Powerful Nutrition Planning with That Clean Life Integration

June 24, 2024

Making things from scratch is great and all when you have a lot of time on your hands.

Baking bread, sewing or knitting clothes, building a table. All of these are noble and creative pursuits — when you have a ton of spare time. But busy practitioners often don’t have a lot of spare time in their schedule. If any at all.

Here’s the thing: You don’t make everything from scratch in your personal life. You definitely don’t need to in your practice, either. So it just makes sense to use the That Clean Life and Practice Better integration to add nutrition plans right into your client notes or programs. It’s like doing meal prep in advance, only for your practice, not lunch.

You can create entire plans in seconds by choosing from more than 6000 ready-made recipes or more than 100 nutrition plan templates — each one of them carefully designed by experts. Then you can create repeatable systems to use over and over again. All that adds up to a lot of time won back to use as you see fit.

Save 30% on your first six months with That Clean Life and start making powerful nutrition planning work for you.

Here’s how Practice Better’s That Clean Life Integration can ease your admin pain and reduce time making plans and protocols from scratch.

Nutrition planning software gives you more than time back. It can help you with:

Increased client accountability 

Before nutrition-planning software, you had no way to tell how your client was doing with your meal plan between follow-ups unless you sent them a message. Now, by integrating your meal planning with the rest of your practice, you can automate check-ins with forms, journals, and HIPAA-compliant chat, so both you and your clients can track how they’re doing. 

And allowing your clients to track their meals quickly and easily increases their accountability to your protocol or plan. Logging recipes straight from That Clean Life into a journal empowers you to do real-time nutritional analysis and to observe client progress. Clients get the added bonus of seeing their progress as they log their meals and adopt healthy habits.

Simple food and recipe logging  

If logging food is complicated, clients aren’t going to stick with it for very long. However, when logging food is easy, clients are more likely to track their food, see their results, and continue their plan. An easy-to-use interface and searchable recipes remove the guesswork and thinking out of food logging. When healthy actions are easy and automated, it’s much more likely they’ll turn into habits.

Providing a professional, streamlined client experience

One way to increase client buy-in and trust is to have a professional-looking client interface and portal. Since That Clean Life’s recipes and platform are streamlined and beautiful, you’ve already improved your client experience by incorporating them into your practice. 

However, to further reduce any friction in the client experience, clients should have one portal they can go to for all of their recommendations and information. The alternative is lost PDFs, which you then have to send to your clients again. Instead, when the nutrition plan is seamlessly embedded into their protocol or program module, clients can access all of their treatment plan materials in one place, making your protocol or plan easier to follow. 

“I use the integration with That Clean Life in my practice all the time. My clients were always asking me for meal plans, and I found creating them to be such a hassle. The automation with That Clean makes everything so much simpler. For example, if a client needs 1,500 calories, I can input that along with their macronutrient requirements and food preferences….It’s really improved my client experience and I absolutely love it.”

Rhyan Geiger, RD

Saving time on admin 

By integrating That Clean Life and Practice Better, you save yourself the tedium of transferring recipes, meal plans, templates, or collections from your That Clean Life account to your client’s notes in Practice Better. A few extra clicks here and there might not sound like much at the beginning, but think about how that adds up in a day and how that time will increase as your client list grows. Introducing efficiencies in your practice now builds muscle memory that will save you hours per week on charting and note-taking in the future.  

How to integrate your That Clean Life and Practice Better accounts

Adding That Clean Life to your Practice Better account is easy, and using the integration is even easier if you’re already accustomed to using That Clean Life.

Note: you’ll need both a subscription to That Clean Life and Practice Better in order to use this integration. Don’t have both? Save 30% on your first six months with That Clean Life by following this link.

Adding That Clean Life to Practice Better

Grab your integration key from your That Clean Life account by going to Settings, then choosing Integrations and clicking Generate Key.

Then, in Practice Better, under All Settings and Preferences, click 3rd Party Integrations, and scroll until you find That Clean Life. Then, all you have to do is enter the integration key, and you’re set to start using That Clean Life in Practice Better.

Including That Clean Life Recipes, Collections, and Plans in your Protocols

To add materials from That Clean Life into Practice Better protocols, simply Create a New Protocol. You can then scroll or search through thousands of recipes, meal plans, collections, and templates. The icons used in That Clean Life will appear in Practice Better, making it a smooth and familiar experience if you’re an existing That Clean Life user.

Add a nutrition plan from That Clean Life to Protocol templates in Practice Better via the That Clean Life integration.

If you click on a recipe, you’ll see its macronutrients before you add it to your Protocol. You can also use the search bar or filters, and select tags–just like you would in That Clean Life. You can select multiple recipes and add them to your Protocol at the same time.

Preview recipes before adding them to protocols in the That Clean Life Integration with Practice Better.

Note: if you’re embedding multiple recipes and collections in Protocols, Collections will be embedded separately, but recipes will be embedded together.

If your clients are familiar with recipes, meal plans, and collections in That Clean Life, they will have no problem accessing them in Practice Better–they’re embedded right within the protocol in their client portal. 

Including That Clean Life Recipes, Collections, and Plans in your Programs

Adding your favorite recipes or collections to an online course can help inspire clients to make healthy choices no matter how they’re working with you. A meal plan in a program may not be as specialized as a customized meal plan, but it can help you serve many clients at once by providing a list of healthy real-food recipes that can help them jump-start or maintain their progress.

Embedding a meal plan, recipe, template, or collection is as easy for programs as it is for protocols. Within a program module, you can select the option to add your favorite That Clean Life resource to share with your clients.

When you choose a meal plan or collection in That Clean Life, you can preview the recipes from Practice Better through the integration.

Adding a recipe to the Food and Mood Journal in the Client Portal

For clients, tracking their meals in the Food and Mood journal has never been easier. 

Your clients can select a recipe from That Clean Life to add to their Journal if you’ve added it to their Protocols by accessing the “shared recipes” tab in the Log Food menu. Clients can easily search for all recipes that have been shared with them by their practitioner. If edits are enabled, any changes made by the practitioner to the recipe in either Practice Better or That Clean Life will be reflected in the journal.

Clients can choose the meals that are shared with them by their practitioner to add to their journal.

For those practitioners who choose not to include nutritional information in their recipes and have that setting activated in Practice Better, the recipes will not show the nutritional information to the client. 

Macronutrient ratios for recipe: feta scrambled eggs & raspberries in Practice Better's journal feature through the That Clean Life integation.

Make meals from scratch, not meal plans, with That Clean Life and Practice Better.

One of the fastest and easiest ways to get your carefully curated recipes and meal plans to your clients without creating any plans from scratch is through That Clean Life. Now, with Practice Better’s That Clean Life integration, helping your clients succeed in their nutrition journey is easier than ever. You can make things from scratch the next time you attempt baking sourdough, which you’ll have time to do after integrating your nutrition and practice management software.

If you’re not a That Clean Life customer and you want to add meal plans to client protocols and notes quickly and easily, sign up today and make nutrition simple for both you and your clients. Save 30% on your first six months with That Clean Life.

[Editor’s note: this post was originally posted on December 5, 2023. It has been updated for comprehensiveness and accuracy.]

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