RP Diet App Review (My Honest Opinion After 9+ Weeks)

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Renaissance Periodization (RP) is a diet coaching company that takes an evidence-based approach to fitness and nutrition. It offers one-on-one coaching as well as a mobile app and automated diet templates, which I had a lot of success with back in 2016-2017.

I respect the team at RP a lot and love all of the content they produce. However, having just attempted a fat loss diet with the app for the past 9 weeks (after also attempting fat loss diets with it on two other occasions in the past) and struggling with it the entire time, I can’t say that I would recommend it to most people.

The RP diet app is very rigid and doesn’t allow much room for flexibility. You have to eat a specific amount of protein, carbs, and fats at each meal instead of aiming for overall daily calorie and macro targets. This can make nutrition tracking unnecessarily complicated and confusing for many people.

In this article, I’ll go into more detail about what I like and don’t like about the RP diet app. I’ll discuss how it works, its pros and cons, and compare it to the diet templates that RP also offers.

An Important Note About The RP Diet App

Keep in mind that this is my very honest opinion of the app based on my own experiences. As you’ll see, I’m not a fan of the app for multiple reasons. But many people are successful with it, so just because it doesn’t work for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you.

I recommend you check out the app for yourself to make your own assessment. I’ve seen some YouTube videos where people LOVE the app for the very cons that I bring up in this article.

You can check out the RP Diet App by using this link, which will give you 33% off your monthly subscription for the first 6 months. You also get 14 days free when signing up.

Lastly, this review analyzes the app from a fat loss perspective since that’s how I’ve used it. However, much of this information is applicable to muscle gain or maintenance goals as well.

Let’s get into it.

Renaissance Periodization: Company and App Overview

Renaissance Periodization was founded by Nick Shaw, a competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder, and Dr. Mike Israetel, a competitive powerlifter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete. Today, the RP team is comprised of 25+ registered dieticians and individuals with master’s degrees and Ph.D.’s in disciplines such as nutritional sciences and sports performance.

RP’s mission is to deliver: 

“The most effective, scientifically sound and reliable diet and training consultation to anyone who wants to use it to achieve results.” 

It follows a multi-tiered, science-backed approach to nutrition that includes a combination of overall calorie balance, macronutrients (protein, fats, and carbs), nutrient timing, and food composition. 

After offering diet templates in Excel and PDF format for years, Shaw and the RP team began development of the RP diet app in 2016. They launched it a couple of years later, and while the templates are still available, the mobile app is now the preferred choice for most people who are new to RP.

RP Diet App: How It Works

Before getting into how the RP diet app works, there is one very important thing you should know about it: it is NOT a calorie tracker. It acts as a coaching tool that tells you when and how much to eat at each meal based on when you work out, but you won’t see how many calories you’re eating every day.

Furthermore, the app doesn’t count all macros from all foods. For example, if you’re logging sprouted bread as your carb source, it won’t count any protein that the bread may contain.

This is primarily so you can get as much protein as possible from whole protein sources (i.e. chicken breast) and is also why the app doesn’t function as a calorie tracker. Many people get confused by this in the beginning, but if you’re aware of it from the start, it allows you to better understand how the app works.

*This link also gives you 33% off your monthly subscription for 6 months if you decide to continue.

Setting Up the App

Setting Up the RP App: RP step 1 filling up your details
Setting up the RP app: Choose a diet goal
Setting up the RP app: Choose your start date
Setting up the RP app: Choose weigh-in times

The initial setup process for the RP diet app is pretty straightforward, but using it after that requires a learning curve.

When you first sign up, you’ll be asked to fill in stats like your height, weight, how many average steps you get per day, what days you workout, how difficult your workouts are, how many meals you want to eat per day, and how many hours of sleep you get each night. You’ll also have to choose whether you want to lose fat, build muscle, or maintain your weight.

The app will then provide diet recommendations based on the information you provided. Your diet will typically start the following day unless you specified a different start date during the sign-up process.

Logging Meals

RP App Diet Plan Preview

Once your diet starts, you can use the app to determine the quantities of different foods you can eat at each meal.

To log a meal, you can either tap the meal from the Home screen or go to the Schedule tab and select it from there. A screen showing three bars with protein, fats, and carbs at the top will appear. Click the “Choose foods” button. (Later on, if you add food combinations for frequent meals, you can select the “Load food combination” option.)

You can now begin to log your meal. You’ll start with protein first, then add your fats, and add your carbs last. Any vegetables you eat with your meals are added in step 3 with your carbs.

To log your meal, you have several options:

  • A basic food list for each macro. This includes standard options like chicken breast, egg whites, ground beef, olive oil, almonds, brown rice, fruits, and veggies. At the end of the list, the app also provides some items that it recommends eating in moderation, like cheese or butter. Each macro has its own basic food list that you can choose from. There are no brand names, which is mildly annoying but not a huge deal. While macros will be different for the same type of food from different brands, there’s usually not a significant difference. For example, Chobani plain Greek yogurt has 15g of protein in a serving while Fage has 16g, which is a negligible difference.
  • An “Expanded” option, which is where you can add custom foods that aren’t in any of the basic food lists. For example, if you wanted to add something like a breakfast cereal that’s not on the basic food lists, you could create a custom food entry for it.
  • A barcode scanner, which enables you to scan a food’s barcode to automatically pull in the macros. The app won’t recognize all barcodes, so you may have to create a custom food entry for certain items. I only recommend using this if something is nowhere to be found on any of the food lists in the app. This is one of the only times where the app will count all macros from a specific food, so you can potentially shortchange yourself on more protein, fats, or carbs if you use the barcode scanner for everything.
  • A restaurant list, where you can find food items from popular chains like Starbucks and Chipotle. This option can give you a good gauge of how much you can eat if you get takeout.

For the purposes of this guide, I’ll walk you through adding items from the basic food lists.

Starting with protein, you can select any option from the list. Let’s say you want to add chicken breast. Find the item in the food list, then click “Done.” The app will return you to the previous screen, but you’ll now see the food item with a scrolling slider, a number that indicates how much of that food item you can eat for that meal, and a clickable option that says “raw.”

If you want to, you can change this to “cooked,” and the app will automatically recalculate the weight of the food to account for the amount of moisture lost or gained during the cooking process. Meats, for example, lose moisture after cooking, while foods like rice and pasta absorb moisture.

You can use the slider to adjust how much of your protein source you want to eat. As you do this, the protein bar at the top of the screen will get lighter or darker to indicate how close you are to hitting your target.

This number adjusts in increments of 5, so it’s not always 100% accurate, but it is fairly close. Once you hit the limit (for example, 35g of protein), you won’t be able to increase the amount of protein you want to eat any further.

Once you’ve added your protein sources, you can proceed to add your fats, carbs, and vegetable items following the same steps.

Here is a quick screen recording of how the app’s functionality looks in action:

Checking In Meals

RP App interface
RP meals to check in

Once you’ve logged all of your food items, checking in for each of your meals is easy.

The app will recommend that you eat within 45 minutes of your scheduled meal time. When it’s almost time for your next meal, you’ll see a notification bar at the top of the app telling you how many meals you need to check in. When you click that bar, you’ll see a list of each meal that hasn’t been checked in yet.

Click each meal, then choose whether you were roughly at macros, over macros, or under macros. Generally, if you ate within 5g of each macro for a meal, you’d select “Roughly at macros.” If you were significantly over or under that for any macro, choose the appropriate option.

RP App: Edit check in

You don’t have to add food for a meal in order to check in as long as you have a good idea of how close you were to your macro targets.

As you use the app more, the info you provide in the check-ins will calculate your meal adherence. You can see this by clicking the “Stats” tab at the bottom of the app. If you’re at or over 90%, your meal adherence will be in green. This is the minimum that RP recommends in order for you to achieve the best results.

In addition to your meal adherence, you’ll also see your meal check-in streak which indicates how many meals in a row you’ve logged where you hit your macro targets. As well, you’ll see how many pounds away you are from your goal and a line graph that shows your weight trends on this screen.

RP App Stats

Weighing In and Weekly Check-Ins

When you first configured the app’s settings, you specified how often you wanted to weigh in. On the days that you have to weigh in, you’ll get a reminder to enter your weight. You just have to click that notification bar from the top of the main dashboard, enter your weight, and click “Weigh In.”

There’s nothing left for you to do until your weekly check-in, which is always on Fridays. RP does this so you have the weekend to go food shopping and do your meal prep based on your new macros.

The app will calculate your average weight from the previous week to determine your rate of weight loss. If you’re on track to hit your weight loss goal, it will recommend that you keep your macros the same. If you’re losing weight too quickly, the app will recommend increasing your macros.

If your progress has stalled, the app will recommend adjusting your macros. You can choose how aggressive of a decrease you want the app to make or opt to repeat the previous week.

Being able to repeat the previous week is nice if, say, you’re a female who’s just had your period and you know that it threw off your weight for a few days. You may also wish to select this option if you weren’t perfect with your meals or know of another definitive reason why your weight didn’t go down that week.

Otherwise, you should follow the app’s recommendations to decrease your macros. You’ll get a preview of what your next week’s macros will be. If you’re not happy with the recommended changes, you can go back and choose another option.

Rating Your Workouts

When using the RP diet app, it’s important to keep in mind that it determines your macros not just based on your overall activity levels but on how difficult your workouts are, and it caters to people who lift weights.

When you add your workouts to your schedule in the app, you’ll have to indicate whether they are light, moderate, or hard. Here are the guidelines RP recommends for rating your workouts:

RP Check In

If you search on RP’s website or join its private Facebook group, you can find more detailed information on how to rate your workouts based on how many sets and reps you do in your strength training sessions.

However, RP doesn’t count cardio sessions under an hour as workouts. There are some exceptions to this, like if you’re training for a 5k. But for the most part, days on which you only do cardio would count as non-training days.

Key Features of the RP Diet App

There are four key features of the RP diet app:

  • Create meal combinations for frequent meals
  • Copy meals from one day to the next
  • Switch between raw and cooked weights
  • Add foods to a shopping list

*This link also gives you 33% off your monthly subscription for 6 months if you decide to continue.

1. Create Meal Combinations for Frequent Meals

Home meal check in

One of the things I like most about the RP diet app is the ability to create meal combinations for meals that you eat frequently.

If you eat chicken thighs, brown rice, almonds, and broccoli for one of your meals every day, you can save that combination so you don’t have to keep adding individual entries each day. This saves a lot of time and helps make the app feel a bit less tedious to use.

2. Copy Meals From One Day to the Next

Another thing I like about the app is that you can copy meals from one day to the next, which is another great time-saving feature.

You can choose to copy all meals from one day to another or choose individual meals to copy over. You can also select which time frame to copy certain meals to. If you ate a certain meal yesterday at 10am and want to eat it for your 2pm meal the next day, you can copy it to that 2pm meal slot.

RP App Copy Meal

The only thing you’ll have to be aware of when doing this is that your macros may not be the same for meals at different times of the day. The app will automatically adjust how much of each food you can eat, but you’ll need to be mindful of that for meal prep purposes.

3. Switch Between Raw and Cooked Weights

As you saw in my summary of how the app works, you can toggle between the raw and cooked weights for certain food items. This is my favorite feature of the app. It enables you to get accurate food measurements without having to manually calculate the equivalents of raw vs cooked food weights.

One of the most common questions for diet tracking (whether it’s through the RP diet app or another app) is whether you should measure your food raw or cooked. This is important because most nutrition labels are based on the weight of uncooked food.

If your package of chicken breast says that it has 110 calories in a 4oz serving, it most likely is referring to 4oz of raw chicken. If you measure 4oz of chicken after you cook it, you’ll be consuming more calories than you intended to since it loses some moisture in the cooking process.

4. Add Foods to a Shopping List

The shopping list feature in the RP diet app is an excellent way to see how much food you have to buy for the week.

Let’s say you like to get your food shopping done on Sundays. You can sit down on Sunday morning and plan out your meals for the week, then go to the shopping list feature to figure out how much food you’ll need to buy. 

This will save you from having to do a bunch of mental math in the middle of the food store. It will also prevent you from having to do more food shopping in the middle of the week because you ran out of food or having leftovers that you won’t be able to eat because the food went bad.

2 Pros of the RP Diet App

Below are two pros of the RP diet app:

  • Focus on macro breakdowns and nutrient timing to fuel your performance
  • Tells you when to adjust your macros

1. Focus on Macro Breakdowns and Nutrient Timing to Fuel Your Performance

The main reason why RP is so strict about eating specific macros at each meal is that it’s designed to help you fuel your performance in the gym.

As such, you’ll notice that most of your carbs are to be eaten before and after your workouts while most of your fats are to be eaten further away from your workouts.

This approach is quite common amongst active individuals, but it can be difficult to stick to these guidelines if you’re just aiming for overall calorie/macro targets every day. The RP diet is beneficial in that regard because it will ensure that you’re eating an optimal amount of food around your workouts.

The macros that are recommended to you in the RP diet app are also based on scientific recommendations for hypertrophy goals, which is important for bodybuilders or anyone who wants to drastically change their physique.

2. Tells You When to Adjust Your Macros

The RP diet app is like a mini virtual coach that tells you when you need to adjust your macros and by how much.

When you’re tracking macros/calories on your own, you may be hesitant to make adjustments even if your progress stalls. It can also be difficult to figure out how big of a decrease you need to make and which specific macro the decrease should come from.

The RP app takes the guesswork out of this by recommending diet adjustments based on your weigh-ins. You’re not left wondering whether you should drop carbs or fats (or both) and when you should make those changes.

*This link also gives you 33% off your monthly subscription for 6 months if you decide to continue.

4 Cons of the RP Diet App

Below are four cons of the RP diet app:

  • Very rigid
  • Doesn’t give you an overall calorie count
  • Less food on rest days
  • Drastic macro reductions

1. Very Rigid

The app is very rigid. Instead of giving you a calorie target to reach each day with an overall breakdown of protein, fats, and carbs, you have a specific amount of food to eat within each meal depending on when you work out. If you try to go even just a tiny bit over your macros for any meal, the app won’t let you log it at all.

In actuality, there is some flexibility to go over 5g of any macro. When you check in your meals, you can select the “roughly at macros” option if you ate within 5g of each macro. You could theoretically add a tiny bit more food to your meals. You just can’t note that extra food in the app, which can be frustrating if you like being precise with your tracking.

There’s also no flexibility at all with adjusting macros. If you wanted to eat more fats and take away some carbs from a meal, you can’t. I’ve heard that RP is beta testing a new feature that would enable you to shift macros from one meal to another, but I don’t yet have access to it, and it still wouldn’t resolve the issue of not being able to adjust your overall daily macros at all.

2. No Overall Calorie Count

A huge drawback of the RP diet app is that you don’t see an overall daily calorie count. RP uses this as a selling point, but I think it just creates confusion. If you know anything about nutrition (and sometimes even if you don’t), not knowing how many calories you’re eating each day can lead to more questions than answers.

If you recall from my explanation of how the app works, it doesn’t count the macros for every single food item you log. This is why the app doesn’t show total calories, but it makes things too complicated, especially if you want to see how all of a food’s macros factor into your day.

I also find this to be a bit of a paradox on RP’s part. When I used to follow the company closely on social media years ago, I remember seeing a pyramid that it had created showing that calorie balance is the second most important part of dieting after consistency.

Considering that, it surprises me that the products it creates don’t actually give you an accurate idea of how many calories you’re eating every day.

3. Less Food on Rest Days

Another thing I don’t like about the app (which was also an issue I had when I followed the templates) is that it makes you eat fewer calories on rest days. In theory, this sounds logical – if you’re not working out, you’re not burning as many calories, so you shouldn’t need to eat as much. But I don’t think this approach works for everyone, myself included.

For example, Wednesdays are usually my rest days, and Thursdays are my deadlift days. I work out in the morning within about 45 minutes of waking up. The app would like me to eat before I work out, but training on a full stomach makes me feel sick, so I don’t eat a meal beforehand.

If I eat a decent amount of food on Wednesdays, I can get through tough deadlift workouts on Thursdays with just a few sips of coffee and about half of a protein shake in my system. But if I eat fewer calories than usual on Wednesday, my Thursday morning workouts suffer because I have less food in my system from the day before.

This also makes it more difficult for meal prep purposes since you’ll have to account for different macros on different days. It’s more time-consuming to measure out a bunch of meals with different macros instead of having consistent targets to reach every day.

4. Drastic Macro Reductions

My least favorite thing about the app is how drastically it reduces your macros if your weight plateaus. You could go from eating 200g of carbs to 50g (or less) per day, which I think is way too drastic of a decrease all at one time for the vast majority of people.

You could get around this by not setting your goal too aggressively to begin with. You do also have the option of keeping your macros the same from week to week if you want to give your body more time to get used to a specific set of macros.

But if you blindly follow the app’s suggestions, you could potentially be in a significant deficit for 10+ weeks because it doesn’t offer a gradual reduction in macros.

How the RP Diet App Compares to the Diet Templates

As I’ve mentioned, RP also sells diet templates in addition to the mobile app. 

My first ever experience with RP was back when the templates were still in Excel (they’re now in PDF format), and I had good results with mine. Through two cuts on the templates, I had lost about 15lbs and 9 inches from my chest, waist, and hips.

I was a lot lighter when I last used the templates than I am now having just used the app. I can’t speak to whether or not the macro breakdowns are much different since my template macros and app macros are based on two different body weights. But I have a solid understanding of the overall differences between the two.

There are three main ways that the app differs from the templates:

  • Moving through specific diet phases
  • Less drastic macro decreases
  • Counting all macros 

1. Moving Through Specific Diet Phases

With the templates, you move through different diet phases: base, fat loss 1, fat loss 2, and fat loss 3.

Base is the first phase and is meant to be a sort of introductory phase. The links to the instructions I received with my Excel template no longer work, but if I remember correctly, RP recommended sticking with base for at least two weeks to get you accustomed to the diet.

You’d have to either keep track of your weight manually or use a mobile app so you could know what your average weight is each week. That average would determine whether or not you could stay on the current phase or if you have to move to the next one and decrease your macros.

There is an element of moving through phases in the app, but it’s not explicitly stated that you’re going from base to fat loss 1, fat loss 1 to fat loss 2, and so on.

2. Less Drastic Macro Decreases

On the templates, the macro decreases between fat loss phases are much more reasonable. For example, they may decrease your carbs by 10g per meal instead of slashing them by 150g all at once.

Fats are also cut gradually, and with my templates, they were reduced by about 1 serving at each meal until the very end, when I only had 2-3 full servings of fats per day.

Each fat loss template also comes with maintenance templates that you reverse through after your fat loss period ends. You work through them until your weight stabilized and you were no longer losing weight. The changes were gradual to prevent an excessive amount of weight gain following your cut.

3. Counting All Macros

The last major difference between the app and the templates is counting vs not counting all macros in certain foods. With the templates, you receive a list of acceptable food items and at each meal, you choose a food for each macro.

The “incidental” macros aren’t factored in. So if you want to use peanut butter as your fat, you don’t have to account for the carbs in a serving of peanut butter. With the app, you do have to count those carbs.

The only exception to this is if you want to eat something that’s not included on the food list, in which case you’d have to count all macros whether you’re using the app or templates. However, with the templates, you only have to count all macros for a non-template food item if it has more than a couple of grams of a certain macro.

Should You Use the RP Diet App or Templates?

I may be biased since I had such good success with the RP diet templates and not a lot of luck with the mobile app, but I’d recommend the templates over the app in most cases. While you still have to hold yourself accountable for being wise with your food choices, the templates will be more forgiving if you want some flexibility with your diet.

For me, the templates were easier to stick to because if I ate an off-template meal, I was able to enjoy it and then move on and get back on plan for my next meal. With the app, you have to check in all of your meals, and there can be a certain amount of guilt associated with telling it that you went over your macros.

As well, if your meal adherence in the app starts to get too low, it can get discouraging to keep seeing red or orange numbers even if you’re trying your best to get back on track.

If you are interested in trying the RP diet and don’t mind going the old-school route and using printed templates, you may want to give those a try. They are still focused on nutrient timing and eating a certain amount of macros per meal, but the overall process is a bit less tedious since you won’t have to worry about multiple daily meal check-ins.

Simplified daily templates are also available that don’t have strict meal timing at all, which are another option if you want a more straightforward approach to dieting with RP.

One-on-one nutrition services are another option if you want more accountability with your nutrition but don’t want to deal with constant meal check-ins on an app. You can book a free consultation with one of FeastGood’s registered dietitians or certified nutrition coaches to get customized nutrition tips based on your goals and current lifestyle. If you want to keep working with your coach after that, you can speak with them about signing up for their services.

Who Should and Should Not Use the RP Diet App?

Who is the RP Diet App For?

Below are a few groups of people who I would recommend the RP diet app to:

  • People who have been counting macros and tracking their weight for at least 3 months. If you’re completely new to tracking macros, there are several other apps for you to choose from that are simpler to use. I also recommend that most people get comfortable with weighing themselves regularly before using the RP app so you can see how different foods, workouts, your menstrual cycle (if you’re a female), and other factors affect your weight. This will help you feel more confident when accepting or rejecting the app’s macro adjustment recommendations if your progress stalls.
  • Competitive athletes who want to use nutrition to enhance their performance. RP’s focus on nutrient timing can be especially beneficial for competitive athletes. It focuses on nutrient timing and will tell you exactly how much to eat before and after your workouts so you can perform and recover well.
  • Bodybuilders or anyone who wants to make their physique a priority. If your physique is really important to you, the RP diet app is a good option. In addition to nutrient timing to help fuel your athletic performance, the app is also designed to provide macro recommendations that can best help you achieve your hypertrophy goals.

*This link also gives you 33% off your monthly subscription for 6 months if you decide to continue.

Who is the RP Diet App NOT For?

Below are a few groups of people that I would not recommend the RP diet app to:

  • Anyone who’s never tracked calories or macros before. If you have never kept a log of everything that you eat in a day, the RP diet app is not a good place to start. I’d recommend starting with MacroFactor, which offers a more straightforward method of tracking your meals.
  • People with busy or unpredictable schedules. The RP diet app requires you to eat every 3-4 hours. You can set busy periods in the app if, say, you have a standing work meeting every Tuesday afternoon. But you’ll still have specific times that you need to get your meals in outside of those busy periods. As well, if your schedule changes every day and you work out at different times, meal prep can be difficult since your macro targets and meal times likely would change from day to day.
  • Anyone who has a history of disordered eating. I’ve never struggled with disordered eating, but I still found that the RP diet app made me obsessive with food. I was constantly worrying about how much I could eat and how much time was left until my next meal. Having to stick to a strict macro target at every meal left me frustrated, and I found myself feeling way too guilty if I accidentally (or sometimes even intentionally) went over my macros for one meal.
  • People who want an app that tells them how many calories they eat in a day. I’ve covered this in-depth already, but the RP diet app won’t tell you how many calories you’re eating every day. Other meal planning apps can provide a more holistic view of your daily nutrition.
  • People who don’t strength train. The RP diet app is centered around fueling performance for strength training workouts and doesn’t count most cardio workouts as training. If you primarily do cardio and your workouts are less than an hour, you won’t get much benefit out of using the app.

Frequently Asked Questions: RP Diet App

How Much Does the Rp Diet App Cost?

The RP diet app costs $14.99 per month ($179.88 per year, billed monthly) for a monthly subscription or about $12.50 per month ($149.99 per year, billed annually) for a yearly subscription. A free 14-day trial is available for new users. You can also search social media for discount codes from sponsored athletes.

Is There a Free Version of the Rp Diet App?

Outside of the 14-day free trial for new users, there is no free version of the RP diet app. 

How Do You Change Your Goal on the Rp Diet App?

You can choose one of three goals at a time in the RP diet app: fat loss, muscle gain, or maintenance. To change your goal, you have to end your current diet and set up a new one. You can do this by opening the app and going to More > End Current Diet and following the on-screen instructions.

How Do You Cancel the Rp Diet App?

To cancel the RP diet app, open the app and go to More > Settings > Subscriptions. You’ll then be directed to a link to cancel your subscription in the Google Play Store (for Android devices) or the App Store (for iOS devices).

Why Is the Protein so High on the Rp Diet?

Protein is high on the RP diet because it helps with satiety and is necessary for recovery in people who train at a high intensity. It’s especially important if you’re on a fat loss or muscle-building diet because it helps prevent a significant loss of muscle mass and aids in muscle growth.

What If I Eat Less in a Meal on the Rp Diet?

The RP diet enables you to eat to within 5g of each macro for your meals. If you were significantly under that, you would select “under macros” when you complete that meal’s check-in. It’s also best to make up those macros at other meals later that day to keep yourself nourished.

How Do You Substitute Food in the Rp Diet App?

You can’t really substitute foods in the RP diet app. You do have the option to scan the barcode for food items not on the list. You also don’t have to input food if you want to eat something that’s not on the list. You’ll just have to read the nutrition labels to make sure you’re staying within your macro targets.

What to Do If You Miss a Meal on the Rp Diet?

If you’re using the RP app and miss a meal, you’ll have to indicate that you were under your macros when you check in that meal. You should also do your best to make them up at your next meal to ensure you’re still consuming an adequate amount of food.

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Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a meal planning app that will give you a lot of structure and tell you exactly when and how much to eat, the RP diet app could be for you.

However, the lack of flexibility can be problematic for people with a history of disordered eating or those who are looking for a more reasonable approach to dieting, and the app isn’t meant for individuals who don’t lift weights.

If you’re looking for a more customized approach to nutrition that still allows for some flexibility, you may also want to consider one-on-one nutrition coaching. You can schedule a free consultation with one of our registered dietitians or certified nutrition coaches to get nutrition tips that you can apply to your unique situation. If you’re interested in moving forward after that call, you can choose a coaching package that best suits your needs.

About The Author

Amanda Dvorak

Amanda Dvorak is a freelance writer and powerlifting enthusiast. Amanda played softball for 12 years and discovered her passion for fitness when she was in college. It wasn’t until she started CrossFit in 2015 that she became interested in powerlifting and realized how much she loves lifting heavy weights. In addition to powerlifting, Amanda also enjoys running and cycling.



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