The 4 BEST Foods To Eat Before Bed

    4 foods ok to eat before bedYou may have heard that eating before bed is a big-time “no no” for those looking to lose weight. In fact, you’ve probably even heard that eating late at night will undoubtedly cause you to GAIN weight… even worse!

    Well, there’s good news, and that good news is that not every food that you eat past 7PM will be automatically deposited to your butt, thighs, and love handles.

    In fact, there are certain foods that you can eat as a late-night snack that can actually INCREASE your fatloss results! The key is knowing which foods to eat, and which to avoid, as the evening progresses.

    Here’s a good rule of thumb: Avoid carbs before bed in favor of slow-digesting, high-quality protein.

    Carbohydrate consumption causes a significant rise in the storage hormone insulin, which also puts the breaks on fat burning. That’s a recipe for disaster in the late evening hours as your metabolism is winding down, but fortunately, slow-digesting protein isn’t.

    Instead, slow-digesting proteins provide your body with a steady flow of amino acids throughout the night to help you recover from exercise and maintain your calorie-burning lean muscle as you lose fat.

    Here are some of my top pre-bedtime choices:

    1. White Meat Protein (not red meat) – White meat animal protein sources such as chicken and turkey are great pre-bed meal choices because they digest slowly and have a very low insulin release. These sources also promote the release of another hormone, glucagon, that assists the body with breaking down stored carbs and fat within your body to be burned for energy… a double win! Red meat has a significantly higher insulin response so it’s best to avoid in the evening.

    2. Cottage Cheese – Cottage cheese is very slow digesting and coats the stomach to be assimilated by the body over many hours. As a protein, it also stimulates glucagon release; a solid pre-bedtime choice. Just make sure you’re using plain cottage cheese, not the flavored varieties with added sugars.

    3. Green Vegetables – While these aren’t considered a protein, they contain virtually no calories, are high in fiber, and they’re very filling. Often times when I get a late night craving, I eat a big bowl of green veggies and it completely kills my craving… a diet savior!

    4. A Slow-Digesting, Low-Carb Protein Shake – I use a slow-digesting protein shake before bed literally every day. It’s become somewhat of a ritual and a great, tasty way to end my day. The vast majority of my clients have grown to love the habit as well… who doesn’t love dessert before bed? 🙂 I normally blend the shake with almond butter to get some healthy fats in there, and, man, it tastes good with the right protein powder.

    WARNING: Avoid taking a simple whey protein powder before bed… research has shown that it causes more of an insulin release than white bread! Instead, you need a time-released blend that includes a blend of slow-digesting, high-quality proteins.

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    Put these tips to good use today!


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    1. Just want to be safe if it is ok to make a shake with 4oz frozen fruit raspberry’s and strawberry’s and a table spoon of all natural peanut butter and 1 table spoon almond butter and 2 scoops of your low carbs bio trust protein before bed time? Thanks

      • Hi Larry,

        You’d likely be doing a great job combining BioTrust Low Carb with some healthy fats before bed. Depending on your goals, activity level, and overall carbohydrate intake, the addition of fruit may or may not be warranted. Have you had the opportunity to download our free report titled The 4 BEST Foods to Eat Before Bed?

        You may want to take a look at that, as it talks about this all in greater detail. Generally speaking, we’d need to know a bit more about your overall goals and nutrition intake, but this looks like a pretty darn healthy option. 🙂

        I hope this helps, Larry!


        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

        • My Goal is to lose belly fat and gain lean Muscle. My breakfast is 2 over easy eggs cage free eggs and a whole tomato sliced and a half avocado sliced that is at 6:30am. then at 9:30am a pack of oat meal. then at Lunch a 8oz grilled chicken and a half of green beans with a half of avocado. at 3:30pm an apple sliced with a table spoon of all natural peanut butter and a table spoon of almond butter. I dip the apple slice. then at around 7pm I either eat a 4 oz grilled chicken with a salad just greens and tomato. or green beans. or your low carbs protein shake with a table spoon of almond butter and table spoon of peanut butter. just wanted to see if it would be smart to add 4oz frozen with the shake as well. i walk everyday and workout as well. the meats I eat are mostly chicken breast sometimes tuna and fish. I really don’t eat red meat maybe once or twice a months. can you let me know if that is good the way I eat per day. Thanks oh I also eat lots of greens

          • Tim Skwiat

            Hi Larry,

            Thanks for the additional info! Have you registered for our free Online Coaching Community? There, you can ask questions, get free coaching help, give and get support, and much, much more. It’s an outstanding resource!

            How is your current plan working for you? Overall, it looks good, but I think the answer to that question will be pretty telling. If you are looking to change things up a bit, it seems like you could add some protein to both your mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Ideally, we’d like to see some protein at each feeding, as it seems like the combination of protein, healthy fats, and fiber is optimal for regulating blood sugar and optimizing insulin levels, which has a major impact on body composition and overall health.

            You could have a BioTrust Low Carb smoothie or have a Protein Cookie or Organic Protein Bar. That would be the first area that I’d address. I’m not sure that it’s necessary to add the fruit to your late-night smoothie. Generally speaking, for fat loss we’d like to see at least 5 – 10 servings of veggies per day, and usually a ratio of 5:1 (veggies to fruits) is good for most folks.

            I hope this helps! Keep up the great work, Larry!


            Tim Skwiat
            Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

        • So for my mid morning would it be ok to eat my oat meal and a a low carb shake as well. with the 1 tblspoon of almound butter and all natural pea butter? and mid day a protein bar? Thanks

          • Tim Skwiat

            Hi Larry,

            You’re right on track, my friend. Actually, you could even mix in a couple scoops of BioTrust Low Carb into your oatmeal for a high-protein delicious meal. As a matter of fact, you could add some Milk Chocolate BioTrust Low Carb and a tablespoon of all-natural peanut butter for a delicious chocolate peanut butter oatmeal.

            Also, on the topic of oatmeal, you may want to consider opting for steel-cut oats or simply old-fashioned oats in lieu of the pre-packaged varieties. The latter is typically more processed and often has added sugars. Joel talks about this a bit more in the following article:


            In the afternoon, a BioTrust Organic Protein Bar sounds like a great plan.

            Keep up the great work, Larry, and please keep us posted with your progress!


            Tim Skwiat
            Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    2. I like to put 1-2 scoops of my protein powder in hot oatmeal, soups or hot water to make hot chocolate. Will putting the protein in a hot liquid deactivate the protein?


      • Hi Beverly,

        Thanks so much for reaching out to us and offering us the opportunity to help you.

        Simply put, yes, the heat from cooking will likely denature the protein. Cooking any protein foods — steak or eggs, for example — will result in the denaturing of the proteins in those foods. This is visible when you hard-boil an egg and the white stiffens, or when you cook a steak and the meat firms. Although that sounds negative, it’s not entirely a bad thing. If it were, then we’d find out pretty quickly that we better start eating our meat raw!

        When it comes to protein, denaturing refers to changing the “structure” of the complex proteins that are contained within food. Those proteins were formed from amino acids and designed for a specific function of the plant or animal from which they came. Proteins are complex structures, and changing their shape does NOT render the all-important amino acids any less useful. And, it is the precious amino acids that our bodies seek to build the proteins that we require individually.

        The heat that is used to cook the food/protein does, however, inactivate the function of those proteins. There are unique functional components that can be lost during the cooking process. Specifically, protein supplements are often carefully processed to ensure certain biological factors and components (like enzymes, immunogobulins, IGF-1, etc.) that provide greater benefits beyond the amino acids themselves.

        In a nutshell, the value of the protein itself will not be changed with cooking. However, the heat will alter the effectiveness some of the functional components of the protein and they will be altered/lost.

        I hope this helps, and please do let me know if I may be of further assistance.


        Brian Murray
        Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    3. I like the idea of eating the cottage cheese before bed. I like to mix mine with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and salt and pepper. Is this combination okay before bed? Or should I be strict and stick with just plain cottage cheese?

      • Hi Kandy,

        Thanks so much for reaching out to us and offering us the opportunity to help you.

        That sounds more than acceptable; in fact, we encourage all of our customers to increase their vegetable intake whenever possible.

        Have a Happy and Healthy New Year, Kandy!


        Brian Murray
        Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    4. hi, so I’ve ordered your pro x10 and the villa protein shake that I haven’t used because I cant seem to find the perfect diet plan and I need help. im 24 years old, 315lbs and im 5’11’, my goal is to be more healthier and shed at least 100 in at least 2 years, do think this goal is unreachable?

      • Hi karhetta,

        Congratulations on your recent order and on your commitment to living a healthier, more vital life! As far as your question, we absolutely think it’s possible to shed 100 pounds over the course of the next two years!

        As a matter of fact, check out this post on our Facebook page from yesterday:

        You’ll see that multiple BioTrust users have dropped 100 pounds or are very close to doing so in this year alone. That should be a huge ray of hope for you, and we know that you can do it. As a matter of fact, I highly encourage you to sign up for our free Online Coaching Community. There, you can ask questions, get free coaching help, and get the support that you need to be successful. Our regular Community Members are making incredible body transformations, and we know that you can too.

        Have you downloaded Coach Josh’s One Day Diet? If not, we can certainly get it to you. It may be a great plan to get you started with BioTrust Low Carb and to jump start your journey. Also, you may consider adding LeptiBurn to your supplement arsenal, if not now, then in the near future. It will help to ensure that your metabolism and fat-burning abilities are running at full capacity while keeping your appetite at bay.

        Wishing you the best, karhetta! We look forward to seeing you over at the Online Community. 😉


        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    5. Kia ora (hello)

      Is raw milk ok to use in the protein shake,
      I usually ad a banana, raw egg (sometimes) and on occasion raw honey.
      I have protein bars and have just started on the absorbmax. (I have Another 6 bottles on the way)
      I’m 6’2″ 220lbs am looking to lose 10 maybe 20lbs. I also Do cross fit 2x per week.
      Which other products do u recommend?

      • Kia ora to you as well, Pete, and thanks so much for reaching out to us.

        You most certainly can use raw milk with Low Carb, and in fact, we have quite a few recipes that call for it in our One Day Diet. Is that what you are currently following?

        Given that fat-loss is your ultimate goal, I would recommend a combination of LeptiBurn and IC-5 to maximize your efforts. Most of our customers should start with LeptiBurn, which optimizes your body’s production of and sensitivity to leptin, your body’s number one fat-burning hormone, also known as the metabolic master switch. Research has shown that leptin levels drop by as much as 50% after just 7 days of dieting, which can put you at 50% of your fat-burning potential in just one week, and it only gets worse with each passing day.

        IC-5 comes into play because it optimizes insulin sensitivity and helps to ensure that the carbs that you eat go to muscles for energy (i.e., glycogen), as opposed to be stored as fat. Specifically, when insulin goes unchecked (i.e., insulin resistance), it puts the brakes and fat burning, and it promotes the synthesis and storage of body fat.

        Also, you may take LeptiBurn, IC-5, AbsorbMax, and Low Carb together without issue; in fact, they were designed to work when taken synergistically.

        I hope this helps, Pete. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.


        Brian Murray
        Nutrition and Exercise Coach

      • Yes, we drink about 25 litres per week of raw milk per week.

    6. i have read your message and wantto let you know I have celiac disease what kind of food should I take? hope to hear you thanks
      vernelle peters

      • Hi Vernelle,

        Thank you so much for reaching out to us and for offering us the opportunity to help. We are very sorry to hear that you have celiac disease. However, we are personally very aware of potential health issues associated with gluten, and our entire line of premium, all-natural, scientifically-backed products is wheat- and gluten-free. The following food products would be great options for you to include as part of your nutrition plan:

        BioTrust Low Carb

        BioTrust Organic Protein Bars

        BioTrust Protein Cookies

        Celiac disease is an auto-immune disease that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy. The damage is caused by a reaction to eating gluten, which is typically found in wheat and other grains like barley and rye. So, you’ll want to be sure to avoid any gluten-containing foods. Foods can be cross-contaminated with gluten if they are grown in a nearby field or processed at the same manufacturing plant as other gluten-containing foods. So, you’ll want to look for “gluten-free” on the label of packaged foods.

        Your best bet, as always, is to rely heavily on one-ingredient foods, like pasture-raised meats, poultry, and eggs, wild-caught fish, vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils like olive, coconut, and fish oils.

        Lastly, you may consider adding Pro-X10 to your supplement arsenal. In addition to the revolutionary probiotics, which are mandatory for optimal health and immune system function, Pro-X10 also contains Actazin, which can help regenerate the cells that line the gut. These specific cells are damaged by consuming gluten, particularly in this populations.

        I hope this helps!


        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    7. I’m 55yrs old and i been overweight for 31 years and constipated pretty much all my life.I can go a week without going unless i take something.I am 4″11 and a 180 pounds

      • Hi Mary,

        Constipation is a sure-fire sign that something’s going on with your digestive system. Your GI tract is home to over 70% of your immune system, and it is colloquially termed your “second brain.” Thus, it has an impact on not only your digestive health, but also your overall health, immune system function, mental well being, metabolism, and much, much more.

        You may consider trying AbsorbMax and Pro-X10 to optimize your gut flora, digestion, and absorption. The former is a comprehensive digestive enzyme supplement, while the latter is our revolutionary probiotic. These work hand-in-hand as a dynamic duo to support optimal digestive health and function.

        In addition it’s incredibly important to stay hydrated and consume enough fiber. Generally speaking, a good starting point for most is to consume eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Further, we recommend consuming 30 – 40 grams of fiber per day, preferably from one-ingredient foods like vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, and some minimally-processed whole grains.

        I hope this helps!


        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    8. I have a problem with constipation 🙁 is it a good idea to use a slim tea to get rid of the fat i’m “getting rid of” if not what can I do I’ve tried increasing my fibre but days go by if I dont have my tea, I dont “Go”??

      • Hi Jennifer,

        Thank you so much for reaching out to us and for offering us the opportunity to help you. Constipation is a generally a good sign that your gut health is out of whack. Better said, it’s a good sign that you have some level of gut dysbiosis. The gut is filled with bacteria—on the order of 100 trillion!—and this bacteria network is called the gut microbiota. It has a profound impact on overall and digestive health, immune system function, mental well being, metabolism, and much, much more. Gut dysbiosis refers to not having the optimal ratio of good to bad bacteria, which is linked to over 170 diseases.

        I would highly recommend that you consider adding Pro-X10, our revolutionary probiotic, to your regimen. In addition, I would also suggest adding AbsorbMax, our comprehensive digestive enzyme, as the combination of the two provides the ideal one-two punch to optimize the gut microbiome.

        As you’ve mentioned, getting adequate dietary fiber (30 – 40 grams per day) is also paramount to regularity. Further, make sure that you’re adequately hydrated. You should be consuming at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day, and fluid needs can increase markedly depending on body size, activity level, and climate.

        I hope this helps, Jennifer!


        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    9. the readings are good to read. like many people I am finding it hard to budge my belly fat as well. I am limited to forms of exercise, as I have bad knees through arthritis. I do the ski slider machine every day as its not a burden on my knees to much. I do 15min in the morning and 15 in the afternoon. I have not ordered the leptiburn as I am a bit sceptical as well if it will work for me. I am finding it very hard. I am diabeties 2 as well and I fell I am keeping it under control as well. I have lost 6.1 kilos over the last 6weeks, but my belly puts me down, as I can not see to much going there. can you help to explain that to I doing something wrong. thankyou.

      • Hi Mary,

        Thank you very much for reaching out to us and for offering us the opportunity to help you. It is truly our privilege to be your resource for honest nutrition and health information.

        I do want to remind you that our products are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. Because we are neither doctors nor do we know your entire health history, we recommend discussing specific medical-related questions with your healthcare professional. Please do not stop taking any prescription medications without proper approval.

        Congratulations on your weight loss success! 6kg in 6 weeks is nothing to be ashamed of—great job! There are many, many happy LeptiBurn users, and I encourage you to visit our Online Community Forums to read more testimonials and to ask other users for yourself.

        As far as nutrition, I would be interested to learn more about your current approach. We could modify your current strategies to optimize results, or you may consider looking into one of the following BioTrust-approved plans, which folks have been using in combination with our premium, all-natural supplements with great success:

        One Day Diet

        3 Week Diet

        Seeing that you are having trouble losing stubborn belly fat, I do recommend that you consider adding LeptiBurn to your arsenal. In addition to customer testimonials, I encourage you to review the research and rationale behind each of the active ingredients.

        I hope this helps, Mary.


        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    10. Dear Biotrust team-

      I have had a ton of gas this summer and its taking a toll on me (never had it before this summer)

      Unfortunately I have been changing my diet dramatically this summer so finding the culprit of my gas has been tricky. I now eat an all organic diet, far less carbs, more spices, and only grass-fed beef, local spring water. I have seen the ‘toxic belly bugs’ a million times and eat as little sugar as possible.

      I was wondering if consuming too much of your low carb protein can cause gas? I have been taking a serving everyday and some days consuming as much as 4 servings (8 scoops). Are there added enzymes that can react with other foods?


      • Hi Michael,

        Thanks so much for reaching out to us and for offering us the opportunity to help. We sincerely appreciate our loyal customers and avid supporters.

        As far as your question about gas, it’s possible that consuming too much of anything can cause problems. I know that’s not exactly a direct answer, but it may be useful to reduce the amount of a suspected food to see if you notice a decrease in gas. While I don’t speculate that Low Carb is the problem, each person is unique. The Prohydrolase enzyme helps to ensure complete breakdown of the whey proteins, we only use cold-processing methods to ensure optimal bioavailability of the proteins, and there is less than 1 gram of lactose per serving.

        Do you have any problems with other dairy? If you have not yet tried AbsorbMax, it may certainly be a suggested option, as it contains a comprehensive array of digestive enzymes that will completely digest proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Are you using Pro-X10? Optimizing your gut bacterial ecosystem is also important in situations like this and for overall health.

        How long have you noticed this going on? Do you notice any trends? You mentioned that you’ve changed your diet dramatically this summer. As you know, significant changes can lead to problems like this. If your body is used to eating processed foods, it’s plausible that your digestive enzyme supply is deficient and fully digesting whole, minimally-processed foods is limited.

        I hope this helps, Michael. Keep up the great work! Please keep us posted, and please let us know what we can do to help.


        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

        • Tim-

          Yes thank you it does help. I have been reducing the amount of Biotrust low carb and it has made a difference.

          I have been taking Athletic Greens as a probiotic and I may try Pro-X in the future. I do not have lactose issues either, however I just read about consuming Biotrust low carb within 10 mins of adding that may have been an issue in the past.

          There were a few foods I suspected: nuts, peppers, eggs, and whey protein. I have been cutting some out periodically and keeping others in my diet. My verdict is that both nuts and whey are the problem if I have over 1 serving a day.

          I was trying to meet my protein requirements and the smoothie recipes were TOO good!

          “Everything in moderation”..I have heard it over and over but never acted on it.

          Thank you for your time Tim. Next time I will post in the forums!


          • Tim Skwiat

            Hi Michael,

            It’s great to hear from you! Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. I’m very glad to hear that you’re noticing an improvement. We do recommend that you consume Low Carb within 10 minutes of mixing it with liquid. This is because the Prohydrolase enzyme goes to work quickly to help digest the whey protein so that you can use all of the valuable nutrition. I’ll be interested to know if you notice a difference when making sure that you do so.

            Please keep us posted, Michael. You’re more than welcome to do so or in the Forums. We’ll take care of you either way. 🙂

            Thanks, Michael! Keep up the great work!


            Tim Skwiat
            BT Head Trainer

      • The best drink in the world for stopping bad gas:
        8 oz of water
        1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
        1 dropLET of Stevia


        • Hello Voni,

          Thanks so much for sharing this with us! I love the taste of raw apple cider vinegar myself, so this should be a pretty delicious home remedy.


          Brian Murray
          Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    11. I am 51 yr old woman. I am 5′ and weigh over 150#s. I have tried the HCG diet w/shots for over 4 weeks and only lost 6#s. I have tried the First Fitness Diet for 3 months and lost 10#s. I had a hysterectomy when I was 30. I take 4 different meds for my cholesterol, triglycerides, and high blood pressure. I just ordered the LeptiBurn. My biggest problem with eating is I am only really hungry once a day and then between midnight and 2am I’m hungry. I did follow the diets above…no cheating! Making myself eat 5 times a day (3 meals and 2 snack) was a bit hard – but I did it. I’m really discouraged and am hoping for a breakthrough…or am I destined to be overweight. Before I turned 40 my average weight was 100#s.

      • Hi Teresa,

        Thanks so much for reaching out to us and for offering us the opportunity to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. It is truly our privilege to be your resource for honest nutrition and health information.

        If you haven’t already, I strongly encourage you to take a look at this article that Coach Josh wrote regarding the HCG Diet:…-3-Reasons-Why-You-Should-NOT-Try-It-(No-Matter-What)

        In addition, I encourage you to review this thread on the BioTrust Community Forums:

        While you’re there, I suggest that you register for the Forums. There, you can ask questions, get free coaching help, and interact with others just like yourself.

        You may consider following an intermittent fasting approach to dieting, as it sounds like it may be better suited to your natural eating habits. One example of this is Coach Josh’s One Day Diet, which you can learn more about here:

        Please keep us posted on your progress with LeptiBurn, and please feel free to use the Forums for additional questions and help.

        Good luck, Teresa!


        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    12. How does fitting in the 2 doses of LepiBurn per instructions fit in with the 1 day diet. When should one take the first dose, and when should one take the afternoon dose?

      • Hi Alice,

        The same instructions for LeptiBurn still apply when following the One Day Diet. That is, you’ll take two capsules twice daily. Take your first dose (two capsules) upon waking. [Note: It is not mandatory to eat within 30 minutes of taking LeptiBurn.] Then, you’ll take your second dose about 30 minutes before your first smoothie at noon.

        I hope this helps!

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

        • Thanks. Now can you help me with another question. I am a diabetic, on 2 oral medications. Would the IC5 help me bring my A1C under better control, or is it too late for that?

          • Tim Skwiat

            Hi Alice,

            I first want to remind you that our products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any diseases. Because we are not doctors nor do we know your entire medical history, we do recommend that you discuss any specific medical questions with your physician or pharmacist. Please do not stop taking any prescription medications with your doctor’s approval.

            While we cannot speak directly to your question, you may consider reviewing the following information that details the science behind the ingredients in IC-5. This may be helpful when discussing these questions with your doctor:


            Thanks, Alice!

            Tim Skwiat
            BT Head Trainer

    13. i just ordered the bio trust leptiburn, ic5, low carb protein, and wanted to know with the one day diet will that help me loose belly fat and also do i have any snacks in between because i did order the protein bar and cookies as well.

      • Hi Nana,

        It sounds like you are all set to go with the One Day Diet. BioTrust Low Carb protein is an integral part of Coach Josh’s plan. LeptiBurn and IC-5 will help keep your fat-burning hormones running full steam ahead while subsequently quieting your fat-storing hormones. With those three products, your success is guaranteed!

        You can use the BioTrust Organic Protein Bars and Protein Cookies as substitutes for a Low Carb smoothie. With this meal plan, you will likely not feel the need to eat “between meals.” If you do need a snack, the free veggies would be your best options. But, you are more than welcome to have a Protein Bar or Protein Cookie in lieu of one of the BioTrust Low Carb smoothies when following the One Day Diet.

        I hope this helps!

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    14. Is eating 2 or 3 Table spoon or Canned Tuna fish ok before 1 hour of going to bed? Cause eating fruits cause i want something to spice things up. So I add chilli flakes with Canned Tuna and Cucumber as a late night snack. Thank you 🙂

      • Hi Faisal,

        To learn about the best—and worst—foods to eat before bed, download free report that Joel and I put together here:

        The 4 Best Foods to Eat before Bed

        Also, head on over to our brand new online BioTrust Community Forums where you can get free coaching help, get and give inspiration, and get all of the latest news and information:

        Thanks, Faisal!

        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    15. Is flax oil good before bed? I have read it is a healthy fat that will stabilize insulin before bed. Does it have an estrogen effect like the actual flax seeds? There is a lot of opposing articles on this subject.

      • Hi Noah,

        Flax seeds can provide a healthy boost of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a healthy dose of fiber. I get the impression that you’re wanting to avoid the seeds — which can be ground up and including in a pre-bedtime shake, mixed into Greek yogurt, etc. — and instead wanting to opt for the oil.

        If you are going to include flax, I’d typically recommend ground flax seeds over the oil. The seeds are a whole food source, which is generally preferable. Plus, the seeds will contain the added bonus of fiber and some protein. If you’re already supplementing with a fish oil, then you may not need the addition of flax. As a matter of fact, the omega-3s found in fish oil tend to be the preferred source over that which is found in flax.

        That being said, flax contains lignans, which are a class of phytoestrogens (aka plant estrogens) that can also act as antioxidants. They may be responsible for some of the health benefits attributed to flax consumption. Generally speaking, there is minimal worry of becoming “estrogenic” from reasonable flax consumption (up to ¼ cup of seeds per day).

        The lignans found in flaxseeds are metabolized into enterodiol and enterolactone by flora in the colon. These have weak estrogenic properties and can influence tissues associated with reproduction, bone, liver, heart and brain function. Lignans are thought to be the reason why consuming flaxseeds cuts the amount of severity of hot flashes significantly for post menopausal women.

        Lignans are also hypothesized to reduce high levels of inflammatory markers in the body. Indeed, consumption of lignans from flax can decrease C-reactive protein (CRP), which is a marker of low grade inflammation. Extracted oil from flax generally doesn’t contain a significant amount of lignans, but this can depend on the filtering method and whether the manufacturer adds the lignans back in.

        I hope this helps, Noah.

        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    16. Hello I chanced upon your website and I was wondering if Pro X10 can help me to gain weight? I am born naturally skinny and no matter how I eat I am thin! And it does not help that my job has irregular hours so it also adds to my bad diet. And also if I were to fall ill, my weight drops rapidly! Any advice? Should I use your Pro X10? Thanks!

      • Hi BornThin,

        Thanks so much for reaching out to us and for offering us the opportunity to help you! It is truly our privilege to be your resource for honest nutrition and health information.

        This seems to be the exact opposite problem that most folks have. You better not speak of it too loudly, some people might be out to get you. 🙂

        The research is becoming increasingly clear that the gut microbiome plays a significant role in many aspects of health. As a matter of fact, the studies are churning out daily connecting inadequate probiotic levels to myriad diseases and conditions — nearly 200 have been identified at this point.

        There is certainly some promising research being presented on the connection between adequate probiotic levels and weight LOSS. For example, here’s one such study, which found that a significant portion of weight lost following gastric bypass surgery, a popular weight loss strategy, is due to a positive shift in the gut microbiota:

        While, I can’t say that there are any direct studies showing the opposite effect, it’s tough to say for certain because there may be another underlying cause. Without knowing a complete health and medical history, it would be difficult to draw any conclusions. That being said, we do believe that there is enough research to suggest that daily supplementation with a probiotic is more important for overall health and wellness than taking a multivitamin daily.

        That being said, I would highly recommend that you consider adding BioTrust Low Carb to your current weight gain plan. Adding a couple Super Shakes to your daily food intake will be a huge step in the right direction as you ramp up your training. What’s a Super Shake you ask?

        Here’s an example:

        Vanilla Berry Super Shake

        – 2 palms of protein = 2 scoops BioTrust Low Carb Vanilla Protein
        – 3 fists of veggies = handful of baby spinach (in the shake), 2 cups of baby carrots (on the side)
        – 1 fist fruit/starch/whole grain = 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
        – 1/4 cup fat = Almond butter
        – Other stuff: 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 cup coconut milk, blender

        • Lay everything out on the counter.

        Add everything to a blender and blend on high for a minute or so. Pour your Super Shake into a glass and serve it with a side of baby carrots
        Other ideas: Use BioTrust Low Carb Chocolate Protein. Use different berries or fruit. Try peanut, cashew, or pecan butter.

        Adding two BioTrust Low Carb Smoothies to your current plan will help give your body the raw materials and energy it needs to help get in a positive energy balance, which is needed for weight gain. You may also consider looking into the BioTrust Organic Protein Bars, which would be a great snack between meals to increase your energy intake.

        I hope this helps!

        Tim Skwiat
        Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

    17. Hi, I am 28 years old having weight of 105 kg I want to loose more weight as soon as possible cause I am tiered being so fatty I am extremely frustrated of being so heavy please tell me a solvable solution of a short course of of 2 to 3 months I can not wait for 1 year if it is possible then kindly reply please.

      • Hi Zeeshan,

        Thanks so much for reaching out to us and offering us the opportunity to help you. Please head over to the brand new BioTrust Online Community Forums where you can get free coaching advice and support from your peers:

        We’ll gladly provide you insight on everything from nutrition, to supplementation, to exercise, and more. Plus, you’ll get tons of social support and motivation from others just like yourself.

        I look forward to seeing you on the forums!

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    18. Hi all!
      Can my 20 months kid have those cookies and ProX-10?

      • Hi Marco,

        Thank you for reaching out to us here at BioTrust Nutrition.

        We appreciate you wanting to share our all-natural and premium BioTrust products with your young daughter. All of our food products are completely safe for children’s consumption. This includes the BioTrust Protein Cookies, as well as BioTrust Low Carb and BioTrust Organic Protein Bars. Also, we have fish oil coming soon that is certainly acceptable for children to consume.

        As far as Pro-X10, we encourage you to consult with your family physician or your daughter’s pediatrician for approval. That being said, Pro-X10 is completely safe for normal healthy children. We would recommend that you reduce the dosage to 1 capsule a day if you do decide to share it with your daughter. There is actually a considerable amount of research on supplemental probiotics with children.

        Thank you, Marco!

        Best Regards,
        Team BioTrust

    19. I want to lose the fats around my waist. Other parts of my body is lean though. I thought I will use LeptiBurn to help my body burns the fats and use Low Carb shakes for meal replacement. Is this the correct way to go about it? I often feel hungry at night before bed, can I take Low Carb shakes to fill the hunger? How many times can I take Low Carb because if I follow Josh’s One Day Meal Plan then I would have already taken 2 Low Carb shakes in the day time? Thanks

      • Hi Martin,

        Thanks so much for posting on our blog and allowing us the opportunity to help you achieve your body transformation goals! It is our privilege to be your resource for honest nutrition and health information.

        LeptiBurn will most certainly be an asset in your fat loss arsenal. It is designed to address your body’s number one fat-burning hormone, leptin. Leptin, the metabolic master switch, controls everything related to your weight loss efforts, from your metabolism, to your fat-burning abilities, to your appetite. It would be very helpful in ensuring optimal and efficient fat loss.

        BioTrust Low Carb would certainly be a great option for you, and it would automatically improve the profile of your nutrition plan. A high-protein diet has been shown to result in greater fat loss, more calorie-burning lean muscle mass/gain retention, and a preserved metabolic rate. Protein has been shown to boost metabolic rate and increase satiety. BioTrust Low Carb can be used as a meal replacement, before/after exercise, and as a pre-bedtime snack.

        If you follow the One Day Diet, then you will have two Low Carb shakes each day. As the plan is laid out, you’d have a shake at noon and one at 3pm — using the 53 Fat-Burning Smoothies and Milkshakes recipe e-book — and then a whole food meal at 6pm. If you’d prefer to swap those around so that you had a shake as your last feeding of the day, you’d certainly be able to try that. The plan is extremely flexible and simple.

        I strongly encourage you to head over to our brand new BioTrust Community and Coaching Forums, which you can find here:

        BioTrust Online Community

        You will find incredible value in the Community, from health and nutrition information, to coaching advice, to support and encouragement from others just like yourself.

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    20. iam currently using your IC-5,Lepti Burn,and Protein Powder. I must say your products are exceptional.

      • Thanks for your feedback and loyal support, Niquette! Keep up the great work!

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    21. Pretty quickly after I started using the Bio Trust products, like the Bio Trust Low carb protein powder and LeptiBurn, I definitely started seeing my body start to lean out more! Whatever BioTrust is doing, they are doing good!

      • And following the OneDayDiet. Really easy and simple to follow!

        • Hello Wes,

          Thank you for finding us! We are thrilled that you are quickly seeing results with our premium scientifically-backed products.

          You see, what makes BioTrust different is our commitment to keeping our products honest by using only top-quality, all-natural ingredients that are free from hormones, antibiotics, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors and preservatives. Our products work because they contain the precise Scientific Dose™ of each key ingredient for real results. What’s more, we adhere to strict quality control measures that ensure each and every BioTrust product meets label claims and is guaranteed potent and pure.

          Simplicity is genius my friend! Keep enjoying your results.

          Team BioTrust

    22. Let me tell you a little about myself. First, I read EVERY health & fitness magazine and book out there. I don’t think of any one thing as the holy grail but I do try to implement what I think I can work with into my daily life. I am a 47 yr old female. I weigh 129 and am 5.3. I try to eat healthy. I do not drink or smoke at all. I eat organic meats & fruits. I walk-jog 4 times a week about 5 miles and I work out 3 times a week with weights. All that being said, I have a big problem with not having a cheat snack regularly on top of a cheat meal once a week. I have order leptiburn, ic5. The low carb shake and the pro x 10. I know OVERKILL. My goal is this, I want to lose and keep off 7-10 lbs. I don’t have the willpower to do a strait 7 day certain kind of diet. Is there any hope for me. If so, what should I use and when.

      • Hello Debbie,

        Thank you for investing in your health with our premium and for sharing your healthy journey with us, we are glad to help.

        Let’s get to it! Of course there is hope for you. There is hope for everyone through smart and consistent work. No one ever said is was going to be easy but a healthy diet plan, exercise and BioTrust Nutrition supplements will help make it simple.

        The products that you picked out are going to help regulate your bodies fat burning hormone, aid in portioning your blood sugars to be stored as energy in muscles, boost your bodies ability to retain and gain muscle and finally promote a healthy gut to keep your bodies pipes running smoothly.

        Here is information on why the specific products you choose will aid you and an example of when to take the products you purchased during an average day.

        First lets start with LeptiBurn. This will help regulate your bodies master fat burning hormone, Leptin. By increasing your bodies production and sensitivity to it.

        We will suggest taking two caps of LeptiBurn in the morning 30min before breakfast and then again two caps in the early afternoon 30 min before lunch. To get best results be consistent with your dosage, don’t miss any days and make sure to take on an empty stomach. An empty stomach would be 2-3hrs after a meal.

        IC-5 is the most advanced insulin sensitivity and blood sugar management formula available anywhere. It can be used for Fat Loss, Muscle Building and Overall Health.

        Although you may eat more than 3 meals a day, we recommend no more than three doses of IC-5 per day, and that you do not exceed two capsules in one dose. Simply take your IC-5 15 minutes prior to your most substantial carbohydrate-containing meals without exceeding the recommended dosage.

        We created BioTrust Low Carb so you wouldn’t have to settle for inferior protein products any longer. Our protein blend makes it super convenient to get an all natural, farmer-certified hormone and antibiotic free and true time released blend into your body to help with muscle recovery and growth.

        You would take the Low Carb immediately following your daily training session. Two scoops with a good carb source is optimal. Then you can also drink one of the shakes pre bed time as a dessert per say. Here is one of my favorite nightly recipes and it is very easy to make.

        -Two Scoops Chocolate Low Carb Blend
        -8-10oz of water
        -1 Tablespoon of Almond Butter
        -2 ice cubes

        Blend and enjoy this low carb, muscle sparring, pre bed time snack.

        Lastly, the Pro-X10 is a premium probiotic formula designed to support optimal GI health and function while reducing bowel inflammation.

        Simply take two Pro-X10™ capsules daily, one capsule with breakfast and one capsule with dinner.

        All of the products except the LeptiBurn can be taken indefinitely. We suggest taking the Leptiburn till you reach your weight goals.

        Also allow 30-60 days of consistent usage of the products to see the best results.

        We wish you successful results.

        Team BioTrust

    23. Hi, Im a 23 year old male at 6’3/210lb. I have ordered the Bio Trust Low Carb protein formula and I’m now wondering how would it be intergrated with the BCAA Matrix or honestly if its even needed. I work out and eat better than some. I still have some bad habits in my diet but not many. I am wondering are both supplemnts needed to gain lean muscle and if so how should they be taken throught out the day along with whole food meals. My goal is to come up with a practical plan so that I’m not wasting time, effort, and money in an attempt to gain lean muscle mass and lose belly fat. I want to lose the fat not the weight.


      • Hi Trell,

        Thanks so much for reaching out to us and offering us the opportunity to help. Losing fat and gaining lean muscle mass at the same time is a difficult task, which can be accomplished with the right nutrition and supplement plan combined with the appropriate exercise regime.

        You’ve made a great decision investing in BioTrust Low Carb. The all-natural, time-released protein blend will be a huge asset toward achieving your goals. My recommendation would be to consume two Low Carb shakes per day: post-workout and before bed. For your post-workout shake, I would add around 30 – 50 grams of carbohydrates, depending on the intensity of the workout. Simply use the 53 Fat-Burning Smoothies and Milkshakes recipe book and choose one of the recipes from the post-workout section.

        For your smoothie before bed, simply choose one of the “anytime” recipes or follow the guidelines that Joel posted in this article (The 4 BEST Foods to Eat Before Bed). This time-released blend has been shown in recent research to provide optimal recovery benefits post-workout. In addition, casein protein, which you’ll find in Low Carb, has been shown to provide recovery benefits while you sleep. By opting for a high-protein meal with some good fats (and no carbs) at the end of the day, you’ll stimulate muscle protein synthesis while elevating your fat-burning hormones. A home run!

        BCAA Matrix could be a huge asset to your plans also. Seeing that you’re wanting to drop some fat also, you’re going to have to be following a reduced-calorie diet to stimulate your body to mobilize its own stores of fuel. There are many ways to accomplish this, and The Fat-Burning Hormone Diet might be right up your alley. Some kind of carb/calorie cycling approach — maybe even intermittent fasting — could ultimately be a good plan.

        That being said, branched-chain amino acids show incredible promise for increasing muscle size and strength — while dropping fat — in the face of stress. A reduced-calorie diet is indeed a form of stress on the body. If you want to accomplish both goals at the same time, then I would certainly consider adding BCAA Matrix. I would start by taking 4 – 8 capsules twice daily. One dose should come before or during your workouts, while the other dose should come at the opposite end of the day. That is, if you workout in the morning, then take your second dose before bed. Alternatively, if you workout in the evening, then take your other dose first thing in the morning.

        I hope this helps, Trell.

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    24. Hi, I’ve got the year 6 sats tomorrow and was wondering what are good things to eat and drink??

      • Hi Ellie,

        Thanks so much for reaching out to us! Please accept my apologies for not responding to you sooner. At this point, we are a little too late to answer your question specifically as it relates to your test, but the information may still be helpful in the future.

        First and foremost, we hope that you did very well on your exams and passed with flying colors!

        You know, eating before a long exam like this is not completely different from similar guidelines of eating before bed. Before an exam — or, any long-duration event that requires a vast amount of focus and no eating opportunities — there are a couple things to consider.

        First of all, you don’t want to worry about getting hungry during the middle of the exam. So, we need something that will satisfy the appetite and stick with you for a while. Secondly, we need something that will keep blood sugar levels relatively stable — as well as insulin levels — in order to keep focus and concentration high.

        To satisfy these requirements, I would suggest a slow-digesting, high-protein (e.g., 30+ grams) meal with some additional good fats and some veggies. The perfect combination might just be a BioTrust Low Carb smoothie like this one:

        Chocolate Almond Smoothie

        2 scoops Milk Chocolate BioTrust Low Carb
        8 oz. unsweetened chocolate almond milk
        1 – 2 tbsp. almond butter
        1 – 2 handfuls organic baby spinach
        5 ice cubes
        stevia to taste

        Put all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

        The time-released protein will provide you sustained nutrition for up to 7 hours. What’s more, the high-protein meal will increase satiety and increase production of your body’s fat-burning hormone glucagon. The good fats will help slow gastric emptying and help you feel satiated longer. The veggies will provide a vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant boost, as well as add some fiber, which will further slow the process of digestion.

        What about carbs? Doesn’t the brain rely on carbs? Sure, the brain prefers a steady flow of glucose as it’s primary source of fuel. However, if your nutrition leading up to test day has been adequate — meaning that you consume carbs on a regular basis — you should have more than enough carbohydrate stores in your liver and muscles to provide what your brain needs during that short window. Essentially, taking in carbs will generally lead most people to experience a transient drop in blood sugar at some point during that testing window. That drop in blood sugar will also result in feelings of anxiety, lack of focus, and so on, all of which will distract you from the task at hand.

        It’s not that carbs are bad – you know we’re a proponent of eating the right carbs at the right times. It’s just that in this particular situation, you’ll be better off focusing on the guidelines shared above.

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    25. Hi There,
      I’m 5’5ft, I was 155lbs but after 2 weeks of IF I loose 9lbs.I dont eat breakfast, I make my smoothie for lunch and smoothie for snack then or another smoothie. I don’t run at my treadmill every other day, 60minutes jogging, I want to decrease my muscle mass but it seems what I’m doing is not working. Its been a month and didn’t loose anything after losing the 9lbs.

      my legs are like bulky which i hate, I dont want to add more muscle. I was looking at your products but I dont know which one works for my need.

      Thanks much

      • Hi Marj,

        I hope this finds you doing great! Thank you so much for reaching out to us and offering us the opportunity to help you on your body transformation journey. It is truly a privilege to be your resource for honest nutrition and health information.

        From a supplement standpoint, it sounds like you’d be a perfect candidate to add LeptiBurn to your attack. LeptiBurn is our fat loss all-star product that is designed to help avoid and overcome frustrating weight loss plateaus. You see, your body has a system of checks and balances in place that ultimately slow down the metabolism and fat-burning when faced with a calorie-restricted diet.

        This is an evolutionary adaptation in place for survival. These adjustments are all governed by the metabolic master switch, the hormone leptin. LeptiBurn contains a unique blend of six ingredients that have been shown in scientific research to increase leptin production — which, as previously mentioned, comes to a screeching halt when dieting — as well as increase leptin sensitivity. Say goodbye to plateaus!

        Irvingia Gabonensis, one of the ingredients in LeptiBurn, has shown incredible promise by itself in the literature. Over the course of 10 weeks, subjects taking Irvingia Gabonensis lost over 28 pounds, more than 18% bodyfat, and over 6 inches from their waistlines. Amazing — and with no diet controls in the study either!

        Additionally, you may consider adding BioTrust Low Carb protein to your nutrition plan. It is 100% all-natural, certified growth hormone-free, gluten-free, free of antibiotics, and absolutely delicious. It’s a time-released blend of cold processed proteins, and with the addition of the enzyme blend Prohydrolase, you’ll get every ounce of valuable nutrition with no GI issues.

        To add to your fat loss endeavors, you may consider adding IC-5, which helps with blood sugar management and insulin sensitivity. Insulin resistance is a HUGE problem with most overweight folks. Not only does it contribute to health problems, it can literally shut down your body’s ability to burn fat.

        As far as your exercise program, the fact that you are stuck doing traditional aerobic cardio for your fat loss is a sign that you have been misled over the years. As a matter of fact, you would be much better off doing a combination of metabolic resistance training — which is essentially circuit-based strength training — combined with high-intensity intervals (e.g., sprint for 20 seconds, rest for 40 seconds).

        This combination of exercise will provide a three-pronged attack on your fat loss efforts:

        1. Burns a significant amount of calories during activity.
        2. Maintains/promotes calorie-burning lean muscle mass.
        3. Elevates your metabolism for hours (and up to days) after the activity.

        Most women are very fearful of getting too bulky by adding in weight training. The fact of the matter is that it is not that easy to get bulky, especially when dieting for fat loss. What’s more, this is typically another area of massive information when it comes to women’s strength training.

        Most women will do high-rep (15 – 20) weight training because they’ve been told that it will help them “tone.” The research is actually very clear in that this high-rep, low-load type of training is actually perfect for…wait for it…HYPERTROPHY, which is an increase in muscle size. So, my suggestion would be to add strength training but use heavier weights for fewer repetitions (i.e., 8 – 10) in a circuit-like fashion.

        Hope this helps, Marj.

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    26. I have 3 questions:
      1) Is there anything wrong with eating these 4 in the middle of the night to kill cravings?
      2) I workout an hour after waking up and I wanted to know if I can still take leptiburn?
      3) I have 2 cheat meals per week and a sound diet aside from that (organic, fresh, whole foods, LOTS of water, nutrient dense, NO processed foods, no meals other than those cooked by moi, and the only supps i take are lowcarb, krill oil and a multivitamin) and athought I have not been experiencing any negative effect on my weight I wanted to know if this is too much or whether I need to cut down to one cheat meal?

      • Hi Jabeen,

        1. If you’re going to choose something to eat during the middle of the night, these would likely be your best choices for exactly the reasons outlined as to why they would be optimal choices before bed. That being said, it begs the question as to why you would have cravings, be hungry, etc., when you wake up in the middle of the night. Are you undereating during the day? Are you eating anything before you go to bed?

        If you’ve been “dieting” for any significant period of time, which it sounds like you have been, then you may consider looking into our LeptiBurn supplement, which can help you regulate your leptin levels and your appetite.

        2. Absolutely! Most folks find that taking LeptiBurn before working out improves their exercise performance. I’d take it 30 minutes before your workout.

        3. This depends on many factors. What are your goals? If weight maintenance is your primary objective, it sounds like you’re sustaining that just fine. In that case, why change something that’s working? However, if weight loss is your goal, but you are not making progress, then perhaps a change could be helpful. The frequency of cheat meals/days will depend on your goals, your nutrition every other day during the week, and your exercise habits. As mentioned previously, if weight loss is your goal, then it sounds like you may be an ideal candidate to benefit from the weight plateau-busting power of LeptiBurn.

        I hope this helps, Jabeen. Keep up the great work!

        My best,

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    27. I just turned 23 in February and until I was about 17
      I was physically active on all levels in a diverse amount of ways (martial
      arts, baseball, track, wrestling, bmx, inline skating, swimming, etc.). I am about 6’1 at around 185lbs, & have muscle, but have found myself with an annoying beer gut after several years of poor eating habits/lots of beer and from sitting in a chair most of the day
      producing music. I have started to stretch daily & jog/walk (20-30 minutes a day for about 2 weeks now) as well as cardio workouts I found online that span from warm-up to HIIT as well as as many push-ups and core/abs workouts as I can fit in for about 30 minutes daily. I changed my diet COMPLETELY and got rid of 99% of the junk I used to eat. My diet consists of eggs, oatmeal, fruits & vegetables, whole grain bread/pasta, fish, chicken breasts, fruit/green smoothies, greek yogurt, tofu etc. I plan on sticking to this diet for a long time. Am I going in the right direction for what I want to achieve? I can’t go to a gym just yet so I mainly want to ensure quality with my at-home workouts, and know how much to do and how to switch it up on alternating days and what not. I want to bust ass basically, but I want to do it right.

      • Hi Hunter,

        Thanks so much for reaching out to us and for allowing us to be your resource for honest nutrition and health information. You’ll be excited to know that the BioTrust Community Forums will be launched soon, which will be an outstanding platform for questions like this. On top of that, we’ll have a great database of questions and answers through which you can search.

        It sounds like you’ve made some excellent lifestyle changes! Kudos to you, my friend. Most people wait far longer than you have to make such significant changes for the positive. It definitely sounds like you’re on the right track.

        From a nutritional standpoint, continue to focus on one-ingredient foods. That is, the more whole, minimally processed foods you can eat, the better. It takes time to “undo” the bad that you might have done to your body while observing poor eating and lifestyle habits. It sounds like you’re in it for the long-run, so just be patient.

        If you are eating the foods you mentioned 90+% of the time, you’ll be in good shape. Out of the list that you provided, I would caution you that tofu is likely a food that you’ll want to minimize or completely eliminate altogether. While marketed with significant health hype, it is probably not going to be doing you any favors toward improving your health or body composition. As a matter of fact, research actually indicates the opposite. You can find some articles on our website that further detail this.

        As far as exercise, you’ve done a great job in including High Intensity Interval Training. It’s an extremely efficient and effective way to not only improve your health, but it is far more proficient at helping lose fat and improve body composition than its aerobic (long-duration, low-intensity) counterpart. As a matter of fact, HIIT will help increase your metabolism for hours after exercise.

        You’ll ultimately need to include some resistance training exercise in your program if you truly want to optimize your body composition. There’s no doubt about it. Nothing else will build muscle mass and strength. If you don’t currently have access to a gym, our good friend Craig Ballantyne has EXACTLY the prescription for you. As a matter of fact, his new Turbulence Training Home Revolution program is an incredible investment for anyone:

        TT Home Revolution

        I hope this helps, Hunter. Keep up the great work and stay tuned to our newsletters, blog, Facebook page, and upcoming forums for more great nutrition and fitness tips and news.

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    28. HI
      i am 20 years old male of height 5’9” and weight 65 kgs.
      i need to increase my weight.
      but i dont wanna fat mass .
      i want as it my muscle mass so that i would a get a good body without any fat.
      please suggest some good diet, nutrition , exercises.

      • Hi Rakesh,

        Ah, the ever-present quest for the holy grail of bodybuilding: adding lean body mass without adding body fat (or, better yet, losing body fat). ‘Tis indeed possible, but it will take some work on the nutrition and supplementation end. For the sake of this response, we’ll make the assumption that you already have a progressive, resistance training program in order. If you need some suggestions for exercise, you may consider taking a look at Vince Del Monte’s website and Facebook Fan Page.

        While some folks assign percentages as to how important training, nutrition, recovery, etc., are in the quest to improve body composition, the fact of the matter is that if you don’t have all of your ducks in a row, your progress will be limited or completely thwarted. So, train hard, eat right, and rest well. Let’s talk about the nutrition component.

        Energy balance plays a key role in whether you gain, lose, or maintain weight. To gain weight, you are likely going to have to eat more than you currently are in order to supply your body with the energy and the building blocks it requires to increase muscle mass. To make sure that you add only quality weight (i.e., muscle mass), it’s important to adhere to the best nutritional choices available as frequently as possible.

        Your best bet is to focus on whole, one-ingredient foods that are minimally processed. As a young man who wants to gain muscle mass, you don’t need to limit yourself too much in quantity (i.e., portion sizes) if you are making quality food choices. You should be taking in a variety of proteins, minimally processed carbohydrates, good fats, and veggies.

        The single most important change that you could make easily is to start adding super shakes to your daily routine. A super shake combines the all-natural, time-released protein blend BioTrust Low Carb with some fruits, veggies, and good fats. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to building your own super shake (you’ll need a blender):

        Step 1: Ice (1 – 4 cubes for a thin shake; 5 – 10 for a thicker consistency)
        Step 2: Fruit (berries, bananas, etc., are all good options; frozen varieties lend to a thicker consistency)
        Step 3: Veggies (spinach and celery are virtually tasteless but dramatically increase the nutrient density)
        Step 4: BioTrust Low Carb
        Step 5: Good Fats (nuts, nut butters, coconut oil/flakes, chia seeds, flax meal)
        Step 6: Liquid (8 – 16 ounces depending on your preferred consistency; water, green tea, unsweetened almond/coconut milk)
        Step 7: Additional Ingredients/Spices (cinnamon, cocoa powder, oats, etc.)

        There you have it! Adding one or two of these to your current nutrition would be a drastic improvement toward building the body of your dreams. Ideally, you’d have one of these within 30 minutes after your workout.

        BCAA Matrix is another supplement that could help you add fat-free mass while training intensely. As a matter of fact, the research on BCAAs is about as crystal clear as it gets. In times of stress (i.e., hard training, dieting), BCAAs are critical for adding muscle mass and strength while actually losing fat!

        Good luck and let us know if you have any additional questions.

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    29. Hi There,
      i’m 23 years male with 5’9” height and 71kg weight. The biggest problem i’m facing from past 4 years of exercising is that i’ve built a lean and muscular physique but never come up with even four pack abs. In short i’ve a belly. Kindly suggest me some tactics to get rid of it.

      • Hello Sahdev,

        Thank you for reaching out to us here at BioTrust Nutrition with your physique goals.

        There is something to consider when it comes to getting those ripped six pack abs, you already have them! We all do anatomically speaking. It’s just a matter of making them visible. As evidence to this, spend some time at your local pool and you’ll see some kids with ripped out abdominal muscles that have never done any ab exercises!

        It’s all about aiding to your exercise program with a strong solid nutritional plan. At BioTrust Nutrition we focus on eating one ingredient, clean, unprocessed foods and have found great results in diets that alter carbohydrate intake and frequency of meals.

        You should check into two of our supplement’s; BioTrust Low Carb Protein and BCAA Matrix. As well as one of our diet plans like the “One Day Diet” or “Fat Burning Hormone Diet” to help get you the ripped abdominal muscles you are seeking.

        The BioTrust’s Low Carb Protein will help build more calorie-burning lean muscle, this product is also perfect for you when used in conjunction with a muscle building diet and training regimen as it feeds muscles high quality protein for up to 5 hours with our true time-released protein blend.

        BCAA supplementation is crucial for preserving hard-earned muscle mass and rapidly losing fat while restricting calories. BCAA Matrix contains TWICE as much Leucine as other BCAA supplements. Research has shown that Leucine’s muscle-sparing effects are the most prominent and higher doses of Leucine are proven to specifically target belly fat.

        I’ll go ahead and send the diet plans to your email address for your further review.

        Please pick ONE of the diet plan’s that fits better in your lifestyle so that it is manageable and therefore will let you be consistent. Through proper nutrition, consistency and smart exercises you will for sure get shredded abs! After all “Great abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym”.

        Team BioTrust

    30. Hi , About 7 years ago I had gastric bypass surgery, I did very well. went from 300lbs down to my lowest of 139 lbs. currently I weigh 160 and would like to get down to 135lbs. I recently ordered your low carb protein powder. I still am not able to eat large meals at one given time.. you suggest that we drink 2 shakes a day and 1 meal which includes meat low carb and veggies.. sometime I am unable to get that amount of food in at one time . will the one day diet still work for me ? I was thinking of doing 3 shakes and few snacks such as 2 oz of chicken or some source of protein and fruits and veggies what do you suggest. thank you so much for all that you do.. excited about getting my protein powder. as a by-pass person I am required to consume about 100 grams of protein a day and yours seems to be great for me once again Thank you …

      • Hi Sylvonia,

        Congratulations on your body transformation so far! Undoubtedly, you have had to make quite a few serious changes in your life and you should be commended for doing so. Great job! Now, let’s knock off those next 25 pounds:)

        You have made an incredible decision to invest in BioTrust Low Carb. As a gastric bypass patient, you demand the utmost quality from the limited quantity that you can consume. And, BioTrust Low Carb is certainly your best bet from a protein standpoint, as you’ll literally absorb every drop of it because of the great care taken in processing it with cold temperatures and the addition of Prohydrolase®.

        My suggestion would be to change up the timing of the One Day Diet a bit to accommodate your digestive abilities. Specifically, you may consider spreading out your meals a little bit more, instead of stacking them all within a 6-hour window. You could certainly add another shake, and those three shakes alone would give you nearly 75 grams of protein. Then, you would just need to add about 4 ounces of chicken, beef, etc., to get to 100 grams for the day. You could certainly spread this out over two more meals.

        You may also consider looking into our LeptiBurn supplement. LeptiBurn will work wonders for accelerating your fat loss and help you overcome frustrating fat loss plateaus. By targeting your body’s number one fat-burning hormone and metabolic master switch, leptin, you will keep your metabolism and fat-burning hormones running full steam ahead.

        I hope this helps, Sylvonia. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to let us know. We are here to help and happy to do so.

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    31. I am trying to get off some weight or, rather, convert some weight to muscle. I’m 160 lb 5’9, 50+ years old and have a bit of a belly that I didn’t have 10 years ago. I think I looked really good at about 150 Lb. Do I really need something like LeptiBurn or will hitting the gym for a few hours a week be enough?

      • Hi Tom,

        You can definitely achieve your goal of dropping ten pounds and improving your body composition. If you’re at 160 right now, and you want to get down to 150 while increasing your muscle mass, you’ll likely need to drop about 15 – 20 pounds of fat and add 5 – 10 pounds of muscle. All in all, this is something that you can definitely accomplish within the next 6 months.

        It’s great that you’re going to start hitting the gym. You’re going to need to do some resistance/strength training to increase your muscle mass. That being said, if you think that you can make the body transformation without tending to your nutrition, you’re in for a long road of frustration.

        The research is very clear: it is highly unlikely that you can lose fat without making changes to your nutrition. A combination of a good nutrition plan and consistent, progressive exercise program are necessary for optimizing body composition.

        LeptiBurn will certainly help you in your fat loss efforts, keeping your metabolism rocking and fat-burning hormones running full steam ahead. Undoubtedly, folks run into weight loss plateaus and ravenous appetites when dieting for fat loss. This is the result of your metabolic master switch, leptin, plummeting. LeptiBurn will keep leptin levels stable while improving your leptin sensitivity to keep you burning fat quickly and efficiently.

        BioTrust Low Carb and BCAA Matrix are two additional supplements you may wish to consider. It’s extremely important to follow a high-protein diet for both fat loss and muscle gain, and the time-released blend in Low Carb is proven to be the best for muscle recovery after exercise. What’s more, a high-protein diet boosts your metabolism and keeps your appetite at bay.

        BCAA Matrix is a tried and true supplement that can help you pack on lean muscle while dieting. What’s more, the high leucine concentration in BCAA Matrix has recently been shown to specifically spot reduce stubborn belly fat. For someone who’s interested in gaining muscle and losing fat, BCAA Matrix is an awesome supplement to add to the mix!

        I hope this helps, Tom. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    32. I have neurogenic bladder with no known cause so have to catherize to empty my bladder. Dr.s are unable to find a reason or a solution. Any insight you have to find healing of this problem would be most appreciated.

      • Hi Tam,

        We are terribly sorry to hear about your condition. Unfortunately, we are not medically trained and cannot diagnose conditions or prescribe medications to treat them. That being said, here is a link to some additional information from Medline with some alternative therapy recommendations:

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer



      • Hello Roy,

        Thank you for your message. Mixed nuts with sea salt aren’t going to be the most optimal pre bedtime snack to aid in your bodies muscle sparing and recovery efforts during rest.

        A excellent replacement would be a low carb and a slow digesting high quality protein source. Such as BioTrust’s Low Carb Protein powder. Low Carb packs 4 grams of high quality fiber per serving and only 1 gram of sugar per 24 grams of protein! It’s unlikely
        you’ll find that anywhere else in the protein market.

        Also BioTrust Low Carb is a true-to-the-story blend of fast-acting and slow-acting proteins to ensure the true time-released effect that no “whey-protein-only” product could ever dream to achieve. We include whey protein concentrate at a 25% ratio due to a number of its unique properties, we also include the more expensive, exotic proteins in our blend like slow-digesting Micellar Casein (the Rolls Royce of all proteins), Whey Protein Isolate, and Milk Protein Concentrate at the same 25% ratio.

        To learn more about the Low Carb protein visit the product page.

        Best Regards,
        Team BioTrust

    34. Hi my name is Anita I just got my leptiburn package.I thought the 7day diet program would come with it and yes I did download it.Unfortunately for me it was on my phone.Now I had a problem with my phone and everything got cancelled.Can you please send me another one of that to my email address?.Thank you much.

      • Hi Anita,

        No problem! Check your inbox. =)

        Good luck and keep us posted!

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    35. I am 32 years young….but I have crohnes disease n a lot of “good foods” like salads n such I cant take in or it triggers a flare. I used to be 145lbs before having my daughter but now im 200lbs n find it hard to shed the pounds I have lost some but I find myself left with that starving feeling im at a loss n really want to lose weight but im on a fixed income n your products are a bit pricey.

      • Hi Lisa,

        Thanks so much for following our blog and newsletters and for reaching out to us. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to help you, and it’s our privilege to be your resource for honest nutrition and health information.

        I am terribly sorry to hear about your struggles with Chron’s disease and your body weight. That is a terrible condition with which to deal, and it’s even more frustrating that very healthy foods can actually make your condition worse.

        There is some anecdotal evidence that a FODMAPs diet is helpful with folks who suffer from Chron’s disease. You may consider looking into this in more detail. Essentially, a FODMAPs approach teaches you the exact nutrients and foods that your body may have difficulty digesting and,thus, eliminates these foods.

        Here is some more information from the University of Michigan on FODMAPs:

        You can also search the Web for more details. Because Chron’s is a form of IBD, it is plausible that both a digestive enzyme and probiotic supplement could be helpful in keeping the disease at bay. Here is some research on the effectiveness of a probiotic on Chron’s:

        A probiotic supplement like Pro-X10 would be a long-term solution to help restore your gut health. What’s more, Pro-X10 contains the revolutionary nutrient Actazin, which can actually restore damaged gut lining — a very real problem in the case of Chron’s disease.


        A digestive enzyme may be helpful because, as you know, specific foods (i.e., dairy, high-fiber foods) can result in the inflammatory episodes that you describe. Digestive enzymes help break down these nutrients with which your body has issues digesting. When these nutrients go undigested, your body responds with significant inflammation. AbsorbMax is our digestive enzyme that contains a full array of enzymes — including lactase to break down lactose and an army of amylases to help break down various sugars and starches.


        I hope this helps, Lisa. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We are here to help and happy to do so.

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    36. Is it true that the protein product has 170mg of salt per serving? I’m on a salt free diet.

      • Hi Terry,

        It is indeed true that BioTrust Low Carb contains 170mg of sodium per two-scoop serving. However, your body needs sodium to function. It helps you maintain a balance of fluids, transmit nerve impulses, and facilitate the contraction and relaxation of your muscles. At the most basic, biological level, our body wants and needs it.

        The United States Government recommends that most adults intake less than 2,300 mg of salt per day, though it recently added the caveat that adults over the age of 51, in addition who is African American or has hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease (aka, about half of the American public), should limit their intake to 1,500 mg per day. But the CDC estimates that the average sodium intake per person in the U.S. is more than 3,400 mg per day. And it says that most of that comes from processed and restaurant foods.

        As a matter of fact, the FDA breaks down Americans’ sodium intake like this:

        77% from packaged and restaurant foods
        12% from naturally occurring sources
        11% from adding salt during cooking or at the table

        Therein lies the key, my friend: limiting your intake of processed foods. When you focus on whole, minimally processed one-ingredient foods that you prepare in healthy ways at home, you naturally limit your sodium intake. And, when you consider the bountiful nutritional value of BioTrust Low Carb, the sodium content fits in perfectly well with a reduced-sodium diet.

        I hope this helps, Terry.

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    37. Hi, I am a Hong Kong Chinese. my weight is 136 pounds now. But I am only 158 cm tall. I know I am overweight.
      I have a big belly. I am also very unsatisfied with my strong arms and legs. I really want to lose fat and weight to have a good body figure. My target weight is around 105 – 110 pounds, i.e. losing around 26 pounds. I tried many methods already but just far from my goal. I am interested in buying the LeptiBurn.

      I have a few questions,

      1. LeptiBurn claims burning fat…would it also burn the breast fat cell and lead to a smaller breast size?

      2. if it is yes for the above question, what other products should i use?

      3. if it is no for the no.1 question, how long should i take the LeptiBurn for losing 26 pounds? Please suggest the method of use, thanks.

      4. What precautions should I pay attention on my diet / exercise when using Leptiburn?

      Please advise.


      • Hi Angel,

        It sounds like you’re ready to make some changes and get the results you deserve! LeptiBurn is not a selective fat-burner, per se. What LeptiBurn is designed to do is to keep your fat-burning hormones running full steam ahead while you follow a reduced-calorie diet, allowing you to plow forward toward your goals without frustrating plateaus and continuous decreases in calories.

        That being said, to accommodate a caloric deficit, your body will mobilize its own fat stores in a predetermined pattern. That is, some folks will lose weight faster from certain areas than others. The anatomy of the human breast does indeed include some fat tissue, so its plausible to suggest that you will lose some fat from your breast area by the time you reach your 26-pound goal.

        No matter what products, what diet, or what exercise program you follow, this is going to be the case to some extent. LeptiBurn will do a better job than any supplement in helping you achieve your fat loss goals quickly and efficiently. As you lose fat from other areas (i.e., your belly), the incremental change in breast size will certainly be offset.

        For 26-pound weight loss and your frame, I would suggest that it will take approximately 5 – 6 months. This is a relatively aggressive estimate, but it can certainly be accomplished with outstanding nutrition and a good exercise program that includes strength training and high-intensity interval training. When you order LeptiBurn, you will have immediate access to Joel’s The Fat-Burning Hormone Diet, which is a step-by-step guide on exactly what to eat and when. Of course, you can always contact us for more specific information and questions that you may have.

        You’ll likely want to opt for either the Buy 2, Get1 Free or Buy 4, Get 2 Free LeptiBurn offers to have enough to last you the amount of time suggested above.


        Here’s to your success!

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    38. I have studied the constant battle of insulin vs. growth hormone and am a little confused on how to use both for the best possible results. I have read that you shouldn’t eat within 2 hours of going to bed so your insulin levels will be lower to capitalize on the growth hormone release of the first couple of hours of sleep. I have been eating six meals a day, but have dropped it down to 5 for this reason. Will BCAA’s cause a significant insulin release before going to bed?

      • Hi Noah,

        You’re absolutely right, insulin and growth hormone have antagonistic effects in the body. However, this effect probably has to do more with blood glucose than anything. That is, growth hormone is hyperglycemic, while insulin is hypoglycemic. What this means is that insulin’s function is to reduce blood sugar (i.e., it is secreted in response to elevations in blood sugar).

        That being said, sticking with a meal that is protein and fat-based in the evening before bed is your best bet to get the nutrients you need for repair (i.e., casein) without disturbing blood sugar levels specifically.

        I hope this helps. Thanks, Noah!

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    39. I am a new runner, and have found that during the day I can eat heathy, but at night around 10pm I instantly crave carbs like peanut butter, cereal, bread and crackers. What do I do to avoid this?

      *I run 3-4 miles everyday.

      • Hello Ally,

        The first idea that comes to my mind is get the junk out of your house that is signaling your cravings to begin with.

        As for the cravings, a couple of things to consider…
        1. Eating sugary foods increases your cravings for more…you’ll likely find that in eliminating all sweets, though tough for the first few days, your cravings will subside.

        2. Are you eating cleaner carbs during the day? Limiting your carb intake to less processed varieties will be helpful for your fat loss goals and give you more nutrition bang for your carb buck!

        If you are having crazy intense cravings then maybe you aren’t eating enough during the day to fuel up after your 3-4 mile runs. Can you post a typical days worth of food, leading up to your evening binging?

        Thank you for your further insight.

        Best Regards,
        Team BioTrust

    40. Hey there! Thanks for sharing the tips on what to eat before bed. I have certainly enjoyed the Biotrust Low carb Protein shake. I find it incredibly tasty and have been telling friends about it.

      • Hello TC,

        Thank you for your finding us here at BioTrust Nutrition. We greatly appreciate your investment in your health with our Low Carb Protein and for sharing with your friends.

        I see you comrade! Looking strong with that kettlebell in the rack position. The Low Carb is a convenient, delicious and most importantly effective way to recover after a hard kettlebell lifting session.

        Our passion is healthy all natural ingredients, products that work because they contain the precise Scientific Dose™ and strict quality control measure. It is an honor and pleasure to share our commitments with you.

        In Strength,
        Team BioTrust

    41. I just purchased Lepiti Burn. But my question is it okey for my 16 year old daughter to take this product, if she follows the good eating habits in your eating plan . Thank you i can not wait to get started …thank you

      • Hello Olga,

        Thank you for your message and for checking into our fat burning hormone supplement, LeptiBurn for your family and you.

        Children under the age of 18 should acquire their parents’ and physician’s approval prior to taking this product.

        LeptiBurn should be used by those who are following a nutrition program geared toward fat loss. We have an excellent instant downloadable ebook that is available after purchasing LeptiBurn, “The 7 Day Rapid Fat Loss Diet.”

        The Seven Day Diet cycles different approaches to eating, like fasting, cheat-days, alter carbohydrate intake and frequency of meals.

        BioTrust’s food recommendations are based on the same principle of using one-ingredient, clean, unprocessed foods.

        Best Regards,
        Team BioTrust

    42. Im on a thyroid medicine called Armour. Can i still take Biotrust?

      • Hi Linda,

        Thanks so much for reaching out to us and offering us the opportunity to assist you. If you have any concerns about taking BioTrust supplements concurrently with your medications, we urge you to consult with your pharmacist or physician. With our one-year money back guarantee, you can even take a bottle of our 100% all-natural supplements to your health care provider and show him/her directly.

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    43. I just received your product. How do I get started? I purched Bio Trust LeptiBurn help me get Started.

      • Hi Jarohna,

        LeptiBurn is simple to take. You’re going to take two capsules first thing in the morning, waiting at least 30 minutes to eat. You’re going to take a second dose either before lunch or in the early afternoon, again waiting at least 30 minutes to eat.

        Just make sure that you’re following a solid nutrition plan, like The Fat-Burning Hormone or The One Day Diet, both of which you received with your orders. If you have any additional questions about that, please follow up with us here, and we’ll coach you through the process.

        You’re ready to go and burn off that belly fat!

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    44. Hello there,
      A friend of mine introduced me to this site. Similar to Maggie, I had some trouble with my stomach. I have diarrhoea often and stomachache. I eat cereal in the morning. For the rest of the day, I eat a combination of meat, fruit and veggies. I don’t know why I had this kind of sickness. So I’m thinking of getting Pro-x10 and maybe AbsorbMax to rescue my gut. As the time my friend told me about these product it were $39.95 ea which is quite reasonable. I was in a poor financial state so I couldn’t afford them. Now I got a good job but another problem arises. They are now $59.95 and $49.95 respectively. I’m like WTH? God didn’t love me anymore, did he? What happened to the old prices? Also, I’m not living in the US so the prices will be higher with postage cost. I don’t know what to do right now. I’m very picky but this time you guys seem to have a great range of good products but this is hard to afford. Why does it cost so much to be healthy? I hope you’d consider the prices again so anyone like me can enjoy a better and healthy life. Thank you.

      Kind regards,

      • Hi John,

        Thanks so much for your post and your interest in BioTrust supplements. You mentioned that you struggle with diarrhea, as well as a stomach ache. The combination of AbsorbMax and Pro-X10 may very well be the savior to your problem. Knowing that you may be on a tight budget, let’s take a look at each a little more in depth to see how they can help.

        AbsorbMax is going to help more on the acute end of things. That is, enzymes work to properly digest the food you eat and unlock all of the valuable nutrients for your body’s use and absorption. If you notice that any specific foods cause these problems, then an enzyme deficiency can certainly be a culprit.

        One of the many great things about AbsorbMax is that it is provides COMPLETE array of digestive enzymes. You don’t have to worry about food intolerance testing. You can rest knowing that you have a comprehensive attack to properly digest all foods, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. What’s more, eating healthy IS expensive. Don’t you want to use all of those precious nutrients for which you’re paying? AbsorbMax can help unlock all of those critical vitamins and nutrients that are necessary for even the most basic cell processes.

        Simply put, Pro-X10 is a supplement that EVERYONE should be taking. We now know that taking a probiotic daily is more important for overall health than supplementing with a daily multi-vitamin. Your overall and digestive health and your immune system depend on a proper ratio of good to bad bacteria in your gut flora.

        Over 170 disease states have been identified with a poor ratio of bacteria in the gut flora. 170! What’s more, specific bacterial strains like S. boulardii have been shown in research to have potent and QUICK diarrhea-fighting properties. Pro-X10 is more of a chronic approach to improving your digestive and overall health. You have to rebuild the population of the city (i.e., your gut), per se.

        Remember, John, you get a great deal when you Buy 2, and Get 1 Free. These supplements have helped so many folks that we can barely keep them in stock. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, and we will continue to work to make the best, most effective products available.

        My best,

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    45. Please,Please have more questions and replays. I don’t feel so alone in my quest to lose 25 pounds. Have been on the program for 2 weeks and have lose 10 pounds. I would like to know what people do with certain problems. Thank you Flo

      • Hello Florence,

        We are encouraging everyone to share their results and experiences through our Facebook page as well as here on our blog.

        You are definitely not alone in your weight loss journey. We have a stellar customer support team that is always available to help with any of your BioTrust or general health questions. Also, we are here to help on our blog page, and we greatly appreciate your feedback.

        That is awesome that you lost 10lbs in two weeks! Results like that are great to hear about. Which diet plan are you following? With which of BioTrust products?

        Thank you for sharing with us.

        Best Regards
        Team BioTrust

    46. I was on Herbalife and lost about a stone in 3 months. Which I felt great about. Unfortunately I can no longer afford the products.Your products are even more expensive than helbalife. So I can’t afford any of them.At the moment I hardly eat anyway. I suffer from Fibromyalgia, massive stomach spasms I am double inncontinent and wear incontinense pads. I have pain all over and have mobility problems. While on Herbalife I felt a lot better. At the moment I eat wholegrain porride for breakfast and just eat fruit for the rest of the day. I am a vegetarian

      • Hi Maggie,

        Congratulations on your recent weight loss! For those of you readers unfamiliar with the “stone” unit of measure, it’s equivalent to 14 pounds or 6.35 kilos. Great job, Maggie!

        Without knowing much more about your health history and nutritional practices, I’d surmise that you’re battling some serious chronic inflammation. From the limited information that I do have, I do see some gaping holes that are likely contributing to your sufferings.

        First of all, you mention that you’re a vegetarian and you make no mention of ANY protein sources in your diet. Protein provides the building blocks (i.e., amino acids) for your skeletal muscle. What’s more, studies have implicated serious amino acid/protein deficiencies in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I would unequivocally recommend that you increase your protein intake and invest in a high-quality protein supplement (not soy).

        While some fruit intake is good — fruit provides fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals — there can certainly be too much of a good thing. Two servings a day of fruit is probably fine for most folks. Fruit contains a sugar called fructose, which can cause insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. My suggestion is to limit your fruit intake to 1 – 2 servings daily.

        You mention absolutely no vegetable intake. You should dramatically increase your fibrous vegetable intake. This will naturally increase your overall vitamin and mineral status and will also serve to alkalize your likely highly acidic blood.

        You may have a sensitivity to gluten, so it may be a wise step to eliminate grains like porridge as it may be contributing to the problem. Food allergens in general (i.e., wheat, corn, soy) may be contributing to this problem more than you know.

        You should also invest in a high-quality omega-3 fish oil supplement. These essential fatty acids are necessary to combat the inflammation in your body.

        I would also highly recommend that you consider a probiotic supplement like Pro-X10. 80% of your immune system resides in your gut, and an optimally functioning immune system depends on the proper amount of good bacteria in your gut flora. Chronic fatigue syndrome and over 170 other diseases have been linked to inadequate good bacteria (i.e., probiotics) in your gut. Get your gut in balance and your health will improve markedly.

        Thank you so much for reaching out and allowing us the opportunity to help you, Maggie. Our goal is to help you achieve yours!

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    47. Hi I would like to burn belly fat, which products do I need to purchase?

      Thank you

      • Hi Mike,

        Burning belly fat starts with a solid nutrition plan and exercise program. You should consider starting with BioTrust Low Carb. Low Carb is a 100% all-natural, true time-released protein supplement.

        Adding Low Carb to your nutrition plan will help you in your fat loss efforts in multiple ways. A high-protein diet has been shown to result in a better weight loss profile than a standard high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet. Increasing your protein intake will result in greater satiety (i.e., appetite control), and it will naturally increase your metabolism. What’s more, consuming adequate protein is critical to support your calorie-burning lean muscle mass. High-protein foods increase your fat-burning hormones, and you would be hard-pressed to find a higher quality protein source than Low Carb.

        We also suggest that you look into our fat loss all-star LeptiBurn. LeptiBurn is designed to attack fat loss at its very core. Leptin, known as the metabolic master switch, literally controls every piece of the fat loss puzzle. Just 72 hours into a reduced-calorie diet, leptin levels plummet, which means so, too, does thyroid hormone and sympathetic nervous system activity.

        On top of that, most overweight folks are already leptin resistant when starting a diet. Reduced leptin levels and poor leptin sensitivity are the perfect recipe for stalled fat loss and weight loss plateaus. LeptiBurn addresses both of these critical angles to ensure smooth and rapid fat loss.

        One other supplement that you may consider is IC-5. If the thought of simply looking at carbohydrates adds belly fat, then this supplement can help you immediately. It is designed to increase insulin sensitivity and improve your blood sugar management. Insulin is another hormone that can literally stunt your fat loss.

        Insulin resistance is another problem that most overweight people encounter. When your body is resistant to insulin, you essentially shut down your fat-burning enzymes and hormones. As a matter of fact, you might as well be considered a chronic carbohydrate burner, as your body rarely will tap into its fat-burning abilities.

        Feel free to share some more with us, Mike, and we’ll happily assist you in your fat loss goals.

        Tim Skwiat
        BT Head Trainer

    48. about choice #2… does cottage cheese refer to non-fat cottage cheese? Also, doesn’t dairy cause you to hold water? Please clarify!
      Thank you

      • Hello Jabeen,

        Thank you for your message and for reading the blog. Generally speaking, we would recommend a low-fat cottage cheese. We do suggest opting for organic when possible, as this frequently means that the cows will have been pasture-raised and not exposed to dangerous antibiotics and growth hormones.

        There is no need to choose a fat-free cottage cheese. As a bed-time snack, the naturally-occurring fats will further slow down digestion, which is a good thing at night when you’re going into a fast. What’s more, some saturated fats are a necessary component of an overall healthy diet, as they enhance your immune system and are building blocks of nearly every cell in your body.

        Fat-free cottage cheese tends to be HIGHER in the sugar lactose. This is another reason to opt for a low-fat variation. Lactose is one of the most common food intolerances. As a matter of fact, we encourage you to check out BioTrust AbsorbMax, which is a comprehensive blend of digestive enzymes — including lactase, which is needed to break down lactose.

        AbsorbMax not only helps with food intolerances, it also ensures that you get all of the beneficial nutrition from the foods you eat. After all, eating healthy isn’t cheap; don’t you want to absorb all of those healthy nutrients into your body?

        Best Regards,
        Team BioTrust

    49. ok.. now I’m confused.. I thought that one of the five rules was no eating after dinner..

      • Hello Angela,

        Thank you for your message. Not eating late is a popular idea that pops up time to time but there is no magic behind it. It’s simply a way to help control an overall calorie intake.

        We want to point out that you should avoid carbs before bed in favor of slow-digesting proteins. They will provide your body with a steady flow of amino acids throughout the night to help you recover and maintain your calorie-burning lean muscle as you lose fat.

        Best Regards
        Team BioTrust

    50. I am using the 5 meal per day program from coach Josh. My last meal, which is usually an hour or two before bedtime, is Adams all natural peanut butter with either whole wheat toast or Wasa bread. Do you know if this would be good or bad for my last meal of the day. My goal is to burn belly far and build lean muscle. I am a 39 year old man who goes to the gym 5 days per week and walks about 3 hours per day as a letter carrier.

      • It would be best to avoid wheat all together. It also causes insulin spikes because it is converted to sugar in the body.

      • Hello Jamie,

        Thank you for your message, we are glad to share health with you through Coach Josh’s diet program.

        All-natural peanut butter and a whole wheat toast is a complete protein snack, but since your goal is to burn belly fat and build lean muscle, I feel this would be a better option earlier in the day.

        Generally speaking, our insulin sensitivity peaks after exercise. This means that our bodies are best able to use carbohydrates at that time. As the day progresses, our insulin sensitivity lessens, which means that a high-carb snack late at night may not be the best option for fat loss.

        Because of the higher carb content from the whole wheat bread and knowing that your goal is to shred fat, a low carb snack at night would be a better option. Having a BioTrust Low Carb Protein shake keeps your body fed throughout the night due to its true time released blend.

        As a matter of fact, research shows that casein — which you’ll find in BioTrust Low Carb — actually offers muscle recovery benefits while you sleep. You could mix up a BioTrust Low Carb shake with a little all-natural peanut butter and unsweetened almond butter. Alternatively, you could opt for cottage cheese mixed with your peanut butter.

        Best Regards,
        Team BioTrust

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