Frequently Asked Questions

  • If macro tracking is seen as being the best method for me – what exactly is it?

    Macros is short for macronutrients – protein, carbohydrates (aka “carbs”) and fat. A gram of protein and a gram of carbs equate to four calories each, while a gram of fat contributes nine. Based on our calculations of your total daily expenditure and understanding of your goals, we will assign you a number of macros to hit each day. Counting macros is a more complex version of counting calories, which might be better suited to some individuals and their goals.

  • How do you know what macros are going to work for me?

    Upon joining the Method you’ll fill out a questionnaire, which allows us to formulate a specific, individualised plan suited to you. The beauty of the program is in the check ins with your coach. Every week your coach will track your progress, and will adjust your macros as time goes on. If your progress plateaus or stalls, we have many tricks in the back to kick start it back into gear!

  • Do you tell me what to eat and when?

    Our focus is flexibility when it comes to your daily intake, which means there is no set food to eat in a day. That being said, if you’d benefit from it, your coach can provide some suggestions on what to eat! Our App and Website has a useful knowledge base full of great recipes and ideas.

  • How do I track my macros?

    When you sign up, we have a guide that explains everything in detail. We use apps and programs to make everything as simple as possible for you. It’s much easier than you might think, we promise!

  • What foods are off limits?

    Nothing is off limits. We’ve all heard the expression “everything is okay in moderation” – eating well majority of the time allows you the freedom to indulge every once in a while (guilt free!). Regardless of the nutrition method we see as being the best fit for you, balance is a big focus. Balance is sustainable – entirely restricting certain foods isn’t.

  • Why don't we just count calories?

    While counting calories will help you achieve your goal of weight loss or weight gain, counting macros will determine what is lost or gained. We ensure you are losing fat and preserving or gaining muscle.

  • What's your philosophy on nutrition?

    Everyone is different, and we don’t force any one way of eating on anyone. We have a few tried and tested rules that we stick to, but we will always adapt our method to suit everyone’s preferences.

  • Who does this program work for?

    Everyone, but you have to want to change. We’ll work with you to keep you focused on your goals and your reasons behind them. We’ll make the work towards achieving them as enjoyable as it can be.

  • Once I know my macros, can't I do it on my own?

    Absolutely, but we know you’ll get faster results if you stick with us! Your macro numbers will change weekly, based on your bodily changes, energy levels and hunger. Appropriate macro changes are difficult to make on your own, so better to leave it in the hands of a professional. We’ll take care of the ‘foundation’ stuff, so you can focus on enjoying your life and living it to the fullest! Our Method is designed to get to your goals as quickly (and sustainably) as possible, via the path of least resistance.

  • Are there cheat days?

    Officially, no. Unofficially, yes. We recommend avoiding the mentality of a ‘cheat’ day, instead, plan days or social outings in advance where you happily allow yourself to enjoy ‘naughty’ foods you mightn’t consume regularly. Occasionally indulges should help you stay on track – not send you off it!

  • Who will my coach be?

    We’ll allocate the coach who we believe will be the best fit for you and your goals. Please tell us if you have a preference!

  • Why don't you do meal plans?

    Having a flexible plan where you work out your own food allows you to go with the flow of the day rather than having restrictions around what you can eat, and when. Furthermore, it teaches you how to write your own plan and take control of your own nutrition. We help you learn about what works for your body, building healthy habits for long term success. After all, we’re not going to be there to hold your hand your entire life (although we could be!).

  • Do I need to exercise to see results?

    Basically speaking, no you don’t. If your activity levels are low, we’ll take that into consideration when we tailor your nutrition method. However, our aim is to help you become the best, happiest and healthiest version of yourself, and moving your body is an important part of that. We know it’s hard when you come from a background of not working out much, but it’s a change worth making given how good it will make you feel, and how beneficial it is to your physical and mental state – and to your future!

  • I’ve never been much of a cook. Does that matter?

    Absolutely not! It’s actually really easy to eat well, and to prepare meals that hit your nutritional requirements. We have a bunch of time-saving tips, but if you’re no Jamie Oliver and don’t want to step foot into the kitchen, we have shortcuts for you too!

  • Is there any danger in counting macros? I hear horror stories about other diets!

    There is no danger in counting macros, as long as your macros have been calculated appropriately by a professional (aka, our coaches!). In fact, there can be more danger in not tracking your macros, and remaining unaware of exactly what you’re putting into your body, what nutrients you might be lacking, and what impact this might have in the longer term.

  • How long does it take?

    The time it will take completely depends on the individual and their unique situation. However, there is no quick fix or short cut to achieving your goals. Our approach to change is to make it properly – which might mean taking longer, but also means permanent. Whether you want to lose 5kgs of fat or gain 10kgs of muscle, we’ll help you do so in a way that is sustainable and enjoyable. Yes, you could put yourself on a completely restrictive eight-week diet, but what’s the point when after eight weeks you’re so food deprived you eat everything in sight and undo all your ‘progress’? None. Our Method focuses on the long term. Of course we’ll help you achieve goals within a timeframe (say your wedding day or an upcoming holiday), but we’ll do it safely and, most importantly, sustainably. Trust us – you’ll be feeling so good and finding it so easy you’ll want to maintain your new lifestyle and habits!

  • What kinds of methods might you recommend for your clients?

    Once your coach has a good idea of your background, lifestyle and health and nutrition related goals, they’ll put together a method best suited to you. This might revolve around calorie counting, macro tracking, or a more flexible approach to eating and looking after your body and mind. The method chosen for you might change as you go along your journey towards achieving your goals. For example, you might start by focusing on calorie input and output, but loosen the reins as you get a better understanding of serving sizes, nutritional components in foods, etc. The beauty of our method lies in its flexibility to suit each and every individual and their lifestyle.

  • I’ve tried just about everything – what’s different or special about your method?

    We’ve tried just about everything too! It’s these tried and tested experiences, combined with our expert knowledge, which gives us our point of difference. We believe the success of our method can be credited to its flexibility – your coach will be selected according to your individual needs and goals, your method will be tailored accordingly, and can be tailored along the way as your mindset and physical results change too. For us, strict diets that dictate what we can and can’t eat don’t work – they might in the short term, but in the long term we’ve found them to be unsustainable and do more harm than good. Our approach focuses on the long term – we want you to reach your short to medium term goals, and maintain them for life!

  • What do I get in addition to my coach and tailored method?

    In addition, you’ll gain access to all the information, resources, blogs, recipes (and more!) you need to support you on your journey, through our website and app. Further, you’ll become part of our supportive online member community, a portal for you to ask any questions you might have, to learn from the experiences of others, or simply to share health and fitness related information you think other members might find useful.