Frequently Asked Questions

A-Life | 5-Day Fasting-Mimicking Diet

A-Life is a 5-day program inspired by the fasting-mimicking diet created by Dr. Valter Longo. He has dedicated years of research to achieving longevity, slow ageing, reducing disease and weight management through plant-based and whole food nutrition. You can read more about it in his book “The Longevity Diet” which we highly recommend.

Eat by Alex created this program using the concept of fasting-mimicking which puts your body into a fasting mode while still providing the right nutrients and supplements to your body. The restricted calorie diet makes your body think you are fasting and therefore reset and cleanse.

The package includes all your meals as well as supplements for 5 days. All the meals will be delivered once for the whole week. You can order it here. 

A-Life Guided Exerience is our orginial program. It takes place in group at the same dates and is guided by our team. This program includes live workouts from our partners. 

A-Life On-Demand is not guided but you can join at any time of the year when it is most convenient for you. You will have access to on-demand workouts but not to the live workouts which are only available during the guided version.

For both verison, soups & shots will be delivered frozen. 

One week every 6 to 12 weeks if you are healthy with a normal weight and if you are regularly exercising. You also can do it more regularly but you should consult a nutritionist or doctor.

  • People aged between 18 and 60 years old
  • Healthy
  • Healthy weight
  • Feeling strong in your body
  • Not sick – even a mild flu
  • Not taking any medication

Consult and seek approval from your doctor or nutritionist before signing up for A-Life. 

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular, autoimmune, or neurodegenerative diseases – please seek advice, permission, and approval from your doctor
  • Underweight (BMI under 18.5)
  • Liver or kidney diseases
  • Taking medication
  • Feeling weak
  • You are sick
  • Low blood pressure or hypertension
  • Athletes during training or competition
  • Allergic to any plants, nuts, seeds, or grains
  • History of eating disorders or disordered eating


Calories are a measure of energy but each calorie is very different depending on the type of food you eat. Calories from carbs can’t be compared to those from fats or proteins because they are differently processed and absorbed by your body. 

So rather than counting calories, we want to help you eat the right amount of nutrient-rich food using a balanced macronutrient approach. Every meal that we prepare for you is using seasonal ingredients that vary from week to week.

Nutrition Programs without Shake

Daily Values Macros Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Treat + Shot Breakfast + Lunch + Treat + Shot Lunch + Dinner + Treat + Shot Breakfast + Dinner + Treat + Shot
Carbs 50% 205 g 160 g 150 g 125 g
Fat 35% 78 g 55 g  60 g 52 g
Protein 15% 55 g 40 g 40 g 35 g
Fibres   50 g 40 g 40 g 33 g
Total Calories   1600 - 1800 1150 - 1350 1250 - 1450 1000-1200


Nutrition Programs with Protein Shake

Daily Values Macros Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Treat + Shot + Shake Breakfast + Lunch + Treat + Shot + Shake Lunch + Dinner + Treat + Shot + Shake Breakfast + Dinner + Treat + Shot + Shake
Carbs 45% 250 g 205 g 190 g 170 g
Fat 40% 105 g 80 g  85 g 75 g
Protein 15% 70 g 55 g 60 g 50 g
Fibres   60 g 45 g 45 g 40 g
Total Calories   2100 - 2300 1600 -1800 1650 - 1850 1450 - 1650


Our program is designed to give you all of the bioavailable, easy-to-digest plant-based proteins you need to build lean muscle, trigger metabolic functions in your body and keep your energy soaring. Some of our favourite plant-based protein sources are flaxseeds, chia & hemp seeds, nuts, chickpeas, lentils & beans, tofu & tempeh.

Our clean eating concept is inspired by the latest research for longevity from Professors like Valter Longo & David Sinclair. Our philosophy follows an approach of roughly 0.7 gram of plant protein per kilo of body weight. If your goal is to build muscle mass and require more proteins, we are happy to support you with ideas and suggestions to complement our meal plans.

We encourage you to first try our Discovery Program before signing up for longer. The special trial program includes all our available meals in one day of Eat by Alex and will allow you to decide for yourself what is the best nutrition program for you. It only costs CHF 49 when you use the code "DISCOVERY-PACK-0".

We offer a set menu du jour of healthy meals that rotates every 4 weeks. So for 4 weeks, not a sinlge meal will be the same. We also adjust the menus with the season and availability from our farmers. We strongly believe in using local, seasonal, and fresh produce. All our meals are plant-based, 100% natural, and made with whole foods. We don’t use refined sugar nor processed food. We even make our own plant-based milks by blending nuts with Züri water!

You can see our sample menu here!

You can add as many different meal plans as you wish to. Each meal plan can have its own dislikes. Here two ways:

  1. For the same package: go to your cart and adjust quantities
  2. For a different package: go to and create another order

The serving size of our nourishing meals is made for one person. Each type of meal is designed to have roughly the same macronutrients values. You can find our macro approach for each meal plans here in FAQ.

Check our our blog post all about this topic!

Nutrition Programs

The cutoff time for any subscriptions is Wednesday midnight. You must complete your booking by Wednesday to begin receiving your nutrition program the following week.

Please check our website and choose your desired start or delivery day for an other products. 

Yes, all our meals are fully cooked and ready-to-eat. You can reheat them in an oven or in a pan in less than 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can remove them from the fridge at least 30 to 60 minutes prior to consuming them. It is much better to consume food at room temperature and it also tastes much better. 


For most dinners, we recommend reheating them in pan on medium heat. Transfer first to a pan, then add a little bit of water, and cook for 5 minutes.


We recommend to consume the lunches at room temperature. You can take it out of the fridge 30 to 60 minutes before eating.

The lunches can also be reheated but we recommend to remove the leafy greens prior to reheating. You can serve the warm lunch with the lettuce on the side and add the dressing at the end.


The breakfast bowls can easily be reheated by transferring to a pan and cooking for 5 minutes on low to medium heat.

All our meals are vegan, refined sugar-free, and 100% natural. We very rarely use gluten in the lunches with whole food ingredients like rye or spelt. We use organic nuts and coconut so if you are allergic to nuts, we currently cannot cater for your allergy. When booking your meal plan, you can choose up to two dislikes.


We only offer 4 days nutrition programs. We cook and deliver your meals twice per week on Monday & Wednesday evening between 16:30 - 22:00. Each delivery is for 2 days of food.

We cook and deliver your meals twice per week on Monday & Wednesday evening between 16:30 - 22:00.

We deliver in the major Swiss cities and some of their suburbs. Check for your post code here.

If you are not home during delivery, our delivery partners will leave your bag in your mailbox or, if there is no room in your mailbox, wherever possible. Please make sure to empty your mailbox to leave enough space for your bag(s). You can leave delivery instructions when your book your meal package online.

Please note that while our partners will do their best to follow your delivery instructions, we cannot guarantee that they will be accommodated and we are not liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged deliveries that result from these requests. It is your responsibility to be home during the delivery window.

For deliveries going to businesses, our delivery times are the same as regular deliveries (16:30-22:00). We do not recommend to deliver to your office if you can't be there for the deliveries. 

You can only enter one address when you book online but we can easily deliver to a different address if you let us know in advance.

1. Delivery by courier for Meal Plans, New Life & Green Week, and some Shop Items*

Region Cost of delivery per day
Zurich City FREE or CHF 8 for orders below CHF 65
Zurich City Surroundings CHF 5 or CHF 10 for orders below CHF 65
Canton of Zuirch CHF 10 or CHF 15 for orders below CHF 65
Zug City & Surroundings CHF 10 or CHF 15 for orders below CHF 65
Canton of Zug CHF 15
Canton of Schwyz + Rapperswil CHF 15


2. Delivery by Swiss Post for A-Life & some Shop Items**

CHF 8 for orders below CH 65 or free otherwise.


* Fudges, Granola Bars
** Power Balls, Granola, Tote Bag, Power Mixes

Subscriptions - Save 15%

After your first week's order you can pause, skip, or cancel your subscription by Wednesday midnight.

If you are going away and would like your next week's orders to be on hold - press skip and you will skip next week and resume the week after. You can continue to skip each week, as many times as needed.

If you'd like to pause for several weeks at a time then you can also use the pause function. Make sure to resume before Wednesday on the week before you would like meals again.

To do this, log into your customer account and click "manage subscriptions", then click "see more details". Here you will find the pause, skip, and cancel functions. If you have not created an account, you can make any changes by following the link provided per email. 

Check out our blog post for videos on how to do this.

After your first week's order you can pause, skip, or cancel your subscription by Wednesday midnight. To do this, log into your customer profile and click "manage subscriptions", then click "see more details". Here you will find the pause, skip, and cancel functions. To cancel, press cancel and confirm.

Check out our blog post for videos on how to do this.

Flexibility is at the heart of our nutrition programs. Try out for a week with our one time purchase option, or subscribe at 15% off. Should you need to take a break, our subscriptions can be paused or cancelled by Wednesday. Make any changes by Wednesday to implement them the following week.