Frequently Asked Questions
WHO BUILT "CREATE YOUR PHYSIQUE"?
This App was created by a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, fitness competitor, and medical professional. A valuable team that has been working together at their gym for many years sharing their combined knowledge with anyone seeking their help. They have been using this method with their clients for nearly a decade and are thrilled to finally have the ability to reach people all over the world changing lives one download at a time.
IS THE $4.99 FOR THE APP A MONTHLY FEE?
No…the user only pays the fee once. Not monthly.
DOES THE APP COUNT CALORIES?
“Create Your Physique” is not a lifestyle based on counting calories. However, if you feel a need to increase your caloric intake, you are welcomed to replace your fourth meal with a repeat of your third meal taking full advantage of adding suggested portions of avocado & greens. Please keep in mind that if you are trying to lose weight, it is essential to burn more calories per day than you are consuming.
CAN I DRINK COFFEE?
Yes. Best option is black coffee in the morning with one serving of sugar or sweetener. Try to stay clear of creamers with a lot of sugar. Also, try to stay away from artificial sweeteners due to dangers from the chemicals. There are other sweeteners that are a safer choice.
CAN I CHEW GUM?
Yes…but like everything else in moderation. Sugar free gum is the best choice but an unlimited amount is not a safe choice due to chemicals that may lead to a laxative effect. Chewing gum may also lead to bloating due to the fact that you are swallowing air. A few pieces a day is fine. A few packs are probably not a good idea.
CAN I USE MARINADES / SEASONINGS FOR MY MEATS, CHICKEN, & FISH?
Yes… Try to stay clear of seasonings high in sodium. Consider making your own mix of herbs for seasoning or picking something from the grocery isle that is sodium free. Try adding garlic, cilantro, and other herbs to your chicken. You can use a similar combination of herbs with lime to your fish. Check out the video tutorial on the App for tips on meal prepping. Your meal plan does not have to be tasteless.
HOW MUCH SUGAR CAN I CONSUME?
According to the American Heart Association, a female should not consume more than 25 grams of sugar per day. A male should not consume more than 35 grams of sugar per day. Check the back of food labels when shopping to make healthier choices. Be aware of products that claim sugar free given they may be using artificial sweeteners, which may be harmful when consumed over a long period of time.
SHOULD I DO PROTEIN SHAKES?
Maybe… Protein shakes are not for everyone. Some products can retain water and cause bloating while others do not. You can always remove them from your food options if they do not agree with your desired physique. A fruit blend as a shake may serve you well. If you decide to do a fruit blend shake as a meal, try not to do more than two a day and not at night due to the sugar in fruit. Check out the video tutorial on the App for tips on making protein shakes. Keep in mind that Whey is fast-digesting protein better suited during the day while Casein is a slow-digesting protein used in the late evening most likely as your last meal given it promotes a sustained anti-catabolic environment for your body while you sleep.
Remember if something does not agree with your desired physique, feel free to remove it from your food options so that it is not included in your meal plan.
WHEN CAN I HAVE A CHEAT MEAL?
“Create Your Physique” will send you a notification when you can have a cheat meal based on your goal. If you are trying the Lose Weight, you will get a notification for a cheat meal once a month until you reach your goal weight. Once you reach that goal weight, go to your profile page and switch your goal to Maintenance Meal Plan so you have the tools you need to keep that weight off. Once you have reached your goal and switch your plan, you will get a cheat meal notification once a week. Those on the other goals (Get lean or Gain mass) will also get a notification once a week. Please keep in mind that a cheat meal is completely different than a cheat day.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I UPDATE MY WEIGHT?
Because the App will immediately recalculate your portions whenever you update your weight, we suggest getting on a scale for your new weight before your next meal prepping session. This will give you the updated personalized portions you need to continue your progress.
HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD I DRINK A DAY?
The minimum amount of water a person should have per day is half their body weight in ounces. For example, a person weighing 160 pounds should consume at least 80 oz a day. Divide your current weight by 2 to know the minimal amount of water you should be consuming. While my minimum is half a gallon, I try to do a full gallon a day. I figured the extra amount can only help with the benefits of drinking water. For more tips, go to our “Tips that Help” page. You will find useful information to help you reach your goal.
HOW CAN MY SERVICES BE PART OF THE CYP DIRECTORY?
We are proud to say that our users have the ability to contact every company listed directly from the App. If you are interested in being listed in our directory and promoting your business, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our representatives will return your email within 24 hours. Thank you for your interest.