Which program is right for me?

Which program is right for me?

So, to choose the right program just ask yourself “What do I want to achieve?”.

Be Rapid

Be Rapid is our rapid weight loss program. Typically our customers who have done this diet have lost between 2-10kg in 2 weeks. This is a ketogenic diet, and is a real food alternative to “bars and shakes”. After you have lost the weight, try Be Lean to help maintain the weight loss.

The Be Rapid diet plan is the only Doctor and Dietitian designed whole food Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) available on the market.

This diet is suitable for those preparing for surgery including weight loss surgery.

Be Lean

Our Be Lean program is all about slower and gradual weight loss and weight management. In alignment with a Mediterranean style diet, this program allows you to have a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate every day in addition to the meals, if you’re on a maintenance plan.

Be Lean is offered in flexible 5 or 7-day programs for Weight Loss and Low Carb Living:

• 1000-1200 calories/day for moderate weight loss of 1-2kg weight loss/week
• 1200-1500 calories/day for slow weight loss 0.5-1kg weight loss/week

Why Be Rapid?

To lose the first 5-15kg excess weight at a rate of 2-4kg per week

How long can I remain on the Be Rapid program?

Our dietitians & nutritionists recommend undertaking the Be Rapid program for 2-8 weeks at a time. Repeat every 3-4 months for 1-2 weeks for a metabolism reset.

Along the way, please consult with our Be Fit Food dietitians for advice and support on your BFF journey.

Life after Be Rapid?

If you have achieved your weight loss goals, move on to our Be Lean programs for slower weight loss.

Why Be Lean?

Our Be Lean program is all about slower and more gradual weight loss and weight management. With this program you can have can have a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate every day in addition to the meals if you’re on a maintenance plan.

How do you use Be Lean?

You can use Be Lean for 4-12 weeks at a time. Our Be Lean program is offered in 5 or 7 day programs, and includes one small meal and one regular meal per day plus the option for breakfast and up to 2 snacks per day. You are welcome to add your own additional snacks and allowed extras foods if desired.

What is the Be 5:2 Program?

Many people doing the 5:2 diet are not sure what to eat on the 2 “fasting days”, and if they are consuming the right number of calories. Be Fit Food has these answers for you. Allow us to provide you with your two fasting days per week for the whole month.

Why Be 5:2 & Be 28?

For convenience and to sustain weight loss.

How Long?

Use for 2-8 weeks at a time. Repeat every 3-4 months for 1-2 weeks for a metabolism reset.

Along the way, please consult with our BE Fit Food dietitians for advice and support on your BFF journey.

Science behind Be Fit Food

What should I expect from my Be Fit Food Meals?

Be Fit Food meals and programs are all about real food scientifically formulated by a Doctor and Dietitian to create rapid weight loss safely and get you on the path to sustained healthy living.

What we eat every day is so full of salt, sugar and other flavour enhancers that we have forgotten what real food taste like. Sometimes when our customer’s first taste our meals, which is food as it meant to be, they find the flavor is not as strong (sweet / salty / intense), as they are used to. We welcome you to add natural spices into your meals, such as pepper, chilli, nutmeg, curry powder and other herbs, to create a taste that you enjoy, without the nasties. Over a short period of time, you will start to really taste and enjoy whole foods, as Mother Nature intended.

What is the nutritional content of the meals?

Our meals are all made from high quality, fresh ingredients including lean beef, skinless chicken breasts and tenderloins, lean lamb fillets, Atlantic Salmon and a wide array of seasonal vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds with up to 4-12 varieties in each meal.

We use a range of whole grains in our meals including quinoa, brown rice, whole meal soba and buckwheat noodles as well as high protein, low carb pasta. We also use many different legumes as an extra source of dietary fibre and protein to promote better satiety (fullness) and support digestive health.

Our meals are all calorie controlled and formulated to be high in protein and a source of dietary fibre.

Each meal is designed to provide a source of essential vitamins and minerals which may include Iron, Calcium, Folate and B Vitamins just to name a few and this will assist you to meet your estimated daily nutrient requirements.

A full nutritional panel and ingredient list is included with each product description on the website.

Why is alcohol so bad on the Be Rapid Program?

Not only will alcohol contain additional calories, carbs and sugar, it has an immediate effect on the liver, and pauses your ability to burn other nutrients, and makes you more likely to store your next meal as fat in your body.

How often should I do Be Fit Food?

Once you reach your goals, it is important to reset your system and we, therefore, recommend undertaking the BE Rapid program 3-4 times per year.

What is the science behind Be Fit Food programs?

Be Fit Food is helping Australian’s lose weight rapidly, and keep it off for good. With a scientifically proven recipe, Dr Geoffrey Draper, a weight loss surgeon, and Kate Save, a weight loss dietitian & exercise physiologist, use real, healthy food that is nutritionally balanced to satisfy your appetite. You will feel full for longer, easily loose between 3-12 kg in just two weeks and live a healthy lifestyle long-term by following the Be Fit Food programs.

What is a ketogenic diet?

A ketogenic diet is when your body utilises your fat stores to fuel your body’s energy requirements. To change over to this kind of metabolism it takes most people about 2-4 days of strictly eating Be Fit Food’s Be Rapid program. When your metabolism changes to this state, you are said to be in ketosis and this can be tracked with a ketone monitor if desired. Please speak to one of our dietitian’s for more information.

How will being in ketosis affect me?

For these first 2-4 days you may intermittently experience hunger, fuzzy headedness, sweatiness, irritability and lethargy (you’ll be a bit “hangry” perhaps). This will then decrease, and you are likely to feel energetic and really keen to exercise, which you can do. The most important thing is to keep well hydrated, as this is usually the reason for these symptoms as your body loses more water during this period. But, remember you must keep to the diet strictly or the symptoms of the first 2-4 days will return. You might like to test for ketones daily to keep you on track. Please ask our dietitian for more information about ketone testing.

Be Rapid is a mildly ketogenic diet.

Can I alter my diet and still expect results?

The short answer is NO…

If you do, you will get too hungry, not lose as much weight and slow the rate of weight loss and potentially not get enough nutrients. For example, you might think you could replace the breakfast pods with regular Greek yoghurt, but without the right advice from our dietitian’s you may not select the correct variety or portion and get too little protein and calcium or too many carbs and calories etc. In other words, the science behind the Be Fit Food diet requires you do not alter the diet in any way.

Do not alter the diet for exercising.

Do not skip meals or snacks (even though you might not be hungry). Skipping meals will mean you will get very hungry later in the day or straight after your next meal.

How can I manage sweet cravings?

If you are someone who gets regular sweet cravings, most likely this is because you are either not spreading your meals well enough throughout the day, or you are dehydrated or simply bored and trying to find simple pleasures in food.

From our customer’s experiences, we are told everyday that these sweet cravings subside after just a few days, and more often than not, they rarely, if ever return. Some customers suggest cutting up our Be Fit Food protein balls to spread them over the day which can give you a little sweet pick-me-up mid morning or afternoon or to crush the sweet cravings after dinner.

Worst case scenario, have a back-up stash of diet jelly or diet drinks in your fridge in case you need to give in to something sweet one day and at least you will stay in ketosis and not inhibit the weight loss although there is nothing beneficial to be gained from this nutritionally…

How long should I be on Be Fit Food?

Use for 2-8 weeks at a time. Repeat every 3-4 months for 1-2 weeks for a metabolism reset.

Along the way, please consult with our Be Fit Food dietitians for advice and support on your BFF journey.

Ordering & Delivery

How do I order?

1. CHOOSE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Be Rapid: Our rapid weight loss program, and maintain a good intake of other important nutrients. Typically our customers who have done this diet have lost between 2-10kg in 2 weeks. This is a ketogenic diet, and is a real food alternative to “bars and shakes”. After you have lost the weight, try Be Lean to help maintain the weight loss.

Be Lean: Our Be Lean program is all about slower and more gradual weight loss and weight management. With this program you can have can have a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate every day in addition to the meals if you’re on a maintenance plan.

Flexible 5 or 7-day programs for Weight Loss and Low Carb Living

– 1000-1200 calories/day for moderate weight loss of 1-2kg weight loss/week
– 1200-1500 calories/day for slow weight loss 0.5-1kg weight loss/week

2. CHOOSE YOUR MEALS.

You might want our chefs to choose your meals for you. They will select from our most popular dishes.

– Choose Chef Selection

Or you might like to choose your meals yourself.

– Choose U Choose

Simply select enough meals and snacks for 1 week.

NOTE: Most orders will be for 21 meals; 7 each of Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners, PLUS 1 x 7 pack of snacks

3. PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE OR BY PHONE OR IN PERSON

Online orders close at 11.59pm Monday:

  • for delivery on Thursday the same week (Melbourne Metro and Central Highlands)
  • for delivery on Friday the same week (Geelong and Mornington Peninsula)
  • for delivery on Tuesday the following week (Gippsland and Yarra Ranges).

    After that, you will get your next delivery weekly if the order is placed in time or you can place an order to pick up from our store. Our shop front is also open 6 days per week and you are welcome to make your selection in-store with assistance from one of our dietitians/nutritionists.

The store is located at: 49B Mornington-Tyabb Road Mornington, Victoria.

Trading Hours: Monday-Friday 9-6pm and Saturday 9-4pm.

When do you deliver?

Melbourne Metro and Central Highlands deliveries will be made on a Thursday between 8am – 6pm.

Mornington Peninsula and Geelong deliveries will be made on a Friday between 8am – 6pm.

Gippsland and Yarra Ranges deliveries will be made on a Tuesday between 8am – 6pm.

You will find your Be Fit Food specific program instructions and info sheets in your Cooler Box/Bag, and if you have any questions, please let us know!

Can I pick up my order?

If you’d like to pick up, you can place your order online. Simply select ‘PICK UP’ as your delivery option.

Please note that you must place your order by 2pm to collect your order the following day. This allows us to ensure that your meals will be packed and ready for you to collect.

Alternatively you can come in store and order in person if you don’t mind waiting for us to put your box together for you on the spot. This can give you the opportunity to have your body composition tested on our bioelectrical impedance scales to track your progress from one of our in-house dietitians/nutritionists.

*If we are out of stock of any item you order, we will let you know and discuss appropriate replacement meals with you.

Can I cancel my order?

We require 72 hours notice for an order cancellation.

Due to logistics, after this time we cannot make any changes to your order. We cannot accept returns or refunds of food once delivered.

Do you deliver interstate?

We currently do not ship interstate, but we are excited to announce that we will be expanding to NSW in the first half of 2018.

Details for start dates into other States and Territories coming soon.

If you would like to add your name to our mailing list, please send details to info@befitfood.com.au

Heating, Store & Allowed Extras

How long will my meals last?

All meals – apart from Yoghurt Chia Pods and Cheesecakes (shelf life 5- 9 days) – are snap frozen after cooking and kept frozen for delivery. The shelf life of all products is up to 12 months from production date.

How should my meals be stored and cooked?

All meals that are delivered frozen should be kept in the freezer until required, and consumed within 2-3 days of defrosting. Detailed instructions for preparing your meals are on the label. But can also be found with each of the product descriptions on this website.

Yoghurt Chia Pods
Are delivered fresh and are not to be heated. Keep them in the refrigerator. They do not need to be frozen and will need to be consumed within 5-10 days of production as per the expiration date. You can use our pods with 25g of our BE Fit Food Protein Muesli. Please store our Protein Muesli separately in a cool dry place. For a softer texture, bircher-style muesli, try adding it to the breakfast pod the night before you eat it.

Instant Omelettes
Are delivered frozen and should be kept in the freezer until you are preparing to eat them. However, some customers tell us they get a better, more consistent texture if they defrost first: we think this reflects the differences between microwave ovens. If you do defrost, consume within 1 day. We have designed these Instant Omelettes to be heated in the microwave from frozen. Remove the lid and replace lightly. Heat on high for 2 minutes. You may need to cook your Instant Omelette a little longer if some of the mixture remains runny. Just stir the mixture with a fork and add another 10 to 30 seconds at a time, until fluffy and cooked all the way through. Or you may prefer to cook your defrosted omelette the traditional way on the stovetop until lightly golden on both sides.

Porridge
Is delivered dry either in a microwave suitable container for single serves or in a sealed paper bag for serves of 10. Store in a cool, dry place. To cook add 150ml of water (or milk if preferred but not necessary) to 60g of porridge and heat for 60-90 seconds depending on your microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. (If you like your porridge more runny, simply add more water and heat a little longer until you get the texture you like).

Soups
Are in plastic containers and are delivered frozen. They should be heated in the microwave according to the instructions on the label with the lid removed. Alternatively they can be heated on the stove in a saucepan.

Hot Meals
Are in sturdy plastic containers and are delivered frozen. The containers are suitable for heating in the microwave but not the oven. We recommend defrosting overnight before heating for best results and pleasant texture to the food. Follow the instructions on the label.

Microwave: (recommended)
Heat in the container according to the instructions on the label. After heating, leave the meal to cool for 1 minute or so.

Oven:
Remove the meal from the container and place in a tray suitable for the oven, cover with aluminum foil and place on a suitable ovenproof tray whilst cooking slowly on a low temperature until heated through.

Stove:
Place your defrosted meal in a pot and cook on low until warmed through.

Be Fit Food Protein Balls
Are delivered frozen. Our protein balls need to be kept below 4C and consumed within 10 days if kept in the fridge or you can extend their shelf life to up to 12 months by keeping them in the freezer. They defrost in just a few minutes at room temperature or within a few hours when stored in the fridge.

What is included in the Allowed Extra List?

Our allowed extras list includes a list of Low Starch, Low Carb options that you can use to put into a side salad, side vegetables, small snack between meals plus some extra protein ideas for those who are really active or have higher than usual protein requirements.

Given that our bodies will need some big adjustments for most people to reduce portion sizes from the traditionally larger western size meal to those meals on our BE Rapid Meal Program, therefore we recommend that you include a side salad or vegetables with each of your meals.

These additional side salads/vegetables will not inhibit weight loss due to their low calorie, carb and high fibre properties and by including one serve of ½-1 cup with each meal it will help to ensure that you feel satisfied, especially in the beginning. Plus you might find it helps your bowels by increasing the total volume of food you consume on BE Rapid but the other secret to this is to drink plenty of water.

Being well hydrated will help you to manage satiety (fullness) and also prevent your body from tricking you into thinking you are still hungry when you are actually only thirsty.

And yes, you can drink black tea and coffee on our programs.

Allowed extras pdfs

Can I have drinks in my allowed extras?

No alcohol, no juices and no milky coffees. These have too many calories, sugars and carbs and will probably make you hungry afterwards and more hungry for around 24 hours.
Herbal tea and black coffee/tea are fine to consume and if you need to, you can add a splash of milk. If you choose add a small amount of milk to your coffee/ tea, please try to do so only once per day.

If you cannot live without your morning milky coffee, then please include this as one of your snacks for the day using the allowed extras amount of milk.

Ideally we recommend that you stick to water or plain sparkling water.

Diet drinks are certainly not known for their health benefits, so its best to avoid these but if you are desperate, it’s unlikely they will affect your total weight loss.

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