I am on high blood pressure medication or other heart medications, can I do the Transformation?
If you are taking medication for high blood pressure we suggest a modified program lasting 15 days vs. 10 days. With this program you follow all instructions except you add 1 morning meal per day in place of the first set of servings of the Power Shake and Master Amino Acid tablets. For example, wake up at 7 AM and drink water and then have a healthy breakfast (use the provided food guide for healthy meal options) …you would then resume following the schedule and have Master Aminos at 11:30 AM. You should also always take your Master Aminos with one of the flex foods, like an avocado or apple, for best results.
I am constipated, what do I do?
If you are prone to constipation we suggest using a stool softener or salt flush to open up the detoxification pathways. Another great technique is a stomach exercise recommended by Dr Mike Wohlfeld: Stand up straight, bend over and rest hands on thighs. Take a few deep breaths, and then exhale all air. Now pull in the stomach and try to have it touch the diaphragm. Now push back all the way out and repeat this 2-10 times or as many as you can without taking a breath. Now repeat this entire exercise 5-10 times and this really messages the intestines increasing mobility.
I feel nauseous and/or throw up when I drink the Power Shake.
Although this can happen it is unusual. It can be the result of too many toxins prior to starting the program, allergies, or a common effect of coming off of a bad diet. We suggest consulting our naturopath Dr Mike Wohlfeld (firstname.lastname@example.org) and also suggest that you consider seeing your physician.
I have Celiac disease or a Gluten allergy…
If you are allergic to Gluten we suggest you call Customer Service to order the gluten-free 10-Day Transformation with the L.O.V.E. Super Meal (the Power Shake does contain a modest amount of gluten). Great results still apply!
I love to exercise for 1 or more hours per day…
To ensure best results we suggest cutting down to 15 minutes per day on days 1 – 4 and then increasing to 30 minutes per day for days 5 – 10.
I am pregnant and/or lactating…
The products are safe but the program is not designed for pregnant or nursing mothers, they need at least 2 healthy meals/extra nutrient-dense calories per day in addition to the products. You need about 2000 calories to nurse without depleting your body and the program provides approximately 600. It will also be great to add 2 – 4 servings of Organic Barley Green Juice to your day as this really helps increase milk production.
What is the difference between the 7 day Anabolic Fast and the 10 Day Transformation?
The 10 Day Transformation is the evolution of our super-high nutrient, super-low calorie concept, which was first introduced as the 7 Day Anabolic Fast. Many people did this 7 day program twice in a row for a total of 14 days. Of those who did this, they noted an extreme feeling of empowerment & clarity on days 7 – 10. David Sandoval realized that unless someone experienced a 10 day “Anabolic Fast” that they might never have the full transformation effect and thus…the 7 Day Anabolic Fast became the 10 Day Transformation. We also sought to simplify the program so that it had greater appeal to the masses. And as such, we reduced the total products used from 6 to 3 Core products that we felt were most responsible for the benefits of the Anabolic Fast.
Can I vary from the program?
The program as we have described it previously is one that we know from experience works. And while other variations may be equally as effective, we cannot say with absolute certainty and so, in order to promote maximum benefits we hope that our simple guidelines will be sufficient.
Can I have a flex food that is not on the list?
As long as it is a raw fruit or veggie of a reasonable portion size, then substituting flex foods should be a fairly simple process. Too many people try to use flex foods as an excuse to vary from the core purpose of the diet, which is to re-train our cravings toward healthy options – this is not advised. As closely as you can follow this plan, the better! Additional Purium products may be allowed (such as a tablespoon of Organic Tropic Oil, a serving of Aloe Vera, etc) but solid foods are not suggested unless on this list or it is a raw fruit or veggie as stated previously. When having a flex food, we suggest that you chew it very, very thoroughly. Best when they are taken with the Master Aminos.
Is this safe?
The protocols that we promote, which include introducing nutrients to the body every two hours as well as allowing for flex foods in the event of extreme cravings or perceived need or to aid in elimination, actually work very well within the body’s most natural rhythm. However, if you plan on losing 10 lbs or more in one month, the American Medical Association recommends that you consult a Physician.
Why are there different temperatures of water recommended?
Overall, room temperature water is easier to digest whereas cold water often “tastes” better. Dave also recommends room temperature in morning with the Master Aminos to flush the kidneys.
I didn’t lose weight – what could some of the reasons be?
Three reasons why you may not lose weight are:
- You started at healthy weight and gained muscle and lost fat in fairly equal amounts. Muscle weighs more than fat so the net effect was a small weight gain – though you probably lost an inch or two of fat, as well.
- If you’re within two weeks of your menstrual cycle and you typically experience extra stress and water weight during that time, you may be fighting an uphill battle and it may be better to wait until the first day following your cycle in order to maximize results.
- You are experiencing the onset of stress hormones, or other hormone imbalances which are not addressed by this program as there is no panacea.
Please note, while some may not experience the weight loss that they had hoped, weight loss is not the only marker of a successful transformation. The cleansing, nourishing and rebuilding that takes place over these 10 days is often a benefit that is well worth the effort.
Can I drink alcohol or caffeine on the Fast if it is low-calorie alcohol?
Not advised – the Transformation is designed to help you break harmful addictions to substances such as these.
Can I chew gum while on the Fast?
Not advised, actually stimulates digestive tract and might make you hungrier.
Will I have enough energy to exercise?
After day 3 most people do have enough energy to exercise, if you find that you don’t then I recommend decreasing the level of exercise as opposed to not exercising at all. 600 calories will not support heavy workouts. If your job is one with a lot of physical activity or mental stress, you should add Flex items every day and perhaps even another shake if needed. Best to only do light exercise (depending on how you feel) during the 10 days. Jumping on a mini-trampoline along with other light movements, while deep breathing, is a great way to flush out the lymphatic system.
What is the average amount of weight lost on this plan?
The average person will lose approximately 11.3 lbs.
I notice there is not a specific amount of cucumbers or celery listed to have, how many can I have while on the Transformation?
You can have as much celery & cucumbers as one wants as they do not really have many calories.
Why can I only have 8 oz of the Flex Beverage?
The idea is to limit caloric intake on this plan.
Why can I not find the 10-Day Transformation using the L.O.V.E. Super Meal online?
We believe that the best way to do the 10-Day Transformation is to follow the instructions and use the Power Shake as the core nutrition. For those worried about a sweeter taste, we now have the Apple Berry Power Shake. We have found this program to be very effective utilizing either Power Shake. We want only those with Celiac disease or gluten allergies to opt for the 10-Day L.O.V.E. Transformation Pack (item #1123), therefore it is available via Customer Service but it is not online because we found it was too confusing.