With a new round of the 8-Week Program kicking off next week, I thought I’d address the common questions I receive in the lead up to each Program. In a post earlier this year, I covered what I keep in mind when developing the Meal Plans. Below, a rundown on why nutritionist and registered dietitian Marieke Rodenstein says the new 8-Week Program Meal Plans are the most nutrient dense yet.
You’ll probably be eating more veggies than you ever have before. The IQS Meal Plans incorporate 6-7 serves of veggies a day. The Australian Nutritional Guidelines advise 5-6, but on average Australian’s only eat half the recommended intake. In the US, the guidelines are 2-3 cups of veggies a day and in the UK, 5 serves a day.
We use the right amount of carbs, fat, and protein. There’s no skimping. We focus on generous serves that are full of flavour with a balance of fat, carbs and protein to keep you feeling full.
You’re likely to lose weight on the Program. (In fact, almost 60 per cent of participants from our previous round lost weight.) However, we understand this is not ideal for everyone, so there are plenty of healthy snack options for quitting the white stuff while maintaining your current weight.