Hello! I’m interested in trying the fasting mimicking diet as outlined in Valter Longo’s book. I want to do my own version instead of purchasing Prolon, but I’d like to follow the caloric requirements outlined in the Longevity Diet as accurately as possible. In the book, the language he uses is
400 calories from complex carbohydrates (vegetables such as broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, pumpkin, mushroom, etc.)
400 calories from healthy fats (nuts, olive oil)
1 multivitamin and mineral supplement
1 omega-3/omega-6 supplement
So my question is, for the example of nuts, does “400 calories from healthy fats” mean 400 calories from fat excluding the other types of calories in nuts? Or does he simply mean 400 calories of foods that are high in fat, such as nuts?
In other words, f I’m going to eat a certain amount of nuts, do I simply count the total calories of the nuts towards my “400 calories from healthy fats” or do I only count the calories of fat in the nuts?
Hopefully that makes sense. Even if no one knows what exactly Valter Longo himself meant, any input from someone who’s tried FMD or similar fasts would be greatly appreciated. It seems like low protein and low calories in general is more important than hitting exact numbers, but I’d still like to aim for something with a similar calorie distribution as Prolon.