The Body-for-LIFE® Challenge is a 12-week nutritional and exercise regimen designed to teach you how to exercise and eat to build muscle and burn fat.
For more than 15 years, people have successfully changed their bodies by following Body-for-LIFE principles, which are based on scientifically proven nutrition and training techniques.
The Body-for-LIFE Challenge consists of eating five to six small, balanced meals every two to three hours to keep your metabolism humming; three quick 45-minute weight-training workouts three times a week; and three high-intensity 20-minute cardio sessions each week.
These techniques evolved into a world-renowned fitness challenge in which millions of people have participated. In 1999, the book, Body-for-LIFE, was published. Since then, more than 4 million people have read the book and embraced the fact that this is not a fad, but a way of life.
The Challenge is not about low fat, no-carb, or sacrificing any favorite food. In fact, each week you have one "free day" to rest from exercise and eat whatever you desire.
Find your reasons to change. When you decide to change and you know your reasons for changing, you create the energy you need to make it all happen. Being clear about your reasons, not just physically, but at a deeper level, will give you something to turn to when the Challenge gets difficult.
Set goals. Once you've made the decision to change, you need to set goals you can strive for during the 12-week program. As you accomplish them, you’ll begin to notice the transformation happening before your eyes. Goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (S.M.A.R.T).
Fuel your body. Make it your goal to eat six small meals a day, every few hours. University research shows that active people who eat infrequently may more readily store unburned calories as fat. Small, frequent meals accelerate your metabolism and help you burn fat. Also, make sure to balance your carbohydrate and protein intake. Each meal should contain a balanced portion of lean protein, complex carbohydrates and nutrient dense vegetables. Your body needs each of these crucial macronutrients so that you can perform at your best and maintain stable energy levels.
Work out only 4 hours per week. Studies show that the stimulation required to trigger muscle growth happens fast or not all. That’s why Body-for-LIFE consists of three highly effective strength-training sessions and three high-intensity cardio sessions each week, for a total of only 4 hours.
Give your body the proper supplements. While supplements can provide an easy and nutritious meal replacement, they are not necessary in order to have a successful Challenge. It is important to listen to your body and provide proper nutrition - either in the form of supplements or whole foods. When you purchase a product from EAS®, it’s scientifically formulated to work. Whether you’re looking to boost your muscle size and strength, break through a stubborn performance plateau, amp up your energy levels, support fat loss, improve your athletic performance or fuel post-workout recovery, you can count on EAS to deliver.