Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C
Feel like you need a reset after all of the Holiday eating? Prolon is a great way to get back on track with healthy eating! ProLon® is a 5-day, plant-based dietary program that provides your body with nourishment, while also promoting rejuvenating changes and supporting metabolic balance. Over 20 years of extensive preclinical and clinical studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and conducted at the Longevity Institute and Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute of the University of Southern California (USC) resulted in the development of Prolon, so it is indeed backed by science.
Following the diet protocol provides the benefits of fasting without performing a true fast. The benefits of this diet include enhancing one’s performance. By following this protocol, people have reported increased focus, clarity and energy. It is also a great way to lose abdominal fat while preserving lean body mass. It also promotes cellular renewal, triggers autophagy, (clean-up of old and worn out cells) & promotes rejuvenation from within. Let’s get into the details about what is happening each day!
Day 1 – Fasting State. The body transitions into a fasting state & fat-burning mode so it can begin cellular clean-up.
Day 2 – Fat Burning & Ketogenesis. Fat-burning increases, contributing to the initiation of ketogenesis (ketone production). By the end of this day (48hrs), ketosis may occur.
Day 3 – Autophagy – aka cellular clean-up begins. Fat-burning and ketone production/utilization continues and increases.
Day 4 – Cellular rejuvenation – cellular renewal and clean up continue.
Day 5 – Renewal. Diet is finished! Re-feeding beyond day 5 will fuel a better you.
ProLon® meals come in 5 boxes, one for each day, and they include foods like energy bars, soups, a variety of snacks, drinks, and supplements. The order and type of food have been carefully studied and designed to nourish your body and maintain healthy levels of metabolic markers, cellular rejuvenation, and healthy aging.