FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q) Are Muscle Wellness products vegetarian and vegan safe?


Each product is case sensitive. For example Vegan Protein is Vegan friendly. Kindly view the nutritional information label provided for each product page online to see whether or not your wish list product is vegetarian or vegan friendly.

Q) Are Muscle Wellness products WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) friendly?


Yes, all Muscle Wellness protein powders and whey are solely based on the creation of supplements that are 100% safe for athletes.

Q) Do Muscle Wellness products contain any allergens?


Muscle Wellness products are manufactured in a factory that may have traces of eggs, dairy, soy, wheat (gluten) and nuts. Kindly view the nutritional information label provided for each product on the actual product or available online.

Q) I am pregnant/diabetic/have high blood pressure; can I use Muscle Wellness products?


Subjects like the above are case sensitive. We best recommend consulting your doctor before consumption of any Muscle Wellness product.

Q) The consistency/taste of my Muscle Wellness product is not to my liking?


Refer to the back of the tub of the product for direct recommended instructions on how to take your product.

Q) I’m still hungry after meals, what should I do?


You may need to give your body some time to get used to your new plan – it usually takes about two to three weeks to adjust to a new eating or exercise plan.Drink a glass of water to make sure you are not thirsty rather than hungry.

If you’re following a meal plan for weight loss, bulk up your meals with veggies to make sure that you are not getting hungry.

Q) When is it best to eat if I'm working out?


When to enjoy your meals is up to you – everybody is different so you should find out what works for you best. We recommend, when exercising before breakfast, that you drink 125 ml of 100 % fruit juice or eat a fresh fruit before your workout.

If you’re exercising later in the day, it is best to eat two hours before your workout. For example, if you’re exercising at 5.30 pm, eat your afternoon snack no later than 3.30 pm, and then have your supper as normal.

Q) I am allergic to some foods. How do I address these allergies when following my meal plan?


If you have one or more food allergies, you need to find suitable alternative ingredients to replace the ones you’re allergic to.

You’re welcome to email MW’s Associate Nutritionist for further advice on marketing@muscleworks.co.za.

Q) What is a cheat meal?


Cheat meals allow you to satisfy cravings and allow you to take a break which may make a strict diet more manageable. However, sometimes one cheat meal turns into a cheat day which turns into days. This leaves one feeling guilty and defeated with no motivation to continue. In my opinion, Cheat Meals are unnecessary; if your goal is realistic and you are dedicated to achieving your goal in a healthy way then you should not find it necessary to cheat.

A re-feed is more scheduled and controlled then a cheat meal. In fact, re-feeds have been deemed necessary to ensure no deficiencies occur. A re-feed is often eating a meal comprised of just low GI carbohydrates and have been proven to help boost hormone levels, such as Leptin. A cheat-meal may be planned but is more eat whatever you have been craving.

The common mistake in cheat meals is not having a balanced meal which includes protein, carbohydrates and fats followed by a small, fruit based dessert.

Q) I don't have time to cook different meals for myself and my family


Everyone in your family can benefit from your healthy meal plan. They are simply healthy eating guidelines based on your dietary. You shouldn’t need to cook separate meals for yourself and your family, though the amounts and portions sizes may vary for kids or a partner. Of course, if anyone in your family, including yourself has a food allergy, this needs to be taken into account when planning family meals.

Q) Can I target a specific body area with weight training?


In order to shed body fat, you need to do a combination of both cardiovascular (e.g. running or cycling) and resistance exercises (e.g. circuit machines, dumbbells or body weight bearing exercises such as push-ups and sit ups).

By challenging your body in a number of different ways, you’ll build muscle, keep fit and healthy, and beat the bulge. Don’t forget to combine your exercise efforts with a calorie-controlled meal plan.

Q) I want to target the flab on my tummy. What can I do?


It’s very difficult to target any specific area to get rid of fat. If you’re fretting about your flab, try our calorie-controlled meal plan. Browse our weight loss articles and to get some reliable top tips.

For the best fat-fighting results, choose a workout routine that offers a full body workout, including cardio and strength exercises. You should be exercising for about 40 – 60 minutes on five or more days of the week.