Cardio Sculpt is pretty awesome. I love Judi's workouts. I've lost some weight since starting DailyBurn workouts, but I tend to jump around from program to program.
Hey Juju - our entire community is here to help you. You are not alone :).
The meal plan is super easy. You can eat anything that does not contain dairy, over 5g of added sugar, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, soy, and gluten. Ignite is designed for flexibility. If you stick to meals that are primarily meat and veggies with some non-gluten containing starches like potatoes or rice, you can't go wrong. I fill up on meat, veggies, eggs, nuts, gluten-free pasta, and low sugar fruit. I don't really plan meals - I just buy foods that fit into these categories.
Yes, they are both ok.
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..
On Ignite, you can eat anything that does not contain the evil 6 ingredients, so you shouldn't be eating artificial sugar anyway (it's one of the evil 6 ingredients). If you have to skip eating spicy foods too, that's fine.
Here is a blog post that talks about 5 high protein vegan foods that are Ignite friendly: http://life.dailyburn.com/die...
As long as the food does not contain one of the evil 6 ingredients, you can eat it. Since eggs don't contain any of the evil 6, you can certainly eat them.
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.
Great question! Yes, you can have more than one shake per day. I recommend having one shake for breakfast and another after your workout.
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.
It's working well for me too. I have more energy throughout the day, and I've lost 2 inches around my waist. The best part is that I've stopped grazing on snacks all day, because I don't feel hungry.
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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.
Salt in the form of sodium chloride is ok, especially if you sweat a lot. Low sodium in your body is just as bad as high sodium! MSG and sodium caseinate are completely different than sodium chloride, which is table salt. MSG and sodium caseinate are food additives that many people have adverse reactions to. Try using natural sea salt when you want to add a salty flavor to your foods.
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!