The Step-down record, in combination with the client’s Macro Daily Needs sheet, is designed for the client to build on their current meal patterns as recorded in their 7-day food record. Using their Daily Macro Needs sheet as their guide, and in keeping with the current foundation of 2 cups of vegetables at lunch and dinner, the client will adjust their protein intake via the recommended servings, incorporate their daily servings of fats and then incorporate complex carbohydrates per their daily net carb allowance. The coach’s role is to help guide them through one or two, and then allow the client to continue on their own with the goal of leaving their Onboarding session with a minimum of 4 -7 built menu days, time permitting.
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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?