21 day spring slim down - commonly asked questions
Is this plan suitable for vegetarians or pescetarians?
The plan includes meat and fish for about 4/6 dinners of each week. If you want a pescetarian plan, please check out my 3 Week Body Reset! I made a totally separate version of the book for pescatarians.
Is this plan suitable for vegans?
Half of the meals in the plan are vegan, however vegans are probably the only sub group of people that I wouldn’t recommend a low carb lifestyle to. This is because when we exclude meat, fish and eggs we need to replace these rich protein sources, to ensure our protein needs are met with plant-based foods such as legumes and quinoa. These foods are high in carbs and that’s totally OK – you can’t follow a super low carb diet if you’re vegan – it’s not sustainable.
So, what can you do?
I’ve worked with so many vegans and made personalised plans that have produced amazing results, as I still ensure that the meals have a positive affect on your hormonal environment like in a low carb diet, are calorie controlled to your needs and are tasty – of course!
I am offering vegans my deluxe 12-day plan but extending it to be 21 days long for the same price (see services for more details).
Does this plan cater for people with egg sensitivities?
Eggs are included in the plan, however, there are definitely alternatives that can be made whilst keeping the macronutrients constant, please email me after purchase and I will assist you.
Does this plan cater for people with allergies to nuts?
Nuts are included in the plan, however, there are definitely alternatives that can be made whilst keeping the macronutrients constant, please email me after purchase and I will assist you.
How can this plan be adapted to suit my partner?
Men can certainly join in with you on this plan. However, as this plan was designed for women, so the amounts of food would need to be increased to match men’s greater energy requirements. My generalized advice for men following this plan is to:
· Have regular pasta instead of zoodles
· Increase the protein serves at dinner time by at least 50 grams
· Add an extra 200 calorie snack to their day using the Snack Ideas Guide
If you would like more advice on this topic and to further tweak aspects of the plan so that it suits yours and your partners needs perfectly, please contact Bec to arrange a consultation at a reduced rate.
Are you close to 75kgs and wondering which plan is best for you?
If you are planning on doing more exercise than is suggested in this plan (a 20-60 minute walk, a Pilates class or a yoga class on 5-6 days per week) I would recommend the over 75kgs plan.
If you will follow the above suggested amount of exercise (or less), I would recommend the under 75kgs plan and add an extra 200 calorie snack to your day if you feel too hungry.
Are the ingredients in this plan easy to find?
Yes! Nearly all of the foods can be found at common supermarkets. The only foods that will need to be sourced elsewhere are protein powder and paleo bread. However, in the plan, I have given you advice on where to find them (general health food stores or online).
Can I exercise during this plan?
The 21 Day Spring Down Plan absolutely allows for exercise. I have assumed a light to moderate amount of exercise, meaning long walks, Pilates and / or yoga. Then in weeks two and three I suggest adding in a couple of higher intensity workouts.
If you feel like your exercise classes are more than this, that's completely fine, just be sure to add an extra 200 calorie snack to your day using the Snack Ideas Guide that you will be receiving. I do suggest however to limit the classes on the first 5 days of the plan as your energy levels may decrease due to the lower consumption of carbs. As part of the plan, you will be receiving lots of support emails along the way going into further details of the exercise components with this plan.
Is the 21 Day Spring Slim Down suitable for pregnant women?
It’s completely fine and safe to follow when pregnant, but I would suggest a few things…
As your energy needs are higher when pregnant and the research isn’t super strong to prove that restricting carbs is harmful or not, I would add in a little more to each day that is actually a bit higher in carbs just to be safe.
Add approx 1 cup sweet potato, potato or other root veggies to your lunches and dinners
OR 1/2 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa.
Add 1 more cup of fruit to your days.
Other than that, I can’t see why it’s not safe as it’s very high in nutrients. And as long as you’re taking a folate supplement, missing out on folate fortified grains won’t be an issue!
Is the 21 Day Spring Slim Down suitable for breastfeeding women?
Yes, it absolutely is!
(Some) women have issues with gas forming vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, however, everyone is different - so it’s worth doing the plan but just taking note of whether any particular foods cause upset for your Bub. Other than that, it’s perfectly safe for you to do. As your energy requirements increase by approx 500 calories too, please know that you can add an extra snack or two (200 calories) to your day using the snack ideas guide that you will be receiving if you feel hunrgy. See how you feel with your hunger though, if you want personalised recommendations on how much to add or how to manipulate the plan to suit your needs correctly, a consultation is recommended.
If you have more questions, or you would like the plan to be further tailored to you and your needs, please contact me.