There are a few changes to the bodytrim program. The revised program begins with a three day FAST Start phase, where instead of the high protein, low carbohydrate ‘Detox Phase’ (old program) we have now incorporated bodytrim FAST Shakes. These FAST Shakes are different to the previous bodytrim protein shakes which were recommended as snack options. The new FAST shakes are nutritionally balanced ‘Meal Replacement’ Shakes. They can be used in place of a meal as a convenient, nutritiously balanced meal option. As these shakes are meal replacements they do need to contain a higher amount of energy/Calories so as to provide the body with some sustenance. Some of this energy/Calories does come from sugars however, the majority of sugars in the new FAST shakes is naturally occurring lactose (milk sugar) which is coming from the milk ingredients used in these shakes rather than added sugars.
Over the course of the program you reduce the number of meal replacement shakes and start to incorporate more whole foods into your diet. The new program is a bit more relaxed in terms of not being super high in protein and low in carbohydrates and fats. It is designed to assist you to incorporate healthier forms of carbohydrates and fats in the form of Balanced Meal Formulas – with the hope that these will give you a bit more freedom and variety with your meals, resulting in more sustainable dietary habits in the long term.
The best place to start would be to take a look at the ‘My Guides’ section to familiarise yourself with the structure of the program. Then the ‘My Food Guides’ section, which tells you a bit more about the types of foods, what phases of the program they are recommended for and how much per serve.
BT Nutritionist 🙂