Training

1. What is Interval Training?
Interval Training is when you vary the intensity of your cardio with shorts bursts of all-out exertion, followed by a period of “active” recovery. When most people think of doing cardio they think of going for a 30 minute walk or jog or getting on a bike and just peddling away. This is called “static” cardio...because you’re increasing your heart rate to a certain level and then keeping it there for the duration of your workout. Interval Training is the opposite, and many studies have shown that it’s the best way to train your body for quicker weight loss and to increase your cardiovascular health. You push yourself hard for 20-45 seconds (depending on your fitness level) increasing your heart-rate to a near maximum level, then do an “active” recovery for 1-2 minutes (again, based on your fitness level, the more fit you are, the faster your heart-rate will recover).


CLICK HERE for more information and for some sample Interval Training Workouts.

 


 

2. When is the best time to do my training?

The best time to do your training is whenever you’ll do it! Some people feel they have more energy in the morning, others in the evening. There was a study done a few years ago that showed men experience a testosterone peak in the afternoon (between 4-5pm), concluding that a man would get their greatest gain by working out at this time. But your workout is only as good if it’s actually done! Personally, I have much more energy in the morning, and often get a long to-do list as my day goes on, so if my workout doesn’t happen in the morning it just doesn’t happen. Find what works best for you, schedule it in, and just get in the routine. After a few weeks you’ll find your day doesn’t feel complete without it!

Nutrition:

1. What is a Complex Carbohydrate?

A complex carbohydrate is a macronutrient that is used by the body as energy. What your body doesn’t use it stores for later. A complex (vs. a simple) carbohydrate is much harder for your body to break down - which keeps your blood sugar nice and steady, and keeps you fuller longer. Excellent sources of Complex Carbohydrates include: Sweet Potatoes, Beans, Quinoa, Wild Rice, Spelt, Oats (whole oatmeal), Whole Grain Bread (or Gluten Free), Whole Grain Pasta (or Gluten Free), All Vegetables (especially your “greens” - Spinach, Kale, Collards, Broccoli - also tomatoes, cauliflower, bell peppers, green beans, cabbage, celery, cucumber, squash, and organic mushrooms), Fruits (Apples, Grapes, Pears, Plums, Berries, Oranges, Grapefruit, Peaches, Cherries, and Kiwi are all great options).

 


 

2.What are the best sources of Lean Protein?

Lean Protein is a vital nutrient to help stabilize your blood sugar, feed your lean muscle mass, and will keep you fuller, longer (with your metabolism running high). Great sources of Lean Protein include: Free-Range Chicken, Turkey, cold-water Fish (wild salmon, halibut, etc.), Eggs (free-range, organic), Greek Yogurt, and a Vegetable Based Protein (look for a blend of Pea, Hemp, and Brown Rice). Here is my favorite Meal-Replacement Recipe perfect for your Vegetable Based Protein:

 

1 Cup of of Almond (Original Flavor) or Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
2 Scoops of your Vegetable Based Protein (to get approx. 20 grams of protein)
2 T. of Healthy Fats (Hemp, Chia, or Flaxseed:
1/2 - 1 cup of Frozen Berries (Organic is best)
1 -2 handfuls of Fresh Spinach (Organic is best)

 

Blend together, adding cold water to reach desired consistency. This drink is a powerhouse and will give you tons of energy, keeping you full for hours.

 


 

3.What are the best sources of Healthy Fats?

The best sources of healthy fats are Hemp, Chia, Flaxseed, and Avocados.


Healthy Oils -
Use Cold (for salad dressing, on pasta, or as a spread): Olive Oil (Virgin, cold-pressed), Walnut Oil (rich in Omega 3’s, use in place of butter), Coconut Oil (can be used cold or for cooking. Don’t don’t be confused by the label that shows it’s high in saturated fat. The saturated fat in coconut oil are medium-chain triglycerides and are immediately used for energy in the body instead of being stored as fat. This medium chain triglyceride is lauric acid which has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral properties that kill bad bacteria without harming healthy bacteria in the digestive track. Look for virgin or extra-virgin that are not hydrogenated).
For Cooking: Rice Bran Oil, Canola Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil (great for baking, has a nice “nutty” flavor and is high in Vitamin E), Toasted Sesame Oil (great for stir-fry, high in Vitamin’s E and C), and Coconut Oil (as mentioned above, can be used warm or cold).

 


 

4.Why do I need to have a 12 hour window between the last meal of the day and my first meal of the next day?

It takes 8 hours for complete digestion of your last meal of the day and approximately 4 hours for your organs to detox themselves. It’s wonderful to give your digestive track this break everyday so that it can function optimally. You can aid your body in this process by using a meal replacement shake in place of your breakfast or dinner.

 


 

5. Why do I need to drink Lemon Water first thing in the morning?

After your 12 hour fast your it’s great to wake your digestive track up with warm lemon water. This gives your body a Vitamin C boost and a cleansing before you reintroduce foods again for the day. It’s quick and easy to make and is so refreshing. Just warm one cup of water up on the stove while you squeeze half of a lemon in a mug. I also add in a little honey (Buckwheat is best) and a dash of cinnamon (a natural blood sugar regulator). Add in the warm water and stir. This is the best way to start your day! (after you finish your warm lemon water wait at least 20 minutes to have breakfast).

Supplements:

1. When is the best time to take the ProArgi-9+S?

This depends on how many times a day you're taking it.  It breaks down pretty quickly: 
ONCE - If you're taking ProArgi-9+ once per day then take it at night (as this will help to stimulate the body's natural growth hormone).  Remember, the body repairs itself while you sleep.  
TWICE - Take as a pre-workout/during supplement by itself or in the morning, and then again at night.

 


 

2. When is the best time to take the Core Greens?

The Core Greens is a wonderful source of clean, whole food energy. It is best taken in your afternoon lull (which usually occurs between 2-3pm), with 16 oz of water. This will help alkalize the body, as well as give you clean energy, and help suppress sugar or simple carbohydrate cravings.

Here is a short video on Dr. Oz where he highlights that the best source of CLEAN ENERGY (meaning no artificial stimulants or caffeine) is from VEGETABLE POWDER...exactly what our Core Greens is! Click on the play button below.

 

 

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3. When is the best time to take ProArgi-9+ Active?

The best time to take ProArgi-9+ Active is 30-60 minutes before you workout.

 


 

4. When is the best time to take the Omega’s?

The best time to take the Omega’s is with a meal - usually dinner. If you’re taking it twice a day you can also take it with breakfast. Just remember that your greatest absorption is with a meal.


 

5. When is the best time to take e9?

Anytime during the day when you need to be focused, alert, and energized, mix up an e9 and experience its fast, long-lasting energizing effect.