Nutritional FAQ’s

  • Why do I need vitamins?
    • During the weight loss phases of the diet, you temporarily have an unbalanced diet—no fruit, no dairy, etc.  The vitamins are specially formulated to provide the vitamins and minerals that your diet is lacking.  Without the vitamins you could become deficient in certain vitamins or minerals resulting in leg cramps or other side effects.
  • Why is it important to get all components of the diet in?
    • This weight loss method is calorie restricted—between 700-950 calories per day.  You will be in ketosis, a natural state that simply means you are burning fat as your primary energy source.  Ketosis is a natural appetite suppressant so although you are taking in less calories, you will not feel hungry.  When you skip things like your snack or your vegetables, your body thinks that you are starving it which in turn causes your body to go into starvation mode.  When in starvation mode, your body will hold tightly to your fat cells instead of releasing them.  When all components are taken in, your body is able to burn the fat cells which will cause better losses.
  • Why is the salt important?
    • On our plan, you take in a very small amount of salt.  The salt is important in the role of water balance within your body as well as muscle contractions, proper conduction of nerve impulses, and transportation of nutrients into the cells.  The ideal medical weight loss plan is a very low sodium diet, so it is necessary to add salt in.  If you do not use enough of the salt, you can experience lightheadedness, headaches, and muscle cramps. 
  • Is this a high protein diet?
    • No.  The amount of protein in our diet plan is equal to the amount of protein you would normally take in—it is an optimal amount of protein.  We have simply decreased calorie, fat, and carbohydrate amounts.  The proteins in our products are very bio-available meaning that they are easily absorbed by your body.  Because of this, you maintain all muscle mass and burn strictly your fat stores. 
  • What kind of exercise routine can I do?
    • Your body builds muscle very easily and very quickly on our weight loss plan due to the bio-availability of the proteins consumed.  Because of this, we recommend light cardio exercise for 30 minutes three times a week.  Anything more than that, such as weight bearing exercises, will counteract your weight loss and make it more difficult to reach your goal. However, you do not HAVE to do any exercising while on the 1st phase of the diet. You can add an exercise routine as you are able.  Once your weight loss goal is achieved, you may resume any exercise routine such as weight bearing, cardio, etc.