What Is The BARE Guide? Can I Use The BARE Guide For Weight Loss? What – LEAH ITSINES

What Is The BARE Guide? Can I Use The BARE Guide For Weight Loss? What's the difference between BARE Guide and BARE Vegetarian?

Here are all of the answers to some of the questions I get asked every single day: What is the BARE Guide? What's the difference between the BARE Guide and BARE Vegetarian? Can I lose weight with the BARE Guide?

WHAT IS THE BARE GUIDE?

The BARE Guide an online healthy eating guide, that is designed to allow women enjoy all of their favourite foods and get the results they want. I've always believed that healthy eating doesn’t need to be complicated or boring. BARE teaches you how to enjoy a balanced and healthy relationship with food without restriction.

With over 120 recipes, flexible weekly planners and an abundance of educational resources, BARE focuses on taste and ease just as much as nutrition.

From burgers and curries to pancakes and banana bread, each recipe is quick, easy and, most importantly, super delicious! I've worked with an in-house dietician to ensure BARE gives your body all the daily macronutrients your body needs to thrive.

THE BARE GUIDE HAS:

- 120+ recipes exclusive to BARE
- Flexible weekly planners and Shopping lists 
- Abundance of educational resources (cooking basics, universal measurements, swaps and alternative ingredients for recipes)
- Tailored portion sizes by a registered practicing dietitian. 
- The BARE guides cater for those with Gluten, Dairy, Nut and other intolerances so you can swap between ingredients and meals with ease.

CAN I USE THE BARE GUIDE FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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 info@leahitsines.com.au.

Join the BARE Guide Community and start your healthy eating journey today.

With over 120 exclusive recipes, flexible weekly meal planners, shopping lists and an abundance of supportive resources, the BARE Guide makes healthy eating easy, sustainable and, most importantly, delicious.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BARE GUIDE AND BARE GUIDE VEGETARIAN?

First and foremost, BARE Guide uses meat products within the recipes and BARE Vegetarian does not. BARE vegetarian is ‘lacto-ovo-vegetarian’ which means we have used eggs and dairy, however has a Vegan swap on almost every page.

When it comes to the planners and shopping lists – these are completely different (as there are new recipes).

As for the recipes, SOME have crossed over from BARE Guide to BARE vegetarian. However, there are roughly 88 NEW recipes in BARE vegetarian and around 42 that have crossed over from regular.

The Resources are similar but do have differences regarding cooking basics and information for those who follow a vegetarian diet. 

If buying the bundle (not yet available), please note that some recipes and resources will be the same/similar. There is still a HUGE amount of support, new recipes and community. If buying the bundle, you will receive over 200 recipes that are workable within the guides – how amazing is that! 

We also have accounted for allergies in both the BARE guide and Vegetarian BARE – with a huge swaps and alternatives table to help you swap ingredients for ones that you can eat. In regards to the number of  GF, DF, NF recipes, see below:

BARE (meat based)
Nut Free: 78
Dairy Free: 51
Gluten Free: 35

BARE Vegetarian
Nut Free: 80
Dairy Free: 61
Gluten Free: 52

Some recipes have 1 ingredient that is something simple like soy sauce, which means we can’t call it “gluten free”, where if you would switch soy for tamari (in the swaps and alternatives table), this recipe would be gluten free.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE BARE GUIDE?

With the BARE guide you receive lifetime access! BARE is a downloadable guide, so it will be with you forever as soon as you download. We have the online portal if you ever lose the guide to re-download.

WHAT LEVEL OF COOKING EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?

All of the recipes are designed to be quick and easy, and beginners are super welcome and will have a community of support available! You do not need any prior cooking level, our resources will help you through your journey. Each week, you will get more and more confident in the kitchen – I can promise you that! If you’re an experienced cook, I promise you’ll enjoy these delicious recipes just as much as the beginners!

I’VE TRIED SO MANY PROGRAMS BEFORE, WHAT MAKES BARE DIFFERENT?

BARE first and foremost is NOT a diet or about restriction in any way! It’s all about balance and enjoying food. You won’t find extensive meal plans, complicated recipes or expensive ingredients here. BARE gives you all the resources you need to build a healthy relationship with food but most importantly, it shows you that you can cook and enjoy all your favourite foods, while feeling happy and healthy.

We’ve also worked really hard to give you more recipes so you have CHOICE and you can eat YOUR way. We want you to make a healthy change, while loving every minute/meal!

READY TO JOIN THE BARE COMMUNITY?

Hope this information has helped you and I hope I can make healthy eating much more achievable for you.

If you have any other BARE Guide questions, please let me know.

Leah x