Achieve the Best Results with the T-Tapp Workout
March 8, 1999
First of all, I would like to say thanks to all who have been so patient while my website is still being developed. Therefore, I am going to start the “Tip of the Week” with guidelines on how to achieve the best results with the T-Tapp Workout.
It's important to start out with the Instructional Workouts and actually go through them (don't just watch), so you fully understand each movement and the form. When ready to start the T-Tapp Total Workout, try to do it at least 4 days in a row to start your program. Day 3 will be hard; Day 4 is much easier. This is important to go through because your body actually breaks through a physiological plateau on glucose/fat utilization both at resting rate as well as with muscle movement. Basically your body realizes that you're not giving up and it kicks into a new gear.
If you only want to tone up and/or lose 1 clothing size, do the workout every other day for 1-2 weeks, then 2-3 times a week as needed. If you want to lose 2-3 clothing sizes, go 7 days in a row, then every other day for 2-3 weeks, and then 3 times a week as needed. For those who want to achieve more than 3 clothing sizes, try to go 10 days to 2 weeks every day, then every other day for 3-4 weeks, then 3 times a week as needed. Eventually, you will be able to maintain the new "machine" (your body) at 2 times a week.
During "off" days from the T-Tapp Total Workout, be sure to do the Primary Back Stretch as shown on Instructional #1 from the start up to, but not including the Pliés. This 5-minute sequence will put your body in alignment and will stimulate your metabolic rate to increase and stay up for approximately 4-5 hours. I suggest a 20-minute walk. If you have the time to do the Pliés, your body will be in full fat-burning mode and will continue for approximately 2 hours, which is perfect for the days you consume carbohydrates. It’s called the "carbohydrate window" and it is the best time to eat carbohydrates without fat conversion!
So there is a way to consume "carbs" (simple carbs, i.e.: bread, pasta, pretzels, cookies, candy, corn and potatoes) and not gain weight. You just can't do it every day. Ultimately you will be able to eat carbs every other day, but until you rebuild your metabolic rate with the T-Tapp Total Workout, I suggest you only consume simple carbs every third day (i.e.: Monday = carbs, Tuesday and Wednesday = none, Thursday = carbs, Friday and Saturday = none). If your goal is to lose more than 3 clothing sizes, then you need to go 3 days without and eat your simple carbs every 4th day.
Until you rebuild those inner core muscles, your resting glucose reserves are full and additional simple carbs are converted to fat. When fat cells are full, your body makes more fat cells. Unfortunately, once you have fat cells, they are either empty or full - they never go away. So initially on "carb" day, you convert carbs to fat and on the non-carb days the fat cells empty as your muscles use the fat as fuel to do the T-Tapp Workout. This is why it is important to do the workout for the first 4 days (up to 2 weeks maximum). Your inner core metabolic rate will be reset within that time and be much more effective.
Most people gain 5 pounds of muscle within 2 weeks of the T-Tapp Total Workout, even though it shows zero on the scale because of the fat loss that’s converted to muscle. Then you will be able to consume those carbs and not gain weight. That's my secret to eating whatever I want - develop your body machine with the T-Tapp Workout and enjoy! The beauty of T-Tapp is that you workout hard in the beginning as you rebuild the machine, so that you can coast with only one T-Tapp Workout a week for maintenance.