You’ll need to download My Fitness Pal Premium to your phone or other device. The Premium upgrade allows you to set your diary to Macronutrients. Your coach does not need to see your MFP (My Fitness Pal) data, only the numbers that you’ll share weekly in a separate chart.

Yes, without question. There is Power in Numbers. Eyeballing portions may not make a difference in a day, but over the course of weeks and months, the calorie difference can add up to 10 pounds or more. The closer you are to “hitting” your numbers each day, the more control we have over how your body processes a prescribed amount and distribution of calories. Once we know how your body responds to a certain intake, we can start manipulating this information for fat loss. It’s a NUMBERS game. And it’s really that simple.

Yes. There will be fluctuations in the beginning and throughout the process that provide a window into how your body is responding. But let your coach worry about the scale. Your job is just to provide data. There are smart scales that can transfer data directly to your My Fitness Pal App, but it’s healthier to get past the number on the display. Weeks from now, you’ll be glad that you have a documentation of change. People often SEE and FEEL change before the scale registers. This is your body responding to the new distribution of nutrients and in some cases, the increase in carbohydrates that society incorrectly instructs us to avoid. Your clothes may fit better before the scale registers results.

Yes. There are plenty of plant-based protein sources in addition to eggs and supplements. Protein is essential to our diet and often vegetarian or vegan-based dieters don’t consume enough which results in muscle loss and fatigue

No. Because there is no prescribed meal plan, you can fit whatever you normally eat into your numbers. And because many people and A LOT of current members deal with either or both gluten and diary intolerances, we have plenty of tips and suggestions for gluten and diary-free alternatives to foods you love.

The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that best results come from alcohol abstention. The fact that alcohol has no nutritional value is less important than the way it processes in your body. Drinking alcohol reduces the amount of fat your body burns for energy so you’ll want to do your best to abstain completely for the first couple of weeks at least, and then if you choose, fit a controlled amount into your numbers.

Real weight loss takes time which is why our program is designed over the course of 12 weeks. The SmartShred plan provides an education on lifelong nutritional habits which also takes time to develop. Although members will learn a great deal in the first few weeks alone, it takes a minimum of 3 months to realize lasting results.