The foods listed on the Weight Loss Menu Plan were chosen because they meet the nutritional needs of the program in terms of calories, protein, carbohydrate, and fat content. The balance of these nutrients is taken into consideration as well as the total amounts. In addition, foods that tend to be “trigger foods” (trigger overeating and cravings) are not included.
In addition to helping you achieve the best weight loss result, there’s a strong behavioral restructuring component built into the way the meals and snacks are designed that provides long-term benefit as well as immediate results. The eating plan is designed to help you change the way you think about food and will help you make the lifestyle changes that help you maintain your lean weight once you achieve your goal.
The Weight Loss phase of the program is more restrictive than the Lifetime Maintenance phase. Once you achieve your goal weight and move on to the maintenance phase you will be able to choose from a much wider variety of foods.