Again, thanks to Shelli for this outline.
Call or email client to “check in”. Make sure that they are following their menu, taking supplements in correct amounts at good times, drinking enough water, and ask how they feel. Correct any issues immediately, be encouraging, and remind them to ask questions! Make a note of any issues.
Call or email to check in again.
Ask if they notice any “detox effects” they may experience or already be experiencing, like headaches etc. This is common around DAY 4/5.
Encourage them to drink lots of water, and “back off” off their usual activity level if tired.
Call or email again. Ask how they are feeling! They should be over the hump at this point, and starting to feel more energetic. Continue to strongly discourage any sugar intake!
Have your client keep track of what they are really missing (write them on the back of the menu they sent you before they started). When Bootcamp is over we will ask them to decide on which foods they can’t live without and which foods will become a permanent part of an ‘old’ lifestyle that they are leaving behind. Prioritize!
Call or email to remind them that Bootcamp is almost over! Note that they should be feeling good – “cleaner” and healthier overall. Ask them to set up a menu for Phase 2, being careful to add in ONLY the following: WHOLE GRAINS, FRUIT AND SWEET POTATOES
We are finding that this “graduated approach” works well for several reasons:
It familiarizes their bodies and taste buds with whole grains, rather than continuing to equate bread, wraps & pasta with whole grains. (These are processed, no matter what they’re made with). It lengthens the time they are NOT consuming processed foods, ensuring that the good habits they created in Bootcamp are more likely to stick.
Food sensitivities that may cause inflammation are easier to spot.
AT THIS POINT: Begin to work through the “Transitioning Gently out of Bootcamp” worksheet with them.