• The benefits of fasting diets have long been known but now with many different methods of how to fast, these diets are growing in popularity.
  • The ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet® is a 5-day dietary program designed to nourish and rejuvenate your body while supporting metabolic balance.
  • The benefits of fasting can sound too good to be true, but are they? Does ProLon really make fasting easier, and are the benefits really worth it? We are diving into ProLon to find out the answers.
  • Read our full review below or visit prolon.com now.

Dr. Longo's research and development at The Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California have only solidified the benefits of fasting that was discovered so many years ago. For more than 20 years he developed his breakthrough nutri-technology that has now grown into ProLon.

Today, the ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet® (FMD) is a 5-day dietary program designed to nourish and rejuvenate your body while supporting metabolic balance. FMD allows you to eat specially designed food that provides essential nutrition without activating the body's food-recognizing sensors, also known as Nutrient-Sensing Pathways. It keeps these sensors below a certain threshold. Put simply it's a fast with food - zero starvation with many of the benefits of a fast.

The program has been clinically tested at the University of Southern California and shown to trim the waistline, and when used in multiple consecutive cycles it does this while protecting lean body mass. The goal for many of us on a diet is to lose weight, which is achievable with ProLon, but it is not the only benefit. Completion of the 5-days can also lead to enhanced mental clarity, focus, and energy. It also helps cellular renewal which supports healthy aging. As the program reduces your cravings, it is also teaching you about portion control, and helps you to develop a positive relationship with food.

But how does ProLon do this? FMD works by unlocking the deepest level of fasting and triggering "autophagy." This is the natural way our cells clean damaged intracellular components out and get rid of cellular debris, resulting in cellular rejuvenation throughout the entire body.

Sign up is easy with three options to choose from; " Enhanced Fasting", "Perfect for First Time Fasters", and "Ultimate Fasting". The "Enhanced Fasting" plan is their on-going metabolic health and healthy aging maintenance plan that you subscribe to and receive the ProLon box once a month, you can cancel any time before shipping and it is for advanced fasters. The "Perfect for First Time Fasters" is what it says and is a once off box for beginners to try out.

It's great they offer so many options for everyone to try out their program. The program works best with it being done for 5-days a month for three consecutive months so you get all of the benefits they found in the clinical study. The " Ultimate Fasting" offering gives you all three boxes for a discounted price for people who know they want to give it their best shot, while the "Perfect for First Time Fasters" ($249) is just one box for 5-days for those who just want to give it a trial go.

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Once you sign up, your ProLon box is delivered to your door with everything you will need for the 5 days. There is only minor food prep required such as heating water, and inside are 5 individual boxes organized for each day.

ProLon's food is plant-based and contains the right amount of macro and micronutrients you need while still mimicking the fasting state. The meal program includes a nut bar for breakfast, a plant-based soup for lunch, and a second plant-based soup for dinner.

There are also snacks throughout the day, such as olives and kale crackers. Some nights there's even a Choco Crisp bar. You also get herbal tea bags, supplements, and an energy drink that you add to water on days 2 through 5. You can add herbs to the soups in small quantities, to taste if you'd like, and of course, coffee is allowed (up to 8 oz per day, with nothing added). Everything is designed by a Michelin Star chef, too.

Day 1 on the program has the highest number of calories and the most food. This day, your body starts to move into a fasting and fat-burning state. The second day, fat-burning ramps up and ketogenesis usually begins. By day three your body is fully in the process of autophagy and clean-up stage, while ketogenesis continues. Day 4 you will possibly start feeling the benefits, feeling less bloated and fully in the groove, while also happy to see the light at the end of the tunnel as cellular rejuvenation and ketogenesis continues. By Day 5 you will likely be abundantly proud, along with all the other amazing benefits, as cellular renewal and ketogenesis continue.

After the 5 days, it is recommended to ease yourself back into a normal (preferably healthy diet) and try not to binge. But after 5-days of drinking so much liquid, understanding the healthy food and nutrition your body needs, it's likely you are already in the flow of mindfully eating healthy.

It is very clear that the ProLon FMD is backed by years of research and clinically-tested science. The program, with the box delivered to your door with literally everything you need to complete the full 5-days, is a super convenient fool-proof way for anyone who wants to give a fasting diet a go. Plus, over 95% of those who have used ProLon's Fasting Mimicking Diet® for the 1st time said they successfully completed the 5-day fast. In a survey of real ProLon users, the majority reported that they experienced weight loss, greater energy, mental clarity, and focus.

If you want to feel these amazing benefits too, check out ProLon.

  • The benefits of fasting diets have long been known but now with many different methods of how to fast, these diets are growing in popularity.
  • The ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet® is a 5-day dietary program designed to nourish and rejuvenate your body while supporting metabolic balance.
  • The benefits of fasting can sound too good to be true, but are they? Does ProLon really make fasting easier, and are the benefits really worth it? We are diving into ProLon to find out the answers.
  • Read our full review below or visit prolonfast.com now.

Dr. Longo's research and development at The Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California have only solidified the benefits of fasting that was discovered so many years ago. For more than 20 years he developed his breakthrough nutri-technology that has now grown into ProLon.

Today, the ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet® (FMD) is a 5-day dietary program designed to nourish and rejuvenate your body while supporting metabolic balance. FMD allows you to eat specially designed food that provides essential nutrition without activating the body's food-recognizing sensors, also known as Nutrient-Sensing Pathways. It keeps these sensors below a certain threshold. Put simply it's a fast with food - zero starvation with many of the benefits of a fast.

The program has been clinically tested at the University of Southern California and shown to trim the waistline, and when used in multiple consecutive cycles it does this while protecting lean body mass. The goal for many of us on a diet is to lose weight, which is achievable with ProLon, but it is not the only benefit. Completion of the 5-days can also lead to enhanced mental clarity, focus, and energy. It also helps cellular renewal which supports healthy aging. As the program reduces your cravings, it is also teaching you about portion control, and helps you to develop a positive relationship with food.

But how does ProLon do this? FMD works by unlocking the deepest level of fasting and triggering "autophagy." This is the natural way our cells clean damaged intracellular components out and get rid of cellular debris, resulting in cellular rejuvenation throughout the entire body.

Sign up is easy with three options to choose from; " Enhanced Fasting", "Perfect for First Time Fasters", and "Ultimate Fasting". The "Enhanced Fasting" plan is their on-going metabolic health and healthy aging maintenance plan that you subscribe to and receive the ProLon box once a month, you can cancel any time before shipping and it is for advanced fasters. The "Perfect for First Time Fasters" is what it says and is a once off box for beginners to try out.

It's great they offer so many options for everyone to try out their program. The program works best with it being done for 5-days a month for three consecutive months so you get all of the benefits they found in the clinical study. The " Ultimate Fasting" offering gives you all three boxes for a discounted price for people who know they want to give it their best shot, while the "Perfect for First Time Fasters" ($200) is just one box for 5-days for those who just want to give it a trial go.

Once you sign up, your ProLon box is delivered to your door with everything you will need for the 5 days. There is only minor food prep required such as heating water, and inside are 5 individual boxes organized for each day.

ProLon's food is plant-based and contains the right amount of macro and micronutrients you need while still mimicking the fasting state. The meal program includes a nut bar for breakfast, a plant-based soup for lunch, and a second plant-based soup for dinner.

There are also snacks throughout the day, such as olives and kale crackers. Some nights there's even a Choco Crisp bar. You also get herbal tea bags, supplements, and an energy drink that you add to water on days 2 through 5. You can add herbs to the soups in small quantities, to taste if you'd like, and of course, coffee is allowed (up to 8 oz per day, with nothing added). Everything is designed by a Michelin Star chef, too.

Day 1 on the program has the highest number of calories and the most food. This day, your body starts to move into a fasting and fat-burning state. The second day, fat-burning ramps up and ketogenesis usually begins. By day three your body is fully in the process of autophagy and clean-up stage, while ketogenesis continues. Day 4 you will possibly start feeling the benefits, feeling less bloated and fully in the groove, while also happy to see the light at the end of the tunnel as cellular rejuvenation and ketogenesis continues. By Day 5 you will likely be abundantly proud, along with all the other amazing benefits, as cellular renewal and ketogenesis continue.

After the 5 days, it is recommended to ease yourself back into a normal (preferably healthy diet) and try not to binge. But after 5-days of drinking so much liquid, understanding the healthy food and nutrition your body needs, it's likely you are already in the flow of mindfully eating healthy.

It is very clear that the ProLon FMD is backed by years of research and clinically-tested science. The program, with the box delivered to your door with literally everything you need to complete the full 5-days, is a super convenient fool-proof way for anyone who wants to give a fasting diet a go. Plus, over 95% of those who have used ProLon's Fasting Mimicking Diet® for the 1st time said they successfully completed the 5-day fast. In a survey of real ProLon users, the majority reported that they experienced weight loss, greater energy, mental clarity, and focus.

If you want to feel these amazing benefits too, check out ProLon.

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"Jesus Is King" Will Never Come Out: A List of Hip-Hop Albums That Never Dropped

With Jesus Is King's release date changed once again to this Friday, let's take a look at hip-hop's other infamous releases that never materialized.

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Chances are October 25 will come and go without a new album from Kanye West.

We've come to expect being disappointed by Kanye. And despite his recent official "announcement" about the release of his album Jesus Is King via Twitter, fans were quick to troll and dismiss the tweet as a false promise. It's been a rough road for Kanye fans in the last year. His recent "Sunday Service" performances have disturbed the masses. Some believe they affirm Kanye's long-held God complex, while others view his latest post-MAGA obsession to be more of a manic episode. Some believe he's simply spreading the gospel and that he's truly been "saved." Regardless, it's all cast Jesus Is King in a puzzling light, and fans truly don't know what to expect, or whether to expect anything at all. The one thing we know for certain is that the guy is a total pr*ck to his wife these days.

Will Jesus Is King become the next Fear Inoculum? Probably. It would be quite like Kanye to be his own hype beast. In the meantime, let's take a look back at a few of hip-hop's other notorious unreleased projects, all of which are, honestly, more likely to be released in 2019 than Jesus Is King.

MC Hammer and 2Pac's ​"Too Tight​"

MC Hammer signed with Death Row in 1995, but his highly-anticipated label debut, Too Tight, never saw the light of day. The project was much anticipated because of Hammer's alleged collaborations with Tupac Shakur on the project. The former left the record company shortly after the death of the latter. He later explained in an interview his concerns over the circumstances surrounding Tupac's death. He spoke to the rapper right before he died, and he was in Las Vegas the night of the shooting. Hammer later released "Too Late Playa," which featured the late Shakur as well as Big Daddy Kane and Danny Boy.Too Tight probably would have been amazing.

Every year, as soon as swimsuit season starts to wind down, I can't resist indulging in my cravings. Essentially, after months of depriving myself of pasta in the name of looking good on the beach, the second the temperature starts to drop, it is carb overload time!

However, after just a few weeks of "treating myself," I'm already feeling (and seeing) the difference. My jeans are hardly closing, and I'm super lethargic all the time. My girlfriends and I have a Miami winter vacation planned in a couple of weeks, so I'm determined to get my body and mind back to a place I'm happy with.

In the past, I've attempted juice cleansing but could never manage to stick to a full day. I've never found one that worked for me. This time, I wanted to find something that could really help me kickstart a healthy eating plan and actually stick to it, long term. I wanted to feel less bloated, so I could get back to my cycling and dance classes a few times a week as well.

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I did more research to learn more about the juices, and I came across their 3 Day Super Detox Me Juice Cleanse. The cleanse has 24 juices in total—8 per day for 3 days. Although it sounded a little intimidating at first, what really convinced me to give it a try was the fact that the juices can be stored unrefrigerated for a while before opening. That really took the pressure off the entire experience—I could go at my own pace, and I really liked the sound of that.

After debating between the 1-day and 3-day cleanses, I decided to try the latter. And if I couldn't commit all 3 days, I knew that I'd just have extra juice cleanses to use as quick 1-day cleanses in the future.

The experience was nothing like anything I had tried in the past. LemonKind lays out a sustainable schedule, telling you when and why to drink each juice throughout the day. I liked knowing that I was grabbing an energizing juice in the morning, and one with more calming properties before bed at night. It felt personalized to my needs. We all know that juice cleanses can be really hard, but with LemonKind, I stayed full the whole time.

By the end of Day 3, I was over the moon because I experienced things I wasn't expecting. I felt refreshed. I slept like a baby, my skin was glowing, and I noticed my jeans buttoned easier because my stomach was a little flatter. But more importantly, this time around, I felt motivated to continue making better health choices—I've started ordering the half turkey sandwich/half green salad combo at work instead of the mac'n'cheese with the Cobb salad. I even went to the supermarket to buy ingredients to prep meals for the week, so I could stop ordering takeout so often.

Now that our trip is just around the corner, I'm feeling good about myself, and I can't wait to relax at the beach. I know that even if I indulge a little on vacay, a Lemonkind cleanse is only a click away and ready to help get my health back on track.

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WEEKLY RUCAP | Episode 3: B*itchelor

Oh gurl. This is one of the best episodes of the season so far!

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Making up for last week, this episode managed to be one of the most fun and drama-filled episodes of the season. With a fun acting and challenging acting challenge and a surprisingly stellar performance from one Kennedy Davenport - I am so glad to see we're finally getting some of the fun Drag Race is known for. Not to mention, we've got an all out feud that seemed to be cut short pretty quick and a surprisingly somber lip-synch.

It was AMAZING, y'all.

THE POST-CHALLENGE MEET UP

Right off the bat, we start with Kennedy being very upset on Shangela's behalf in regards to Thorgy's less-than-funny-definitely-more-insult-y lipstick message. And then Milk, who is shaping to be the bitch (or at least get the "bitch edit"), chimed in and said that it was supposed to be a joke - and Kennedy was not having it.

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Shangela, who sent Thorgy home, didn't care. She reveals that she let Thorgy go, because Thorgy wasn't loyal - and that's not the kind of game Shangela can afford to play.

When they eventually migrate to the couch - BenDeLa reveals she also picked Thorgy. But when asked why, she can't think of an answer that isn't nice - so she deflects to Shangela. Milk says that Thorgy should have stayed and Shangela wanted to know why she had to defend her choice. And now they seem to have quite a feud going.

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Hell, Milk seems to be having a feud with everybody at this point.

THE ASSIGNMENTS

The next day, we are given the new challenge: The Bitchelor - a improvised parody of The Bachelor. The queens are paired together and will go on a double-date with hottie special guest judge, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman. The assignments are:

Aja, The Needy Girl + Kennedy, the Party Girl

Trixie, the Fake Bitch + Milk, the Psycho Stalker

BenDeLa, the Cougar (of course) + BeBe, the Virgin

Chi Chi and Shangela, the Polyamorous Duo

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As they get prepped, we see BenDeLa getting nervous about Bebe's lack of a comedic background. And, as much as love Bebe, I see where Ben is coming from. Bebe's idea to play a virginal African princess isn't the worst, but it's also not amazing. Ben's main worry is that Bebe won't let herself not be the regal queen she is - which is very valid.

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Aja doesn't seem to know what a needy girl is and Kennedy seems kind of nervous about that - but she seems very confident in herself. Milk and Trixie are both pretty comfortable - Milk really wants this to be the challenge she wins, but so does Trixie.

And poor, unfortunate Chi Chi is TERRIBLE at improv, and Shangela is trying to help her - but it's not really working out. At least, according to what we're shown.

THE CHALLENGE

So, each of the girls get their own entrance, to showcase who they are. And the major high lights were BenDeLa, who managed to play this GROTESQUE cougar, who could barely even stand up and really wanted to jump Jeffrey's bones. Trixie also managed to embody her Fake Bitch character - and managed to keep her loud, Trixie-Mattel-esque vibrancy to it. And then, we've got Kennedy motherfucking Davenport - KILLING IT with her southern party girl. Both my little brother and I immediately knew who she was - hell, we grew up with women like her. It was BRILLIANT!

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Some lowlights included Aja, who was basically playing a psychotic Farah Moan. Milk completely overdoing it in all the wrong ways as her Psycho Stalker. Shangela and Chi Chi's dismal dual performance - which definitely wasn't Shangela's fault. Acting beside Chi Chi was basically like acting beside of a brick wall - which was unfortunate, because I know she can do better than what she gave.

And Bebe was okay - she wasn't hilarious, but she also wasn't bad. She definitely coasted this episode.

THE DATES

The dates were mostly okay! Again, one of the major high lights had to be Kennedy's slow decent into craziness. She was loud, lewd, and crazy - and it was one of the funniest performances I've seen on this show in a while. At one point, she even snatched her wig off - and drunkedly said into Jeffrey's ear, "I'm a man." I died. Absolutely died. Poor Aja got drowned out quickly - and definitely had no idea what Ru meant when she said, "Needy."

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BenDeLa also killed it - bringing on the raunchy fun as she tried to seduce her way into Jeffrey's pants. She literally tried to feed him a chewed up banana, but the best line had to be: "Have you ever taken out a catheter?" All the while, Bebe was trying to maintain this weird purity - and it's not that it didn't work, but it definitely stopped being funny. In a rare twist, someone actually managed to steal the show from Bebe Zahara Benet.

Milk and Chi Chi were probably the worst of the night. Milk kept drowning out Trixie - who only barely managed to get a few good jokes in. And everybody was getting pissed off - you could feel the energy emanating off the screen. Poor Chi Chi tried her best, but she seemed to be negating everything Shangela tried to throw at her.

What we ALL wanted Milk to do. media.giphy.com

In the end, Jeffrey found all of them too horrendous and ended up giving the Eggplant (the Bitchelor version of the rose) to RuPaul. Personally, I would have gone with Bebe, but that's just me.

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Overall, the challenge was really fun and really allowed some queens to shine. It was nice seeing Kennedy recover from last week - and recover in stride. I hope that we start to see more challenges like this in the future.

GETTING READY FOR THE RUNWAY

This runway was Wigs on Wigs on Wigs, inspired by Roxxxy Andrews' iconic wig reveal from Season 5.

Not much happened as the girl's were getting ready. Chi Chi lamented about her feelings of insecurity and worry, because she's obviously not as polished as she thought she was. Then there's Trixie, who is worried about floating through the competition - because that's what happened in her previous season. And then we have Milk - who thinks that she did amazingly on the Bitchelor - to the surprise of literally everyone.

Listen, I'm not saying Milk is delusional, but she's totally delusional. Shangela, and all of the other girls are definitely in the mindset of, "Can you believe this bitch?" Especially Kennedy, who thinks that Milk is fake, because of what Milk said - which is true. Kennedy says that they have worked together loads of times and Milk's never had a problem with her - but she's over it. She's seen Milk's true colors.

THE RUNWAY

Here's a quick run through:

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BenDeLa: Very Michelle Visage, and revealed into a beautiful, long ponytail. AND THEN INTO A HAIR DRESS! 10/10

BeBe: She had a beautiful dress, but her reveal was definitely basic. 6/10

Trixie: Lady Bunny realness, revealed into a 70s, Dennis the Menace fantasy. 8/10

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Milk: Horrible wig, because you could see the other wig underneath. The reveal was meh. 4/10

Aja: Amazing, a beautiful inflated Sailor Moon fantasy, which revealed into a lovely blonde wig, which revealed into a purple pony-tail wig. Very pink and very pretty. 10/10.

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Kennedy: Yet another triple reveal, matched with a beautiful dress. 8/10

Chi Chi: I don't remember Chi Chi's that well. I know she revealed into a beautiful long, black wig. 5/10

Shangela: FULL ON CORN FANTASY, WITH YELLOW CORN HAIR, WHICH REVEALED IN GREEN GRASS HAIR. 10/10

It was a pretty decent runway! The reveals were good, and most of the costumes were either beautiful and lovably wacky.

TOPS: KENNEDY, BEN, TRIXIE

SAFE: SHANGELA, BEBE

BOTTOMS: MILK, AJA, and CHI CHI

WINNERS: KENNEDY AND BENDELA

DELIBERATION

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We started off with a bang, as Trixie read Milk for crying. Milk was genuinely shocked that she was on the bottom, while literally everyone else rolled their eyes at her. Kennedy decides not to do one and ones - and to be honest, I am convinced she decided not to do it, because she knew that she was going to send Milk home - but that's just me.

Cause you want to send Milk home. media.giphy.com

During Ben's one on ones, we find out that Aja is pretty confident that she isn't going home. After all, BenDeLa did say that she would take the judge's critiques into account when deciding - and honestly, I think BenDeLa knows she would get murdered if she sent home Aja now.

Chi Chi, though, definitely has a lot to say about her third time on the bottom. She basically tells Ben that she doesn't think she's ready to even be in competition. After all, she has been performing poorly pretty consistently - and she's struggling really hard with her own feelings of insecurity and intimidation when it comes to the other girls.

I'm sorry girl. media.giphy.com

Milk - oh Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk. Milk is still as obnoxiously delusional as she has been throughout the whole challenge. She even tells BenDeLa that judges WANT HER TO STAY - despite putting her on the bottom. As she talks to Ben, Trixie and the other girls dish about how terrible Milk's performance was - and how she bulldozed Trixie.

This deliberation was INTENSE - and honestly, I loved every second of it.

THE LIP SYNCH

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The lip synch to Lorde's Greenlight was surprisingly somber - BenDeLa decided not to camp it up in order to show the judges her versatility. But she was no match for Kennedy, who took a page from Latrice Royale's playbook, and decided to do a less is more. Not only did she reveal into another wig, but she also revealed into a beautiful dress and delivered a powerful lip synch. Ben, while staying serious and performing well, didn't enrapture the audience like Kennedy.

In the end, Kennedy won, and she sent home Milk. THANK GOD.

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And Milk was salty about it during her exit interview - that is, until RuPaul showed up again, accompanied by Chad and Alaska who were doing... the Macarena?

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