Everyone is different when it comes to weight loss, some people see weight loss immediately and others take a few days or weeks to see weight loss. Be patient...you will see weight loss soon enough and if you stick to our program as prescribed, you will be losing weight.
You can divide the shakes into 6 shakes a day, or continue using Almased 3 times a day and up the amount to 8 tablespoons per serving and add another 1-4 tablespoons of Almased before and/or after a work-out depending on the level of intensity of your exercises. We have seen that the more people use Almased, the better the weight loss. It will be difficult to do any rigorous activity during phase 1 because of the low carb intake. During phase 1 we recommend light exercises like stretches, walking, yoga, or pilates. After phase 1, it would be a good idea to incorporate more moderate to vigorous physical activity.
Have you incorporated the oil in your diet? To keep a balanced diet while on Almased, we recommend adding 2-3 tablespoons of flaxseed, walnut, canola, or olive oil daily. You can either add the oil to your shakes or take it by it self. The oil will help curb appetite and the omega-3's from oil have been known to further improve the metabolism and help with other bodily functions.
We strongly recommend that your husband also drinks veggie broth or 100% low sodium veggie juice. Bouillon will not provide the same antioxidants and benefits as veggie broth that would help counteract effects of a detoc during phase 1.
We also encourage you to measure your weight using a measuring tape instead of the scale. The scale will not take into account changes in body and water weight, and fat mass. Therefore, will not give an accurate rate of weight loss progress. Try measuring yourself (measure your hips, thighs, and abdominals) the same time and day once time a week. This will give you a better indication of your weight loss progress, and will also be more encouraging.
Don't be discouraged, this is only the beginning. Keep it up!
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