The Simple Shift plan features a moderate calorie deficit and keeps things super clean, progressively eliminating grains, legumes, and some of the more decadent carbs, so that by Week Three, you’re working hard on a protein-leaning, minimalist diet designed to keep you fueled and fit. Most of us tend to “live to eat.” With the Simple Shift, you “eat to live.”
Don’t worry. It’s not all that bad. You’ll still get everything required to fuel your workouts and build muscle — including Shakeology to support your nutrition goals and help ward off any hankerings for foods not on the plan. “The idea is to get past junk cravings,” explains Chris, “so you can give the body what it truly needs to perform.”
How The Shift Shop Nutrition Plan Works
The Simple Shift Plan is straightforward and simple to figure out: You take a quick quiz to find your calorie level, then find the corresponding plan that tells you how much to eat from a series of color-coded food lists.
While the Simple Shift isn’t technically a Portion Fix program, it can work with the Beachbody Portion Control Container System if you already have them. If you don’t, we strongly recommend getting them — they’ll make this easy-to-understand plan even easier. (Message me so that you get the best value and me as your coach before purchasing anything, I will help match you up with the best value!)
WEEK 1: The first week features a fairly standard balance of macronutrients with a moderate amount of starches and legumes (beans and peas).
WEEK 2: The second week cuts back the starches and increases the protein.
WEEK 3: Now it’s time to get serious.You’re eating starch- and legume-free so that all your carbs come from veggies and fruit. Comfort foods are gone.
Week one Sample Meal Plan
The food is really good and you get a lot to eat! It takes a little planning and of course when you are trying to stay on track to eat better there is always some prepping ahead that you may need to do so that your meals are ready.
I was completely satisfied in Week One!
It’s NOT a Low-Carb Diet
Keep in mind that The SHIFT SHOP nutrition plan is not a low-carb diet. At the start of the program, carbohydrates make up 40 percent of your daily diet, dipping down to 30 percent by Week Three.
It’s also not a ketosis diet, where carbs dip down to 10 percent of your diet. Ketosis diets also feature reduced protein, so as to force your body to utilize fat stores. Given protein is important in helping with muscle growth and recovery, the SHIFT SHOP doesn’t take that route.
If you had to align the Simple Shift with any diet trend, it’s not far off from Paleo eating, thanks to the progressive elimination of grains and legumes. The exception to is the inclusion of diary, but thanks to the extensive list of choices in the protein food list, those foods can easily be left out.
Of course, the nutrition in Simple Shift is rock solid, created to give you results while maximizing performance, but what it’s really about is motivation. It’s a hard plan — Chris sees it as a journey — intended to inspire you to push yourself further. So are you ready to make a shift?
Chris thinks you are.
Do you need a shift? Have you gone off track? Do you need something that will really push you to start losing weight & feeling great?
You need a shift!!
Join me in my next accountability & support group! One on one coaching support, step by step help to follow the Shift Shop Program!
Starting in August! Fill out the application to claim your spot & learn more about my groups Here. I will then be in touch to discuss getting started!