Frequently Asked Questions
Should I supplement protein pre- or post workout?
This will be different based on your own personal goals. A protein shake is not required. However, it is important that you are getting adequate fuel throughout the day to speed recovery and restore your glycogen. As long as you are eating a meal within 1-2 hours pre and post workout, you don’t really need a protein shake. If weight loss is your goal, we recommend trying to stick to whole foods.
What about Kill Cliff?
Post workout only
Pre/Post workout only (see recommendations above)
Pre/intra/Post Workout Only
Go for it!
Post workout (within 45 min)
Balsamic vinegar (must be the only ingredient), red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, mustard, hot sauce (check label for additives/sugar), spices, and seasonings are okay (read the ingredients!), garlic cloves, herbs.
Only source of sweetener can come from whole foods. AKA Fruit. No honey, molasses, maple syrup, table sugar, coconut sugar, stevia, other artificial sweeteners.
What about eating out?
I understand that these cases do come up. For 21 days, we are asking you to prepare all of your meals at home. If you eat out, do your best to portion the meal out and eat within the guidelines. Unless you know exactly how that meal was prepared you cannot get full points for it. This is called a challenge for a reason. While it is definitely not sustainable in the long term, we are looking for maximum results in this 3-week time span.
What if I’m still really hungry?
Communication is key, so please let us know how you are feeling along the way. Remember though, when we are eating at a calorie deficit to see weight/fat loss, it is normal to feel hungry. Make sure you are staying hydrated. You should never be “starving.” Work on timing out meals strategically to help keep you from going too long without eating. You can also save some of your “meal” for a snack.
These are okay, but need to be unsweetened, and no milk. Almond milk is ok but only almond milk- no additives or sweeteners. Up to 1 cup a day maximum.
When are the Sunday meetings?
May 7: 12:30pm
May 14: 12:30pm
May 21: 12:30pm