If you're fasting - or are thinking about starting a fast - you're probably focusing on what you're going to lose. As in weight.
But what about what you could gain?
Check this out.
You might not even be aware of it, but when you put your body through a strategic caloric deficit - like you do with a program like the Alpha Reset - you also prime it for a muscle-building program that can leave you ripped. Quick.
After it's been in a strategic caloric deficit, your body becomes extremely insulin sensitive, ready to release a surge of anabolic hormones when the time comes for an aggressive caloric surplus. The result?
You get ripped, fast!
The funny thing is, you see this happen all the time with bodybuilders who don't even plan for it to happen. Leading up to a show, they dial back their diet - or, go into a caloric deficit. Then after the show, they make up for it by scarfing food in huge portions, launching them into a caloric surplus that leaves them even more cut than they were for their competition.
We've been seeing similar results with the Alpha Reset. People get a week or two into the all-juice program and see weight drop like crazy.
Then, as they strategically introduce solid foods back into their diet - and because they've committed to a healthier new lifestyle that typically involves some kind of workout routine - they start packing on muscle. Immediately.
A lot of muscle!
What's happening is, following the caloric deficit of the Alpha Reset and along with the subsequent caloric surplus, their bodies are primed to release a natural surge of anabolic hormones in the form of insulin, IGF1 and testosterone that the body releases in huge quantities.
The key is to understand this potential, to make sure that you pack on muscle instead of unwanted fat. How?
No. 1, the caloric surplus period should not last longer than 14 days. After that, the body of the typical male starts storing the extra calories as fat instead of muscle.
And No. 2, the caloric surplus must be aggressive, but it must follow a caloric deficit of at least seven days, preferably longer. What this does is create maximum insulin sensitivity and anabolic hormone priming.
Just be sure to keep your protein intake higher during your fast. For the Alpha Reset, this means you should factor in juices that include high-protein veggies like kale. One of my favorites - featured in Juice with Drew - is called Green Juice Energizer.
It tastes great and is loaded with the goods that will not only help drive your weight loss, but also with the stuff to help you get ripped afterwards. Also, in the Juice with Drew System, we have an after the fast diet for all of you Juice Heads! :)
We're in this together,
• 2 apples
• 1/2 cucumber
• 1/2 lemon (peeled)
• 1/2 cup of kale
• 1/2 cup of spinach
• 1/4 bunch of celery
• 1/4 bulb of fennel
• 1-inch of ginger
• 1/4 head of romaine lettuce
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