This plan will help users with the goal to lose weight and prevent loss of muscle at the same time. Meals high in protein will help you to keep a good level of feeling of satiety. Protein causes food to be absorbed more slowly, increases saturation, prolongs and slows down blood sugar response.
I cannot see the ‘Protein Weight Loss’ anymore or not at all from the beginning. What can be the reason for that?
The Protein Weight Loss is presented to Premium users that have a goal of losing weight, and have a daily calorie goal above 1200 kcal.
1) Please make to follow the required settings concerning food preferences and allergies. In order to check the settings:
Tap into Me — Settings — Food Preferences.
The programme is a detailed meal plan including recipes that are sometimes not compatible with food preferences like vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian or allergies like e.g. gluten, dairy, nuts, eggs, shellfish, fish etc. This means that currently the meal plan is not able to support food preferences or allergies.
2) Please make sure that your calorie goal is above 1200 under Settings/Personal Details
3) Please make sure that you have chosen "Lose weight" as your goal.
This is the view where you are able to plan your meals for the coming days. You have some days as default but can add and remove days. If you want to have something else than what is planned for you per default you need to change it in here.
What does 'shopping list' in the app mean?
The shopping list is a help for you in the grocery store, it mirrors the meals and ingredients you have in the meal planner. If you add more days you will see more items in this list and vice versa. A red dot on the shopping list icon indicates that you have new items in it.
In the shopping list I see e.g. multiple bananas and other ingredients, is it okay to buy just the same kind?
Yes, absolutely. Currently we can only handle the shopping list by adding the ingredients independently from their shape/preparation form. So if you e.g. see cucumber in pieces, grated and peeled just buy a cucumber and then prepare it according to the instructions in the recipe later on.
What you see in the diary is what you shall focus on today, if you want to plan for coming days, please tap into meal planner and do it in there.
Semi skimmed milk
Unsweetened almond/oat/quinoa/coconut milk
Fruit (e.g banana, apple)
Fruit (e.g pear, plum, exotic fruit)
Potato, sweet potato
Beet roots, carrots
Creme fraiche light/light cooking cream
Turkish yogurt/greek yogurt
Low fat yogurt
Either shellfish OR chicken, tofu, poultry, quo
That is intended. This programme is just focusing on basics. The Life Score will be visible again as soon as you finish the Protein Weight Loss and switch to a normal plan.
I cannot see my vegetable/meat trackers any longer
In this programme these trackers are not activated as standard as we want you to focus on just the meal tracking.
I happened to track the given recipe in the diary, but I was actually having something else, how do I untrack it?
Tap into the recipe again, there you will find an ‘untrack’ button. Then track the correct one.(Android) / You can untrack by swiping over the tracked item in your Diary (iOS)
It is hard to be on a diet, therefore we allow you to ‘cheat’ four times during this period. It doesn’t matter how big your meal was or what you ate. Just use this button and we will see this as a little bump on your road towards a healthy lifestyle. Remember, even if you lose weight that doesn’t mean that you have to eat carrots and broccoli every day. The 21 one days include 4 cheat meals in total. The calorie amount for the cheat meals is a set number, you don't have to worry that it will influence your goal, when you track a cheat meal it is a break in the diet.
When my 21 days have passed I end up in plan store and my ‘High Protein Meal Plan ’ in diary is gone, why?
The reason for this is because you have now kick-started your weight journey successfully in Lifesum and are ready to pick another long term plan. If you don’t know which one to pick, please do the plan test that helps you find the perfect plan for your needs.
Is it dangerous to follow the Protein Weight Loss longer than 3 weeks and restart the programme after it has ended?
No, it is not. You can follow our meal plans for a longer time than 21 days. However, one should always strive to eat varied, especially when the goal is to lose weight and the energy intake displayed in the chosen plan is lower than usual. If you continue longer than 3 weeks you can add side dishes as e.g. salad (green leaves, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, red bell pepper) to make sure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need. You can add those side dishes by tracking them directly in the Diary.
Yes, you will find the option to restart either in the plan settings (top right in settings view) or by going to the DIETS section at the bottom tab bar and clicking on the active plan. You will then see the button "Restart Plan" (iOS)
Please go to the DIETS section in the app and choose another plan.
I happened to press ‘Eat this every day’ but now I regret it, how can I undo that?
When I swap between meals in the meal planner the macronutrient intake for the day appears to be higher than what I’ve been recommended, why?
The meal plans are formed by general recommendations, so they are not customized to your specific goals. What you can do is to see the goals for each of the macronutrients more as guidelines. It’s difficult to nail each macronutrient goal every day and not something you shall strive for. Aim instead to get close to the goals for both calories and macronutrients. You will reach balanced eating this way.