The Ederra Complete Program considers both Nutrition and Fitness in its protocol. The following explores the most common questions specific to the Ederra Nutrition and Fitness Program.
Q: Is there a diet I have to follow?
- There is a special 24 hour fat free diet that should be followed after a treatment. The program stimulates the lymphatic system and one of the functions of the lymphatic system is to transport fat from the small intestine to the circulatory system.
- Staying fat-free 24 hours after the treatment allows the body to utilize the fat that has been mobilized during the treatment to be used by the body as calories for normal metabolic work. However, if additional fat enters the day following a treatment, it cannot all be used. Some of the fat will revert back to storage and redeposit in other areas. If the 24-hour fat-free diet is not followed, the program becomes ineffective.
Q: What about non-treatment days?
- Our Registered Nutritionist on staff has put together a number of customized diet plans to choose from. During the consultation, a suitable plan can be determined to fit the clients’ needs.
- Grain products, vegetables, and fruits are key parts of a varied diet. They are emphasized because they provide vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates (starch and dietary fiber), and other substances that are important for good health. Protein should consist of 20% of the daily caloric intake and fats should be used sparingly.
- Avoid hydrogenated fats and trans-fats; they are extremely difficult for the body to break down, and end up being stored.
- Avoid processed foods, preservatives, additives, and caffeine; they produce excess waste, resulting in an overloaded and sluggish system.
Q: Why is exercise important?
- Exercise is crucial to boost a slow metabolism
- It supplies the critical amounts of oxygen necessary to support your bodies metabolic process
- It engages the lymphatic system:
- A squeezing of the thoracic duct (your largest lymphatic vessel)
- The squeezing of the thoracic duct causes more fluid to be pulled into the lymphatic system (like a vacuum)
- As more fluid is pulled into the lymphatic system, this creates lymph movement and drainage resulting in the cleansing of your body
Q: What type of exercise should be done?
- It is important to exercise for 30-60 minutes the day of the treatment in your fat burning zone. Your body will try and conserve carbohydrates for periods of intensity because carbohydrates are easier to break down in an immediate time of need. With lower intensity, the body will seek to burn higher levels of fat. The target heart rate can be determined using this formula: 220 – age x 60%.
- During the first week, make it a goal to do some form of exercise each day, even if it is just a brisk walk for 15 minutes or jumping on the trampoline for 10 minutes.
- The rest of the week, it is best to do cardiovascular training for at least 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week and weight training a minimum of 2 times a week.