Working Against Gravity FAQs:
Q. How does the WAG program work?
Start by filling out our questionnaire so we can get to know you—your current body composition, short- and long-term goals, expectations, preferences, schedule, training style, and more come into play here. Then, our membership team pairs you with a coach who specializes in what you want and need. Your 1:1 Nutrition Coach will tell you how many grams of protein, fats, and carbs to consume daily and give you the tools needed to reach those targets.
Along the way, you’ll track your progress in our centralized web app, Seismic, where you log your weight, macros, measurements, and more. Through regular check-ins with your coach, discuss what’s working and what needs to shift, ask questions, and get personalized feedback and macro adjustments.
If you have questions/concerns or are looking for motivation outside of your weekly check-in, you can message your coach at any time.
Q. Do you design meal plans?
Yes—a meal plan is included in our Nutrition Coaching Plus membership.
As a member, your customized meal plan is based on your first set of coach-prescribed macros and any food preferences you indicated in your initial questionnaire. Use these seven days of meals and snacks (35 different options!) to make food selection quick and easy as you get the hang of communicating with your coach and tracking macros.
If you are not a current WAG member, you can purchase a personalized Weight Loss Meal Plan based on your biological sex, weight loss goal, current weight, training frequency, and more factors you share with us upon purchase. Learn more about our meal plans HERE.
Q. What if I don’t want to track macros?
Tracking macros is a great way to learn what is in your food and what works best for your body. But, we understand that it may not be for everyone, especially if you’re just starting your nutrition journey.
Our coaching software—Seismic—allows your coach to turn tracking metrics (like macros) on and off based on what you choose to focus on together. In other words: you don’t have to track macros to be successful on the WAG program.
Q. Do you program workouts and gym routines?
We do not write specific, in-depth workout programs for our clients. But, as nutrition is our forte, WAG coaches constantly communicate with clients about how food choices and timing impact performance. Coaches make nutrition recommendations and suggestions based on your workout style, intensity, and goals.
Q. Do you offer video or phone calls with clients?
Depending on your membership, video calls with your coach may be included. Our Nutrition Coaching Plus plan consists of an onboarding call with your 1:1 WAG Nutrition Coach, three written check-ins per month, and a monthly call once per month to touch base face-to-virtual-face.
You can purchase a one-off call with your coach whenever you’d like a little extra connection. Our coaches love meeting face-to-virtual-face with their clients to provide that next level of support. On top of these calls, you’ll receive weekly written check-ins and unlimited access to our messaging system.
Q. Do you work with expecting and breastfeeding individuals?
Yep! When you sign up for the program, you’ll have the option to select “Pregnant” and give us more information in your questionnaire. We’ll pair you with one of our Pregnancy Nutrition Coaches. If you’re breastfeeding, you’re part of our Traditional Program, but our questionnaire will prompt you to let us know if milk supply is something you and your coach need to keep tabs on as you work towards your goals.
Q. Do you work with people doing the ketogenic diet?
We sure do! Many of our coaches have followed a ketogenic diet and undergone extensive training to ensure they’re prepared to work with keto clients. You’ll have the option to select “Ketogenic” during the signup process if you currently follow a ketogenic diet or want to give it a shot.
Q. Can you work with young, old, overweight, already fit, or inactive individuals?
Come one, come all! We coach people of all shapes, sizes, and lifestyles. Our program is custom-built around you and your goals. Check our results page here. You can filter by age, lifestyle, profession, and more to find people who have success with this program.
Q. Why do I have to commit for three months?
Since making a sustainable change doesn’t happen overnight, we require a minimum three-month commitment to ensure you get the most out of the program and practice patience with yourself. We also heavily value the coach/client relationship. Building a solid and trusting relationship with your coach takes a bit of time, and a three-month minimum commitment ensures you create that strong foundation together. After three months, your account will automatically convert to monthly payments until you cancel.
Q. What if I have medical issues?
We can work with almost anyone struggling with a medical illness, but our coaches cannot provide medical assistance or treatment options for diabetes, hormonal problems, thyroid problems, PCOS, etc. Many of our coaches work with clients to help them put medical recommendations into habitual practice. If you have a medical illness, please consult your doctor before changing your diet.
Q. What if I have specific dietary preferences?
Are you wondering if you can succeed with WAG if you’re vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, or just a picky eater? You can! We choose your macros, and you choose your food. Your coach will give you personalized recommendations based on your dietary preferences to help you feel confident hitting your targets and reaching your goals.
Q. Can WAG help me if I’ve been calculating macros for a while?
Sure, we’re just super strict and mean to you since we know you can do it. Just kidding, we’re friendly people. But yes, we will still challenge you and help you reach your goals!
Even the most experienced coaches need a coach—staying objective about your body and performance is challenging. Everyone can benefit from having another set of eyes on the situation and making those tough calls. Every WAG Coach has a WAG Coach.
Q. How is the WAG program different from other nutrition programs?
Our program is specifically designed for you and can change as your body, goals, and seasons of life change. From cleanses to carb-less, you’ve probably tried at least a few shiny diet trends. And the truth is, they all work in some way, shape, or form… just not for everyone—and not for all goals. We’ll help you get off the hamster wheel of yo-yo dieting, being strict for a while, “falling off” your diet, and vowing to start over on Monday by tailoring a nutrition program to you and proving support and accountability along the way. WAG is not an overnight solution or a quick fix—we work with you to help you find a sustainable approach to your nutrition, so you walk away with the confidence and knowledge needed to maintain your results long-term.
Q. I have a medical condition, can I still get a meal plan?
You should always consult your physician before starting a new diet. Our meal plans cannot and should not be used to treat any medical conditions. If you’re unsure of whether or not this applies to you, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. What if I want more personalized support?
Meal plans are a great way to get to build food awareness, make your meal choices quick and easy, and start working towards your goals. But meal plans are not a long-term nutrition solution—what happens when the grocery store is out of the food you’re prescribed, a special occasion pops up, or you forget your prepped lunch at home?
If you’re craving more in-depth, ongoing support, learn more about WAG membership options HERE.
Q. Who are meal plans best for?
These meal plans are perfect for anyone who wants to lose weight and doesn't have any super-specific performance goals. If you are a high-level athlete or have very time-bound weight loss goals, we recommend getting more personalized support from a Working Against Gravity coach.
Our Nutrition Coaching Plus membership includes a personalized meal plan based on your coach-prescribed macros, food preferences, and seven days of meals. This membership also includes monthly video calls, weekly check-ins, unlimited messages, and more, so you can optimize your performance and recovery with an experienced coach.
Q. How many times can I request a new meal plan?
WAG Weight Loss Meal Plans are designed to use for as long as you see progress and enjoy your meals. If you accurately track body measurements and stay consistent with your meal plan, you won’t need to move from one Phase to the next until progress stops for 2+ weeks.
If you want to continue losing weight with a Dietitian-written plan after you’ve finished Phase 3 of your plan, you can purchase another plan based on your new starting weight, but if you want personalized macros and regular support, a monthly membership is the way to go!
Q. What equipment do I need?
To make the very most of your weight loss meal plan, you’ll need a food scale, body weight scale, tape measure, and your phone. We’ll teach you how to accurately measure progress using different body composition metrics (weight, pictures, and measurements). You’ll use your food scale to measure portion sizes and ensure you stick to your plan.
Q. Do I need to track my food with my meal plan?
You don’t! You can follow your meal plan using just your food scale. That being said, tracking your food with an app like MacrosFirst is a skill that will help you continue making progress post-meal plan.
*Our Nutrition Coaching Plus membership includes 50% off a yearly macros first premium subscription.
Q. Can you customize the meal plans for my food preferences (i.e. vegetarian, paleo, gluten free)?
Our weight loss meal plans cannot be customized to your exact preferences. That being said, we provide an extensive list of foods you can swap in and out of your plan while staying close to the prescribed macro and calorie amounts. This allows you to work around food allergies and preferences while following your meal plan and seeing progress.
*Fully customized meal plans are available as an add-on for all WAG members, and an initial customized meal plan is included in our Nutrition Coaching Plus Membership—these meal plans are personalized to your macros, goals, and food preferences.
Q. I live outside of the United States. Are the foods in your meal plans available where I live?
Yes! Our meal plans include mostly whole foods and widely available options instead of specific brands.