Wednesday, June 28, 2017 07:08

Frequently Asked Questions

Q?
Is this program expensive?
A.
The average meal is $3.25...we all can afford that! This will teach you new eating habits & identify your trigger foods that lead to overeating. These skills will last a lifetime. The tele-seminar series costs $75 and there are discounts for couples and groups. The products cost between $160-193 per person.
Q?
Will I have enough energy to do my job and all my typical functions?
A.
Yes! This program is not about deprivation. As Dietitians, we will ensure you have enough energy to get you through the day and your typical exercise regime.
Q?
What exactly am I going to be eating?
A.
Whole, nutritious foods. We will provide a meal plan and recipes to help you along each week. We utilize a meal replacement shake as a tool to simplify the process. The shake tastes great and fills you up! We teach you what foods you need at each meal to help you feel full and learn how to balance your portions.
Q?
I am not sure if I really need to detox, is this program for everyone?
A.
This is not your typical cayenne pepper, fasting diet. The RDdetox teaches you how to incorporate healthy, whole foods. The first week is cleaning up your regimes. We encourage you to wean off caffeine and eliminate sugar, alcohol, and the most common food allergens. This program helps you identify what you really need vs. what you want when it comes to food and portions.
Q?
I am going to be on the road, would I still be able to do this program?
A.
Yes! We give you practical tips on how to make choices when you are away from home. The meal replacement shakes keep it simple when you are traveling.
Q?
I am having a hard time with the timing of meals?
A.
Try to have a meal/snack every 4-6 hours. If you wake early, then you may need a 4th meal. For example: eat/drink your meal at 6:00; 11:00; 3:00; 7:00. If you exercise first thing in the morning, be sure to have something before you go. A recovery shake prior to exercise works great or have a small amount of carboydrates, like a banana. Then have your meal within a 1/2 hour of your exercize. If you workout at lunch, you can do the same; have a light snack like an apple with nut butter or cup fruit and 10 almonds prior to exercise. Then, eat your meal within a 1/2 hour of your exercise. Try to have a meal/snack every 4-6 hours. If you wake early, then you may need a 4th meal. For example: eat/drink your meal at 6:00; 11:00; 3:00; 7:00. If you exercise first thing in the morning, be sure to have something before you go. A recovery shake prior to exercise works great or have a small amount of carboydrates, like a banana. Then have your meal within a 1/2 hour of your exercize. If you workout at lunch, you can do the same; have a light snack like an apple with nut butter or cup fruit and 10 almonds prior to exercise. Then, eat your meal within a 1/2 hour of your exercise.
Q?
What if I have headaches?
A.
Use a fizzy tab to help with caffeine withdrawal. You may need to add another cup of fruit to your shakes.
Q?
What if I am gassy or bloated?
A.
Slow it down! Be sure to sit down and enjoy the meal, even if it is a shake. Consider trying phyllium husks (1 Tbsp) instead of ground flax seed. Use a little less protein in your shakes.
Q?
What if I am always hungry?
A.
Make sure you are adding a serving of healthy fat at each meal. Add another cup of fruit to your shake. Consider adding more fiber at each meal. Examples of fibrous fruits are raspberries or blackberries. Or add a 1 tsp. ground flax seed to your meal. Make sure you are getting enough fluid, as thirst is sometimes disguised as hunger. Consider the broth soup, tea, water, carbonated water, or fizzy tabs.
Q?
What if I am constipated?
A.
Make sure you are getting at least 2 Liters a day of fluids. Be sure you are putting enough fiber in your shakes. Consider adding ground flaxseed or phyllium husks. Start with 1 Tbsp. Focus on fibrous foods. Enjoy "Little Carbohydrate Vegetables" in abundance and seeded fruit. If it has been more than 3 days without a movement, consider a body cleanse (seaweed), or even a 1/2 bottle if you are sensitive to it. Create your morning constitutional- walk, take the time in the morning to sit and relax. Have warm water, like the detox tea to get things going.
Q?
What if I am not losing weight like I want?
A.
Make sure your timing and portions of meals promote weight loss; i.e. eating like a king for breakfast, a queen for lunch, and a pauper for dinner. Consider having the broth soups to hold you over for 4-6 hours between meals. Rotate your foods- this can shift your calories and nutrients. If you only do almond butter try hazelnut butter, or if you eat a lot of chicken try more fish!
Q?
What if I do not want to lose any more weight?
A.
Consider increasing your healthy fat to 2 portions in your shakes for breakfast and/or lunch. Increase the portion of protein at your meals to 5-6 oz and increase the portion of high fiber carbs to 3/4-1 cup. Increase the amount of fruit in your shakes to 1 cup. Add an additional scoop of protein to shakes. Contact your class leader to help you tailor your calories to your needs.
Q?
Will I be in the bathroom the entire time?
A.
No. This is not a fast, nor are we suggesting any supplements or quaky eating regimes. With the elimination of sugar and the top high food allergens, you may be amazed how you feel. Our goal is to get rid of the gas, bloating, and improve your digestion.
Q?
Can I keep going on the detox?
A.
You can continue to have shakes 1-2 times a day. This can help control calories and may be a positive addition to your healthy eating regime. You will learn how to include eliminated foods into your meal plan and this healthy meal pattern can be continued indefinitely. Ideally you should only do a full detoxification up to 2 times in a year. Wait about 12 months before going full throttle again.
Q?
How do I re-introduce coffee or alcohol back into my diet?
A.
Be careful and increase these items gradually. You have just detoxed, so your bodies are pure. You may notice an enhanced effect from caffeine and alcohol. As far as what type of alcohol to reintroduce, you may want to start with wine. Research reveals that wine contains the most phytochemicals and may help decrease the risk of heart disease. Limit your portion to one glass a day for women and up to two glasses a day for men.
Q?
I love the taste of the protein, but after finishing the program, could I use whey or soy based protein?
A.
Whey is way overused. It is really advantageous to mix it up. So continue to use pea protein along with whey or soy. The pea protein we use is priced similar to many other produts available in the market. Honestly, it does taste the best!