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Eating 6 Meals A Day

How often should I be eating?

Every 2.5-3 hours. It is important to start each day with a schedule, allotting specific times for eating your meals. Build six (6) time slots for meals into your daily schedule, and strive to be as consistent with this eating schedule as possible. If you know your schedule will shift a little (perhaps on weekends), make sure to shift your meal times accordingly.

 

What happens if I miss a meal?

If you miss a meal, eat the rest of your meals closer together to make sure you get all the required meals in before the end of the day. Skipping meals will put you below the optimal nutrient level your body needs to function healthily. This decrease in your nutrient balance makes your body conserve energy and could cause you to lose weight slower, not faster!

 

What if I don't feel hungry?

It is important to get all 6 meals each day; otherwise, you are not getting all the nutrition and calories required to maximize the program's effectiveness.

 

Do I need to buy any special products or shakes to follow the Nutrition Complete program?

No. Nutrition Complete is based on eating real food. It is noNo. Nutrition Complete is based on eating real food. It is not an extreme shake replacement program (which have been proven to be detrimental to your long term health and weight loss results).

However, if you have a busy schedule then you can replace up to 3 meals per day with protein bars, shakes or meal replacements.

 

How much water should I drink on this program?

It is important to drink at least 2 litres of water a day, however ideally you should be drinking 1 litre for every 25kg of body weight in order to keep your body hydrated; the meal planner will work this out for you and let you know what your ideal water intake should be.

 

What types of fluids are recommended?

As a general rule, we recommend that you try to drink as much water as possible for good health, and limit your intake of other liquids when possible.

 

Can I drink alcohol?

Alcoholic beverages are not recommended other than on your Reward Day where you can eat and drink whatever you like. Alcohol provides unneeded calories, can slow your weight loss, stimulates the appetite (encouraging additional food intake) and can deplete your body of needed water. Low carbohydrate versions of beer and other types of alcohol are not recommended because these also provide calories with no nutritional value.

 

What if I want to eat out at a restaurant?

Special occasion meals are easier to handle than you may think! Simply follow the Nutrition Complete food list recommendations and you will see that most restaurants will have a meal that fits in with these guidelines. Request that your meat be prepared/served without sauce if possible. The other option is to plan your Reward Day for the day of the week that you are planning to go out so that you can eat whatever your heart desires!

 

Can I have lattes?

Lattes are not recommended because they are made with about 1/2 cup of milk - and milk adds too many additional carbohydrates to your diet during the weight loss phase. Instead of a latte, try a regular cup of coffee with a touch of skim milk.

 

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