It depends on the source of their hunger/cravings. Following the Coaches’ Troubleshooting Guide, if activity has increased and the client isn’t matching their “energy out” with enough calories “energy in”, then the coach may recommend increasing 1 to 2 servings of fat each day. However, if activity hasn’t changed much and hunger and cravings set in, the Troubleshooting Guide may reveal that the client is eating their suggested servings of protein each day, but their protein choices are lower in grams of protein (for example, vegetarians who aren’t eating meat or fish, which have higher protein per portion size). In this instance, the coach may increase the client’s servings of protein to accommodate. Also, if the client is going longer than 4 hours between a meals or snacks which can also be causing the hunger and cravings, then recommending an additional serving of protein in the form of another snack to “bridge” satiety would also be a good recommendation!
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- For people doing Phase 1 only for 2 weeks, do they also need to start carbs at 40 in stabilization and go up to 50 max?
- What’s an energy gap?
- Are there science support documents? Our clinics will ask for this regarding the new phases to support the categorization of the 3 macros and net carb increase approach?
- What to do when a client says, "I hate to plan!" ?
- Clarification on guidelines for those who are doing a tune up, especially as that’s now recommended twice a year. Is a full 7-day step down necessary? For example, someone doing a tune up loses 12 pounds. Best way to stabilize?
- What are the recommendations for exercise in stabilization?
- Could the coach suggest increasing the proteins in the Stabilization phase instead of the fat when the dieters are having some craving.
- Does the step-down week count as part of the recommended time in stabilization?
- May you confirm the unlimited vegetables do not count toward the net 40 carbs?
- How does alcohol factor in during Step-Down, Stabilization and Maintenance?