I’m back to bloggin + Metabolic Diet Deets!



Hey Babes!

I’mmmmmm backkkkkkk to bloggin! I know it’s been about 8 months since I’ve blogged. 2016 is flying by. Moving, getting a new job, and adjusting to my new LA lifestyle took it out of me! BUT I’m so happy you’re still here reading this, it means the world to me. I will be making an effort to blog more so leave suggestions below on what you want me to blog about!

Sooooo now to the real reason you’re all here, Deets on the metabolic plan I’ve been testing! Sorry in advance for the length of this post but I wanted to cover it ALL! So here it goes…

About a month ago the team from Dr. Goglia’s new G-Plan contacted me to try Dr. G’s new metabolic online program. He is a very well known nutritionist (he created the meal plan for Khloe Kardashian — and tons of other celebs — and let’s be honest, she looks pretty darn amazing – so that helped get my attention) and is ready to share his amazing plan with the world, so he and his team created the G-Plan, an online customizable metabolic meal plan.

Back to a month ago — I wasn’t tracking my food in any way, just eating healthy, balanced meals and working out. but I was noticing that I wasn’t really making any leaps and bounds in my weight, and I was starting to actually gain a little bit back. Hate when that starts happening.

It was the beginning of summer and I wasn’t feeling my best in my bikini. Plus, who doesn’t want to loose a few pounds during summer?! Anyways, I decided after looking at the program and the components I would give it a try and see what happened. I love testing new meal plans (for those that don’t know, I’ve tried so many “diets” or meal plans, Atkins, Weight Watchers, macro counting, calorie counting, clean food only, carb cycling, no carbs after dark, etc) — it’s “weight-loss blogger” exciting because while it might be challenging it shakes things up a bit and makes me excited to try new healthy food combos and I love testing things out for all of you before I recommend them!

First things first. when you visit Dr. G’s website you are directed to take a 12 question quiz, which you can take for FREE, that tells you if you are carb efficient, protein & fat efficient or a combo of both. I took the quiz and found out I was protein & fat efficient, which basically means my body processes protein and fat more efficiently than it does carbs. Which I already sort of knew from previous experiences with the Atkins diet and when the new Weight Watchers plan launched, making fruit zero points. My body goes into weight-loss mode with fewer carbs, but life is not as fun with fewer carbs––so I was a little hesitant to see what the plan would look like once I was done with the quiz.

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To see more, you have to buy the plan (there are a ton of different options plan wise) to my surprise, breakfast had a BAGEL included in it. I was like wait, what, excuse me… you want me to eat what at breakfast?! haha We are all told over and over again that bagels, bread, and all carbs in general are the devil when it comes to losing weight. well Dr. G. thinks a little differently, and I was pleasantly surprised.

Each week you get a customized plan according to your weight loss goals. The online platform allows you to swap out food easily and gives you portion sizes and a calorie breakdown for each meal (more on their website below). The plan is broken up into 6-7 small meals, eating every 2-3 hours, which is amazing for your metabolism. The only food group Dr. G. tells you to avoid completely is DAIRY (cheese and I have broken up for awhile). I love dairy, cheese, butter, chocolate, ice cream, etc but it was actually WAY easier than I thought to give it up for a few weeks, with all the fruit you get on this plan you will NOT be craving any chocolate, I can promise you that!

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Every week you do a 4 question “check-in” and get a brand new customized plan to follow. So each week the food suggestions change and depending on how much weight you lose in a week it will change up your portions or when you eat certain foods.

Week One was an adjustment but completely doable. I convinced my family to join in me in this journey and having them do it too has made it a lot easier. I always suggest doing meal plans with a buddy. I found as I started logging my foods and looking at the plan in more detail though that their website needs some work. I also thought some of the portions sizes were way too much. he does say that you can eat what you can until you get full, but who needs 3 slices of bread for breakfast, that seemed like too much for me. I made some edits along the way with serving sizes and ate what I needed to feel full, but not stuffed.

Guys, I’m NEVER hungry on this plan. not even once. I never craved anything either and that in itself is seriously shocking. I loved getting to eat so many servings of fruit, something I used to avoid doing because I was so afraid of the carbs (sugars) in fruit.

Week Two was very similar to week one as far as the meals were concerned, the major difference was taking “breads” (anything with yeast) out of the diet and replacing them with complex carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes, tortillas and quinoa. Again not too difficult and I never found myself hungry at all.

Cheat Meals. Dr. Goglia encourages a cheat meal once a week. The first week the cheat meal didn’t affect the scale or my results but during week two I went more all out and the scale the next morning was horrifying. In my personal opinion, and what I will be doing from now on, is having a healthy treat/cheat instead of going all out, unless i’m seriously craving something. I definitely regretted my decision to have a cheat meal because it slowed down my progress and to me wasn’t worth the meal. You live and you learn though, am I right?

My Results. I lost about two pounds a week, which is a healthy weight-loss per week. However, I gained about 3 of those pounds back during my cheat meal and then lost them again and am back down the 4 pounds (after 2 days of being back on plan). Over all, I was pleased to see the scale moving in the down direction instead of up and the best part is I feel pretty lean.

Over all this plan is full of healthy, clean, unprocessed foods which I truly believe is the best way to eat. I’m not 100% sure it’s worth paying for unless you really have no idea where to begin with portions and what healthy food to eat. They are also a really new program so there are some kinks and things they need to work through on their website but other than that it makes things super simple and breaks each meal down in a way that makes it easy to remember what you need to eat.

Here are a few meals and grocery hauls from the last two weeks. everything I ate was really delish and I even was able to stay on plan (other than higher levels of sodium) while eating at Chipotle and Shophouse!

Breakfast:

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Snacks:

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Lunch:

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Dinners:

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Grocery Hauls:

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Whew, that was a lot, if you made it all the way down here to the bottom, CONGRATS! let me know if you plan on starting this meal plan or how you are eating/plan you are following at the moment in the comments below. To sign up for the program click here.

xx
fittybritttty

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44 comments

  1. Hi. I just signed up for this meal plan and this was the only site I found that reviewed it. It does seem very reasonable, but I am a bit skeptical since the calorie count seems high with some of the swaps. I was also surprised that it wasn’t advertised or more popular since he a hollywood nutritionist. I guess because it’s not gimmicky…

    Did you or your family continue it after 2 weeks? I was going to try this or weight watchers online.

    1. Hi Kim! That’s awesome, I think you will really like the meal plan and yes, I also was surprised it wasn’t as advertised but it’s a very reasonable plan and will teach you a lot about healthy meals and how to eat small meals throughout the day and you will never feel hungry!! We did continue, we did this plan for about 3 months or so (not always following it 100% but at least 80% of the time we were haha) Weight watchers is also amazing and that’s how I lost my weight originally! Both options are great! Check back in if you end up trying Dr. G’s plan and let me know how you like it!!

  2. Hi Monica,

    I’m considering doing this G-plan but not seeing much feedback from non celebs which would be more encouraging. Are there forums on Dr. G’s plan? And what if you need to change your metabolic plan is yhat option available?

    Thanks,
    Lucy

  3. I just found G-Plans through an ad on Facebook and I’m thinking about giving it a try. Like Lucy stated, I haven’t found much on it as far as outside reviews. I was working with a nutritionist for 8 weeks and she talked about similar principles and eating every 2-3 hours. However, they cost for her is at best $115 per month and $40 a month to give it a try is much more reasonable. I have been working out consistently for the past 14 months and my weight has gone up and down. I do believe it is 80% what we put in our mouth. So I’ll give G-Plan a try, at least for 30 days, what do I have to lose, except weight :-). Perhaps some people that are trying it should start a FB Group for Support? Britney, you look amazing and you are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story!

    1. Hi Stefanie! So true, losing weight really is about the food and being able to stay consistent in what you’re eating and when you’re eating. Dr. G’s plan is great to get you into the groove and after a few months, you may find yourself comfortable enough to not need the online services and be able to follow it intuitively on your own! I can definitely reach out to my friends over on Dr. G’s team and suggest they start a facebook support group (such a great idea!). Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and to follow my journey! Make sure to check back in and let me know what you think of the program!

      xx
      Britney

    2. Hi I’m thinking of starting the plan and would love to be a part of a FB group if you start one or know of one!

  4. Thanks for this review! I couldn’t find any others online. I just signed up and hoping for good results:-)

  5. I am just starting on my third week, and so far I really like this plan. I mainly did it to feel better, with weight loss as an added bonus. Two weeks down and I have had a lot less gut discomfort, more energy, and I’ve lost about 5 lbs and a few inches around my belly.

    I will say I haven’t followed this plan 100%, more like 80-85% and I did do a cheat DAY rather than a cheat meal…and I def felt it the next day. I would recommend just sticking to a meal and not going for an all out day – it wasn’t worth it. Stick to the meals and portions best you can and eat till you are full, not stuffed. Also, take note of how you feel after each meal and use that to fine tune the diet to YOU, because everyone’s body is different. I’ve eliminated dairy and bread (anything with yeast).

    I’ve done some research on fat/protein metabolic types (which I am) and I’ve read that we SHOULD be eating full fat dairy products, ie milk and cheese, but I haven’t been as thats one thing Dr. G said to eliminate. I would be curios to know what someone else’s experience with this food group is. Saying goodbye to cheese forever would be heartbreaking!

    1. Hi Whitney! So happy to hear you’re enjoying the plan! I agree with what you said about the full-fat dairy products if you’re fat/protein efficient – but I believe the reason Dr. G has you cut those items out at first is to see if it’s a trigger for bloating/stomach issues. If you put dairy back into your diet eventually you will be able to tell if it was causing you problems or not! I also couldn’t live a life forever without cheese! haha

    2. Dairy is no good for me. For years I had problems with my cycle to where it would come twice a month and last 10-14 days. I was literally always on my period! One day I cut out dairy just on a hunch and now my periods come like clockwork and last about 3.5 days.

  6. Hi saw this ad on fbk and debating between gplans & Jenny Craig. J Craig is expensive for the food & wondering if you have tried that? Are both about eating many meals & portions?

    1. Hi! I’ve never tried Jenny Craig so I can’t tell you what I think of that program but I would pick the plan that you think you can follow for life! If you look at this new journey as a lifestyle change I would go with the GPlan because it will really teach you about portion control and to eat nutrient dense food that will satisfy you, help curve cravings, and slim down!

  7. Again I stumbled on your review from a face book add. Thank you for sharing, from teh feedback on this page I think I am happy with what I am doing, sounds similar anyway. I am now going to follow you Brittany thanks to finding you from this post:-)

  8. Hey Britney,

    Thanks for your review it’s super helpful. I am also thinking about trying the plan at least for 30 days. Wondering if you have any advice or suggestions in terms of the questions that determine your metabolic type. I don’t really know if I fall into square shape, or long and lean. When I contacted them they just said “if you’re tall go long and lean and if you’re not go square” ….. but that’s a bit vague. I’m 5’6″ and I have no idea if that’s considered tall or not … And the differing answers changes the plan type (from carb metab to dual) . Any advice or experience with this side of things ?

    1. Hey Pooja,

      Of course, so happy you found it helpful! I just did a quick google search and it said that the average woman is 5’5 and the average tall woman is 5’9 or taller. So I would select the square shape for you. I also had a hard time deciding when I was answering the questions but did it a few different ways and mine always went back to the same plan type. You could always do 30 days following one plan and if you don’t see the result you thought you might try the other plan to see if it works better with your body! Hope this helps! Come back and let us know what happened at the end of your 30 days!

      xx
      Britney

  9. Hi Brittney,

    The site advertise a phone app to help track your progress. Did you use this and where did you find it?

    1. Hi Renee,

      I don’t think they had a phone app when I did the program or if they did, I don’t remember using it! I actually ended up printing out the food lists and swaps and used my laptop to journal/track! I would email their customer support team and ask them where to download it because I just searched the app store and couldn’t find it!

  10. Hi. Thanks so much or blogging this. It was very helpful. I’m from Canada and I find that not all ingredients are easy to find. How was your grocery experience? Were you able to find most of the items say in Walmart or in one place at least? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hey there! So glad you found the post helpful. I live in Southern California and was able to find basically every ingredient I could imagine at Trader Joes or my local Ralphs or Farmers Market. I would suggest eating what is in season where you live and on the program!

  11. Any vegans try this? His profile of me worried me as he suggested a vegan diet was deficient which I know from my extensive research is not true so I don’t know if he can really cater for this group. At the same time I have a lot if weight to lose.

  12. i am considering this G plan too. However, from a cancer management angle, not weight loss. i am currently vegan, only because other research suggests to avoid animal protein. G plan suggests that i can eat 50% vegan protein but i cant see how. Do you have expereince of either vegan G plan or Gplan for cancer. (Dr Goglia says he is a 3 times cancer survivor). Thanks.

    1. Unfortunately, I don’t have experience with doing this program vegan or for G-plan for cancer. I would try reaching out to their customer service team and see what they recommend!

  13. Hi there, I came across the Green plan just tonight, it didn’t cover whether anyone had an underlying gastrointestinal problem which unfortunately I do..UC..ulcerative colitis..normally fit and healthy, I’m struggling to lose half a stone which would take me back to my perfect weight..do you think it’should worth me joining the planext? Great blog btw.😊

    1. Hey Jessica! Thanks for stopping by! Unfortunately, I haven’t experienced any medically diagnoised GI problems so I can’t speak to what will happen if you do this program. But it might be worth trying to cut out dairy from your diet. That is one main thing that Dr. G stresses. He also stresses reducing simple carbohydrates and upping your healthy fats. So if you already eat pretty healthy and workout you might not need to join the program but instead try those small adjustments to your diet and see what happens. If you feel like you need the structure of the program then join! Feel free to email their custom service team (they are awesome) and they might be able to speak on the GI problems and if people have seen a difference or not.

  14. I just saw this advertised on Facebook and I’m curious to try it however I’m a single mom on a pretty tight budget. After the trial how much does the plan cost? I can’t seem to find anywhere that says it.

  15. Hi , I’m looking at trying this out as I have been doing WW and have reached a stale mate and haven’t been able to lose any weight for ages!!! Just need to lose another 7-9 lbs. how much did you lose and how long did it take you ???

    1. Hi Leona, I think this would be a good transition for you from WW. I lost about .5 – 1 pound a week and did this program for testing purposes for about 3 months. I was already eating pretty “clean” so I didn’t see a major weight loss on this program but I could tell I was leaning out and losing inches, which was awesome! My stomach looked super flat when I was following this program and I also felt really amazing in my body, had a ton of energy and was NEVER hungry! I will say be careful with the “cheat days” and avoid cheating all day (like I did) and just have a treat meal! This program will teach you to incorporate a lot of healthy proteins, fats, and complex carbohydrates and will help keep you full all day with all the small meals!

  16. I also saw the ad on facebook. Let me ask you something. Is the payment of $39. A one-time payment or a monthly recurring payment??

  17. hi , wondering why i did the body shape quiz and was told fat /protein then entered again and put my bloods in and was told the carbohydrate plan, makes me feel skeptical, any ideas why? i am not good with carbs and crave sugar like an addict

    I was surprised also that the only shape he suggests is an option is pear, which is very low on visceral fat, but im definitely an apple, which is the worst for heart disease and visceral fat but it isn’t – mentioned any ideas

    1. Hi Jules, if you didn’t put all the information in the first time for the body shape quiz that is probably why it switched to a different plan. But I would recommend reaching out to the Customer Service team and asking them. Since I just tested the program, and I don’t work for the company, it’s hard for me to answer this question!

  18. Hi this is my first day of the plan and im struggling with the size of portions, im not used to measuring in ‘cups’, i had cearel this morning, i cant have got the cup size right as the portion was HUGE. I keep having to use google for weight conversions. Is there an easy solution?
    Also i cant find a list of the free foods and whether i can use sauses like pesto?

    1. Hi Tracey, I also thought some of the portions were a bit much, but he does mention to eat either the suggested portion size or enough until you feel satisfied, so it’s okay to leave some over if it’s too much. I would contact their customer service team to ask them more specifically how it could be easier for you to do the weight conversions, but I just had a simple scale in my kitchen that I always had out to weigh things! Also, you can find the free foods download here: https://g-plans.com/app/resources then look to the right-hand side there should be a “Downloads” sidebar and it’s the third one down! Goodluck!

  19. I see that once you sign up you receive a cookbook, work out DVD and a book. Are these items mailed to you within the first 30 days?

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