It's a common misconception that we may curl up in the fetal position and feel lethargic and weak when we ‘diet’. On some programs, this may be the case, however, the program is structured precisely to create changes in the way your metabolism functions, so you will, in fact, have more energy to exercise. With the intermittent nature of the scheduling and specific timing of meals, you will experience (by around day 5) a boost in your metabolic rate and growth hormone output, giving you an almost euphoric feeling. Your blood sugar will be more stable than ever as your body switches over to burning stored body fat as its primary fuel source. The result – fat loss and endless energy!
VERY! I used to say that nutrition was 80 per cent of the fat loss equation, however, I now know it’s 50-50 exercise and nutrition. Contrary to popular belief, the exercise is not about burning calories. Regular exercise changes the way your metabolic system functions – increasing insulin sensitivity (your muscles have a bigger appetite to draw sugar from your blood) and regenerating mitochondria (the ‘engine’ within your cells). Nutrition makes a great difference to improving half of your metabolic function, but exercise fulfils the other half. Consistency, intensity and frequency are imperative.
No – your personal profile will prescribe which form of exercise is required (cardio or strength), the duration and frequency. We are not professing to be an exercise or fitness program. Aston Rx is about so much more than this and, while it’s a necessary component, we feel our program benefits you more by focusing on holistic metabolic corrections, leaving the exercise up to you and your local fitness professional/s.
If you are familiar with strength training or have an existing regime, this can easily be incorporated into the program. If you are unfamiliar with strength-based exercise, we recommend that you contact your local gym or personal trainer for guidance. For the novice exerciser, I feel it’s imperative to seek professional guidance – even if it’s to create a program to continue on your own. A professional assessment of your physical capabilities is an important place to begin.
In a word – VERY! The supplement regime (selection and timing) has been customised for your specific needs. Each has a purpose, from helping you to manage blood sugar and cravings to building a healthier gut, enhancing your digestive health and improving your cholesterol profile (if required). If you do not take them as outlined in your program, you risk sub-standard results.
Once you’ve completed the initial 28-day program, our support and guidance continues with your customised maintenance plan. Following completion, you will have the option of retaining your membership, which includes details of your maintenance guidelines, access to our private forum,supported by Donna Aston and her team,ongoing tracking of your progress and access our exclusive range of clinical supplements, which can be delivered to your doorstep. Throughout the 28-day program, you will also be privy to an exclusive education process, personally designed by Donna Aston, to provide you with the knowledge and skills to maintain your results for a lifetime.
The 28-day program is designed to re-train your body to dip into your ‘reserve tank’, or stored body fat, as its primary source of fuel. Once you become proficient at this, the result is reduced appetite and rapid fat loss. Fat loss is, however, really just a welcome side-effect of your metabolism functioning to its optimum. Other often unexpected benefits are reduced stress levels, better sleep, more energy and improved gut health.
Register online (registrations close 10 days prior to the commencement date)
Once you have registered, you will receive a pathology script via email. Take this to one of our authorised collection centres ASAP. The test is to be done after an 8-12 hour fast (water only). Results will be emailed to you within 48 hours. You will receive your supplements directly from Bioceuticals within a few days of registering. You must place the probiotic in the fridge as soon as received.
Time to get your body composition measured. You can Google body composition in your area, or we're happy to measure all participants free of charge if you're able to come to our South Yarra office. For appointments, please call (03) 9867 3123.
When you have the results for both, log in to your DASHBOARD and complete your profile.
Your DASHBOARD will show a countdown timer indicating the exact time you will have full access to your program (2 days prior to commencement date).