FAQs

What's the difference between Back to Basics and Keep It Real?

Back to Basics is designed for people who have a pretty comfortable relationship with food already but need a little inspiration plus access to quick recipes and workouts to help them get it done.


Keep it Real is for someone who finds they overeat often (even when they try their best not to), someone who struggles with binge, emotional or secret eating but wants to feel relaxed around food again


If you find it tough to be consistent, then Back to Basics is going to really help you there.


If you struggle with binge/emotional eating then doing Keep it Real will help you develop that healthy relationship with food that underpins everything. 

 

 

 

Why is Back to Basics different?

In my opinion, meal plans and other health programs totally miss the mark. They tell you what to eat instead of teaching you HOW to eat and make you feel guilty for not being perfect.


They sell you ‘health’ with before and after photos which reinforces that you’re only as worthy as the size of your pants.


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So I had to do some serious work to think up Back to Basics... It had to be different. The aim was to give you enough guidance and inspiration to make it all doable - while ensuring total flexibility and freedom from rules. It's a tricky tightrope but I think I've done exactly that with Back to Basics.


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Back to Basics teaches you how to make healthy living doable. It shows you that you can eat carbohydrates and be healthy… that you don’t need to fear any foods or go on a diet to feel good. That 'perfect eating' is over-rated and unnecessary.


Back to Basics helps you unlearn all the diet nonsense and gives you the confidence to become a normal, healthy eater. The goal is that after using Back to Basics, you can go do your own thing because you realise it isn't complicated after all.


Back to Basics has got everything to do with saving you time in the kitchen and helping you cook food your family actually like and nothing to do with bikini bodies or restriction.


If you want to be told what to eat, when and how much - there are plenty of diets out there.

But if you want:

  • to eat healthily without guilt
  • to be inspired with smart, easy recipes that take the guesswork out of family dinners
  • an alternative to takeaway dinners
  • to learn to move for fun + eat to feel good

....then Back to Basics is for you.

 

  • Each weeknight, you’ll get a new dinner recipe that is done in 20 minutes or less (with only about 5 minutes of actual prep time).
  • The recipes are super smart, easy-to-cook and gloriously fast! 
  • You can order your groceries direct from inside the program. All the recipes are shoppable so with a click of a button, you can add all your ingredients and get your groceries delivered to your door.
  • Each week you’ll learn how to prep ahead of a busy week where I show you how to cook breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the week in just one hour. 
  • Each week you’ll get three new 20 minutes workouts, that can be done anywhere, no equipment needed. They’re effective and short to find in with your busy lifestyle.
  • On the days you don’t get a workout, you’ll get a mindset video so you learn a new way of thinking as you go.

Will I be supported?

  • You will be supported! There is a Back to Basics Facebook community group to ask questions and get responses from me directly.
  • You can share tips with other memberships and trade ideas. The group is moderated by my team of experts.
  • Plus, you’ll hear from me each week via email to help you stay on track.

How do the payments work?

  • Back to Basics in a subscription program. There are no lock-in contracts and you can cancel any time.
  • Simply select the plan that’s right for you and your subscription will renew automatically when that period is finished. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

Will I get a meal plan in Back to Basics?

No. Meal plans are diets in disguise, which is why you can never stick to them. I’ll help give structure to your eating without it being prescriptive. You won’t have to waste time looking for recipes and writing out shopping lists - but you’ll still have plenty of flexibility. It’s the best of both worlds.

I live outside of Australia. Can I still do Back to Basics?

You bet your socks, you can! All the recipes include imperial and metric measurements.

  • If you live in UK, you can also order your groceries direct from the program via Tesco, Waitrose, ASDA, Ocado and Amazon Fresh.
  • In the USA, you can get your groceries delivered from Walmart, Peapod, Instacart or AmazonFresh.
  • In Canada, you can use Instacart for your grocery deliveries.
  • Live in Tokyo, Berlin (including Potsdam), Hamburg, or Munich? AmazonFresh also delivers to your city.

I’m cooking for my partner and/or kids. I want them to be satisfied. Do I have to cook two different meals?

No way, my friend! Back to Basics helps you make easy, fuss-free, family-friendly food. I’ve balanced the recipes to give you a healthy mix of nutrients and help you all feel satisfied. I’ve also suggested ways to serve the recipes so both little ones and adults can enjoy.

I’m vegetarian or pescatarian. Is this program right for me?

I’ve loaded heaps of vegetarian and pescatarian recipes into Back to Basics and you can easily filter recipes based on your preferences. I'm constantly adding new vegetarian recipes so you won't feel like you're missing out. I also suggest easy ways to swap out meat in recipes (and I don't just recommend tofu!)

I’m gluten free. Is this program right for me?

Most of the recipes are naturally gluten-free (by chance) and when they aren’t gluten - I’ve suggested an easy swap to make the recipe gluten-free. If you’re gluten-free, you can either swap out an ingredient or swap to a natively gluten-free recipe.

Can I swap out ingredients?

For sure. When you create your shopping list, you can easily swap out ingredients for a different brand or choose an ingredient to fit your budget or preferences.

If I don’t like a recipe, can I swap it out?

Of course! Flexibility is really important. You can swap out recipes whenever you like with the click of a button. 

Can I print, email or save the recipes?

Yes, yes and yes. You can print, email and save your favourite recipes with a click of a button. 

Can I stream the videos from my phone?

You sure can! They’re high quality videos that are smartly optimised for you to watch on the go… so it won’t chew through your data like a hungry caterpillar. Each 20 minute video is about 120MB.

Is the program home friendly?

You bet! All the workouts can be done from your home, no equipment needed. You don’t need any fancy kitchen equipment either. It’s designed especially for busy people.

Can I still shop somewhere else for groceries?

You can still get your groceries from wherever you like. You can create your own customisable shopping list in Back to Basics, print it or choose to email or text it yourself to take on your shopping run.

Can I order groceries direct from the program? Which retailers can I shop with direct from the program?

Yes! And how convenient is that?! All the recipes are shoppable so you can click and collect or get your groceries delivered. Back to Basics will suggest the best retailer for you depending on where you live in the world. For example, in Australia you can shop directly with Woolworths. Current retailers we work with include; Woolworths, Amazon Fresh, ASDA, Tesco, Walmart, Waitrose, Instacart, Peapod, All You Need Supermarkets and Ocado. More supermarkets are being added all the time.

I get bored easily. Is the content new?

I hear you! I get bored too. That's why every week, you’ll get new recipes, workouts and mindset tips to help keep you motivated and engaged. If you get bored with eating the same old food, you’ll love Back to Basics. Goodbye food rut! Hello fun, healthy food.

Is this program right for me? Who will benefit from this program?

If you’re already cooking loads, exercising regularly and never fall off the bandwagon - well done. Back to Basics probably isn’t right you. But if you know what to do but find it hard to stay on track when life gets busy, then Back to Basics is probably a smart choice for you. The program makes it easier to live a healthy lifestyle, without all the nonsense and confusion out there.