Fast Mimicking Diet
FMD is a diet that restricts calories only for a set period of time. The Fashiongton Post will tell you today about the essence of FMD diet, what foods you can and cannot eat during FMD diet, and advise you a menu for five days.
What is FMD diet
FMD diet was developed by Dr. Valter Longo, an Italian biologist and researcher who has been researching the effects of fasting on the body during a long time, and has tried to increase its positive effects without involving prolonged fasting. As a result of his research, Longo created a diet that only mimics long-term fasting, but does not require calorie restrictions.
How FMD diet works
The FMD diet is based on pre-prepared five-day meal plans once a month. That means you do not need to eat like this for the whole month, but only once a month for five days. All meals and snacks are made with minimally processed, plant-based, eco-friendly products, low in protein and carbohydrates, as well as high in fats, such as olives or flaxseed oil. You cannot eat anything else during these five days.
FMD diet menu for five days
Day #1. Breakfast: avocado, cucumber and mint salad. Lunch: carrot soup with walnuts. Dinner: avocado soup.
Day #2. Breakfast: pudding from chia seeds and frozen berries with coconut milk. Lunch: salad from arugula and pomegranate. Snack: smoothie from orange juice, olive oil, and plum (or apple) vinegar. Dinner: zucchini noodles (zoodles) with steamed vegetables.
Day #3. Breakfast: spicy pancakes from bananas and cocoa. Lunch: olive tapenade with fresh vegetables.
Day #4. Breakfast: salad from pears, arugula and almonds. Lunch: cauliflower soup with curry.
Day #5. Breakfast: pumpkin muffins without flour. Lunch: vegetable salad with vinegar dressing.
When exiting the diet, the food should be carbohydrate. Day #6 (24 hours after the end of FMD diet) should be enriched with complex carbohydrates (vegetables and grains, brown rice, grain bread, fruits), minimizing fish, meat, fats, cheeses and milk.