FAQs: GR2 Control
A. GNLDs scientifically-proven program helps you lose weight and inches while improving your overall health. GR2 Control empowers you to control your glycemic response and enables your body to burn fat for fuel, instead of storing it. You can lose weight without going hungry or feeling deprived. And, you can enjoy an abundance of different foods while on the program! You will lose weight while improving your chances for a new, healthier you, now and in the future.
A. The GR2 Control Weight Loss Program is designed to provide the average adult with stabilized blood glucose levels to maintain high energy levels
and avoid hyper- and hypoglycemia throughout the day. In fact, users report
that their energy levels have never been higher than while on GR2 Control!
Q. What if I become constipated while on the program?
A. Most people who experience constipation while on the GR2 Control program
either are not drinking enough water, and/or are not choosing enough fiber-rich
foods for mini-meals and from the ENJOY list.
A. Headaches are often a sign of low blood sugar. If you develop headaches within a few hours of any of your meals, your activity level may be too high for the amount of carbohydrates that you are taking in. Make sure that you are following the mini-meal suggestions closely. If headaches persist, consult your doctor.
Q. How long can I stay on the program?
A. You may use GR2 Control products for as long as you like! Once youve achieved your goal weight, you will go into a maintenance phase that you can follow indefinitely. See your Success Guide for a detailed description of how to use GR2 Control products as part of a lifelong weight maintenance plan.
Q. I want to know if lactose-intolerant people will be able to take the GR2 Control Meal Replacement Shake.
A. Absolutely! In fact, to minimize the adverse effect of lactose intolerance, GNLD product formulators employed a unique mix of protein sources for GR2 Control Meal Replacement Protein Shake. Some of these protein sources are from milk (caseinate), but contain only a small amount of lactose. Some of the protein is provided by soy, which contains no lactose. You and your customers will be happy to know that the amount of lactose in a serving of GR2 Control is well within a tolerable limit for nearly any lactose intolerant individual.
Q. Can I still drink Vitality Aloe Vera Plus while on the program?
A. Vitality Aloe Vera Plus is a perfect accompaniment to GR2 Control. Vitality Aloe Vera Plus is sweetened with fructose (only a few grams per serving!) so it has a very low glycemic response. However, wed like to point out that when on the GR2 Control Weight Loss Program, its important to only consume Vitality Aloe Vera Plus in the label-recommended amounts to insure optimum weight loss success.
Q. At what age can one use GR2 Control?
A. GR2 Control was formulated for use by healthy adults who are not under a doctors care, nor have prescribed dietary restrictions. Adults who are unsure if GR2 Control will work with a prescribed nutrition program should consult their doctor. Children should only use the GR2 Control Weight Loss Program under supervision of their pediatrician.
Q. Can the Meal Replacement Protein Shake be mixed and then frozen to take with me to use later? Will it still have the same nutrient value?
A. Freezing the Meal Replacement Protein Shake right after mixing will not affect nutrient delivery. However, the GR2 Control insulated lunch bag makes it easy to mix your shake anywhere, anytime. Just measure out a serving of Meal Replacement Protein Shake mix and place it in the screw-top container. Later, you can pour it in the plastic GNLD shaker, add water, shake, and voila! your shake is ready!
Q. Can pregnant women and women who are breast-feeding use the new GR2 Control Weight Loss Program?
A. Proper nutrition during pregnancy and while breast-feeding is extremely
critical to the overall long-term good health of both the mother and the
baby. That is why we always recommend that pregnant/nursing mothers consult
with their doctor and follow his/her nutritional advice.
Q. Will heating the Meal Replacement Protein Shake destroy any of its nutrients?
A. Heating the Meal Replacement Protein Shake will destroy some of the nutrients, especially vitamin C, if heated to a high temperature. However, if Meal Replacement Protein Shake is warmed up (after mixing in cold water) to a heat similar to that used with oatmeal, most of the nutrients will remain unchanged. But, keep in mind that this product was not formulated to be heated, therefore to optimize nutrient delivery, mix and use as directed.
Q. What is the difference between GR2 Control Meal Replacement Protein Shake and NouriShake?
A. There are several major differences between NouriShake and GR2 Control:
Q. Can I use Doctors Diet as a replacement for the GR2 Control Meal Replacement Protein Shake?
A. GR2 Control is one step further up the scientific ladder of understanding weight loss and weight control. Since Doctors Diet was formulated to be mixed with milk, the higher carbohydrate values cause you to lose the glycemic response advantage that GR2 Control Meal Replacement Protein Shake gives you. Doctors Diet also has almost twice the amount of calories per serving as GR2 Control Meal Replacement Shake.
Q. Ive never heard of Acesulfame-K, is it safe?
Absolutely! Acesulfame-K (Acesulfame-Potassium or Ace-K) is an inert,
non-nutritive sweetener which has garnered the acceptance of essentially
every major food safety institute and organization worldwide. It has undergone
more than two decades worth of safety testing and clinical trials in laboratories
around the world.
Q. What if I suffer from hypoglycemia - can I use the program?
A. Most individuals with hypoglycemia need a diet that helps maintain steady blood sugar levels, and GR2 Control is a perfect way of doing so. In fact, GR2 Control is specifically formulated to help you maintain a constant blood sugar level throughout the day. With GR2 Control, you will not experience the glycemic roller coaster that triggers hypoglycemia. If you are on medication for hypoglycemia, you should consult with your doctor before using the GR2 Control Weight Loss Program.
Q. What if I have Type I or Type II diabetes?
The GR2 Control Weight Loss Program was formulated using knowledge gained
from diabetic diets. For those who are non-insulin dependent (Type II
diabetes), GR2 Control is an excellent program to help keep blood sugar
Q. Can I use the program if I have thyroid problems?
A. Yes, you can! Although many people with hypo/hyperthyroid conditions do not need to lose weight, those who do can use GR2 Control and enjoy all the benefits our program has to offer.
Q. My doctor says I have heart disease. Can I still use the program?
A. Most adults who are diagnosed with cardiovascular disease can improve their health by using GR2 Control. Our weight loss program supports your efforts to decrease the risk factors that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease. GR2 Control Weight Loss Program not only helps you lose weight, it also offers an explosion of health benefits not found in any other weight loss program.
Q. Can I use the program if Im taking prescription medications?
A. In most cases, yes, you can. Millions of adults rely on some form of prescription medication daily for treatment of a variety of ailments. The vast majority of these require no special dietary restrictions. But there are a few medications that do require a very specific diet.
Q. Would it be advisable to add PhytoDefense to the GR2 Control program?
A. Absolutely! While we encourage optimum consumption of fruits and vegetables in our mini-meal and main meal choices, you may still fall short of the optimal 9 servings a day. To help insure you get the full benefits of a diet rich in phytonutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, supplement with PhytoDefense!
Q. What are vegetarian substitutes for meats, besides tofu?
tofu, vegetarians can make stews prepared with low glycemic index grains,
such as couscous, quinoa, bulgar, tabbouleh, barley, or wild rice. Legumes,
such as lentils, beans (pinto, red, black, kidney, white), peas (split,
black-eyed), and chickpeas not only have a low glycemic index, but also
add lots of protein to the diet. Tempeh and milk products are also excellent
sources of protein and calcium. Plus, ovo- vegetarians can consume eggs
as part of their meals.
Q. Some of us are losing weight very slowly, counter to the claims and testimonies. Would a loss of six pounds and 1-2 inches in 2 weeks be normal?
A. Actually thats very good! Keep in mind that weight loss rates will vary, as they are dependent on many different factors. For example, people who dont have as much weight to lose may take off the pounds slower than someone with more to lose may. And, some people may be sticking with the plan, while others might be altering it to suit their own preferences. Those that stick to the plan as outlined in the Success Guide will experience results faster than those who dont. However, we can assure you that someone who has lost 6 pounds in 2 weeks is definitely on the road to success!
Q. Is it true that the Enjoy/Avoid guide is only for dinner? Can any substitutions be made for the mini-meals, or will more suggestions be added later?
The Enjoy/Avoid booklet is designed to help the user in several ways.
Primarily, the booklet helps GR2 Control participants pick items for their
main meal. Additionally, the Enjoy/Avoid booklet provides guidelines for
meal choices when a GR2 Control shake is not available, like at a party
or when dining out. And lastly, the booklet helps the user to make wise
food choices when at the supermarket. By using the guide in these circumstances,
the participant can choose foods that are both nutritious and are part
of the program. Finally, the booklet gives food choices for those that
have met their weight loss goals and are now in a maintenance phase.
Q. Should breads be checked for sugar content? Is there an allowable range, since most have some sweetener in them? What about oils?
A. If a GR2 Control participant is choosing breads based on the Enjoy list, the minor differences in oils or sugars will not make a difference in the overall program. However, if a participant has narrowed the choices down to two different breads, then go with the one that has fewer sugars or more fiber.
Q. Are we to be watching the total grams of sugar in various products? Are sugar-free flavored yogurts allowed?
A. Yes, sugar-free flavored yogurts are allowed, and are listed in the Enjoy/Avoid booklet under the Enjoy, Dairy, Other heading. Keep in mind that if one is choosing food choices based on the Enjoy list, then minor variations between brands will not negatively impact the program. GR2 Control is not a low carbohydrate program, thus the participants need carbohydrates for energy.
Q. It would be helpful to have the serving sizes listed on the pages of the Enjoy/Avoid booklet.
Enjoy/Avoid booklet was designed to be a pocket guide that could be taken
anywhere, easily. Because we do not have enough room on the pages of the
Enjoy/Avoid booklet to list serving size, we have given some examples
of serving sizes in the Success Guide, both on pages 17-19 (mini-meals)
and on page 22 (serving sizes in general). Additionally, serving size
is normally listed on the label for foods like cheeses, nuts, and legumes.
For fruits and vegetables, cup to a cup is usually recommended. Fruits
like apples and pears that can be eaten whole would be counted as one
Q. When would one eat the sweets and treats listed in the Enjoy/Avoid booklet?
A. Sweets and treats would be best eaten after the main meal, as a dessert.
Q. What is the amino acid breakdown for GR2 Control Meal Replacement Protein Shake?
A. Each flavor of GR2 Meal Replacement Protein Shake has slightly different components. The different flavors vary slightly in their amino acid totals. The following list gives a range of amino acids across flavors.