Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Day 17

I'm  trying to wrap my head around this issue, and that is hard to do because bone doesn't wrap to well around something, especially around something that is not tangible.

It has been seven days since I weighed and measured myself and I'm pleased to announce that I am still shrinking (16 inches over all), but that darn scale has not moved much over that time frame.  We've all heard the saying "your full of hot air" and I must be.  I look lighter... but I'm not lighter.  Does that make any kind of sense?

I looked at some other testimonials from people that have taken the 24 Day Challenge and found I'm not alone.  Most of the people that have had the same results have said they look more toned, but the scale still says they are fat.  Then I came across a testimonial from a doctor that took the challenge and had similar results.  This doctor had access to a machine called DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry).  A DEXA scanner is one of the most accurate methods of measuring body fat, it uses low-dose X-rays that reads the bone and soft tissue mass, so it is easy to calculate the fat composition of the body.  He took a reading before and after the Challenge and found that he lost 20 pounds of fat and put on 9 pounds of muscle.  So his net weight loss was only 11 pounds.

His explanation of why it worked this way is; the Catalyst he was taking (and I've been taking). This Catalyst works by providing a blend of essential branched-chain amino acids and L-glutamine to supply your body with the muscle-building components it needs. Catalyst helps to repair and protect muscle, and thereby promote lean body mass by providing the essential amino acids. Other amino acids found in Catalyst such as L-glutamine, L-arginine, taurine and betaine help fuel and maintain your muscles to assist and support endurance and strength.  Catalyst works to feed the muscles, not fat.  By sustaining your muscles during exercise or reduced caloric intake, Catalyst helps rid the fat, retain the muscle, and leave your body more toned and better defined when used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise program.

Stupid Catalyst... feeding and protecting my muscles, making me look skinnier but not making me much lighter.

1 comment:

  1. Won't get discouraged, you're doing great!