ProLon: Fast for 5-Days Without the Strain!

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Dr. William Hsu on the Myriad of Fasting Benefits

The First Steps to Take When You’re New to Fasting


Dr. William Hsu Notable Quotes

“If you think about fasting, it’s essentially built into our body. This is designed by nature, how our body responds to a prolonged period of time when we don’t have food. Back in the old days, people hunted, and people gathered, and they don’t always hunt every single day, right? They would procure food, and in between those hunting episodes, they had to go through periods of fasting.”
Dr. William Hsu

“In fact, [back then], eating was the interruption of fasting. And now, we see fasting as the interruption of eating. It simply wasn’t the way in the past.”

                                                – Dr. William Hsu

“So, in order for all species to survive, they had to develop these mechanisms in the body that utilizes those periods when don’t have food. Those are the periods when the cells don’t grow, instead, they rejuvenate. Those are the times when the body restructures.”
Dr. William Hsu


Episode Summary

If you’re a long-time listener to the show, then you’re no stranger to the fact that we’re huge, huge fans of intermittent fasting and fasting in general because of their multitude of health benefits, which also includes weight loss. Now, that said, some people are able to take fasting to the next level, like taking multi-day fasts, which sounds pretty daunting, but lucky for us, we’ve got a little helper in our pocket for that: ProLon.

In this episode of This Podcast Burns Fat, we’re talking to Dr. William Hsu, the Chief Medical Officer at L-Nutra, the company that backed all the science behind ProLon. Prior to joining L-Nutra, Dr. William Hsu was the Medical Director of the Asian Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center, the world’s largest diabetes research center, diabetes clinic, and diabetes education provider.


Relevant Links

ProLon Fast Mimicking Diet



In this Episode of This Podcast Burns Fat!

  • Omar and Lori introduce the episode’s guest, Dr. William Hsu (01:29)
  • William Hsu on intermittent fasting and its benefits (04:06)
  • What is intermittent fasting and what does it do? (06:34)
  • Intermittent fasting is not going into starvation (09:52)
    • Autophagy, an important component of intermittent fasting (13:32)
  • The benefits of intermittent fasting (13:56)
    • Periodic or prolonged fasting (18:30)
  • How to properly do a prolonged fast (21:34)
  • ProLon Fast Mimicking Diet (23:50)
  • What does the Fast Mimicking Diet look like? (27:03)
  • William Hsu’s experience and successes with fasting (32:58)
  • For someone new to fasting, where should we start? (36:20)
  • Hsu on taking coffee during a fast (38:28)
  • Where to find and keep up with what Dr. William Hsu’s doing (40:16)


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