When I purchase Balanced Keto, how is it delivered to me?
Within an hour of your purchase, you’ll receive an email with:
- First Balanced Keto Meal Plan
- Dietary Modifications Guide for adapting recipes to fit your food sensitivities.
Then, every week on Tuesday at 12 pm EST, you’ll get an email from me. Your weekly email will contain a link to your downloadable PDF file. The file contains the hand-created menu for the upcoming week (breakfasts, lunches, dinners and optional snacks), a grocery-shopping list, and instructions to make preparation effortless.
I have food allergies and sensitivities. Is Balanced Keto right for me?
Balanced Keto is gluten-free, paleo and dairy-free. And, with your subscription, you receive a Dietary Modifications Guide to make all Balanced Keto meals low in FODMAP, nut-free, egg-free and nightshade-free. I add white rice every once in awhile as a carb-up option. Root vegetables can easily replace the white rice.
How much will my groceries cost?
You can expect to spend between $50-$75 per person, per week. Of course, this is largely dependent on your location and where you buy groceries. When testing out the plans, I spent $55.67 at Superstore. The key here is that EVERYTHING you buy, you will use. Unlike shopping without a list or a plan, you will not be throwing out moldy produce. Less waste, more savings.
Is the subscription ongoing? Will I be charged again?
Whether you choose the monthly, quarterly or yearly plan, at the end of your term, you will be billed again. If you decide that you don’t want to receive Balanced Keto Weekly Meal Plans anymore, contact me, and I will cancel your subscription for you.
How many people is the meal plan set up for?
Each Balanced Keto Meal Plan is developed for 1 person making it very easy to multiply shopping lists and recipes depending on how many mouths you have to feed.
What’s the logic behind the meals?
Balanced Keto follows the Fat Fueled protocol. Intermittent fasting is practiced 2-3 times per week. When fasting isn’t practiced, the plan includes a nourishing breakfast. Carb-ups are in the plan 1-3 times a week, sometimes less. Snacks are optional, but there for you if you wish.
To gain the full benefits from Balanced Keto, you’ll want to become fat adapted, where your body is effectively using fats as fuel, before partaking in carb-ups. If you are interested in becoming fat adapted, you could grab a copy of my program The Keto Beginning and follow 20-30 days of the plan before switching over to Balanced Keto– you’ll be emailed a sweet savings code to get The Keto Beginning after purchasing the meal plans. Alternatively, you can simply replace the carb-ups in the meal plans with high-fat, low-carb meals until you are fat-adapted. Here’s a video that can help you tell if you’re fat adapted.
What are the macros and calories of these meal plans?
I find that eating with an intention to eat low-carb, high-fat works really well in the long-term, rather than focusing on calorie counting. This is why our Balanced Keto meal programs don’t feature calorie or macro counts on them.
However, our meal plans are consistently around 2,000 calories per day with 15-25% protein and 30g carbs (75g on carb up days). You can always make adjustments to your caloric intake or macros if you need to!
Can you customize the meal plans?
At this time, I don’t offer custom meal plans as part of the Balanced Keto subscription program – the plans are the same for everyone! However, as mentioned above, the plans come with a Dietary Modification Guide which will help you make substitutions for eggs, nuts, FODMAPs, and nightshades.
If you need to make changes based on other needs and preferences not listed above, you can certainly substitute an equivalent ingredient.
Also, you will get access to our private Facebook group with your meal plan purchase, which is a great place to ask for help if you’re not sure how to substitute an ingredient.
How can this plan work for me if it’s the same for everyone?
Great question! I have found that this amount of food and macros works amazingly for many women, but I recognize that everyone has their own unique set of needs. With this in mind, I encourage you to listen to your body and respect your hunger and fullness cues.
For example: Not hungry for a snack? Skip it! Extra hungry at lunchtime? Bulk up your meal with some additional fat, veggies, or simply have another serving. Don’t feel like a Rocket Fuel Latte for breakfast one morning? Have an nutrient-packed keto breakfast of whole foods instead.
You are the expert on you — you call the shots!
Are the meal plans suitable for vegans or vegetarians?
While these meal plans do contain meat and eggs, many vegans and vegetarians have still found them helpful. You have my blessing to add or subtract whatever is necessary to make them your own.
Simply replace the meat or eggs in the plans with your favorite low-carb plant-based protein option. Black beans, chickpeas, lentils, walnuts, broccoli, and non-GMO tempeh are all great options.
You will get access to our private Facebook group with your meal plan purchase, which is a great place to ask for help if you’re not sure how to substitute an ingredient.
For more support with plant-based keto eating, check out this video. Be sure to listen to Episode 49: Keto Without Meat and Episode 97: Plant Based Keto on The Keto Diet Podcast, too!
When will I be added to the exclusive Facebook Group?
Once you complete your purchase, expect an email in your inbox in a couple of moments with instructions on how to join the Facebook group. Can’t wait to see ya there!
I need help! I’m unsure of a couple of things… who can I contact?
Email us and we’ll answer everything we can.