Where to start, why it’s important and a list of foods for ideas

If you can’t listen to this we will provide a transcript below

In terms of this list of foods don’t view them as a do or don’t list, view this as a “mostly do” list. If you eat things outside of this list so do the rest of us.  The key is finding what fits your style of eating but ultimately try and simplify the amount of change you might need to get the results you want.


Here is the transcript of the podcast

If you’re like most people that are starting ETP, you’ve been following the page for awhile, you’re really interested in what we’re talking about and, frankly, it makes sense. The one thing that happens to people when they start, though, is they don’t realize the amount of change that’s going to need to happen, so sometimes that becomes a little overwhelming. We are therefore going to really nail down one important idea to focus on at the beginning, which is logging your food/macros. When you start, we give you a plan and that plan undulates. The next videos will talk about why it changes from day-to-day, but right now we are focusing on how to nail the plan from the beginning. You are trying to create a baseline the coaches can use to manipulate to get you the results you want. When you are given your macros in the baseline plan, the day before you eat them, log your food according to the plan that has been given to you. You don’t need to get it perfect, but you want to get your macros as close as possible to the plan. At the end of the day, going all in on this concept makes a difference.

The problem we run into is sometimes people don’t look at this change the right way. Tackle this one idea and get it right. Don’t try to focus on everything at once. You can use any food logger you want, or manually input using the app or Web app, but if you search ETP in MFP, you will see approximately 60-90 common foods, most of which are on the list provided here. Put food in your food logger the day before, and this is a foolproof way to do the plan. You will come to ETP with pre-conceived notions, but at the end of the day, this is a coaching program, and the best way to get our help is to do the plan as soon as possible. Focus on this one piece, and the other changes that come after will be no problem. We are so happy to have you!