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After week one of LIIFT MORE I’ve decided to bump up a meal plan. Check out what is on this week’s Gut Protocol Meal Plan and learn why you may want to bump up a plan.
Bumping Up a Plan
When I went through 4 Week Gut Protocol the first time(s) I followed Meal Plan A. My normal Portion Fix meal plan is usually Plan B. For a couple of weeks I did a sort of Gut Protocol/Portion Fix hybrid. Then I realized if Gut Protocol worked so well for me, why wouldn’t I use that as my starting point.
For my first week of LIIFT MORE (which I’m loving by the way) I did Gut Protocol Meal Plan A. But with the longer workouts and heavier lifting I decided bumping up a plan would make more sense for what I’m currently doing.
So this week I’ve started with the 4 Week Gut Protocol Meal Plan B template from my resource library. I’m not following Gut Protocol exactly as written but I like it as a starting point. Instead of two yellow A’s and a yellow B, there are some days that all my yellows are A’s. I’m also including some dairy back in my diet here and there.
Here are a few reasons you may want to bump up a plan:
- You’re looking to gain muscle mass
- You’re eating all your containers but still feel hungry (be sure you’re eating from the top 1/3 of the food list which has more nutrient dense foods)
- You don’t have enough energy to make it through your workouts
- You’ve hit a plateau or are not losing weight (yeah eating more really can help you lose weight)
Live Meal Planning Video
Check out this week’s meal plan video.
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Printable Weekly Meal Plan
The weekly meal plan is a word doc so you can download and make changes to suit your needs. Just click on the image below to download, edit and print. Meal Plan Templates can be found for plans A-E in the What’s Working Here Resource Library.