Fasting WITH Food®

The Do-It-Yourself Fasting Mimicking Diet program

Designed by Dr. Laura Paris, based on the research of Dr. Valter Longo, author of The Longevity Diet

What does this program include?

Step-by-step guidance through 5 days of Fasting With Food, FOLLOWING THREE DIFFERENT PLANS:
  • Homemade
  • Allow for substitutions
  • Plant-based Paleo style
  • Grain, dairy, legume, yeast-free
  • Includes nuts, seeds, vegetables & fruits
  • Storebought
  • No cooking, no fuss
  • Plant-based
  • Grain, dairy, yeast-free
  • Includes nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, & legumes

How does this program work?

Once you sign up, you have immediate access to the program where you can choose from the three different fasts. The layout and instructions are very clear and user-friendly. If you need help or support, you can ask questions in the comments section of the program directed to Dr. Paris, and your comments will be answered within three business days. You’re welcome to do a 5-day fast as often as once per month, but not more frequently. The general recommendation is once per month for three months. However, many people choose to do a fast twice a year, once a year, or every quarter/season. 

Questions? Please email

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What will you get when you sign up?

  • The welcome lesson with preparation guidelines.
  • 3 fasting plans to choose from: 2 homemade Paleo plans, and 1 storebought plan.
  • All fasts are plant-based, based on research by Professor Valter Longo.
  • Questions answered by Dr. Laura Paris in the comments section.
  • Downloadable shopping lists.
  • Daily downloadable menus for each 5-day fast.
  • Suggested cooking schedules.
  • Guidelines for what to do after you fast, and between rounds of fasting.

Is this program for you?

it may be for you if you want to:
  • Reverse insulin resistance, prediabetes, or high cholesterol
  • Lower inflammation
  • Reverse autoimmunity
  • Lower cancer risks
it is NoT for you if you are:
  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Worried about your mental health with food restriction
  • Underweight

Our Participants Say

Research shows that the Fasting Mimicking Diet® can help you:

  • Increase stem cell production for regeneration
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Overcome resistant weight loss
  • Lose fat not lean muscle
  • Increase mental clarity and focus

People who have done this Fasting WITH Food® program have lowered:

  • Total and LDL cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Hemoglobin A1C
  • Fasting blood sugar and insulin
  • Inflammatory marker CRP
  • Auto-antibodies

About Dr. Laura Paris

Dr. Laura Paris is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, a double-certified Functional Medicine practitioner, and a certified Nutrition Consultant. She specializes in women’s hormone balance (including metabolism and insulin) and in autoimmunity.

She became interested in the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) in 2018, and since many of her patients have food sensitivities as well as financial constraints, she embarked on creating DIY approximations of the FMD. In 2019 she ran a trial group, who completed one of her DIY Fasts every month for three consecutive months. This group completed before and after blood work and had remarkable improvements in CRP, lipids, hemoglobin A1C, autoantibodies, fasting blood sugar, and insulin.