Frequently Asked Questions

What if I'm unsure of something?

If you are unsure of anything at all please contact us via the “ask us a question” button below and we will get back to you with an answer.

How should I feel during the trial?

As you eat more consistantly over the period of the trial you should expect to feel more energised, you may also see a reduction in bloating or a little fat loss.

What are macros?

Macronutrients, or macros for short, are the fuel in your food which your body needs to keep itself going.  When you hear people talking about macros, they are usually just talking about our three sources of energy: fat, protein and carbohydrates.

Unlike calorie controlled diets where the scales are so important, when you work with Traact, we like to focus more on your health and wellbeing, the composition of what you eat and your body shape. You may lose weight using a calorie counting diet, but you wont change body composition ( increase lean muscle, reduce body fat) unless you are actually counting the macro breakdown of your daily calories.  

How important is it that I stick to the plan?

It is really important that you stick to the plan for the duration of the trial. There is no point being really good for 4 days and not so good for 3 days, this will just set you back and undo all of you’re good work. What we want to do is get you into a routing of healthy eating and fuelling your body correctly, being consistant is when you will  see the best results.

What if I miss a meal?

Although we would really like you to stick to the plan for 3 weeks we understand that sometimes things happen that are out of our control, if you do happen to miss a meal for any reason dont worry and just move onto your next one!

Why am I not on the app?

You are part of the initial trial for the workplace, the app is in development and will be ready to go in the next couple of months, the app will replicate what you are doing now but you will have much more variety from your meals. This trial is more to see if we can help boost your work performance rather than hitting weight goals etc, you can do all of that once on the app.

Can i change my mind about my food?

No, please stick to the menu you have been given, If for some reason you cannot then contact us on the link at the bottom of the page

How do I prep?

Batch cooking or freezing: Make multiple meals, then portion and store them. This method is useful for recipes you can easily cook in large batches, such as chilli.

 

Why do I have to eat so frequently?

Eating little and often is key to keeping digestion steady and not under-serving or overloading the digestive system which can lead to dehydration/water retention; thus skewing results on the scale. Frequent meals also help to control hunger which reduces the likelihood of you eating off plan.

can I add herbs and spices?

Herbs and spices are fine. Beware of premixed seasoning packs that contain a lot of salt and sugar.

Is carbonated water ok?

Yes

Where do i get my food vouchers?

A representitive from P&G will give you vouchers for £10 a day use in the canteen at work.

Should my weight change on the trial?

Yes, your weight could change while you’re on the trial, this trial is to boost performance but it will depend on what you were eating like prior to starting as to what effect it has on the scales . Usually the body has to adapt to a new eating regime, you might lose some water weight due to drinking more, your body may need a week or so to adapt to the amount food, it will change from person to person, we are here to help with any worries or issues you face, just contact us and we will explain whats happening and why.

There is nothing on the menus that I like?

Contact us via email and we will help you.

Can I exceed my daily water intake?

Yes, but we suggest that you stick to the amount specified.

What can I eat Pre/Post workout?

Try and have the shake from your snack box post workout, if you still feel lethargic just contact us and we will help you out.

Can I drink energy drinks when I feel tired?

No, we suggest that you have a coffee with Coconut oil or MCT oil in it.

Coffee contains around 100mg of caffine while some energy drinks can contain 4x that amount.

Excess Energy drink consumption has shown dangerous side effects in recent studies.

What about weigh-ins?

Although this particular trial is not about changes in weight we are here to help if your are concerened about anything, just contact us via the “ask us a question” button and we will do our very best to help.

Can I drink alcohol?

As part of this Trial we recommend that you have no alcohol, however if you have to then you should choose some kind of spirit with a slimeline mixer rather than wine or beer.

Can I add seasoning?

Herbs and spices are fine but keeping salt to an absolute minimum is advised. Salt causes water retention and thus effects results on the scale.

Is vinegar ok?

Yes

What if I cannot continue with the trial?

If something comes up and you are unable to continue the trial for whatever reason then please contact us.

Are the weights of the ingredients raw or cooked?

All of the ingredients weights are raw unless stated!