Sometimes, you may want to create a meal plan that is less specific or prescriptive. For example, rather than showing Monday/Tuesday/etc and Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with one specific meal per cell in the meal plan table, you may want to give clients options to construct their own plan based on some guidelines.
There are a few ways in which you can achieve this result with NutriAdmin
Option 1 - Reports
You can create a report for your client. A report is similar to a Word document, but the advantage here is that NutriAdmin pulls in the data for the client and also allows you to use templates. You could create text templates describing your meal recommendations/recipes (e.g. one template for meal) and then quickly compose a document with recommendations.
E.g. your document could say something like:
- Choose one of the following for breakfast every day (a few meal options listed below)
- Choose one of the following for lunch
And then add extra comments such as "if you chose meal X for lunch, then try to choose from group Y for dinner", or "try to eat one of each from the following groups", etc. Any content that can be re-used for other reports and for other clients can be saved as a template.
To learn more about reports and templates, click here
Option 2 - Meal Plans
You can create a meal plan and be creative with how you name the days and meals of the day in the plan. For example, you could create a meal plan with 1 day and name this day "Choose one option". Then, you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks and add multiple options on each case.
E.g. you could list 10 different recipes for lunch, 10 different recipes for dinner, etc. Then you can instruct the client to choose one option each time (they are not supposed to prepare all 10 for lunch).
Another possibility would be to have multiple days in the plan. Each day will add a column to the meal plan table. Then, you could rename the days to different "food groups". E.g. you could have "protein", "carbs", "fat", and "veg" and list multiple options under each column. Then you can instruct your client to mix and match one item for each column for each meal. This can work well if you recommend your clients to split their plate into multiple "components" or "food groups".
You can also name the days/meals after certain "events", e.g. pre-workout meal, post-workout meal, and name the days depending on the amount of exercise per day for athletes that have heavy training days and rest days.
There are multiple options here and you can experiment to see something that matches your needs. Most of the components in the meal plan can be customized and you can rename days/meals to suit your goals.
To learn how to rename the days/meals in the plan, click here