The The Protein-Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF) in a Nutshell

The PSMF I will implement for this experiment is the version devised by Lyle McDonald and discussed in his book The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook. He summarizes the fast/diet here:

1. Protein intake set depending on bodyfat percentage and activity
2. Basically unlimited amount of vegetables (a few are off limits)
3. Either fish oil capsules or 1 tbsp of flaxseed oil per day for EFAs.
4. A basic multivitamin/mineral supplement. One or two other key supplements.
5. Planned diet breaks depending on activity and bodyfat percentage.
6. Length of PSMF to be set depending on bodyfat percentage and activity level.


PSMF Diet Specifics for the APOE Experiment

The macronutrient ratios I’ll be following (roughly) for the PSMF are:





PSMF NMR Test Results

Test results of the PSMF should be available the week of December 8, 2014.


PSMF Progress Charts

More to come


PSMF Food Journal

More to come