1. McGuire's Community Chat
First off you signup for the community. As part of your monthly subscription you are now a member of the food pill community. You get access to "McGuire's Chat" where you can read what people who came before you have shared for tips and tricks during their journey.
We create private cohorts of 20 new customers together. You have access to all public content but you are also put with 20 individuals who are at the same starting point in the program as you.
You can private message your cohort, share progress, observations you make & help each other with brain association food weakness when you have them.
See intro video walk through below
2. First Week - Cycle Up
1st week you still eat traditional food and introduce 2 food pills to your diet from one food group for 3 meals.
Then add 2 more new food pills to your diet from a new food group for next 3 meals.
You continue this pattern each day. This allows you to check for any allergies and gets you use to taking more & more food pills at each meal. (Trust us... It gets easier. Practice makes perfect!)
6 meals - 2 1/2 hr: 7am, 9:30am, 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Toward end of week you will start to feel not as hungry. You can start eating less traditional food at each meal or even skip meals. This will get you ready to transition completely off food for week 2.
See spreadsheet below for schedule
Click to Download "Cycle Up" File
3. Second Week - All In
2nd week you go all in. You completely transition off traditional food and only take food pills going forward.
First 3 days are the hardest. After 3 days of not tasting traditional food it becomes easier & easier because you are tricking your body.
Now if you do treat with traditional food you start this 3 day cycle all over again so don't cheat.
In spreadsheet below you can adjust the number of meals. 100 lbs to 185 lbs (6 - 7 meals) 185+ (8 - 9 meals)
6 meals - 2 1/2 hr: 7am, 9:30am, 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm (787 daily calories)
7 meals - 2 1/2 hr: 6:30am, 9am, 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm (911 daily calories)
8 meals - 2hr: 7am, 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm (1036 daily calories)
9 meals: 2hr: 6am, 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm (1160 daily calories)
You can also enter your weight, height, age, daily activity level, and minutes your walk each day. This will compute an estimate of what you should lose each week.
Keep in mind the first week , only food pills, you will also lose a lot of water weight from not consuming as much sodium as the typical American diet. This is not computed into the weekly weight loss number.
Click to Download "Nutritional Calculator" File
4. Exercise & Sleep
DON'T DO TRADITIONAL EXERCISE!
We don't want you to deplete your body & cause you to become hungry.
THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THE DIET!
Start with just walking out your front door and going for a 10 minute walk in morning and later in evening outside. Don't walk on treadmill inside.
Don't drive anywhere. That extra hurdle is not worth it. Just walk around the block. Each day increase each walk a few minutes until you reach 30 minutes for each walk. That's It.
Breathing fresh air and seeing the sky lighten and darken is extremely important to aiding body mechanisms and also helping you sleep better.
Sleep is important to weight loss and to not cannibalising muscle and so adjust your schedule to get the 8 hours of you sleep while you are on the weight loss program.
5. Maintenance Diet
CONGRATS & GREAT JOB!
Now that you have it your goal weight you can start introducing traditional food back into your diet.
By still taking your food pills you will find that you are not hungry, all day, just like what you experienced on the diet but because you don't want to lose anymore weight you have calories you can indulge.
This is the fun part where you can skip traditional meals when your busy at work or on the road and then enjoy an evening meal with the family or going to restaurants with friends.
Each person can find what works best for them. People share their systems in the McGuire chat forum. One example is some people like skipping traditions during the work week (more efficient at work and less thinking about what to eat at each meal) and then because they are very calorie deficit for the week then can indulge all weekend with really bad food and not gain weight.
Some people cycle on 1 week only food pills and then next week food pills and traditional food or few weeks food pills & traditional food but if they notice they gained some week they will do a week of only food pills to get back down to the weight they want. Their is lots of different systems.
By still taking the food pills you are getting the daily recommended servings of vegetables so you can indulge on the bad stuff if you want or just eat clean now that you have reprogrammed your microbiome. You choice! See last picture to see how vegetable volume shrinks into food pills.