Q: What is the #CSEchallenge?
A: The Clean Simple Eats Challenge is a community based health & fitness challenge. We have created simple, mouthwatering recipes and fat burning workouts to use for 6 full weeks! We have laid out what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat it to help you reach your specific goals... it's fail proof!! The goal for the 6 Week challenge is to build healthy habits that last a lifetime. This is not a restrictive, quick fix plan. It is a tool you can use to improve your health for the rest of your life while getting great results. Also, a chance to win prizes along the way!! Every week within the 6 Week Challenge we roll out a new weekly challenge to help you stay motivated. Every weekly challenge is different with a new prize given out at the end of each week! Join the community at www.facebook.com/groups/cleansimpleeats and interact with many others participating in the same challenge you are!! Winners will be chosen from each weekly challenge and a 1st place grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the 6 weeks for having the best overall transformation. The grand prize for the Winter 2018 CSE Challenge is a 4-night Mexican Cruise* for 2 as well as $500 cash!
Q: What is included in the 2018 Winter Meal Plan?
A: Each meal plan includes:
70+ macro-friendly recipes that you and your family will love
weekly menu planner
shopping list for each week
bulk meal prep suggestions
Food Prep Guide
Calorie and macronutrient breakdown of each individual recipe along with beautiful recipe photos.
One week of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts
Q: Is the Winter 2018 Meal Plan different from the Fall 2017 Meal Plan?
A: Yes. All of the recipes in the Winter 2018 meal plan are different from the Fall meal plan meals.
Q: Is the Winter 2018 Meal Plan different from the Winter 2017 Meal Plan?
A: Most of the recipes are the same from the Winter 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 (use CSE15 for $15 off!)
Q: What types of ingredients/foods are included in the Winter 2018 Meal Plan?
A: 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.
Q: Are the meals gluten/nut free?
A: No, but gluten is easily substituted out, and there are very few recipes with nuts
Q: How many meals per day does this meal plan include?
A: Each day of the meal plan includes 3 meals a day and 2-3 snacks a day.
Q: How many servings does each recipe make?
A: 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.
Q: How do 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.
Q: Can I track my macros while using 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. For a custom set of macros head to JJ’s site www.hiittrainerfit.com and he will get you taken care of.
Q: Is this meal plan right for me / can I also do this meal plan 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.
Q: Can my husband and I share 1 meal plan and be eligible to win the prizes?
A: 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.
Q: Can I use your plan while pregnant or nursing? How many extra calories should I eat?
A: 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.
Q: Can I buy the workouts and meal plan separate?
A: No, they are a package deal. If you want a more detailed exercise program, see @hiittrainer's new 6 week Hybrid Hustle program!
Q: Do I need equipment or a gym membership for the workouts in the meal plan?
A: For the advanced workouts in the plan, you will need a Kettle Bell, a Wall Ball and a mat. The beginner workouts are body weight only.
Q: Are the workouts required during the challenge?
A: 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.
Q: Can I buy the meal plan without being a part of the challenge?
A: Absolutely! This meal plan doubles as a great cookbook or recipe guide and can be used however you'd like.
Q: Where do you purchase your groceries from?
A: We purchase our groceries from bulk stores from Costco, regular grocery stores like Harmon's & Sprouts.
Q: How much do the groceries cost per week?
A: 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.
Q: How do I join the Winter 2018 challenge??
A: Follow steps 1-5 below to participate in the Winter 2018 #CSECHALLENGE and be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE.
1. Purchase the Winter 2018 Meal Plan.
You will need to purchase the Winter 2018 Meal Plan in order to be eligible to win any prizes. You may also purchase another meal plan of choice, but you need a purchase order connected to your name after 11/23/2017.
2. Take before pictures
Take a picture of yourself from the front, side, and back. Best done in tight fitted clothing. Make sure you time stamp your photo using the "time stamp" app. Save your photos to submit with your after photos at the conclusion of the challenge. We recommend that you wear the same outfit in both your before and after photo. Measurements and weight is not a requirement, but we do recommend doing both along with a body composition scan if possible.
3. Join our Facebook group
This is not a requirement to join the challenge, but is a great help to get questions answered and to join a community of people all on the same meal plan with similar goals in mind.
4. Follow the plan!
All meals are interchangeable. If you don't like something, use a different recipe in the book that you do like.
5. Take after pictures.
Email us your before and after pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org. PHOTOS ARE DUE BY February 19, 2018. The winner will be chosen at the end of that week and awarded THE GRAND PRIZE!!
Q: What is the Winter 2018 #CSECHALLENGE GRAND PRIZE?
A: For this challenge, the grand prize is a 4-night Mexican Cruise* for 2 as well as $500 cash!
*months exclude June, July, August
Q: Do I have to do the entire challenge?
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.
Q: What are the Winter 2018 #CSECHALLENGE 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:
Weekly prizes for the Winter 2018 #CSEChallenge include:
$250 Visa gift card
Blend Tech blender
$100 lululemon athletica gift card
meal prep gift basket, etc.
Q: What else do I need to do to win the grand prize?
A: 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…
Limit one "treat meal" per week.
Many people don't feel the need for a treat meal. If you choose to go out, make sure you make it a treat MEAL, not a treat DAY or WEEKEND. Enjoy your treat meal and jump right back on the plan. I have also included a guide to eating out just in case you have a crazy day and don't have the time to cook. You can still stay on track!
We encourage you to drink at LEAST 1/2 your body weight in ounces each day. We try to get 100 oz. in each day. Please NO SODA!!! Bai5, La Croix, Crio Bru, black coffee and pre-workout powders are approved. No creamers.
We have provided workouts in the back of each meal plan for you to follow or if you want MORE add on a Hustle Hybrid 6 week program from @hiittrainer. The workouts are not required for the challenge. You can do any type of exercise that you'd like. We have seen the best results with HIIT and strength training and that is the reason we have included them in our book for your use.
Remember – challenge starts January 8th so grab your meal plan now
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me via email at email@example.com, through my website or direct message me through my Instagram account @cleansimpleeats.