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  • in reply to: Allergic to Salicylates #100440

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Mindy,

    As an alternative to cinnamon you could perhaps use a little cocoa (depending on the recipe), or you could simply go without (the cinnamon is more for providing flavour than any significant amount of macronutrients).

    An alternative to capsicum could be any other non- starchy vegetable source really, such as cabbage, celery, leek or lettuce.

    As for the protein balls you could perhaps try blending up a mix of nuts and/or seeds that you are able to tolerate such as cashews, perhaps sunflower seeds, pecans and hazelnuts if you are able to manage these.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • in reply to: Vegetable swap #97780

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi there,

    We’re assuming you are in the first phase of the program (3 shakes and 1 meal a day)?

    You could choose to have your meal at lunch time if you wish. You might be better off having your final shake of the day at dinner time though rather than having another one for supper.

    So for example your day would look as follows:
    Breakfast: Shake
    Morning Tea: Shake (alternatively you could have this as an afternoon tea option)
    Lunch: Protein meal
    Dinner: Shake

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • in reply to: Vegetable swap #97749

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi there,

    You could add some non- starchy vegetables such as spinach if you wish.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • in reply to: Vegetable swap #95065

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi there,

    As far as our example recipes go there are a few suitable options:
    Basil infused tofu bake
    Baked Mediterranean vegetables with cottage cheese
    Pepper mushrooms with chickpeas on rye
    Vegetable and tofu curry
    Red lentil & chickpea stew
    Vegetarian cauliflower & chickpea curry
    Baked stuffed eggplant
    Indian lentil stew
    Black bean soup
    Lentil patties with mustard & vinegar dressing

    Because you are vegetarian and do not eat eggs your choices for protein would be limited to:
    Milk
    Greek yoghurt
    Soft cheeses i.e. Ricotta or cottage cheese
    Hard cheeses
    Legumes and beans (includes hummus)
    Tofu
    You could also try adding in a protein powder (whey or plant derived)

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist.

  • in reply to: Bacon and tomato quiche recipe – mistake? #94923

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Em,

    Sorry about this! There’s clearly an error in the way this recipe was written and we will take a look at it now and correct it. Thank you for pointing this out to us.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • in reply to: Slip ups #93809

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi there,

    Good on you with the weight loss!

    As far as muscle toning goes, a good idea would be to get into some resistance training/strength- type exercises. This type of exercise (alongside a healthy, balanced diet with adequate protein) stimulates the muscle encouraging it to grow and become more toned.

    You could perhaps get a training program from your local gym, or invest in some small weight and/or resistance bands and jump on Google to find some videos which will run you through some exercises.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • in reply to: Vegetable swap #93535

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Janet,

    Yes you could do this for sure.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • in reply to: Slip ups #92009

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi there,

    It would be best to have the shake as an afternoon snack to help keep your energy levels up throughout the day. By having the shake after dinner/before bed when you are less active you are effectively having two meals within a short amount of time when your body is winding down for the day and doesn’t require as much energy. Perhaps you could set an alarm to remind you to eat something?

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • in reply to: Waste of Money #91958

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Joanne,

    We are very sorry to hear that you have not had success on the program.

    Some thoughts below;

    It can take a little time for the body to adjust to changes in dietary habits and we do tend to have fluctuations in weight during the short term as you noticed with your previous diet.

    When we alter our diet there may be changes in regularity which may take a while for the body to readjust. We therefore hold onto this weight and it shows on the scales. Eating more fibre-rich foods and drinking more fluids can help the body to normalise again.

    If you were already restricting your food intake before starting the program then it may well take a little longer to see an effect, and it is possible that if you were eating very minimal calories already then the FAST Start may in fact be providing more calories in comparison which will of course lead to weight gain.

    The FAST shakes are meal replacements and are only designed to be used in place of a meal (not to be used as snacks), they are different to the previous BT protein shakes and if you were to have the FAST shakes as snack options then this would very likely lead to weight gain.

    Ultimately healthy, sustainable and meaningful weight loss does take time. In general we have had great feedback on this program, but what works for one person may not work for the next as there are a lot of variables to consider. It may well be the case that your previous diet suited you better, it does sound like a good and well- balanced approach.

    The shakes have just less than 9g of fat per serve which is coming from the milk powder ingredients. A certain amount of fat is essential in our diets and it also helps to provide satiety.

    We will have someone contact you shortly.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist.

  • in reply to: Introduce yourself? #91102

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Frizz,

    Welcome back 🙂 It sounds like quite a time you’ve had!

    It’s great that you’re figuring out what works best for you – this can take some time.

    Best of luck with your goals, you sound very committed which is great! Let us know if we can help with anything and please do keep us posted with how you’re doing.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • in reply to: Can I stay on Trimsition Stage longer #91095

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Frizz,

    You might want to discuss this with the specialist who is advising you to stay on these shakes.

    We generally don’t recommend relying on the shakes long term for the reasons outlined above.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • in reply to: Slip ups #91022

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    It would be best to continue as you are, so long as you are feeling okay and are not too fatigued or run- down from being unwell?
    Now that you are in the Transition phase you will be starting to introduce more whole foods into your diet and this would be a better place for you compared to going back to the very restrictive fast start phase.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • in reply to: Slip ups #91001

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Oh no! Not good. We hope you are feeling much better now!

    Were you able to do the three shakes a day during this time, did you to go back to your regular diet or are you saying that the bar and shake were all you were able to eat?

    Knowing this will help us to figure out what would be the best step to take.

    Kindest Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • in reply to: Let over dinner #89178

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi there,

    Yes, in the Body Trimming phase you could definitely do this! It would also be a great way to prep ahead and save yourself some time!

    Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • in reply to: If not hungry can you skip a shake/snack. #88932

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi there,

    It would be best to still have something. If you’re really not hungry perhaps you could try a smaller serve size (half the amount for example).

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

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