HELPFUL TIPS/FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Many questions can be answered about the NuLean Weight-Loss Program if one understands the basic purpose
behind why it works, and why the Instructions are set up the way they are.
The NuLean Progam works best when the Instructions are followed exactly as written. There is much science
behind this regimen. That said, we have answered some questions below relating to slightly altering, or
changing the Instructions if absolutely necessary.
Q: WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF EXERCISE?
A: Often people think the purpose of exercising while on the NuLean Weight-Loss Cleanse is to "burn calories."
Although this is somewhat true, a truer statement is: The purpose of exercising is to kick-start your metabolism
so it runs at an optimum rate to help detoxify your body, which also helps you to lose weight. If a person's body
is overburdened with toxins (almost everyone), then the metabolism is going to be "sluggish." Exercise is the
sure and natural way to increase the rate of metabolism.
Q: WHY CAN'T I EAT MUCH FOOD?
A: The primary purpose for cutting down on food while cleansing is not to cut calories, but to give your digestive
tract a break so that your body can more easily detoxify. The one meal a day Program, with the limited
vegetables and snacks, is specifically designed to allow cleansing to take place. Another way to do this is to not
eat any food for a few days or a week. This however, is very difficult for people to do. Eating one meal a day,
we found, works just as well.
Q: WHY CELERY AND CUCUMBER AND ALMOND SNACKS?
A: Again, what you are trying to achieve is a detoxification of your body (which involves giving your digestive
tract a break). Fiber is very important for the detoxification process. The vegetables recommended on the diet
are high in fiber.
Celery is an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of dietary fiber. It also has properties that are
known to reduce blood pressure.
Cucumber is also a good source of fiber. Plus, you get the added bonus of vitamin C, silica, potassium and
Raw Almonds are high in fat, but they also help in losing weight. Getting enough fat in your diet is helpful. A
study published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders suggested that an
almond-enriched low calorie diet (such at the NuLean Program) can help overweight individuals shed pounds
Q: CAN'T I EAT OTHER TYPES OF VEGTABLES?
A: We suggest that you eat celery and cucumber for the reasons given in the above answer. If you would like to
eat other vegetables in addition to these you may do so. Here is a short list of what vegetables to eat and what
Okay to eat: Broccoli, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, lettuce.
Avoid eating: Artichoke, all beans, carrots, corn, tomatoes, peas.
Q: CAN I EAT FRUIT WHILE ON THE CLEANSE?
A: Avoid all fruit while cleansing to lose weight. Fruit, in general, is good for you. If you just want to detoxify,
you may eat a small amount of fruit. If you want to lose weight then avoid fruit.
Q: CAN I EAT OILS?
A: It is best to do the Program without oils. If you feel you must have oil with your vegetables then use a small
about of extra virgin olive oil. A small amount of fish oil is okay too. Avoid salad dressing.
Q: CAN I EAT MORE DUE TO THE FACT THAT I WORK OUT A LOT AND I'M BURNING MANY CALORIES IN A
A: During the weeks you are doing the Program, the purpose of not eating is to give your digestive system a
break so that you may detoxify better. This is even more important than not eating because you don't want to
add calories to your diet. The purpose of doing exercise each day is to stimulate your metabolism, rather than
to just burn calories. So, to answer your question, if you feel you must eat more while doing the Program,
simply snack on more vegetables or almonds, or add a second low calorie meal during the day. As much as
possible, however, try to stay with the Program as instructed.
Q: I'M A 250 POUND MAN. CAN I EAT MORE ON THE CLEANSE THAN A150 POUND WOMAN?
A. See the above answer.
Q: I WORK OUT STRENUOUSLY THREE DAYS A WEEK, IS THAT ENOUGH?
A: Exercising for a short period each day is better than exercising strenuously for longer periods over fewer
days. If you cannot exercise each day, do as many days as possible.
Q. WHAT IF I FOLLOW THE PROGRAM AND DON'T LOSE WEIGHT?
A: It is important that you view losing weight as a process, rather than a "one shot cure." Anyone can lose
weight if they follow the NuLean Program. Some people lose weight much faster than others. It is important to
realize that you will lose weight at a rate that is right for your body. Even if you don't lose a lot of weight the
first week, your body will still start detoxifying, which has great health benefits. Work with your healthcare
provider to stay on the Program, and you will reach your weight-loss goals.
Q: WHY DO YOU USE WHEY PROTEIN?
A: Protein is necessary for detoxification. Whey protein is the best type of powdered protein for this purpose.
Whey is recognized for its excellent amino acid profile, rapid digestion, and beneficial variety of peptides. Whey
is also the only protein powder that is alkaline forming in the body. All the other types of protein powders (rice,
egg, soy) are acid forming. An alkaline body is a healthy body. An acid body is an unhealthy body. (For more
info listen to the CD "How to Achieve Sensational Results with the NuLean Cleanse.")
Q: I AM LACTOSE INTOLERANT. CAN I TAKE WHEY PROTEIN?
There are two basic types of whey protein: whey protein isolate, and whey protein concentrate. Whey protein
isolate is the most pure and concentrated form of whey protein available. It contains 90% or more protein and
very little (if any) fat and lactose. In essence; the dairy is removed from the whey, leaving only the amino acids.
Whey protein concentrate, on the other hand,has anywhere between 29% and 89% protein depending upon the
product, which means far more fat and/or lactose in the powder. Research shows individuals with lactose
intolerance generally have no trouble taking a high quality protein isolate, such as that in the Pprotein powder.
Individuals with lactose intolerance should avoid whey protein concentrates as they contain lactose.
Q: I CAN BY INEXPENSIVE PROTEIN POWDER AT THE HEALTH FOOD STORE. WHY BUY NULEAN PROTEIN
A: Just as not all cars are created equal, not all protein powder is created equal. The NuLean "protein powder"
is far more than just a protein powder. The NuLean powder utilizes Whey Protein isolate, which is the highest
quality of whey supplement. With the NuLean product the whey is "isolated" and goes through the most
advanced filtering process to remove carbohydrates and fats. The result is the highest percentage of protein
compared to other whey products. In addition, the NuLean protein powder utilizes a proprietary combination of
fibers specifically designed to assist in detoxifying the body. There are also what are called FOSs in the NuLean
protein powder. These are special nutrients that feed the "friendly bacteria" in your gut, which is extremely
important for detoxifying the body. In addition, the NuLean protein powder uses the least amount of "sugary"
flavor enhancements, which are found in almost all other protein powders and provides high quality digestive
Q: SHOULD I DO THE NULEAN WEIGHT-LOSS CLEANSE IF I'M ON MEDICATION?
A: The NuLean cleanse is all natural and normally does not conflict with medication. Some medication,
however, like anti-depressants promote weight-gain. If you are on an anti-depressant you may not lose weight
as quickly or effectively as not being on it. Always check with your doctor if you are taking any medication
before starting the diet.
Q: IT IS A BIT HARD FOR ME TO EXERCISE -I FEEL TOO TIRED.
A: For the first 10-20 minutes, it is not unusual to feel tired as you are walking. The idea is to walk at a
comfortable pace. At some point you should feel your energy level go up. Increase your speed, as you feel more
Q: MY HUSBAND IS LOSING WEIGHT FASTER THAN ME, WHAT'S THE DEAL?
A: Generally speaking, men tend to lose weight faster than women. This is because the female body is designed
to hold onto fat for the purpose of bearing children. In fact, some research studies suggest that when a woman
starts exercising the body will work extra hard to hold onto pounds. The solution is to keep going. It will come
Q: I LOST WEIGHT WELL DURING THE FIRST WEEK BUT THIS WEEK IT SEEMS TO HAVE STALLED.
A: The body loses weight at its own natural pace. If you just continue with the Program as instructed, your
weight should continue to come off. You can also increase your exercise. Walk faster or try 30 minutes instead
of 20 minute walks. And monitor your diet to make sure you don't eat any of the foods to avoid.
Q: ISN'T THIS CLEANSE JUST CAUSING A WATER LOSS?
A: When the doctors did the clinical study with the NuLean cleanse, they measured the body fat
percentage among the participants. There was an average drop of 3.8% after the Program. Considering your
body is 70 percent water, whenever you lose or gain weight a part of it is always "water weight." The body fat
loss, as indicated in the study, however, showed that people doing the NuLean Program didn't just lose water
weight, they lost fat. It is also worthy to note that you drink eight glasses of water a day while doing the
Program. It's almost impossible to lose "just water weight" while you are drinking so much water.
Q: I JUST STARTED THE DIET AND MY ENERGY LEVEL IS LOW.
A: It is not unusual for someone to experience a dip in energy during the first day or two, maybe longer. This
can be a sign that your body is starting to detoxify and burn its fat stores. Just continue with the diet and by the
end of the week you will probably feel more energetic than you normally do.
Q: I FEEL HUNGRY DURING THE DAY.
A: Try eating some more snacks. You can eat a bit of celery or cucumber when you get hungry. Or some raw
almonds (not roasted or salted). Also, check the other vegetables listed above You'll be surprised that this
hunger will probably go away as your body detoxifies some of the "junk."
Q: CAN I DRINK COFFEE?
A: Most coffee sold in America is toxic to the body. The NuLean Weight-Loss Cleanse is working to rid toxins
from the body. Coffee actually stops the detoxification process. Many people report that they had tried to quit
coffee before doing the Program and were not able to do so. They were able to quit during the Program. It's
the perfect time to do so, because cravings for sugar, junk, and caffeine generally diminish while doing the
NuLean Program. If you can do without caffeine, do so. If you have to have some, drink as little as possible and
try not to add milk or cream. Try a cup of decaffeinated green tea-it has natural antioxidants.
Q: MY CHOLESTEROL IS HIGH-CAN I DO THE DIET?
A: It is a good idea to check with your doctor. In the research study done with the Program, those with high
cholesterol saw an average drop of 26.45 mg/dl. Triglycerides dropped an average of 22.31 mg/dl.
Q: I HAVE SOME TROUBLE AREAS WHERE I HAVE NOT LOST INCHES
A: Keep in mind that any weight-loss is a health benefit for you. You can try some special exercises to tone the
muscles in those troublesome areas. Specific exercises are available in many books and on the Internet at many
For woman only:
Q: SHOULD I START THE CLEANSE IF I'M HAVING MY MENSTRUAL CYCLE?
A: For most women their body tends to hold onto fat and water during their menstrual cycle. If you are doing
the NuLean Monthly Cleanse you will obviously have to do it through your menstrual cycle. However, it's not a
good idea to do the FIRST WEEK during your menstrual cycle. Whether you are doing the one week or the
longer program, for the best results don't start on the week of your menstrual cycle.
MORE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NULEAN --LOSS CLEANSE
This Program has been designed to promote safe weight-loss depending on how your body gives up fat. The
average weight lost among the participants of a study was 7.5 pounds in the first week plus a reduction in blood
glucose levels, cholesterol and an average drop in triglycerides of 19%. Some people may lose weight at a
somewhat higher rate, some lower. You should monitor your progress and stay with the Program until you have
reached your target weight.
Children and adolescents, pregnant or breast feeding women, and people with significant health problems
including bulimia, heart disease, kidney disease, or diabetes, should not begin this Program without
authorization from their primary care physician.
If you are under treatment for other conditions or taking medications prescribed by your health care provider,
you should tell your doctor before starting this Program. In some cases, adjustments to medications or
modifications to the Program may be appropriate.
Weight-loss can produce physical changes in the body, such as interruptions in the menstrual cycle, temporary
hair loss, and dizziness. Such changes may indicate more serious health complications. Report any such
changes that you notice to your primary care provider.
Keep in mind that weight-loss can reduce many of the risks associated with being overweight and obese:
increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, some forms of cancer, gall bladder disease,
osteoarthritis, stroke, and sleep apnea, among other illnesses. Losing even small amounts of weight (five to ten
percent of body weight) may reduce these risks.
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