Day 5: Active: Alternatives to Weighing in: Sometimes the scale is not the best way to keep track of your progress. If you’ve been working out, you could be building muscle as you’re losing fat. This might not be readily apparent by weighing yourself. Some people find that they actually gain a few pounds in the beginning. If you are frustrated by your scale, try using a tape measure instead. Keep track of the numbers. This will give you a good idea of how your body is being transformed.
The Mass Effect diet is a meal plan designed for tone, muscle building and weight gain. There are four meals per day (+ post-workout snack) with a number of options for each. Which option you use in each meal plan is up to you. You can vary your options from day to day (or week to week) to create a totally customised meal plan for yourself.