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WHAT IS CARB CYCLING?

**Carb Cycling is the foundation of our nutrition plans. It is a patterned way of alternating between a high carb/higher calorie diet (to optimize metabolism) and a low carb/lower-calorie diet (to maximize fat loss). Beyond the physiological benefits, it also allows a lot of different foods and meal combinations, to c…

STORING FOOD PREPARED IN BULK

**How should I store all my food once it is prepared?** **When we prepare our foods, we immediately portion and store them in plastic or glass containers. That way there is little to no work to do for the next few days. Guaranteed success! ** **If you are forgetful, put the date on the container so you don’t end up …

BEST FOOD PREPARATION TOOLS

**What are the best food prep tools for my transformation?** **These are in no particular order:** * **Shaker Bottle** * **Blender** * **Stovetop/Tabletop Grill or Barbeque** * **Rice Cooker** * **Veggie Steamer** * **Toaster Oven** * **Slow Cooker** * **Plastic containers**

SUBSTITUTING FOODS IN THE RECIPES

**You can substitute ANY foods in your meal plan, but currently, we do not have the capability to show them in your menu of custom meals. However, be sure to always keep your meals within the target protein, carbs, fats, and calories. **

HOW DOES THE APP KNOW HOW MANY CALORIES I SHOULD EAT?

**We use a proven formula based on your age, gender, height, weight, and activity level, and the program you choose. Once we have a close approximation of the number of calories your body burns, the program selects a calorie intake to maximize your 'metabolic potential’, and create a safe deficit for fat loss. ** **A…

FREE VEGGIES LIST

Here is a list of extremely low calories vegetables that we allow our users to consider FREE food - and we leave it to their discretion to track them or not. However, ALL vegetables have a calorie impact and we also encourage any users who prefer to track every food to do so! **Any Leafy Greens** **Asparagus** **B…

SHOPPING AND KEEPING GROCERY COSTS LOW

**How do I cut the cost of my grocery bill?** * **Plan for the week by selecting meals from your TRANSFORM menu that share common ingredients like eggs, chicken, ground turkey, potatoes, rice, peanut butter, etc. This way, you can buy and prep in bulk, saving both time and money.** * **Try more protein shakes fo…

BUYING FOOD IN BULK

**When online or bulk food shopping at warehouse stores, look for:** * **Protein Powders: a 3 month supply can cost about $90-180, depending on how much you consume daily. This comes out to about $1 per scoop and is one of the least expensive sources of protein available.** * **Meal Replacement Shakes: a 3 month…

FOOD PREPARATION

**Why do you suggest we prepare our food in bulk?** **Many of the Quick Prep and Gourmet meals in your program require some prep for meats, starches, and veggies. ** **To cut prep time in half, take 30-45 mins one or two days every week, and cook these primary foods in advance. It will save you hours of time, and op…

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE RECIPE, CAN I SWAP IT?

**Yes. We understand that everyone has different tastes and preferences. If there’s a recipe you don’t like, simply use the ‘swap’ functionality to replace the meal with something you like. All recipes are nutritionally balanced so you don’t need to worry if the swap meal will exceed your daily calorie intake.**

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