Questions and Answers

New moms are too sleep deprived and overwhelmed to think about exercise, which is completely normal. Most women’s bodies are only ready for exercise 6 weeks after giving birth and longer if they had a Caesarean section.

Start with the basics and build your way up, perhaps start by walking – a good way to reflect and clear your mind. Start with shorter distances and slowly build your way up. Be careful though and be sure to ask your doctor for the go-ahead.
Breastfeeding can burn up to 800 calories a day, so be aware when you stop breastfeeding to pick up your exercise routine and avoid packing on the kilos.

Watch calories and fat intake from chips and fizzy drinks. Instead fill your diet with a variety of nutrient-rich meals containing lean protein, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables.
It is also a good idea to invest in some dumbbells: lift weights and get strong. Weight training will help speed up your metabolism and you can do that in the comfort of your home.

It is best to keep the snacks to mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Here are a few snack ideas for you to choose from.

  • G.I. Lean’s Firm & Lean Shake available in Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla flavour. A convenient nutritionally balanced snack replacement, just add low-fat milk or water. Great tasting and filling.

Other options are:

  • A piece of fruit and a few almonds
  • 1 boiled egg with 2 oatcakes
  • Hummus
  • A small handful of biltong
One of the main functions of the liver is to metabolise fat. However, when the liver becomes overloaded with toxins and impurities from our unhealthy lifestyles, the liver has to work harder – making it less efficient in breaking down fat.

Getting rid of toxins and wastes helps to optimise body functions and get the blood flowing, like a river after good rains.

It’s like hitting the “reset” button on your body functions! It is highly recommended that you detox before embarking on any weight loss programme so that your system is functioning at optimum capacity.

Detoxing doesn’t mean starving. This is a time when your body needs good nutrition.

Detoxing guidelines:
  • Drink lots of water: Aim for 2 liters a day during detox. Fill a large jug with water and add some fresh mint leaves. Keep in the fridge and drink frequently for a refreshing treat.
  • Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits every day: Everyone knows that these foods are good for health, but so many people fall far short of the recommended intake of 5–9 servings per day. This ensures that you will be topping up your vitamin intake and filling up on fibre. Use fresh vegetables and fruits rather than juice.
  • Eat beans, peas and lentils regularly: Legumes are the ultimate health food, supplying essential nutrients, fibre and protein. The fat contained in legumes is healthy mono- and poly-unsaturated fats. Eat one serving daily while you are detoxing, and then include them regularly in your eating plan for weeks to come.
  • Improve your intestinal health: A healthy intestine has active colonies of ‘good’ bacteria that produce essential nutrients that keep the lining of the gut healthy. This promotes good absorption and healthy immune function. In addition, the “good” bacteria will crowd out the “bad” ones. During your detox and beyond, include a daily serving of low-fat yoghurt, as all yoghurts contain probiotics that enhance the health of the digestive system.
  • Count your caffeine servings: Caffeine is found in food and drinks like coffee, tea, some fizzy drinks and chocolate. Caffeine is a stimulant, and should not be consumed in large quantities, if at all when you are detoxing. When you have finished your detox try keep your coffee intake to a maximum of 2 cups a day.
  • Plan for some stretching activity: Vigorous exercise is not recommended at this time. Rather work on stretching and flexibility exercises such as yoga.
  • Massage: Indulge in a massage – a lymph drainage massage, or an aromatherapy back massage are two options you could consider. This will enhance the ‘feel good’ effect of your 3-day detox.
In other words, if I don’t follow a diet and I don’t exercise at all, can I still lose any weight by taking any of your products? If so, which products?

We strongly recommend that you change your lifestyle to eating Low-GI foods, while the products will help you to see results faster – G.I. Lean is all about a healthy lifestyle.

There is no “magic pill” that is going to make you lose weight overnight and help you to keep it off without complete reliance on the pill. Supplements are not designed to do this, they are designed to complement the 2 pillars of health – correct nutrition and correct exercise – so that you see enhanced results faster.

We encourage the lifestyle, so that you are providing your body with the correct nutrition and so that your metabolism works optimally and you maintain the shape you wish to be long term.

So while we strongly advise eating right, the following supplements will benefit you: The 3 Day Detox, the Morning Kickstart Capsules, 10 Day Weight Loss Booster Capsules, Hunger Buster Tea/Hunger Buster Capsules and the Fat Burn Drops.

If you struggle with your weight, you may be interested to know that one of the most successful factors for effective weight loss is simply to keep your blood sugar levels balanced. This is because when your blood sugar is too high you turn the excess into fat, and when your blood sugar is too low, you feel lethargic, hungry and it becomes harder for your body to burn fat. But when your blood sugar levels are even, you’ll have a steady supply of energy, a balanced appetite, and weight loss is inevitable.

The best way to achieve optimal blood sugar balance is to control the glycaemic load (GL) of your diet.

The GL is different to the glycaemic index (GI) of a food, in that:

The GI tells you whether the carbohydrate in that food is “fast” or “slow” releasing. It’s a quality measure. However, the GI value doesn’t tell you how much of the food is carbohydrate.

The GL of a food is the quality times the quantity. The GL of a food is the best way of telling you how much weight you’ll gain if you choose a particular food.

Some foods that you eat a lot of believing they are good for you have a High-GL score, so be ready for some surprises. Cornflakes and corn chips, for example are very high, while ice cream and peanuts are not. And when it comes to fruit, one single date has the same effect on your blood sugar and weight as a whole punnet of strawberries.

For effective weight loss, you should eat no more than 45 GLs per day.


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