Is Exercise Required On The Liquid Amino Diet?
No! During Phase 1 (the main weight loss phase) of the liquid Amino Diet, exercise is encouraged but it is NOT mandatory. There are 3 different zones that you can work out in. Zone one and two are mode rate exercise like 30 minutes of speed walking, or 20 minutes of swimming laps, etc. Zone 3 is where you combine weight training with more intense cardio work and exercise for at least 60 minutes. On days that you exercise in zone 2 for 60+ minutes or any zone 3 workout, you will need to follow the ACTIVE program, as outlined in our Liquid Amino Diet guidebook.
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The Exclusive Liquid Amino Diet Active Program
The Liquid Amino Diet ACTIVE program is a very simple protocol, which keeps the same approved foods list and meal plans but increases calories and adds protein to keep your body from entering a starvation mode.…
Is Exercise Required On The Liquid Amino Diet?
Knowing when to follow the regular protocol and when to follow the ACTIVE protocol can be confusing. The book says that a zone one workout is fine while following the regular protocol. You can also do a 20-30 minute zone 2 workout on the regular protocol. If you do a 60 minute zone 2 workout or ANY zone 3 workout, you must follow the Liquid Amino Diet ACTIVE plan. So how do you know which zone you are in? Here is some more information about how to know which zone you are working out in:
Zone 1 – This is usually a warm up type zone. You will elevate your heart rate slightly, but this is something you could almost do indefinitely. You should be able to easily converse and breathe through your nose. This range would include a nice/easy 20-30 minute walk and is a great way to get out of the house and get your blood circulating.
Zone 2 – This is a more intense cardio workout.…
Regular exercise reduces symptoms of moderate depression and enhances psychological fitness. During exercise, plasma levels of endorphins increases in the body, which can have an effect on the psychological state. Endorphins are hormones in the brain associated with a happy, positive feeling. A low level of endorphins is associated with depression. A recent National Health and Nutrition survey found physically active people were half as likely to be depressed. Exercise also boosts the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that send specific messages from one brain cell to another. Though only a small percentage of all serotonin is located in the brain, this neurotransmitter is thought to play a key role in keeping your mood calm.
If you’re having trouble with depression and would like to start an exercise program… The Liquid Amino Diet is the solution. During the program, exercise is NOT required to help you lose weight but is a great time to begin a workout program by following our ACTIVE protocol. …
While on the Liquid Amino Diet plan we recommend taking a good daily multi-vitamin (sugar free if possible) to supply the body with basic daily nutrients. We also recommend a good B-12 (sublingual form will absorb quicker) to help keep energy levels up. There are, however, a few other supplements that we recommend taking while you are following The Amino Diet ACTIVE plan or any exercise program.
Glutamine is an amino acid that is abundant in muscle tissue. Supplementing it can preserve your muscles after a workout and will also help them recuperate at a faster rate after. I recommend taking it with your morning protein shake after your workout – this is generally abundant in the protein shakes we recommend.
N-acteyl Cysteine (found in Dual Detox) are anti-oxidants that are a great option to assist the body in fighting away free radicals produced while working out.
Using the above supplements and taking the Amino Diet Plus drops will ensure that you can safely follow the Amino Diet ACTIVE plan.…
Exercise is not required to lose weight while on The Amino Diet, but it is recommended to increase your health and over all wellbeing. However, if you want to start an exercise program or continue with the plan you are one, you can choose to follow the ACTIVE protocol. The great thing with the ACTIVE protocol is that you don’t have to commit to it on a daily basis. On days that you are just too busy, you don’t have to follow the ACTIVE program, you can do a normal 1,000 calorie phase 1 Amino Diet day. So if you have 3 days a week that you want to work out for 30, 60 or even 90 minutes, follow the ACTIVE program. The other 4 days of the week, stick to your standard Amino Diet day. It really is designed with everyone in mind. Remember, The ACTIVE program is only recommended if you are taking our Amino Diet Plus drops that are enriched with multiple Amino Acids to help support the body while working out on a VLCD.…
While following The Liquid Amino Diet ACTIVE protocol you will eat the same approved foods as a normal phase 1 day (with increased calories) however, we do add protein powder after a workout. I am sure you have frequently heard how it is important to eat protein after a good workout. The reason for this is because as you exercise, you tend to create small tears in your muscles, commonly referred to as mirco-tears. Once you have finished a workout, these muscles need to heal and protein is a great way to do that. We recommend it in the form of a protein shake because the protein in a shake reaches your muscles much faster (approximately 30 minutes) than protein in the form of a meal.
The next question is… what type of protein powder should I buy? There is a plethora of products out there and it can be difficult to know which one is diet friendly. When purchasing one, try to get a low carb (no more than 4 grams of carbs per serving) powder and it should have over 20 grams of protein.…
By following the ACTIVE program and taking our Amino Diet Plus formulation you can safely exercise while on The Liquid Amino Diet. There are some guidelines you have to follow and one of them is eating a fruit before a workout.
At night we deplete our liver glycogen (source of carbohydrate that maintains our blood sugar levels). If you start a workout with low blood sugar, you’ll fatigue faster, resulting in a less effective workout. Because of this we recommend eating one of your fruit servings before you work out in the morning while on the ACTIVE Plan. Fruit is a good source of natural sugar or glucose, which is the preferred energy source while working out. Eating the right thing before a work out can help you perform throughout your exercises and can prevent hunger during your workout.
Fruit has so many healthy benefits, a few of them are:
Gives you energy to exercise
Helps control your weight
Can help lower your blood pressure
Loaded with vitamins
Fruit is one of the more natural and healthy foods on earth!…
What is the difference between Aerobic and Anaerobic exercise and which one is better to do while following the ACTIVE program? Aerobic exercise is the presence of oxygen to help fuel the metabolism, while anaerobic is the absence of oxygen.
During aerobic exercise, your muscles have plenty of fuel and oxygen and can contract repeatedly without getting fatigued. This allows you to exercise for a longer period of time, burning fat & calories.
Most people associate anaerobic exercise with weight lifting. In reality it can be any high intensity exercise that creates non-oxygen conditions in the muscle cells, sprinting is an example of such an exercise. During anaerobic exercise the muscle cells switch to burning mainly carbohydrates, which burn quickly and do not require oxygen.
So which is most important?
A combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercise is needed to achieve lasting muscle tone and loss of body fat. It is important to increase your calories according to the plan. Doing too much and not increasing calories enough will cause you to strip muscles of the essential amino acids and protein, and will actually put your body into a starvation mode which will hinder your weight loss results.…
If you are choosing to follow the Liquid Amino Diet ACTIVE plan, we recommend that you get the most from limited training time by choosing activities that use large muscle groups all at once. The larger the muscle, the more energy the body uses to maintain it, which equates to a higher metabolism and less body fat.
Some of the largest muscle groups include:
The muscles of the back
If you don’t have time to go to the gym and do a full workout, you can still get a cardio boost and increase blood flow to the muscles through out the day. Consider implementing a couple of these exercises throughout the day. Try standing up super-straight, with shoulders rolled back, abdominals tight and chin up. The trick is to set a timer for 5 minutes and hold that posture. Also, try repeatedly standing up and sitting down in a chair, jumping jacks or squats. Do these for 60 seconds, and then repeat it.…