Frequently asked questions
Are you going to tell me exactly what to eat on this program?
The short answer is no. While I will be providing a 7 day sample meal plan, snack guide, approved foods list/grocery shopping list this program is designed to teach you how to eat foods you actually enjoy. The reason being, whatever you do to lose the weight you will need to continue to do to keep the weight off. If I simply provide you with a strict meal plan that doesn't necessarly include foods that YOU enjoy, you will eventually go back to your old eating habits. My goal is to "teach you to fish" so to speak. I am going to teach you how to effectively track and manage your macros to fuel your body with foods that you enjoy so you can maintain your results for the long haul.
What equipment is needed to be successful in the program?
The workouts structured to be completed at home or in a traditional gym setting. If you are working out at home I reccomend having the following:
Light pair of dumbbells
Heavy pair of dumbbells (based on your strength level)
Long resistance bands
Looping resistance bands
Are other products or supplements required?
No! Nothing else is required in order to see fantastic results while following my program. You will be given the opportunity to purchase a custom Juice Cleanse throughout our time together, but you are under no obligation to do so, and it will not make your break your success within the program.
What if I haven't worked out in a long time?
That's totally okay! The workouts are written to be easily modified for a beginner, but will also be extremely effective for someone more advanced. I am happy to help you troubleshoot and navigate modifications during our laser coaching sessions.
Tell me more about the nutrition portion of the program...
Think "clean eating" 80% of the time. I will be teaching you how to enjoy treats guilt-free and navigate social situations while still losing weight during our time together. We will be practicing macro tracking with specific macro guidelines along with mindful eating. We will fuel our bodies for optimal energy levels and performance.
What supplements do you take on a regular basis?
I am a firm believer that a powerful gut health supplement is crutial to our overall wellness. My beliefs and experience around supplements is that they are a tool in your toolkit. You cannot take a supplement and eat poorly/not exerise and expect to magically be thin and healthy. However, if you do not have a healthy gut microbiome your absorption of the nutrients you are consuming will be compromised. Almost all people should be taking a powerful probiotic at a minimum. Please note that most drug store probotics are ineffective. The bacteria is usually dead upon arrival in your gut.
How is the group portion of the program hosted?
I host The Empowered Method in Facebook Community groups. The coaching and trainings will take place via Facebook Live or using Zoom Video Conferencing.
Do I have to give up alcohol on your program?
The short answer is girl, no! We have to live a little!
How do you eat on The Empowered Method if you are cooking for a family? I don't want to make two separate meals.
With TEM no foods are off limits. We are tracking macros. So as long as your foods, dinners included, fit into our macro breakdown you are free to eat it.
How many days do you workout on The Empowered Method?
Each week is written as 5 workouts.