Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet Day 4 Review: Here Comes That Energy Boost

Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet Review

Day four on the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet? Gamechanger.

I woke up at 5:30AM with some energy. Not just some energy. I felt good. The headache I felt on days two and three still persisted but it wasn't as pounding. It was...manageable. I don't take aspirin, ibuprofen or any of that stuff, so I've just been dealing with it. Today it truly was tolerable.

I felt so good this morning that I even did this light, stress light, arm workout from Women's Health. I had so much energy this morning that I almost skipped into school when I dropped of my daughter in her classroom.

Day 4 on the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet

There was no eating at the office today because of Yom Kippur. I debated taking the day off from work but am actually glad I didn't because we had some bigger projects to manage. This kept me slammed until about 1:30PM. I've always said that one of my strengths is my high work rate: I can grind. Today I was grinding like a six-year-old hopped up on Skittles and Mountain Dew. I didn't stop to eat or drink, I just powered through. And felt amazing.


It was only when I slowed down that I realized I was hungry. Knowing I wouldn't be eating anything until sundown, I continued to focus on finishing a few projects. I event took time to stream a few Yom Kippur services. Again, I'm Jewish. 

Finally Eating on Day 4 

Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet Review
Minestrone Soup

When the sun set at 7:02PM CT, I devoured the L-Bar. Following that I made dinner for Jordan (Asian dumplings and cucumbers) and started making my dinner: minestrone soup, olives (two packets, mind you!) and a Choco Crisp bar with tea. I avoided the tomato soup which I will save for a quick #saddesklunch at the office.

Choco Crisp Bar for dessert, anyone?

As we approach 8PM and I am typing this, I feel fine: clearheaded, focused and satiated...full even...after consuming only an L-Bar, soup 12 olives and a Choco Crisp Bar.

Day 4 Takeaways 

I realize that my day four experience might not be the norm. It's probably not ideal to do this diet during a time in which you plan to fast, without food, for real. From a caloric standpoint, I didn't have many calories in my system to prepare for a full day of not eating. Again, though, I felt amazing pretty much all day.

From a mental standpoint, I have to say I approached the end of the Yom Kippur fast with a bit of disappointment. Typically the breaking of Yom Kippur fast is celebrated with a lovely meal featuring friends, family and loved ones.

I broke my fast with - soup, olives and bars. It's a disappointment that should be put in perspective, though. That's the beauty of this high holiday: it's a time for reflection. As I sat at the table, eating my olives and modest meal, I truly did realize how fortunate I am to be enjoying it.

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.