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5 BoxFMD was established in Australia and offers a local version of the ground-breaking fast mimicking diet. Extensive research has been carried out to source local products that provides the exact calorie intake and associated protein, fat and carbohydrate ratios to mimic fasting. Food items have been selected for their great taste as well as their ability to sooth and satisfy your appetite, without causing unnecessary hunger.
Up to 95% of participants commencing this scientifically assembled 5-day meal plan have been able to successfully complete the program.
Professor Valter Longo (who is not in any way affiliated with 5 Box FMD) has spent decades researching longevity and fasting mimicking diets. His studies, which can be found here, suggest that mimicking the fasting process through a FMD meal plan can help to prevent cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's, the four major risk factors associated with ageing.
The studies also show that a fasting mimicking diet can help with weight loss by reducing visceral (tummy) fat without losing (and sometimes even gaining) lean muscle mass. For further information on Professor Longo's research read his best selling book, The Longevity Diet.
Who is behind 5 Box FMD?
The business commenced in August 2016 following a lengthy research and development process. The result was a scientifically assembled and convenient FMD meal plan (Fasting Mimicking Diet) being available for Australians. In November 2018 Scott Elsom and Marita Thornton purchased the business. They heard about the business from an existing customer who had used the 5 Box FMD meal plan a number of times and said that "she would be a customer for life". This was intriguing and they were immediately drawn to the business. The added bonus has been that the diet has enhanced their own health and well being. Marita has a background in nutrition and Scott is from the finance and business system space. If you'd like to find out more about Scott and Marita, they also run All Sorted Business Services.