Here is a complete list of answers to the most common questions people have after watching the sales presentation and purchasing the Venus Factor products:
What are the “surprising foods that damage leptin sensitivity and make losing even a single pound next to impossible for women”?
Highly processed soy foods like soy beverages are the main culprits. This is because they combine highly processed soy with an abundance of added simple sugars.
I don't eat soy but I'm just wondering does this mean ALL processed foods in general or just soy products?
The less processed foods the better. We're all human and all eat some processed foods every day, but the key is to be aware of this and cut back wherever possible. As a general rule, the closer you can get to a whole foods unprocessed diet the better. I suggest aiming for a 70-80% of your diet to be whole foods with 20-30% being processed foods.
What is the 1 cheat food trick that spikes female metabolism and keeps your leptin sky-high? Is this referring to the Reverse Taper Protocol or an actual cheat food?
This is the combination of Reverse Taper and our strategic eat up days. Most people view this as 'cheating' on their diet, but we view it as an essential component to any long term diet success.
What is the 1 vital nutrient for weight loss almost all women are exceptionally deficient in?
As simple as this might sound, it’s protein. Most women don’t even get to their normal daily recommendation for protein. With the Venus factor you will see a recommendation to eat more protein than you’re likely used to. We also recommend that you try to eat complete proteins that come from animal sources if possible. If you’re vegetarian or vegan there are now very good protein supplements that provide high quality complete proteins.
What is the 1 odd herb recently proven to accelerate female fat loss by increasing leptin sensitivity by 52%?
This is Irvingia Gabonensis, or more accurately an extract from the seed of the Irvingia Gabonensis fruit which grows in Cameroon. The locals call it “Bush Mango”. A recent research study has shown that a concentrated extract of this fruit can decrease levels of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) by up to 52%, which in turns causes an increase in Leptin sensitivity (as high CRP levels are known to interfere with Leptin sensitivity). Eating the raw fruit will not have the same effect as consuming the concentrated extract. This particular extract is one of the main ingredients in the fat loss supplement that we recommend to use in conjunction with the Venus Factor program.
Do I have to do anything else besides the three Venus Workouts each week and following the deficit and maintenance days laid out in the Venus Factor 12 Week Fat Loss System manual to be successful with this program?
That's really it but with our own special touch. The Venus Factor is a specific system of structured workouts and a logical approach to combining eating to maintenance with eating in a deficit to optimize weight loss in a sustainable fashion. When you scan the program you’ll see there is a pattern of eating that is unique to this system and by design. It may seem simple but it is effective and each phase has a specific purpose.
How often do I need to fast? Is the 12 hour fast at night for EVERY night? Or is it just once a week?
Fasting is not an essential part of the Venus Factor, many women choose to use fasting, but it is not something you NEED to do. Generally, the way Venus members fast ranges from a 24 fast once a week to 12 hour nightly fasts to no fasts at all, depending on what suits them best.
Why does your workout need to be much shorter and less intense than a man’s workout in order to burn fat optimally?
Research shows that the fat burning hormones in a woman’s body respond better to shorter bouts of exercise at a medium intensity whereas men seem to function better going 100% all out or very, very low intensity.
So when it comes to working out, a man’s body responds favorably at the extremes of very high or very low intensity whereas your female body responds better to shorter workouts of moderate intensity. Moderate intensity can be determined as hitting your ‘cardio’ heart rate zone of approximately 60-80% of your maximum heart rate.
A simple calculation of your maximum heart rate is 220 - Age. For example the maximum target heart rate for a 40 year old woman would be 220 - 40 = 180…from there the heart rate range that works best for fat burning would be right around 70% of this maximum which would be 180 x 70% which comes out to a heart rate of 126. As long as you’re somewhere close to this heart rate you can assume that you’re at or close to your maximum fat burning capacity. In this range your fat burning hormones will be at their peak.
The Venus Factor workout program is designed to keep your body in this moderate intensity zone for the duration of each workout.
What are the exact exercises women should never do because they actually stall fat loss and make cellulite worse?
The combination of doing high intensity exercises repeatedly including wind sprints and the Olympic style lifts (snatch, clean and jerk) could push your body into a state of preferentially burning glucose instead of fat as well as adversely affecting the normal functioning of your hormone system, specifically reducing your ability to release and burn fat. These exercises are used effectively by elite level athletes (who are not focused on losing fat) exclusively for the purpose of performance only. This level and intensity of exercise should not be regarded as an effective fat loss tool.