So, here we are at the end of Phase 2 and you’re all eagerly awaiting the results. As you know from my “End of Phase 1” blog, I was down 14 pounds and feeling good. My body had finally adjusted to having carbohydrates every third day, and I was a lot less cranky than I thought I would be with the lack of carbs.
Welcome to the VPX Sports Supplement Blog
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Marc Siegel. I'm a certified personal trainer in New York with five fitness and training licenses and I currently write a weekly blog here. This week’s blog will be about my experience with Phase 1 of VIVO 360. I would like to preface this blog by saying that I have spent years working with Eric Hoult, the national director of VIVO 360, and share many similar views on dieting nutrition and training. I am sure that Eric can agree with me that while we have seen/put many people on various diet regimens ranging from the weekend warrior all the way up to people on a national competitive level, nothing has quite compared to the level of VIVO 360!
You completed your workout, drank your protein shake and ate dinner. A couple of hours later it’s time to go to sleep; but wait, you’re hungry again! What do you do? Reach for the first thing you can get your hands on in your pantry? Eating empty fillers, such as chips and cookies is like a nightmare for your body. This has happened to all of us and we are often left feeling too full with the wrong food before bedtime. On the other side of spectrum, some people choose to follow the 9pm rule (eating nothing after 9pm) and starve themselves, but how effective is this?
Imagine this: you reach into your gym bag searching for your beloved lifting gloves only to come up empty handed. You’re wondering, “Did I actually leave my gloves at home?” If only you had kept a spare pair of gloves in your gym bag along with all the other goodies you carry every day!
If you remember correctly, the purpose of consuming whey protein post-workout is because whey protein is immediately absorbed into the body as compared to egg proteins and/or caseins with which absorb at a considerably slower rate. For this reason, those proteins are termed "slow release." They do not actually release slowly, but because they all absorb at a slightly different pace, your body is absorbing proteins for a extended period of time, as opposed to if you consume whey protein and get your full shot of protein all at once. The fact that whey protein absorbs immediately is the catcher here. Remember that oh-so-important window of opportunity? Doesn't it make sense that if you have only an hour to get the nutrients your body needs, you would want to consume the fastest absorbing nutrients around? This is also why you should be taking your carbohydrates in liquid form, because they are readily available for use.