MEAL PLAN FAQ
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY MEAL PLAN?
You can expect to receive your meal plan within 1 to 3 business days. It will be emailed to you from our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Sometimes the meal plan ends up in your “junk” folder. Please check all email folders before calling/texting.
WHAT IS A CALORIE?
A calorie is a unit of energy. Your daily caloric intake is how much food you consume. This number is important because it will determine how your body composition changes.
WHAT IS A MACRO?
Macro is short for macronutrient. There the three categories of nutrients you eat the most and provide you with most of your energy: protein, carbohydrates and fats. So, when you’re counting your macros, you’re counting the grams of proteins, carbs or fat that you are consuming.
WHY IS THERE A CALORIE AND MACRO RANGE ON MY MEAL PLAN INSTEAD OF JUST ONE STEADY NUMBER?
This is normal. Food labels are allowed to round up or down, and there are different brands. Also, food tracking apps may not be accurate. As long as you keep your foods consistent, the small differences in amounts don’t matter.
WHAT IS THE EASIEST/MOST COST-EFFECTIVE WAY TO USE MY MEAL PLAN?
All of your meals have the same amount of calories and macros so we suggest you take all of “Monday’s” food and eat that for several days in a row before moving onto “Tuesday’s” food. This will extend out the menu and allow you to buy things in bulk.
CAN I MIX & MATCH MEALS AND SNACKS FROM DIFFERENT DAYS?
Yes, you can definitely mix and match all the food from any of the categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. For example, on Monday you can eat Thursday’s breakfast, Saturday’s snacks, Friday’s lunch, and Tuesday’s dinner if you so wish.
CAN I MAKE MY OWN MEALS TO FIT INTO THE PLAN?
Yes! Work out the calorie/macronutrients for the food(s) you want to consume. You can do this by reading the nutrition label or using an app like MyFitnessPal. Then, fit them into your intake. This can take some practice, but it’s certainly something you should work toward learning how to do. This is the best way to move from a diet to a lifestyle change.
DO I NEED TO WEIGH AND/OR MEASURE MY FOOD?
Yes, weighing your food is very important. That’s how you can be accurate with your calorie intake. It may be annoying at first, but it becomes easier as you go. Meal prepping can also be beneficial for this, as your foods will already be weighed out.
CAN I EAT AT RESTAURANTS ON MY MEAL PLAN?
Eating out and enjoying a nice meal with your family and friends is a great reward — and it’s important for mental health! Most places have their menu’s nutrition info published online, so plan accordingly. If the restaurant doesn’t offer nutritional info, just try your best to eat ‘smart.” For example, you can replicate your normal meal, such as a lean steak with potatoes and vegetables, or a chicken salad.
WILL EATING LESS FOOD THAN WHAT IS ON MY MEAL PLAN SPEED UP MY RESULTS?
Remember, if fat loss is your goal, you also want to maintain good health and maximize muscle retention. Dropping your calories very low to drop “weight” faster can have very adverse effects. Don’t forget we want to decrease your body fat, not your weight on the scale per se, or your muscle! Your meal plan is designed for your specific goals, so eat ALL the food on the plan.
CAN I HAVE A CHEAT MEAL?
There are no physical benefits to cheat meals. However, there may be mental benefits. We don’t recommend “cheat meals.” We suggest eating what you want and keeping it within your intake. However, if you reach a milestone, a cheat meal might be a good reward.
CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL?
Everything is fine in moderation. Just remember that alcohol will provide no benefits to your body composition. Having a casual drink now and then within your calorie parameters is fine. But, if you are in the BodymetRx challenge, I highly recommend that you keep alcohol to a minimum — if you have any at all!
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