The Basic Rules Of The FMD
On the first day of the FMD, the program has its participants reduce their caloric intake to 1,100 calories and then to 800 calories over the next four or five days overall. The FMD focuses on whole food plant-based nutrition, such as teas, soups, olives, and nuts that provide eighty percent fat and ten percent each of protein and carbohydrate. Exercise and alcohol are not allowed within the first five days of calorie restriction. Coffee is discouraged, but drinking one cup a day is allowed.