ABOUT THE #CSECHALLENGE
Each season, we host a 6-week community based health & fitness challenge. Your 'entry' ticket to the CSEChallenge is that season’s meal plan purchase. You’ll go through the challenge with thousands of other members of our community! Every week within the 6 Week Challenge we roll out a new weekly challenge to help you stay motivated and be entered to win prizes!
At the end of 6 weeks, there is one grand prize winner chosen for “biggest overall transformation.” The Grand Prize for the Spring 2018 challenge is a Disney getaway trip for two! It includes a 4-day, 3-night stay in Southern California, two adult 3-day park hopper tickets, and $500 cash for traveling expenses. You must participate in all 6 weeks of the challenge and submit your before and after results to win, but you can join at any time to participate in the weekly challenges!
EVERY MEAL PLAN
You must purchase this season's meal plan in order to be entered for any prizes.
Take a picture of yourself from the front, side, and back in tight fitted clothing. Submit your date stamped before photos and measurements HERE. We recommend you wear the same outfit in your before and after photos. Measurements, weight or a body composition scan are not required, but we recommend recording all! If you have questions about how to date stamp your pictures, click HERE to watch this short walkthrough video.
All meals are interchangeable, so you can use any recipes in the book you like!
Take a picture of yourself from the front, side, and back in the same clothing you wore in your before photo. Submit your after photos before May 22. If you recorded measurements, weight or a body composition scan, you can submit these recordings here as well!
+ IS THE SPRING 2018 MEAL PLAN DIFFERENT FROM THE WINTER 2018 MEAL PLAN?
Yes! All of the recipes in the Spring 2018 Meal Plan are different from the Winter meal plan meals.
+ WHAT TYPES OF INGREDIENTS / FOODS ARE INCLUDED IN THE SPRING 2018 MEAL PLAN?
The meal plan follows the "clean eating" guidelines. Fruits & veggies, lean meats, eggs, fish, whole grains, dairy, nuts and seeds plus some "treat" items.
I have balanced the macronutrients in each meal to reach a 40% carbohydrate, 30% fat & 30% protein split. All macronutrient totals are included with each recipe as well as pre-loaded to My Fitness Pal for those of you tracking your macros. The recipes are delicious and very practical, you will find yourself going back to them again and again even after the challenge is over.
+ WHERE DO YOU PURCHASE YOUR GROCERIES?
We purchase our groceries from bulk stores from Costco, regular grocery stores like Harmon's & Sprouts.
+ CAN I TRACK MACROS WITH YOUR MEAL PLAN?
Yes! All of the macronutrient information has been added to My Fitness Pal for each recipe. Search "Clean Simple Eats" and the recipe name and simply add it to your dairy in My Fitness Pal. You may need to alter your last snack of the day to meet your custom macros given to you by your coach. If you need a coach, head to www.hiittrainerfit.com and JJ will get you taken care of.
+ HOW MANY SERVINGS DOES EACH OF THE RECIPES MAKE?
All the recipes in the meal plan make 4 servings. If you are cooking for a family like I am, double each shopping list and recipe to make 8 servings. If you are single and cooking for one, half each recipe to make 2 servings.
+ DO I NEED EQUIPMENT OR A GYM MEMBERSHIP FOR THE WORKOUTS IN THE MEAL PLAN?
For the advanced workouts in the plan, you will need a Kettlebell, a Wall Ball and a mat. The beginner workouts are bodyweight only.
+ CAN I PURCHASE THE WORKOUTS AND THE MEAL PLAN SEPARATE?
No, they are a package deal. If you want a more detailed exercise program, see @hiittrainer's new 6 week Hybrid Hustle program!
+ HOW MUCH DO WEEKLY GROCERIES COST?
This will differ from person to person depending on which ingredients you already have on hand, how many you are shopping for, where you shop and if you shop organic. Unfortunately, we cannot put a set number on the weekly grocery budget. Like mentioned above, items are found at regular grocery stores such as Costco, Harmon's & Sprouts.
+ IS THIS MEAL PLAN RIGHT FOR ME / CAN I ALSO DO THIS WITH MY HUSBAND?
The Winter 2018 meal plan covers everyone! Inside the front of each plan there are calorie options ranging from 1500-3000 and a calculator to help you know where you should be! The layout on this plan helps anyone on any level achieve their goals.
+ CAN MY HUSBAND AND I SHARE ONE MEAL PLAN AND BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN PRIZES?
Yes! As long as you have the same last name and live under the same roof. You will just need to provide us with the email and name that the plan was purchased under.
+ WHAT IS THE SPRING 2018 GRAND PRIZE?
The Grand Prize for the Spring 2018 challenge is a 4-night Disney getaway trip for 2! It includes a 3-day, 4-night stay in Southern California, 2 adult 3-day park hopper tickets, and $500 cash for traveling expenses.
+ IS THE SPRING 2018 MEAL PLAN DIFFERENT FROM THE SPRING 2017 MEAL PLAN?
Most of the recipes are the same from the Spring 2017 meal plan, however, if you would like to participate in the challenge and be eligible for prizes, you will still need to purchase a copy of the digital meal plan.
+ HOW MANY MEALS PER DAY DOES THIS MEAL PLAN INCLUDE?
Each day of the meal plan includes 3 meals a day and 2-3 snacks a day.
+ ARE THE MEALS GLUTEN / NUT FREE?
No, but gluten is easily substituted out, and there are very few recipes with nuts.
+ WILL I KNOW HOW MANY CALORIES TO EAT?
If you do not have custom macros from a coach, we have included a formula in the front of the book that will help you find about how many calories you will need each day to reach your goal.
+ ARE THE WORKOUTS REQUIRED DURING THE CHALLENGE?
No. We have included workouts for your convenience. You are welcome to do any exercise that you enjoy during the challenge. Our goal is to help you with your transformation.
+ CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE WHILE PREGNANT OR NURSING?
Yes! There have been many mamas out there who have found success with my meal plans while pregnant or nursing. I would recommend eating at your maintenance or TDEE calories while pregnant. I would recommend adding 500 calories per day if you are breastfeeding. There is a formula at the front of each meal plan that will help you calculate how much you should be eating to reach your goals. Find your goal then add the extra calories onto that. Of course, I recommend asking your doctor about using my meal plans if you have any concerns at all. Also, make sure you listen to your body because you are growing/providing nourishment to a human being. If you feel like you are being underfed, please add calories.
+ CAN I BUY THE MEAL PLAN WITHOUT BEING A PART OF THE CHALLENGE?
Absolutely! This meal plan doubles as a great cookbook or recipe guide and can be used however you'd like.
+ WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGE WEEKLY PRIZES?
We’ll let you know at the beginning of each week what that week’s challenge is. Some of the prizes that will be up for grabs. Past weekly prizes have included:
- $250 Visa gift card
- Blend Tech blender
- $100 lululemon athletica gift card
- meal prep gift basket, etc.
+ DO I HAVE TO DO THE ENTIRE #CSECHALLENGE?
You can participate in as much or as little of the challenge as you would like! We understand that not everyone is in it to win the Grand Prize, which is why we offer weekly challenges and we’ll choose weekly challenge winners.
+ WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO DO TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE?
Our goal is your transformation. We’re certain that if you follow the meal plan, you’ll get results. The other things we recommend you do in addition to following the meal plan…