Frequently Asked Questions
WHO BUILT "CREATE YOUR PHYSIQUE"?
This App was created by two regular people that saw a real need for something easy and effective. They know the struggle and took their own money to build something that can change someone’s life with just a few clicks…providing all the necessary tools to Create Your Physique. Audi is a diagnostic medical professional in addition to a personal trainer and nutritionist while her husband has a career in law enforcement along with being a fitness competitor. Their combined knowledge has helped many & they are excited to help countless more.
HOW CAN I REACH CYP IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
There are a number of ways to reach CYP. You can give us a call or send a text to 407-562-3888. There is a contact page on our website CYPAPP.COM or you can email us at email@example.com. We are happy to help you with any questions and/or concerns. We will respond as soon as we can.
DOES THE APP COUNT CALORIES? DOES THE APP COUNT MACROS?
Yes… “Create Your Physique” has two packages: Basic and Premium. The premium package does have a macro and calorie calculator that will give you your daily caloric intake and macros based on your profile and desired goal.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PERSONALIZED PORTIONS AND COUNTING MACROS?
Both work well and are effective. They are just different approaches to reaching your goals. Personalized portions is a way of eating the portions that are set for you and no one else. I can not give 100 people in the same room the exact same diet and expect results. In order for any diet to work, it must be tailored to the individual. This is what Create Your Physique does in the meal plan feature. We allow you to choose your foods so that you actually enjoy your diet while we calculate your exact portions based on your profile and desired goal. This part of the App is designed and defaulted to make sure you eat specific foods at a certain time of the day. For example, you will have your heaviest carbohydrate in the middle of your plan versus at the end, which is likely closer to your bedtime. The Macro Calculation is also personalized but, you are counting the macro nutrients in the food items you decide to put into your meal plan. Staying within your calculated macros will also help you achieve your goal. This process is more time-consuming because you are adding and tracking during your meal prep versus simply looking at your personalized portions and moving forward with meal prepping. Macro counting can be confusing so we set up an page to fully explain how to properly do it so that if you choose this path, you do it accurately. Both ways work. It is just a matter of preference.
SHOULD I TRACK MY MACROS?
Tracking macros is not for everyone. Some people just want to know what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat while others prefer tracking macros. You do not need to track your macros to be healthy, lose weight, get lean, or build muscle. Both methods work. It is all about your preferred preference. Tracking macros and logging in every bite can be time consuming and frustrating for some and we do not want anyone to give up. We simply wanted to offer macro counting as an option on the App with a clear explanation of how it is done properly for those that are interested. On the premium package of Create Your Physique App, you will find the Macro & Calorie Calculator, which provides your daily calorie intake along with your calculated macros based on your activity and desired goal. Then, the user can learn how to count their calculated macros with one click.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON USING MEAL PREP SERVICES?
Some meal prep services are great …but do your research about the ingredients and amount of sodium. We recommend making sure the food is fresh with an acceptable level of sodium. If you find a great company, you can ask them if they measure out your meals for you. If they don’t but you still like what they offer, you can always make your order and measure out your personalized portions after meals have been delivered.
HOW MUCH SODIUM SHOULD I CONSUME PER DAY?
According to the American Heart Association, the ideal amount is 1500 mg per day…. with no more than 2,300 milligrams a day for most adults. Studies have shown than even cutting back by 1,000 milligrams a day can significantly improve blood pressure and heart health.
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 Recipe Videos 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?
Yes… We suggest having a cheat meal once a week.. Please keep in mind that a cheat meal is completely different than a cheat day. For more tips, go to our “Tips that Help” page. You will find useful information to help you reach your goal.
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 provide a platform for other businesses that are in the business to help others. 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.