On and Off the Wagon

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If you’re still with us after several weeks into the program, you are well on your way to successfully transforming your life. Your success with your eating program is most likely inspiring those around you or has at the very least resulted in questions about why you’re doing this, how it works, and what results you’re seeing.

We also hope that you’ve been engaging with others in our Facebook group. We love hearing success stories and any victories, large or small, that you’ve seen as part of your commitment to eating clean and living lean.

We truly hope that you’re enjoying your food as well. Eating clean isn’t supposed to be a challenge; there is a level of commitment involved, of course, but we strive to make our food flavorful and enjoyable in addition to healthy. Let’s face it–there’s enough so-called “health” food that you want to spit out after the first bite or two! If you have any feedback for us, we would love to hear from you!

If you’re reading this email and are no longer using your meals for any reason, please reach out to us! If you have trouble using your food over the course of the week, see the Instructions section of our website to gain an understanding of how we intend the food to be used.

We encourage you to reach out to us, either by making a call to one of our nutrition coaches to discuss any roadblocks you’ve encountered, or by stopping to our new location at 1900 Clinton Ave in Brighton, NY. We are happy to have a conversation with you around your goals to see how we can help get you re-energized and re-aligned with your program.

We are also open to any feedback you have around the product, customer service experience, or any other questions or concerns you might have. We greatly value your feedback as it helps us expand our product offering and provide the best options and service to our customers.


Judging Success

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A lot of people talk about the positive effects and benefits that a structured, nutrient-dense eating plan provides. They might talk about how they have more energy, more clarity, or just a general sense of well-being after sticking with their plan. Most people, however, focus on weight loss and changes they are seeing in their body and appearance.

While weight loss can be an indicator that you are experiencing success with your plan, it isn’t the “be-all and end-all”; that is, it shouldn’t be the only measure of success. People have different reasons for choosing our plans. Customers range from a variety of athletes and fitness professionals from busy professionals with families. Some people need an eating plan that provides maximum nutrition for high-intensity team sports or training programs, while others need a plan that will help them lose a few pounds while improving their overall physique.

The point here is that our plans are not a “one-size-fits-all” solution. In the end, different people have different results. We have designed our meal plans to provide delicious, nutrient-rich foods to everyone, regardless of their background. We encourage you to take some time to think about your relationship food and how it ties into your overall life and personal goals. At the end of the day, weight loss itself isn’t as important as providing high-quality, healthy food for our clients. With the proper nutritional plan and training or exercise program, you will see results. Just don’t use your weight as the only area of focus.


A Whole New Lifestyle

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After you’ve made it a few weeks into your new lifestyle, you’re likely starting to feel better, foods taste better, clothes fit differently, and your performance is improving as a result. You’re at the point where you’ve past the starting gate and are making a true lifestyle change. You should consider this a great accomplishment; you’re laying the foundation for a positive change in your appearance, your energy level, and your overall mental state. The benefits to your long-term health are becoming realized. And whether you know it or not, you’re acting as a role model for your children and your peers by making good nutritional decisions.

This is, in a nutshell, why Project Lean Nation exists. We’re not here just to sell you nutritious, convenient meals. Our mission is to create a positive, long-term lifestyle change. We’re here to create a community of like-minded people from a variety of backgrounds who use our meals as fuel for their lives in the gym, in the office, at home, and everywhere they go. You are a part of this community, and you’re helping send the message that busy, active people can eat well while saving time and effort. Congratulations for a great three weeks, and as always, THANK YOU for being a part of our community. We couldn’t do this without you.

We just wanted to remind you to join our Facebook group if you haven’t already. Our page allows you to connect with others, share victories like new PRs at the gym, stories of weight loss and physical change, or your thoughts on our meal plans, in general. It’s also a great place to see the latest and greatest of what Project LeanNation has to offer. To join our growing community, click here


Don’t Stop Climbing

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You’ve learned how to maximize your program and how to approach the weekend in order to set yourself up for long-term success. Now, as you continue forward with your lifestyle change, remind yourself why you chose to begin this ascent towards a healthier you. Remember why you decided to put this effort into your nutritional planning. Was it to make all that time in gym count? Was it to feel better and look better at the same time? Was it to lose weight and feel leaner? Was it to save time while still being able to eat healthy, nutrient-rich meals?

Don’t lose sight of your goals. You’re making great progress, and the convenience and time savings of not having to prepare and plan your own meals is likely obvious to you by now. The time you previously spent making food can be put to good use. There are now other options available to you: spend more time with family, make more time to go to the gym, relax, catch up with friends. Keep it up. We’re here and ready for any questions you may have. You are the reason we’re here, and we greatly appreciate your support!

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Now that you’re on the second week of your meal plan, it’s a great time to join the Project LeanNation Facebook Group! Click the image above take a quick peek at our online community. There you will be able to connect with others who have chosen to reach their full potential through proper eating, nutrition and lifestyle. You can share your victories and thoughts and see what’s new for Project LeanNation as we continue to grow and increase our product offerings with your gracious support. 


Lets Get Social

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As you approach the weekend, make sure you’re keeping the momentum you’ve gained over the course of the first week of your plan. You have 6 days worth of delicious, healthy food to use–but what do you do on the 7th day?

Most people associate the weekend with social activity and winding down from a busy week of work and other commitments. At the center of that social activity is often food of different varieties, including meals at restaurants. 

Many people also think of the weekend as a time to take a break from their normal nutritional plan and go into “cheat” mode. We encourage you not to think of your meals outside of the plan as “cheat” meals. When you think of a meal–or even a day–as “cheating”, it is far too easy to derail the progress you’ve made over the course of the rest of the week, and also harder to bounce back afterwards. 

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat other meals that you enjoy eating; it just means it’s best to consider your overall, long-term health and fitness goals when doing so. When considering your social meals, look for foods that are similar in portion size and protein to what you’re eating on your plan. Try to mirror the combination of ingredients (lean protein, vegetables, complex carbohydrates) you eat during the week.

Think of approaching your social meals with moderation. Remember that while discipline doesn’t mean avoiding the occasional pizza slice or scoop of ice cream, it does mean that you shouldn’t be going off the rails and eating with reckless abandon. You shouldn’t be “working for the weekend” with your nutritional plan! We’re sure you’ll enjoy everything you find in your box each week enough to not have to use the word “cheat” when the weekend comes.


The Road to Success

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Hello Again. By now you have begun hitting your stride with your meal plan and have learned more about the best practices for using the meals you are receiving. With the knowledge you’ve acquired and the ability to put it to good use, you are well on your way to adopting a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition.

During your second week, look for a follow-up call from a Project LeanNation Nutrition Coach. Your coach will be contacting you to make sure you have everything you need and that your plan exceeds your expectations. When you talk with your coach, please don’t hesitate to offer your feedback. We take your ideas seriously and strive to incorporate them into our products so that we can better serve our community and their needs.

Remember: Our Nutrition Coaches are Here to Guide You. Your coach will also review best practices, provide additional tips for adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyle, answer any outstanding issues you might have or simply help navigate you towards success as you begin your plan. We encourage you to reach out at any time and we will happily provide guidance to assist you in your nutrition journey. Get ready to see the difference healthy, structured eating can provide. Remember: Eat Clean. Live Lean.  


Divide and Conquer

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When seeking to overcome a large obstacle or opponent, we naturally seek to dismantle the problem into smaller pieces in order to more effectively control the situation at hand. Though the famous saying ‘Divide and Conquer’ was spoken into existence some 2,400 years ago, the human body continues to operate best when applying structure to overcome even our most difficult of adversaries. This same premise appeals to nearly all levels of your nutrition journey.

Upon opening your first box, you should have noticed a New Client Handbook atop the stacks of our delicious meals. That booklet outlines our recommended strategy and eating schedule for getting the most out of your plan on a daily basis. Click the image on the right for an electronic copy. Much like the mind, your body’s digestive system greatly benefits from smaller, spaced-out, effective portions. This is the basis for all of our structured meal plans and is the key to success for utilizing food to fuel your nutrition success.

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Whether you are on our Athlete, Lifestyle or Real.Deal.Organic. plan, we feel the best way to ‘organize your attack’ is to divide your meals into 6 piles (1 for each day you have been provided meals) and file half of those stacks in the freezer and the other half in the refrigerator for thawing. When tomorrow morning comes, simply pull your food from the fridge to take with you and pull another stack from the freezer so it can begin to thaw.

As a reminder, you aren’t confined to the microwave with our products. If you have a little extra time on your hands, try heating our meals in the oven. Our containers are heat rated to 250°F, meaning 20-25 minutes at 240°F should give your meals that homemade, ‘fresh out of the oven’ taste.