Frequently Asked Questions
Are Prescribe Nutrition programs right for me if…
I have food sensitivities or avoid certain food?
Our team works with you to make this program effective for you and your body. All of the recipes in our recipe packet are free of gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugars. Avoiding other foods? You can adapt your or your family’s needs to all of our programs.
I’m confused which program to take, Prescribe 20 or Prescribe Connection?
Great question! Prescribe 20 is our foundation program that we ask everyone to take before joining our subscription program, Prescribe Connection. What’s the difference? Think of Prescribe 20 as a 20 day introduction Prescribe Nutrition, but also a 20 day commitent on your part. We go in depth with a gentle elimination diet – it includes 3 tiered eating plans that are designed to help you uncover what type of dietary style works best for you. We cover all of our foundation material that includes WHY we do what, plus have over 100 recipes, fitness module, and of course, our popular interactive discussion boards.
Wrapped up Prescribe 20? Then you’ve experienced the Prescribe Nutrition approach to better health, and perhaps now you want to be held accountable for the long haul. Prescribe Connection is our community based approach to sustainable nutrition. Stay inspired with our inspiring recipes (over 400!), materials library, fitness components, interactive meal planning, user photo platform and of course, direct access to the discussion boards and our team. Just like you’d have a membership to a gym to remain committed to your physical health, Prescribe Connection keeps you accountable to eating well, for the long haul. We’re all in this together.
I’m a vegetarian or a vegan?
We have several vegetarian and vegan options that are clearly marked in our recipe database. Vegetarians and vegans have had great success in our programs.
I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Well first, congratulations! There is no better time to upgrade nutrition then the early stages of growth. Whole foods in your body ultimately work towards a healthy immune for your baby. Consuming a whole foods diet while nursing, specifically what we call our “PN Protocol,” can result in better sleep, moods and so much more. If you’re pregnant and/or breastfeeding and this type of eating is a big shift for you, we simply ask that you let us know on the discussion boards. We’ll work with you to navigate the right path for you, to help avoid detox symptoms and any changes with your milk supply while breastfeeding. The great news is that eating a Prescribe Nutrition approved diet is going to give you and your your baby constant nutrients – like whoa.
I’ll be traveling for part or all of the program?
We truly stand behind our motto ‘nutrition for real life’. While traveling can add an extra layer of complication in life, we’re here to support you through your trip. So many of our participants partake in Prescribe 20 or Prescribe Connection while they’re on the road. Life is busy!
You can either a) dive into Prescribe Nutrition whole heartedly and do your best to adapt while on the road (ahem, real life), or b) simply choose your start date for after you return.
The great news is that Prescribe 20 and Prescribe Connection have an entire Travel & On The Go series that includes restaurant and airport guides as well as tips for making it work while on the move.
I am only cooking for myself? Or...I am cooking for my entire family?
You bet! Nearly all of our recipes are at least two servings but you can easily multiply or divide to get the desired amount of servings. We’re big fans of leftovers as well as foods the whole family can get on board with. Expect taste buds to be wowed!
I live in _____?
Our programs are done entirely online so you’re in luck! The Prescribe Nutrition team moderates the discussion board daily during PST hours so the only ‘time sensitive’ piece to the program is when our team is sleeping 🙂 You can always catch up and/or post comments or questions when it works for your schedule. We’ll connect back with you when we’re online!
I want to lose weight?
While we don’t make the focus of our programs weight loss, many of our participants see that as an added bonus. Weight loss is tough territory and although we’d like to see results based on efforts that make sense and feel good, sometimes there’s a larger ball at play here. Related factors can involve hormones, medications, stress, exercise, and thyroid imbalances, it’s different for everyone.
If you’re joining Prescribe 20, then three weeks is a great period of time to start to see some results, but in actuality it is short. Prescribe Nutrition is not a diet. It’s shifting the way you eat for the long haul, for long term results. Post Prescribe 20, we encourage you to keep on track, consider signing up for Prescribe Connection, continuing the PN protocol…in a nutshell, stay committed. Sometimes our bodies (especially if you’ve chronically dieted) can ‘hold on’ a little longer because they know another change might be coming.
Last but not least – stress. It’s a bear. Despite all our best efforts, if we are stressed our bodies physiological response will kick in and create a chemistry that we have little control over. And chronic dieting? That’s just another form of stress. We invite you to take a peek at where stress lives in your life that you can address that may help alleviate any extra load you might carry.
Am scared of detox symptoms?!
We hear you. Eliminating food if you’ve never done it before can sometimes feel like a shock to the body. Keep in mind this is not a juice cleanse, a fast or anything like that. You’ll be eating whole foods, and plenty of them!
Our main message to you is that there is so much to consider when cleaning up your diet. Some individuals are removing all the big culprits, such as processed foods, caffeine, sugar, gluten and dairy for the first time. That’s a lot. Even just one or two can have profound effects on our bodies. All are very addictive in their own chemical make up and can present some decent withdrawal or detox symptoms; things like headaches, low energy, irritability, skin breakouts, and hunger. Others individuals might immediately be on cloud nine and feel like the veil has been lifted. They are singing and dancing all over the discussion boards and you’re feeling like ‘what the what ?!?’ Just like we are all unique individuals whose bodies operate in very different ways, this process is going to be unique to you. During Prescribe 20 expect to see great results, but sometimes certain days can feel tough. Remember those 20 days are just the beginning – we didn’t get to where we are overnight so it’s crucial to consider it a healing process. Great things are coming your way!