Sort of on the same topic, will there be any new weight training programs (like J.R.'s videos in IntelliBurn)? I am finishing up Inferno and really enjoyed it. Between that and the detox diet I was able to cut my weight by about 5 pounds. I'd like to put some muscle on now. Just curious.
By the way, all of the DB trainers rock. Keep up the great work. :)
J.R. has some workouts in the IntelliBurn that use dumbbells (I don't know the names of all of them, but two of them are Push and Pull). I've done most of them and they're really good. A lot of kettle bell exercises can be done with dumbbells, but some can't. I'd recommend trying the ones in IntelliBurn if you don't want to spend anymore money.
I'm going to try to do the same thing after I run through the 21 day detox and a round of Inferno. JR's workouts seem to be the best for that. His workouts are in the IntelliBurn group. I don't remember all of the names, but there is definitely a Push, Pull, and Quick Core workout. I've tried most of his workouts and they are pretty good. You can pretty much use as much or as little weight as you need.
Sure! I normally spend most of my money on produce. I buy things like carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic, apples, and maybe strawberries if they are on sale. I also like to buy the bags of spinach leaves. Most of the produce that I mentioned above is pretty cheap. I always get unsweetened almond milk, but coconut milk is about the same price if you prefer it. I also make sure to get plenty of meat. I often times buy ground turkey or chicken breast filets. But, you can buy chicken breasts on the bone for pretty cheap sometimes, so that's an idea, too. I also make sure that I have plenty of rice noodles. If I have a little money left, then I like to buy some all-natural sliced turkey breast and some plain hummos. I can normally get out of the grocery store at or below $60. Also, don't feel like you have to buy the DailyBurn Fuel. You can find plenty of vegan brown rice protein shakes that will meet the Ignite requirements and they are much, much, much cheaper.
I completely understand about the cheese and sweetened items. Two of my favorite things on this planet are cheese and Diet Coke. But, its definitely worth giving them up for a while. Even when I am done with Ignite, I'll probably only eat items that aren't allowed occasionally as a cheat meal.
I understand the confusion about the whole "evil dairy" issue. I think the main reason why they want us to take 21 days off from these ingredients is so that we can assess whether or not the absence of these items helps us meet our goals. I definitely don't think that the goal is for everyone to view gluten, dairy, and soy as bad. With lactose it can be really difficult to know whether or not it is a problem unless you have a noticeable lactose intolerance. You should really try to view this as a 21 day detox more than anything else.
I'm not an expert at this stuff, so I could be wrong. But, I've seen some good results so far and I think that my results are pretty typical for most people who go through the detox. So, I hope that I was able to help. Take care!
You definitely need to be mindful of carbs. Carbs are definitely important for high intensity workouts. Please keep in mind, though, that not all carbs are created equal and that vegetables and fruits count as carbs. So, they're not all bad. :)
Now, as far as the original comment that I see on this page goes, I may be mistaken, but brown rice and quinoa should be allowable during the Ignite cycle (which is during the first 21 days). As a matter of fact, quinoa is on the suggested grocery list of the Ignite Quick Guide (page 9). With that being said, ALWAYS check to make sure that product is actually gluten-free, soy-free, lactose-free, etc. A lot of products that should be free of the Evil 6 actually aren't. Also, they should be used sparingly. I usually have them for dinner and I always stick to only one serving. My other meals and snacks usually incorporate carbs that come from the 'good veggies' and 'best fruits' lists.
I'm no expert on these matters, but I'm having pretty good results so far. I hope this helps!
I wish that I could claim to have a deep reason for starting it. To be perfectly honest, I've been body sculpting for a few years now and I have reached a plateau with body fat loss. So, after reading the dietary requirements, I decided that Ignite was exactly what I needed to get past my plateau. So far it seems as though I was right! :)
I'd like to weigh in on this comment. First, I agree that at first glance it seems complicated. However, it really isn't that bad. The ingredients that you are avoiding are things that almost every diet and eating regimen available suggests that you avoid. And, I haven't experienced much difficulty finding tasty ingredients that work perfectly well with the requirements. You can even have pasta, but it has to be quinoa pasta or rice noodles. On a final note, you should realize that if the diet seems too difficult then its most likely because there are certain ingredients that are prohibited that you really enjoy. Once again, we all love added sugar, artificial sugar, bread, alcohol, etc. However, these items really do make it difficult for many people (not all) to reach their fitness goals. I'd like to encourage you to give it a shot. I'd even be willing to share some of my shopping list items if you are on a budget (I'm on a crazy tight budget). Good luck!