fasting mimicking diet

Fasting Mimicking Diet Meal Plan and Recipes

The fasting mimicking diet doesn’t require any recipes. Some people drink a green powder shake and eat two avocados each day. You can totally do that! When I did it last time, I mostly just ate broccoli and squash cooked in coconut oil, olives, and avocadoes with my green shakes. Read I Went On My DIY Version of the Fasting Mimicking Diet and This Is What Happened to learn exactly what I ate and what my results were. This month, I wanted to try out some recipes and I am going to share everything with you from the exact recipes to the meal plan I am using with all the macros.

A Brief Introduction to the Fasting Mimicking Diet

The fasting mimicking diet was developed by Dr. Valter Long, who is the director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. The fasting mimicking gives you all the benefits of fasting, but you get to eat around 40-50 percent of your normal calorie intake. Among these benefits:

  • Weight Loss
  • Cleansing
  • Cell regeneration

To earn more about all the benefits and the implementation of the fasting mimicking diet read The Fasting Mimicking Diet: Get All the Benefits of Fasting Without Giving Up Food.

What Do You Get to Eat?

You will eat about 40-50 percent of your regular calorie intake for 5 days. On day one, you eat about 1000 calories while on days 2-5, you eat around 800 calories. Your meals are going to be vegan, low protein, and higher fat. Here are the two main principles you need to remember:

  • Do your best to eat around 10% protein, 45% carbs, and 45% fat.
  • Try to consume enough vegetables so that they amount to 50% of your overall calories.

You will find that it’s hard to get the exact proportions, just do the best you can. You won’t be ruining all the benefits of the fast just because you are a bit off with your macros.

My Fasting Mimicking Diet Plan for the Week

I am using Fitness Pal to track my meals, calories, and macros.

Day 1

  • Breakfast: Morning Coffee and Green Shake
  • Lunch: Apple-Almond Salad
  • Dinner: Hearty Red Cabbage Slaw

Nutritional information: 1,009 calories; 41% carbohydrates, 49% fat, 10% protein

Day 2

  • Breakfast: Morning Coffee
  • Lunch: Green shake with 1/2 an avocado
  • Dinner: Indian Potatoes and Cauliflower

Nutritional information: 742 calories; 35% carbohydrates, 53% fat, 12% protein

Day 3

  • Breakfast: Morning Coffee
  • Lunch: Green shake with 1/2 an avocado
  • Dinner: Spinach Hummus and Veggies

Nutritional information: 771 calories; 36% carbohydrates, 52% fat, 12% protein

Day 4

  • Breakfast: Morning Coffee
  • Lunch: Green shake with 1/2 an avocado
  • Dinner: Coconut Curry

Nutritional information: 794 calories; 40% carbohydrates, 49% fat, 11% protein

Day 5

  • Breakfast: Morning Coffee
  • Lunch: Green shake
  • Dinner: Ginger Carrot Soup

Nutritional information: 820 calories; 34% carbohydrates, 57% fat, 9% protein

Fasting Mimicking Diet Meal Plan

My Fasting Mimicking Diet Recipes

These fasting mimicking diet plan recipes were inspired by the Recipe Section on the Fasting Mimicking Reddit board. All the recipes are for one serving.

Day 1

Apple-Almond Salad

  • 2 cups apples, chopped
  • 3 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 tsp flax oil
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Enjoy!

Hearty Cabbage Slaw

  • 1 1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/3 cup avocado
  • 1 Tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup apple, shredded
  • fresh cilantro to taste

Mix the avocado with the lemon or lime juice. Add to all the other ingredients in a bowl. Enjoy!

Day 2

Indian Potatoes and Cauliflower

  • 3 cups cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup cashews
  • curry powder (gluten-free)
  • salt to taste
  • ginger and garlic, minced

Melt your coconut oil in a pot and add all the other ingredients except for the cashews. Add enough water to prevent your ingredients from burning and salt to taste. Simmer covered about 20 minutes, until vegetables are cooked. Squeeze on a bit of lemon or lime and add fresh cilantro. Sprinkle with cashews.

Day 3

Spinach with Hummus and Veggies

  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup of dry chickpeas (or 1/2 cup canned)
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup avocado
  • 2 carrots, shredded

Drain and blend chickpeas with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and salt in a food processor.  Use some water if you need to reach the desired consistency. Eat on a bed of lettuce or spinach with shredded carrots and diced avocado.

Day 4

Coconut Curry

  • A quarter of a package of tempeh, chopped
  • 1 cups carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup onions
  • Fresh garlic and ginger
  • 1/4 cup red pepper
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • curry powder
  • salt

Sauté onion, garlic, and ginger in coconut oil, then add carrots and squash, curry powder and salt. Cook for a few minutes and add coconut milk, broccoli, and pepper. Simmer until veggies and about half cooked (about seven minutes) and then add tempeh. Cook until desired crispness.


Day 5

Ginger Carrot Soup

  • 1 1/2 cup carrots
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/8 cup onion
  • salt
  • 12 or 1/8 cup almonds
  • 8 oz water or vegetable stock
    or bouillon
  • grated ginger, pressed garlic, ground coriander seeds

Sauté onions, grated ginger, (coriander and garlic, if desired), and chopped almonds in oil. Add chopped carrots and water or vegetable broth, seasoning with salt. Cook about 20 minutes and then puree in a blender. Return to pot and swirl in coconut milk and heat till warm.

In Summary

This was the second time that I did the fasting mimicking diet. This meal plan and recipes are a game-changer. Watch the video to see how I planned and prepared the recipes and to learn more about my experience.

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