The Doctors – How PINK Affects Your Health
Dr. Travis Stork and Dr. Lisa Masterson talked about how the color pink affects your health. Dr. Lisa said her favorite color is pink, so she is excited about this episode’s theme. They showed a video introduction about today’s first topic, The P.I.N.K. Method diet and exercise program.
The P.I.N.K. Method – Cynthia Pasquella
The P.I.N.K. Method was created by Cynthia Pasquella and is designed specifically for women. It is a combined diet and exercise program.
There are three workout phases in the P.I.N.K. Method, each with a different instructor. Videos showed women doing the workout at home, and they talked about their successes and how the program worked for them.
The P.I.N.K. Method also includes an online experience with recipes and progress trackers to keep users motivated and inspired.
“We’re all looking for that self-confidence, and that’s what the P.I.N.K. Method gives you,” Cynthia said. Several women showed their before and after pictures while talking about their weight loss using the program.
The P.I.N.K. Method – Inspiration
Dr. Travis Stork explained that an executive producer for The Doctors also has a publishing company, and Cynthia is one of his authors. She is a clinical nutritionist, and she explained that she “became passionate about helping women just be their best, healthiest self.”
She used the program on her clients over the years, and after seeing successes over time, she wanted to introduce a diet that works to a broader audience.
The P.I.N.K. Method – Definition
Besides being Dr. Lisa Masterson’s favorite color, P.I.N.K. is also an acronym. It stands for Power, Intensity, Nutrition, and Kardio with a K.
“Power is because of the powerful muscle toning moves that you do with the workout. I is because of the intensity. Even though it’s intense, don’t let that scare you because the workouts are totally doable,” Cynthia explained.
“Nutrition because truly at the core of any successful program is a diet that fuels your workouts,” Cynthia said. “Then finally, Kardio with a K, because I wanted to keep it fun and make it fun and enjoyable for women to burn calories and reveal those gorgeous curves they’ve been hiding.”
The P.I.N.K. Method – Trainers
Cynthia’s background is in nutrition, so she searched for fitness experts to help her build that part of the program. She said her trainers make the workouts fun and painless, while still pushing participants to achieve maximum results.
“It really is a complete program. It’s not just a diet,” Cynthia explained, saying that diet and exercise work together.
The P.I.N.K. Method – Reset Button
When it’s time to make a change, the P.I.N.K. Method is designed to be customized to the individual, as opposed to other “one size fits all” diets. Based on your current weight, height, and goal weight, a user would begin the program on the reset diet for a certain number of days before moving forward into the core of the program.
Cynthia Pasquella – Foods That Fuel You
Nutrition fuels your body for its exercise routines, so watching what you eat is important. The P.I.N.K. Method focuses on light proteins, vegetables, and slow foods to fuel workouts and keep energy up.
Slow foods have a low glycemic index, which helps you burn fat faster. Examples include apples, bananas, and berries. High glycemic foods include soda, white bread, and sugar.
The P.I.N.K. Method – Say No To Plateau
The program is designed to avoid the dreaded plateau phases in a diet program, where users stop seeing results after getting to a certain point. Cynthia said you can read success stories at pinkmethod.com.
The P.I.N.K. Method’s online component includes workout and diet trackers, tips and recipes, and live webcam chats. But it is also a community and social hub connecting users with one another.
“We know as physicians that support is one of the best ways to keep someone on a weight loss or fitness program,” Dr. Lisa said.