Live Ask Me Anything #16 - Topics Covered:2:25- FAQ: What happens after your 30-day protocol?! 2:59- When I tell people they can’t exercise for the first 30 days... 3:32- You may not be ready for exercise yet… 3:58- Check out AMA #15 about MACROS. It starts there 4:20- Hormones run everything 4:24- Stay to the end to learn how to be Fat Adapted (Hint- it’s the secret sauce) AND this week’s special offer 5:23- Meet Justin 6:00- Let’s dive in! You’re carbohydrate dependent (sugar burner)... what does that mean? 7:25- In America, the 2:00pm struggle is very real 7:35- Story about Papa Nault- 8:45- We have just accepted the “crash” 9:03- What’s the reason for the crash? (Hint: It’s the flippin’ food pyramid) 9:33- “Metabolic Inflexibility” You are here. 10:10- There are 2 real sources of fuel. Glucose and Fatty Acids 10:23- Glucose = All Carbs. 11:06- ANALOGY: Glucose (carbs) are newspaper, fatty acids are logs. Which do you think you should be burning? 12:56- Your body has FORGOTTEN how to burn fat. 14:05- the SECRET to fat loss 14:30- Hormone optimization: Insulin = Fat Storage 15:40- We want to achieve fat adaptation: More science: Quick mitochondria lesson 16:26- If you want to age QUICKER, make all of your energy come from carbs! 16:50- Now let’s talk about reprogramming your body: Metabolic FLEXIBILITY… 17:38- Glucose is meant for SURVIVAL. Not your daily activities 18:23- 99% of your daily activity should be fueled by FAT 18:43- Metabolic inflexibility means you ONLY burn sugar. You cannot access your fat for fuel 19:30- Metabolic inflexibility is exactly WHY there’s no exercise for the first 30 days 20:28- If you are obese, you are chronically inflamed. (It’s serious) 20:35- anaerobic workout will exacerbate the inflammation that is already destroying your body 21:51- We have to handle the inflammation FIRST. Heal your body 22:41- Jenni’s story!! A Tale of “Do it your way, I’ll wait” 27:05- Don’t punish your body into submission. Your body will always win 26:55- LOVE your body just for 30 days 27:05- You cannot BEAT your body into submission. It’s BS 28:04- I get results because I use SCIENCE 28:17- Maximum results come from custom macro plans. However, here’s a free hack to get you started... 28:27-The average American eats between 300-600g of carbs a DAY! That’s INSANE 30:05- Gas tank analogy: The TRUTH broken down hard 34:35- Metabolic flexibility takes TIME 35:13- How do you know if you’re truly aerobic training once you’re ready? 35:30- Technology! Polar H-10 and the Polar Beat app 35:56- How to achieve true aerobic training. Basic math 36:40- You will become a freakin’ Tesla 37:08- Don’t be a moped. You're better than that. 37:20- I used to be a CrosFitter. I did all of the things. That’s how I know how difficult the mindset shift is 38:10- If you establish an aerobic base, you will literally be better at every activity you love 40:06- How often do I do this?!? 40:39- Remember no aerobic stimulus for 8 weeks, or you will work against yourself 41:13- Carbohydrates, Women, and Hormones… A love story 41:53- Listen to your body 42:06- A carb re-feed can be good for you… shock! 43:52- Net Carbs: The numbers, broken down 46:20- This week’s offer! Custom Macros, Clovis Kids, and Discounts! 54:40- Sign off!
Live Q&A:00:40- Be very careful... That’s a lot of info we dished out there, be careful what you share 2:30- Thoughts on Intermittent fasting? 4:40- How do you determine at-risk weight? 5:20- Metabolism speeding up and slowing down? (Marketing myth!) 6:43- Mercury in Tuna? 8:21- What If I can’t eat breakfast? 9:10- Sidenote: I am not mad, I’m energetic and blunt, but I love you all!! 10:15- How do we know what our healthy weight should be? 10:51- Commenting on Comments: Most of the “food rules” we believe are rubbish. 11:30- Is ketosis the same as fat adaptation? 12:35- How to find single origin coffee beans? 13:05- What are the percentages of macros for fat loss? (don’t use a random online calculator) 14:14- Is coffee in Perfect Paleo Powder? (Let’s break down the terms and ingredients) 15:38- Is losing a pound a day ok? 16:59- Is the coconut oil in MCT ok? Is “highly refined” bad? 18:55- Which Perfect Paleo Powder formulas have coffee? 19:11- Do I need to buy custom macros again if I got them a while ago? 20:02- Lifting weights? What are your thoughts? 21:53- How much activity do you suggest with kids? 22:46- Fitness for after the 30 days? What AMA’s should I check out? 23:20- Do I need to worry about excess skin losing a ton of weight? 24:24- What about excess skin already? 24:49- How much Zevia is too much? 25:05 Commenting on Comments: Hit your macros! 25:50- Commenting on Comments: You can’t trick your body when it comes to sweetness 26:50- When do you suggest Digest and Rest? 28:14- Commenting on Comments: Stop asking questions about weight. It means NOTHING 28:47- Should we all have all the Perfect Paleo Powder?! 29:29- Should we re-adjust macros after 30 days?! What do I do? 30:32- Commenting on Comments: I tend to give everyone 1 email a week, but… 31:22- Sign off
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FULL VIDEO TRANSCRIPT
What's up, everybody? Justin Nault here. Welcome to Clovis Live Ask Me Anything Number 16. We've been doing this for 16 weeks. It's nuts. It's been over successful. Thank you guys for being here. I'm super pumped about this one. For those of you that have never seen an Ask Me Anything episode. What an AMA is an Ask Me Anything and is I answer questions from you. All the beautiful people out there in social media land and our members in the Clovis academy and Clovis kids. We now have multiple Facebook groups. The Clovis academy being a private closed Facebook group called The Clovis academy. We are now over 600 members. 600 members in the Clovis academy and a ton of great information there, a ton of fantastic content and conversations happening. If you haven't checked out the Clovis academy, it's free to join. Go check it out. That's our private Facebook group.
We also have launched Clovis kids. We have over 85 kids in Clovis kids, a website and a connected private Facebook group, the Clovis kids group. So basically, throughout the week, I take the most popular topics and keep track of them leading up to the weekly Ask Me Anything. In the Clovis academy, I take what people are talking about over there. I turn it into this Ask Me Anything. I'm going to run through a few of the most popular topics, and then we're going to jump into a live Q and A. We always do a live Q and A at the end of these. This week is Ask Me Anything Number 16. It is called How To Feel Amazing All The Time. That's right!
How to feel amazing all the time. I'm super excited about this one because there's really only one secret to feeling amazing all the time. And that's the secret that I'm going to give you. I've gotten a lot of questions in the academy about fitness. The most popular topics right now are fitness. What happens after your 30-day protocol? Do I get to work out after 30 days? Can I work out now? I'm one week in, and I miss working out. I want to work out, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. People get on me in this fitness thing all the time. So, generally speaking, I can get most people on board with nutrition. If you've taken in enough of my content, see me on video enough times, then I can usually get you on board with the background science, my passion for this topic.
And just the in your face approach that I take. I can usually sell people on the nutrition side of things. But when I tell people that I do not want them to have any intense exercise for the first 30 days, they look at me like the devil. They can't stomach it. They freak out. They tell me there's no way I will get fat if I don't work out. I'm going to get fatter if I don't work out. Intense exercise, intense exercise, no, I will teach you the one concept that you need to feel great all the time. It has nothing to do with fitness. Although I will talk about fitness just to make you guys happy. If you want to use fitness to increase this one trick that I'm going to tell you. I'll explain why some of you might not be ready for exercise yet.
That's a big, big thing. Most of you, by the time you get to me. Many nutrition approaches and many fitness approaches have already failed you, and you're fed up. That's why you're listening to Justin from Clovis. You're looking for something that's going to work for you. My protocol is the thing that's going to work for you. I need you to trust me. Part of that is trusting my fitness recommendations.
So as we discussed in AMA, number 15, macros are literally the keys to human health. If you haven't seen AMA number 15 after this, go back, watch AMA number 15, right? We talk about the three keys to human health. It's a deep dive into all the macronutrients. Everything you need to know about macronutrients to optimize your health. Now, the secret is what I'm doing with macronutrients is I'm actually manipulating your hormones. That's another thing that came up a lot in the academy this week. I got a ton of questions about hormones. I have some tips specifically for women. If you're watching, please stick around and stay till the end. If you stay to the end, I will literally give you a step-by-step plan for becoming fat adapted in a matter of weeks. This means your body will burn its own stored body fat, which is exactly what you want for the results that you're looking for. You will achieve the key to optimal human health, which is metabolic flexibility. I don't know if you've ever heard that term before, but we're going to be talking about metabolic flexibility a lot today. You'll learn how to tap into your body's internal voice to achieve maximum results. I'm gonna teach you how to listen to your body. Specifically, women, so stick around for that.
Then you can jump into my live Q and A. You can ask me anything you want to directly in the comment section. At the very end of this, we're going to give you another very special offer. For those of you that have seen Ask Me Anythings, we're 16 weeks, and the offer's keep getting crazier and crazier. We keep giving you amazing things just for watching these videos and consuming our content. We love you for it.
Many of you already know me, so you've already heard this. But for those of you as a first-time viewer, my name is Justin Nault, and I am the founder and CEO of Clovis. I invented a line of nutritional products called the Perfect Paleo Powder. I am also a Certified Nutritional Therapist and Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition. I create amazing transformations in the lives of human beings. It's what I do.
In the last 60 days, I have done this for over 315 people through custom nutrition plans. So stick around, hear me out. In the end, we'll talk about how you can get your hands on your very own custom nutrition plan from me. Enough about me, and let's dive in.
AMA Number 16, How To Feel Amazing All The Time. Every single person who has ever come to me, ever. Every person fit, overweight, skinny, whatever, every one of you that has ever come to me is carbohydrate dependent. I call you sugar burners. That's what I call sugar burners. Every single one of you has come to me as a sugar burner. What does a sugar burner? So sugar burner is basically this. You wake up in the morning. You take in some carbohydrates, spike your insulin, spike your blood sugar, spike your energy. A couple of hours later, it's what? 10:00 AM. 11:00 AM. You're at work, and you need another cup of coffee. You reach for a granola bar, more sugar, sugar, carb, carb. Ooh, I got a little more energy. And then, two hours later, you're crashing again. What do you reach for caffeine and energy, drink more sugars, spike, spike, spike, boom. You do this roller coaster all day, every day. What comes of that? You need to eat every two hours. You wake up in the morning, but you never really feel entirely rested. You don't feel ready to jump on the day. You have mood swings, people get hangry. We have terms for this like hangry and all this stuff, right? So you live on soda, energy drinks, carbohydrates, just to keep yourself going through the day. Side note we also do this with our kids, which is basically child abuse. It's ridiculous. So in America, the 2:00 PM struggle is very real.
The 2:00 PM struggle. You guys know what that is, right? Everybody needs a nap or another cup of coffee or another energy drink just to keep going for the day. I'll give you a quick story about this cause it's fun. My dad is an entrepreneur, an ultimate entrepreneur, the man who raised me to be an entrepreneur. He's incredible. But when we were little kids, he worked 80 hours a week, sleeping with a beeper on his chest when we still had beepers. He will wake up in the middle of the night because somebody has system network went down, and he had to go fix it crawling through ceiling tiles in the middle of the night running wires. Right? My dad was a savage. He is an amazing entrepreneur, but he worked at this little office that he had. His first office. And he told me he used to live at Wendy's. Wendy's, Burger King, whatever soda, fast food milkshakes, and at 2:00 PM every day in his suit and tie. He laid down on the floor of his office and take a nap.
And he told me that he used to think to himself. I will know I'm successful when I finally have a really nice couch in my own office so I can lay down and take a nap in the middle of the day. So I don't have to sleep on the floor anymore. That was his marker for success, right? He went on to build an astronomically successful company with over 25 years with over 300 employees. He did very, very well. Probably even better if you knew these nutrition secrets now, and he'll be the first to admit that.
So the crazy thing is we've just accepted this nonsense. We've accepted that we crash all the time. We're just used to crashing. We're used to feeling tired. We're used to feeling crappy, and we're used to reaching for these poor fuels to just keep this spike and crash happening all day long. It's crazy. We're gonna feel tired and hungry and hangry and whatever all day, every day. What's the reason for this? The reason is we have selected the food pyramid. We've talked about the food pyramid. This is your food pyramid, right? Carbs. That's the reason. We have chosen an incredibly poor fuel source. Pretty much the worst fuel source you could ever think of, simple processed, refined carbohydrates. Okay? What does that lead to? It leads to this.
This might be the first time that you guys hear these terms. Okay? So the term I want to talk to because it's what all of you have when you get to me. It is metabolic inflexibility. It was a long word. Metabolic inflexibility. Right? What does that come from?
In a perfect world, there are two major fuel sources. You have glucose carbohydrates, and you have fatty acids. Now fatty acids are a much better fuel source. It is a much, much better fuel source. So glucose should be thought of as all carbohydrates.
Glucose = Carbs.
All carbs become glucose in the system at one point or another. Your body doesn't know the difference between these different carbohydrate sources. Okay? Think of carbs and glucose. Those terms are now interchangeable, right? So your body burns glucose because it burns the fastest. It's the quickest and easiest, and cheapest fuel source. And then fatty acids are a much superior fuel source, but they burn a little bit differently. The body has to convert them into something called ketones before it can burn them. The way I want you to think about this is, let's say you're in Alaska and you're freezing. It's the middle of the night. You need to make it through the night. You need to build a fire for you to live. Right? Think of it like this. Glucose is a newspaper. So you have a big, giant pile of newspaper that somebody gave you, right? Society's constantly giving us carbohydrates. So somebody who's just delivering a newspaper to you in Alaska, and you need to survive with this fire. If all you have is newspaper to keep that fire burning to sustain. You're going to die in Alaska. A hundred percent.
You just threw the newspaper on the fire keeps burning, burning, burning. And what else does a newspaper do when you throw it on fire? Turns into Ash, and soot spits out in the atmosphere, floats away. You're breathing in the dirty black air, right? It's literally like polluting the air. It's like pollution, right? Those are your carbohydrates. Fast burning and polluting. You're literally polluting your body. Burning carbohydrates promotes oxidative stress by releasing free radicals in your system. Think of it like that. Burning glucose is polluting your body, literally polluting your body. And that's what we live on all day, every day. Now, fatty acids. If you think of fatty acids, they burn long and clean. You have the newspapers you throw on the fire, and they sprinkle up in the air. Pollute Ash, soot, nasty, dirty burning, right? Big fat logs burn. It will light up big red ambers, and they just burn. They sustain. It's a long-burning fuel source. It's sustainable for a long, long time. When your body's running on fat, you never get hungry. You don't have the spikes and crashes. It's an equal level amount of energy that you can just ride forever. Right? I never get hungry. I'm fat adapted. I literally never get hungry. I just eat when it's time to eat. Okay? But the problem is we've given the body so much glucose for so long that our body literally forgot how to burn fat, right? Forgot how to burn fat. We all have fat on our bodies. There's an essential body fat percentage. You can't get below a certain body fat percentage, or you die. We have stored body fat. We have energy, literally clinging to us, living on us that we cannot access because of glucose, carbohydrate dependency. We can't do this. You can't burn fat.
By the time you get to me, you can't burn fat. This is why every single traditional diet that you try fails because even the initial weight loss success, right? You're not losing fat. You're losing weight. You're losing water, weight. You're burning muscle tissue. You're just losing overall weight. That's not a good thing. It's not healthy. It's not sustainable. So remember, with excess glucose in the system, you cannot burn fat. It's impossible, right? That's why these diets fail long-term. It's not actually fat loss. That's why I always tell you, I don't care about weight loss. I don't care about a scale because weight loss doesn't tell the whole story. I want to know if you're losing fat. Okay.
The secret to weight loss comes into a question I get in the academy endocrinology and the hormone system, right? Most women come to me with hormone disruption. And many things come into play here, like birth control and all these things and PMS and your cycle. All this stuff comes into play hormones run the show. Hormones run everything. The secret to weight loss is hormone optimization. We need to balance out our hormones and get things working correctly, primarily through moderating insulin production. Without insulin, the body cannot store fat. Okay. So insulin equals fat storage. Okay? We can regulate insulin, minimize insulin, minimize fat storage, right? Without a surplus of insulin, you can't store body fat, right? So it would make sense to regulate or moderate that insulin production, insulin secretion. Less insulin, less body fat storage. Right? Fantastic.
Excess insulin + excess glucose = Fat storage. What spikes insulin? Carbs.
This food pyramid right here spikes insulin and promotes fat storage. So this is a little bit of the science behind what's going on here. I just need to break this down to get to the point of explaining this metabolic inflexibility. Okay?
We want to achieve fat adaptation, meaning that your body prefers fat for fuel. Okay? Inside your cells, you have something called mitochondria. Mitochondria are like these little powerhouses, right? Mitochondria is responsible for taking food and turning it into energy for taking these molecules and converting them into ATP, creating energy. The mitochondria in your cells are what makes energy. Now they break down glucose and fat for energy, but mitochondria burn fat and ketones far more cleanly than they do glucose. So glucose generates these free radicals, oxidative damage and accelerated ageing. Burning glucose for fuel is literally pro ageing. I mean your skin, your hair, your hair colour, and how you feel all these things. It's pro ageing. If you want to age quicker, make all of your energy come from carbohydrates. That's crazy, right? It's pro ageing. Nobody wants that. If you're overweight already, you come to me, overweight. Your body has literally forgotten how to burn fat. You must reprogram it. So take this in.
I'm going to wipe this off real quick, and we're going to change this. So that's metabolic inflexibility. If we talk about the opposite of that, metabolic flexibility. Now metabolic flexibility means that glucose and fat can be utilized for fuel effortlessly as needed, right? As required on an as-needed basis. The body can effortlessly shift from one fuel source to another, depending on demand. So glucose is stored as glycogen. Okay? Now glycogen is really the only thing that should ever be utilized to burn glucose. Glycogen is literally a survival mechanism. Your body stores glucose for emergency situations. If you think of this paleo ancestral, their glycogen stores were for moments of imminent danger death, right? Like a lion is chasing me. I need to sprint as hard as I possibly can. That requires glucose. It's a glycolytic activity. You can only burn glucose during these periods of time. Literally, it should only be used in emergency situations. I mean, 99% of your, of your activities should be fueled by fat. Literally, 99% of all your daily activities should be fueled by fat. You should be able to use fat for fuel all the time. You almost never have enough of a stressor, maybe like CrossFit water or something. If you're a fitness person, you're going to need some glucose. Okay?
The problem with metabolic inflexibility is that you never burn fat. You can't burn fat for glycolytic activity. You can burn glucose for aerobic activity when you should be burning fat. Metabolic inflexibility, you only ever burn sugar, that's it! Glucose is sugar. It's the only thing your body knows how to burn. The reason for that is because you've given it glucose, glucose, carbohydrates, carbohydrates, carbohydrates. It's never had to learn how to burn fat. You start off as a baby knowing how to burn fat. And then well-meaning adults introduce you to carbohydrates and screw the whole thing up. You become metabolically inflexible for the rest of your life. Until you run into this crazy guy, Justin, with Clovis, who tells you how to become fat-adapted, which is what we're going to get into next.
Metabolic inflexibility literally locks our bodies in sugar burning mode. We are never able to access fat for fuel. Metabolic flexibility is the reason why I take away fitness. If somebody comes to me significantly overweight, 30 plus pounds, that's obese in my world. I put you in a high-risk category, and I take away intense exercise. My recommendation to you if you get a custom plan from me is to be no intense exercise for 30 days. Okay? And a lot of people get really upset by this. I tell you to take a daily walk, do some movement, you know, maybe a little bit of yoga if you want to. Get outside and walk, whatever. I just really prefer walking even over yoga because some people can get really intense with yoga poses, right? Get outside and walk. That's all. I recommended.
People get mad at this, but there's a reason for it. As we said, carbohydrates are dirty energy and promote inflammation. Now, if you're significantly overweight, this means that you are in a chronically inflamed state. You're already just massively inflamed. I can't even explain it. Like you can not be obese and not be inflamed. So when you're overweight, you're far more susceptible to the oxidative damage caused by training and other forms of life stress.
Now anaerobic workouts, intense workouts emphasize glucose burning. They burn glucose. It's a dirty burning fuel oxidative stress, free radicals, more inflammation. Okay. In simple terms, if you're an overweight individual, you simply cannot handle the stress of added inflammation and intense exercise. You can't. You are working against yourself.
On top of this, intense exercise spikes cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone that promotes gluconeogenesis, so you spike cortisol. Your cortisol tells your body to create more glucose, to just keep this cycle going. More glucose, more glucose. We need more glucose. We're ridiculously stressed out. We're inflamed. We're stressed. This is crazy. Give us more sugar, give us more sugar. Besides the glucose that you're taking in your poor Western diet, right? Your body starts making its own glucose. You have this endless cycle of glucose production, right? You're locked into sugar burning. We have to handle the inflammation and chronic stress in the body. Don't shoot the messenger here, but simply by being significantly overweight, you're dealing with spike cortisol. You're dealing with spiked inflammation. You're dealing with high-stress levels. We need to love your body and give it time to heal. Okay?
The anaerobic workouts emphasize glucose burning. Aerobic workouts are completely different. These are low heart rate, low-intensity workouts and emphasize fat burning, and they're energizing. They're minimally stressful on the body. So we're going to talk about that in a minute on how you can use this. With the overweight clients, they can take walks during the 30 days. That's it! No intense exercise. Everyone likes to fight me on this and call me crazy. But I'm telling you the results speak for themselves.
Speaking of which, I will give you a quick testimony, and we'll have a graphic here to show you. There's a girl named Jenny in the Clovis academy. I already talked to Jenny today. She gave me permission to share this with you guys. Jenny was someone who came to me overweight. I suggested that she calm down on the training, right? This is someone who was training intensely. I believe when she got to me, she was training six days a week of intense activity. You know, kind of one of those living room warriors, like a beach body or whatever it might be. Just work out. The more you work out, the more results you're going to get. The more you work out, no pain, no gain hit, hit, hit, hit, hit, hit it, right? She couldn't lose weight. She comes to me, says, "Justin, what do you think I should do?" I give her a plan. And I say, "I think you should stop all that intense exercise. I think you should let me get your nutrition handled. Let's really, really get this locked in, get this nutrition part solid and let's leave that intense stuff alone just for a little while. Just give me 30 days." She did not want it. She fought me on this, right? She said, "It's my mental release. It makes me feel good. I need this exercise." Blah, blah, blah. Now I'm not one for changing minds. Okay? If you're a vegetarian, I'm not gonna fight with you. If you love your intense workouts, I'm not going to fight with you. I'm not going to argue with you. I'm going to let you do it your way, right? I'll give you the macros you need. So I gave her macros, according to her six days a week of intense exercise, and I let her do it her way. And I sat back, and I waited. So 49 days later, here's what happened, right? She wrote me this in the Clovis academy, and I'm just gonna read it to you.
Warning long post. For the first time in my life since sixth grade, I feel confident enough to not wear makeup in public. Sorry, my before pick is from a sweaty pig. That was the only time I would take a photo of myself without makeup and show it to a very small group of girls. And my, before the picture, my forehead, my cheeks had small red bumps that were getting worse, and they itched. I had acne on my chin and neck. Also, my after photo was taken while on my period. My first period, not experiencing a breakout. The first one is not experiencing a breakout. I also had a small, clear growth. You can't see in the photo happening on my cheek, and it's gone. My life partner has seen me try everything.
Vegan, banana girl, beach body, numerous detox cleanses in conversation with a family member. I heard him say, "yeah, she has found something that is real." And he's talking about Clovis, right? Not something that works, but something real. And she said, I didn't even think he was on board on all of this, but he's watching, and he's observing. She explains that she's on day 57. Her first 49 days. Now, remember she fought me tooth and nail on the fitness thing. She kept her intense exercise as part of her protocol. And I said, okay, go do your thing. In my first 49 days, I had no physical change, but I could feel things changing on the inside. I was also working out six days a week, crushing herself on the fitness side of things, right? So here's what she says. I wrote Justin on day 49. And he told me to stop working out and relax. Eight days later, I am all of a sudden six pounds lighter. Life is good.
So think about that, day 49 with no physical change. She comes to me on day one. I said, get rid of the intense exercise, no physical change. 49 days and she comes to me, "Justin, what do I do?" For me, it was kind of like giving her a hug. Welcome back. Thanks for asking. Right. Let's go back to day one. Let's get rid of that intense exercise, and she lost almost a pound a day. Six pounds in the first eight days, just by getting rid of the intense training. You can see the before and after picture yourself. Her face is red, swollen and flamed. That is how powerful this entire idea is of just constantly spiking glucose. It's inflammation. All of that red, the breakouts that she's experiencing in her face that's inflammation manifesting itself.
It almost all skin issues are. We got rid of the inflammation. We let her relax. We loved the body. Love your body just for 30 days. Take it easy on yourself. Stop beating yourself up. It's crazy. So this is what we're doing. We're literally saying, "okay, body, you've been obese for three decades. This ends now. I'm going to beat you into submission." We're literally beating the hell out of our own bodies. She's beating ourselves down. Punishment, punishment, no pain, no gain. You deserve this, right? This is the only thing we can do. And then we expect our bodies to do what we want it to do. Literally, we're not caring for ourselves at all. We're abusing ourselves. So many people go, "I just don't have the discipline to get in shape. I don't have the discipline to lose weight. I can't do it. I don't have the motivation." The motivation, right? Because they think they need to have the motivation to get up and go to the gym six days a week. You're working against yourself. I promise you Jenny's proof of it. And I have countless other testimonies with the same thing. Every crazy testimony you've ever seen on Clovis, or social media, 50 pounds in six weeks, 40 pounds in 60 days. All these things were done with zero fitness and a custom macronutrient plan that I created myself. That's how you get real results because I use science. Let me use science for you, right? Talk about it.
The golden rule here all comes down to carbohydrates. Now I highly, highly, highly recommend that you get a custom macro-nutrient plan from me. First and foremost, let me say that if you want to maximize your results, come to me and get a custom macronutrient plan. Trust me. If you want Jenny type results or the 50 pounds and six weeks results or the 40 pounds in 60 days results. Right? So the thing that I want to show you here and is a giant oversimplification. If, for some reason, you don't come to me for custom macronutrients, I just want you to follow this rule of less than 50 grams net carbs per day. That's basically the golden rule. If you want to kick your habit of being a sugar burner, right? You have to take in less than 50 grams of net carbs per day.
Now that being said, the other macronutrients really really matter. So again, I suggest you come to me, but at the bare minimum, remember less than 50 grams of net carbs per day. This is a requirement. If you wanted to feat carb addiction, this is an absolute requirement. Because the average American gets between three to 600 grams of carbohydrates per day. Remember that number because we will talk about that in a little bit. 3 to 600 grams of carbohydrates per day. To put that into perspective for you. I probably eat 35 grams a day, literally 10 times less, right? 300 to 600 grams for the typical American carbohydrates. All right.
I'm gonna explain how this works real quick, and we're gonna do it visually. Just to hammer this home. So remember that 50 carb rule, right?
Let's say we have a gas tank, right? This is the way we see a gas tank. I'm going to cut this down the middle, and I'm going to write detox. Okay? That says detox. Now we're going to look at a gas tank like this. We have empty, and we have full. This is the gas tank of your body. The fuel tank of your body but doesn't tell the whole story. This is not one fuel tank. It's technically two. Let me walk you through this. Let's do this.
We're going to say empty. And right here, we're going to say full. Okay?
Here we have glucose. This is the glucose that you keep pumping into your body. It's all the carbohydrates that you eat that are floating around in your bloodstream. That's the first thing it's going to use for energy. As long as you're dumping glucose into this fuel tank, that's all you're going to get. Now, once you burn through that free-floating glucose, you're going to hit this. This is a reservoir of glucose called glycogen, that storage form of glucose. Glycogen. So you have to burn through all this glucose, get through all of this. Then you have to burn through this glycogen. Then you're going to land smack dab into the detox phase. Okay? The reason for that is this right here. Do you see this empty sign? This empty spot in your first fuel tank is going to go crazy. Gaslights on. We're going to break down. We're going to die. This Justin guy is crazy. Oh my God, I have a headache. I feel terrible. I feel irritable. I feel gross. I'm yelling at my kid. This is terrible. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, Justin guys crazy. Screw Clovis. Screw his protocol. I'm going to eat an apple and drink a full glass of orange juice and snack on some pineapple or eat a granola bar and just dump more glucose into here. Refill that tank and just live right here. This is where everybody lives. Empty, full, empty, full, empty. That's your blood glucose spike, and insulin levels spike and all this. And as long as his glucose levels are full, you're just consistently storing body fat, more body fat, more body fat, more body fat, more body fat. It's crazy. But if you bear with me and you deal with the detox. Now, if you go to the Clovis Academy, you'll see many testimonies about the detox. You can just search detox in the search bar, right? People talking about, "oh my God, how do I get through this?" And I teach them how to supplement electrolytes. I can teach you about a couple of supplements you can use to get through that detox space. Little tips and tricks besides reaching for carbohydrates to get through that detox phase and all of a sudden, what happens? Once you get through the detox, which only lasts a few days, don't be a baby, right? It's a few days to change the rest of your life. I'm gonna show you what happens.
Do you know what this is? This is a brand new fuel tank full of sustainable clean, burning energy that you can use for the rest of your life. For 99.9% of all activities, you can use this fuel tank that you couldn't even access until you removed all the nonsense. We got rid of all the nonsense, right? Now we have access to this clean-burning fuel source for the rest of your life. Do you know what it is? Fat. This is your brand new fat fuel tank that will carry you through the rest of your life. Anything you want to do. The beauty of it is whenever you need a little bit of glucose because something has happened. You have to run from a burglar, or you're doing CrossFit, or you're in a boxing match or something, and you absolutely need glucose. Your body, which has now metabolically flexible and has the freedom to shift between the two different fuel sources. It's just going to go, oh, we need glucose. We have some of that stored over here as glycogen in our muscle cells. Let's just grab that glycogen, spit it out into the bloodstream with glucose and let the mitochondria burn it for fuel. There you go. Fat adaptation. You burn fat most of the time. You use glucose when you need it. You have now achieved metabolic flexibility. Okay?
The thing about it is that it will take at least eight weeks to be truly fat-adapted and metabolically flexible. You can speed this up using fitness. Now, unfortunately, if you're significantly overweight, we will have to wait a little bit for this. It'll be, you know, 30 days down the road, we'll talk about it on day 31 until then just take a light leisurely walk a 20-minute walk every day. Now, if you're not significantly overweight, you're ready for this. And we talk about it, and I determined that you're in this position. You're not in the high-risk zone. Let's talk about how to use aerobic training to speed this process up. Make that eight weeks not become 12 weeks or 16 weeks or whatever, 21 weeks, right? That is called aerobic training. True aerobic training, low-intensity, right? This is an energizing exercise. It's minimally stressful in the body. It's really difficult to overtrain. You're not going to be spiking cortisol levels and spiking inflammation.
Let's talk about that. How do you know that you're doing true aerobic training? Well, you have to monitor it. Luckily we have the technology to do that for us. So you need a really good heart rate monitor. I suggest always using a chest strap heart rate monitor because it's the most accurate. I recommend the Polar H10 and the Polar Beat app. The Polar Beat app is free. The H10, I think, is going to run you 50 to 70 bucks, something like that, right? And you're going to use aerobic threshold training. Aerobic burns fat for fuel. Utilizes fat for fuel. Now all I do is take 180 minus your age. And that is your max heart rate for aerobic training. That's how you guarantee that you stay in the fat-burning zone. So if you're 30 years old, Right? Your number is 150. You have to keep under 150, preferably between 140 and 150 like this, right? And just monitor it. You monitor it on your phone. Now for a lot of you to stay on the aerobic threshold, you will find that you have to walk. You can't even jog. You can't even run because you're not there yet. You haven't built that aerobic threshold, right? When you create this aerobic base, you build a really, really strong aerobic base. All of a sudden, you become a Tesla. Like literally, you access glucose when you need it, but you are a clean-burning engine that's ridiculously powerful, right? You can do whatever you want. You are now this clean-burning Tesla. Now, even if you're a fitness person and you never train this type of training, you just do CrossFit, wads and hit it as hard as you can all the time. You're basically trying to fine-tune a moped. You're taking a moped engine and trying to tweak it to make it as good as the Tesla. It's not going to happen, but I can't get the fitness. It's just crazy, crazy fitness people, the meatheads, right? I can't get them to take an eight-week break from their protocol to just do aerobic training, which I did. By the way, I was one of you, okay?
This is a good thing for everyone. Building a solid aerobic base will improve every single aspect of your performance. CrossFit, jujitsu, boxing, kettlebells, running, mud races. How do I know this? Because I do all of those things, and I was an epic meathead. I was deadlifting 425 pounds for reps. I was squatting 310 pounds. I was killing myself. Over-training. When I wasn't powerlifting, I was swinging kettlebells, doing jujitsu, boxing. I was absolutely killing myself. Never built an aerobic base. It was very difficult for me and my mindset to take eight weeks off and just do light jogging. I mean, just barely moving, right?
I built this aerobic base. I got the nutrition perfect. And when I went back to everything, I was better at everything. Literally better at everything. This is why you look at a guy like me. If you take the most jacked-up muscle head CrossFit dude that you've ever seen, and all he does is CrossFit training. You put them against me and an endurance race or jujitsu or boxing, right? He's going to come out strong out of the gate, like an absolute monster. And all I gotta do is hang on for three minutes. After three minutes, it's going to look like I'm fighting a child because they're a little moped engine craps out. And then they got nothing left. Right? And I can go for days because of the aerobic threshold I built. Now, granted, you put me in a CrossFit competition with a CrossFitter he's going to destroy me. Absolutely destroy me. Right? But he doesn't have that aerobic base. The aerobic base plays over into all aspects of life. This is good for everything, right? The glycolytic training, all that stuff. Glycolytic training only makes you better at glycolytic training. It doesn't make your aerobic threshold stronger. It doesn't improve your endurance. It doesn't do any of those, right? This is the what's what the hell effect? The what the hell effect. Well, all you do is train aerobic threshold training. Everything else is going to get better. It's crazy. Right? So it translates into everyday life. Building a strong aerobic base is good for everyone. Even the fitness people, especially the fitness people. I think it's really important that you build an aerobic threshold. If you want to get better, if you want to compete, and you really want to get those to those elite levels, you got to build this aerobic threshold. It's only eight weeks. Trust me. Like people are like, "oh, I'm gonna, I'm gonna stop working. I'm gonna stop doing CrossFit for eight weeks. I'm going to get fat." No, you're not. I'm talking about turning you into a fat-burning furnace. Any excess body, any excess body fat that you have, is going to be gone, right? Teaching your body how to burn that primarily as its fuel source. It's awesome. You're not going to experience negative physique results. If anything, it's only going to get better.
Now real quick, I just want to walk you through this because maximum, even for fit people, I would say you could do this for 30 minutes, 30 minutes, five times a week, right? That's it, maybe 45 minutes. If you really want to push it, if you're going to be in a competition or something like an endurance race, maybe do that. This is how you should train for endurance races, by the way. If you want to do a 5k or a 10K or something like that. Now, if you want a minimum effective dose, you're a little bit overweight trying to lose that last five, 10 pounds. You don't care about competition or anything. Do this for 20 minutes, three times a week. That's probably your minimum effective dose. Well, remember this takes eight weeks. No intense exercise for eight weeks because even a minimal anaerobic stimulus can shift your body into sugar burning mode for 72 hours. Your body just starts cranking out glucose. Gluconeogenesis creates its own glucose goes back to burning sugar. And then you got to kind of start the process over 72 hours later. So you're just missing these three-day windows every time you do it. Trust me, just take it easy.
Use it as a chance to recover from nagging injuries or whatever. Just relax, take it easy on your body. Becoming fully fat-adapted is like becoming a Tesla. It's worth it.
One thing I want to talk about with carbohydrates before we wrap up here is I've been getting a lot of questions from women regarding their hormones. I'm going to give women really good news here because a lot of women talk about their cycle, right? There's a particular week of the month that is very difficult. I keep seeing women in the Clovis academy that are beating themselves up saying this one week of the month. I just say, "Screw it. I always fall off the wagon, and I drink a soda, or I eat apples or I eat popcorn or whatever, right? Because I just had these intense cravings." Listen to me, granted, when you're metabolically inflexible, your body's giving you some weird signals. You just need carbohydrates all the time. But if you've been on my protocol for two, three weeks and you're following it well, and you're not having these same cravings or anything. And then, all of a sudden, one week pops up where you are getting those cravings? Listen to those cravings. That's your body telling you that it needs something to keep hormone regulation in check, right? So a carbohydrate refeed is a very beneficial thing for women. So plan for this, right? You shouldn't just be low, low, low carb all the time or ketogenic all the time if you're a woman, right? So there's going to be that one week. You know when it is. I don't know when it is. Plan for it, right? Have specific things in your house. So when you get that feeling that you want carbohydrates reach for Taza dark chocolate, go with 80%. It's got even a little bit more sugar than the 85 or the 90 or whatever. Eat a little bit of that. Grab a banana. God forbid, right? Cook yourself a big fat sweet potato, melt some grass-fed butter on it. Put some cinnamon on there. Eat that semi delicious. Do what you can to squash those carbohydrate cravings. Give your body the carbs, go out and have sushi. Go out and have some white rice sushi. Eat it. Have fun with that. Have a glass of red wine, dry red wine, right? Get those carbohydrates in, listen to your body. You're not going to ruin anything. We're so all or nothing with this. I see that in the academy. It makes me a little bit nervous. And rather than just, you know, harp on these people one at a time, I just wanted to throw that out here. When you're getting those serious carbohydrate cravings, and it's that specific time. Listen to your body. Give it what you need. And you'll be surprised. You may even see the extra fat loss that week. It's really crazy. Give your body what it's asking you for. Once you fix the signals, you fix the metabolic inflexibility and get to metabolically flexible. Even if you're two to three weeks in, you're already past the sugar detox, you're tapping into fat stores. Your body knows what it's doing now. It's getting there, right?
Don't just say, "Hey, oh my God, Justin told me to eat white rice. I just ruined everything." No next day you just get back on track. If you have some carbohydrate cravings the next day, eat a little bit more dark chocolate, eat a little bit more sweet potatoes. Just don't go get Doritos and eat a cheeseburger and eat French fries and go get a milkshake from Wendy's. Just don't do that. Just handle it wisely. Handle those carbohydrate cravings wisely.
Now I want to walk you through these things real quick. When it comes to net carbs, I want you to think about it this way. I don't want you to be afraid of listening to those cravings. Anything less than a hundred grams promotes fat loss. Anything over 100 to 150 can be considered maintenance. Anything over 150 per day, carbohydrates is going to equal life, long weight game. We'll call it fat gain. Okay? Now the typical American diet is 300 plus. This is a metabolic disease.
If that's not clear enough for you, early death, 100%. 300 net carbohydrates and more per day metabolic disorder, metabolic disease and or death, right? All the diseases associated with metabolic syndrome, which is basically every single Western disease that we know. As long as you're here, stay under a hundred grams on those days. When you get those carbohydrate cravings, you're probably eating 30, 40 grams on my plan, anyway, maybe 50. Depending on who you are, eat 75. See how you feel. I have a big sweet potato. Just try it. Listen to your body when you get those cravings. All right.
That's about it. How to feel amazing all the time. Ask me anything. Number 16. Remember, preferably come to me for custom macros. This was a lot to take in. Okay. We have a lot of visuals, a lot of things for you to look at this week.
I got science-y because we got science-y last week, and you guys seem to like that. I want to figure out a way to distill this science into digestible bits for you guys week by week. So you can really, really learn about these masterclasses, right? And how biochemistry works. Remember the golden rule, if you don't get custom macros from me, get custom macros from me. If you don't get custom macros from me, less than 50 grams of net carbohydrates per day, only walking for fitness. If you're significantly overweight, if not follow the 180 rule, the aerobic threshold training for eight weeks, maximum 30 minutes, five times a week, maybe 45. If you're training for something, a minimum effective dose would be 20 minutes, three times per week. That's it! Tap into that body fat for fuel. Only use glucose when you need it.
What that brings us to is this week's offer, Ask Me Anything Number 16. Here's what we're gonna do. Tonight's offer is super simple, a little simpler than we've been in the past. As I said, if you want to simplify all of this, I highly recommend that you get custom macronutrients from me. Let me make custom macronutrients for you. Now, before I jump into custom macros for you, I just want to talk to you guys a bit about Clovis kids. Clovis kids are launched. It's been massively successful with over 85 kids in it. All the parents are already in the Facebook group. That'll tell you about in a second. They're all chatting, sharing secrets, sharing pictures. It's awesome. Now we ran an incredible deal last week. I can't give you the same deal. You guys snoozed on that one, but I'm going to provide you with a great deal this week to Clovis kids.
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Let me know what you're worried about. If you're feeling good, if you're feeling bad, how do we need to tweak. I'm gonna give you supplement recommendations based on your individual needs as an individual little snowflake, right? You guys are all individuals unique. This is different for everyone. There are no blanket statements. I'm also going to give you personal fitness recommendations.
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There you go. Clovis kids tonight or custom macronutrients. All you have to do, whichever one you want #buyCloviskids in the comments or #buycustommacros. Nice and easy, guys. Thank you so much for watching this video. Thank you so much for watching my videos every week. You guys mean the absolute world to me. Thank you for letting me do the work that I love. This is Live Ask Me Anything Number 16, How To Feel Amazing All The Time. Thank you guys so much. I'll see you next week.