Can I use the BARE Guide if I want to lose, gain or maintain your weight?

I have had a lot of people ask me whether or not they can use my BARE Guide for weight loss/weight gain. 

So I thought I'd write a blog post to help answer this question and so you could better understand BARE!

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Can I use the BARE Guide if I want to lose or gain weight?

The short answer is YES, absolutely!

Whether your goal is weight loss or weight gain, my BARE Guide is suitable for you. BARE is tailored to the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, and this ensures you are getting the correct balance of the core food groups to achieve good health. For the average person, the key to weight loss or gain is not in the types of foods consumed, but the amounts. For example, if you are an athlete who does heavy weight training, your protein needs will be higher compared to the general population.

If you are trying to lose weight and feel the BARE meals are too big for you, you may need to tweak the portion sizes to be a little smaller and to better suit your requirements.

If you are trying to gain weight (or you’re an athlete who does heavy weight training), you may need to adjust the portion sizes to be bigger and to better suit your nutritional needs.

Ultimately, only YOU know if you’re eating too much or too little at each meal. The best way to eat the correct amount for you is by paying attention to your body’s natural cues and listening to your hunger needs. This doesn’t mean you should go wild and scoff your face with food after a big workout – it just means eating intuitively and in moderation. And, of course, exercise is another key ingredient to achieving your health and fitness goals.

I hope this helps answer your questions! If you do have any other questions please send them through to

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Leah xx