, the scent of the peanut butter and strawberry jam I put on her English muffin got me. I usually lick the knife when I am done making that for her in the morning. Today, I just rinsed the knife. Success! It's the little victories like that which keep you going.

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Tuesday, day three, was full of meetings at the office until 11AM. In turn, I didn't eat my L-Bar until about 11:30. I ate faster than usual because I was slamming so hard to get some work done.

Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet Day 3 Review
Kale Crackers - YUM! 

I had a 1:30 meeting which pushed lunch to 2:45. That's later than I normally eat which hit me: I would have snacked or eaten something likely before the meeting or after. Today, trying to stay true to the program, I powered through and didn't eat anything. It was the water, tea and sparkling water that kept me on track. I've learned to savor kale crackers.

Not going to lie: when I left for home around 5:30, I was starving. My commute home sucks, so by the time I got home around 6:15, I was starving. Like ready to eat my fist hungry. Couple that with my headache, that is still pounding as I type this at 8:09PM on a Tuesday and I'm almost over it.

Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet Day 3 Review
White Bean and Spinach Soup

I heated up Jordan's leftover pasta which she devoured. She couldn't help but laugh at my dinner which consisted of small bowl of White Bean and Spinach Soup. It was good. Not great.

The spearmint lemon tea is a lifesaver. I like drinking it after meals for a few reasons: it signals the end of the meal helping me make that mental switch. It also reminds of my trips to Israel. They end so many meals there with hot water, mint leaves and lemon. The thought of it makes me smile.

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Day 3 Takeaway

While I've battled some slight hunger pangs it's the headache that's beating me down. I have experience doing juice and smoothie fasts, so I know these headaches are to be expected. I want them done.

If anything, I feel a bit lazy because I'm intentionally not exercising or being too active. I joke with friends that I work out for my mental well-being more than anything. I certainly miss that activity, but like I said earlier, I do like the extra I have on my hands!

Curious: Have you ever done a fast? Which ones? What experience do you have doing them? Any tips or tricks? Please share your experience in the comments section.

Disclaimer: this is solely my experience on this plan and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. This is not a sponsored post. All items paid for and purchased by me.