Many people start the Isagenix cleanse because one of the benefits of nutritional cleansing is weight loss; however, there are also a lot of people who have the opposite problem, and find it difficult to keep weight on and lack muscle definition/lean muscle mass.
It’s a misconception that Isagenix is just a weight loss program – many athletes around the world use the Isagenix products to maintain performance levels and improve lean muscle development.
Often people with low muscle mass don’t get enough protein in their diets. When you work out, you stress or tear muscle fibers. Protein is used by the body as part of the natural repair process, along with other amino acids and vital nutrients. It is during this repair process that muscle growth would usually take place. If your diet is deficient in quality proteins, then this process won’t be as efficient as it could be.
Note: Many of the protein powders available in stores contain fillers or additives, which can affect absorption in the body.
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IsaLean shakes contain the optimum balance of proteins, carbs and a range of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, and the protein used in all Isagenix products is the highest quality whey proteins from small farms in pollution-free New Zealand. The cows on these farms are grass-fed and well-treated, resulting in a very high quality product with a great amino acid profile.
If developing muscle is one of your aims, take a look at IsaPro – one serving contains 18 grams of pure protein. You can either combine this with your Isagenix IsaLean shake (more info) or take it on its own straight after a workout.
There are many amazing stories of ‘skinny’ people being able to develop a body they are proud of using Isagenix products; and remember, because you are doing a nutritional cleanse, you may also experience other benefits such as increased energy, better digestion, clearer skin…
Take a look at the Isagenix Athletes pack to find out more.
Some diets cause muscle wastage
One of the problems with some traditional or popular diets is that they can cause muscles to shrink or waste. This is because they focus simply on calorie control and can deplete the body of proteins (and therefore essential amino acids – the building blocks of the body).
Morning shown as the best time to consume protein
Research has shown that athletes should be increasing the amount of protein they take in the morning, as this is the optimum time to make it available for the body to use, and the most effective when you are looking to gain weight (read full article here).
When you think about most people’s typical breakfast, protein levels are usually quite low: cereal with low fat milk or toast with jam and margarine simply doesn’t provide the body with what it needs first thing in the morning.
Replacing your usual breakfast with an Isagenix shake will provide your body with 23 grams of high quality whey protein, as well as a balanced form of carbs and all the other nutrients your body needs to kick start the day.
My Personal Story
I have always struggled to put on weight, but since using Isagenix products I’ve finally been able to ‘bulk up’ a little. I am not where I want to be yet, but I am on my way and feeling more confident about my body than ever before. When I was really skinny I was embarrassed to look in the mirror, and although everyone said I was lucky to not have to worry about putting on weight, I didn’t feel very lucky.
My partner, who is also very skinny, is now using the products combined with a reasonable exercise routine, and she is noticing the difference and putting on lean muscle.
These products are not a magic wand; however, combined with exercise and a sensible diet, they give your body the fuel it needs to bulk up and increase lean muscle mass.