Tim Ferris refers to his ‘ultimate nutritional supplement’- ‘Athletic Greens‘ supplement several times throughout The 4-Hour Body. He cites 4 really good reasons why Athletic Greens should be an integral part of your 4-Hour Body challenge- Damage control for cheat days, increasing gastric emptying to improve your fat loss/ belly fat loss, using good gastric bacteria to promote fat loss, and utilising the ‘glucose switch’ to promote fat loss.
To save you some time and effort, he is a list of references where Tim Ferris discusses the Athletic Greens Supplement in The 4-Hour Body book-
P 114- ‘Damage Control’- preventing fat gain when you binge- ‘2 heaped tbsp Athletic Greens Supplement in water (86 kcal)’
P 116- ‘again under damage control- ‘2 heaped tbsp Athletic Greens Supplement in water (86 kcal)’
P p118- ‘My favorite greens supplement’, “Athletic Greens supplement (mentioned in the schedule) doesn’t contain caffeine but will also help… to ‘increase the speed of gastric emptying, or how quickly the food exits the stomach’.
p 123- ‘inside the micro biome: balancing bacteria for fat-loss’…Consider probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics are bacteria. Prebiotics are fermentable substrates that help bacteria grow and thrive…. In this category, I’ve experimented with organic inulin and fructo-oligosaccharides, commonly referred to as FOS. For a host of reasons, I prefer inulin, which I get through the Athletic Greens Supplement mentioned previously’.
p 124- ‘tools and tricks’ Athletic Greens Supplement- ‘This is my all-in-one greens insurance policy. It contains 76 ingredients, including inulin for improving bacterial balance’.
What is the Four Hour Body PAGG supplement? Tim Ferriss along with his fast weight loss diet and exercise regime, advocates using a combination of natural supplements for quick weight loss/ fast fat loss. PAGG fuels the quest for a fit and healthy body. I have to admit, it takes a bit or reading and re-reading to get your head around the various regimes he recommends, not to mention the complexity you add to your day sorting through the various bottles of supplements to get the right combination of supplements into you, prior to each meal. Integrating this into your day takes time and a little effort. If you want simplicity, I recommend you download the cheat sheet from my previous post which outlines what your daily if you are aiming to loose or ‘subtract’ fat. It contains the meal plan/diet, exercise and supplement regime all on one sheet.
Alpha- lipoic acid: 100–300 mg (Tim takes 300 mg with each meal, but some people experience acid reflux symptoms with even 100 mg- so cut back if you need to)
Green tea flavanols (decaffeinated with at least 325 mg EGCG):
325 mg Garlic extract: at least 200 mg (Tim routinely uses 650+ mg) He writes in his blog
‘Until further research concludes otherwise, I suggest using an
aged-garlic extract (AGE) with high allicin potential that includes all constituent parts, including S-Allyl cysteine. If AGE isn’t available, unaged garlic extract appears to work at slightly higher doses.’
Daily PAGG intake is timed before meals and bed, which produces a
schedule like this:
Prior to breakfast: AGG
Prior to lunch: AGG
Prior to dinner: AGG
Prior to bed: PAG (omit the green tea extract)
Getting the best Four Hour Body PAGG stack
Upon reading this, I headed to my local supplement store only to find there was a plethora of supplements to choose from. Even with the assistance of the resident naturopaths, the task of actually finding the right dose in each of the supplements was tricky enough. Even when you are taking these four times a day, it takes time to dispense your PAGG supplements. Then comes the task of swallowing the handfuls of pills. Tip– if you want to swallow a large amount of tablets in one go, raise your arm (like you did as a kid in class). This really seems to assist with opening up your oesophagus and getting the tablets down fast without getting stuck. Anyway, back to the handfuls of pills, I have found a great alternative!
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