If you exercise regularly, the first step in planning an exercise regime during level 1 is to understand the following 3-step process involved so you can make an informed decision with your coach and/or personal trainer with regard to modifications that may be necessary to ensure maximum progress.
- Step one is to avoid cravings and energy crashes associated with very intense workouts when your body may already be experiencing conditions such as negative energy balance, dehydration, micronutrient deficiency, blood PH acidity, inflammation and chronic stress (environmental, mental, emotional).
- Step two is to implement a food therapy as designed during level 1 that will renew digestion and absorption, increase cellular hydration, release fat and toxins, reduce inflammation and replenish the hormones needed for fitness performance and creation of lean muscle..
- Step three is to get the guidance of a personal trainer who can help keep heart rate under 140 (avoiding glycogen depletion), ensure warm and slight perspiration, steady breathing, drinking at least 20 ounces of water, no caffeine on workout days three hours prior/after (increases cortisol) AND a coach who add optional food boosters on workouts days as required.
Switching up an intense workout schedule for the first few weeks will yield more promising results long term. Once the body is reset increasing intensity to build both strength and endurance during level 2 is highly recommended.
If you do not have a regular exercise routine in place then it would be best to begin slowly with a low impact plan for 20-30 minutes a few times a week such as walking, yoga or pilates which is just enough to stimulate the lymphatic system to release more toxins helping to reset the body.