Why is Exercise not recommended during the Diet?
– If your blood sugar gets too low, the proteins we supply and the muscle you have can undergo gluconeogenesis and glucose can be produced. If you increase the glucose demand (i.e. exercise vigorously during the first phase) you will increase gluconeogensis markedly. This CAN result in muscle loss, something we want to avoid! If you MUST exercise, do it lightly (i.e. walk, bike, yoga,pilates). Here’s the beauty of the program: You are literally “peeing out calories” without having to exercise. You will lose the same amount of weight, but will not risk losing muscle. This is not about calories in – calories out, its about hormones and metabolism. They were fighting a hormone (insulin) before and you cant exercise your way out of that, the hormone always wins. After the first 3 weeks, you may exercise lightly, but please keep in mind:
– Do not get overly tired
– Supplements are a MUST (serious cardiac problems can result)
– Keep well hydrated, you must increase your water if you plan to exercise