The five day Longevity Fasting Diet (LFD) is a calorie restricted protocol (based off the FMDTM protocol and research) with macro-nutrients in precise quantities and combinations (very low protein, low carbohydrate and very low sugar content) that nourish your body but are not recognised as food by your body, hence mimicking a fasted state.
The purpose of severely restricting protein and limiting carbohydrates and sugars is to switch your body into rejuvenation versus growth mode. Our natural repair mechanisms become damaged over time, this protocol helps up-regulate our natural repair mechanisms to improve our ‘health span’.
LFD Meal Pack
Your organic, whole food meal kits are made by Sip Kitchen and contain all of the food you will be eating over the five days. We have calculated the calories, fats, proteins and micronutrient profiles in each meal to ensure that they comply with the FMD™ recommendations. Your LFD meal packs contain a combination of soups, stir fries, breakfast items and snacks made from fresh, organic, seasonal & plant-based ingredients.
Inside your meal pack you will also find your LFD meal schedule and full ingredient list which will guide you through the week. You must stick to the meal plan to ensure you remain within the nutritional parameters set in the Fasting Mimicking DietTM. The only items that you can add during this five day period is herbal tea and 1-2 cups of black tea or coffee each day.
LFD Meal Pack Menu Example:
We have made the meal plan as tasty and satisfying as possible but are operating within tight parameters to ensure all meals are:
- Compliant with the clinically defined nutrient and calorie guidelines
- Plant based (vegan)
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Grain Free
- Sugar Free
Summary of the LFD Nutrition Parameters
Calories are limited to 1,100 comprised from:
- Fat: < or = 56%
- Protein: 10%
- Carbohydrate: < or = 34%
- Sugars: < or = 12%
Calories are limited to 800cal comprised from:
- Fat: < or = 50%
- Protein: 9-12%
- Carbohydrate: < or = 40%
- Sugars: < or = 10%
First day of refeeding. You should consume approximately 1,200-1,400 calories on day six. We recommend eating a diet that is whole-food based i.e. plenty of fresh vegetables, quality low inflammatory fats and protein; wholegrain and root vegetables - slow release sources of carbohydrate.
It is especially important to eat lots of protein and some carbohydrates during this reefed phase, especially in the first week after ending LFD. During the five days, you are purposefully in protein deficiency. For maximum benefits add both protein and carbohydrates back into your diet.
What you can expect during the LFD
When the body is cleansing, you may or may not experience detoxification symptoms that last a few days. These may include:
- Headaches and other aches and pains
- Skin irritations/rashes
- Emotional irritability
- Gas, temporary constipation or diarrhoea
- Tight muscles
You may also experience:
- A state of calm
- Better sleep
- A clear head
- Weight loss
- Reduced inflammation
- And much more!
For those doing LFD for weight loss:
People who fast with friends lose more weight over time. Don't fast alone - your friends can provide you the critical support and motivation you need to succeed. Having a support group is key to losing weight, and keeping it off. You'll be able to track each other's progress and success, and motivate each other to achieve your goals.