Fat Loss Q & A’s



Check this video on our nutritional products and why they are better then commercial grade OTC vitamins sold at your local health food store and mass market retailers.

QUESTION: So based on the law of thermodynamics, is  it possible to gain good quality muscle by eating bad foods as long as your under the TOTAL caloric intake recommended daily?
meaning if I want to gain muscle with out gaining fat I would normally eat really clean, chicken, lean steak, veggies, oats, etc…  what if someone ate the same calories but ate, cookies, pizza and fast foods but the caloric intake per day was the same?


ANSWER: The only way to sustain quality muscle tissue gains is to sustain a caloric surplus during the training phase in which your primary goal is muscle gain.  Since 1lb of muscle requires ~3,000 calories to build, the program will recommend a 250-500 calorie/day surplus for most individuals.  This equates to ~0.5lbs of muscle gained per week for men (less for women).  From a pure energy requirement standpoint, how you achieve the surplus isn’t as important as achieving it.  However, as an athlete, the quality of nutrition becomes even more important, as the body will use the increased nutrient content of higher quality calories to fuel the workouts and recover more quickly… especially if you are training 2x/day.For the average client who works out 2-3x/week, they can get away with lower-quality nutrition for a longer period of time.  Where things get tricky is how the quality of fuel affects the person’s energy levels – typically, the higher the quality of nutrition, the better the body’s systems function and the more energy a person will have for the workouts and throughout the day.  This in turn helps them recover more quickly and gets them up and moving more (rather than in food comas all day).  With all things being equal, the higher-quality nutrition will yield higher quality results. This is the Art of being a Fitness Professional – the goal is to get everyone to eat the highest quality foods they can sustain eating, which for most clients requires that we start with just hitting the calorie targets (even if it’s not “perfect food”), and then progress them towards healthier choices as they progress.


QUESTION:  as a bodybuilder and trainer, we come across this all the time. Does this make the law partially skewed? ? ? ? ? Or is the law only based in calories in out, as in weight loss but not so much fat burning ?? there is always a debate..  to me calories are different..  Low load GI carbs are much different than fast burning carbs.. in most cases.

ANSWER: The Law is still The Law.  It’s Energy In vs. Energy Out.  Anything that affects either of these two values (feeling full, having energy, etc) will influence the relationship between the two, and thus the energy balance, but it will never skew the Law.  Just like some money is easier to make than others, and some is easier to spend than others.  In any case a Dollar is still a Dollar. Likewise, a Calorie is still a Calorie.  Every one of them count. As Professionals, it is our job to make this crystal clear for clients.  Without that clarity, they will get lost in the abyss of diet and fitness fads forevermore.  Without our help in understanding that we always have control of In vs. Out (even if we can’t be “perfect”, we still have control over the net numbers), many of them will just give up and say “I’m just meant to be fat”. That’s why our DotFit weight loss program is Diet Agnostic – eat and move however you’d like; just manage your balance.


QUESTION: So if i consume more vitamins per day of the Dot Fit product line, will I be able to sleep better? 

ANSWER:  As for sleep, the general rule is 7-9 hours for most people, but there are outliers (those that need only 5-6 and those that need 9-10).  Your body will always give you the feedback on what it feels best on, but the most important thing you can do is be consistent with your sleep rituals (hydration, stimulants, food, destress, etc) and timing so the body can get on a good rhythm each day.  Of course, the more active and stressful your days are, the more quality sleep you’ll need.  🙂

Your Armband will validate your increased activity levels.  Set a goal and be sure to beat it every day.  The ActiveMV will only ensure your body receives the nutrients it needs for optimal cellular functioning and repair.  This could impact the quality of your sleep, but it would only be a “side effect” of overall better-functioning systems within the body.  It will certainly help optimize your energy levels during the day.  Check out Appendix 1 in your Supplement Reference Guide for more on this.

QUESTION: If  someone is latose intolerant, can the dot fit whey protein as well as the Whey Smooth upset my stomach?  Or will there be any plans to make a lactose free product in the future?  

dotFIT product lactose comparison g/serving

1-cup milk: 12gms

1-cup yogurt: 9gms


 Lean MR Choc   .22g       

Lean MR Van    .22g


 Prepost Choc    1.1g

Prepost Van      1.2g


 Whey Smooth Choc    2.4g

Whey Smooth Van      2.45g


As you can see above, dotFIT shakes contain only negligible amounts of lactose. Although Whey Smooth (WS) has a little more than the other dotFIT powders per serving, it still contains far less than a single cup of milk, which should allow most anyone to use it comfortably.

Lactose intolerance—the reduced ability to digest milk sugar (lactose)—is common, but should have no effect on your ability to use dotFIT food or powdered shake mixes unless you have been diagnosed with “severe lactose intolerance”, which is extremely rare unless you are 100% Native American. First of all almost everyone can consume some dairy depending on how much and fast they consume them.

Lactose intolerance is not as hard to cope with as many people think. Lactose can be digested only with the aid of lactase, an intestinal enzyme that virtually all human infants produce. That’s how babies digest breast milk. Many people, usually those whose ancestors came from northern Europe, around the Mediterranean, and some parts of Africa, manufacture sufficient lactase all their lives. Generally they are the descendants of herders, for whom milk and milk products were staples of the diet. But the majority of other people gradually lose the ability to make lactase starting at about age two. This is called “lactase non persistence” and can lead to lactose intolerance, which is characterized by gas, cramps, bloating, and diarrhea after consuming dairy products. It’s estimated that 15% of white Americans, 70% of black Americans, 90% of Asian Americans, and almost all Native Americans have trouble digesting lactose. People may begin noticing symptoms early or late in life; there is no way to predict when and how much lactase production will be reduced. If dairy products seem to give you gas, should you give them up? Not necessarily. Dairy products are good sources of calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients important for health, especially bone health and blood pressure. A real downside to lactose intolerance is that if you quit eating all dairy, you will need to make up for shortfalls of these nutrients.

Keep these points in mind:

n Persistent digestive symptoms may indicate something more serious than lactose intolerance. A few people have an allergy to milk, which is different from lactose intolerance. It is worth getting a diagnosis. There are at least two fairly simple tests for lactose intolerance, one a blood test, the other a breath test, both of which can indicate whether lactose is being digested. You may have read about a new genetic test, but genetic testing is not needed for a diagnosis.

n If you are lactose intolerant, you may still be able to consume some dairy. Studies have shown that most lactose “maldigesters” can drink a cup or two of milk daily without symptoms, particularly if they drink a small amount at a time and drink it with meals. They can also eat ice cream, cheese, and other dairy products in small amounts with other foods. It’s a myth, by the way, that goat’s milk is lactose-free.

n Yogurt, rich in calcium, usually causes no symptoms. Buy brands with live cultures, since the bacteria help digest lactose.

n Severe lactose intolerance is rare, but people with severe symptoms may need to watch for small amounts of lactose hidden in many foods. Check labels for words like whey, curds, and dry milk solids. A few prescription drugs, including some birth control pills and heartburn drugs, contain tiny amounts of lactose.

n The marketers of lactose-reduced milk have convinced a lot of people that they need these products, which can be expensive. Generic lactase drops, which you add to milk in advance, and lactase pills, taken just before eating dairy, cost less.

n Those who consume no dairy (and even those who do) may need to take calcium supplements. Children and teens who drink no milk will need advice about supplements and other dietary sources of calcium.



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