The Fast 800 diet and how Lo-Dough fits in
The Fast 800 diet. How to incorporate Lo-Dough into this smash new diet.
A weight loss diet making waves at the top of the book charts right now is the The Fast 800 plan, designed alongside Dr Michael Mosely. It combines elements of the keto diet, a calorie-controlled diet, the 5:2 fasting diet and the Mediterranean diet. The diets have been designed to provide a program to aid with ‘a healthy lifestyle based on scientific evidence, encompassing diet, movement and mindfulness’.
From rapid weight loss to a sustainable, long term lifestyle change, the program supports dieters of all types with varying dietary goals. Ring any bells Lo-Dough fans? That’s right, Lo-Dough is the perfect dietary companion to all these varying diets, allowing you to enjoy tasty and satisfying low-calorie and low carb meals that are packed with gut-healthy fibre, while staying perfectly on plan.
3 Approaches to the Fast 800 Diet:
The Very Fast 800 Diet approach
According to thefast800.com, ‘Major studies have shown that following an 800 calorie a day diet is much more effective than going “slow and steady”. A rapid weight loss plan, with typical weight loss of around 10kg in 12 weeks, is a proven way to reverse, and prevent the onset of, type 2 diabetes.’
Our Original Lo-Dough Bases (and indeed, full range of products) can be incorporated into low-carb and calorie controlled diets, while offering satiety (the feeling of fullness) thanks to it’s fibre content. With Lo-Dough, you could enjoy a whole pizza for as little as 170kcal and just 6g of carbs, or indeed, similarly low-cal and low-carb wraps, pastries, desserts and hundreds of other meals.
Sticking to a controlled diet like this can be extremely challenging, whether its two weeks, or the full twelve weeks recommended by thefast800.com, so having Lo-Dough in your kitchen will be a huge help - trust us!
The New 5:2 Diet approach
On restrictive, fasting diets, finding meals that will satisfy your hunger without sending you hurtling over your calorie limit can be incredibly difficult. Similarly, finding food that actually tastes delicious and indulgent within such a tight window can be a barrier to success. With Lo-Dough, an 800 calorie fasting day can include things like pizzas, kebabs, satisfying breakfast and ‘naughty’ desserts/treats. In fact, using Lo-Dough, your daily 800kcal meal plan could include all the above in a single day. Don’t believe us? Check it out:
5:2 Diet Recipes
Breakfast waffles with fruit, yoghurt and syrup - 201kcal, 6g carbs
Slimming Pizza - 176 kcal, 6g carbs
Chicken Kebab - 150 kcal, 9g carbs
Baked Brownie Pot - 117, 7g carbs
So far you have consumed just 644 kcal and 28g of carbs, leaving room for healthy fruit snacks, teas, coffees and side salads/veg. Lo-Dough is here to make these seemingly impossible possible!
Of course, that’s just the fasting days. On your days off, you are encouraged to enjoy a fish and vegetable-filled Mediterranean diet… something which we all enjoy at Lo-Dough and have plenty of delicious recipes for as well.
The Way Of Life approach
For those not looking to lose weight in a hurry (for aesthetic or health reasons) and simply enjoy a healthier and more satisfying lifestyle, the fast 800 recommends a Way Of Life approach. Drawing from a low carb, Mediterranean diet, according to their site, ‘Eating a Mediterranean Diet, which is full of fibre, protein and healthy fats is a sustainable and enjoyable approach to everyday food. Scientific research has shown this to be one of the healthiest diets on the planet.’
They also conclude that ‘The lower carb nature of this approach has been shown to improve your insulin response, the high fibre content helps build a healthy gut microbiome and the high micronutrient content reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease.’
Lo-Dough couldn’t agree more. While we offer low calorie fakeaways, low carb pizzas and other unbelievable healthy ‘treats’, we believe these are still to be enjoyed as part of a healthy, varied diet. That’s why we also seek to offer fibre-packed veg and fruit-filled recipes as well as healthy sides, gut healthy breakfasts and a whole lot more. As ever, all dishes made with Lo-Dough are automatically dramatically lower in carbs and higher in fibre than any of their standard counterparts.
As with all diets, Lo-Dough is the secret weapon to keep you on track. Why not get in on that secret today.