Fasting mimicking: The scientific new diet that’s making people lose half a stone in five days (The Independent)

Reporter Rachel Hoise of the UK’s Independent tested out the fast mimicking diet (FMD) developed by Valter Longo.

“The benefits of following a FMD are multitudinous: whilst weight-loss will undoubtedly occur, the main aim is to extend your ‘healthspan’ – that is, how long you live healthily, before contracting any age-related illnesses,” she writes in her first-person account of her experience.