Hi, great question! Fat in the diet is actually not bad for you, especially if you are cutting down on your carb intake. The USDA says that under 65g is allowed for the typical adult, however, many people have found that they can consume more fat while they lower their carb intake and lose body fat faster than simply cutting calories.
Great question! Yes, you can have more than one shake per day. I recommend having one shake for breakfast and another after your workout.
Hi Amanda - do you mean can you eat a lunch meal for dinner, or a dinner meal for breakfast, etc?
If so, then the answer is: kind of.
If you are in the Ignite program, you should have your shake for breakfast, then you can eat anything you want that does not contain any of the evil 6 ingredients for the rest of the day.
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Hi! For a milk substitute almond milk is great. In terms of water additives, you can find some with stevia, which is ok to have on Ignite. I suggest weaning yourself from this habit eventually though. Longterm, drinking only flavored water is not a good thing.
For example, add citrus fruit or cucumber to your water to add flavor without sugar. Water can taste boring, so to stay hydrated I typically choke down 16 oz of water first thing in the morning so that I'm half asleep when I do it to get it out of the way..
Yes, it is true that many people tend to overeat starchy carbs. If you are not carb sensitive and do not have blood sugar control issues, then by all means eat some starchy carbs with your meals. Just don't make them the centerpiece of the meal. Eat a starchy carb as a side dish.
Hi Cookie - where did this limit of 13 almonds per day come from? Just curious. Yes, you can have almond milk and it won't be detrimental to your nutrition program. Almond milk is pretty benign when it comes to nutrition. It's there mostly for flavor and to add a greater viscosity to your shake than water does. Almond milk is also fortified with calcium and magnesium, so drink up!
Sure, that sounds like a great snack! Beware of the sugar content though. Dried fruits are notoriously high in sugar. You may find that you can only eat one or two chips before you go over your sugar limit.
Soy derivatives are ok. These are basically emulsifiers. They are present in such small levels that is won't affect your Ignite program. On Ignite, DailyBurn just doesn't want you to consume tofu, edamame, soy protein powder, etc.
Truvia and stevia are natural non-sugar-based sweeteners, so yes you can have them.
Wow, you are busy! I suggest eating breakfast at 6am, then eating a snack at 10am, followed by a 1pm lunch, 4pm snack, and 7pm dinner. You don't have to do the traditional "3 large meals and 2 small snacks" deal. Instead, many people turn their eating sessions into small, spaced out meals.
Also, foods that are high in protein and fiber will keep you full between eating sessions, while foods high in processed carbs will make you feel hungrier, faster.
Added sugar is sugar that is added to a processed food. For example, tomato sauce often contains a lot of added sugar. Natural sugar is in a pure, whole food like an apple for example.
I suggest drinking it after every workout, but make sure you drink it within 60 minutes of ending your workout.
These are great suggestions. I agree - a pilates track would be awesome!
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