Embrace Your Inner Chef
The food style at Whistler Fitness Vacations is modern. Dishes are energizing and delicious – many guests say that it’s one of the highlights of their program! Learning to cook is an exciting, liberating experience and we are proud to provide simple recipes that are gluten, wheat, dairy and meat free. The Planet Friendly Diet is a print book written by our fitness director Cat Smiley, redesigned into the JUMP SCHOOL 2-book series.
As part of our green commitment, our meal plan is zero waste. Grocery shopping is a key part of the learning experience and our system is carefully set up to alleviate mind or body urges to binge after dinner. Only the food that you need for the week is provided. We have a strict ‘no outside food’ policy at our weight loss vacations. This means that everyone is on the same page with their meals. Usually everyone is lodged on the same floor, which makes it easy to get together for cooking or dinner as you feel like. If you want to do your own thing, that’s okay too! There’s no pressure and no expectation.
We not only show you how to cook healthier, we teach you how to adapt it into your own tastes and preferences once you go home.
How It Works
The Planet Friendly Diet is 1200 calories per day, with intermittent fasting until 3pm every day. Intermittent fasting means that no solid foods are consumed. Evening meal is 500 calories or less, with smoothies for breakfast and lunch. Meals are one-person portions, with minimal plastic and labeling. Recycling facilities are provided in your lodging.
The ingredients are selected for their high levels of phytonutrients and antioxidants. Delicious and easy-to-follow recipes are provided on a 21-day rotation, with images from the recipes illustrated above. Our plan is Halal and Kosher but it is not certified – please bring your own cutlery/dishes as needed if you are strict Kosher. The plan is suitable for diabetics and those low-sugar lifestyles. Grains are used, but may be substituted for our preferred root veggies of the season, which are fresh throughout the year in BC!
We can use a vegetarian adaptation of our plan to exclude fish. However we don’t provide recipes for the protein replacement, so please come prepared with some ideas for your preferred proteins to exchange for our fish dishes, and we’ll purchase them with you on our Monday shop. These should be low in sodium, such as lentils, peas, and beans.
To ensure optimal results from all guests, our weight loss vacations can not be adapted to include meat or additional salts, sugars or supplements at our weight loss vacations. You may go fish-free if preferred – please let us know in advance of your stay if you need to substitute fish, as we order it in advance.
Dairy is excluded from your food plan, except the option to use natural yogurt in smoothies. We recommend soy in moderation and advise against going soy-free except unless specifically recommended by your doctor. We believe when used in moderate amounts, soy contains valuable health benefits.