The reSET Program
Restricted calorie program that mimics a fast by creating a ketogenic state while you still consume nourishing meals.
Your meal plan will consist of tasty soups, fibre rich morning mixes, power balls, and other crunchy snacks.
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Delivery Swiss-wide | CHF 350
Friday delivery 16:30 - 22:00 | Start your program Saturday, Sunday, or Monday
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Your reSET journey
5 days of nutritious meals designed to improve metabolism, stimulate fat burning, increase mental clarity and promote cellular rejuvenation. Learn more
Soups and shots are delivered frozen to maintain maximum freshness. Start your program on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.
Day 1 | 1’100 whole food calories
Day 2 – 5 | 800 whole food calories
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To support your digestion and detox process, we encourage light to medium exercise as well as an extra focus on mindfulness. Our partners have put together a curated program to support your reSET journey.
Functional Training by Ryan Farrelly from Feel Good Fitness (EN)
Yoga Flow by Sarah Malär from Yoga Trapeze Zurich (EN)
Sound Bath by Jen Lawrence Dale Soundful Breathing (EN)
Pilates Training by Nicole Niederer from Physio Niederer (EN)
Full Body HIIT by Velocity (EN)
Achieving goals is easier when you do it with a community of friends. Join our Eat by Alex Telegram group chat to receive community support as you embark on your fasting journey.
Follow your reSET booklet each day for guidance during and after the program, a meal table you can take on the go, and access to the fitness & mindfulness sessions.
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5 days of Fasting-Mimicking
Your Program Journey Step by Step
You have reduced your calories from a regular diet to about 1100 kcal. Your body may now start entering into fasting mode. This is also when you may start the process of cellular clean-up, called autophagy. For some, fat burning starts right away.
As you further restrict your daily calories to 800 kcal, your body may start to produce ketones. By the end of the day, ketosis may start. Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the body uses fat, rather than glucose (sugar), as its primary source of energy.
Research shows that when the food intake is reduced, such as today with 800 kcal again, the energy levels of cells drop. This stress signals cells to initiate autophagy as a way to recycle existing components and maintain cellular function. Fat burning and ketosis may also increase today.
Today you will eat 800 kcal again. Autophagy should reach its peak, and you may feel a boost of energy and positive mood. Fat-burning might continue, and feelings of hunger might also be further reduced.
Today is your last day on 800 calories and your body is freshly energised and reset. Cellular renewal may continue beyond day 5, with lasting results of fat burning, increased mental clarity, and energy.
The science of fasting-mimickingView full research
BURNS ABDOMINAL FAT
Like other restricted calorie diets, the Fasting-Mimicking Diet can help in weight loss and abdominal fat burning by reducing calorie intake and promoting the body’s fat-burning mechanisms.
Burns abdominal fat
The Fasting-Mimicking Diet, like other calorie-restricted diets, offers a potent tool for weight loss by strategically curbing calorie consumption and promoting the body's fat-burning mechanisms. This high fat, low carbohydrate dietary approach involves periods of reduced calorie intake designed to mimic the effects of fasting, leading to a calorie deficit. By consuming fewer calories than the body needs, the body is prompted to turn to fat stores for energy, effectively promoting weight loss. Studies have shown that three cycles of Fasting-Mimicking diets significantly reduced body weight and body fat.
IMPROVES METABOLIC HEALTH
Fasting-Mimicking Diets can induce metabolic switching, whereby the body undergoes a transition in fuel utilisation from glucose to ketones. This process is believed to contribute to the improvements in metabolic markers such as blood sugar levels, cholesterol and triglycerides.
Improves metabolic health
Fasting-Mimicking Diets have been shown to improve various metabolic markers which are closely linked with aging, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Valter Longo’s landmark study of the Fasting-Mimicking Diet showed participants experienced lower blood pressure, decreased insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), and lower cholesterol and triglycerides. Research indicates that Fasting-Mimicking Diets can induce metabolic switching, the process by which the body undergoes a transition in fuel utilisation from glucose to ketones. This process is believed to contribute to the improvements in metabolic markers.
ENHANCES MENTAL CLARITY
Fasting and Fasting-Mimicking Diets can increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a protein that supports brain Function and reduces the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
Enhances mental clarity
The Fasting-Mimicking Diet can promote brain health by increasing levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF is a crucial protein that supports brain function and reduces the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. BDNF promotes the growth, development, and survival of neurons in the brain. High levels of BDNF are associated with good cognitive performance including learning and memory. Decreased BDNF expression is seen in many neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s. BDF is a critical protein that supports brain function and has a broad influence on various aspects of brain health and well-being.
STIMULATES CELLULAR REJUVENATION
Fasting stimulates autophagy, a process whereby cells clean out damaged components. The Fasting-Mimicking Diet has been shown to promote the regeneration of stem cells, especially in the immune system.
Stimulates cellular rejuvenation
Fasting triggers a cellular process called autophagy, a process whereby cells eliminate damaged components. Autophagy can help to maintain cellular health and function. A Fasting Mimicking Diet, which is designed to replicate the effects of fasting, has been shown to promote the regeneration of new stem cells, particularly within the immune system. Fostering the regeneration of immune stem cells can potentially boost the body’s immune function and enhance its ability to repair and rejuvenate tissues.
Frequently asked questions
Unanswered questions? Ask the team directly
reSET 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. Delivery on Friday, you can start your program on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. You can order it here.
No more than one week every month if you are healthy with a normal weight and if you are regularly exercising.
People who are:
- Aged between 18 and 60 years old
- Healthy weight
- Feeling strong in their body
- Not sick – even a mild flu
- Not taking any medication
Consult and seek approval from your doctor or nutritionist before signing up for reSET.
People who are:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Underweight (BMI less than 18.5)
- Taking medications
- Feeling weak
- Athletes in training or competition
- Allergic to nuts, seeds, or grains
People who have:
- Diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular, autoimmune or neurodegenerative disease - please consult your physician for advice, permission and approval
- Liver or kidney disease
- Low blood pressure or high blood pressure
- History of eating disorders
Many people experience few, if any, symptoms during the reSET program. However, some symptoms are indicative of toxins leaving your body. In fact, the more toxins there are to be eliminated, the more symptoms you can experience. These feelings typically pass within the first 3 days.
You may feel weak, flu like symptoms, nausea, dry mouth, constipation or diarrhea, bloating and/or gas, feeling cold, feeling hungry, and irritability. Headaches, ranging from mild to strong migraines, are also very common during the first 2 to 3 days especially when you eliminate caffeinated drinks and refined sugars. Headaches can be relieved by drinking additional water or one black coffee.
Clinical studies have identified potential risks and discomfort associated with low calorie and low protein diets such as reSET, including anxiety, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache, hunger, irritability, muscle aches, nausea or spinal pain. You may also feel kidney and liver pain as your body works very hard to detoxify.
The hungry feeling comes from the hunger hormone called Ghrelin which spikes around mealtimes. The reSET program will help you stabilise Ghrelin, and we recommend you leave at least 12 hours between your last meal and the next day’s first meal.
If you choose delivery your reSET 5-day program will be delivered on your selected Friday between 16:30-22:00.
If you choose the pick-up option you will receive an email when your package is ready for pick-up at the Eat by Alex office. Our office is open Monday-Friday from 10:00-17:00. Please contact us to let us by email or WhatsApp to let us know when you will come to pick-up.
The reSET program has been absolutely outstanding! It is so well thought through and has a beautiful holistic approach! I was never feeling famished or experienced any cravings, the food was delicious and it left me feeling energized in a way that I have rarely experienced before. Can only recommend!!
I have very good experience with reSET fasting-mimicking program. The daily portions are neatly served, and it is easy to follow. The effect is also very good. I am sure it varies by individual, but I have seen that my skin cleared up within 2 days of fasting. Also the support team is very helpful and answer the questions you may have very quickly. Highly recommend!
I have done the fasting program and I can say that with Alex’s food and care, it is not an effort to do it. All the continued support, the information and the classes online. All very well planned. Thanks Alex and team!
I have just enjoyed the reSET nutrition program for 5 days. Every single component was delicious and you could taste how much love it was made with. A fantastic quality! I wish I could add another week of other delicacies.