I like the burn effect I am getting from PAGG, but why do I get a nauseous feeling sometimes with PAGG?
If it happens you that get a nauseous feeling while taking PAGG, it’s probably because your stomach is not reacting well to either the Garlic component or the ALA. To mitigate any negatives with the use of these primary components of fat burning, you should be sure to eat soon after taking PAGG. We recommend eating within 15 minutes of taking PAGG Daytime. If you wait longer, you may feel a bit uncomfortable. It’s also okay to take PAGG during the meal. This should mitigate the discomfort of ALA or Garlic.
Do I really have to exercise while using PAGG?
Yes you do. If you are enjoying your slow carb diet, you are half way there. You will not be gaining weight with a slow carb diet, but you must get some exercise in, daily. It doesn’t have to be long workouts in the gym. What Tim Ferriss teaches, is more intensity, less time needed. Swinging the kettle ball is a perfect example. You are basically using your core abdominals to make the ball swing. It’s not an arm exercise per se. If you can work up to 12 reps and do 5 sets you are doing enough to lose weight on the PAGG / slow carb regimen. You will be building muscle at the same time. It has happened that some folks don’t lose as much weight as they think they should, but after a couple of weeks, they find that their jeans are fitting much better. The slimming occurs not so much due to weight loss as to the replacement of fat, which is blubbery with muscle which is tone and compacted. Don’t give up on yourself.
Without a kettle ball, probably the next best thing you can do is air squats. You are then using the largest muscle group in your body, your upper leg muscles, this will give you the biggest calorie bang for time used in exercising. I recommend sets of 12 with some recovery time in between sets.
Understand the paleo human hunted 12 – 18 hours a day. We sit 18 hours a day. The farmers of 10,000 to 100 years ago, spent 15 hours a day tilling the earth, weeding and harvesting. No wonder our ancestors didn’t store much fat. If they could store fat, believe me they would and they would do it with glee. Technology has reversed all of this for us. Because of our sedentary society, we have to “make work” for ourselves and push and pull weight to simulate meaningful body function.
What is the timeline of taking PAGG supplements?
You want to take 4 doses of Daytime and 1 dose of Evening just before bed. If you are eating 4 to 5 times a day, smaller meals and more protein rich, it could look something like this:
7.00 Awaken -
7.30 Daytime AGG/Protein Breakfast
12.00 Daytime AGG/Lunch
4.00 Daytime AGG/ Snack
7.00 Daytime AGG / Dinner
10.00 Pagg Evening only just before sleep.
Times can be adjusted but this is an example of the way it can be done, to eat plenty of slow burning calories, lose weight, burn fat, build muscle.
Let me say one more thing about eating and when to eat. Your body is intelligent, your body knows more than you do consciously about what you need to eat and when you need to eat. Here is a distinction though that may help you. Our primary reason to eat is to gain nourishment and provide energy to our bodies. However, there are many other reasons why we may eat. There is such a thing as emotional eating. If you think this to be the case for you, the food is not the issue, it’s the emotional connection. Look for solutions for connecting with family, friends, community that will fill the emotional need so food doesn’t become the easy way out: Eating to bring comfort.
There is also a difference between wanting to eat because your salivary glands (in your mouth) are compelling you to eat and eating because you are actually hungry. Especially around social eating, you may be absolutely full in your stomach but your mouth says to eat. So stop for a moment when you think you need to go for a snack and ask the question, “Is this really my stomach needing nourishment or am I just eating to satisfy my taste buds?” Only eat when your need it. And remember legumes or beans at as many meals as possible. 400 calories from beans will make you so full you won’t eat for a long time. 400 calories of potato chips will cause to you to continue eating. High glycemic foods will never completely satisfy hunger, hence slow carb it.
Binge Day: Can I really eat as much as I want?
First of all understand that the once a week binge day is a day to be loose with your diet and lifestyle changes. Yes, you can eat what you want with no restrictions, but make sure you take your PAGG supplements that day to aid in the digestion and metabolism of the food you eat. Cycle off the PAGG supplements another day. Most people use either Saturday or Sunday as there Bingeing on carbs day. So I would suggest cycling off the PAGG supplements on Wednesday for example.
As time goes on you will start to feel that bingeing isn’t really all the needed. You can have a slice a pizza and be satisfied that you binged if you want to. You may eat the whole pie the first few weeks, but as you become more accustomed to the slow carb diet, chances are you will modify your bingeing day to be more moderate. Of course, hiking or a long walk or a swim on your binge day would be very rewarding.
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