The number one way to keep your clients on track with their plan is to make sure they’re going to enjoy the food.
This means making sure they’re using the plan to its full potential, and the best way to achieve that is by talking your client through their first plan.
Check they’ve gone through their preferences.
- Have they omitted any proteins they don’t like?
- Selected to see ingredients that contain gluten if that’s relevant to them?
- Would they like to select any vegetarian meals during the week?
Considering what’s best for them and the structure of their day is important.
These are decisions that can help set your client up for success.
- Have they looked at all the breakfast options?
- Do they prefer to have the same breakfast everyday?
- Only want cold breakfasts or smoothies? Always encourage your clients to be honest with themselves. If they’ve never been one to cook in the morning then perhaps sticking to a cold breakfast is the way to go.
- We highly recommend choosing the option to create leftovers for daily lunches. This means lunch is always ready to go. Whether they’re heading out the door in the morning or working from home, lunch is taken care of.
- If your client is cooking for more than themselves, discuss the option to add the rest of their household to the dinners. This can be a great way to keep them on track, with the added bonus of the rest of the house eating a healthy dinner.
Allocating a free dinner once a week can make things easier with social occasions or if a restaurant or take away meal is part of their normal weekly routine.
- Would they like a dessert each day? It’s fine if they do! This won’t change the overall number of calories allocated per day - it merely dictates how the calories are split across the meals and snacks.
- Perhaps they’d prefer something more savoury in the evening, so choosing the evening snack option would be better.
Having the benefit of the generated shopping list helps reduce the tendency to buy foods and drinks that take people off track.
- Look through the fridge and pantry. Check off any items from the shopping list they already have so as not to buy them twice.
- There will be many staples that will only need to be replaced periodically once they have been using the plan for a couple of weeks.
Once these initial decisions are made your client can relax and follow the plan.
It goes without saying that changes to preferences can be made at any time - they will see those changes implemented when the next plan generates.
Not having to think about what to cook for dinner and knowing what to buy with the shopping list are all things that reduce obstacles for your clients.