Frequently Asked Questions
There are plenty of free recipes on the internet. Why do I need to buy your mean plan?
A meal plan is more than a book of recipes. It makes sure each meal has a wide range of nutrients, it discusses the best times to eat, it explains the principles that the meal plan is based on, and it explains how to implement such a plan. Most importantly, the recipes are geared for nutrition. Most recipes emphasize flavor and nutrition is never considered. The recipes in these meal plans not only taste good, they are nutrient dense and extremely healthy.
Why not buy a book on my condition?
Please do. The more you can learn about your condition the better able you will be to help yourself. But getting a diet plan from a book can be problematic. The problem is that the book may be written by someone that believes in a one diet fits all approach. Sometimes the diet they are promoting works like a miracle. Other times it is a bad fit. Most authors are attached to their diet programs. Instead of focusing on the client, they are focused on the diet. They do not have the professional perspective to design a diet outside of their belief system. Often these authors are not nutritionists. They are well meaning people that found a diet that works well for them. They see other diets as competition and engage in the “diet wars” claiming their diet is the best. We believe the diet should be tailored to the customer. In each health specific category multiple meal plans are offered. We leave it to you to pick the meal plan that fits you best.
Isn’t there one diet that is best for everyone?
There is no one size fits all diet. There is a principle called bio-individuality. It was first coined by Roger Williams, developed by William Donald Kelly, and refined to a science by William Wollcott. The principle holds that mankind developed on different parts of the planet. Physiologies adapted over millions of years and modern man has inherited those different metabolisms1. In addition, some health conditions warrant avoiding certain types of food. The trick is finding the foods that are right for you and avoiding the ones that are wrong for you. That is what nutritionists do best.
What if I can’t follow the meal plan?
You’re not expected to follow the meal plan exactly. If you got directions from New York to San Francisco from Mapquest, they would be very detailed, but you wouldn’t have to follow them exactly to be successful. You would very likely encounter detours and side trips on the way. In fact that is what would make your journey unique. Whether it be a vacation, a career, or a healing journey, your determination, judgment, and discipline are the key ingredients that will make the difference between arriving at your goal or getting lost along a detour. Each meal plan gives you specific directions with a “meal plan” page and all the corresponding recipes, but it also gives you general directions in the “guidelines” and “how to implement this plan” sections. This way you can be in charge of your healing journey.
What if I buy a meal plan and don't like it?
All meal plans come with a 100% money back guarantee. Just contact Trim Tab Nutrition for a full refund. If we can fit you with a better meal plan we will do that free of charge. But if you know you are on the right track yet none of the meals plans are good fit, contact the nutritionist that created the plan. The nutritionist may need to customize the plan further for you. This can only be done after a thorough intake interview. Each nutritionist is encouraged to offer a consultation discount equal to the price of the meal plan. The bonus is, if you have tried some of the meals and tried following the guidelines outlined in the meal plan, then you are at a great starting point for the consultation.
- ^ Wolcott, William. The Metabolic Typing Diet. New York: Broadway Books, 2000 pg 24-32