Frequently Asked Questions
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I don't like to think about what I have to eat. Will you Plan all of my meals and tell me exactly what I need to eat?
While we will provide you with extensive knowledge and guidance for planning your meals, structuring your meals, hitting your macros, and eating clean, we do not plan your meals by giving you exact recipes for every single meal.
At Odyssey we choose to focus on nutrition coaching, not meal planning. The reasoning goes back to our sustainability approach. If we composed every one of your meals for you, you would never learn how to structure a meal yourself or how to properly asses your macros. Which means once you are no longer using our services, you will not know how to feed yourself, which often means losing the progress you made!
How long will it take me to lose weight?
The rate of weight loss is HIGHLY dependent on the individual. There are many factors to consider including your: current caloric intake, activity level, age, sex, body mass index, hormones and goals. Assuming consistent adherence to your plan, most will see results in 12-16 weeks of nutrition coaching. For this reason, we suggest being prepared to commit to roughly 3-4 months of coaching.
I don't like to cook.
Can I still Dine Out?
We get it, cooking is not fun and not for everyone, and that's OK. The hard truth is: you will have to cut back on dining out and you will likely have to cook some portion of your food weekly. Don't panic. We have plenty of options to make this as simple, easy, and tasty as possible. Trust me, you do not have to be a chef to crush meal prep.
If you're extremely adverse to the idea of meal prep, we can gladly suggest a few meal prep companies that will fit your new lifestyle.
Do I have to be strict with My diet? DO I get to have cheat Meals?
Simply put, your level of adherence directly correlates to your results. If you would like optimal results, we suggest completely removing cheat meals from your diet during your cut phase (3-4 months). If you choose to have cheat meals, just be aware it will take much longer to reach your goal(s) and/or impact your final results.
Do I have to eat the same meals over and over?
Not unless you want to! We highly encourage our clients to use their diet as an opportunity to explore new foods and recipes. In our nutrition guide we provide an extensive shopping list as well as sample recipes to use as a diving board in your culinary journey.
Am I going to be hungry all the time?
Another factor that's highly variable from person to person. Your hunger level during your diet will be dependent on previously established eating habits, activity level, the phase of your diet and the food you are consuming. Towards the end of a cut, there will may be times where you experience some "hangry" moods, but this is normal and short lived.
I don't eat Dairy/meat/grains.
can you still work with my lifestyle/dietary restrictions?
YES! We welcome our vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and dietary restricted friends with open arms!
Do I have to work out?
Yes. At Odyssey we are passionate about building a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Exercise is a critical component of that lifestyle. We believe humans are meant to MOVE, and to reach our health goals our bodies need to be in motion. Odyssey's roots are in the functional fitness world, but we believe the best work out is the one you love.
Whether it be running, spinning, olympic weightlifting, rowing, or water aerobics, we encourage you to find an expression of physical movement that you enjoy, and do it 3-5 times per week.
What is the Odyssey product rating system? How does it work?
Calling out B.S. nutrition, health, and fitness products is a major part of the Odyssey Journal. We believe it's best to evaluate these products on a spectrum, rather than a purely black and white, pass/fail system. And because A-F rating systems are boring, we cooked up a very special OFPN unique system that will help you make better, more informed choices!.
Love it! 9-10 out of 10 stars. Excellent ingredients and reasonable macros. A product I would recommend to my clients and use personally.
Pretty good! 7-8 out of 10 stars. Typically contains 2-3 unfavorable ingredients or a higher than average macro count.
Neutral, not the best or the worst. 5-6 out of 10 stars. Contains a few unfavorable ingredients and/or a macro profile that would make it appropriate for occasional, rather than daily consumption.
Skip it. 2-4 out of 10 stars. Boasts 1 or 2 redeeming health qualities, but otherwise falls short in macros and/or ingredients.
Avoid altogether. 0-1 out of 10 stars. Just straight up garbage wrapped in garbage covered in garbage.