Amino Diet ACTIVE Plan

Guacamole with cottage cheese

PrintGuacamole with cottage cheese Phase 1 Ingredients1 ripe avocado 1/2 cup 4% cottage cheese 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 2 Tbsp. onions, chopped 1/4 tsp. jalapeno, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, pressed 1 small tomato, chopped 1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped salt & pepper to tasteInstructionsPut all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Makes 1 1/2 cups.3.1… Read the rest

Protein Powder Waffles

PrintProtein Powder Waffles (Phase 1) Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 5 minutes Ingredients1 Scoop Amino Diet Powder 1 Large egg 1 Large egg white 1 tsp. baking powder 4 Tbsp. water Stevia to taste Dash of cinnamon Fruit of choice *If using Amino Diet chocolate powder you can add 2 Tbsp. cocoa powderInstructionsMix everything together. Preheat and use a waffle maker. Top with your choice of fruit. 3.1… Read the rest

Balance Hormones & Burn Fat

Balance Hormones, Burn Fat
As we age our hormonal levels drop, causing many of the problems we associate with aging.  This can include weight gain, memory lapses and brittle bones, among other problems.  The risks of heart disease, diabetes and stroke all go up significantly as we get older.  While we are always going to age for the duration of our lives, we do not have to assume that obesity and ill health are side effects of our aging. Exercise in and of itself helps us lose weight, builds muscle mass and bone density, improves our mental health and reduces the risk of many serious diseases.  It can also help us balance and regulate our hormones, even if we have gone over that proverbial hill.  Studies have shown that levels of estrogen, testosterone and human growth hormone are significantly higher in men and women who have recently completed a cardiovascular workout compared to those who have not.  This is even true among elderly patients.  Balancing these hormones helps us lose fat, gain muscle mass, gain bone density and improve our overall physical and mental health.… Read the rest

Simple, Effective Weight Loss

Simple Weight Loss
Absolutely no one ever wants to hear that he or she needs to lose weight yet this unpleasant fact is spoken in order to save lives.  The National Institutes of Health has determined that obesity and overweight together kills an estimated 300,000 Americans every year.  This makes obesity and overweight the second leading cause of preventable death in the county, behind tobacco use. Not only does obesity directly kill Americans but it is frequently a predominant factor behind many other serious and potentially fatal illnesses.  Obesity greatly increases the risk of heart disease, the single greatest cause of death in the U.S., Canada, England and Wales.  Heart disease accounts for 25.4% of the total deaths in the U.S.  Every 25 seconds, an American experiences a cardiac event.  Obesity also leads to hypertension, which in turn dramatically increases the risk of stroke – the third leading cause of death.  Obesity has been linked to many cancers, is a predominant cause of diabetes and contributes to problems with gout, liver and gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and problems with reproductive health. … Read the rest

Which Protein Powder Should I Choose?

shaker bottle with protein
There are many things you should look at before choosing a protein shake. Whether you want to build muscle, lose weight or even use it as a meal replacement. There are two types of protein sources; milk based and plant based. Milk based proteins are most commonly used for building muscle and are absorbed by the body much faster than plant based proteins. Plant based proteins alone won’t offer a complete protein so they are usually combined with another proteins to create a full amino acid profile. There are two terms that are used to identify how fast and how many nutrients and amino acids enter the bloodstream.  Bioavailability (BV) measures the quantity and rate of the nutrients that enter the blood stream and Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) measures, with a score of 0 to 1, how much and how fast amino acids from the protein are absorbed by the body. It takes nine essential amino acids for a product to be considered to have a full amino acid profile.… Read the rest

Exercise and the Liquid Amino Diet

Do you need to exercise on the Amino Diet
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. Click here to read more about the workout zones. 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.… Read the rest

Workout Zones For The Liquid Amino Diet

What are the workout zones on the 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.… Read the rest

Exercise Your Mood

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. … Read the rest

Recommended Supplements for the 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.… Read the rest

Strictly following the ACTIVE plan – keep it safe!

When on The Liquid Amino Diet you follow a low calorie diet. We are often asked, “How can I safely make this work for me and still get the great weight loss results?” While on the ACTIVE plan you will increase your calories and add a few more supplements. Because of the increased calories, along with the Amino Diet Plus drops, your body can sustain more activity while on the Liquid Amino Diet. However, this isn’t a free pass to eat more calories and not work out, or to run a marathon. There are guidelines that must be followed to keep this safe and effective for you! It is important to follow the guidelines, and increase calories for the correct zone that you exercise in. Over exerting yourself will burn off those extra calories too quickly and you will run the risk of putting yourself into starvation mode as well as depleting the muscles of needed proteins and amino acids. You also have to stay within the calories allotted for the amount of exercise you have done for the day.… Read the rest

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