Final day of my 5 day fast-mimicking Prolon diet

Final day of my 5 day fast-mimicking Prolon diet.
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From tomorrow, I will be eating predominantly vegetables and slowly re-introducing protein with fish and chicken back into my daily diet.
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As my 65th birthday approaches,  I felt it increasingly important to take stock of my health, returning to healthy eating and regular exercise as it had all gone pear-shaped during the Summer.
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Friends say to me "but you look fine as you are" you don't need to lose weight" but visceral fat ( the internal fat around your organs can also be inside a slim or even skinny person.  Also we all know that to look good we need to FEEL good as well.
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Visceral fat is a type of body fat that can’t be pinched or seen with the naked eye, and it surrounds vital organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Keeping levels of visceral fat can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, the onset of type 2 diabetes and many other illnesses.
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From tomorrow, I will be eating predominantly vegetables and slowly re-introducing protein with fish and chicken back into my daily diet.
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As my 65th birthday approaches, I felt it increasingly important to take stock of my health, returning to healthy eating and regular exercise as it had all gone pear-shaped during the Summer.
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Friends say to me “but you look fine as you are” you don’t need to lose weight” but visceral fat ( the internal fat around your organs can also be inside a slim or even skinny person. Also we all know that to look good we need to FEEL good as well.
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Visceral fat is a type of body fat that can’t be pinched or seen with the naked eye, and it surrounds vital organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Keeping levels of visceral fat can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, the onset of type 2 diabetes and many other illnesses.
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Day #2 of the fasting detox week

Day of the fasting detox week.
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18 hours after my last meal is this main meal of today.
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Glass of Gazpacho 
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Tuna salad.
Tinned tuna in olive oil
Tomatoes
Cucumber
Avocado
Celery
Leaves 
Olives
Grated carrot
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18 hours after my last meal is this main meal of today.
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Glass of Gazpacho
And
Tuna salad.
Tinned tuna in olive oil
Tomatoes
Cucumber
Avocado
Celery
Leaves
Olives
Grated carrot
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Monday day #2 healthy regime week

Monday day healthy regime week.
4 Pics not in correct time order 
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16 hour fast after Sunday's last meal( chicken bone broth) .
Swim (pic 1)
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Breakfast: 11.30am -scrambled free range eggs, avocado, spinach, watercress, expresso coffee (pic 3).
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Lunch: 3pm- organic salmon fillet cooked in olive oil, salad leaves, celery, cucumber, sweet potatoes (pic 2).
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Dog walk with @misslucy_lou (pic 4) .
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4 Pics not in correct time order
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16 hour fast after Sunday’s last meal( chicken bone broth) .
Swim (pic 1)
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Breakfast: 11.30am -scrambled free range eggs, avocado, spinach, watercress, expresso coffee (pic 3).
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Lunch: 3pm- organic salmon fillet cooked in olive oil, salad leaves, celery, cucumber, sweet potatoes (pic 2).
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Dog walk with @misslucy_lou (pic 4) .
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Good morning

Good morning. Good Friday 
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My happy place by the sea with dogs @misslucy_lou and family for Easter weekend.
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This picture was taken by my daughter on our morning dog walk after 4 days of the 5 day Prolon intermittent fast-mimicking 1000 calorie a day diet plan. My daughter commented I was looking significantly slimmer. I don't know how much weight I've lost as I prefer to not weigh as I don't believe obsessing with weight or calories is a healthy mindset.
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The scientifically researched mix of vitamin supplements together with the packeted vegan soups, nut and cocoa bars and fresh olives were actually really tasty and quite easy to manage for 5 days without feeling faint or too hungry or deprived. I do like my food.  .
Prolon do caution no exercise during this period, however I did have a yoga class and dog walks and was fine. .
Intermittent fasting is how I live day to day always leaving 12 hours after my last meal to my first of the following day. And when I can, 2 consecutive days a week, leaving 16-18 hours overnight ( an early supper, no breakfast, late lunch) . Not difficult. .
So these 5 days mimicked this way of eating but with reduced calorific intake. Much the same as the Michael Mosely 1000 cal a day eating plan for helping to reverse type 2 diabetes.
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Happy Easter everyone.
I'm now looking forward to family Easter weekend with proper meals which are still healthy and also a bite or two or three of a dark chocolate Easter egg. 
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@prolonuk @flipside_pr
Good Friday
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My happy place by the sea with dogs @misslucy_lou and family for Easter weekend.
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This picture was taken by my daughter on our morning dog walk after 4 days of the 5 day Prolon intermittent fast-mimicking 1000 calorie a day diet plan. My daughter commented I was looking significantly slimmer. I don’t know how much weight I’ve lost as I prefer to not weigh as I don’t believe obsessing with weight or calories is a healthy mindset.
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The scientifically researched mix of vitamin supplements together with the packeted vegan soups, nut and cocoa bars and fresh olives were actually really tasty and quite easy to manage for 5 days without feeling faint or too hungry or deprived. I do like my food. .
Prolon do caution no exercise during this period, however I did have a yoga class and dog walks and was fine. .
Intermittent fasting is how I live day to day always leaving 12 hours after my last meal to my first of the following day. And when I can, 2 consecutive days a week, leaving 16-18 hours overnight ( an early supper, no breakfast, late lunch) . Not difficult. .
So these 5 days mimicked this way of eating but with reduced calorific intake. Much the same as the Michael Mosely 1000 cal a day eating plan for helping to reverse type 2 diabetes.
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Happy Easter everyone.
I’m now looking forward to family Easter weekend with proper meals which are still healthy and also a bite or two or three of a dark chocolate Easter egg.
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@prolonuk @flipside_pr

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There is a wonderful local old fashioned-style greengrocers on the New Kings Road london SW6 that sells an amazing array of loose vegetables-no plastic wrap to be seen- and all sorts of yummy health foods too

There is a wonderful local old fashioned-style greengrocers on the New Kings Road london SW6 that sells an amazing array of loose vegetables-no plastic wrap to be seen- and all sorts of yummy health foods too.
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These sunflower, broccoli and kale micro greens have a higher concentration of vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants and  minerals than normal greens contain. Microgreens are also rich in enzymes, which enable them to be more easily digested.
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This lunch I threw together looks huge on the plate but is mostly the microgreens, avocado ( for healthy fats) and wilted spinach ( for iron) 
With a salmon fillet ( for omega3)  griddled for a crispy skin in extra virgin olive oil (healthy oils) .
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The sauerkraut is for good gut health, a tablespoon eaten before the meal, .
and a couple of olives can also act as a natural probiotic as well as all their other antioxidant and healthy oil benefits.
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These sunflower, broccoli and kale micro greens have a higher concentration of vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants and minerals than normal greens contain. Microgreens are also rich in enzymes, which enable them to be more easily digested.
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This lunch I threw together looks huge on the plate but is mostly the microgreens, avocado ( for healthy fats) and wilted spinach ( for iron)
With a salmon fillet ( for omega3) griddled for a crispy skin in extra virgin olive oil (healthy oils) .
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The sauerkraut is for good gut health, a tablespoon eaten before the meal, .
and a couple of olives can also act as a natural probiotic as well as all their other antioxidant and healthy oil benefits.
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Back to a healthy eating lifestyle after having consumed quite a lot of everything I fancied over the weekend

Back to a healthy eating lifestyle after having consumed quite a lot of everything I fancied over the weekend.
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So a sixteen hour gap after my 4pm last meal Sunday,  taking me to breakfast time today at around 10am after a pilates class.
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Today's meals are
Tablespoon of Sauerkraut for gut health and to help digestion. 
Breakfast: eggs, avocado, tomatoes, spinach.
Lunch: organic chicken, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts.
Supper: cup of chicken broth from the rpasted chicken carcass. .
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So a sixteen hour gap after my 4pm last meal Sunday, taking me to breakfast time today at around 10am after a pilates class.
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Today’s meals are
Tablespoon of Sauerkraut for gut health and to help digestion.
Breakfast: eggs, avocado, tomatoes, spinach.
Lunch: organic chicken, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts.
Supper: cup of chicken broth from the rpasted chicken carcass. .
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Filling the plate with lots of green vegetables

Filling the plate with lots of green vegetables.
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Protein and low carbohydrate home cooked lunch.
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Halibut pan fried with skin on,  in extra virgin olive oil, with pea shoots, tomatoes and asparagus.
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Protein and low carbohydrate home cooked lunch.
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Halibut pan fried with skin on, in extra virgin olive oil, with pea shoots, tomatoes and asparagus.
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2/3 vegetables, complex carbs and 1/3 protein

2/3 vegetables, complex carbs and 1/3 protein.
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2 organic Duchy of Cornwall skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs roasted in extra virgin olive oil and salt on the skin so it becomes crispy.
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4 M&S outdoor bred,  nitrate-free unsmoked, streaky bacon rashers fried in olive oil until crispy.
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(Free from) Sacla tomato pesto, wheat free, gluten free, dairy free. 
Cauliflower, French beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, sweet potato and squash cubes.
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It looks a lot on the plate, but once the bone is out of a chicken thigh there isn't much meat. 
Vegetables have very few calories.
I am not suggesting counting calories but I am suggesting that filling up on lots of vegetables is the healthy way to eat. 
The chicken protein with some healthy fats (olive oil and chicken skin) will help you fill fuller longer. .
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2 organic Duchy of Cornwall skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs roasted in extra virgin olive oil and salt on the skin so it becomes crispy.
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4 M&S outdoor bred, nitrate-free unsmoked, streaky bacon rashers fried in olive oil until crispy.
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(Free from) Sacla tomato pesto, wheat free, gluten free, dairy free.
Cauliflower, French beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, sweet potato and squash cubes.
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It looks a lot on the plate, but once the bone is out of a chicken thigh there isn’t much meat.
Vegetables have very few calories.
I am not suggesting counting calories but I am suggesting that filling up on lots of vegetables is the healthy way to eat.
The chicken protein with some healthy fats (olive oil and chicken skin) will help you fill fuller longer. .
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When you make a simple tuna salad look attractive on your plate, it tastes more delicious

When you make a simple tuna salad look attractive on your plate, it tastes more delicious.
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Your brain and digestive system are very much interactive together.
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This is why you should always sit quietly and properly enjoy the food you are eating,  visually and tastewise.. .
Try to avoid eating when you're on the go, in your car, in a rush or in front of the TV.
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Tuna, sundried tomatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, mixed leaves, organic egg, extra virgin olive oil.
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Your brain and digestive system are very much interactive together.
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This is why you should always sit quietly and properly enjoy the food you are eating, visually and tastewise.. .
Try to avoid eating when you’re on the go, in your car, in a rush or in front of the TV.
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Tuna, sundried tomatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, mixed leaves, organic egg, extra virgin olive oil.
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Homemade spaghetti alla vongole

Homemade spaghetti alla vongole. (spaghetti with clams) .
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Ingredients for the sauce: chopped shallots, garlic, fennel, chillies, fresh parsley.
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All the above ingredients shallow fried in extra virgin olive oil until soft and the shallots translucent. .
I then added the clams to the pan (rinsed first in cold water to make sure they shut before cooking) and also a little extra boiling water.
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Simmered for a few minutes until the clams all opened.
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Then added the pre-cooked and rinsed( to get rid of the starchiness) wheatfree/ gluten free spaghetti into the sauce.
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Finally more extra virgin olive oil and fresh parsley leaves.
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Yummy, healthy, simple and quick.
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(spaghetti with clams) .
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Ingredients for the sauce: chopped shallots, garlic, fennel, chillies, fresh parsley.
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All the above ingredients shallow fried in extra virgin olive oil until soft and the shallots translucent. .
I then added the clams to the pan (rinsed first in cold water to make sure they shut before cooking) and also a little extra boiling water.
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Simmered for a few minutes until the clams all opened.
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Then added the pre-cooked and rinsed( to get rid of the starchiness) wheatfree/ gluten free spaghetti into the sauce.
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Finally more extra virgin olive oil and fresh parsley leaves.
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Yummy, healthy, simple and quick.
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