PHASE 2: BALANCE

Maintain a naturally healthy lifestyle

Cruising through life

The Reset phase has strict rules that help you regain a natural, healthy metabolism. The Balance phase aims to maintain that balance but allow a little more wriggle room so it’s easier to keep up from day to day. You’ll get to earn additional foods and there will also be new ways to earn cheats (although cheats will remain the exception, not the rule).

The basic principles remain the same. You will eat nutritious foods and you will be rewarded for keeping up your healthy habits.

Diet changes

During the Balance phase, you will be able to earn additional foods. Some of the foods we reintroduce are well known to cause sensitive reactions in some people. Now that you have avoided them for a few weeks, you have a great opportunity to test your body’s reaction to them.

We recommend you reintroduce whole grains, dairy and soy one at a time (leaving three days between each reintroduction to cleanse your system) and take note of how your body reacts. If you experience symptoms like hives, hay fever, shortness of breath, intestinal cramps or any other sudden symptoms, do some more tests or leave the responsible food out of your diet completely.

Below are the food categories for the Balance phase. Check our food guide for more detailed information.

GREEN CATEGORY

Staples

Vegetables, mushrooms, fruit, fish, herbs and spices, salt, healthy fats, condiments; (carbonated) water, black coffee and tea.

The green category contains common healthy foods and drinks. These are always available and do not need to be earned.

YELLOW CATEGORY

Earned foods

Potatoes, white rice, whole grains, quinoa; nuts, legumes, dark chocolate, fermented soy; fruit juice, dried fruits, alcohol (1 glass); eggs; meat, poultry; hard cheese, yogurt, cream

The yellow category contains healthy foods that in nature would require effort to find or make. These are the foods you need to earn using our app.

RED CATEGORY

Cheats only

Refined grains, seed oils, unfermented soy, artificial flavors and additives, sugary snacks and drinks, milk, alcohol.

The red category contains unhealthy foods you should avoid. Sometimes you will earn a cheat which will allow you to eat one meal or snack with no restrictions.

Using the app

Now that you have reached the Balance phase, there is only one habit you need to adopt. Use the app. Every day. That’s it.

Every day, the app will allow you to log your activities for the day. For each activity you complete, you will earn an additional food for next day’s menu. If you want to have a lazy day and make do with limited foods the next day, that is fine. And if you have a night out planned and decide to go the extra mile so you can drink some beers, that is also fine. As long as you stick to our one unbendable rule:

 
ONLY EAT FOODS YOU HAVE EARNED
 

And always eat sensible portions and lots of vegetables. Although the app gives you a whole range of new activities to earn foods, we recommend you keep up the habits you learned. So drink lots of water, go to bed on time and take a daily walk. You’ll feel better and you’ll find that the two foods this earns you every day really make a difference.

With all of that out of the way, let’s download the app and get cracking!

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The next phase

As you may have gathered, there is no next phase. These rules are made to live by from now on. Of course, forever is a long time, and we know that’s not how real life works. There will be vacations, holiday dinner marathons and other temptations that will lure you to the dark side from time to time.

Don’t panic, you know what you need to do.

If you have gained a little weight, it may be enough to tighten the reins a little. Maybe you just need to eat smaller portions, drink more water or eat more vegetables.

But sometimes, your fitness and your healthy habits have slipped significantly. You forget to use the app and your cheats last from lunch until bedtime. If that happens, we recommend you go back and do another Reset phase.

Looking for a little more help?

We have shared with you all the basic rules and tools you need to live a healthy life. If you feel a little overwhelmed and would like a bit more guidance, take a look at our Fresh Start program. It is specially designed to guide you through the challenging first 24 days of your Healthy Lives journey and provides a ton of support and inspiration.