PSMF...have you done one?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 29, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Have you done one? for how long? what did you eat? Did you drop body fat? What was the worst part if it? Did you do any refeeds?

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:59 PM

"The Protein Sparing Modified Fast, or PSMF, is a total fast modified by the intake of circa 1.2-1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of ideal body weight (IBW) and fluids, vitamin and mineral supplementation." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_Sparing_Modified_Fast

So this is a low fat, low carbohydrate, regular protein intake diet? This seems to be then a very calorie restrictive diet. I.e. 1.5 grams of protein per IBW for me would be around 135g of protein or 500kcals. I would certainly lose a lot of weight on this.

I am not sure why this would be needed? Simply increasing your protein intake to their recommendation would have an effect on your bodies ability to burn body-fat, but couple this with a regular MNMT 'paleo' diet (maximise nutrition, minimise toxins).

If you combine this protein intake with lots of coconut oil (for ketones) you prevent your liver having to work hard to convert protein into glucose, and vegetables don't count for calories (10 cups of broccoli is 300kcals). So basically why not just eat this protein recommendation with very low carbohydrate for a little while, but with lots of colourful non-starchy vegetables and see how you get on.

Better than just eating under 1000kcals a day and having to take a vitamin + mineral supplement.

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