FAQs

Do you have meal plans?

Yes! A new meal plan with a grocery list comes out each week. You can swap out foods based on your specific likes and dislikes. There is also a general meal plan structure with 300+ recipes and meal idea options – so you can customize this plan as well.

How long do I have access to the program?

It’s a monthly membership – you can cancel it yourself at any time!

What format is this program in?

Videos, e-books, and a Facebook support and accountability group. There are also a number of worksheets (PDF, and excel) to complete along the way.

When does the program start and finish?

It is completely self-paced – you decide when you start and when you finish.

Who is this program for?

This program is for those over 18 years of age, and for those who are in good health without any chronic diseases (such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, or food allergies), or those who are breastfeeding. This program also will not work if you follow a vegan diet. As always, please seek approval from your primary care physician before starting any nutrition program.

What else will I need to buy?

It is required that you read or listen to 2 books while completing this course. You can get them for free from your public library, or you can buy them. In addition, measuring cups and spoons make following this program much easier.

Do I need to be able to cook for myself?

It is absolutely easier to manage your weight when you have more control over what you’re eating. It’s not necessary, but much easier if you’re able to prepare your own food.

Do I have to track calories?

I do generally recommend tracking, but tracking is NOT forever! It’s a very useful tool to help see, objectively, which foods keep you fullest for longest. It’s also a useful tool for accountability, especially since we won’t be working together one-on-one!

Do I have to exercise?

Generally, no! Sometimes when we get to weight loss plateaus, exercise can be helpful.

Do I have to buy expensive food, protein shakes, or supplements?

Generally, no! It is a national recommendation that if you’re consuming less than 1600 calories consistently that you take a multivitamin.

Is this a quick fix?

100% no. True, healthy weight loss SHOULD be a slow and steady process, which is what makes this program so different from the rest. It is truly a long-term lifestyle change that you can keep up.

Is this a recurring payment?

Yes – it recurs monthly on the date when you started. You are able to cancel your membership whenever you like when you are logged in.

Do the meals and snacks take a long time to prepare?

NO! Less than 5 minutes for many, and less than 15 minutes for nearly the rest. A select few are 30 minutes, but you can opt out of those if you like!

I feel like I already spend $ on food, why should I pay for this?

1. Accountability; 2. Ease of preparing awesome, filling meals; 3. You will spend much LESS money on food now that you can prepare foods that keep you full & minimize food waste!

Am I going to have to spend hours in the kitchen?

NO! Guys. I’m seriously the laziest cook ever ๐Ÿ™‚

Are the recipes for more than 1 person?

No they’re for 1 person – if you want to double the ingredients for dinners (e.g. for your partner, roommate, etc.) you are very welcome to!

I’m intimidated to by meal plans with 1000 ingredients, and difficult to find ingredients.

That’s good, because this is the EASIEST meal planning program you will ever find ๐Ÿ™‚

What if I’m in my 40s, 50s, or 60s? Will this program work for me?

Yes! The meals are for 1 person, and I do want you to track what you’re eating with an app and log onto this online program on a computer or your phone – so if you’re comfortable with that, please join!

Can I modify some of the meals for my husband, boyfriend, etc?

Yes! You can absolutely double or triple the ingredients to just make the meals larger.

My question isn’t listed

Not a problem! Email rachel@nutritionbyrachel.com and I’ll be happy to answer any question you have.