Our resident nutritionist Kelley Sloan shares what to expect during Megaformer Challenge
Welcome to Megaformer Challenge Lagree lovers! This is my favourite time of year where we’re all cat fishing, donkey kicking and express lunging our way to tighter bodies, increased strength but most of all, better health!
If you don’t already know me, I am the nutritionist behind your meal plan for the next 31 days.
So what can you expect from the Nutrition Plan?
- easy to prepare, delicious, nutritious, balanced meals
- a mixture of proteins, complex carbohydrates and fresh fruit and vegetables
- whole foods and no extreme ‘diets’ or cutting out important food groups that can negatively impact your long term health i.e.: keto, paleo, intermittent fasting
- access to me for the entire month with any questions or concerns
The purpose behind my plans
I love food! It is one of the greatest enjoyments in life, it fuels our bodies to thrive every day and it’s a wonderful way to bring people together… if we’re doing it right.
Unfortunately food is a huge hang up for a lot of us and with so much misinformation out there about how to eat, when to eat and what to eat it’s hard not to feel confused and somewhat pressured about what we’re eating on a daily basis.
I like to make eating easy and enjoyable and full of flavour while keeping it healthy and nutritious and the biggest key to this is BALANCE!
If you are cutting major food groups out because you believe it will change the shape of your body then stop! All of the food groups are important in keeping you system functioning at its best and cutting out food groups can see you craving things you shouldn't, over eating other food groups or ultimately bingeing on the food group you’ve cut out.
The plan is designed to:
- kick start your digestive system and make sure it continues to work properly
- alkalise your body to take improve your gastrointestinal health, detox your liver, boost your energy, lose weight, improve your immunity, improve your sleep and mood, improve your overall health and wellbeing
- be easy! eating a healthy diet without having to cook 100 times a day
Ultimately I want to help you guys get into the pattern of cooking quick and easy nutritious foods that will bring you the health and aesthetic benefits you’re looking to gain.
How will I feel when I’m doing week one and alkalising?
Some of you will feel great and others will feel terrible! It all depends on your level of toxicity. If you have a generally clean diet and limit sugar, alcohol, refined carbohydrates and store bought sauces etc then you might feel fine and others may find they get headaches, lethargy, irritable and nauseous but it all depends on your lifestyle at this point in time. If you're feeling crappy know that it is your body detoxing and it is getting all the nasties out of you to bring on better buns and better health. Those symptoms will subside as the weeks go on.
I’m really healthy and I don’t think I really need this do I?
Following the plan is completely optional. But even healthy people can get stuck in a rut and a bit of a routine and find that their body is plateauing or your getting bored with food so you can always just give it a go for a bit of a change to shake up your diet.
There is bread in this plan! Bread makes people fat! This chick has no idea!
I would say I get somewhere between 10-25 emails about bread in the first week of the Challenge… I am here to make you healthy and lean and I promise there is nothing in this plan that will not benefit your body.
There will be bread and other carbohydrate and don’t panic! Bread is not bad for you and neither are complex carbohydrates but the amount we eat is out of control and that is what causes the gain in weight.
The bread and other complex carbohydrates you are eating will be balanced across the day for maximum energy to help you get the most out of your workouts and have fuel to burn fat and build lean muscle while maintaining your glycogen levels for your workouts.
Complex carbohydrates are the reason our liver is able to complete the detoxification process and they are a key component in losing weight! Go figure!
Do I cook for lunch and for dinner?
Nope! What you eat for dinner is also your lunch the next day so you eat half of what you make for dinner and save the other half for lunch the next day
I’m coeliac/vegan/vegetarian/dairy free can I still use the nutrition plan?
Absolutely! All meals are gluten free and dairy free option from the get go and if you are vegan or vegetarian or have any other food concerns then please contact me directly via email and I will send you the necessary alternatives week by week.
Can I have snacks if I’m hungry?
Yep! You will also receive a snack and smoothie guide with your nutrition plan and if you feel hungry in between your meals then absolutely have a snack. Just don’t snack because you think you should, only if your body tells you it’s hungry.
What if I miss a night because I go out for dinner?
No worries at all, you still have to enjoy yourself. Just pause that day and do the meal that you missed the next night. You might end up doing the plan over a little longer than your 31 days but the healthy lifestyle routine will still be put into place. You will probably find you make healthier choices on your nights out while you're doing the Challenge too.
If you do need to ask me any questions I am always here for you and please feel free to contact me via email.
Are you ready? Megaformer Challenge starts 1 May and spots are limited.