Monday, October 26, 2009

About 1 year later

It's been about a year now since I did this test and I can give you some follow ups.

First of all I used the Isagenix product for another 3 months, and then felt I was in adequate shape go change my diet again. While doing this I did notice some changes where I had to be careful of what I replaced my Isagenix meals with. I noticed that if I ate something protein heavy I would be very sluggish during workout.

Some people say that you need to do Isagenix for the rest of your life, I disagree. It is a great way to cut your weight down and improve your health as shown in the results below. It is also important that you take proper consideration of your diet and exercise. If you are one of the few individuals that is able to pay for the Isagenix product through the commissions to others, than by all means you can use it forever. For the average person I would say use it as a catalyst to improve your eating and exercise habits. How long you are on the product depends on your starting point and your goal.

Good luck in your endeavour

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Final Blood Analysis

The final test results for my Blood have come in and WOW there is a MASSIVE change:

Vitamin B12 193, nominal 198-615
Cholesterol 4.8
LDL 3.48, nominal < 4.5
HDL 0.93
Chol/HDL Ratio 5.2, nominal < 6.0
Triglycerides 0.86

Vitamin B12 285
Cholesterol 4.15
LDL 2.56, nominal < 4.5
HDL 1.14
Chol/HDL Ratio 3.6, nominal < 6.0
Triglycerides 0.98

That is Phenomenal. At this point it's definately tests confirmed. Dropped 2 pounds of fat, lowered cholesterol, Chol/hdl ratio by 1.5 points, lowered blood pressure and raised B12 by over 100 points. It's easy to see why I've been feeling so healthy and full of energy

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tom's 10 Tips for a Successful Diet

1. Before making any changes in your diet or exercise routine, consult your physician. You never know what your blood pressure or cholesterol levels could be, and it might actually be dangerous for you to take on intense workouts.

2. Keep a diary, A study done by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that those who kept a record of what they ate from day to day lost twice as much, reference

3. Exercise, even if it's minimal. If you can get your heart rate up and break a sweat, you will be doing a lot to toning your physique and burning off some of the stored fats in the muscle groups you focus on

4. Drink water, lots of water. Hydration is very important to your health. The easiest thing is to bring a small 500ml bottle of water and keep it close to you, whether it be on your desk at work or your coffee table at home.

5. Read the label. This should go without saying but check the label of any questionable foods, you would be surprised to see how much fat is in a cheesy puff.

6. Prepare your own lunch. This will not only save you a ton of money each week by not going out for lunch, it's a lot healthier than most things that can be cooked in under 3 minutes.

7. 3 meals a day. Don't try to fast, eating only two meals a day can actually increase your chances of GAINING weight because your body will try to retain fat in order to survive. Trust me, your body is smarter than you, so listen to it!

8. Never eat before bed. This can be bad for many reason, including tough on your heart due to stomach acids refluxing during digestion while you're lying down. You also cannot burn the food off while you're asleep, so the fats sit there unused for about 8-10 hours.

9. Don't throw away the lessons. A lot of trouble people have is keeping the weight off when they lose it. This seems to be a general reaction usually sounding like "well I've met my goals, now i just have to retain this weight, so I can eat whatever I want as long as I exercise" WRONG! Eating habits come first, exercise comes second, not the other way around. You may find from time to time you want to treat yourself, which is fine, your diet should not feel like an angry guard at the Russian Gulag Just don't fall back into your bad habits, you've worked to hard.

10. Don't expect miracles. This may be the most important point because dieting in general is a challenge of the mind. A lot of people expect a diet to drop their weight dramatically within days. The only way for this to happen is typically very dangerous. The amount of damage that can be done to your heart through rapid changes in your weight is catastrophic. You should be looking for a long term solution, a diet that is sustainable, that will drop your weight and make you healthier. Different people will find different success rates. A thinner person with a low body weight doing minimal exercise will have smaller results than an obese person, doing full cardio and muscle tone workouts.

Bonus: Your diet should not cost you your house. If you are using meal supplements than those meal supplements should not cost more than what a regular meal costs you.

I hope this helps. Good luck.