The view that dietary restriction without malnutrition prolongs life has become a central tenet in aging research.Stephen Simpson, PhD, & David Raubenheimer, PhD
My800 Meal Plans use ‘calorie restriction (CR) and a higher protein and low-carbohydrate Mediterranean-style real food approach and are based on the latest calorie restriction and longevity research, and has a variety of benefits including:
Reducing blood sugar and improving insulin sensitivity
Flipping the "fat-burning switch" so that you burn more fat for energy, especially targeting visceral belly fat
Kick-starting healthier habits
Improving healthy lifespan and decreasing age-associated diseases
Boosting NAD+ levels
Encouraging autophagy (cellular repair through the body's natural process of clearing away damaged cells)
There seem to be two mechanisms by which a restricted-calorie diet increases life span. First, it reduces free radical production, or the production of highly damaging forms of oxygen, and the second is that calorie restriction increases the resistance of cells to stress. We think that both of these are important in protecting against a number of different diseases that have a negative impact on life span, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer.Mark Mattson, PhD, chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging
We have three different length My800 meal plans available so we can better meet the health goals of our customers:
The My800 meals have been nutritionally designed and calculated to be high in protein and low in carbs whilst containing organic, low-carbohydrate, healthy, whole-food ingredients. As a result, My800 meals are nutrient-dense and filling, making compliance to calorie restriction easier and safer for longer periods of time.
Protein: The My800 meals have been nutritionally designed to deliver a minimum of 65g protein per day, with no meal dropping below 16g of protein. Forty-five to fifty percent of the total energy per day comes from protein. The high protein content means that My800 reduces blood glucose levels faster; minimises the risk of protein deficiency, and improves satiation and energy making the meal plan easier to adhere to.
Carbohydrates: Your total carbohydrate load per day does not exceed 50g, with a maximum of 35g of net carbs per day, keeping the My800 meals consistent with a low-carbohydrate approach.
Fats: The meal plans have been designed to deliver higher levels of polyunsaturated fat (omega 3 fatty acids) and monounsaturated fats versus saturated fat from ingredients like salmon and extra virgin olive oil. The meals are very low in saturated fat, for example, the 3-day My800 has only 6% of energy from saturated fat.
My800 meals are a combination of freshly-made and frozen meals, with breakfast, lunch and dinner included each day.