I am a vegetarian / pescetarian and don’t eat a lot of meat. Is the Eat Burn Sleep Lifestyle suitable for me?
Yes. If you are a pescetarian, that is completely fine - fish and seafood will provide you enough animal protein (which is essential for an anti-inflammatory lifestyle). If you are vegetarian and you don’t eat fish and/or seafood, and you are willing to give it a try in order to lower your inflammation, we advise you to get the premium membership, which includes specialized advice for gradually reintroducing animal products into your diet.
I am strictly vegan and do not eat any animal products. Is the EBS Lifestyle suitable for me?
You can use the platform as a guideline to improve your gut flora and to lower chronic inflammation. Some plant-based eaters suffer from IBS, low energy levels, and brain fog. The platform can be used as an educational resource to understand the benefits of the Eat Burn Sleep lifestyle. If you are considering re-introducing animal products into your diet, we advise you to get the premium membership, which includes specialized advice for gradually reintroducing animal products into your diet.
Do I need to cook while on the EBS Lifestyle?
Not necessarily. As long as you stick to the food lists, you can eat anywhere. It doesn’t matter if the food you eat is not 100% compliant with the food lists. The EBS Lifestyle is based on an 80/20 rule, and it’s not about perfection but about damage limitation.
I have health issues you do not mention. Is the EBS Lifestyle suitable for me?
Most non-communicable / non-transmissible diseases are linked to high levels of chronic inflammation.
Auto-immune issues, cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, depression, PCOS, Crohn’s, psoriasis, Hashimoto’s, Graves’ disease, eczema, diverticulitis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, anxiety and more are linked to chronic inflammation.
If what you are suffering from is linked to inflammation, the Six Week Reset and Lifestyle Guide can support you. However, these are not substitutes for medication and you should always follow your doctor’s advice.
Can you follow the EBS Lifestyle egg-free?
Yes. You do not have to eat eggs while on the EBS Lifestyle, and there are other protein based breakfast options. For all recipes containing eggs, you can replace them with flax eggs (1 tbsp of milled flax seeds mixed with 5 tbsp of water, one for each egg. Let it sit for 15 minutes and use each one for each egg in the baking recipes).
Is the EBS Lifestyle suitable for men?
Yes. Inflammation and gut health affect both men and women. Many men gain fat and experience infertility due to estrogen-mimicking substances around us and in the food we consume. The EBS Lifestyle helps with such issues and allows both men and women to lower inflammation and achieve better body composition.
Does the EBS Lifestyle support healthy weight loss?
Yes. The EBS Lifestyle supports liver function and hormone regulation which helps boost metabolism and creates healthy weight loss that lasts. A healthy liver function is crucial for weight loss as it regulates hormones. The lifestyle also helps stabilize insulin levels, which supports energy levels and curbs cravings. Finally, a healthy gut is key for sustainable weight-loss. The EBS Lifestyle’s number one focus is gut health.
Does the EBS Lifestyle support healthy weight gain?
Yes. If you are experiencing poor absorption and digestion, preventing you from gaining healthy weight, the EBS Lifestyle can help you. Improving your digestive system and gut flora can help you absorb the food you are eating and gain healthy weight. Make sure to add regular snacks from the allowed food lists in order to help you gain healthy weight.
I don’t have Facebook, can I still follow the EBS Lifestyle?
Yes. The private Facebook group is an extra support tool for those who want motivation, to engage within a community and share success stories. It is quick and free to create a Facebook account for that purpose.
Can I purchase the membership and start it at a later time or do I have to start immediately?
You can start using the Eat Burn Sleep platform whenever you like. Do keep in mind that your annual membership is valid for 12 months after purchase. This means that if you buy the membership now and decide to start using the platform 6 months later you will only have 6 months left on the platform.
Can you eat out while following the EBS Lifestyle?
Yes. There is an Eating Out section on the Eat Burn Sleep platform that will help you choose the best cuisines and the healthiest dishes on the menu when you are eating out.
I have a nut allergy. What can I use as a substitute in baking recipes?
If you are allergic to nuts or prefer not to use almond flour (or other nut flour) for any other reason, you can replace it with quinoa flour. As an example, 200g or 2 cups of almond flour can be replaced with 120g or 2 cups of quinoa flour. Another good alternative is tigernut flour.
Is alcohol allowed on Six Week Reset?
Yes. Alcohol is allowed from the second week of the Six Week Reset.
Is there a difference between the food, movement, and mental wellness routines that you can apply after The Six Week Reset is over?
No. The idea is that you create new habits during The Six Week Reset and keep living the Eat Burn Sleep lifestyle thereafter. We encourage you to explore the Lifestyle Guide to help sustain your newly formed habits. You can upgrade your membership to access the Masterclasses and Specialized Advice to additional tools and resources. Specialized Advice topics include:
- IBS, Bloating, Coeliac, Crohn's, Colitis, Diverticulitis
- PCOS, Insulin Resistance and Diabetes
- Hormonal Balance, Acne, Menopause, Endometriosis
- Bowel Regularity, Diarrhoea, and Constipation
- Underactive and Overactive Thyroid, Hashimoto's, and Graves
- Cold Sores and Mouth Ulcers
- Candida and H-Pylori
- Fertility support (with or without IVF)
- Water Retention and Moderate Alcohol Consumption
- Weight Loss
- Reintroducing Animal Products for Vegans and Vegetarians
- Sports Performance and Recovery
- Unusual Eating Times
Can I follow the EBS Lifestyle while pregnant?
You need to check with your doctor. If your doctor agrees, the Six Week Reset from week 2 onwards should be suitable for pregnancy. In fact, having foods with a lower glycemic index can help reduce the risk of gestational diabetes. Stick to your doctor’s supplements advice. Coffee and alcohol are best to be avoided in pregnancy.
Can I follow the EBS Lifestyle while breastfeeding?
You need to check with your doctor. If your doctor grees, the EBS Lifestyle should be suitable for breastfeeding. Calorie restriction can impact milk supply so make sure to eat quantities according to your needs. Follow your doctor’s advice for the supplements. Regarding the exercise part, it is advised to not exercise postpartum until your doctor allows you to do so.
Can the EBS Lifestyle help improve fertility?
The Six Week Reset and EBS Lifestyle can help regulate hormones, which can improve fertility. It can help get rid of toxins which can support fertility and liver function, a key component of hormone regulation. Last but not least, high levels of chronic inflammation are linked to miscarriage.
Can the EBS Lifestyle be helpful when doing IVF?
IVF imbalances hormones and the EBS Lifestyle can help with hormonal health as well as lowering chronic inflammation. High levels of chronic inflammation are linked to miscarriage.
Do I need to cook different meals for the people living with me?
The EBS Lifestyle is not a diet so it is designed to be children- and family-friendly. The people living with you will enjoy the recipes too!
Can I follow this lifestyle if I do not cook?
Absolutely! As long as you follow the food lists guidelines, this can really help you. Your meals do not have to be perfectly compliant as the EBS approach isn’t about perfection but about damage limitation. Make sure to follow the eating out guide.
Can I follow this lifestyle if I travel a lot?
Absolutely! As long as you follow the food lists guidelines, this can really help you. Your meals do not have to be perfectly compliant as the EBS approach isn’t about perfection but about damage limitation. Make sure to follow the eating out advice and travel specialized advice (Specialized Advice Section is available for premium members).
Is this lifestyle kids friendly?
All the recipes are family and friends friendly. I would not advise cutting out any food group from a child’s diet, but the recipes can be used to give children healthy options at home.