Well Balanced Woman - Frequently Asked Questions
The Well Balanced Woman program is a personalised 12 week program where we work closely together to reset your metabolism and balance your hormones. We educate and inspire you to make changes for your health and your mindset, so you can transform at your own pace.
Everything you need is bundled up and included so there are no hidden surprises (that includes appointments, food sensitivity testing, initial supplements and all the lessons, coaching and support!) So that’s everything to give you every chance to achieve the best results.
We break the program down into bite size chunks that are realistic and will fit into your lifestyle.
Our four phase protocol balances out your blood sugar, so you feel more energised and overcome your cravings, we optimise your digestion and address any underlying bloating, constipation, diarrhoea etc before we do a gentle liver cleanse, specifically created for women in peri/menopause to balance your hormones and support your metabolism.
Across the program we work on the mindset and lifestyle pieces you need to change the way your body responds to stress AND move you out of that all or nothing diet mentality.
GREAT question! The feedback I’ve received from the women in the program is they want small bite size chunks of info that can easily be implemented into daily life. Small changes, done consistently over time add up to pretty big results!
Here’s the thing…personally I have 3 very active kids and run a full time (some days a double time) business, so I 100% get that none of us have a load of free time.
One of our ladies is a single Mum of 4, works full time AND is doing her Masters degree. And killing it just by making small changes at a time.
This can happen pretty fast! By making sure you are eating the right balance of food and taking supplements if you need to, you’ll lose that afternoon slump, your mood will calm and you’ll sleep more soundly to wake up refreshed. We are all very individual, so some notice this instantly and for others it takes a few weeks, but I guarantee it will happen!
Yes, you do. While I won’t be telling you how many burpees you need to do, it’s important for your overall physical and mental health to find some form of movement that works for you. This could be Cross Fit, Yoga, a walk with the dog or anything in between.
That being said, if you are feeling exhausted and depleted afterwards, then maybe that isn’t the right exercise for you right now.
Supplements may be prescribed to you following your initial appointment and a review of your blood tests. All recommended supplements are practitioner only products, and usually a therapeutic dose is recommended to give you the best results. Supplements are entirely optional.
Never! Life is too short to be on a diet. Food is an important part of connecting us with people. Whenever we get together with friends and family, food is an integral part of this.
Enjoy the occasion. One meal is not going to “ruin” anything. One holiday is not “bad”. Relax, enjoy the occasion for what it is and Let It Go!
This is definitely not a diet or a quick fix. We’re creating a healthy body that functions the way it should do – and a healthier body naturally becomes a healthier weight!
We measure the improvements in your energy, motivation, sleep, moods, digestion, confidence and yes, definitely in your clothes!
You will be buying more fresh, whole foods and less packaged food which may seem expensive at first. If you think about the long term cost of trips to the doctor, medications, dentist visits and so on, think of filling your trolley full of nutritious whole foods as an insurance policy for your future health.
Yes, you can. I love my coffee too, so I’m not going to make you give it up. Coffee has been shown to have many health benefits, but we’ll look at whether that “pick up” is doing you any favours or playing havoc on your nervous system.
Heads up – there is no magic food or pill that you can take.
We are really focusing on getting you out of the dieting mentality and enjoying food that makes you feel good about yourself. Not foods that leave you feeling hungry, bloated and sluggish.
I should put this at the top as it’s the most FAQ!
No, I won’t make you stop drinking entirely, (maybe for a week or two) but we are going to check in with your drinking habits. Are you drinking every day? Are you drinking for stress relief? Or to block out work/life/home? Can you go a few days without a drink? We’ll take a dive into your drinking habits and how alcohol can become problematic for your health.
It’s an intimate program where we work closely with you across the 12 weeks. We are there every step of the way to inspire and motivate you, hold your hand, check in and hold you accountable and yes – we will give you a loving kick up the bum if we think you need it!
We have 3 1:1 appointments together to address your specific challenges, you have ongoing access to our Success Coach via FB Messenger or email and a VIP FB support group just for ladies going through the program.
There are live weekly clinic sessions where no subject goes untouched and no question is ever too silly
We believe that the personal support and accountability is what makes the difference with our outstanding track record and client results.
Yes! The program is personalised for you with monthly 1:1 appointments. We go through your current health challenges, relevant health history, your goals and what you’d like to get out of the program.
From here we put a plan together and prescribe therapeutic dose supplements (practitioner only brand) designed to help support your body and get your results faster.
We personally review or recommend recent blood and other test results. Check ins and access to my team and I is ongoing throughout the program so you have the support and accountability the whole way through.
Yes there are payment plan options!
There is also a saving option if you’d like to pay upfront.
There are a million ways I could answer this, but yes – it is an investment. Consider it as an investment in YOU and your future well being. You could google and get tonnes of free info but really, is that going to be enough to make the transformation you really want? Think about how you want to feel in 3 months time. Do you really want to be feeling just as frustrated a year from now? The choice is yours and to make it easier, I have set up two options for you – pay upfront and save OR there is a monthly payment plan.
Not on my watch!!
I don’t use meal plans for a few very good reasons. Everyone has different food preferences, family circumstances, access to foods and lifestyles. AND I want to get you out of that prescriptive diet mentality.
I understand that you want some structure though, so I give you a plate planner to make sure we are getting the right balance of nutrients and plenty of meal ideas and family-friendly recipes to get you started.
Weight Loss Wisdom - Frequently Asked Questions
hCG is a naturally occurring hormone in the body. The drops we use are a homeopathic proprietary blend that mimic the effect of hCG, so you are not actually ingesting any hormones. The drops are not known to interfere with any medications or health conditions, so yes they are safe to take.
Sometimes the first few days can be challenging as your body (and mind) adjust to fewer calories, but once the drops start mobilising your fat stores you’ll have instant natural appetite control, as you are using your body fat as fuel and nourishment. Phase 1 and loading correctly can also help minimise hunger in the first few days.
Weight loss will vary from person to person, but most lose an average of 200 to 400 grams per day. While we encourage you to monitor this daily, fluctuations are normal and we need to consider the overall weight loss.
On average women can expect to lose 5-8kg in 21 days, and between 10-15kg in 40 days.
I’ll be as honest as I can. This is not an easy protocol (nor is it difficult once you’re in the swing of it) but it takes time to read and understand the process, organisation and discipline. This protocol is for those who’ve already done the hard yards for themselves, for those who’ve changed their diet, from processed foods, additives, flavourings and packaged foods and have at least five kilos or more to lose. If you want to take your health to the next level, and are committed to following the process, then this is for you.
A low calorie diet on it’s own will certainly help you lose weight in the short term, but the drops help to curb your appetite, support your energy levels and mobilise stubborn fat stores, so you are losing fat tissue, not lean muscle mass.
It all depends on how much weight you’d like to lose. On average women can expect to lose 5-8kg in 21 days, and between 10-15kg in 40 days. If you have more weight to lose, you come into the maintenance phase for a minimum of 21 days, then repeat the cycle as many times as you need to. You’re on the program for anywhere between 6-12 weeks (or longer if you have more weight to lose).
Our coaches can advise you for your specific needs.
The short answer is no, especially during Phase 2 when your body is working its hardest to flush toxins and burn fat stores. 1-2 glasses, 1-2 times a week may be reintroduced later in Phase 4.
2 cups of black coffee and tea per day is fine. You can enjoy unlimited green tea, herbal teas, mineral water and water.
Phase 2 and 3 are completely gluten and dairy free. During Phase 1 and 4, you are able to choose a wider range of foods, but you can continue with gluten and dairy free whole foods.
Food addiction is very real, but proper loading in Phase 1 and a few days of the drops will stabilise your appetite and curb the desire for gluten, sugar and alcohol. Once these substances are flushed from the system, you won’t even miss them.
A natural herbal sweetener, such as stevia is recommended. No chemical sweeteners.
You can start anytime, but choose a time when you are least likely to be derailed by social events or engagements where you may be tempted to indulge.
For menstruating women, it’s best to start the day your period ends.
During Phase 1 (2 days), your goal is to eat as many healthy fats as possible. This will load your system with the energy and nutrients to get you through the first few days of Phase 2, which is the strict calorie controlled phase. You should aim for around 250 grams of fat each day, remembering to focus on fat, not sugar or starch.
You can eat salmon, nuts, seeds, nut butters, avocado, marbled meats, mayonnaise, eggs bene, dark chocolate, cheese, cream etc
Phase 2 is the strictest part of the program and lasts between 14-40 days, depending on how much weight you have to lose. In Phase 2 you can have 2-3 pieces of fruit and 2 meals of protein + veggies, plus unlimited salads, herbs and broths. Meal ideas and recipes are provided.
Straying from the strict program guidelines can certainly set you back, but don’t stress. Jump right back on that saddle ASAP and you should start to see your weight dropping again after a few days.
It’s recommended not to do strenuous exercise during Phase 2 & 3, as you are eating a fairly low calorie diet and using your body fat as fuel. To have a rigorous exercise program at this point means you run the risk of feeling hungry, and also you’re just not feeding your body correctly for your workouts. Remember this is just 21-40 days. You can resume your regular exercise in Phase 4.
When you sign up for Weight Loss Wisdom, you will have access to our private Facebook group, which is exclusively for ladies going through the program and our coaches are in the group daily to answer your questions. We are also available on email.
It’s also great to sign up with a friend so you support each other for extra motivation and emotional support.
As your body produces its own hCG during menstruation, you can stop taking the drops until your period ends. Simply continue on with the eating plan and recommence the drops once your period ends (or after the heaviest three days). Add the drop free days to the end of your overall days in phase 2.
Some women experience changes, even normalisation, to their menstrual cycle while on the program. After completing the program, long term benefits can be maintained with adherence to your lifetime strategies.
No, the drops and the low calorie protocol are unsuitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
There are no known contraindications with commonly prescribed medications.
You should never stop your medications, unless advised by your prescribing health care practitioner.
The drops do not interact with any type of birth control pills or other hormonal birth control.
The program can be done, usually with a marked improvement in blood glucose levels. However, it is recommended that you monitor your blood glucose levels very carefully. We also recommend an additional protein serve in the mornings, which may slow your results slightly, but ensures stability in your blood glucose levels. Our team is available to advise you in more detail.
We do have vegetarian options but please be aware that your choices of food will be limited.
Yes, as the drops are a homeopathic blend and not an actual hormone, it is 100% safe to do alongside HRT.
The program is designed to shift fat from fat cells for a rapid weight loss. If you have 5kg or less to lose, then the program isn’t recommended. If you would like hormonal support, then the Well Balanced Woman would be a more suitable option.
The homeopathic drops contain alcohol as a preservative and do not enter the bloodstream. However, they will register a positive reading, if taken within five minutes of a breath analyser test. This is due to alcohol residue in the mouth. A negative alcohol rating will be reached within 15 minutes of taking the drops.
Yes, you can.
There are no known contraindications with commonly prescribed medications, including Tamoxifen. The drops we use are a homeopathic blend and contain NO hormones, so have no known effect on medications such as Tamoxifen.
The drops do not interfere with our medication, and commonly clients find their cholesterol levels improve according to the standard ranges, as their weight reduces and their health improves.
Many of our clients experienced improved blood pressure readings during the program, as their weight reduces and their health improves.
Yes, continue to take your medications as prescribed to you by your doctor.
No medications should be stopped without medical advice. Thyroid medication should be taken first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach and is best to wait at least one hour before using your drops.
We have included specifically chosen therapeutic dose supplements as part of the program. This includes detox support, digestive support and a high strength multi vitamin and mineral support. These supplements will be posted to you after you join the program.
Low quality vitamins may interfere with the rate of weight loss, especially synthetic nutrients or if they contain hidden oils or sugars.
You can still maintain your daily routine as long as you use products that are completely oil free. The only exception is 100% jojoba. Jojoba is a wax, so it is not absorbed into your bloodstream, and won’t interfere with your weight loss goals.
If you’d like more information please drop us an email, no question is too small.Losing weight is hard.
We help make it easier.
Hormone Reset - Frequently Asked Questions
This is not Masterchef and there are no complicated recipes. The idea is to make your life easier. We’ll be covering some basic cooking techniques and showing you how to put tasty meals together from scratch, really in no more time than a packaged version.
As you get yourself set up with the pantry basics, you may need to do an initial bigger shop, but as you become more comfortable with the meals you are preparing and are stocked up on your pantry basics, you’ll actually spend less money and have less waste. Your family’s lifestyle and personal preferences will also determine your overall spend. Think of the money you will save in take away alone!
You will be buying more fresh, whole food and less packaged food which may seem expensive at first. If you think about the cost of a trip to the doctor, medications, dentist visits and so on, imagine filling your trolley full of nutritious whole foods as an insurance policy for your future health.
While this isn’t necessarily a weight loss program by replacing processed foods with fresh nutritious meals, there is a good chance that you may lose weight. What you will notice though, is you will have more energy, feel less bloated and will sleep better.
Your energy levels will increase as you will be nourishing your body with the right balance of nutrients that it needs at each meal. This will overcome that mid afternoon energy slump that sees you reaching for the biscuit tin.
Yes, you do. But that’s not what this program is about, so you’re off the hook. For now.
It’s not the end of treat food, but we will be looking at where they fit into a healthy food plan. Years ago, “treat” and “party” foods were just that. The problem is they seemed to have crept into our daily diets and we really don’t need them. They are OK to keep as just treats – occasionally. Don’t buy them and you won’t be tempted.
Yes, you can. Coffee has been shown to have many health benefits, although there is always a way to make things healthier. If you are savouring your one or two coffees a day, go ahead and enjoy! If you are having more than a couple of milk based coffees, then it might be time for a rethink. Coffee itself isn’t so much the issue (unless you are caffeine sensitive and it is affecting your health and sleep) but rather the milk and sweeteners, which can spike your blood sugars and fill you up, taking space of more nutritious foods.
Try a long black with hot milk on the side, or a piccolo latte. Here you will get your caffeine fix, with a smaller amount of milk.
Never! Although it’s always a good idea to check in with your drinking habits. Are you drinking every day? Are you drinking for stress relief? Or to block out work/life/home? Can you go a few days without a drink? Be aware of your drinking habits and when alcohol can become problematic for your health.