Original email for context: I’m just undecided about the investment in your P3tolife program. I was wondering just how complicated the recipes are as well as what flavor profile…mostly Southwest, TexMex? Any American, Greek, Italian, Indian, Thai? Are most of the ingredients common or will I have to buy a lot of specialty stuff? Thanks in advance for helping me sort this out.
Nice to meet you. Totally okay to be unsure- I’ll share what I can to help you decide what’s best for you.
This is what I’ve found from the many members who’ve signed up now in regards to the word “complicated” or not – people’s opinion of what is simple and doable is VERY different! Based on the stats which isn’t a complete tell-all picture, but helps you get some idea, at this point in time, there have been 2,021 hCGers who’ve purchased the program and out of that number, only 82 asked for a refund. So .041% the program didn’t work for them for one reason or another- for some of them the complaint was it was too much work – however, I should note, 100% of those who said this were from people who did not actually try the program out- their perception of complication was based on just how it looked on the surface to them.
So those who felt it was too complicated though were those who only LOOKED at the recipes and didn’t actually try to make them. Whereas those who actually do the program and make the recipes they feel like the program is great. Sometimes if a recipe uses 4 spices for instance, it can make it look on the surface like a lengthy/difficult recipe, but in reality, once they just go ahead and make it they realize it wasn’t as complicated as it may have looked on the surface and that 4 spices only take about 30 seconds to add to the dish.
That said, it definitely does involve cooking of course and the intention is definitely to show the wide variety of foods and ingredients that you can eat and maintain – it’s kind of more like a training ground/bootcamp where you do it especially the first 3 weeks, then after that you will likely feel more comfortable picking and choosing recipes and favorites yourself and will know what you need and what you don’t need to simplify it down for yourself. I kind of see it like a nutritional “challenge” in a way. You know the way people do 1 month whole 30 challenges? Even if they can’t do this all year round, you learn a lot during this time of cooking more and differently – tools and principles you can carry with you over into your everyday eating choices later when you’re not doing the “challenge”.
Yes most of the ingredients are common- there are couple specialty items here and there that I notate for each week that are best to buy online – again this is to show what’s possible for replacing previous unhealthy standbys, but many of them aren’t necessarily required to o the program either. (For instance, we use smoked paprika- I buy online- but you can just as easily sub regular paprika from the store, so it’s not something that interferes with doing the program if you don’t buy it).
2 PLANS – ONE FOR BUSIER PEOPLE!
We have 2 plans- original and simplified– simplified involves cooking less dishes each week and eating them for more of the meals so that there’s less cooking for really busy people.
The flavor profile is WIDE – I used all the flavor profiles you mention and more- again my intention was to expose people to a large variety and help them see just what they can eat while still maintaining weight loss long term.
I hope this helps you decide what seems likely for you. And I have no problem issuing a refund if you decide to try it and decide it’s not suited to you- I prefer to have only people join who it does fit of course to avoid issues with my payment processor, but since refunds are so rare (like .041 percent) I don’t mind.