Frequently Asked Questions
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Do I need to change my diet to get results?
Many people consume too much saturated fat and simple carbohydrates in their normal diet. Getting enough protein, consuming whole grains and lower sugar fruits are some of the small changes you can make to see greater weight loss results.
How much water should I drink if I am following a weight loss plan?
Water is a key component in any weight loss plan. A basic rule of thumb is to drink 8-10, 8 fl. oz. glasses of water each day. Many people will need more water depending on their diet plans, body weight and activity levels.
What type of product guarantee can I expect?
Our consultants pride themselves on their ability to not only answer your questions, but work with you to make sure you have the right products to reach your goals. If you are at all unsatisfied, we recommend returning to the store for additional personalized advice and assistance.
What is CLA?
CLA (or Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is a fatty acid found naturally in meat and dairy products. Studies have shown that CLA assists in the reduction of body fat by "shrinking" our fat cells and by helping to maintain our lean muscle tissue.
What foods should I try to avoid when losing weight?
Try to avoid foods that have a high glycemic index rating. These foods include white breads, some pastas, potatoes, sweetened cereals, candy bars, soda pop, honey, and table sugar. These foods give you a quick burst of energy but then they leave you feeling hungry and lethargic a short time later. Recommended foods would be those with a low glycemic index rating, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These foods leave you feeling full and raise blood sugar levels slowly and steadily.
Which supplements are the most important?
This depends on your personal goals. What is essential for a non-exerciser will vary greatly from that of a routine exerciser. On the same note, supplements appropriate for a runner will differ from what a strength trainer should be using. However, the essential supplements for most active individuals are protein, creatine, EFAs/Omega 3s, and a quality multi-vitamin.
Which exercises burn fat?
Any aerobic activity which you can to do 3-5 times a week for at least 20 minutes will help you burn calories. As long as you are expending more calories than you are consuming on a regular and consistent basis, then the fat/weight will come off. You should also consider weight training because the more lean-muscle tissue you have, the easier and quicker it is for your body to burn calories.
Can I take pain relievers before a workout?
Experts cannot confirm if taking painkillers will prevent aches and pains. Most agree that it is better not to take them. Aches and pains are your body's way of telling you something. Masking that pain could aggravate a problem.
How much should I weigh?
What is more important is the percentage of body fat to lean tissue. Since muscle weighs more than fat you may weigh more than you thought was average for your height and build. There is still much controversy around the "ideal" body weight. It is usually considered that a healthy body fat percentage for males is 12-15% and for females is 18-22%. You should have your body fat percentage monitored every few months to make sure that your current exercise/nutritional plan is working.
What occurs when I reach my target heart rate?
When you achieve your target heart rate, your body releases adrenaline, causing your fat cells to release fat into the bloodstream. The muscle then burns it as a source of energy, causing the cells to shrink and making you look slimmer. It is also the level required to increase cardiovascular endurance.
What is Complete Nutrition?
Complete Nutrition is an upscale nutritional supplement retail store committed to helping customers look better, feel better and perform better every day. We believe complete nutrition is composed of four things: Hydration, Supplements, Balanced Diet, and Exercise. We can help you with all these areas but unless you make a commitment to all four steps, you will never achieve your best results.