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    Interesting, hmmmmmmm!
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    The diet seems to involve 5 days a month of very limited calorie intake--1090 calories or even 725. The diet on those 5 days has a high (65%) fat content.

    It would be nice if this would be helpful. I wonder about any diet that high in fat but science moves in mysterious ways.
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    Am intrigued by it. No fun to have so little calories.

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    Agate, other than the five days per month, can you have anything you want on the other days? What was your take on this?
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    Yes, you can eat whatever you want for the rest of the month. You wouldn't expect to lose weight on this diet with that kind of freedom, IMO. This tells about it:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...e-cancer-risk/

    I've always heard that less than 900-1000 calories a day puts a person at risk of not getting enough nutrients and doing real damage, and yet this diet puts a person on 725 calories a day--but for only 4 days.

    I hate to be a killjoy and knock every new idea that comes along but this article indicates that there's already a product you'd need to buy connected with this diet:

    http://www.oregonlive.com/today/inde..._diet_cou.html
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    I've done 6 days with 0 calories per day, and I would have to say, it was a spiritual experience. Hindus and other peoples fast, and I understand why. It's hard the first 3 days as your body protests, and will even try to influence your mind, but you get past that, and you will know why you are doing it. It's important to drink all the water you want.
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    I hate to be a killjoy and knock every new idea that comes along but this article indicates that there's already a product you'd need to buy connected with this diet:

    http://www.oregonlive.com/today/inde..._diet_cou.html
    Or, here's an analogous free plan that's being suggested:

    http://agingadvice.org/FMD-Recipes.html


    I've always heard that less than 900-1000 calories a day puts a person at risk of not getting enough nutrients and doing real damage, and yet this diet puts a person on 725 calories a day--but for only 4 days
    I often eat about 1,000 calories per day, mostly in one meal.

    All my labs are good. I drink tons of water.

    While mine isn't intended as any kind of diet, I think I've heard or read somewhere before that daily fasting for portions of time can be good for your system.

    I just read news today that dispelled the myth of breakfast being the most important meal of the day:

    http://www.newsmax.com/t/health/article/730205

    Howie, isn't that many days without food getting into a danger zone? Were you testing your limits?


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    Although not what I was looking for, here's how fasting may turn off the inflammatory system:

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0517141125.htm


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    I think a human can live 3 weeks without eating, but only a few days without water. I did it for personal reasons that involved my spiritual being. Who knew sponges could be spiritual?
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