On your SHAPE Program journey, you might ask, “Why can’t I eat (insert food)? It’s healthy and it doesn’t affect me.” Or, “I ate (insert food) and I’m still losing weight. What’s the big deal?” The answer is that what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for others.
Each of the items on the SHAPE-approved extras list was tested for efficacy on the SHAPE Program.
Some SHAPE practitioners may allow their patients/clients to consume foods that are not SHAPE-approved. If any of the foods on the non-approved list are approved for you, please do not recommend them to others who are also on the program.
The 8th and 9th editions of the SHAPE Program Guidebook (released May 2020 and September 2021, respectively) contain a list of approved and non-approved foods. This article will be updated as new foods are discussed and tested. If you do not already have a copy of the SHAPE Program Guidebook, 8th or 9th Edition, please contact your SHAPE Practitioner.
Phase I: Fast Track Cleanse Nutrition Protocol Updates
For more information on these changes, read this article.
Eggs – Count as 1 oz. of protein
Tempeh – No more than 4 oz. daily
Fruits: Quantities listed equal one serving. All fruits much be fresh or frozen, not dried or canned.
Apricots – 2
Cherries – ½ cup
Kiwi – 2
Nectarine – 1 medium
Peach – 1 medium
Pear – 1 medium
Pineapple – ½ cup
Plum – 2
Here is a list of SHAPE-Approved extras. If something is not listed here or in your Program Guidebook, it is NOT APPROVED.
Coffee/tea – In moderation. Herbal tea is best, as caffeine can be dehydrating.
Cranberry juice – Unsweetened. 4 oz. cranberry juice to 28 oz. water. 8 oz. diluted juice per day.
Milk – One tablespoon of cow, almond, coconut, oat or rice milk per day.
Mineral water – Unflavored and unsweetened. Helps to balance pH. Pellegrino®, Perrier® and Topo Chico® are good options.