The Isagenix challenge by San Diego’s Top Personal Trainer
Posted Sep 12 2012 6:10pm
I love a challenge. after several months of solicitation from a personal trainer friend of mine Gregg D’Andrea of GStarfit in Boston, I have decided to take test out the 30 day Isagenix cleanse and fat burning system with IsaLean protein shakes. Here is what Isagenix claims.
IsaLean Pro is formulated to help:
Boost metabolism and overcome stubborn weight-loss plateaus while eliminating visceral fat
Stimulate superior muscle recovery and growth in athletes, those looking to gain muscle and physically active individuals
Assist with muscle retention and muscle tone to help you age gracefully
Maintain muscle, bone, and supports antioxidant status (glutathione)
I consider my self fairly lean and very healthy at age 50. But like most people, I am my worst critic, and would certainly enjoy attaining the 7% body fat I had in my 20s and 30s. I am currently 12% body fat which places me in the “fit athletic” category.
I am curious to see how and what Isagenix has in compared to their competition. Do they really have a secret weight loss formula that provides long term weight loss solutions or is it simply about dramatic caloric consumption?
I am healthy, above average serum testosterone levels at 789, normal thyroid function, and normal blood glucose levels. I currently exercise 1.75 hours per day, 6 days per week, with an average daily caloric expenditure of 925 calories.
In theory I should achieve a weight loss of 1.25 pounds per week, but I DON”T…As you readers know, I don’t believe that a 3600 calorie expenditure in diet and exercise results in a 1 pound loss in body weight. I believe that dramatic cuts in food calories will stop your metabolism dead in its track, and actually create weight gain or best scenario keep your body weight in limbo. I believe that very intense bout of exercise combined with metabolic foods is the only way to achieve lasting weight loss.
As a San Diego Personal Trainer with 13 years experience working with clients who have tried every diet conceived by man , I am skeptical of Isagenix. What I do know is that I will spend the first two days in a super low-calorie cleanse, and then on a 600 calorie Isagenix protein shake diet with an occasional Scooby snack, and a 500 calorie conventional meal for dinner. Yikes!
I will let you know more details as the diet progress’. I begin the diet in two days. Stay tuned to next weeks post about my Isagenix experience. Also please comment below, as I always love to hear every ones opinions.